Discipleship classes, programs, and events, are intended to be "stepping stones" for people on the journey toward life with Christ. The Bible studies, book studies, and other classes that we offer all collectively help us to “grow to become in every respect the mature body of Him who is the head, that is, Christ” (Ephesians 4:15).
Contact Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org or 796-3361 for more information.
If you are feeling nudged by God to start a new small group,
contact Lynn White at 796-3362 or email@example.com.
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SUNDAY AND MID-WEEK ▪ CLASSES (men and women)
Additional studies can be found under Opportunities for Men
Contemporary Christian Life Issues (CCLI)
Sunday mornings, 10:15–11:15am (new start time!)
Spring Session begins Sunday, April 18
Meets September - December / January - April
Chapel, also available virtually via a YouTube simulcast link (email Lori by 3pm on Thursday for the weekly link)
The Contemporary Christian Life Issues class explores current and relevant faith and justice issues affecting our community, nation, and world. The goal of each session is to “think Christianly” about each topic, so that we can live well in God’s world. Speakers are often experts in their field. Contact Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to receive the YouTube simulcast link.
April 18: Homelessness 101 presented by Daniel Unekis, Outreach Program Manager, Community Action House.
What does it mean to be homeless? How many people does it affect? Aren't there already solutions available? If you're asking any questions like these, come join Daniel Unekis from the Community Action House Outreach team as he examines homelessness in our local context including problems, solutions, and next steps.
April 25: Employed and Poor presented by Kristin Slater, Holland Sentinel, Community Columnist with a focus on ALICE issues. (ALICE - Asset Limited, Income Constrained and Employed. People who have jobs and go to work every day, but are still below the poverty line)
In this presentation we'll explore the challenges that people who are employed but making less than a living wage face when attempting to find housing. Stories shared will be of people looking to buy a home, people looking to rent apartments and others who double or triple up in an attempt to make ends meet.
May 2: Mental Health in 2021 – What’s the need and what can we do? presented by Ann Heerde, DSW, LMSW, Community Mental Health of Ottawa County Program Supervisor, Family Services.
Given the many stressors happening in our world, the number of individuals experiencing mental health concerns is rising. We will explore what is the impact of today’s stressors on mental health and focus on what each of us can do. There will also be information about various community resources, including the role of Community Mental Health of Ottawa County.
May 9: COVID-19 and Loneliness presented by Patti Mulder, LMSW, Behavioral Health Social Worker at Holland Hospital. The pandemic has impacted people’s mental health in many ways, particularly with isolation and feelings of loneliness. We will talk about some of the impacts COVID 19 has made on mental health, and discuss some ways to reach out to people who are struggling with loneliness and isolation and help them to feel connected.
May 16: Details to come soon.
May 23: Mental Health presented by Christy Buck, Executive Director of the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan, Founder of be nice.
At its most basic, be nice. is a four-step action plan to notice, invite, challenge and empower individuals to take action when they or someone they know may be experiencing a change in their mental health.Take it a step further, and be nice. becomes a program that uses the action plan as a basis for mental health and suicide prevention education in schools, workplaces, and faith congregations.
S.H.A.P.E. - Figuring Out Your Next Steps
Thursday nights, May 20 & 27, June 3 (3 sessions), 7-9pm
Facilitators: Dara Nykamp and Marylin Bright
Virtual group via Zoom
Are you at a place in your life when you are asking yourself "what's next?" in your career or life? Do you have talents and gifts that you have been struggling to use? The SHAPE class can help you find your next step. This three-session class will help you understand the way God has uniquely gifted you for work or ministry and to discover new ways God might be calling you to serve or lead. Advance registration needed - please email Lori at email@example.com to sign-up for this class.
Truth Seekers - Wednesday Night Bible Study Group
Wednesday nights, 6-7:30pm
Facilitator: Wayne Lazarock
Room 166 in the Adult Wing / off-site May - August
If you are looking for a verse-by-verse study of the Bible, this group is for you! Utilizing John MacArthur’s Gospel of Matthew study guide, you’ll be digging deep into God’s Word as you explore Jesus’ miraculous birth, His response to the test of His kingliness, His miracles, His teachings, and His public ministry. The focus of this study and discussion group is not simply growing in knowledge, but in seeking to live out God’s Word in your daily walk and sharing what those life experiences look like with others. This group meets year-round and is continuously open to new people joining in at any time. Contact Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.