Losing Your Religion: Moving from Superficial Routine to Authentic Faith
Wednesdays 8:30-9:30 PM, GCSM Lounge
Led by Sarah Zuidema and Peter Crossman
What does it look like to help someone's faith to increase? What does it mean to cultivate love in someone else? How do we help people hold firmly to hope? In a society where rules and routines can often take the place of authentic faith let's take a look at the movitations behind our actions. Are you willing to lose your religion?
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM, Tavilla #320
Led by Jessie Woodring
This all-female group will follow Max Lucado through his book, Traveling Light, and unpack Psalm 23 verse by verse to learn what it means to release the burdens that we were never intended to bear. Through weekly reading in the Bible and devotional book, fellowship, and scripture memorization, we will seek freedom from the burdens of self-reliance, discontent, hopelessness, and shame among others. Put down the luggage of life and follow the Shepherd who has prepared green pastures and still waters.
Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 PM, Tavilla Basement #06
Led by Dan Higgins and Alex LaForest
"Fight Club" is an all guys weekly book study working through Craig Groeschel's book Fight. We will be learning how even the strongest man in the Bible fell to sin, but through it all God stayed with him. Join us as we compare the life of Samson to our lives today.
He Loves Me
Tuesdays 7:00-8:00 PM, GCSM Lounge
Led by Jonna Clark
Out of the Valley will be a group discussing the issues and struggles of anxiety and depression, specifically within a Christian community. Depression and anxiety can be so isolating, but it doesn't have to be. Let's start a conversation that leads to friendship, healing and hope. "...and hope does not disappoint." -Romans 5:3-5
Wednesdays 7:00-8:00 PM, Bromley Lounge
Led by Anna Kospetas
"Jesus is ______." How would you choose to fill in the blank? Every person has their own opinion of who Jesus is to them. In his book, Judah Smith fills in the blank with a few responses that each reveal more about the character of Jesus. Whether you have known Jesus your whole life, or are in search of learning more about Him, this group is an opportunity to explore and learn more about who Jesus is.
Celebration of Discipline
Thursdays 8:00-9:00 PM, Bromley #210
Led by Ashley Kang and Ellie DeVol
Over tea and snacks, this spiritual life group will explore what it means to live and engage in communal and personal growth through spiritual disciplines. We will discuss and encourage one another to practice the disciplines -- such as prayer, service, worship, and celebration -- to deepen our relationship with Christ.
You're Already Amazing
Mondays at 7:00 PM, Tavilla #209
Led by Kailyn Kowolenko
This study is for freshman ladies! Our first year of college is a time when we begin to figure out who we are going to be. This study will help you discover who God created you to be. We will explore our strengths and talents and discover how we can use them to further the Kingdom both here on campus and beyond. You're already amazing, so use that amazingness!
A Beautiful Defeat
Thursdays at 8:45 PM, Chase Classroom #30
Led by Taylor Graffum and Emma Nyquist
Have you ever had that feeling that you could be better if you only _______? Through the book A Beautiful Defeat, we will look at how focusing on God and what He intends for our lives can bring peace. In this group we will be exploring and defining what it means to live a surrendered life.
Book of Hebrews
Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 PM, CSD Conference Room
Led by Ashley Holm
Hebrews: A Better Covenant. We will be reading and discussing the book of Hebrews this semester and focusing on some of the main themes and characters included in the "cloud of witnesses" highlighted in this epistle. We will be reminded of the ways in which Christ is greater than the Old Testament priesthood, law, prophets, covenant and even our struggles today.
The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath
Sundays 2:00-3:30 PM, A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel
Led by Rebecca Telefort and Laura Kavin
Join us in pursuing a vibrant relationship with Christ centered around the pursuit of a pure Sabbath. This study comes from a desire to feel more of God's presence by meeting with him intentionally. We seek to open up the dialogue of personal spiritual struggles in order to provide support to our community, to exude the gospel, and throw off the masks we hide behind. Let's encourage one another to become purposeful in our spiritual growth; let's rest!
Sundays from 9:00-10:00 PM, GCSM Lounge
Led by Amaylah Israel and Grace Aghan
Hungry? It is so easy to become engrossed in our own hunger for created things, that our own deep hunger for the Creator becomes stifled or lukewarm. Through learning about the disciplines of fasting, prayer and fellowship, our group strives to redevelop and nourish a continual hunger for the presence of God.
Desiring the Kingdom
Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 PM, GCSM Lounge
Led by Emily Covell
Using James K.A. Smith's Desiring the Kingdom as a foundation, this group will discuss and work to better understand the role Christianity plays in culture, as well as the role culture can play in our Christian faiths. We will spend time reflecting on the places worship and education have within our lives, and how these elements, as well as others, shape our worldview.
Praying the Psalms
Thursdays 12:00-1:00 PM, Chapel Prayer Room
Led by Lauren Becker
As an addition to our chapel series on Psalms for the Journey, this spiritual life group will meet to discuss and experience praying through the Psalms. God's Prayer Book by Ben Patterson highlights that the Psalms often give us words to pray when, in our deepest struggles, we have no words. Come if it is your desire to experience the transformation of your prayer life, through praying the Psalms.
James: Bible Study and Breakfast
Tuesdays 7:00-7:50 AM, CSD Conference Room
Led by Katie Brietigan
Trials and Temptations, Patience in Suffering, Faith and Works -- these are all topics written about in the book of James, which provides encouragement as well as challenge to Christians in the way we daily live out our faith. As a Spiritual Life Group, we will start our Tuesdays with breakfast and time in Scripture! We'll study and pray through the practical implications of James' words for our lives, focusing on the here and now of our daily routines and actions.
The Kosher Kilts: Jewish Practice in Christian Faith
Fridays from 6:00-7:00 PM, GCSM Lounge
Led by Rachel Lehmann
So you're at Gordon -- you're a Scot! (That's the Kilt part.) In this group, we're going to be looking at the relationship between the Jewish and Christian faiths and chatting about the intention of Jewish practices, traditions, and rituals in the walk of a Christian. (That's the Kosher part!) Neither kosher meals nor authentic kilts are required to attend.
Every Day, Every Play
Sundays at 3:00 PM, Tavilla Basement Lounge
Led by Rachel Ryder and Shaylyn Roach
This is a spiritual life group for female varsity athletes. We will learn how to worship the Lord through sports and the athletic abilities He gave us by focusing on the topics of identity, motivation, idolatry, growth, pain, and perspective. Brought together by a common passion for sport, we seek to glorify Him more through the study of His word and its application to our lives, especially in the activities in which we participate in -- every day, and every play.