Free & Clear: God's Roadmap to Debt Free Living
Led by Bethany Beckwith
This spiritual life group will be diving into Howard Dayton's book Free & Clear: God's Roadmap to Debt Free Living. If you have an interest in learning more about a biblical perspective on finances, the facts about loans & creditors, and how to get out of debt most efficiently, then this group is for you!
Come Be My Light
Led by Maria Fernandez
We will read through Brian Kolodiejchuk’s Come Be My Light. This book includes writings by Mother Theresa that illustrate her obedience and trust throughout her experiences with the missionaries of charity and her own inner darkness.
The Attributes of God
Led by Susannah Campbell & Rachel Therriault
We will be reading selected chapters from Arthur W. Pink’s The Attributes of God, which will expand on both common and unusual descriptions of our Holy Father. We will also explore and discuss the apparent disunity of these attributes and how they can coexist in the perfect deity.
The Girls' Room
Led by Anne-Milda Pu
The Girl’s Room (thank you, Amanda Bynes) is a group dedicated to talking about relationships. We’ll listen to TED talks, sermons, read excerpts from books and talk about tough questions like, “Where do I really get my self-worth?” and “How do I protect my heart while still inviting people in?” All ladies who are willing to have vulnerable conversations are welcome to join The Girl’s Room. Look forward to seeing you there!
Spirituality in the Outdoors
Led by Joel Cox & Jess Port
Our desire is to provide an opportunity for students to pursue God in his creation. Be prepared to be outside and actively engage with the material. We are planning to have most of our get-togethers off campus. (Think snow shoeing, bird sanctuary…)
Gods at War
Led by Tara Matthews & Eliza Stiles
We will read Kyle Idleman’s book Gods at War, which focuses on idolatry and certain idles such as pride, lust, relationships, entertainment, family, etc. These are the things that so often distract us from God, and take the focus of our worship away from Him. We feel that this is a life-changing book, and that God will work in great ways in this group.
Led by Rachel Baldwin
We will be exploring prayer, varied and alternative ways to pray and structured spiritual disciplines while also studying specific prayers of Jesus and others.
Led by Ellie DeVol and Lauren Becker (Director of Discipleship)
Reimagine the way you relate to God. Stop living your life under, over, from and for God and start living in communion with Him. We’ll be reading With by Skye Jethani, our February 2016 DEEP FAITH Week speaker. Join us, Skye’s insights just may change everything!
God First in a Busy Life
Led by Samuel Colacchia
The goal of this spiritual life group is simple: to find a way to develop a natural desire and rhythm to daily put God first, by using both the Bible and God in My Everything by Ken Shigematsu.
When the Saints Go Marching In
Led by Elizabeth Kennedy
This SLG focuses on saints. We’ll be learning about and from Christ’s church with the aim of loving Christ more and following him more closely. Our time will be spent learning about saints, reading scripture, exploring spiritual disciplines, singing songs, and taking mini pilgrimages.
Friendship and the Gospel of John
Led by Ms. Caroline Dixon, Gordon College staff member and graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div.)
Jesus said, "...but I have called you friends" (John 15:15). Let's explore Jesus as FRIEND, by reading the Gospel of John together. Let's discover how Jesus defined friendship, by focusing on his teachings. Let's observe how Jesus lived out his friendship, by observing his actions. Let's notice how Jesus's friendship affected one of his friends, namely the beloved disciple who went on to compose this gospel writing. Then, let's embrace our own individual friendships with our Lord!
Building and Maintaining Healthy Relationships
Led by Ms. Betsy Howell, friend of the college
The purpose of this group is to provide a caring and supportive environment to work on building and maintaining healthy relationships by improving communication, setting appropriate boundaries, and managing differences by developing conflict resolution skills. Managing time and reducing stress will also be addressed according to the needs of the group. Join this much-loved, long-running group to which students have consistently given high praise!
Speaking of Jesus
Led by Josh Guerin
In this group we will be reading the small book called Speaking of Jesus by Carl Medearis. This book challenges how we as Christians view the world and especially Jesus himself. This book really asks what you believe. Do you worship Christianity or Jesus?
Discussing God's Character Through Fiction
Led by Sarah Finnie & Heather Sweeney
We will be reading The Shack by William Young. One of the biggest questions Christians face is why God allows tragedy in this world. This book confronts all our doubts and helps us to better understand the character and role of God in our lives.
Stillness and Silence
Led by Leah Abercrombie
Come together to be. In silence. 45 minutes twice a week (or whenever you can come). If you’re longing for time to be still in the presence of God, or if you need the time and space to meditate on His word, or to rest, or pray in silence, come. This is your time with God to do with what you like, alongside of others, in the stillness and silence that is so important for our mental, physical and spiritual health. Come and be still before God and see what happens.
As the Deer
Led by Tyler Comer
For those who have hearts desperate for the goodness of the LORD. We will be reading The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer, and of course the Bible. And my vision for the group is a small, tightly knit community where we can share testimonies and learn what it means to seek God in all things.
The Stronger Man
Led by Caelah-Beth Wight
This spiritual life group will be about spiritual warfare. Together we will be discussing the sovereignty of God and the power of the resurrection. If the Lord has conquered death and cleansed us of our sin, surely this is great enough to rescue us from the hand of the enemy! Join us as we encourage one another in the Lord.
God’s Will – Stress Free
Led by Sara Twombly
This SLG will be focused on what it really means to be acting ‘in God's will’ and relieving a lot of the pressure associated with figuring out God's exact direction for our lives. As college students, so many of us are stressed out about our major, choosing a career path, and what our future holds - for no reason. This will be a great opportunity to fellowship with other students with your same thoughts, concerns, and questions about the future - and to hopefully develop a more Christ-centered, optimistic perspective on the unrevealed adventures that await!