Grow Spiritually

Grow groups help you grow deeper in your faith through specific teachings while connecting with others who want to also spiritually grow.  The emphasis is on growth. These classes last for eight to twelve weeks each semester. Check out our current grow groups and click on the button to sign up!

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Spiritual Growth

You may have questions about who Jesus is and what it means to have a relationship with Him. You may have started that relationship years ago but want to know Jesus more personally and make that relationship stronger. Take a step forward and discover who Jesus really is and how you can develop your relationship with Him.

This Group is Full.

Learn healthy spiritual practices that build a closer relationship with God. This course teaches how to experience a personal relationship with God through prayer, reading scripture, and hearing God’s voice. The result will be the ability to experience God’s power in our lives. Childcare is available.

Learn how to read the Bible, starting with Genesis, and begin developing the spiritual disciplines that draw you closer to the Lord. Childcare is available.

Scripture Journals: $5

Change your thinking from “What can I do for God?” to “What can God do through me?” through sound Biblical teaching on the Spirit’s role in your life. This study will clarify the confusion between natural talents and spiritual gifts and help you get in step with God’s purpose for your life.

Materials used: What’s So Spiritual about your Gifts? by Henry Blackaby.

Cost of book: $10


People are meant for community. Without these connections, we’re forced to carry the weight of everything life throws at us. That can be a difficult and lonely place to be. Take a step forward. Become part of a community group that is choosing to do life together rather than trying to face it alone.

The book of Proverbs is the Bible’s how-to manual. Proverbs offers wise instruction for godly living that glorifies God. The direction and guidance is practical and leads to blessings when applied in our work, our dealings with others, and our relationship with God.

Scripture Journals: $8

Do you feel trapped in a tomb of regret, doubt, or fear? Just as Jesus called Lazarus from darkness, He is calling you! It’s time to “come forth!”

Cost of Book: $10

This is an 11 week in depth study on 21 verses of the Bible. We will walk through questions such as: How do we give God what He wants most?; How do I get God’s best?; What is authentic community?; How do we overcome evil? Childcare is available.

Materials used: True Spirituality by Chip Ingram

Cost of Book: $13


When your family is happy, you’re happy. However, life can get messy and you can start to feel disconnected from the people you love the most. Take a step forward and learn how to protect your family from life’s unexpected twists and turns.

There are 5 Love Languages. Each one is important and expresses love in its own way. Learning your partner’s and your own will help create a stronger bond in your relationships. Childcare is available.

Materials used: 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Cost of Book: $10

This next year is about the full life. Which means living grateful, joyful, and hopeful. It means being led by the Good Shepherd and trusting that everything is working out exactly as it should. If you have ever felt like you aren’t enough, if you have forgotten to have fun, or feel like you have lost your spark, then this is the fresh start you have been waiting for. Childcare is available.

Cost of annual membership: $40


We all want to be the best version of ourselves. That requires some work to figure out what is slowing you down and keeping you “stuck” in certain areas of your life. Take a step forward. Learn how to identify and move past any roadblocks that are keeping you from being emotionally and spiritually healthy.


Have you ever felt held back in your journey through life? Maybe you haven’t measured up to expectations. Are you feeling broken or weighed down by the cares of life? Are you ready to be transformed? God is able to bring healing, freedom, and new beginnings. Start your journey today. This is a six-week course that also includes a one-day seminar in Charlotte, NC on October 19. Childcare is available.

Cost for materials is $35 and the seminar in Charlotte in $91. 


Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:19-20 (ESV)


We will look at the model of Jesus Christ to all believers just prior to His ascension into Heaven and the impact of this directive in 2019, including the persecuted church. Childcare is available.

Embark Growth Track

How do you start to connect with others, make a difference, and be a part of the Embark team? There are different levels of involvement: Next Steps, Ministry Partner and Leader Step. Take one step more from where you are and embark on your journey.

Been visiting for awhile? Are you ready to explore if Embark is the right church for you? If so, Next Steps is where you begin. In this 2-week class, we explain who we are, answer any questions you may have, and if you’re ready, help you connect with others. Attend part 1 and take your next step forward.

When: Beginning September 8 at 12:15 PM

Where: Embark Administrative Office – 955 Riverside Drive

Lunch and childcare are provided.

Are you ready to take another step forward in connecting with Embark? If so, becoming a Ministry Partner is your next step. Ministry Partners partner with each other in representing Embark Church. This 4-week class explains what it means to be one and how you can make a difference with others. Attend part 1 and take your next step forward.

When: Beginning September 8 at 12:15 PM

Where: Embark Administrative Office – 955 Riverside Drive

Lunch and childcare are provided.

Are you interested in growing your leadership skills and making a difference in the lives of others? If so, Leader Step is for you. This 5-week class, built on the Chick-fil-a model, is how we develop leaders at Embark. The only pre-requisite is completing the Ministry Partner class.

When: Beginning October 13 at 12:15 PM

Where: Embark Administrative Office – 955 Riverside Drive

Lunch and childcare are provided.

Embark’s mission is to help people spiritually grow

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Spiritual growth does not happen in isolation.  It occurs by being exposed to in-depth teaching, seeing its life application, encountering Jesus in trusted relationships and engaging in meaningful discussion.  These actions take place in grow groups.

What is a grow group?

Grow Groups are small groups of usually 6-12 people hat meet on a sustained basis to encounter Jesus, encourage one another and educate themselves about the things of faith.  They are so important that they are the central element at Embark Church for spiritual growth.  Everything revolves around them.

Where and what do they look like?

Grow Groups operate operate on a semester system (spring, summer, fall).   They usually meet in homes, where an informal meal is available and then teaching.  The meal is important because connecting and fellowshipping with one others is essential in fostering a learning environment.  Food is the best way to do this.  Also, childcare is always provided.  

How do I get involved?

Before each semester, there is an opportunity to explore what is offered and ask questions.  The course offering and explanation is offered and there are opportunities to sign up on this webpage, at church or during our small groups launch parties.

Embark Church Welcomes You to Grow Spiritually with us! If you live in Bamberg, Bowman, Branchville, Cameron, Cope, Cordova, North, Orangeburg, Saint Matthews, Swansea, Rowesville and Swansea we invite you to come and join us