SSC Small Groups Spring Schedule
Classes will start the week of February 3rd and end the week of May 2nd , 2013
Mondays, 6 – 7 p.m.
Face-to-Face with a HOLY God – Robert McDonald, Jr., Facilitator, Room 2
“In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the LORD sitting upon a throne. . .” so Isaiah begins his story of his encounter with the True and Living God! What would it be like to encounter the Holy One of Israel? So many people have a religion that just doesn’t work. It’s never really made a lasting difference in the way they live. Consequently, their lives are filled with dissatisfaction turmoil, and shattered dreams. Is there any hope, any way out, any true comfort? YES! Oh, YES! It’s all in Isaiah where God is ready to speak directly to you. Are you ready for Him? Come and study in this exciting, dynamic class.
Recommended for all believers
LORD, Heal My Hurts! – Rev. Tonya Triplett and Leveta Ellis, Facilitators, Room 305
Everyone hurts! The pain runs deep, the scars never seem to fade, and the memories torment us. As a result our growth is stunted, our walk crippled, our relationships infected. Will relief never come? YES – when you put yourself in the hands of Jehovah-Rapha, the God who heals! No matter what you’ve done or what’s been done to you, He wants to be your refuge. Discover how God can turn your sorrow into joy in LORD, Heal My Hurts! No matter how deep the wounds, God CAN heal your hurts!
Recommended for all of those who have been hurt
LORD, Where Are You When Bad Things Happen? – James Green, Facilitators, Room 307
You never dreamed it would happen to YOU! You cry for help. . .but God doesn’t seem to hear. Why? Chaos, tragedies, broken relationships – how could a God who is all-powerful, all-wise and all-loving allow those things? And what about the wars, disasters and plagues tearing the world apart? If God really is who He says He is, how can He let these things happen? Through this study you will meet God and come to understand, love and appreciate Him to a greater depth. In the process you will be equipped to be strong and courageous and to share these biblical insights with others.
Recommended for all believers AND non-believers
The Samson Syndrome – Michael Carter, Facilitator, Room 308
The Samson Syndrome is a set of twelve tendencies revealed in the biblical account of Samson’s life that clearly contributed to his erratic behavior, his spiritual decline, and ultimately, his failure as a deliverer of God’s people. These tendencies are common to men of strength in every generation. They represent the unique challenges that strong men will always face. Come and study these 12 tendencies and learn some specific, positive suggestions on how you can overcome them. WARNING! This class will take you into some dark territories!!!
Recommended for all men, young and old!
Spiritual Warfare: Biblical Truth for Victory – Julius Brown, Facilitator, Room 4
How much power does Satan actually have? Can he invade my life at any moment and wreak havoc? Where is God during Satan’s attack? Is God really in charge? Spiritual Warfare: Biblical Truth for Victory presents ways to know if you are in spiritual warfare, reasons warfare may persist, and actions to take during warfare. The study also explores the schemes of Satan against individual believers and the Church. One key topic is prayer’s role in spiritual warfare.
Recommended for all believers
Tuesdays, 12 Noon – 1 p.m.
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership – DeVone Holt, Facilitator, MPR1
Sessions in this class will discuss the basics of effective leadership including exerting influence, determining priorities, empowering others, and implementing team strategies. This session is essential for anyone wanting to make a positive difference at church, home, or office. One hour a week spending your lunch time in this session will reward you greatly!
Recommended for ALL leaders
Wednesdays, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Experiencing God – Will Rodgers, Facilitator, Room 3
The sessions in this class will show believers how to know God intimately while encouraging them to step out in faith and join Him with miraculous results.
Recommended for new members, and all members desiring a closer walk with God
From Prison to the Palace – Joseph Scott, Facilitator, Room 9
So you messed up somewhere in your life? Who hasn’t?? Who you had to do time and you don’t know if you can start over? This class is for you. This hard-hitting, frank-talking class is just what you need. Remember how Joseph in the Bible went from prison to the palace? Come and learn for “our” Joseph how to turn your life around and go from prison to the palace! He did!! And you can too! Come and see if God is not a God of a second chance!!
Recommended for ALL who need a second chance!!
