growth groups

Growth Groups happen in semesters during the Fall, Winter, and Spring. The Groups are offered on campus Sunday mornings during the 9:00 AM and 10:45 AM services. Growth Groups are intended to help followers of Christ grow deeper in various areas of their Christian walk- biblically, relationally, or spiritually. Childcare is available during all Growth Group times.

VIEW OUR RECENT GROUP STUDIES BELOW
these Growth Groups began the week of Sunday, 2/3/19...


REGISTER FOR GROWTH & FREEDOM GROUPS HERE


UPCOMING CONFERENCE EVENTS

IF: GATHERING IN MCMINNVILLE

Friday-Saturday | February 8-9, 2019 | $50 PER PERSON

Get more information and REGISTER HERE


MEN IN THE ARENA WEEKEND

Friday-Saturday | February 22-23 | $45 PER PERSON

Get more information and REGISTER HERE


BLENDED AND BLESSED
(a live video streamed event for parents in blended families)

SATURDAY | APRIL 27, 2019 | $10 PER HOUSEHOLD

Get more information and REGISTER ON MARCH 24th


MARRIAGE EVENT

(a live video streamed event for married, dating, or single adults)

Friday | May 17 | $15 PER PERSON

Get more information and REGISTER ON APRIL 14th

growth groups


  • SUNDAYS 12:30 PM

    4 WEEKS | NO COST

    led by Pastor Dave Anderson, Pastor Time English, and Jenna Luoto


    LIFETRACK guides you to discover your redemptive purpose and to live the life God created for you. LIFETRACK is made up of the following four steps: stepONE – shows how you can know and follow God, and explains how COTH will help you do so; stepTWO – teaches us how to connect with God in a deeper way, and shares the importance of being in a small group; stepTHREE – guides us through a discovery of our behavior tendencies, spiritual giJs, and passions, helping us discover our purpose in life and how we fit in ministry; stepFOUR – offers us the opportunity to become part of the Serve Team, empowering us to play a role in God’s story.

    1st Sunday | stepONE

    2nd Sunday | stepTWO

    3rd Sunday | stepTHREE

    4th Sunday | stepFOUR

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  • SUNDAYS
    9:00 AM | 10
    WEEKS
    NO COST

    Led by Kym Herrmann


    The Daniel Plan

    A Guide To A Healthier Life


    Centered on five essentials that will launch your journey to health: faith, food, fitness, focus, and friends, this study teaches simple ways to incorporate healthy choices into your daily lifestyle. With biblical inspiration, and instruction from our doctors and wellness experts, you'll learn practical food and fitness tips, along with personal insights from the group leader.

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  • SUNDAYS

    9:00 AM | 10 WEEKS

    $12/BOOK

    Led by Anders Norcutt/Tim English


    TRANSFORMATION

    Change the Marketplace and You Change the World


    God loves us and has a unique blueprint for our life–but it’s up to us to find it and live it out. Mingling contemporary stories and biblical anecdotes with practical advice, author Ed Silvoso shows how God intervenes in human affairs today to transform people and nations. He also shares five critical paradigms for transformation that are pivotal for change: Discipling Nations, Reclaiming the Marketplace, Looking at Work as Worship, Becoming Salt and Light, and Eliminating Poverty. In these pages, you will find extraordinary stories about the power of God working through those who discovered their specific purpose. Then, you’ll be challenged to be transformed yourself and, by doing so, transform your families, schools, and workplaces.

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  • SUNDAYS

    9:00 AM | 6 WEEKS

    NO COST

    Led by Jake/Riane Enos


    Book of Galatians

    Understanding the Good News


    If someone asked you to explain the gospel, what would you say? What is the good news of the Christian faith? Writing to the Galatians, the Apostle Paul made it clear how easily we can be tempted to turn toward fraudulent gospels, especially those that teach we can earn God’s love through our works. Though they may have the appearance of truth, they are lifeless and leave us empty in the end. In this video study, Kyle Idleman dives in to the book of Galatians and shares some of the clearest explanations of the gospel in the New Testament, and shows that true freedom is found in surrender, not self-dependence, because our gospel is not one based on our good works, but faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ.

