Grow Groups
for
ADULTS

Reading Paul’s Letter to the Romans – Bible Study

Start date: September 15, 2021

Time: Wednesday mornings from 10:30am-11:30am

Leader: Pastor Josh Kurtz

Location: Room 100/101

Length of class: 8 weeks

Cost: None

Description:  Together, we will read through Paul’s letter to the church at Rome, exploring the background and context and how these words apply to our lives today.  

*Childcare not provided. 

Love Does – Book Study

Start date: October 6, 2021

Time: Wednesday nights from 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Leader: Pastor Daniel Wilson

Location: Room 100/101 

Length of class: 5 weeks

Cost: While not required, the book, Love Does, is available for purchase or by download on most online formats.

Description: (Video/Discussion based study) Can a simple concept shift your entire world? When it comes to loving your neighbors, instead of focusing on having the “right answers” or checking the “right boxes,” what if you decide to simply do love? To shamelessly show love and grace to those around you--what would that look like? Not the kind of love that stops at thoughts and feelings, Bob's love takes action. Bob believes Love Does.

*Faith formation for young disciples available through Wednesday night nursery, children and youth programming. 

Reconnect Ways to Grow and Go at Assurance 

Start date: September 15, 2021

Time: Wednesday nights from 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Leader: Pastor Josh and Pastor Daniel

Location: Room Worship Center

Length of class: 3 weeks

Cost: No Cost 

Description: For three weeks, join your pastors on a journey of learning more about Assurance and various ways to connect with God and others in the life of the church.

*Faith formation for young disciples available through Wednesday night nursery, children and youth programming.

It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way – Women’s Book Study

Start date: September 15, 2021

Time: Wednesday nights from 7:00pm-8:00pm

Leader: Heather Moore

Location: Room 159 (Art Room)

Length of class: 6 weeks

Cost: No Cost, but you are invited to purchase the book and study guide HERE.

Description: New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst unveils her heart amid shattering circumstances and shows readers how to live assured when life doesn't turn out like they expected.  What do you do when God’s timing seems questionable, His lack of intervention hurtful, and His promises doubtful?

*Faith formation for young disciples available through Wednesday night nursery, children and youth programming.

 

Marks of a Disciple – Book Study

Start date: October 6, 2021

Time: Wednesday nights from 7:00pm-8:00pm

Leader: Pastor Josh Kurtz

Location: Media Center

Length of class: 5 weeks

Cost: While not required, the book, Marks of a Disciple, is available for purchase or by download on most online formats.

Description: (Video/Discussion based study) Every Christian—regardless of age, demographic, or background—is designed by God to grow in faith. But many of us don’t know what growth looks like. How do we even know we’re growing? In Marks of a Disciple, we will examine six measurements to help us see whether or not we’re developing spiritually. This is not a checklist or a punch card, but rather a group of traits distilled from Scripture that should be evident in the life of a follower of Jesus. As we pursue these markers, our faith can flourish the way God intended.

*Faith formation for young disciples available through Wednesday night nursery, children and youth programming.

KnitWits – Knitting/Crotheting Group

Time: Every Thursday at 12pm

Location: Basement

Description: This is a small group for yarn-aholics. The group comes together for Bible study and to knit, crochet or any other needlework. It is a casual experience to bond and grow closer to God and one another. 

*Childcare not available. 

KnitWits 2.0 – Knitting/Crocheting Group

Start date: September 15, 2021

Time: Wednesday nights from 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Leader: Nicole Swanson

Location: Parlor 

Length of class: 8 weeks

Cost: Provide own knitting/crocheting materials.  

Description: This is a small group for yarn-aholics who cannot make the daytime sessions of KnitWits. The group comes together for Bible study and to knit, crochet or any other needlework. It is a casual experience to bond and grow closer to God and one another. 

*Faith formation for young disciples available through Wednesday night nursery, children and youth programming. 

 

Chapter Chasers – Assurance’s Book Club 

Description: Chapter Chasers is a book club for Assurance’s members and guests. The club meets every third or fourth Friday evening of each month (depending on the preference of the host). For more information concerning Chapter Chasers, please contact Sandra Ellis at sm.ellis@att.net

*Childcare not provided. 

 

G.I.R.L.S. – Women’s Small Group

Time: 6:30pm on the 2nd Monday of each month

Location: Meeting locations rotate each month

Description: The women of this small group pour themselves into their group name, G.I.R.L.S. This name stands for Girls In Real Life Service. For more information, please contact Jessica Schroeder at 2jks@att.net

*Childcare not provided. 

 

The Girl’s Still Got It – W.O.M.E.N.S. Study

Start date: September 7, 2021

Time: Tuesday mornings from 10:00am – 11:30am

Leader: Lucy Miller

Location: Room 100/101 

Length of class: 6 weeks

Cost: Purchase book “The Girl’s Still Got It” by Liz Curtis Higgs HERE.  Email Lucy Miller miller-lucy@att.net for any questions. 

Description: Take a walk with Ruth and the God who rocked her world.  

*Childcare not provided. 

Grief Encouragement – Support Group

Start date: October 5, 2021

Time: Tuesday nights from 6:30pm-8:00pm

Leader: Karen Gray

Location: Parlor

Length of class: 10 weeks

Description: When someone you love dies, it can be hard to understand your often complex and painful thoughts and feelings. Understanding Your Grief, by Alan D. Wolfelt, is the guide that will be used as it describes the ten touchstones that are essential physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and spiritual actions to help yourself heal.  Sign up HERE.  Questions?  Contact Karen Gray at barefootladydesigns@gmail.com

*Childcare not provided. 

Chancel Choir and Orchestra 

Description: A wonderful group of people who come together to share their gifts of music with Assurance. This group practices every Wednesday at 7:00pm and performs during the 11:15am Traditional worship experience (and some special services throughout the year). 

*Faith formation for young disciples available through Wednesday night nursery, children and youth programming.

Adult Sunday School Classes – Assurance’s Sunday Group Opportunities 

*Childcare provided through Sunday nursery, children and youth programming. 

 

Friendship - meets every Sunday at 10:00am in the Parlor.  Contact Sam Smith at samhsmith@carolina.rr.com with questions. 

 

Digging Deeper - meets every Sunday at 10:45am in the Media Center.  Contact Eleanora Miller at meleanoram@gmail.com with questions.  

 

Soul Searchers - meets every Sunday at 9:45am in Room 100/101.  Contact Bill Bodnar at bbodnar@carolina.rr.com with questions.  

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions about any of these group opportunities, 

please email Pastor Daniel Wilson at daniel@assuranceumc.org or Pastor Josh Kurtz at josh@assuranceumc.org