Classes, programs,

and events

Discipleship classes, programs and events are intended to be stepping stones for people on the journey toward or in the with-God life.  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).

 

For more information, contact Lori at lorib@christmemorial.org or 616.796.3361.

 

 

Thursday Men’s Bible Study (ThuMBS)

 

Thursday mornings (7:07 – 8:17 AM)

Meets year-round

Facilitator: Stephen McCarthy

This group is currently meeting each week. For outdoor meeting location or online Zoom meeting code - contact Stephen at SEMcarthy@aol.com.

 

This men’s group meets weekly for fellowship, study, discussion and prayer beginning at 7:07 a.m. on Thursdays either in person at an outdoor location or online via Zoom.  We are committed to offering a genuine, transparent experience for men.  Men of all ages are always welcome to join us!   We are studying Hebrews using the NavPress Life Change Series.  A limited number of study guides are available. For further information, including meeting location or Zoom code, or to receive our Covenant and/or a Study Guide, contact Stephen at SEMcarthy@aol.com.

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Contemporary Christian Life Issues (CCLI)

​​Sunday mornings (10:00 – 10:55 AM)

This class is in recess until September.

 

Join us in September as together we explore 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. Questions: Contact Lori at lorib@christmemorial.org.​

Good News - The Book of Acts

Sunday mornings (10:00 - 10:55 AM)

Facilitator: Dara Nykamp

This study is currently not meeting.

This drop-in study group is focusing on reading and discussing the book of Acts, looking at the way God shaped and formed the early church. As we approach each chapter, the discussion centers around the core question: “How is this good news for the world today?” Feel free to attend when you can any Sunday morning - joining this chapter by chapter study of Acts in with others.

 

Belonging

Sunday, September 27 (10:00 - 10:55 AM) (1 session)

Hosted by Lynn White & other Christ Memorial Staff

Room 169

Belonging: Ever find yourself in a crowd of people you don’t know, in a new place you’re unfamiliar with, and wonder if you belong? At Belonging we serve a light breakfast, gather around a table, let you know a little more about us, and invite you to share how you found yourself here. You’ll meet other folks, some of the staff, and have time to ask questions. If we succeed, you’ll leave feeling a little bit more like you belong. Congratulations! You’ve taken the first step. (Part of the series: Belonging, Believing, Becoming; S.H.A.P.E.)  Sign up by contacting Lynn White at lynnw@christmemorial.org or 616-796-3362. 

Believing

Wednesday, October 7 (6:00 - 7:30 PM) (1 session)

Hosted by Lynn White & other Christ Memorial Staff

Room 169

 

Believing: This gathering is designed to help you understand the core set of beliefs here at Christ Memorial as well as share with you the standards of the Reformed Church in America. While we do not have to agree on everything as a group, we want you to know where we stand on humanity, sin, God, Jesus, and salvation. Don’t worry, we will have plenty of time here to ask questions as well. Step two is behind you.  (Part of the series: Belonging, Believing, Becoming; S.H.A.P.E.)  Sign up by contacting Lynn White at lynnw@christmemorial.org or 616-796-3362. 

 

Becoming

Wednesday, October 14 (6:00 - 7:30 PM) (1 session)

Hosted by Lynn White & other Christ Memorial Staff

Room 169

 

Becoming: A seed that becomes a plant draws nutrients from the soil, air, and water. So too our process of becoming involves the people and environment around us. This gathering is the final step in becoming a member of Christ Memorial Church. We tell our stories of God at work in our lives, are introduced to ministries and tools for us to discover and utilize our gifts, and make a commitment to love, encourage, and support one another. And if you want them, we will give you offering envelopes. (Part of the series: Belonging, Believing, Becoming; S.H.A.P.E.)  Sign up by contacting Lynn White at lynnw@christmemorial.org or 616-796-3362.

 

S.H.A.P.E.

