It’s our pleasure to offer our Winter/Spring semester D-Groups starting Wednesdays in January 2013. Our D-Groups are designed to equip God’s Church to serve one another and the world. For information on each D-Group peruse the material provided. It’s our prayer that led by God; you will journey toward deeper understanding of God’s call for your life.
D-Groups are provided to study the Word with a specific topic in mind to further equip and cultivate a believer’s walk with Christ. D-Groups are groups that have a specific time period and seek to foster environments that cultivate discipleship, worship, and Biblical life skills for service. D-Groups are divided into three levels:
- Discover groups are designed to help anyone “discover” the foundational Biblical understandings of the Christian faith and life.
- Deepen groups are designed to give more in-depth study of the materials addressed in the Discover Group.
With a Biblical foundation in place, this series of classes is designed to further equip believers within a focused area of service.
- Deploy groups are opportunities for each of us serve God’s people through His equipping us to be His hands and feet.
For more information on any of our groups contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Discovering God’s Will
Wednesdays from 6:30–8:15pm (Deepen Level) • Facilitator: George Meisinger email@example.com
Every Christian at one time or another asks, “What is God’s will?” Sometimes the Bible states His will clearly: in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you (1 Thess. 5:18). What about those times, however, when His will is not so clear, for example, “Should I accept this job opportunity or that one?” “Who should I marry?” “Should we have another child?” “What university should I attend?” and so on! The Lord gives us several principles of divine guidance that enable us to discover and then walk in His will. This course will examine those principles giving us practical guidance in this important aspect of Christian living. Materials available in class.
Wednesdays from 6:30–8:15pm (Deepen Level) • Facilitator: Kim Crissman firstname.lastname@example.org
This study offers a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit’s direction in our lives. In the name of the Father, the Son, and…the Holy Spirit. We pray in the name of all three, but how often do we live with an awareness of only the first two? As Jesus ascended into heaven, He promised to send the Holy Spirit—the Helper—so that we could be true and living witnesses for Christ. Unfortunately, today’s church has admired the gift but neglected to open it. Thorough scriptural support and compelling narrative form the invitation to stop and remember the One we’ve forgotten, the Spirit of the living God. Materials available in the LRC.
Learn the Bible in 24 Hours (2nd Semester Study)
Wednesdays from 6:30–8:15pm (Deepen Level) • Facilitator: Duane Harder email@example.com
This series of 12 video lectures is a continuation of, and is based on, the first 12 lectures in the series (see description of the two-semester sequence). It helps the new believer AND the experienced Bible student grasp the entire Bible as an integrated message system. Since these 12 lectures depend substantially on material mastered in the 1st semester, potential students are urged to contact the instructors before enrolling in these 12 sessions. Each session consists of a lecture by internationally renowned Bible lecturer Dr. Chuck Missler, followed by discussions. Materials: Lecture notes (295 pages – at cost -included in the 1st semester study) plus handouts.
Financial Peace University
Wednesdays from 6:30–8:15pm (Deepen Level) • Facilitators: Mike and Amy Paquette firstname.lastname@example.org
We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! Materials available in class.
Finding your PLACE in Life and Ministry
God created each of us for a purpose. For we are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2:10). Part of his purpose for us is to edify the church and to serve in its ministries. …to prepare God’s people for the works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up (Ephesians 4:12). The PLACE process can help you discover how God has uniquely designed you, and it will help you realize His purpose for your life. You find your life as you give it away…but first you have to know what you have to give. Materials available in the LRC.
The Way of the Master
Wednesdays from 6:30–8:15pm (Deploy Level) • Facilitator: Chris Payton email@example.com
150,000 people die every 24 hours—most without the Savior. We are deeply concerned that so few Christians reach out to the lost. Statistics show that this is as low as 5%. One of the reasons for this is that many don’t feel equipped. The Way of the Master is a study that will help to inspire and equip Christians—to teach them how to share the gospel simply, effectively, and biblically…the way Jesus did. This course will give clear directions on how to present the Bible as the Word of God, that Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh, crucified for the sin of the world, and that He rose again on the third day. Materials available in the LRC.
