GROW IN YOUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY.

We’re each on a spiritual journey. Whether we are just exploring faith, beginning our journey, growing into Christlikeness, or multiplying disciples, we each have a next step of faith to take. One way we can lean into these steps is by participating in a Growth Group - a new offering to help each of us at Bay Area grow spiritually as we walk the Discipleship Pathway. Growth Groups are learning environments that teach, train and equip us in our next faith steps. Each Growth Group lasts about six weeks and has an emphasis on personal growth. There are unique focuses specific to each spiritual life stage, intended to help us establish new habits, embrace new ways of thinking, and become more like Jesus as we learn together in community. 

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EXPLORING

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BEGINNING

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GROWING

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MULTIPLYING

 

SIGN UP FOR UPCOMING Growth groups

Wednesdays, sEPTEMBER 11 - OCTOBER 16, 7-8:30 p.m.

Exploring Christianity: A starting point to discovering eternal life

This class is recommended for people who are exploring their faith.

Joe Harvey, Instructor - What is the Bible and why is it trustworthy? What story does it tell? How can we know why we are here and what happens when we die? Who is Jesus - really? Ask all these questions and more as we begin our discovery of the Biblical Christian faith. If you have questions, this is your starting point.

 

Bible 101: Old Testament

This class is recommended for people who are beginning in their faith.

Mark Cerulla, Instructor - If you feel intimidated, overwhelmed, totally confused, or just curious about the Old Testament, this 6-week class will provide you with a framework. Just like looking at the picture on the box of a 1,000-piece puzzle helps you know where individual pieces go, this overview will make sense of the Old Testament.

 

Marriage: Become Your Best Us

This class is recommended for people who are beginning in their faith.

Brian & Judith Green, Instructors - Every married couple is unique. They are an "US". There are things they like to do, places they like to go, histories that are their own. And whether they are loving their US, wondering if their US is going to make it, or somewhere in between, every couple at some level wants to become their best US. They just may not be sure what that looks like. Over the course of this series, couples will discover what habits they currently have (not the bowl of ice cream every night...that's a different discussion), and what habits they can start to develop to become their best US. The course material is based on the Core 4 Habits of the Married People Strategy, including: Have Serious Fun; Respect and Love; Love God First; and Practice Your Promise.

 

Global Mission – Explore: Discover God’s Word, World and Work

This class is recommended for those who are regularly meeting with Jesus and growing more into His likeness.

John & Meredith Battan, Instructors - Have you ever wondered what the Bible is really about? Is God still at work in the world today? Is my life meant to be part of something bigger? Investigate these questions and more through Explore, an introduction to global missions. This study is designed to help you begin discovering God’s Word, world, and work and the roles that He invites us into as we grow as disciples of Jesus.

 

Systematic Theology 1

This class is recommended for those who are regularly meeting with Jesus and growing more into His likeness.

Brian Hopper & Bryan McFarland, Instructors Discover how easy and practical theology (the study of God) can be when you take a systematic approach to it! Each week we will focus on a biblical theological principle as it relates to: God, the person, work, the Holy Spirit, the Church and the Bible. The more we understand what the Bible has to say, the more we'll become passionate, maturing followers of Jesus!

 

New Testament Survey: Romans 1

This class is recommended for those who are regularly meeting with Jesus and growing more into His likeness.

Horacio Tablada, Instructor This 6-week class is broken down into sections so you can join any of them and miss one or two and not be affected. Each week will be self-contained focusing only on the several chapters of the great book of Romans. The topic lines will include salvation; pre-destination; sexuality; “gray” areas; Israel’s salvation; dealing with perpetual sin in one’s life; politics and a whole lot more. These chapters of the Bible are chock full of real-life issues that every Christian should grapple with.

 

Prayer – Intercessory

This class is recommended for those who are regularly meeting with Jesus and growing more into His likeness.

Sam Logan & Barbara Carneiro, Instructors Learn and practice the use of intercessory prayer as a weapon to fight the spiritual battles that impact the lives of you, your family and friends. Intercession is prayer that pleads with God for your needs and the needs of others. But it is also much more than that. Intercession involves taking hold of God's will and refusing to let go until His will comes to pass. (2 Cor. 10:3-5). Join Sam and Barbara and they guide you into developing a deeper prayer relationship for the kingdom.

 

Biblical Leadership 101

This class is recommended for those who are continually maturing and helping others grow in their faith.

Michele Rollins, Instructor What does it mean to be a spiritual leader? Join other current and prospective leaders as we discover the role and influence of a spiritual leader, dive into what Scripture has to say about leadership, and learn how we can grow to be even more effective for the Kingdom.