Converge Groups

Fall Converge Groups registration is NOW OPEN!

Together, we’ll wrestle with today’s biggest struggles and unanswered questions and build significant relationships.

Choose from 13 options and get connected today! Imagine the difference 10 weeks can make in your life!

DayStudyType
MondayLectio Divina Prayer Meditation on Jesus’ signs in the Gospel of JohnMen and Women
MondayThe Gospel of JohnMen
TuesdayHow to Read the Bible for All Its Worth – Part IIMen and Women
TuesdayThe Power of a Woman’s WordsWomen
TuesdayBe the BridgeMen and Women
TuesdayDoing Life With Your Adult ChildrenParents with Adult Children or Nearing Adulthood
TuesdayAnxious for NothingCouples
TuesdayThe Deborah AnointingWomen
TuesdayPhilippiansYoung Adults (21 – 35)
WednesdayElijah:  Living Securely in an Insecure WorldMen and Women
WednesdayTrustworthyWomen
ThursdayYou’ll Get Through ThisRetired Persons
Saturday (Spanish Study)Enfrente A Sus Gigantes (Facing Your Giants)Spanish-speaking Women

Lectio Divina Prayer Meditation on Jesus’ Signs in John

Starting Monday, September 21, 2022

Facilitator: Katie Ding

Mondays – 8-8:30 a.m. via ZOOM

Men and Women

Join us for a 10-week online study as we work through the signs in the Gospel of John that our pastors have been teaching. The first session we will introduce the ancient Christian practice of Lectio Divina, a meditative prayer on Scripture that alternates times of silence, sharing, and scripture reading. Subsequent sessions will focus on one sign each week and/or a meditation from Psalm 119.

The Gospel of John

Starting Monday, September 21, 2022

Facilitator: Rosco Lockhart

Mondays: 7:30 – 9 p.m. via ZOOM

Men

The Gospel of John reveals an unmatched portrait of Jesus and is arguably the most theologically and philosophically profound account of his life, death, and resurrection in the New Testament.

Join Rosco Lockhart as he journeys through the Gospel of John to reveal Jesus’ cosmic identity as being with the Father “in the beginning,” to recounting the many miraculous signs attesting to his mission and divinity. This study encourages us to worship Christ as Lord and to follow him on mission in the world.

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth

Starting Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Facilitators: Babita Das and Ben Irvin

Tuesdays: 7-8:30 p.m. via ZOOM

Men and Women

Understanding the Bible isn’t for the few, the gifted, the scholarly. The Bible is accessible. It’s meant to be read and comprehended by everyone from armchair readers to seminary students. A few essential insights into the Bible can clear up a lot of misconceptions and help you grasp the meaning of Scripture and its application to your twenty-first-century life.

Join with Babita and Ben as they continue with part 2 of this study. Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart use clear, simple language that helps you accurately understand the different parts of the Bible—their meaning for ancient audiences and their implications for you today—so you can uncover the inexhaustible worth that is in God’s Word.

The Power of a Woman’s Words

Starting Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Facilitator: Cherinor Snead

Tuesdays: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. via ZOOM

Women

Have you listened to yourself lately? Did you know that your words are shaping other people’s lives? That they are the mirrors in which others see themselves.

It happens to everybody. Hurtful remarks slip out, and we wish we could eat our words. Every day you can speak life into their souls or suck the life right out of them. The choice is yours. Discover how to harness your tongue’s power to build up rather than tear down! In this study, Sharon Jaynes will guide you to instill courage in friends, express confidence in family, and share Christ with the lost.

Be the Bridge

Starting Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Facilitators: Jill Lin and Mary L. Johnson

Tuesdays: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. via ZOOM

Adults

In an era where we seem to be increasingly divided along racial lines, many are hesitant to step into the gap, fearful of saying or doing the wrong thing. At times the silence, particularly within the church, seems deafening.

But change begins with an honest conversation among a group of Christians willing to give a voice to unspoken hurts, hidden fears, and mounting tensions.

Along with prayers, discussion questions, and other resources to enhance group engagement, Be the Bridge presents a compelling vision of what it means for every follower of Jesus to become a bridge builder—committed to pursuing justice and racial unity in light of the Gospel.

Doing Life With Your Adult Children

Starting Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Facilitator: Bob Attrill

Tuesdays: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. via ZOOM

Parents with Adult Children or nearing adulthood

If you have an adult child, you know that parenting doesn’t stop when a child reaches the age of eighteen. In many ways, it gets more complicated. Both your heart and your head are as involved as ever, whether your child lives under your roof or rarely stays in contact.

Join Bob Attrill in this 6-week study of parenting expert Jim Burns’ Doing Life with Your Adult Children. Jim Burns helps you navigate one of the richest and most challenging seasons of parenting. Speaking from his own personal and professional experience, Burns offers practical answers to questions and provides positive principles on bringing kids back to faith, ideas on how to leave a legacy as a grandparent, and encouragement for every changing season, Doing Life with Your Adult Children is a unique book on your changing role in a calling that never ends.

