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Group Life


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Group Life


WOMEN  •  MEN  •  THEOLOGY

Our spiritual growth is contingent on the consistent and purposeful application of truth. The ministries you will find listed on this page offer resources for those pursuing spiritual health.

LIFE GROUPS

We feel that life change best happens is a small group. Here is some info on how to find a Life Group to try out or how to start one yourself. The Woodcrest facility is available to those who want to lead a group, but can't host in their home.

GroupLink® is a two-hour event where people meet and connect with others in their area of town and stage of life to start a Life Group. Groups are asked to initially commit to meet together for eight times. This time is spent getting to know each other and doing a short Bible study. At the end of the eight sessions, group members decide to either continue with the group for an additional 12 to 24 months, or wait and join a different group at another time. WANT INFO ON THE NEXT ONE OR READY TO FIND AN OPEN GROUP? Hit up Sherry Horsey

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Women


Women


WEDNESDAY NIGHTS (Sept-nov 2019)

Please join us on Wednesday nights this spring to make connections and learn about Jesus' life. We follow the Columbia Public Schools inclement weather policy.  

Ninety by Andy Stanley

This video series by Andy Stanley walks through the story of Jesus from the day He stepped into history as an adult on the banks of the Jordon River, to the morning his grave was discovered empty. Jesus came to introduce something new for the world. He came to replace what had been in place since the time of Moses. Our hope is that this series will help you rediscover, or perhaps discover for the first time, the NEW that Jesus introduced to the world . . . for the world . . . for you! We hope you will join us to discuss how the story of Jesus compels us to follow Him and learn to live and love like He did.

Single Moms

Are you a Single Mom with a desire to connect with other Moms going through some of the same struggles as you? Being alone is hard, but you can join with other’s who share some of the same day-to-day struggles. We meet for a meal to connect with other single moms for support, help and to grow our faith in Jesus. This is a drop-in class and is newborn friendly. Dinner and childcare are a gift to you. This group is an extension of The Caring People ministry.

If you have a student in grades 6-12, the youth will be meeting in the Edge, which is the building next to the main building.

Dates: Wednesdays September 4 - November 6 Location: Room 3 Time: 6-8PM Newborn Friendly


THURSDAY MORNINGS (Sept - NOV 2019)

Thursday morning Women's Ministry is a time when we can get together and have coffee, visit with each other and then attend a small group. We meet on Thursday mornings from 9:15-11:15 am for a 10 week semester. Each week we meet in the gym to have a little social time and then you will go to your small group for some discussion and/or video.  The semester will run September 5 - November 7 and the cost of the class is $35 which includes materials.  Childcare is available for $35 per child for the semester. 

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

MOPS is now at Woodcrest! We are excited to be offering this amazing program during our spring and fall semesters at Woodcrest. Please click INFO/REGISTER for more details. NOTE: You must first become a MOPS member AND register for MOPS under our Thursday morning women's ministry.

"We believe that incubating hearts and giving just-because-hugs can change the course of history. That’s why we connect moms all over the world to a community of women, in their own neighborhoods, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped and to find our identity by journeying alongside one another. MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, and by preschoolers we mean kiddos from birth through kindergarten. We know it’s a little confusing so let’s just stick with “MOPS.” We are moms, and we believe that better moms make a better world."


Follow Me – What did Jesus Mean?  Andy Stanley

This video-based Bible Study takes us through the Gospels, tracing Jesus’ teaching on what it means to follow Him. Jesus says, “Follow Me.” His invitation is an invitation to relationship. Being imperfect, being a sinner, being an unbeliever doesn’t disqualify anyone. No matter what we believe, no matter how we behave, Jesus invites us to follow. Prepare for your eyes to open and your faith to grow and strengthen.

Love Does  Bob Goff 

We all have seasons in our life where our relationship with God is really humming--where faith and life just sync up and things just work.  We also have the other kind of season, you know what we mean...the season where faith and life butt heads. Things are hard and we feel stuck. If you have ever had a season like that, this is for you! We are going to study about love: God’s love. We don’t have to follow a bunch of rules to receive God’s love. God’s love brings hope, revives faith and makes a way forward where there was a dead end. God’s love…does! It is active, it works and takes risks!