When it comes to describing marriage, it seems like everyone has an opinion. Here at Hoffmantown we believe that God designed marriage as a lifelong commitment that offers one of life’s greatest opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. Our passion is to equip couples to live out God’s call through surrender to God’s Word, bringing honor to God through our marriages.
God’s Design For Families
Saturdays from 6:30–8:30pm (Depeen Level) • Facilitators: Chris and Jennifer Messina firstname.lastname@example.org or 896-1734
Family is essential in the life of any Christian. This marriage and family class will cover the topics listed below.
- The Authority of Scripture – life through obedience to the Truth.
- The Grace of Life – God’s purpose for marriage. Gaining a Biblical understanding of love, verbal and non-verbal forms of communication, etc.
- God’s Perspective on Parenting – How to raise children, discipline done right, and understanding that the most important aspect of Christian parenting is leading our children to come to the saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, then walking with Him.
- Financial Stewardship – God’s Word is full of teachings and principles concerning how we manage our money. This session covers stewardship, contentment, giving, debt, saving/investing, and what it means to achieve true financial freedom.
- Our Family for God’s Glory – will bring it all together. If all these things are not done for the glory of God than it is impossible to please Him, nor can we see the fruit the Lord intends the obedient Christian to experience in our families. God not only wants our families to be blessed, but also for us to be a blessing and witness to others.
Discovering who God intended us to be through building a meaningful relationship with Christ through His word is essential to any believer. Our men’s Bible studies are created to encourage fellowship, transformation, and authentic relationships founded on the word of God and shared through surrendered lives.
We have many opportunities for men to come together and learn God’s word, study life applicable topics grounded in the Bible, and to share with one another in genuine Biblical community. Please feel free to contact these leaders for more information on their groups.
Men’s Bible Study
Mondays from 7:00–8:00pm (Deepen Level) • Facilitator: Bobby Whittaker 220-9730
Men’s Bible Study
Tuesdays from 6:00–7:30am (Deepen Level) • Facilitator: Wayne Byrd email@example.com
Men’s Bible Study
Wednesdays from 6:30–8:00am (Deepen Level) • Facilitator: John Rupley firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesdays from 6:30–8:15pm (Deepen Level) • Facilitator: Wes Olson email@example.com
The name Operation Timothy comes from the relationship the Apostle Paul had with a young man named Timothy. It is more than a curriculum or set of lessons. There are 3 books in the Operation Timothy series. Each book builds concept upon concept, and will take the disciple deeper and deeper into the truths of Scripture. By leveraging the natural connections that form in the trenches of day-to-day life, a man can make this investment in other men, and all will be impacted for eternity.
Men’s Bible Study
Thursdays from 6:30–8:00am (Deepen Level) • Facilitator: Emray Goossen firstname.lastname@example.org
Men’s Bible Study
Fridays at 6:00am (every other Friday) (Deepen Level) • Facilitator: Gregory Elder email@example.com
Saturdays from 2:00pm (Deepen Level) • Facilitator: Gregory Elder firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturdays at 7:00am (2nd Saturday) (Deepen Level) • Facilitator: Brian Nelson email@example.com
Saturdays from 6:00–8:00am (Deepen Level) • Facilitator: Mike Unthank firstname.lastname@example.org
The holidays and New Year are rapidly approaching and all the busyness the season brings to us as women! Let me encourage you to take a moment to look over all the great Bible studies coming Winter/Spring 2013. Mark your calendars now and register in one of three easy ways!
- Email your study choice and time to email@example.com. Include your name, address, phone numbers and the names and ages of your children who will attend childcare. If you would like to be in a small group with a friend or a specific facilitator, please include her name. A confirmation will be sent to you.
- Phone the Women’s Ministry office at 858-8633 and provide the information above. We will call back and confirm your registration if you leave a message.
- Stop by the Women’s Ministry kiosk in the Fellowship Mall and complete a registration card in the weeks prior to the studies start dates on Sunday mornings. During the week, stop by the Women’s Ministry center.
Precept Matthew Part 2 – The Christ, the Son of the Living God
Tuesdays / January 8–February 26 / 9:30–11:30am (Deepen Level)
When Jesus came, did people receive Him as the promised Messiah? What did they say about His miracles and His teaching? What caused them to call for His crucifixion? He says He’s coming back. If He came today, would people recognize Him? As you study Precept Matthew Part 2, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the resurrection and its power in your life. Then take up the challenge to share the gospel with others. Materials needed: Precept Matthew Part 2 book, available in the LRC.