Sunday mornings (10:00 - 10:55 AM) (3 sessions)

Meets October 18 and 25, and November 1 (3 sessions)

Facilitators: Marylin Bright & Dara Nykamp

 

Have you ever wondered, “Who am I?” Or have you ever thought, “What is my purpose in life?”  Here's the great news: The mystery is over. The S.H.A.P.E. class is filled with tools that will help you discover answers to those questions.  Contact Lori at lorib@christmemorial.org to register for this class.

The Colossian Way - Christian Practices for Polarized Times:

Women & Men in God's Image

Monday evenings (7:00 - 8:30 PM)

Facilitators: Elissa Lappenga, Ron Wolthuis & Jen Prince

This study is currently not meeting.

 

The Colossian Way is a small-group experience built on hope. Our hope is in Jesus Christ who holds all things together (Colossians 1:17).  And our hope is that as His people we actually can learn to behave like Him even while engaging and discussing together “hot topic” issues. We do this in the hope that, when done in faithful ways, we will witness the body of Christ built up. This experience is not intended to “solve” a specific issue once and for all, but rather to build a capacity for working on important questions in a way that reflects faithful obedience to Christ. This is a ten-week commitment to a group of about 10 - 12 people eager to learn and grow together guided by God’s Word and God’s Spirit. We have trained leaders, excellent materials, and engaging videos.

 

Have you ever found yourself wondering if or how the church should address the issue of pornography? What might be the best way for the church to begin to address the topic of spousal abuse? Do you ever wonder why some congregations refuse to allow women to serve as elders, deacons, or pastors? Have you ever found yourself wondering why the church is not more involved in issues relating to human trafficking? Christ Memorial again has the unique opportunity to host a pilot class of The Colossian Way. In the class Women and Men in God's Image participants will tackle some of our most challenging issues surrounding men and women through grace filled listening and dialogue. In a culture of deepening division, come be a part of God’s movement toward unity amidst uniqueness. 

Your Money Made Simple

Wednesday evenings (6:00 - 7:30 PM)

Facilitators: Kevin Klok

This study is currently not meeting.

 

More than a class on how to budget or get out of debt, Your Money Made Simple explores and de-mystifies the confusing and often daunting task of managing the resources God has given us. After learning key Biblical financial concepts, participants will have the opportunity to go deeper in specific areas of financial and resource management as needed.

Apprentice for Men

​Wednesday evenings (6:00 - 7:30 PM)

Facilitators: Roger Perkins & Leon Meiste

This study is currently not meeting.

 

The Apprentice series provides a structure for integrating the core teachings of Jesus into daily life to such a degree as to mature men into fully devoted Christ-led servant learners. This series is designed for men who desire character growth.

Small Group Bible Study

​​Wednesday evenings (6:00 - 7:30 PM)

Meets year round

Facilitator: Wayne Lazarock

This study is currently not meeting.

If you are looking for a verse by verse by verse study of the Bible this small group is for you!  The group is currently studying Matthew using John MacArthur’s study guide on this gospel. In this study of Matthew, you’ll be digging deep into  God’s Word as you explore Jesus’ miraculous birth, His response to the test of His kingliness, His inauguration, His miracles, His teachings, and His public ministry. The focus of this study and discussion group is not simply on 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 in the group.  This group meets year-round and is continuously open to new people joining in.

 

MacArthur Bible Studies provide intriguing examinations of the whole of Scripture. Each guide incorporates extensive commentary, detailed observations on overriding themes, and probing questions to help you study the Bible.

Boundaries

Wednesday evenings (6:00 - 7:30 PM)

Facilitator: Rick Dernberger

This study is currently not meeting.

 

Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle.  Furthermore, good relationships depend on maintaining effective personal boundaries. But, many people don’t know where to start. Based on the bestselling book, Boundaries and drawing on principles from the Bible, this DVD-based study can help make a life-changing difference. As a participant, you’ll learn how to live your life more fully, display truth, and love more freely.

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