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LEARNING GROUPS

Summer Learning Groups

We're so excited to kick off another session of Learning Groups this Summer! All of us are in different stages of our faith as well as different places in life. What we have in common is our need to know Jesus more intimately and to learn how to live out our christian faith. Learning Groups provide the opportunity to grow in our understanding of Jesus and how he impacts each area of our lives.

Summer Learning Groups will meet weekly for 5 weeks on either Monday or Tuesday nights. Group members are asked to read the material prior to each meeting and come prepared to discuss it, ask any questions they might have, and work to apply what they're learning to their own lives.

Keep reading to find a description of each book/group, and when you're ready click one of the buttons below to register for a Learning Group! Childcare will be provided at the OneLife building, but each child must be registered ahead of time. Please register each adult attending and each kid in need of childcare

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MONDAY NIGHT GROUPS

Study of Jesus: Gentle and Lowly

Basic Christian Beliefs

Christians can easily feel that Jesus is perpetually disappointed and frustrated, maybe even close to giving up on them.

They know what Christ has done for them―but who is he? How does he feel about his people amid all their sins and failures?

In Matthew 11, Jesus describes himself as “gentle and lowly in heart,” longing for his people to find rest in him. This book reflects on his words, diving deep into Bible passages that speak of Christ’s affections for sinners and encouraging believers as they journey, weary and faltering, toward heaven.
Doctrine is the word Christians use to define the truth-claims revealed in Holy Scripture. Of course there is a multitude of churches, church networks, and denominations, each with their own doctrinal statement with many points of disagreement. But while Christians disagree on a number of doctrines, there are key elements that cannot be denied by anyone claiming to be a follower of Jesus.

In Doctrine: What Christians Should Believe, Driscoll and Breshears teach thirteen of these key elements. This meaty yet readable overview of basic doctrine will help Christians clarify and articulate their beliefs in accordance with the Bible.

Family Discipleship

The Marriage Course

Discipling your family can feel like an intimidating task, but it doesn’t need to be overwhelming or complicated. With a simple plan in place, discipleship is something every parent can do.

Pastors Matt Chandler and Adam Griffin have made it their mission to help you develop a sustainable rhythm of
gospel-centered discipleship focused in three key areas: time, moments, and milestones. Filled with suggestions, sample plans, and Scripture references, this book begins with the end in mind―equipping you to create a unique plan for your family as you raise your children in the love and fear of the Lord.
The Marriage Course was developed by Nicky and Sila Lee who oversee family ministries at HTB Church in London and was revised and updated in 2020. The course offers a married couple the tools to build a strong and healthy relationship that lasts a lifetime. During each evening, couples talk about important issues that can get swept under the carpet in the rush of daily life. While the course is based on Christian principles, it is designed for couples with or without a church background.

Sessions cover:
- Strengthening Connection
- The Art of Communication
- Resolving Conflict
- Good Sex
- Love in Action

TUESDAY NIGHT GROUPS

Confronting Christianity

Study of Jesus: Gentle and Lowly

Religion’s decline in the modern world turns out to be a myth.

Christianity is the most widespread global belief system, and promises to remain so well into the future. But for many educated westerners, biblical Christianity is a dangerous idea―challenging some of their deepest beliefs.

Channeling state-of-the-art research, personal stories, and careful biblical study, Confronting Christianity explores 12 questions that keep many of us from considering faith in Christ. Look more closely, McLaughlin argues, and thame reality of suffering, the complexity of sexuality, the desire for diversity, the success of science, and other seeming roadblocks to faith become signposts. Jesus becomes not a relic from the ancient world, but our modern world’s best hope.
Christians can easily feel that Jesus is perpetually disappointed and frustrated, maybe even close to giving up on them.

They know what Christ has done for them―but who is he? How does he feel about his people amid all their sins and failures?

In Matthew 11, Jesus describes himself as “gentle and lowly in heart,” longing for his people to find rest in him. This book reflects on his words, diving deep into Bible passages that speak of Christ’s affections for sinners and encouraging believers as they journey, weary and faltering, toward heaven.

The Marriage Course

Practicing the Power

The Marriage Course was developed by Nicky and Sila Lee who oversee family ministries at HTB Church in London and was revised and updated in 2020. The course offers a married couple the tools to build a strong and healthy relationship that lasts a lifetime. During each evening, couples talk about important issues that can get swept under the carpet in the rush of daily life. While the course is based on Christian principles, it is designed for couples with or without a church background.

Sessions cover:
- Strengthening Connection
- The Art of Communication
- Resolving Conflict
- Good Sex
- Love in Action
The Bible teaches us that we are to be filled with God's Spirit and that God's presence and grace is manifested among his people as they serve, love, and minister to one another. Yet some of the gifts that God offers to his people aren't commonly seen in many churches today. Gifts of prophecy, healing, tongues, and other supernatural gifts of God seem to be absent, and many Christians are unsure how to cultivate an atmosphere where God's Spirit can work while remaining committed to the foundational truth of God's Word.

How can Christians pursue and implement the miraculous gifts of the Spirit without falling into fanatical excess and splitting the church in the process? In Practicing the Power, pastor and author Sam Storms offers practical steps to understanding and exercising spiritual gifts in a way that remains grounded in the word and centered in the gospel. With examples drawn from his forty years of ministry as a pastor and teachers, Storms offers a guidebook that can help pastors, elders, and church members understand what changes are needed to see God move in supernatural power and to guard against excess and abuse of the spiritual gifts. If you long to see God's Spirit move in your church and life, and aren't sure why that isn't happening or where to begin, this book is for you.

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