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  • SUNDAYS

    10:45 AM | 6 WEEKS
    $99 KIT/household

    Led by Penny Smith


    Financial Peace University

    by Dave Ramsey


    Within the first 90 days of Dave's most popular class, the average family pays off $5,300 in debt and saves $2,700. In nine lessons, you'll learn: The Seven Baby Steps to getting and staying out of debt;  Why it's important for spouses to communicate and work together toward success;  The secret of developing a monthly spending plan that really works, and how to live on less than you make, pay your bills, give generously, allow for entertainment AND still have money left over at the end of the month;  and Walk through the maze of retirement options, and even how to plan for college so your kids can graduate debt free!      * FPU Alumni may retake the course for free - however, we use a 9-week book

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  • SUNDAYS

    10:45 AM | 10 WEEKS

    NO COST

    Led by Paul/Patty Durfee


      Restoring The Shack

    Based on Best-Selling Book


    Join the author Paul Young on an adventure to explore the metaphor of "The Shack" as the heart and soul of a human being that is broken, and how despite what many of us have been taught, God doesn't sit up on high waiting for us to get our lives together, but comes from within our own brokenness to heal us and draw us closer to him. Learn how the story went from being a story written solely for his children as an expression of how God had changed his life, to the NY Times Bestseller. Through discussion and reflection you may just discover answers to the questions of pain and suffering you have experienced, and move to place of real, lasting healing, too.


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  • SUNDAYS | 10:45 AM or

    WEDNESDAY | 6:30 PM

    7 WEEKS - $13/Book

    Led by Kent/Patti Mahelona


    The Good Fight

    How Conflict Can Bring You Closer


    Every couple fights. In fact, successful couples disagree just as much as couples who don’t go the distance. But a mountain of research shows what separates happy from not-so-happy marriages: they know how to resolve conflict. Happy couples have learned how to use disagreement to turn the painful moments of your marriage into milestones that create a deeper joy and connection to each other.

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  • SUNDAYS

    6:00 PM | 8 WEEKS

    NO COST

    Led by John Hicks


    PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT

    Learning to Hear and Know the Voice of God


    The Bible says, “It not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD (Zech 4:6)… No man can come to God unless the Spirit draw him (John 6:44)… Those who are led by the Spirit are the sons of God (Rom 8:14).”  The key to the Apostle Paul’s ministry is found in 1 Thess. 1:5, for “our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake.” In this study, John Hicks, will help us see Jesus model for us, “How to walk in the Spirit and to hear the Father.”  It is in the atmosphere of prayer that the Holy Spirit nurtures and develops our faith and redirects our wills.

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  • MONDAYS

    7:00 PM | 8 WEEKS |

    $10/BOOK

    Led by Tim English/Mark Mayo


    SHAKEN

    Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storm    


    Most of us have been on the receiving end of rejection, a broken dream, or heartbreak. And while this is not an easy space to go through, when we are grounded in the truth, we can endure the tough times. In this powerful series, Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow passionately shares glimpses of his journey staying grounded in the face of disappointment, criticism, and intense media scrutiny. Tebow talks about what he's learned along the way, building confidence in his identity in God, not the world. This moving series features practical wisdom from Scripture and insights gained from others who have impacted Tebow in life-changing ways. 

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  • WEDNESDAYS

    6:30 PM | 8 WEEKS

    $13/per person

    Led by Merv/Chris Zook


    The Art of Parenting

    Aiming Your Child's Heart Toward God


    Being a mom or dad is one of the most rewarding and challenging jobs you’ll every have, and yet all parents need some help and encouragement along the way. There is an approach, an art to parenting that can reduce stress and increase the harmony in your home. And with the aid of many notable parenting advisors, this video study by FamilyLife.com will highlight four core issues every parent and child should address together.


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  • WEDNESDAYS

    6:30 PM | 7 WEEKS

    NO COST

    Led by Gerry/Patty Mettler


    Book of First Peter

    We Have A Job To Do


    This world looks nothing like the promised perfect kingdom of God. And yet we as God's people must live in it every day. In this video-based study of The Book of 1 Peter, Kyle Idleman walks through the short letter and unpacks the importance of our witness in this world. Although the world's not as it should be, until the day that God rights all wrongs, we have a job to do. Let's be about the business of the kingdom.

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  • SATURDAYS

    9:00 AM | 4 WEEKS

    NO COST

    Led by Tim English


    FRESH START

    a mentoring group for those fresh in the faith



    The Bible tells us that God promises a fresh start to anyone (2 Corinthians 5:17 MSG). No matter what you've done or where you've been, God waits with open arms to welcome you into a relationship with Him. Through Him we can have forgiveness, freedom and a future filled with hope and purpose. He loves you more than you can know and has an incredible plan for your life. This book will help you discover foundational truths from God's Word and will give you practical steps to help you grow and become all that God created you to be.

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