GROWTH GROUPS

GROW IN YOUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY.

We’re each on a spiritual journey. Whether we are just exploring faith, beginning our journey, growing into Christlikeness, or multiplying disciples, we each have a next step of faith to take. One way we can lean into these steps is by participating in a Growth Group - a new offering to help each of us at Bay Area grow spiritually as we walk the Discipleship Pathway. Growth Groups are learning environments that teach, train and equip us in our next faith steps. Each Growth Group lasts about six weeks and has an emphasis on personal growth. There are unique focuses specific to each spiritual life stage, intended to help us establish new habits, embrace new ways of thinking, and become more like Jesus as we learn together in community.
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EXPLORING CHRISTIANITY: A STARTING POINT TO DISCOVERING ETERNAL LIFE

This class is recommended for people who are exploring their faith.
Joe Harvey, Instructor - If you are exploring Christianity or a new Christian, this class is where your questions about God turn into a conversation about faith. In this class, you can discuss your doubts and explore the trickiest topics of faith, free from pressure and judgment.  What is the Bible and why is it trustworthy? What story does it tell? How can we know why we are here and what happens when we die? Who is Jesus - really? Ask all these questions and more as we begin our discovery of the Biblical Christian faith. If you have questions, this is your starting point. Basic principles of Christian living are also discussed.

PHILIPPIANS

This class is recommended for those who are regularly meeting with Jesus and growing more into His likeness.
Mark Cerulla, Instructor - Philippians is the most positive and personal letters of Paul. It reflects a joyful spirit and stresses the importance of living joyfully in spite of circumstances. This will provide you with a study framework to one of the most joyful letters of Paul written from prison. It is full of spiritual and real-life issues that every Christian should grapple with.

MARRIAGE: WE ABOVE ME

This class is recommended for those who are regularly meeting with Jesus and growing more into His likeness.
Brian & Judith Green with Eric & Cheri Winterton, Instructors - Understanding the Biblical link between love needs for a unified marriage. This Growth Group, using the Word of God as the foundation, will enable couples to build a resilient marriage that will allow you and your current or future spouse to persevere through difficult times and draw even closer to one another. This will result in a marriage filled with peace and happiness. Instruction is based in the Wintertons’ book We Above Me. 

HEARING THE VOICE OF GOD

This class is recommended for those who are regularly meeting with Jesus and growing more into His likeness.
Have you ever wondered what it is like to hear the voice of God? Maybe you can pinpoint a time in your life where Scripture jumped off the page or a strong impression in your heart guided you in a certain direction. Maybe it happens more frequently but you still wonder how to discern it among all the other voices that flood us. In this growth group we will explore together what Scripture has to say about the voice of God, how to know when He is speaking, and how to act on it.

APOLOGETICS

This class is recommended for those who are multiplying in their spiritual journey by continually maturing and helping others grow in their faith.
Geary Vaughn, Instructor - Learning how to defend the faith with tact and fact is one of the more challenging tasks we face, but it is something that we can learn and master. This Growth Group will help address some of the more challenging questions/issues surrounding our faith and equip you to answer the questions/dilemmas that hold people back.