These small groups gather together during the week in order to deepen their relationship with Jesus through the study of God's Word, strengthen their relationships with one another, pray for one another, encourage one another, serve one another, and give lots of love and understanding to one another.
1.The Case for Christ Small Group Study
4 week event, starting after Easter
Location: Kranz Home
Wednesdays @ 6:30pm: April 26th, May 3rd, May 10th, May 17th
The Case for Christ is a book turned movie based on the true story of an award-winning journalist who, working to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife, begins chasing down the biggest story of all time - with unexpected, life-altering results.
Coming to theaters nationwide on April 7th (Palm Sunday weekend), this moving story is for everyone who has ever pondered the identity of Jesus and what role He could play in their life.
Many Christians know what they believe, but lack an understanding of why it is true. This film and small group study will give a better understanding of how to "give an answer" for the hope you have in Christ and increase your grasp on understanding what you believe.
Interested in attending? Simply make sure to see the movie, "A CASE FOR CHRIST" IN A MOVIE THEATER NEAR YOU any time between it's launch date of April 7th and April 26th when the first small group study starts. *Please review your local listings to see what showtimes are available at a theater near you.*
Cost of study guide will is $5.00. Light refreshments will be provided.
2. The next Women's Life Group begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday April 18, 2017 at the home of Barbette Lowndes. The women will be using the book "Pew Sisters" by Katie Schuermann.
This Bible study for women reveals what God has done in the lives of real women in the church today. From alcoholism to postpartum depression to cancer, twelve different women share the story of God's faithfulness in their lives. Each session begins with a scripture reading followed by a narrative of an individual woman's real-life story.
Study questions help the group apply the reading and narrative to our own lives in Christ. A meditative hymn stanza and collect complete each session. The book "Pew Sisters" is available from Concordia Publishing and Amazon.
3. Starting April 20, 2017 as a follow-up to our Spiritual Renewal, this initial 4 session Life Group, Christianity, Spirituality, Theology, Sin and Grace, will review the differences within Christianity and among religious belief systems common in our community.
We will look at cults and world religions to see how they differ from our Biblical Lutheran beliefs. With many Scriptural examples, we will extend our discussions into a greater depth of understanding of our Lutheran faith, including how it may be challenged by common beliefs such as New Ageism. We will examine sinful beliefs and recognize how God provides us with the Grace we need so that we can resist the temptations that can challenge our beliefs.
Please consider joining our discussion in this Life Group. We will meet at the Ybarra home, Please bring a Bible.