Jesus Is All We Need
Tuesdays / January 8–March 19 (No class 3/12) / 9:30–11:30am (Deepen Level)
As pressures mount in these last days, how then, as women should we live? This group will be studying vintage messages from the book of Colossians “for such a time as this.” Materials needed: Bible and a notebook.
Search for Significance
Tuesdays / January 8–April 2 (No class 3/12) / 9:30–11:30am (Deepen Level)
All of us have times when unpleasant life circumstances come along and knock the props out from under us, and we feel a sense of failure, rejection, guilt, shame, or all those emotions combined. Search for Significance is designed to help you change your THINKING about the circumstances you encounter. You will learn to base your self-worth on the love, acceptance and forgiveness of Jesus Christ and not on the world’s standards, such as the approval of others or the ability to succeed at certain tasks. Materials needed: Search for Significance book, available in the LRC.
Fingerprints of God
Wednesdays / January 9–February 20 / 6:30–8:00pm (Deepen Level)
Thursdays / January 10–February 21 / 9:30–11:30am (Deepen Level)
Jennifer Rothschild’s new interactive Bible study, Fingerprints of God: Recognizing God’s Touch on Your Life, helps women come to know the wonder of God’s tender touch on their lives. Women will discover that when they experience His touch, they will recognize six things: honor, shelter, redemption, intimacy, guidance and refinement. Materials needed: Fingerprints of God Member Book, available in the LRC.
The Law of Love: Lessons from the Pages of Deuteronomy
Wednesdays / February 27–April 17 (No Classes 3/13 or 4/10) / 6:30–8:00pm (Deepen Level)
Thursdays / February 28–April 18 (No classes 3/14 or 4/11) / 9:30–11:30am (Deepen Level)
“He brought us out…that He might bring us in…” Deuteronomy 6:23 Are you stuck? Wandering? Looking for your promised land? Asking, “What’s the point?” Join Beth Moore as she explores these questions in an overview of Deuteronomy. This is a DVD lecture series without homework. Each DVD is approximately 90 minutes in length. Materials needed: The Law of Love Listening Guide, available in the LRC.
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
Thursdays, 2nd and 4th / January 10–May 9 (No classes 3/14 or 4/11) / 9:30–11:30am
MOPS is a dynamic, inviting environment where women can come just as they are to build friendships, be encouraged by each other and gain practical parenting strategies. Moms get together to share food, laugh and hear inspiring speakers. In our MOPS group you experience authentic community, mothering support, personal growth and spiritual hope, all to help you be the best mom possible. To register you and your children, or for more information, contact Kristin Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the Care Groups are confidential groups and require your signature on a Statement of Understanding the first time you attend. Materials may be purchased in our bookstore, the Life Resource Center (LRC), unless otherwise noted. Some groups may have limited enrollment (restrictions on size of class) and pre-registration is highly recommended for all Care Groups. Some groups close to new participants after the second week of class. For more information or to pre-register for a Care Group, you may contact Kathy Tesch at 858-8650 or email@example.com.
Wednesdays from 6:15–8:15pm (Deepen Level) • Facilitators: Tim and Jennifer Hale, Russ and Mary Spicher, and Vicky Kohnke
This group offers spiritual solutions for struggles with PTSD, specific to combat, by creating an environment in which God can work in the wounded soul. This group study combines the latest insights in medicine and counseling with the timeless principles of God’s Word, and presents a step-by-step program that will help PTSD sufferers. Some of the issued addressed: understand your trauma – spiritually, psychologically and physiologically; experience the freeing influence of giving and receiving forgiveness; rebuild your identity based on what God says about you. Materials available in the LRC.
Spouses – God sees you, you are not alone. Receive the same insights as above, plus the shared experiences of other military spouses. Some of the issues addressed: understand what happened to your husband or wife – spiritually, psychologically and physiologically; learn how to deal positively with grief, loss and forgiveness issues associated with PTSD; understand and focus on your true identity in Christ. Materials available in the LRC.
