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Opportunities for Spiritual Growth
by Tom Goodman
February 5, 2015

In addition to our Sunday morning program, have you checked out our opportunities for spiritual growth throughout the week?

INVITE: Bringing Friendship and Evangelism Together.  I teach this class from 5:30pm - 6:30pm starting this Sunday.  Every believer knows we are to share our faith, but how?  In this course you will learn an evangelism style that is natural to your personality and authentic with your important relationships.  This class meets for six weeks, it's free, and we meet in A166 in the Adult Wing.  Register here.

American Sign Language (ASL).  This class is intended to get you started with speaking in sign language.  The class will cover the basics of ASL including the manual alphabet, numbers, vocabulary, grammar, syntax, finger spelling, and Deaf culture.  The class has been meeting for a few weeks, but it's not too late to get on board.  They meet on Sunday nights from 5:30pm - 6:30pm in A160 in the Adult Wing.

Kids Music Theater (KMT).  For Grades 1-6.  A great way to develop confidence and build music skills.  Kids will participate in weekly rehearsals and will perform at various times during the semester.  They've been meeting for a month, and their performance is in another six weeks, but bring your kids, and we'll find a place for them!  KMT meets Sunday nights from 5:30pm - 6:30pm in Room C136/139 in the Children's Wing.

Preschool Praise Club.  For children 4 years old through kindergarten.  A great introduction to basic music and performance skills.  These kids will participate in weekly rehearsals and perform at various times during the semester.  Must have been 4 years old by 09/01/2014.  They meet Sunday nights from 5:30pm - 6:30pm in Room C130 in the Children's Wing.

Student Choir.  For Grades 7-12.  You've been hearing about this newest ministry!  Middle- and high-school students can continue building and practicing their musical skills by participating in weekly rehearsals and performing at various times during the semester.  They're planning a trip to Orlando in the summer, so get on board now!  They meet with Michael Slaughter on Sunday nights at 4:44pm in the Choir Room (behind the auditorium stage).

PraiseHill.  Looking for a traditional Sunday night gathering?  This lay-led service includes traditional hymn singing, special music, guest musicians and strong Biblical teaching in a powerful Christian fellowship.  If you miss the feel of "Sunday night church" you will be excited about being a part of PraiseHill!  Everyone is invited.  The group meets Sunday nights from 5:30pm - 6:30pm in Room A161 in the Adult Wing.

English as a Second Language (ESL).  Learn English, or help others learn English.  Conversational English classes for adults.  All languages welcome.  The class is already underway, but come and join us!  We meet on Wednesdays from 6:00pm - 7:00pm in Room E241 in the Education Wing (the 3-story building).

Finding Your P.L.A.C.E. in God's Service.  Build a personal profile using your unique mix of passion, leadership gifts, abilities, character traits, and experience.  God loves variety!  Discover how God created you to serve him.  Herb Ingram will teach this for two Sunday mornings during the small-group hour from 11:15am - 12:15pm.  We'll meet on March 1 and 8 in Room A161 in the Adult Wing.  Register here.

History of Christianity.  A basic introduction to the pivotal people, events, and issues in the Christian story.  It is a journey filled with continual surprises, dismal defeats, and stunning victories.  The video-based course is led by Jim Steed.  We'll meet on Sunday nights from 5:30pm - 6:30pm in Room E141 in the Education Wing (the 3-story building).  This 7-week study doesn't begin until March 22, but go ahead and register here.

The Anchor Course: Exploring Christianity Together.  I lead this study designed for those wanting to explore the Christian faith and for those trying to explain it to others.  Using the Apostles Creed as an outline, The Anchor Course seeks to explain what Christians believe in language that every person can understand and relate to.  We'll meet on Wednesdays from 6:15pm – 8:00pm in Room A166 in the Adult Wing.  This 9-week class doesn't begin until April 8, but go ahead and register here.  To learn more about the Anchor Course, click here.

There's one more course that's been available at our church, but it's almost over so be looking for future Bible studies for ladies.  I'm grateful to Sharron Ingram for leading Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted on Friday mornings!

When Herb Ingram retired as our Education Minister, I took over most of his duties of directing the adult small-group ministry on Sunday mornings, the outreach efforts, and the discipleship classes (the H.I.L.L.).  This would be impossible without the help of my assistant, Lisa, and the willing volunteers who run these classes.  Thanks so much!