Growth Groups

Growth groups a great way to connect and fellowship with other Christians, grow in God’s Word and in your relationship with Christ, and be encouraged and supported through prayer.  Most growth groups meet weekly September through May and take a summer break.  See below for more information and call the church office to sign up.

SUNDAYS

MONDAYS

GriefShare Support Group (Next class begins Sept. 13, 2021)

Day / Time Location Leader
Monday, 6:00PM Church, Room 11 Allie Garcia, Brenda McGill & Mark Cassidy

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now.  If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.

This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.

GriefShare support groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.  Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements:

Video seminar with experts

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects.  These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus

After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection

During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling.  Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

GriefShare support group meets weekly on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.  The next class begins September 13, 2021.  REGISTER HERE.

Get Out of Your Head (Ladies' Group)

Day / Time Location Leader
Monday, 6:30PM Online Michaela Lozano

Are your thoughts holding you captive? We don’t have to stay stuck in toxic thinking patterns. God built a way for us to escape that downward spiral. We’ll be diving into Philippians to learn how we can equip ourselves to transform our emotions, our outlook, and even our circumstances by taking control of our thoughts. When we submit our minds to Christ, the promises and goodness of God flood our lives in remarkable ways.  This study is geared towards 18-40 year old women.

TUESDAYS

Revelation Decoded

Day / Time Location Leader
Tuesday, 6:30PM Rooms 5 & 6 Gil Maza

Confused by the endless speculation about the End Times?  Frustrated at how often predictions about the rapture, the Antichrist, and the mark of the Beast have failed decade after decade, even by some of the most popular Bible teachers?  Is it even possible to actually understand the Words of Jesus as revealed to the Apostle John?  The answer is YES.  Join us as we legitimately “decode” Revelation once and for all.

WEDNESDAYS

The Book of Ecclesiastes

Day / Time Location Leader
Wednesday, 5:30PM Church Scott Hoerner

RAD (Repent.Arise.Disciple) This group desires to glorify God through studying the Bible and authentic fellowship.

Have you ever wondered why you can’t seem to be satisfied? Even if you got everything your way, you still recognize that it all seems to leave you wanting more. Join RAD Young Adults in our sanctuary on Wednesday evenings as we dig through the book of Ecclesiastes for insight on this topic. Contact Scott at scott@lightcc.org to get connected.

PRAYER: A Key to Life More Abundantly

Day / Time Location Leader
Wednesday, 6:30PM Church, Room 5 Vernon Allen

Nearly everyone reaches a moment, when the only thing he or she can think to do is pray. Tragedy, uncertainty, unrest, fear, insecurity, and trouble can bring even the most self-assured individuals to their knees. But you don’t need to wait until a crisis looms to begin a relationship with God through prayer. In this study, discover what the Bible has to say about prayer.

Spiritual Warfare: Overcoming the Enemy (Parents of Young Children & Young Marrieds)

Day / Time Location Leader
Wednesday, 6:30PM Church, Room 11 Mike Openshaw

Are you ready for battle?

Whether you realize it or not, you live in the midst of spiritual combat. Your enemy, the devil, is dangerous, destructive, and determined to keep you from effectively serving God. In order to defend yourself against his attacks, you need to know how the enemy operates.

Through this six-week (no homework!) study you will gain a thorough knowledge of the enemy’s tactics and schemes. As you discover the truth about Satan—including the limits of his power—you will be equipped to stand firm against his attacks and to develop a strategy for living daily in victory.

Sermon-Based Study

Day / Time Location Leader
Wednesday, 6:30PM Meet Online Chris McKinney

A sermon-based study is designed to help people better understand and act on the Sunday messages while building relationships through Bible study and fellowship.  These groups are easy and fun!  Think about the following questions in light of the Sunday message and be prepared to share your answers:

(1) WHAT? What is the context of Scripture? What is it saying?

(2) SO WHAT?  What difference does this make to my life?

(3) DO WHAT?  What will I do with this?  How will I respond?