Freedom from Addiction
Wednesdays from 6:15–8:15pm (Deepen Level) • Facilitators: Ruben and Louise Cisneros
It takes courage to face an addiction. However, no matter how bad things have become, God offers a way out. Freedom from Addiction is a biblical approach to discovering a whole new life – a life of joy, of peace, of wholeness, of sobriety, of self-control, of FREEDOM! It is not self-help or a rehabilitation program, but is a paradigm shift. It shifts the focus from oneself to God. Materials ($39) available in the LRC.
Wednesdays from 6:15–8:15pm (Deepen Level) • Facilitators: Ron Marler and Jeanne Wolfenbarger
Most people will say that separation and divorce are the most painful, stressful experiences they have ever faced. This can be a confusing time of isolation and painful, difficult questions about unknown challenges and experiences. Each weekly DivorceCare session covers a different topic that builds upon the prior week and has three distinct elements: a video seminar by Christian experts with personal stories, group discussion with focus, and a workbook-based personal Bible study and reflection to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.
Wednesdays from 6:15–8:15pm (Deepen Level) • Facilitators: Wayne Byrd, Linda Alexander, and Terry Koehler
It may seem impossible to feel optimistic about the future. If you have lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, it may seem that people do not understand the deep pain you feel. This can be a confusing time of isolation and painful, difficult questions about unknown challenges and experiences. Each weekly GriefShare session covers a different topic that builds upon the prior week and has three distinct elements: a video seminar by Christian experts with personal stories, group discussion with focus, and a workbook-based personal Bible study and reflection to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.
Boundaries / Searching for Significance
Wednesdays from 6:15–8:15pm (Deepen Level) • Facilitators: Roger and Kathy Tesch
Having clear boundaries is essential to following after God. All too often, however, Christians focus so much on being judged as loving and unselfish that they fail to follow God’s unique call upon their life. Living for the praise and approval of men, they forfeit God’s best. How do I answer someone who requests my time, love, energy, or money, when God has not led me to say “yes” to their request? Jesus said, “No man takes my life, I lay my life down freely”. Learn how to walk in the freedom of allowing God to determine how your life is spent (your life belongs to Him) rather than trying to please men (and so become their slave). Materials available in the LRC.
Care & Counsel for Combat Trauma (C3T)
Wednesdays from 6:15–8:15pm (Deploy Level) • Facilitator: Judy Young
The C3T Course is suitable for anyone with an interest in the effects of Combat Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). There are no special requirements or background needed to enroll in or benefit from this course. Anyone suffering with combat trauma, family members of sufferers, clinicians, or people with a heart to provide care will benefit from participating in this unique and powerful training program. Objectives: 1) The C3T course will give you a greater understanding of the complexities surrounding the post-combat experience of hundreds of thousands of active duty and veterans military members, 2) C3T will broaden professional and ministry-based skills, and 3) C3T will equip Christian pastors and lay ministers to reach out with sensitivity and relevance to military members, veterans, and families in their congregations and communities. Materials: depends upon your desired level of participation. A) Information only – bring paper for taking notes B) Certificate Training Program – order C3T Certification Workbook from Military Ministry at 1-800-444-6006 or http://resources.militaryministry.org/products/care-counsel-for-combat-trauma-certification-kit (allow delivery time) or C) 30 CE’s from American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) – order Stress & Trauma Care Workbook from AACC, must call 1-800-526-8673 to order workbook only (allow delivery time).
Cancer Support Group
Thursdays from 7:00–8:30pm (1st Thursday of each month) • Facilitators: Frank and Brooksene Thompson
This is a caring, sharing group who has walked with God through cancer. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfo rt, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4, NASB95). If your life has been touched at any time in any fashion by cancer, come be a part of this group as we encourage each other by using God’s Word.
Wednesdays from 6:25–8:00pm (doors open at 6:00pm) • Building E
It is our desire for each high school student to grow and discover what it means to have a passionate relationship with Jesus Christ. We offer relevant Biblical teaching, passionate worship music and an environment geared toward cultivating authentic relationships. If you want to be challenged while having the time of your life, then HSM is the place for you.
