Converge Groups

Winter Converge groups are set to begin in January, 2022.

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Converge FALL 2021 – Group Directory

DayStudyTypeParticipants
Monday – Sept 20A Grief Observed Online (Zoom)Adults (Men and Women 18+)
Monday – Sept 20A More Christlike Word: Reading Scripture the Emmaus WayOnline (Zoom)Adults (Men and Women 18 +)
Monday – Sept 20Be Hopeful – 1 PeterOnline (Zoom)Men
Tuesday – Sept 21John the Baptist: His Life and WitnessOnline (Zoom)Adults (Men and Women 18+)
Tuesday – Sept 21The Prophetic Advantage – Part 2Online (Zoom)Women
Tuesday – Sept 21James: Faith / Works – (Bible Study Workbook)In PersonYoung Adults (21 – 35)
Tuesday – Sept 21The Fundamentals of MarriageIn PersonCouples of all ages seeking to strengthen the foundation of their relationship
Wednesday – Sept 22Be Basic – Genesis 1-11 – (Genesis Part 1)Online (Zoom)Men and Women
Saturday – Sept 25Do It Afraid – Part 2Online (Zoom)Men and Women
Saturday (Spanish Study) – Sept 25(Vicky)Women (Spanish Speakers)

Special FALL 2021 Group

DayStudyTypeParticipants
Starting Saturday, October 9thEstate Planning WorkshopOnline (Zoom)Individuals and Couples
Starting Wednesday, September 22ndFinancial Peace UniversityOnline (Zoom)Individuals and Couples
Starting Sunday, September 26thThe 40-Day Surrender FastIn PersonMen and Women
Starting Wednesday, October 6thDiscover Seneca CreekOnline (Zoom)Newcomers to Seneca Creek

Estate Planning Workshop

Saturdays, October 9th & 16th, 2021

Facilitator: Angela Hansen, Esq.

Saturdays 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. via ZOOM

Individuals and Couples

Free

Have you been contemplating that you need to think about the “what if?” but did not know where to start. Join Angela Hansen in this special two-session Seneca Creek “Estate Planning Workshop” as she imparts the legal and practical steps you take to protect your loved ones in the event of their or your disability or death. She will help you really think about how to meet your legal and moral obligations to your loved ones and ensure your assets will pass to who you want, and avoid a long, expensive probate court process. She will discuss general concepts governing wills and trusts, how to identify probate and non-probate assets and distribution, and advance directives, including living wills, health care powers of attorney, and financial powers of attorney. It is never too early to put your affairs in order.

Financial Peace University

Starting Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

Facilitator: Joseph Young

Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:00 via ZOOM

Men & Women, Couples

Ready to take your financial life to a whole new level? Learn from financial expert Dave Ramsey 7 easy to follow steps to create financial freedom. Learn biblical principles of money management to help you get out of debt, save for the future, give generously, and secure your families future! Membership includes online resources, book, and more.

The 40-Day Surrender Fast

Starting Sunday, September 26th, 2001

Facilitators: Joanie Batista and Isabelle Bisceglio

Sundays – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (In-person)

SCCC – 13 Firstfield Rd

Men and Women (Book can be purchased on Amazon)

“FORTY DAYS AND A SURRENDERED HEART WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE.” Those were the words that author Celeste Owens wrote to over 100 bloggers in 2010 who decided to take her up on her claim. They gave God 40 days and their hearts, and He did the miraculous. This book is the fruit of their time with Him. Do you sense God calling you to a new season, but fearful of releasing your plan? Dr. Celeste personally understands the challenges associated with releasing control. Incidentally, the surrender fast was birthed from her desire to do and be something new in God. In this book, she will help you: release your plan for His, renew your mind through the process of surrender, and be restored to right relationship with God, yourself, and others. The 40-Day Surrender Fast is not only a devotional, but a unique opportunity for you to experience God in a new way. Forty days and a surrendered heart WILL change your life.

Discover Seneca Creek

4 Week Group Experience Starting October 6th

Facilitators: Heather Nicholson and Nicky Pizana

Wednesdays – 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. via ZOOM

Newcomers to Seneca Creek

Are you new to Seneca Creek and want to see what’s behind the curtain? Here’s an exciting new group to help you discover who we are as a church, meet some other newcomers, and get your questions answered while making new friends. We’re excited that you are taking this first step in discovering what we have to offer you and where you may fit in! Join Heather and Nicky for an hour each week for four weeks as they help you to understand Seneca’s mission, vision, core values, and where we’re headed. At the end of the four weeks, you will have the opportunity to have lunch and meet Seneca’s Staff.

