Small Groups

 2019/2020 Classes.

Please Register for DP Groups below. For more information scroll below the registration module. Be sure to also register for childcare if needed for Sunday and Wednesday Nights.

Covenant’s Discipleship Pathway Ministry (DP Groups) offers options for every step of your faith journey. In a DP Group you will study and grapple with the truth of God with other believers who are on similar faith paths. There are DP Groups for you if you are beginning your journey, wanting to go deeper in your journey and groups offering assistance to benefit you along the way. This brochure is designed for you to easily find a group that is right for you.

ADDED BIBLE STUDY

Sundays: Book of James
Corresponds with Sermon Series (8-week study)
Led by the Rev. Linda Guthrie
Room 609 – 10/6 to 11/24 – 11 AM – Noon
Have you ever wished that you could discuss, delve deeper, or ask questions about Sunday sermons? All who would like to do just that during the upcoming sermon series on the Book of James are invited to join the Rev. Linda Guthrie during the 11:00 AM Sunday School hour in Room 609 from Sunday, Oct. 6, through Sunday, Nov 24. This is a nonthreatening opportunity for those who are new to the Word or those who have been students of the Word for a while. All will be challenged to live out the practical faith presented in the letter of James.

ADDED WOMEN’S STUDY

Thursdays: “One In a Million” by Priscilla Shirer (6-week study)
Led by Diane Harrington
Room 611 – Begins 10/3 – 6:30-8 PM
The Egyptians in Exodus 1 were intent on enslaving the Israelites, wearing them down so that God’s chosen people would become disillusioned and not live up to their destiny. Of the original two million Israelites who received God’s invitation to enter the Promised Land, only two entered it! Similarly, modern day Christians often hear and understand the promises of God each Sunday morning at church but then rarely choose to experience them in everyday life. Every Woman is on a journey. In One in a Million, Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer invites us to change that pattern for good, living beyond our circumstances and expecting to see God move in miraculous ways day after day.

Membership

Wednesdays: Connect to Covenant
Led by Pastors Begins: 9/4, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
This three-week class is designed for persons new to Covenant, those thinking about church membership and those who want to better understand what Methodist believe. Participants will learn what we believe, what church membership means, and how to get connected into the life and ministry of Covenant.

Bible Study

Sundays: Disciple II
Led by Trent Cason and Leah Thompson
Begins 9/8, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
DISCIPLE II: INTO THE WORD INTO THE WORLD is the second study in the four-phase DISCIPLE program and is prepared for those who are graduates of DISCIPLE I. This study proclaims the transforming power of Scripture while teaching Bible study skills that take participants deeper into the Scripture. The importance of keeping Bible study related to witness is reinforced while participants are encouraged to practice spiritual disciplines arising out of Scripture for the purpose of changing habits and transforming lives. The study also emphasizes the rhythm of coming to God and going for God, of being in the Word and in the world individually and corporately. This study understands the growing Christian as under discipline in community and in ministry to the world.

Sundays: “Kingdom Builders”
Led by Rev. John M. Williams
Begins 9/8, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
“Kingdom Builders”, is a study of the Disciples, the first Kingdom Builders. This study is written by Rev. John M. Williams whom was a pastor for 53 years. God’s plan was to leave that great ministry which He began in the hands of a strange mixture of all kinds of ordinary men and women. He continues to call all kinds of men and women now and is even able to use you and me today. 

Other Relevant Classes

Mondays: “Mere Christianity” By CS Lewis
Led by Mark Meglic and Weyman Carter
Begins 9/9, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
“Mere Christianity” consists of four books which originated as broadcast talks for the BBC during World War II. Lewis covers the reality of moral law, human sinfulness, the nature and work of Christ, Christian ethics, and the doctrine of the Trinity. Lewis’ goal was to translate theology into language that people could understand. He desired to present “Mere Christianity”, in a way that made it intelligible in a society where most people no longer grasped the meaning of Christian teaching. (7 Week Study)

Wednesdays: “Whisper” By Mark Batterson
Led by Matt Yon
Begins 9/11, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
That voice is God’s voice, and what we’ve learned from Scripture is that He often speaks in a whisper. Not to make it difficult to hear Him, but to draw us close. The study will introduce the seven love languages of God; each of them unique and entirely divine. By learning to tune in to and decipher each language, you’ll be able to hear His guidance in simple as well as life-altering choices. God is actively speaking through: Scripture, Desires, Doors, Dreams, People, Promptings, and Pain. Batterson gives you the tools you need to unlock each of these languages. God’s whisper can answer your most burning questions, calm your deepest fears, and fulfill your loftiest dreams. Discover how simple it is to hear God’s voice in every aspect of your life!

