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. Some are discussion based, some are lecture based, but every class is only 3-5 weeks long and free! Check out the current course catalogue below!
Intro to the Old Testament
4-week lecture course
 
Many Christians spend most of their time in the New Testament. However, any time Jesus referred to scripture, he was talking about the Hebrew Scriptures, or what we call the Old Testament. There is a lot more to these amazing scriptures than just plagues, arks, and a big Jonah-eating fish. Join us as we explore the fascinating Hebrew Scriptures during January!
 
Course meets on Tuesdays @7pm on these dates:
January 8, 15, 22, 29
Methodism
4-week lecture & discussion course
 
You many not be aware of this, but our denomination is at a global crossroad. What our denomination will look like going forward is uncertain, however that is something we Methodists are well-accustomed to after a few hundred years of separating and uniting to become what we are today. In this class, we will learn Methodist history & theology, discuss the current situation and the possible implications, and then have a follow-up discussion after the called General Conference concludes in St. Louis.
 
Course meets on Tuesdays @7pm on these dates:
February 5, 12, 19, 26
Romans
4-week discussion course
 
Romans is sometimes called Paul’s gospel. Romans is the longest letter that Paul wrote and the most comprehensive view of his theology. In many ways, Paul’s theology has formed the foundation of Christian doctrine, so we want to return to the source and discuss what Paul wrote and how it affects our lives. Join us during Lent as we read and discuss this seminal letter from the most prolific New Testament author. 
 
Course meets on Tuesdays @7pm on these dates:
March 19, 26, April 2, 9
Jesus and Salvation
4-week lecture & discussion course
 
Every Christian church believes that Christ gives us salvation, but what does that mean? Who was Jesus and how have we misunderstood him just like those he encountered? We does it mean to be saved? Saved from what? How does this work? Can we lose our salvation? Is all this really just about getting into heaven? Did Jesus have to die for us to be saved? What about people who lived before the time of Jesus? Starting the Tuesday following Easter, we will explore and discuss these questions together.
 
Course meets on Tuesdays @7pm on these dates:
April 23, 30, May 7, 14

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!