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Spring 2019 Journey Groups Kickoff!

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 choices 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 sign up for 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.

Matters of Life & Faith

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

This class, led by Rev. Kurt Stone, uses The Christian Century magazine for readings and conversations for “thinking critically and living faithfully”. This is an ongoing class and all are welcome to join any week!

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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

We are studying the book of Genesis. There are a great number of familiar stories in Genesis (Creation, Adam and Eve, The Fall, Cain and Abel, The Flood, etc.) Is this merely a historical record of what happened a long time ago, or is God trying to teach us a something that applies to us today? What does it say about the nature of God? Members volunteer to read a portion of the Scripture and then we discuss it. We cover about 1-2 chapters per week.

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The Call: The Life and Message of the Apostle Paul by Adam Hamilton

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

Follow the journeys of Paul, beginning with his dramatic conversion, as he spread the Gospel through modern-day Greece and Turkey. Travel to the early church sites and explore Paul’s conversations with the Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians. In this six-week study, you are invited to experience faith through Christ’s greatest teacher and missionary.

 

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SISTERS in Christ – Twelve Women of the Bible

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

Real Women. Real Struggles. Real Faith.

Through twelve sessions, each focused on one biblical woman, this fresh look at the women of the Bible helps women discover new insights and provides a powerful witness to God’s gracious love that will leave you feeling challenged, encouraged and deeply valued. Each week is a stand-alone study.

All women are welcome!

 

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Women’s Journey Group – Evening Edition! Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer

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

Through 7 sessions, discover the root to clear and daily communication with God—humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life. All women are welcome!

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Young Adult Journey Group – Disciple Fast Track: Old Testament by Richard B. Wilke

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

(This group is designed for people 18-30ish.)

Disciple Fast Track gives a solid introduction to the whole Bible in a manageable time frame of 24-weeks – devoting 12 weeks each to the Old Testament and the New Testament. It’s designed to give people an opportunity for deep, prolonged Bible Study despite scheduling constraints. Using Disciple Fast Track will help you to understand the scope of the Bible, it’s main themes & stories, and how it applies to our lives today. Those who use this study will have a stronger Biblical knowledge and be ready to become more involved leaders in the church.

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Discussion of Sunday’s Message

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

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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The Epic of Eden: Understanding the Old Testament by Sandra L. Richter

Leader: Bruce Whitcomb, whitcobd@gmail.com, 618/345-6608

NEW GROUP! This Tuesday night Journey Group will begin a twelve-week study The Epic of Eden: Understanding the Old Testament.  Most people find it easier to study the New Testament because the Old Testament can seem so convoluted with boring lineages, stories of strange people, and laws that Jesus came to abolish.  This study helps people connect the Old Testament with God’s bigger story.  In the Epic of Eden study, Dr. Sandra Richter jumps headlong into the Old Testament to clearly and powerfully communicate the history of God’s redeeming grace by weaving a story that begins in the Garden of Eden and finishes in the New Jerusalem of the New Testament.

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Discussion of Sunday’s Message

Leader: Wenifer Greer, wenifergreer@yahoo.com

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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The Christian Atheist by Craig Groeschel

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

NEW GROUP!  Are you putting your whole faith in God…but living as if everything is up to you? In this six-session DVD group study, pastor and author Craig Groeschel leads you on a personal journey toward an authentic, God-honoring life. Become more than “Christian in name” through this eye-opening and life-changing study. Added bonus: View Pastor Andy’s sermon series based on this book here: https://vimeo.com/troyumc (October 1, 2017 – November 12, 2017)

 

 

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Men Are Like Waffles Women Are Like Spaghetti by Bill & Pam Farrel

Leader: Mary Kennett, marykennett03@gmail.com

A devotional guide based on Bill and Pam Farrel’s bestselling book Men Are like Waffles. Women Are like Spaghetti. this study will take participants to a new level in their appreciation of the differences and special delights of their mates. Designed to address the important issues of a happy marriage, this study will make planning time with each other fun and exciting. This study also helps couples coordinate parenting so kids get the best of Mom & Dad and brings out the best each spouse has to give in communication and romance.

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Men’s Journey Group – Life Lessons: The Book of James by Max Lucado

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

The practical side of faith means trusting God even in hard times. The book of James can be called a book of logic, a “bare-knuckled, bare-boned” message that Christianity is so much more than words and Sunday worship. The Lucado Life Lessons series continues to be one of the best-selling study guide series on the market today. Each lesson will take you deeper into God’s Word.

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