Our Life Studies provide great opportunities for you to grow as a follower of Jesus! Dig in to God's Word, learn to apply it in your life and build friendships with other believers in these encouraging, practical studies. Most of these groups meet at church for a limited number of weeks and focus on a particular area of study. Spring 2013 Life Studies are listed below. To register for most of these, click here.
Living Stones Membership Class
Looking to belong? Looking to be part of our church family? Join us for these four sessions and hear Pastor Dale's heart as he shares who we are, what we value, where we came from and where we are going. Come partner with us and become “living stones”—building God's house right here in our community! Check back in August for the Fall LifeStudies schedule.
Basic Training Seminar
If you have recently become a believer or have never been involved in a Bible study on what it really means to follow Christ, the Basic Training is for you! This encouraging study will help you understand the Bible and how to pray and live every day as a follower of Jesus. Our next Basic Training Seminar is on Check back in August for the Fall LifeStudies schedule. Click here to register for our next Basic Training Seminar.
The Book of Exodus: From Bondage to Freedom in Christ
Exodus is a great story of God's power to deliver His people. Just as Israel was set free from bondage in Egypt to worship the living God, we are delivered through Jesus, our Passover Lamb, to follow and serve Him. Learn how the truth of Exodus speaks to our lives as believers in Christ today. (This is our ongoing Saturday night Bible study with Dr. Frank Pedreira.) Saturdays, January 26-May 4, 4:30-6:00 p.m., Jr. High Worship Center.
Living in the Holy Spirit's Presence and Power
Do you long to live in the fullness God intends for you? Do you want to experience true freedom and fruitfulness, and make a difference for His kingdom? Then you need to live in the presence and power of the Holy Spirit! Based on Pastor Dale's teachings, this study will help you understand and pursue the fullness of the Spirit in your life. Please check back in August for the Fall LifeStudies schedule.
Intermediate Sign Language
This is open to anyone who has taken our beginning sign language study as well as those who want to refresh their signing skills. Maybelle DaSilva Gambrill, who is leading the study and interprets at COR services, is a professional interpreter and native signer/CODA (Child of Deaf Adult). Sundays, February 17-May 5, 9-10:15 a.m., Room 112.
Leading Like Jesus
What does it mean to be a leader? As the greatest leader of all, Jesus' life and teachings point us to important—and often surprising—answers to this question. Find out how you can become more of the leader he wants you to be in this encouraging study. Check back in August for the Fall LifeStudies schedule. In the meantime, be sure to plug into one of our LifeGroups. Find one near you on our LifeGroups page.
The Gift of Forgiveness
God wants us not only to know about His gift of forgiveness but to experience its fullness and pass it on to others. Based on Pastor Charles Stanley's best-selling book, this study will help you overcome unforgiveness and understand the freedom of being forgiven and forgiving others. Sundays, July 7-August 25, 3-4:30 p.m., Room 108.
Financial Peace University*
The New Financial Peace University is a nine-week class that teaches you to achieve your financial goals by eliminating debt, saving for the future and giving like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a solid plan for your finances and change your family tree forever! To Be Determined (*This class requires an additional payment for materials).
Single Adult Ministry Bible Study
Do you want to find fresh devotion and passion in your faith in Christ? This study will encourage and challenge you to develop a high-impact lifestyle through prayer, godly wisdom, the direction of Scripture and insightful input from other believers. Discover how to be strong in Christ-like love, generosity, service, faith and relationships as we look to God’s Word together. (More details to follow).
BRIDGE Young Adult Bible Study (mid 20s-30s)
Each of us is a masterpiece, placed on earth to fulfill God's purposes for our lives. This study will help you understand more about who God created you to be, how you can live for His purposes and how to set practical, realistic goals for fulfilling them. (More details to follow).
Ser parte de la familia de la iglesia es un aspecto vital de nuestra fe y de nuestro crecimiento cristiano. Si has recibido a Cristo Jesús como tu Señor y Salvador personal y sientes el llamado del Espíritu Santo a ser miembro de la Iglesia del Redentor, te animamos a que participes de las clases de membresía Piedras Vivas. En cuatro sesiones, Pastor Dale compartirá contigo la visión de nuestra iglesia así como principios de vida importantes como miembros de nuestra congregación. Regrese en el otoño para más información.
Amor para Siempre
Este estudio le ayudará como pareja casada crecer juntos con los desafíos que todos los matrimonios enfrentan. Si usted está casado o ha estado casado durante muchos años, aprenderás cómo ser un mejor esposo o esposa a través del uso práctico de la palabra de Dios. ¡Ven y crece con nosotros! domingos, enero 13 - mayo 26, 1:00 p.m., Salón 108.
Sea Libre: Encuentre la Verdadera Libertad Cristo
Este estudio de diez semanas se basa en la historia de la cautividad de los israelitas, según se describe en Isaías; pero a un nivel más personal, establece algunos paralelos con los tipos de esclavitud moderna contra los que los creyentes tienen que luchar cada día. Al ayudar a los cristianos a reconocer en qué partes de su vida está trabajando el enemigo y al animarlos a caminar cada día con Dios, este estudio muestra cómo pueden ellos hacer de la libertad en Cristo una realidad en su vida. Regrese en el otoño para más información.
