Northcliffe Groups
 
 
Christian Life Development Groups (CLD 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.
 
Monday CLD
It’s All Under Control
Leader: Maryann McCleave
Location: Building A, Room 7
Cost: $10.00
Begins: Monday, January 6 at 7:00 PM
It’s All Under Control is an invitation to leave behind your frazzled life to discover a peace you almost forgot (or didn’t know) was possible. In each week’s study you’ll find references to chapters or passages of the book for you to read, part of Jennifer’s personal story, an opportunity to identify your own story, stories from the Bible of people who struggled with the same issues as you, reflection questions, and a prayer.
Tuesday CLD
Breathe
Leader: Cheryl Uroda
Location: Building D, Room 1
Cost: $10.00
Begins: Tuesday, January 7 at 9:00 AM

One of the greatest challenges for moms in our culture is taking time to stop and cease from all the activities and busyness and just breathe. We are in bondage to busyness. It is time for us to build margin into our lives for God. If you are weary, worn out, and exhausted, the concept of Sabbath will change your life.
Daniel Part 2 (Women’s Bible Study)

Leader: Marcia Waugh

Location: Building A, Room 7
Cost: $15.00

Begins: Tuesday, January 21 at 10:00 AM (6 weeks)

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.
The Deacon I Want To Be
Leaders: Deacons 
of Northcliffe
Location: Building D, Room 1
Cost: TBD

Begins: Tuesday,February 11 at 6:30 PM (8 Weeks)

What does it mean to be a deacon in the church? How does one become a deacon? What does a deacon do? These are common questions in the life of any church. In this study our deacons want to help you take a look at who a deacon is, his qualifications for being a deacon, his work, his wife, his worship, and his witness. Our deacons hope to help current and prospective deacons grow spiritually and serve faithfully at Northcliffe Church.
Wednesday CLD
Joseph: 
A Story of Faith for All Seasons of Life
Leader: Pastor Jerry Waugh

Location: Family Life Conference Center
Cost: None

Begins: Wednesday, January 8 at 11:00 AM

Joseph went through everything. He went from a season of family struggles, to a season of temptation, to a season of waiting. He knew what it was like to be accepted, but he also knew what it was like to be rejected. He knew what it was like to be loved, but he also knew what it was like to be hated. He also knew what it was like to be betrayed, slandered, tested, and lonely. And yet, through every season of his life, two things were true: Joseph never took his eyes off the Lord, and the Lord never took his eyes off of Joseph. We will look and learn from his story found in the last 13 chapters of Genesis which reads like an epic novel, filled with tension and twists and turns but ultimately, has a very blessed ending.
Amos (Men’s Bible Study)

Leader: John Graham

Location: Building D, Room 1
Cost: None

Begins: Wednesday, January 8 at 6:30 PM

Gather together with a group of men who are coming 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.
Community: We are the Church

Leader: Pastor Ben Ellis

Location: Building D, Room 4
Cost: None

Begins: Wednesday, January 8 at 6:30 PM (7 Weeks)

When we think about the church, a variety of things come to our minds. We can think of a building, a gathering of people, a particular denomination, or a world wide movement. But what does the Bible teach us about the community of faith? What is the church? How do individual believers fit into the church? How does being the church affect our day to day lives? How does Northcliffe pursue what it means to be the church? Walk through these questions and more as we discover what God intends for us and His church.
Overcoming Emotions that Destroy
Leader: Pastor Jerry Waugh

Location: Building D, Room 7
Cost: $10.00

Begins: Wednesday, January 8 at 6:30 PM (10 Weeks)
Some people erupt like a volcano, some keep it all inside, while others express it in a passive aggressive style with sarcasm and harsh words. We will identify how we handle our anger, and we will be provided with practical biblical tools to express anger appropriately. We will also learn how to deal with those who may express their anger in wrong ways toward us.
 
“Why?”, “What If?” And “If Only?”

Leader: Fran Welch

Location: Building A, Conference Room
Cost: $12

Begins: Wednesday, January 8 at 6:30 PM (8 Weeks) 

This series is written to bring help, hope, and comfort, to people who have lost their loved ones. It is designed to help them navigate life after loss. The WHY, WHAT IF, IF ONLY series is a series for grieving people. Learning a new rhythm of life from others who have walked through the same journey of grief that you are walking through now.
Financial Peace University

Leader: Cherie Downing

Location: Building A, Room 7
Cost: $110

Begins: Wednesday, January 29 at 6:30 PM (9 weeks)

We all want to be financially secure. We all want our finances to be a way we can serve God and be prepared for the future. The way our culture is now we see far more places where we find overspending and over extension to be the norm. Learn biblically based strategies to pay off your debt, save for the future and spend wisely. Financial Peace University will help you better understand a biblical way of understanding your finances and ultimately your relationship with God.
For more information or to register contact: Cherie Downging at: cheharry2014@gmail.com     
Isaiah Looks to Easter

Leader: Pastor Ben Ellis

Location: Building D, Room 4
Cost: None

Begins: Wednesday, March 4 at 6:30 PM (6 Weeks)

The prophet Isaiah has been called at various times and for various reasons the Prince of Prophets. In a fitting way Isaiah gives us a significant look at the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus long before Jesus was born to Mary. As we look forward to Easter, we have the privilege to walk through the “Servant Songs” of Isaiah that give us a picture of Jesus’ work to come. Step in and celebrate the gospel of Jesus as we explore significant prophecies about what Jesus would do during the incarnation.
The Rapture and Beyond:
A Look at the Thessalonian Letters

Leader: John Reddy

Location: Building D, Room 8
Cost: None

Begins: Wednesday, January 8 at 6:30 PM 

The letters to the Thessalonians are full of faith, hope, grace, and love. One would find the most comforting pericopes in these epistles which are widely read at funerals to comfort grieving families. These epistles are also loaded with eschatological truths. Every person who professes faith in the Lord Jesus should answer the question, “Are you rapture ready?” These epistles will equip a believer to rejoice, pray, and give thanks in all circumstances. Many Christians struggle to find God’s will for their lives. This study is going to provide answers without the shadow of a doubt about God’s will in one’s life. The Rapture is one of the concepts widely discussed among Christian circles. Millions of copies of books were sold, and dozens of movies were made about Rapture. This class will explore how to prepare for the Rapture by knowing God’s will and what to expect beyond the Rapture.