On Sunday mornings, we encourage you to join us at 9:00 a.m. for an opportunity to study God's Word in one of our Sunday Morning Bible Study groups that meet on the Gateway campus. Groups are available for the entire family, with options for all ages.
BIBLE STUDY GROUPS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
To learn about classes for children and youth, please follow these links:
Preschool Classes (Newborns - K5)
Children's Classes (Grades 1-6)
Youth Class (Grades 7-12)
BIBLE STUDY GROUPS FOR ADULTS
We offer three distinct Sunday morning Bible study groups for adults. Each group provides you with an opportunity to study the Word of God, discuss how the Word of God changes our lives, pray together, and fellowship. Each group studies a particular topic, and includes people of all different ages and walks of life in it. These groups all meet in the gym building (the building to right as you look at the front of the campus). The current groups are:
As we look at the world around us, we see a need for care from a hurting world, and we often struggle with our roles as Christians within this world. One of the major problems both inside and outside the church is the lack of ability or desire to care for and love people well, especially those that are different than us. The Scriptures often reveal how our outward treatment of people indicates our inward distance from God and His kingdom. Jesus addresses these heart issues over and over in the Gospels, and we are looking at how Christ calls us to a greater kingdom in the Gospel of Matthew. Come join us to discuss how we can apply these truths in light of the Gospel as we look for God to grow our love for him in our hearts so much that it overflows in our love for others. We work through these ideas together as sinful people in need of a Savior. We often say of our group, “It’s okay to not be okay here.” We all recognize our individual and collective struggles with sin, and we hope that by shining the light of truth into these dark places, the Lord will lead us to a closer walk with him and with each other.
MATTHEW'S GOSPEL / Gym building - Room 1
Teachers: Jeff Moody and Tom Haberkorn
PRAYER / Gym building - Gymnasium
Teachers: Greg Teal and Rick Steen
Prayer. To the Christian, prayer is likened to breathing. Yet, though one of the most vital aspects of the Christian life, most individuals and churches struggle simply to pray. In this study, we will examine questions like: What is prayer? Why do we pray? What are obstacles to praying? When do we pray? How often do we pray? Does prayer work? If God is sovereign, why do I need to pray? After we look at these fundamental questions about prayer, we will launch into a very practical section where we talk about different elements of prayer and then we will pray! Areas we will cover are praise, confession, scripture praying, watching, intercession, petition, thanksgiving, and meditation. Our goal is that that we may all grow in our understanding of prayer and more importantly, pray...without ceasing. Lord help us to pray! Intrigued? Come along and join us on this journey in prayer.
SET MY HEART ABLAZE / Gym building - Room 3
Teacher: William Foxx & Ron Burke
Many of us are familiar with the lyrics of the old hymn which says, "O soul are you weary and troubled, no light in the darkness you see. There's light for a look at the Savior, and life more abundant and free. Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in his wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim In the light of His glory and grace.” We will discuss together the devotional book, Set My Heart Ablaze, which is a collection of excerpts from the writings of A. W. Tozer. This study is designed to direct our hearts to do just as the song suggests, to look full into the face of Jesus. We invite you to come join us as we seek to deepen our understanding of what that produces in us, and how effective it makes us in showing Him to the world around us.