Sundays from 11:00am–12:15pm • Building E
We meet every Sunday and it’s designed to get you connected to a small group of students where you can go deeper into God’s Word together and find out what it means for your life. HSM is the place to meet new friends and leaders, in a venue where your voice can be heard.
For more information, call 858-8630, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Wednesdays from 6:25–8:00pm (doors open at 6:00pm) • Building D
Wednesday nights are designed to get you connected to a group of students where you can go deeper into God’s Word together and find out what it means for your day to day life. We are currently diving into ‘Answers In Genesis.’
Sundays from 11:00am–12:15pm • Building D
We meet every Sunday for a time of Scripture, small groups, and fellowship. We start off with a student-led time of praise and a brief large group teaching time. All students are then dismissed to small groups for discussion where connecting with each other is possible and application from the teaching time is made by 2 adult small group leaders and a college assistant.
For more information, call 858-8630, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Childcare: Birth – 2 yrs will be available in Rooms C130 and C132. There is no registration required.
AWANA: 2 yrs – 5th Grade
AWANA comes from the first letters of Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed, referring to 2 Timothy 2:15. AWANA is designed to help children memorize and apply the Bible to their life. Visit www.awana.org for a complete description. There is an annual cost per child for the year, but no child is turned away. (Cost does not include shirt, book, etc).
To enroll your child(ren) in AWANA or for more information, please call Kimberly at 858-8607 or email email@example.com.
Puggles: 2 yrs
Awana Puggles is an enriching program for your toddlers that presents basic Biblical concepts: We are a unique creation of God and God loves us very much, that are taught through teaching cards, activities, music and more.
Cubbies: 3 – 4 yrs
Fun, fun, and more fun! AWANA is fun with a purpose. That purpose is to reach and train kids for Jesus Christ. Games, puppets, crafts, awards and other activities transform our preschool program into a lively weekly experience where fun and learning go hand in hand.
Sparks: K – 2nd Grade
A New Adventure! Sparks Club combines learning with fun and creates an atmosphere of irresistible excitement for churched and un-churched kids alike. Club meetings are divided into three segments:
- Bible teaching, worship, award presentation and the gospel message
- Small group interaction and completion of Bible based lessons
- Age-appropriate games on the AWANA game circle.
Along the way, Sparky the friendly firefly and his three friends have many exciting adventures. Sparky encourages kids to learn verses and complete assignments.
Truth & Training: 3rd – 6th Grade
Truth & Training (T&T) reflects our passion to teach third through sixth grade kids the truth of God’s Word and to train them to follow Christ in their daily lives.
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
The Worship Ministry will be conducting choir practice and rehearsals during D-Groups. If you are interested, please contact Terry Adams at 858-8628 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
The Worship Ministry will be conducting orchestra practice during D-Groups. Orchestra rehearsals will be in the Worship Center on specified Wednesdays TBA at 6:30pm. If you are interested in auditioning or would simply like more information, please contact Terry Janow at 238-2966 or email@example.com.
- January 9 – Fellowship Meal/ AWANA / D-Groups Begin
- January 16 – Fellowship Meal/ AWANA / D-Groups
- January 23 – Fellowship Meal/ AWANA / D-Groups
- January 30 – Fellowship Meal/ AWANA / D-Groups
- February 6 – Fellowship Meal/ AWANA / D-Groups
- February 13 – Fellowship Meal/ AWANA / D-Groups
- February 20 – Fellowship Meal/ AWANA / D-Groups
- February 27 – Fellowship Meal/ AWANA / D-Groups
- March 6 – Fellowship Meal/ AWANA / D-Groups
- March 13 – No Fellowship Meal/ No AWANA / No D-Groups
- March 20 – Fellowship Meal/ AWANA / D-Groups
- March 27 – Fellowship Meal/ AWANA / D-Groups
- April 3 – Fellowship Meal/ AWANA / D-Groups
- April 10 - AWANA / No Fellowship Meal / No D-Groups
- April 17 – Fellowship Meal/ AWANA / D-Groups
- April 24 – Fellowship Meal/ AWANA / D-Groups
- May 1 – Fellowship Meal/ AWANA / D-Groups
- May 8 – Fellowship Meal/ AWANA / D-Groups End
- May 15 – AWANA Awards