Living Free  Beth Moore

Beth Moore says the practice of “breathing scripture “by praying God‘s word is life-changing. As we learn to pray scripture, we will realize the life God desires for us. Bible study and scripture-focused prayer will bring renewed purpose and joy to your life. This study is linked to Beth Moore’s other studies, Praying God‘s Word and Breaking Free. If you have not done those studies this could be a useful introduction to that longer Bible study. This study will help us practice praying God’s word will also help us develop a Godward focus to our lives. In Beth Moore fashion she will take us on a journey where we are challenged to grow in our calling to be the “displays of God splendor”.

Ninety  Andy Stanley

This video series by Andy Stanley walks through the story of Jesus from the day He stepped into history as an adult on the banks of the Jordon River, to the morning his grave was discovered empty. Jesus came to introduce something new for the world. He came to replace what had been in place since the time of Moses. Our hope is that this series will help you rediscover, or perhaps discover for the first time, the NEW that Jesus introduced to the world . . . for the world . . . for you! We hope you will join us to discuss how the story of Jesus compels us to follow Him and learn to live and love like He did.

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Men


Men


NOVEMBER 15-17 •  FB EVENT

NOVEMBER 15-17 • FB EVENT

FREE, BUT REGISTRATION REQUIRED

SPECIAL WEEKEND EVENT WITH Special Guests:  pastor-author-speaker---Nate Larkin & guest musician---Danny Dukes

Friday & Saturday special events with free admission, free food & giveaways. More info about Nate at http://www.natelarkin.com. Sunday services will feature Nate and Danny with a focus on addiction and healing followed by a Q&A lunch. NOTE: Sunday morning services and the lunch Q&A will be family friendly.

FRIDAY

  • 6 pm---Supper provided at Woodcrest (FREE)

  • 7 pm---Gathering for “men only” to include speaker, music, and giveaways

  • 9 pm---Conclude

SATURDAY

*Final schedule to be determined following announcement of Mizzou game time vs. Florida with schedule to include:

  • FREE Food (Tailgate concept)

  • Session w/ Nate & Danny and small groups to follow (a “Samson Society” pilot)

  • Potential “watch party”

SUNDAY

9:15/11:00---Nate and Danny leading in both services (Family-oriented)

12:00---Lunch (FREE)

12:30---Family-oriented session in gym

Food and Q & A with Nate & Danny

2:00---Conclude


MEN HAVE MANY OPPORTUNITIES: We meet every Sunday evening, plus we host event-based gatherings for lunches, sporting events, service projects, family-friendly outings and more.

SUNDAY EVENINGS (year-round)

There is a Men's Ministry group meeting on Sunday nights. The content for the Fall semester is still being determined. This class is not just during this semester but year round, with the exception of holidays and weather cancellations.  Please see the website or email one of the leaders to double check if you are unsure whether this class is meeting.  Kevin Neville or Scott Kennison

Dates: Every Sunday except holidays, etc. Location: The Underground • Time: 7-9pm Homework: Reading • Class Limit: None - Childcare Not Available


EVENTS

BOWLING, SERVICE PROJECTS, PROFESSIONAL SPORTS, LUNCHES, REGIONAL TOURS, GOLF, MOVIES, CONCERTS, ETC. 

Our men's ministry offers highly relational-based events. There is no curriculum for these multi-generational outings which vary from month to month. Please email Kevin Bartolacci to get on the mailing list for upcoming events.

Community Helps!

We need men with and without skills to support members of the Woodcrest community and the Columbia community at large. We get regular requests for things like small construction projects, help moving a dresser, fixing a leaky faucet, etc. Would you help? Please contact Maris Herndon, Pastoral Resources Director, to offer your help.


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Theology


Theology


Four-Class Theology track

Watch this space for the next theology track offering

  • What Do Christians Believe?

  • Why Do Christians Believe?

  • The Bible at a Glance

  • How Do I Study the Bible?

This theology track is offered on the Columbia campus. Please click the link below to register or email Elizabeth Baehr to inquire about when the next offering will be on the calendar.