“Investing In YOU” – Hilary Spencer Persley, and Marcus Folmar, Facilitators, Room 308
In a time of economic uncertainty, personal financial development according to God’s plan is key to attaining your goals and dreams in life. We will discuss topics such as: “Living on God’s Budget,” “The Millionaire Next Door,” “Making Sense of Retirement” and conclude with “See You at the Top” which will bring together all of the knowledge you will need for financial success! Come and learn how to invest in yourself!! Recommended for all members
Journey Series –
The purpose of the Journey Series is to present the Word of God in a simple, practical way that is true to the Scriptures and offers an exciting growth experience to both mature and new believers. Get your ticket (simply enroll) and journey through these fantastic studies:
- Journey into Hope: When Life is Tough (A Study of 1 Peter) – David DeBerry, Facilitator, Room 6
All of us can relate to 1 Peter because it is about problems, which we have on a regular basis. However, we must realize that our problems are not accidents; they are appointments. They are appointments with things God places in our lives to develop and mature us. May the Lord use this study to let you have a “journey into hope” when your life is tough.
- Journey into Joy (A Study of Philippians) – Sandra Marshall, Facilitator, Room 5
Do you know anyone who seems joyful all the time? When you meet them and ask how they are doing, they always answer, “Super,” “Fantastic,” or “Great.” With all of life’s disappointments and difficulties, we just think that no one could be joyful all the time. However, in the study of Philippians we find that joy can be a constant part of every believer’s life.
- Journey Into A Practical Faith – Samuel Tamrie, Facilitator, Room 4
The epistle of James has been called the “Proverbs of the New Testament” because it addresses the practicalities of everyday Christian life. It is a book that reveals the delusion of a faith without works or love. James deals with difficult issues, such as the blessings of trials, the dangers of temptation, behavior over belief, and creed over conduct.
- Journey into Powerful Prayer (A Study of the Lord’s Prayer) – Michael Copeland, Facilitator, Room 8
Do you ever feel like your prayers have no power? Do you ever wonder if you even really know how to pray? It is interesting to note that as the disciples travel with Jesus, they never ask Him to teach them to be great teachers, like He is, or to show them how to perform miracles. However, one thing about Jesus impresses them so much they want to know how to do it – Pray! Come and share in these great lessons: “Winning Over Worry,” “Forgiving Those Who Hurt You,” “Turning Down Temptation” and other outstanding lessons.
These sessions are recommended for all believers – mature and new believers alike. You can only enroll in ONE class at a time.
SMART Money Management – Ruby Marshall Jacobs, Kevin Anderson, Facilitators, Room Racquetball Room 1
In this class you will learn some basics on saving, spending, taxes, investing, estate planning, charitable contributions, stewardship, Christians relationship with money and what the bible says about money, money management, and budgeting. Serious about becoming debt free? This class is for you!
Recommended for all members
Thursdays, 6 – 7 p.m.
Shattered Dreams – Gerina Whethers, Facilitator, Room 305
This class is for those of you who want to be as real as God intended you to be, you will want to hold on to every word and principles that you will learn in these sessions. It will minister to your heart – your longing to know God rather than use Him! Shattered Dreams is intended to take genuine seekers of truth through a discovery of true hope that will generate a “new unfamiliar feeling that we will eventually recognize as joy.”
Recommended for all new and matured believers
Sundays, 9:40 – 10:40 a.m.
Really Bad Girls of the Bible – Ivory Rollins, Facilitator, Room BJ Miller Book Store
These shady ladies from Scripture stroll across the pages of the Bible proving that when it comes to badness there’s nothing new under the sun! The Medium of En Dor dabbled in the dark arts; Tamar the Widow used her feminine wiles to claim what was rightfully hers. Herodias, Athaliah, and Jael committed murder. The Adulteress and Bathsheba engaged in scandalous behavior. Yes, they were really bad in their time. Yet a closer look at their lives reveal God’s truth, shining through the centuries and illuminating the darker corners of our own hearts..
Recommended for ALL women, the good, the bad and the ugly!
NOTE: Students may receive Continuing Education Credits from Simmons College of Kentucky for completing 5 sessions