Wednesdays at 8:15 p.m. in GCSM Lounge
Led by Lauren Berg and Anna Wondergem
Practicing prayer is a group focused on exploring different types of prayers, such as David's Psalms, Lectio Divina, and Prayer of Examen as a way to guide, reevaluate, and redefine our prayer life. Notice that there is a lot of prayer in that sentence? That's the point! Whether you pray daily, simply before a meal, or just are curious about what prayer is and can be, this group is an opportunity to explore prayer in a way you never have before.
When People are Big and God is Small
Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Lion’s Den
Led by Lauren Fillebrown
“Fear” in the biblical sense includes being afraid of someone, but it extends to holding someone in awe, being controlled or mastered by people, worshiping other people, putting your trust in people, or needing people. Do you ever struggle with people pleasing or needing others to feel good about yourself? In this study, we will talk about what it means to love people more while needing people less, and focusing on our need of Jesus to overcome peer pressure, codependency, and the fear of man.
Music Inspired by the Story
Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in GCSM Lounge
Led by Ashley Holm
For this Bible study, we will use the music from the Big Book Media produced CD, Music Inspired by the Story to stimulate discussion and study. Each song on this CD was written from the point of view of a different individual from the Bible. We will use the songs and the Biblical stories to discover how God has revealed His Glory throughout history and in the lives of His people. And as their individual stories begin sounding more and more like our own, we can’t help but realize that we are also a part of God’s merciful narrative and joint heirs to His promises and gift of salvation.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:15 a.m.
CSD Conference Room
Led by Jacqueline Benton and Kathy Carpenter
We will follow the traditional Anglican/Episcopal liturgy of Morning Prayer using the Book of Common Prayer. Open to all Gordon students, faculty and staff.
Time and Place TBA
Led by Peter Kang
"'The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.'
Finding rest must be one of the most difficult tasks as a college student. Celebrating Sabbath seeks to learn to know about God through rest in the business of our lives. God celebrated Sabbath not because he needed it, but because He knew we need it.
Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m. in GCSM Lounge
Led by Alice Tsang
Are all your contributions of time and resources to the poor/disadvantaged leading to greater good, or are you just feeding more dependency? Learn how strategic thinking and sound stewardship will allow you, even with limited resources, to produce transformative benefits to those you help and truly “love your neighbors."
The Supper of the Lamb
Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the GCSM Lounge
Led by Lissy Sundet and Laurie Truschel
There are two things required of students who would like to attend this Spiritual Life Group: 1) an interest in cooking (or, if this is more palatable), eating; and 2) a sense of wonder about the glorious feast that is being prepared for all who love the Lord (Revelation 19). The Supper of the Lamb, by Robert Capon, will be read (it is a cookbook, but so much more!), as well as sections from Eugene Peterson’s Living the Resurrection. This Spiritual Life Group involves a monthly dinner together, as well as creative imagining about food and faith.
Jesus + Nothing = Everything
Female Only group, Thursdays at 7:00 p.m., Location TBD
Led by Amanda Calabro and Christina Waller
"So what are you trusting in, other than Jesus, to gain acceptance or approval, to experience security and significance, to find meaning and purpose, to discover identity and direction?" A question we are often reluctant to answer, this spiritual life group will look at the hard truth that Jesus plus Nothing really is Everything. This all-female group will explore the implications of adding things to this equation and the true freedom that comes from continual pursuit of the Gospel and the things Jesus has already done on our behalf.
The Depths of Grace
Thursdays at 8 p.m. in Bromley Hall Lounge
Led by Will Fortier, Derek Schoffstall, Josh Andrews
We will be looking at the Grace of God in the context of Jonah and Micah. In these books we see that God condemns unrighteousness but will always work to redeem the repentant soul.
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in GCSM Lounge
Led by Kyle Michel
Ephesians is a well-known book of the Bible that covers many topics relevant to the contemporary Christian life. It is a very enriching book to dive deep into. For the semester we will explore the book, reading, discussing, and praying through it with one another, seeking a deeper walk with God and to understand in a richer way what it means to be "in Christ."
Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. in the GCSM Lounge
Led by Laurie Truschel
Lots of Christians talk about the gospel, but do we really understand the Gospel and how to apply it to our lives? The purpose of this group is to deepen our understanding of the gospel, to experience transformation from the inside out, and to develop relationships that challenge us to be more like Jesus.
Let’s be real!
Mondays at 7:00 p.m. in Evans Lounge
Led by Juhye Lee
This group will be a place where we challenge one another to grow spiritually, keep each other accountable, talk about what God is doing in our lives, and pray for one another. We will first develop relationships through games, testimonies, and stories. After we get to know one another, each individual will have the opportunity to share their personal spiritual growth. Both girls and guys are welcome!
Theology of Hope
Wednesdays or Fridays every other week, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Center for Faith and Inquiry
Led by Hannah Strauss and Ryan Groff
Join us twice a month over lunch to read together the contemporary theologian Jürgen Moltmann's Theology of Hope. Moltmann writes about the hope found in the resurrection of Christ crucified, and suggests that in being bound in faith to Christ and granted the hope of his resurrection we find not only a consolation in suffering, but also the protest of the divine promise against suffering.
Shabbat, Kashrut, & Hagiga: Jewish Practice in Faith
Fridays at 5:30 p.m. in KOSC 128
Led by Rachel Lehmann
Together we will explore three Jewish Practices—The Sabbath, The Kosher Diet, and The Celebrations —and how they affect God's interaction with His people, Jesus' time and teachings, and how they are manifest in our contemporary walk with Christ.
Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. in Wilson (RD apartment)
Led by Heather Davis and Josh Guerin
Sinners Anonymous is both a Bible study and an accountability group. We will be going through the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and examine how they relate to the Christian walk of faith. We will also seek to be transparent with one another about our struggles while also helping to hold each other accountable to living faithfully as followers of Christ.