Small Group University

Sorry that you missed our Spring Semester of SGU.

No worries, soon we will be announcing the groups that will be offered during the upcoming Summer Semester, which will start on May 3.

In the meantime, take a look at the two groups that our currently meeting on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8 pm:

"Not A Fan"
Dean & Pam Jessup
(Click anywhere in this description to go to the Not A Fan website for more information)

A fan is an enthusiastic admirer. In the Gospels, Jesus never seemed too interested in fans. People close enough to Jesus to get the benefits but not so close to require sacrifice. Jesus was (and is) looking for followers - completely committed people.

This group will be together for seven weeks. At it's most basic, this group is a six episode, video-driven small group bible study, centered around the calling in the life of every follower of Jesus. Beyond this, it's an opportunity, a time where you can be open to what Jesus has to say about your thoughts, feelings and the motivations of your heart. It's a challenge, a call to look at your relationship with Jesus with fresh eyes and see whether it's really everything that it could be. Lastly, it's a journey, one that will deepen your relationship with Jesus while deepening your relationships with the members of the group.

"Island Hopping"
Pastor David Miller

This is Pastor David's introduction to his very own Journey To Be. In this nine week group you will be introduced to the eight islands of The Journey To Be. You will spend a week on each island. You will build yourself a hut, put up your hammock and cut a path to the top of the hill, in order to watch sunrise and sunset. But then you will continue your journey to the next island and do it all over again. You will leave behind your hut, hammock and pathway. For there will be a time, in the future, when you will need to return to each island. This insures that you won't be starting from scratch all the time. You will simply pick up where you left off.

The eight Islands are:

"The Hole" - I need something - healing, connection, meaning, forgiveness, etc. I have a hole in my life that I can't fill on my own.
"I Matter" - I believe there is a God and I matter to him. He is what I need to fill the hole in my life.
"Transform My Want To" - I make the choice to commit my life to the care and control of Jesus.
"Be Real" - I will be real with myself, my God and others. I will surrender my secrets and take off my masks.
"Inquiring Minds Want To Know" - I will devote myself to learning and growing and I will surrender to every change that God wants to make in my life.
"Two Ears & One Mouth" - I will strive to understand as opposed to be understood, by listening to others with a servant's heart. I will offer forgiveness to those who hurt me and I will make amends for the harm I have done to others.
"My Heart's Desire" - I will daily spend time with God for self-examination, Bible reading and prayer. I desire to know God and his will for my life. And to gain the power to follow his will.
"The Others" - I will yield myself to God to bring this good news to others, both by my example and by my words.