Welcome to all who are spiritually weary and seek rest, to all who mourn and long for comfort, to all who struggle and desire victory, to all who sin and need a Savior, to all who are strangers and want fellowship, to all who hunger and thirst after righteousness, and to all who will come. This church opens wide her doors and offers welcome in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Adult Ministry

Growing in Christ to impact our world.

Logo_-_PNG.pngWe strive to offer a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. In the area of Adult Discipleship we schedule regular classes during our Sunday School time at 9:45 a.m., which is between our two Sunday morning worship services.

We also offer a variety of Growth Groups that meet through the year. Each fall we have a number of new groups beginning. Many of these groups run through the school year with some continuing through the summer months. At times we elect to have an "all Church emphasis" where we encourage all of our adults to join a Growth Group where all groups study the same material. Some of the studies we have committed to in the past are Experiencing God and Purpose Driven Life.

Fellowship in the body is also an area that is important to our balanced growth in Christ. Alliance Church has several Fellowship Groups that are age based and meet throughout the year for the purpose of fellowship and building relationships in the body. These groups become great places for new attenders to get plugged in and make friendships.


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            Spring 2017 Adult Life Learning Classes
Opportunities  to CONNECT to God's  Word

Classic Readings (Room 103)

Teacher:  Jason Penner

Description:  This class will read, meditate on and discuss short readings from a number of well known and less well known writers of historic Christianity.  Each week a short 4-5 page reading will be assigned out of a book that is available from the church.  It will be necessary for each attendee to come to class having quietly read the passage and given time to contemplate the author's thoughts.  The readings will be from a large pool of authors such as Augustine, C.S. Lewis, John Calvin and Teresa of Avila.  Our discussions will be centered on questions such as -  What is true in their writing?  What questions is the writer addressing?  What perspective on life and truth is the author sharing that we haven't noticed or considered before?

Marriage Class - You and Me Forever (Meeting Room)

(This class is for married couples with an emphases for young couples)

Teacher: Scott and Sheena Bartholomew

Description: In his latest book, Francis Chan and his wife Lisa  address the question that many couples wonder at the altar: “How do I have a great   marriage?” Setting aside typical topics on marriage, Francis and Lisa dive into Scripture to understand what it means to have a relationship that  satisfies the deepest parts of our souls. In the same way that Crazy Love changed the way we see our personal relationship with God, You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity will radically shift the way we see one of our most important earthly relationships: marriage

Back to the Basics: Lord, Teach Us to Pray! (Room 201)

Teacher: Colleen Johnson

Description: This class focuses on discipling Christians to follow the leading of the original 12 disciples and ask Jesus to "teach us to pray" (Luke 11:1). There are no natural born pray-ers ... we all need to sit at Jesus' feet and learn to encounter the Father through prayer. This class unpacks Jesus'   response to the disciples request when He gave them a pattern for prayer, which has become known as "The Lord's Prayer." Prayer will become far more than a boring, religious ritual or a hit-and-miss activity for those participating. It will become a lifestyle full of joy and relevance that welcomes the presence of Christ into every area of life! Each person will recieve a daily prayer journal.

Hearing God- Dallas Willard (Sanctuary)

Teacher:  Bryan Bargen

Description: Does God speak to us today, or did this just happen in biblical times?  If so, how does God speak to us today?  How do we learn to discern His voice?  How do we know it is God speaking and not simply our own fears, wants or desires?  Dallas Willard believes that God does speak to us today, that we can discern His voice, that He does so in a variety of ways, and that learning to hear God’s voice is directly related to having an increasingly intimate relationship with Him.  And that hearing from God is more like the conversation that transpires in a mature relationship between a parent, adult child, and/or close friend, than like a student wanting answers from their teacher, or a child seeking permission from a parent.  The class will involve reading, presenting a rough outline of the chapter each week, and then discussion of the main ideas. 

 

  
Fellowship Groups

Presently we have these active Fellowship Groups:

Men's Events - There is a group of men that meet every Thursday morning for Bible Study and a variety of Men's Events throughout the year.

40's & 50's Group

XYZ Group (60+ years)

Contact the church office if you would like more information on these Fellowship Groups.