Thursdays: “Guardrails” By Andy Stanley
Led by Tony Sherrill
Begins 9/5, 6:30 – 7:30
“Guardrails” is a system designed to keep vehicles from straying into dangerous or off-limit areas. They’re everywhere, but they don’t really get much attention…until somebody hits one. And then, more often than not, it is a lifesaver. Ever wonder what it would be like to have guardrails in other areas of our lives, areas where culture baits us to the edge of disaster, etc. Perhaps many regrets could be avoided by establishing “guardrails” in these areas of life. We will be challenged to stop flirting with disaster and establish some personal “guardrails”.

Prayer

Sundays: “Prayer, Does It Make Any Difference?” By Philip Yancy
Led by Bonnie Blackmon, Mike Hammett and Others
Begins 9/8, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Philip Yancey probes the very heartbeat of our relationship with God: prayer. What is prayer? Does it change God’s mind or ours or both? This book is an invitation to communicate with God the Father who invites us into an eternal partnership through prayer.

Couples

Sundays: MARRIAGE: Better understand who you are married to, how to deal with differences effectively, and how to grow toward each other emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
Led by Larry and Sharon Spivey
Begins 9/8, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
This is a comprehensive course on the building basics of marriage as God intended.It will identify core inherent issues that often divide couples (gender, personality, family of origin, core values and needs) and provide information and tools to negotiate middle ground and lasting connection. You will learn where you are most vulnerable to the enemy’s assaults to your marriage and how to protect against it.

Women’s Studies

Wednesdays: “Sermon on the Mount” By Jen Wilkin
Led by Evelyn Robertson and Heather Hasto
Begins 9/11, 9:30 – 11:45 AM
In this study we will explore Jesus’ sweeping depiction of kingdom citizenship.  In what we know as the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus utters some of the most familiar passages in all Scripture. Most of us have only encountered the sermon in fragments and considering its subdivisions as complete teaching in their own right:  We will navigate these three chapters in Matthew as they were originally heard, as one cohesive, well-ordered message, intended to challenge us to think differently about what it means to be a follower of Jesus and a citizen of the kingdom of heaven. (9 Week Study)

Wednesdays: “The Women of Christmas” by Liz Curtis Higgs
Led by Evelyn Robertson and Heather Hasto
Begins 11/13, 9:30 – 11:45 AM
A sacred season is about to unfold for three women whose hearts belong to God, yet her trust in God remains fertile. Mary is betrothed in marriage, yet she is willing to bear God’s Son. Anna is a widow full of years, yet she waits patiently, prayerfully for the Messiah to appear in the temple courts. Following in their footsteps, you too can prepare for the Savior to enter your heart, your mind, and your life in a vibrant, new way.

Thursdays: “The Epic of Eden: Isaiah” by Dr. Sandra Richter
Led by Kristin McClay
Begins 9/12, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
In the Epic of Eden: Isaiah, Dr. Sandra Richter takes participants back to the eighth century BCE. The eight-week study explains Israel’s religion and economy, explores the definition and role of the prophets, and helps us to apply the message of this great champion of the faith to our lives today.

Fit for Christ

Tuesdays: Active Older Adults
Led by LeeAnn Hook and Gina Austin
Begins 9/10, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
A 40-minute low impact workout for the active older adult/rehabber. Participants work in and beside a chair as they build range of movement, strength, and balance for activities for daily living. Participants provide their own weights.

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Sunday and Wednesday Night Childcare

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*Childcare is for Wednesday Nights only