A Grief Observed

Starting Monday, September 20, 2021

Facilitator: Brooke Whitson

Mondays: 7:30 – 9 p.m. via ZOOM

Adults (Men and Women 18+)

(Book can be purchased on Amazon)

Some things cannot be fixed, they can only be carried. Join us in a unique Converge group this fall as we discuss loss in its many forms, and the mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional side of grief. Through the works of C.S. Lewis, articles, videos, and even some Ted Talks, this group will go beyond the five stages of grief to discover a path that allows you to grieve well.

Remember, nothing that grieves us can be called “little,” so whether you are grieving the loss of family, a spouse, a partner, a friend, a pet, a dream, a career, or an opportunity…this group is for you.

A More Christlike Word: Reading Scripture the Emmaus Way

Starting Monday, September 20, 2021

Facilitator: Josh Patterson w/guest facilitator Dr. Jace Broadhurst

Mondays: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. via ZOOM

Adults (Men and Women 18+)

(Book can be purchased on Amazon)

Many people understand God as being truly loving and good. Yet, they struggle with depictions of God in Scripture as wrathful, violent, and genocidal. These “toxic texts” have caused some to set aside their Bibles as R-rated and unreliable. They have led others to completely reject their faith.

Author and theologian Bradley Jersak has wrestled deeply with such passages over many years. He has experienced the same questions, doubt, and pain. In A More Christlike Word, he offers a clarifying and freeing path forward. Whether readers consider themselves believers, doubters, or skeptics, all are invited to a more beautiful and ancient way of reading the Scriptures. Bradley calls this path the “Emmaus Way” because it demonstrates how Jesus regarded all Scripture as fulfilled in himself, the final Word of God who reveals the true nature of the Father.

Be Hopeful – 1 Peter, How to Make the Best of Times out of Your Worst of Times

Starting Monday, September 20, 2021

Facilitator: Rosco Lockhart

Mondays: 7:30 – 9:00 pm via ZOOM

Men

“Hope is not a sedative; it is a shot of adrenaline, a blood transfusion.” Through clever word pictures like this, best-selling author and former pastor Warren Wiersbe preaches the same message Peter preached so long ago. Turning each enlightening page, believers gain increasing confidence in true Hope, a God in whom they don’t just wish for eternal life. In Scripture, hope means the promise of salvation for those who have accepted Him and His Son’s death and resurrection.

Christians who possess this hope and live as though they possess it will learn godly submission, holy living, and harmony with other believers. These qualities will prepare them for what Peter paints in his epistle as inevitable-suffering and persecution. Though Peter is writing to warn a people who would soon be under the tyranny of a heathen Roman emperor, some level of suffering will always be a part of the believers’ journey. A time is soon coming when living the “comfortable” Christian life will be far more costly than the life willing to give up all.

John the Baptist: His Life and Witness

Starting Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Jill Lin

Tuesdays: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. via ZOOM

Adults

(You only need a Bible or access to the Bible online)

Jesus said that “no man born of woman is greater than he”. Before we celebrate advent, let’s join Jill Lin this Fall for a four-week study on the one who prepared the way for Jesus’ ministry, whose own advent foreshadowed the Christ’s, and who called Jesus “[he] whose sandals I am not worthy to carry”. What can we learn from the life, ministry, and witness of John the Baptist? How can we apply those lessons to our modern lives, circumstances, and issues?

The Prophetic Advantage – Part 2

Starting Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Facilitators: JoAnn Adams and Linda Loomis

Tuesdays: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. via ZOOM

Women

(Book and Study Guide can be purchased on Amazon)

Join JoAnne Adams and Linda Loomis as they continue with part 2 of The Prophetic Advantage by Michelle McClain-Walters.

In The Prophetic Advantage Michelle McClain delivers a practical, comprehensive, and balanced look at the role of the prophetic ministry in today’s world. Using the lion as an example, she encourages believers to rise up in boldness, power, and strength.

The world needs prophetic people who will declare righteousness. We need the prophetic advantage, and we will not see breakthrough in our jobs, churches, families, financial situations, health, and homes without it.

James: Faith / Works – (Bible Study Workbook)

Starting Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Facilitator: Chase Douglas

Tuesdays: 7:00 – 8:45 p.m. IN PERSON

Young Adults: Ages 21-35 years old

(Book can be purchased on Amazon)

James had a unique earthly relationship with Jesus, but his letter clarifies what the Christian life should look like for us all. The Book of James is filled with practical wisdom for Christians, calling us to live out genuine faith through good works, but it is also rooted in rich theology. Perhaps more than any other book in the New Testament, James emphasizes the application of Christian belief.

