Christian Life Development Groups (CLD Groups) are opportunities for us to be challenged to grow in our walk with Christ in a safe place.  These groups come together to edify one another through the in-depth study of God’s word through a variety of study topics, methods, and directions.  The goal of these groups is for us to have a better understanding of God, how He is acting in our world, how He is acting in our lives, what He desires from us, and how we can better understand ourselves. 
 
Our goal in every CLD Group is that we will grow closer to God and to who He desires us to be. 
Adult Bible Study
“When Life Doesn’t Make Sense:
A five week verse by verse study of the book of Habakkuk”
Leader: Pastor Jerry Waugh
When: Wednesdays, 11:00 AM
Dates:August 14 – September 11, 2019 
Location: Family Life Center 
Cost: None

We find in the Bible that there were times when people of faith looked up to the heavens and asked questions like, “Why? Why me? Why now?  Why this?” All of us ask or wonder about such questions. This is where the story of Habakkuk can help us because he records his conversation with God. Along the way Habakkuk experiences a total change in how he sees his circumstances and moves from fear to faith.

Amos (Men’s Bible Study)
Leader; John Graham
Location: Building D, Room 1
Cost: None
Begins: Wednesday, August 21 at 6:30 PM
Gather together with a group of men who are coming together around the book of Amos as we dig into this prophetic book and discover how we can pursue God in meaningful ways in our daily lives. We will explore the messages that God sends to Israel, Judah and the surrounding nations.  Each of these messages will impact our understanding of how to uphold biblical justice and how to connect with God in a relational way. 
1 PETER (Women’s Bible Study)
Leader: Michelle Chamberlin
Location: Building D, Room 4
Cost: $13.00
Begins: Wednesday, August 21 at 6: 30 PM
Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading.  In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance.  He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ.  Key themes of humility, submission and identity in Christ guide the study of 1 Peter as participants are challenged to read the book in its entirety each week. 
Effective Parenting in a Defective World
Leader: Pastor Jerry Waugh
Location: Building D, Room 7
Cost: None
Begins: Wednesday, August 21 at 6:30 PM
Raising children is a tough challenge in today’s world.  Peers and pop culture exert a never-ending pressure on kids.  Parents often feel helpless, as every principle they teach their children seems to be contradicted by the corrupt principles of this defective world.  But the good news is, God has a plan for effectively raising your children and you can learn from it.  Packed with practical advice, this series will give struggling parents a vision for their children’s future and life-changing help for today. 
A Brief Study of End-Times Prophetic Scripture
Leader: John Reddy
Location: Building D, Room 8
Cost: None
Begins: Wednesday, August 21 at 6:30 PM
The study of the end-times is a prolific theme in both the New and Old Testament.  Properly understanding the prophetic scriptures is essential to God’s plan for His creation.  Christian Eschatology raises topics like the rapture, second-coming tribulation, persecution, and Anti-Christ.  A person who is ignorant of the end-time prophecies can be deceived by the political, sociological, and religious claims of those claiming to speak for God.  Jesus warned believers that these deceptions would come.  Christians should apply the prophetic scriptures in their day to day lives. This brief study gives an overview of the prophetic scriptures and its application to one’s life. 
Mom Set Free
Leader: Cheryl Uroda
Location: Building D, Room 1
Cost: $15 
Begins: Tuesday, September 10 at 9:00 AM
As moms, we’re under constant pressure.  We have to get it right in all areas of life – work, home, family, and faith – because our children’s’ futures hinge on our ability to perfectly orchestrate the present.  But those impossible standards leave us oscillating between worry, fear, anger and shame.  They threaten to steal all the wonder from parenting, life and our personal relationship with God. Discover how the gospel message can empower you to parent in the freedom of God’s sovereignty. So that you can breath deeper, walk lighter, and enjoy your children – and the parenting journey – more than ever before. 
Please register by September 1st so we can arrange childcare.
Daniel: Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy
Leader: Marcia Waugh
Location: Building A, Room 7
Cost: None
Begins: Tuesday, September 10 at 10 AM
Join this faith building study of prophecy, and learn how to shine for Christ in our modern culture.  Just as the prophet Daniel faced unbelievable pressures to compromise his faith, to live in a hostile culture, and confront temptations, and threats, today’s believers face many of the same trials. Discussion will help everyone grow in their faith in Christ and trust His will for their life. 
Basic Christianity: Understanding the Foundations of Christian Faith
Leader: Ben Ellis
Location: Building D, Room 8
Cost: None
Begins: Wednesday, September 11 at 6:30 PM
Whether you are not sure about Christianity, taking your first steps in faith, or a long time believer in Christ, this exploration of Christianity can help you understand the foundations of Christian belief.  In this study we will walk through some of the most important issues in Christianity.  Join us as we continue to make solid in our hearts and minds those things that are absolutely essential to our faith. 
Perfect Love by Lisa Harper
Leader: Maryann Mccleave

Location: Building A, Room 7
Cost: None

Begins: Monday, September 9 at 7:00 PM

We all want to be known and loved. Though we can experience deep relationships with others, there will always be a hole in our hearts for the perfect love of Christ. But, what does that really mean? How do we pursue intimacy with an invisible God? What if we do not feel worthy of His love?
In six powerful sessions Lisa Harper walks women through the Song of Solomon to answer those questions and more. As she brings clarity to the text and as you watch real-life stories from other women, you will learn how to embrace God’s perfect love and realize your own beauty and worth in God’s eyes. . 
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