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY (MF)
Love for a Lifetime
This study will help you as a married couple grow together through the challenges that all marriages face. Whether you are newly married or have been married for many years, you will learn how to be a better husband or wife from the practical application of God's Word. Come and grow with us! Check back in August for the Fall LifeStudies schedule.
Preparation for Marriage
Thinking about marriage? This study provides biblical insight about a Christ-centered marriage that prepares you both for the journey you are on. Preparation for Marriage is a prerequisite for those who would like to be married by a pastor at our church and is offered three times a year through our Life Studies. Summer sessions, July 7-August 25, 9 a.m., Room 109.
Preparation for Remarriage
If you are considering marriage and one or both of you has been married before, this study provides biblical insight about a Christ-centered marriage under these circumstances. Preparation for Remarriage is a prerequisite for those who have been married before and would like to be married by a pastor at our church, and this study is offered three times a year through our Life Studies. Summer session, July 7-August 18, 9 a.m., Room 108.
Shepherding Your Child's Heart
Everything children do and say flows from their heart. Jesus put it this way: "... out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks" (Luke 6:45). This insightful study will help parents with children of any age speak to their hearts based on the wisdom of God's Word and shepherd them into God's best for their lives. Check back in August for the Fall LifeStudies schedule.
Becoming a Better Dad
Learn foundational principles and understand God's purpose for your role as a father who makes an eternal difference in the life of his children. Expect an encouraging time of fellowship, prayer and interaction with other dads as you respond to your high calling, privilege and responsibilities! Check back in August for the Fall LifeStudies schedule. In the meantime, be sure to plug into one of our Men's LifeGroups. Find one near you on our LifeGroups page.
Single Parenting (Part 1)
As a single parent you face some unique challenges in trying to meet the demands of everyday life. We invite you to find hope and help, as well as fellowship and connections with other single parents, in this encouraging study. This study is open to all single parents. Please check back in August for the Fall LifeStudies schedule. In the meantime, be sure to connect at our monthly fellowships for single parents. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Living Beyond Yourself: Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit (Beth Moore)
Do you want to be more like Jesus? Through this in-depth study of Galatians 5:22-23, Beth Moore helps us understand how the Holy Spirit produces in us the character of Christ and the power to live for Him! Please check back in August for the Fall LifeStudies schedule.
Breaking Free (Beth Moore/updated version)
Do you long for more of God's presence, power and peace but feel frustrated and hindered from growing deeper in Him? Through in-depth Bible study and Scripture memory, this group will help you identify and overcome obstacles as you discover the transforming power of freedom in Christ. Please check back in August for the Fall LifeStudies schedule.
Nehemiah's heart broke so deeply for the suffering Jews that he left the comfort of His Persian palace to restore their desolate community. Is your heart breakable? The study of this man's life will inspire you to listen to what God has put in your heart to do. Let's let God break our heart for the hurting-because He often uses a breaking heart to restore the broken. Please check back in August for the Fall LifeStudies schedule.
Join other women as we tune In to God's plan for our health and fitness, tune Out what the world says we need to look like, and tune Up the temple God has entrusted to us. Bring a mat/towel, water and set of hand weights. Check back in August for the Fall LifeStudies schedule.
O.A.S.I.S. (Older Adults Strong in Service)
Serious Fitness for Seniors
Join us for a good time of training that will help renew our bodies as we strengthen our muscles and bones. Bring 3-5 lb. weights, wear comfortable clothes and workout shoes, and bring water. Questions? Contact Steffi Benjamin at email@example.com. Fridays, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Jr. High Worship Center.
Grief Care Support Group
Grief Care is a natural and necessary response to the loss of a loved one—but you don't need to go through it alone! Our Grief Care group provides a safe environment to find strength in the Lord during this difficult season. Choose one of the two 13-week sessions offered this spring season and click here to register. Tuesdays, January 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Room 106; Sundays, February 17, 3:45-5:45 p.m., Room 108. New to Grief Care Ministry: Grief Care 4 Kids begins on Sundays, February 17, 3:45-5:45 p.m., Room 109 (Parents must attend the adult support group in Room 108).
A caring support group for those who are separated or divorced to help you find healing, hope and a fresh direction for your life. Click here to register. Check back in August for the Fall LifeStudies schedule. Click here for more information.
A Christ-centered recovery ministry that helps you overcome the hurts, hang-ups and habits that weigh you down. Meets every Friday, 7 p.m. in the Sr. High Worship Center. Click here for more information.
Hope Alive (Cancer Support)
Hope Alive provides help and hope for those with cancer, their caregivers and family members. Based on the promises and principles in God’s Word, we offer a caring small group environment that nurtures faith in Jesus and trust in His power and grace. Typically meets on the 1st/3rd Mondays of each month 10-11:30 a.m. in Room 203; 2nd/4th Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Rooms 105 and 114. Click here for more information. (Hope Alive will not meet on Tuesday, May 14th)
Journey to Forgiveness (Abortion Recovery)
One out of every four women has had an abortion and most bear scars of guilt and shame, often buried so deep that they are difficult to share. For this sensitive situation, we offer a confidential one-on-one or small group Bible study that helps women find freedom from the burden of guilt and grief that follows an abortion. For more information, please call Kim Mills at 240.238.1589 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All calls will be confidential.