Wednesdays at GCR

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Book Study #1

Leaders: Yssa DeWoody and Jake Matthews

Book Study #2

Leaders: Eric West and Katie Maxwell

 

Christianity Today's 2018 Book of the Year

In the overlooked moments and routines of our day, we can become aware of God's presence in surprising ways. How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred?

Framed around one ordinary day, this book explores daily life through the lens of liturgy, small practices, and habits that form us. Each chapter looks at something―making the bed, brushing her teeth, losing her keys―that the author does every day. Drawing from the diversity of her life as a campus minister, Anglican priest, friend, wife, and mother, Tish Harrison Warren opens up a practical theology of the everyday. Each activity is related to a spiritual practice as well as an aspect of our Sunday worship.

Come and discover the holiness of your every day.

  Leaders:  Eric West and Katie Maxwell  Deep and Wide provides church leaders with an in-depth look into North Point Community Church and its strategy for creating churches unchurched people absolutely love to attend.  For the first time, Andy explains his strategy for preaching and programming to “dual audiences”: mature believers and cynical unbelievers. He argues that preaching to dual audiences doesn’t require communicators to “dumb down” the content. According to Stanley, it’s all in the approach.  You’ll be introduced to North Point’s spiritual formation model: The Five Faith Catalysts. Leaders responsible for ministry programing and production will no doubt love Andy’s discussion of the three essential ingredients for creating irresistible environments.  For pastors willing to tackle the challenge of transitioning a local congregation, Andy includes a section entitled: Becoming Deep and Wide.  If your team is more concerned with who you are reaching than who you are keeping, the expanded edition of Deep & Wide will be more than a book you read; it will be a resource you come back to over and over!

Leaders: Eric West and Katie Maxwell

Deep and Wide provides church leaders with an in-depth look into North Point Community Church and its strategy for creating churches unchurched people absolutely love to attend.

For the first time, Andy explains his strategy for preaching and programming to “dual audiences”: mature believers and cynical unbelievers. He argues that preaching to dual audiences doesn’t require communicators to “dumb down” the content. According to Stanley, it’s all in the approach.

You’ll be introduced to North Point’s spiritual formation model: The Five Faith Catalysts. Leaders responsible for ministry programing and production will no doubt love Andy’s discussion of the three essential ingredients for creating irresistible environments.  For pastors willing to tackle the challenge of transitioning a local congregation, Andy includes a section entitled: Becoming Deep and Wide.

If your team is more concerned with who you are reaching than who you are keeping, the expanded edition of Deep & Wide will be more than a book you read; it will be a resource you come back to over and over!

 

James: A Bible Study

Leader: Joe Coffman

  Leader:  Joe Coffman  Join Joe Coffman, along with other elders of GCR, for a Bible study series on the Book of James. James is easily the most “practical” book in the New Testament, full of wisdom for how Christians can live out their faith in everyday life. James offers simple and direct advice, but that doesn’t mean his advice easy to follow – it can be profoundly difficult. Join us, as we discuss how we might learn to follow Christ ever more closely, as we heed the ancient wisdom of James.

Leader: Joe Coffman

Join Joe Coffman, along with other elders of GCR, for a Bible study series on the Book of James. James is easily the most “practical” book in the New Testament, full of wisdom for how Christians can live out their faith in everyday life. James offers simple and direct advice, but that doesn’t mean his advice easy to follow – it can be profoundly difficult. Join us, as we discuss how we might learn to follow Christ ever more closely, as we heed the ancient wisdom of James.

Women's class

Leader: Jennifer Kessler

 In seven sessions, Seamless covers the people, places, and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. Participants in this study will gain an overarching understanding of the fundamental layout and meaning of the Bible.

In seven sessions, Seamless covers the people, places, and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. Participants in this study will gain an overarching understanding of the fundamental layout and meaning of the Bible.

Telos: Men's Discipleship

Leaders: Brandon Hill and Treg Manning

  Leaders : Brandon Hill and Treg Manning  This group is for men looking for a place to seriously pursue their relationship with God. Within this group, you will find a community that is dedicated to searching scripture, learning to pray, and paying attention to God’s presence in their lives. Telos is a safe place to ask questions, be honest, and wrestle with who God is calling you to be. Join us as we open ourselves up to the Holy Spirit, and allow God to grow us up in Christ.  

Leaders: Brandon Hill and Treg Manning

This group is for men looking for a place to seriously pursue their relationship with God. Within this group, you will find a community that is dedicated to searching scripture, learning to pray, and paying attention to God’s presence in their lives. Telos is a safe place to ask questions, be honest, and wrestle with who God is calling you to be. Join us as we open ourselves up to the Holy Spirit, and allow God to grow us up in Christ.  

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