Anxious for Nothing

Starting Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Facilitators: Amanda and Nathan Williams

Tuesdays: 7 – 8:30 p.m. via ZOOM

Couples

Does the uncertainty and chaos of life keep you up at night? Is irrational anxiety your constant companion? Let God help you win the war on worry and receive the lasting peace of Christ. We all encounter anxiety, but we don’t have to let worry and fear control our lives. Anxious for Nothing, from New York Times bestselling author, Max Lucado, provides a roadmap for battling with and healing from anxiety. Anxious for Nothing invites readers to delve into Philippians 4:6-7—the most highlighted passage of any book on the planet according to Amazon— “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” In this study, you will journey with Max as he help you: Celebrate God’s goodness; Ask God for help; Leave your concerns with God; Meditate on good things; and Stop letting anxiety rule the day.

The Deborah Anointing

Starting Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Facilitators: JoAnn Adams and Linda Loomis

Tuesdays: 7:00 – 9 p.m. via ZOOM

Women

The Old Testament describes Deborah as a mighty combination of judge, intercessor, prophetess, mother of Israel, and military strategist. Deborah broke outside of her culture—not out of rebellion, but in obedience to God to set her people free.

As in biblical times God is calling today’s women to a purpose greater than themselves. The Deborah Anointing shows you that although you may have been trapped in tradition and locked into captivity by cultural and gender prejudices, God desires for you to break through these barriers. Now is the time to embrace the fullness of your purpose!

Whatever your sphere of influence at work, at home, or at church—will you accept the challenge to be a modern-day Deborah, stand for God, and boldly lead others to Him?

Philippians

Starting Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Facilitator: Chase Douglas

Tuesdays: 7 – 9 p.m. via ZOOM

Young Adults (21 – 35)

Things don’t always go the way we intend. It’s easy to feel discouraged because what we hope for is badly thwarted, or because people make life difficult. Paul, writing to the Philippians from prison, certainly knew what it was like to have plans interrupted. But he maintained robust confidence in God’s overruling power, even when everything seemed to be going wrong. These eight studies will help us learn from Paul the art of seeing God’s purposes working out through problems and difficulties, and they will deepen our own confidence in God’s will.

Elijah: Living Securely in an Insecure World

Starting Wednesday September 23, 2020

Facilitator: Mary L. Johnson

Wednesdays: 7 – 8:30 p.m. via ZOOM

Terrorism. Diseases. Hurricanes. Every day the news reinforces what you want to forget―you live in an insecure world. The Prophet Elijah’s times were no safer. He faced famine, murder, and corruption―with both courage and fear. In this eight-session we will look at the life of the Prophet Elijah who suddenly burst onto the scene to rebuke the godless and to reawaken and restore the nation of which he was a part.

No character in the Old Testament is more vividly portrayed or has as much fascination as that of the unique character of Elijah. The New Testament attests to his greatness and reveals what an indelible impression he made upon the mind of his nation. Join Mary Johnson as we look at how God takes an ordinary person and does extraordinary things.

Trustworthy

Starting Wednesday September 23, 2020

Facilitator: Debbie Burrows

Wednesdays: 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. via ZOOM

Women

When hard times come and it seems God is deviating from the plan we assume our life should follow, we’re more likely to want to tame God, not trust Him. It’s then that we begin to press into our ways and our own timing. No human can carry the weight of being their own god, but so many of us try.

In this 6-session study of 1 & 2 Kings, join Lysa TerKeurst in Israel as she honestly reveals the places of distrust in her own heart while exploring the deeply applicable Scriptures that will teach us how to truly trust God.

You’ll Get Through This

Starting Thursday September 24, 2020

Facilitator: Carol Chapple

Thursdays: 1-2:30 p.m.

Retired Persons

Sometimes the challenges of life threaten to overwhelm us. We wonder how we’ll carry on after the day the bottom dropped out. Whatever it was, you knew your life was going to change dramatically, and it didn’t seem like it was for the better.

In You’ll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times, Max Lucado encourages readers through sharing the Biblical story of Joseph. Stripped of his identity, thrown into a pit and sold as a slave, his was a story of defeat and challenges, but as time passed God worked through his circumstances to bring redemption and reconciliation. And although it may seem hard to believe, you will get through this too. The story of Joseph’s life didn’t end in the pit and neither does yours.

Enfrente A Sus Gigantes (Facing Your Giants)

Starting Saturday September 19, 2020

Facilitator: Vicky Lambis

Saturdays: 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. via ZOOM

Spanish-speaking Women

Esta mirada profunda a la vida de David cava hondo en las derrotas que sufrió y en las victorias que logró cuando enfrentó a los gigantes de su vida. Cuando se concentró en Dios, los gigantes cayeron. Pero cuando se concentró en los gigantes… él tropezó.
Los Goliats todavía recorren nuestro mundo. Deuda. Desastre. Divorcio. Engaño. Enfermedad. Depresión. Estas amenazas de tamaño gigante aún se muestran insolentemente y se pavonean en nuestras vidas, robándonos el sueño, apropiándose de nuestra paz y quitándonos nuestra alegría. Y mientras estos gigantes tratan de dominarnos, ¡nosotros sabemos qué hacer! Hemos aprendido lo que David aprendió y actuamos de acuerdo con lo realizado por él. Comenzamos a concentrarnos en Dios, recogemos cinco piedras, tomamos cinco decisiones y damos un golpe.