This study examines the core message of James: the relationship between faith and works. In our own ability, we cannot stand in the face of adversity. Without faith we could never find the strength to trust God. We would never be able to see above the trials we meet and to keep our eyes focused on the King while counting our trials as joy. This is the essence of James. We don’t work to be saved; we work because we are saved. Faith apart from works can never be sustained.

The Fundamentals of Marriage

Starting Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Facilitators: Brandon and Kimether Redmon

Tuesdays: 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Germantown MD

Couples of All Ages seeking to strengthen the foundation of their relationship

(Book can be purchased on Amazon)

Have you been married for a while and looking for ways to strengthen and take your relationship to the next level? Are you new to marriage and seeking to learn more about how to build a successful marriage? Or are you seriously dating and thinking about marriage? The chapters in this workbook explores eight essential practices vital to marriage success.

Join Brandon and Kimether Redmon in this new couples’ group. In this work by Howard & Danielle Taylor, they will help you to master your communication by learning how to speak & understand the language of your spouse/partner; champion & bring out the best in each other; conquer grudges and resentment through utilizing effective forgiveness techniques; manage and direct your finances as a team; and discover and work towards the purpose and vision God blessed you with so you can become the Power Couple he intended you to be.

This small group is perfect for those couples who have been married for a while and need a refresher or for couples seriously dating or engaged and want to start their marriage off right.

Be Basic – Genesis 1-11- Believing the Simple Truth of God’s Word (Study of Genesis Part I)

Starting Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Facilitator: Mary L. Johnson

Wednesdays: 7 – 8:30 p.m. via ZOOM

Men and Women

(Books can be purchased on Amazon or Christianbook.com)

(You will need a Bible)

The world has become a confusing place. Every day we are confronted with cloudy moral issues that once seemed clear. When did the simple things get so complicated? But instead of wondering how we got here, maybe we should revisit how we got started. And there’s no better place to start than the beginning of God’s Word, the book of Genesis.

A respected pastor and Bible teacher, Dr. Wiersbe takes an insightful look at the fundamentals for a life well lived. Return to the beginning and discover life-changing truths about relationships, faith, sin, and spiritual fulfillment. Because in life, the key to a happy ending is found at the beginning.

Do It Afraid – Part II

Starting Saturday, September 25, 2021

Facilitator: Sharon Dockery

Saturdays – 10 – 11:00 a.m. via ZOOM

Men and Women

(Book can be purchased on Amazon)

Fear is the devil’s favorite tool in the toolbox of schemes he uses to destroy God’s good plan for you. He uses it to hold you back and prevent progress in your relationships, career, and more.

In Do It Afraid, Joyce Meyer explains that fear is everywhere and affects everyone. It rules many people, but it doesn’t have to rule you any longer. She will teach you how to:

  • Understand fear and recognize how it works in your life.
  • Confront those fears that are holding you back.
  • Change your mindset for lasting freedom from some of the most common fears people face.

Remember, courage isn’t the absence of fear; it is learning how to move forward in the presence of fear. Courageous people do what they believe in their hearts they should do, no matter how they feel or what doubts fill their minds. When you take ownership of your problems and open your heart to God, He will help bring light into darkness so that you can be free.

The Four Keys to Hearing God’s Voice

Starting Saturday, September 25, 2021

Facilitator: Vicky Lambis

Saturdays – 11:00am – 1:00 p.m. via ZOOM

Spanish-speaking Women

(Book can be purchased on Amazon)

Are you looking for a deeper relationship with God?  In this new book, co-authors Mark & Patti Virkler examines and discuss in detail the following 4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice:

  1. How to recognize God’s voice as spontaneous thoughts;
  2. Learning how to become still before the Lord;
  3. Looking for vision as you pray;
  4. Realizing the importance of two-way journaling.

The concepts and principles are easily adapted to your personal circumstances and lifestyle.  It is designed to bring even more depth to your relationship with God as you gain valuable encouragement and motivation to seek intimate communication with God, your heavenly Father.

Remember, courage isn’t the absence of fear; it is learning how to move forward in the presence of fear. Courageous people do what they believe in their hearts they should do, no matter how they feel or what doubts fill their minds. When you take ownership of your problems and open your heart to God, He will help bring light into darkness so that you can be free.