Christ Church United Methodist
Saturday, May 25, 2013
As part of our mission, we encourage you to engage in groups that help deepen your faith and strengthen your understanding of how to become living proof of God's love. That's why we call them "Prepare" groups; they help prepare you along your journey of faith.
Prepare—pursuing a deeper understanding of God’s love
In groups of 2 or more, we explore God’s Word, asking questions that challenge and change us, so we can live as God’s people in God’s world. Our desire is to provide opportunities so that everyone who is a part of Christ Church can be a part of a Prepare Group, no matter how old they are or where they are on their journey of faith.
Adult Prepare groups are offered on Sunday mornings and also throughout the week. Explore the group opportunities below. If you have additional questions, contact:
Jennie Weeks, Director of Adult Discipleship, 893-2201 x234
Sue Tongberg, Co-Chair of Adult Ministry Team, 228-2905
Bee Brown, Co-Chair of Adult Ministry Team, 222-0167
Get Connected - Current Opportunities
Sunday Morning Groups: We currently have 21 groups that meet on Sunday mornings. These groups vary in age, size, format, and focus. Click here to find the group that is best for you!
Weekday On-Going Groups: Looking for a group offering spiritual growth, fellowship, and support? We have a variety of on-going groups throughout the week. Included are women and men specific groups, mission-focused groups, and support groups. Click here to learn details.
Short-Term Study Groups: Looking for a Bible study, book discussion or other short-term group? Click here for current offerings.
Seasonal Focus - Summer Seminars 2013
Bill Higgs presents The Five Solas - July 17, 24, and 31 at 7 pm
Bill Higgs will lead our summer seminar on “The Five Solas.” The word “sola” means alone or solely. The five Solas are Latin phrases that emerged during the Protestant reformation, and they represent what these reformers believed to be essentials of the Christian life and practice. Join us at 7:00 pm in Room 158 as Bill leads us in this discussion, and challenges us to grapple with our own understanding of these Christian concepts.
Sola Fide - Faith Alone
We do not “do our part” through good works to add on to the part Christ has done for salvation, nor do we earn God’s favor by good works. We are justified by faith and live by faith alone.
Sola Scriptura -Scripture Alone
The Bible contains all knowledge necessary for salvation and holiness. We are to trust it to teach us about God and what God wants of us.
Solo Christo - Christ Alone
By the work of Christ alone we are saved.
Sola Gratia - Grace Alone
Whatever faith we may exercise and good we may do is by the grace of God, who loves us not because of what we have done, but out of his own free will.
Soli Deo Gloria - Glory to God Alone
We and all creation exist for the purpose of glorifying God, who is working all things out for his glory.
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