journeygroups

Spring 2020 Journey Groups start back up in the New Year!

Welcome to the spring semester! Journey Groups offer a safe environment for growing Christ-followers to experience spiritual growth, relational support and lasting life change! There is a variety of topic options as well as range of locations and times to best fit your interest and schedule.  Please take some time to review all the choices and join the Journey Group that’s best for you.

If you have questions about any of the Journey Groups, feel free to contact the group leaders or me. 

Deb Ellis, Journey Group Coordinator  debsellis@sbcglobal.net.

24 Hours That Changed the World by Adam Hamilton

Leader: Dawn Lambert, dawn.burnett@gmail.com

Study Begins February 23rd

Suggested Donation: $10.00 for study guide

One of the most innovative teaching pastors in the country, Adam Hamilton unpacks Jesus’ last days on earth and how they turn upside down the conventional ideas about good and evil, justice and history, life and death. Filmed on location in the Holy Land, it portrays the Last Supper to Christ’s victory over the grave.

 

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Matters of Life & Faith

Leader: Rev. Kurt Stone, kurt@troyumc.org

This class uses The Christian Century magazine for readings and conversations for “thinking critically and living faithfully”. Also included is a gospel text each week – so don’t forget your Bible. This class is ideal for 9:00am worship attenders!

 

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Faith Links

Leader: Marlene Cummins, cumminsm@att.net

This class features the application of faith to major current events and life issues. It looks at background information and core Bible passages on the current topic, along with group activities and discussion questions. This is an ongoing class and all are welcome to join any week!

 

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Generations

Leader: Jeff Johnson, jeffjane627@gmail.com, 618/979-1267

This class is currently studying the Book of Romans.  Bring your Bible and join any week!

 

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Making Sense of the Bible – Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today by Adam Hamilton

Leaders: Dawn Lambert, dawn.burnett@gmail.com

Study Begins January12th

Suggested Donation: $10.00 for study guide

Denominations from evangelical to mainline continue to experience deep divisions over universal social issues. The underlying debate isn’t about a particular social issue, but instead it is about how we understand the nature of scripture and how we should interpret it. The world’s bestselling, most-read, and most-loved book is also one of the most confusing. In Making Sense of the Bible, Adam Hamilton, one of the country’s leading pastors and Christian authors, addresses the hot-button issues that plague the church and cultural debate, and answers many of the questions frequently asked by Christians and non-Christians alike.

 

 

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SISTERS in Christ – Women’s Journey Group

Leader: Deb Ellis, debsellis@sbcglobal.net, 618/581-3383

Study Begins February 3rd

Suggested Donation: $14.00 for Study Guide

The opening lines and chapters of Genesis teach us fundamental truths about God. We watch Him bring light after darkness, order after chaos, and rest after toil—all through the power of His Word. Over 10 sessions of verse-by-verse study, dive into the first 11 chapters of Genesis by following three critical stages of understanding: comprehension, interpretation, and application. Revisit familiar stories and historical figures, challenge your basic knowledge, and discover deeper meanings in the text. As God reveals Himself through Scripture, we can only begin to understand ourselves when we first glimpse the character, attributes, and promises of our Creator. All women are welcome!

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Women’s Journey Group – Trustworthy – A Study of 1 & 2 Kings by Lysa TerKeurst

Leader: Sheila Hall, srhall1313@icloud.com, and Pam Ramsey

Study Begins February 17th

Suggested Donation: $16.00 for study guide

When hard times come and it seems God is deviating from the plan, we assume our life should follow, we’re more likely to want to tame God, not trust Him. It’s then that we begin to press into our ways and our own timing. No human can carry the weight of being their own god, but so many of us try. In this 6-session study of 1 & 2 Kings, join Lysa TerKeurst in Israel as she honestly reveals the places of distrust in her own heart while exploring the deeply applicable Scriptures that will teach us how to truly trust God. All women are welcome!

 

 

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Young Adult Journey Group – Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples by Francis Chan

Leader: Clint Benesh, clint@troyumc.org, 618/210-5493

Study Continues January 21st

Suggested Donation: $12.00 for study guide

Jesus gave his followers a command: “Follow me.” And a promise: “’And I will equip you to find others to follow me.” We were made to make disciples. Designed for use in discipleship relationships and other focused settings, Multiply will equip you to carry out Jesus’s ministry. Each of the twenty-four sessions in the book corresponds with a video where author David Platt joins Francis Chan in guiding you through each part of Multiply. One plus one plus one. Every copy of Multiply is designed to do what Jesus did: make disciples who make disciples who make disciples…. Until the world knows the truth of Jesus Christ.

 

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Discussion of Sunday’s Message

Leaders: Jordan & Barb Buck, jordanandbarb@sbcglobal.net, and Jim & Julie Ford, jeford5@yahoo.com

Begins January 28th

Ever wanted to go deeper with the content of the Sunday Sermon? This group will do just that!  This study is based on the biblical principles of the sermon and discussion of practical ways to integrate them into daily living. This is an ongoing discussion group and all are welcome to join any week!

 

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Discussion of Sunday’s Message

Leader: Wenifer Greer, wenifergreer@yahoo.com

Begins January 23rd

Ever wanted to go deeper with the content of the Sunday Sermon? This group will do just that!  This study is based on the biblical principles of the sermon and discussion of practical ways to integrate them into daily living. This is an ongoing discussion group and all are welcome to join any week!

 

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Soul Detox by Craig Groeschel

Leader: Rick Lechner, ricklechnerjr@yahoo.com, 406/799-3019

Study Begins February 19th

Suggested Donation: $7.00 for study guide

As standards of conduct continue to erode in our shock-proof world, we must fight the soul pollution threatening our health, our faith, and our witness to others. Without even knowing it, people willingly inhale second-hand toxins poisoning their relationship with God and stunting their spiritual growth. Soul Detox examines the toxins that assault us daily including: toxic influences, toxic emotions and toxic behaviors. Through concise teaching and honest humor, Soul Detox provides a source of inspiration and encouragement for a faith-filled lifestyle that will keep you free from spiritual toxins.

 

 

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Men’s Journey Group

Leader: Carl Inman, cri2000@gmail.com, 618/604-7551; Jordan Buck, jordanandbarb@sbcglobal.net ; Rick Lechner, ricklelchnerjr@yahoo.com , 406/799-3019

Life Lessons: The Book of Romans by Max Lucado

Study Continues January 4th

Suggested Donation: $6.00 for study guide

Max Lucado’s Life Lessons from Romans is a 12-session study on Paul’s letter to the Romans. He explores the wrong turns the Church was making and show them the one correct solution to help them stop making wrong choices – Jesus Christ. Men of all ages welcome! A great way to connect with other guys in the church!

 

 

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