ADULT MINISTRIES

LIFE GROUPS

LIFE HAPPENS
2nd & 4th Sundays @12pm
 
We can’t control everything. Life happens on its own terms, not ours. This Life Group works to foster relationships with family, church, and God so that we have love, support, and a family of faith when life happens. We eat lunch together after our 11am worship service, and then share in a rich discussion of the Bible or a common challenge we all face in our daily lives.
EVERYDAY GOSPEL
2nd & 4th Sundays @6pm
 
Our Faith is not only for Sunday morning or when we are with our “Church Friends.” Our faith guides how we live every day. It defines decisions, parenting, politics, and how we view the world. God doesn’t separate the sacred from the secular. We are better Christians we see God in every human experience; art, music, culture, literature and in the face of our fellow humans. This Life Group will be a place to celebrate these everyday sacred moments and challenge us to live without separating “God’s time” from “our time.” 
EMPTY NEST
3rd Sunday of the month
 
Anyone over 50 is welcome! These couples and singles meet at the place of the host family’s choice for dinner or other event. This group does “field trips” on occasion. Come meet new friends and explore our community together!

SEMINARY ABRIDGED

Looking for a deeper dive into faith? Ever wanted to go to seminary? Looking for a study that only lasts a few weeks? We’ve got you covered! Pastor Alex teaches a series of mini-courses covering a variety of topics throughout the year. Every class is only 3-5 weeks long and free! Check out the current course catalogue below!
Pneumatology: Who Is the Holy Spirit?
3-week lecture course
 
Many people in The United Methodist Church suffer from what a beloved seminary professor called “pneumatophobia” or fear of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit is hard to understand but unmistakably felt by many of us. Together we will study who the Holy Spirit is and how to live in the Spirit. 
 
Course meets on Tuesdays @7pm on these dates:
August 21, 28, September 4
Why Do We Call God “Father?”
3-week lecture course
 
Christ prayed to God the “Father” and so we often call God “Father” in response. The reason we call God “Father” is deeply theological, but often misunderstood, and can even be harmful in certain circumstances. Join us as we share our own family stories, and study how they inform the way we see and understand the mystical and transcendent first person of the Trinity.
 
Course meets on Tuesdays @7pm on these dates:
September 11, 18, 25
Short Stories by Jesus
4-week discussion course
 
Jesus often taught in parables, helping us to understand what the Kingdom of God looks like through stories he made up. Join us as we look at some of these stories together and discuss how they should impact our life.
 
**This class will be discussion-based and will use the book “Short Stories by Jesus” by Amy-Jill Levine.
 
Course meets on Tuesdays @7pm on these dates:
October 23, 30, November 6, 13
What’s Your Story?
90-Minute Seminar
 
Christ gave us the Great Commission, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.” However, many of us have no idea how to do this, and we are often afraid to talk about our faith because we don’t know what to say or where to start. This Fall, Pastor Alex will be holding 90 minute seminars that help you to learn your story, the story of our church, and the story of God’s good news! Together we will discover that we all have a life-changing story to share, and Pastor Alex will help you see that telling these stories is fun, easy, and leads to church growth and spiritual transformation!
 
These 90 minute seminars will be on Sundays right after church @12pm on these dates:
September 30, October 21, and November 4

Book Club

We meet at a member’s home to discuss the book of the month and enjoy each other’s company. Everyone is welcome, members of Cross Way or anyone who just enjoys reading!