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"Be transformed by the renewing of your mind”.
Romans 12:2
 
Following Jesus is a lifelong journey.  We provide intentional pathways to help you on your path to growing spiritually:  Core Courses as well as other helpful courses, conferences and events.


Maybe this is the time for YOU to take a step onto the path!  Pathways Courses are offered on Sunday mornings, mid-week and Friday evenings. 

 

WEEKDAYS

The Circle Maker:  You CAN Learn to Pray

Mondays at 9:30am with Wendy Smyth starting January 29th.  Come join us as we journey together learning to pray more boldly and confidently in anticipation of the miracles God has for us! We'll learn how to pray in a new way by drawing prayer circles around our dreams, our loved ones, and most importantly, the promises of God.  Register here.

EVENINGS

Divorce Recovery and Care

Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm in the Chapel (Room 201) with Anne Olmstead and Carol Loughran starting February 21st.  Join us for an open, caring, Christ-focused course for divorced or divorcing adults.  Don't go through divorce alone!  Experience God’s love in community and be on your way to recovery.  Open rolling enrollment; come when you can.  More information at DivorceCare.org.  Register here.

Coffee with Matt and Joe:  An Apprenticeship with Jesus, Part II

Thursday evenings at 7:00pm in the Conference Room (Room 200H) with Becky Brown.  Coffee with Matt and Joe has been described by those who have taken it as an apprenticeship with Jesus.  It is a study of the teaching passages of Jesus in Matthew's Gospel as experienced by two men named Matt and Joe.  Be warned though, if you take this Pathways course, Jesus will mess with your life.  Register here.

$35 materials cost; financial assistance available.

Messy Grace:  How a Pastor with Gay Parents Learned to Love Others without Sacrificing Conviction

Thursdays at 7:00pm with Todd Foster and Pastor Austin Bailey starting February 1st.  In our culture there are just some topics you cannot discuss in certain circles.  Even in the church we get uneasy talking about certain topics, mainly money and sexually.  Truthfully though, if Jesus talked about them, well, then we have to as well.  Join us for a 5 week series following Caleb Kaltenbach's journey in Messy Grace.  The video series will follow Caleb's book and four individuals as they journey navigating God's word and their sexual orientations.  Course strictly limited to an enrollment of 16.  Get ready:  this is about to get messy!  Register here.

Goliath Must Fall:  Defeat the Giants in Your Life!

For women.  Wednesdays at 6:30pm with Missy Bauman, Kathy Kim and Darcy Johnson starting February 21st (Room 200H).  Louie Giglio puts a new and empowering twist on the classic story of David versus Goliath to show how Jesus has defeated "giants" in your life such as fear, anger, and addiction that seek to hold you captive.  The key to defeating these giants is to focus on the size of our God, not the height of your foes.  As these giants go down, you gain the freedom to walk confidently in the reality of Christ's victory over the enemies that seek to rob you of God's best for your life.  For all ages women of the church and community; coinciding with Club 56/Middle School youth group.  Book and study guide are included for the first 15 people to sign up.  Register here.

SUNDAYS

The Great Commission Begins:  The Bible's "Book of Acts"

Sundays at 8:30am with Bennett Kleinberg starting January 28th.  We will open our Bibles together and experience the birth of the Church.  We will see believers empowered by the Holy Spirit witnessing to the good news of Jesus Christ, among Jews and for the first time to Gentiles.  This exciting story includes the coming of the Holy Spirit, great speeches, Paul's transformation, persecution, a riot, shipwrecks, harrowing escapes, and journey narratives.  Whether you are a new believer, or a lifelong follower of Jesus, you will grow through our discussion. Register here.

Whatever Happened to the Good News?:  Vanishing Grace

Sundays at 8:30am with Rachel Hahn and Brian Wylie starting January 28th.  Come learn with us how to share the Good News with a culture that thinks it has no need for the Christian message. This 10-week study based on Vanishing Grace by Philip Yancey will discuss the desperate need our world has for grace, and how Christians can truly make the gospel good news again.  Register here.

#Marriage4Real:  Face to Face with Trinity Couples

Sundays at 8:30am with hosts Jon & Tina Irish  and Tim & Laurie DeValve and their guest speakers, starting January 28th.  Six weeks of live couples teaching and talking about real life marriage and how God wants to be involved.  Topics including...Grace, Intimacy, Trust, Conflict, and Family.  Register here.

Every Good Endeavor:  The Integration of Faith and Work

Sundays at 10:00am with Paul Shekleton starting January 21st.  What are the connections between what we believe and how we do our workaday jobs?  Is Christ's call only for pastors and missionaries, or are ordinary Christians called, too?  Participants will read a chapter of Tim Keller's book each week and bring their own work experience to the class discussion.  Expect to see changes in the way you approach your job as a result of this course.  Register here.

Some Pathways Courses are organized around a common interest or affinity or are for men or women exclusively. The topics are chosen by the class leaders and those who attend.  Please feel free to try out a class.  Contact Barbara Ettinger or the class leaders to learn more.  When a class meets throughout the year you are invited and encouraged to attend at any time. 

Biblical Encouragement for Women

We can all use an encouraging word!  Gather with other women to read the Bible together, enjoy good conversation and learn what God has to say about the ways he encourages us in our day-to-day lives.  All are welcome.  Facilitators are Tammy Bourque and Liesl Wylie.  Join us on Sunday morning at 8:30am in the Gathering Place downstairs.

 

Spiritual Encouragement for Men

We are focused on doing the next "right" thing while becoming better men, husbands, fathers, sons and friends.  We meet Sunday mornings at 8:30am in the Annex (Room 201A).