Wednesday Night Alive! Resumes

It’s back!  Wednesday Night Alive! resumes on February 21, and continues for 6 weeks.  Each evening begins with a light meal at 6 p.m., followed by small group opportunities designed to enhance spiritual growth and build community.  Here are a list of the offerings:

Study: Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn’t Say by Adam Hamilton
Leader:  Gayle Harris
Schedule:  6 weeks beginning Wednesday, February 21
Times:  7-8 pm
Room:  12
Description:  They are simple phrases. They sound Christian—like something you might find in the Bible. We’ve all heard these words. Maybe we’ve said them. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways.

Adam Hamilton in searching for the whole truth by comparing common Christian clichés to the message and ministry of Jesus. The clichés include:

  • Everything happens for a reason.
  • God helps those who help themselves.
  • God won’t give you more than you can handle.
  • God said it, I believe it,that settles it.
  • Love the sinner, hate the sin.

Study:  What Makes a Hero? The Death-Defying Ministry of Jesus by Matt Rawle
Leader:  Pastor Monte Marshall
Schedule:  6 week beginning Wednesday, February 21
Times:  7-8 pm
Room:  6-8

Description:  What Makes a Hero offers an image of what it looks like to be victorious over trials and temptations. Looking at pop culture heroes and others through the lens of faith, the study shows how Jesus turned the concept of hero on its head. Heroes help us discern the good, fight for what’s right, define identity, execute justice, spark revolution, and save lives.

Chapters Include:

  • Good, Evil, and God
  • Right, Wrong, and Holy
  • Us, Them, and the Body of Christ
  • Have, Have-Not, and the Kingdom of God
  • Old, New, and Covenant
  • Life, Death, and Resurrection

Study:  More than a Carpenter by Josh & Sean McDowell
Leaders:  Steve McAnally, Zala & Charlie Koym
Schedule:  6 week beginning Wednesday, February 21
Times:  7-8 pm
Room:  1-2
Description:  The inspirational classic, More than a Carpenter, is now updated for a new generation of seekers with a fresh look, revised material, and a new chapter that addresses questions commonly raised today. Former skeptic Josh McDowell is now joined by his son Sean as they examine the evidence about Jesus. Is he really the Lord he claimed to be? How can we know for sure? More than a Carpenter offers arguments for faith from a skeptic turned believer. Since its original publication in 1977, this modern classic has sold over 15 million copies, been translated into dozens of languages, and introduced countless people to the real Jesus.   

Study:  The Quest by Beth Moore
Leader: Danielle King
Schedule:  12 weeks, beginning Wednesday, January 31
Times: 6:30-8 pm
Room:  10
Description: Beth Moore’s, The Quest, is a cross between a curriculum and a journal, between a classroom and a prayer closet, with three primary objectives:

  • To promote deeper intimacy with God. To help foster a sojourner mentality to aid as comfort that we are only passing through this world on our way somewhere else. This is not our home.
  • To foster an adventurer-mentality as royal subjects of royal blood unrecognized by the world but headed to an unshakable kingdom worth the arduous trip (Acts 14:22)

Register using the form below, or at the Welcome Desk on Sunday.