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!

Summer GROW Group Sign-Ups begin June 2, 2019.

Spiritual Disciplines
Led by Jud Jordan
Sundays @ 6 PM
Beginning June 16
Jordan Home – 212 Doc Elliot Retreat

Spiritual Disciplines are practices that help us order our lives around Jesus, not just squeeze Him into our existing daily routines.  This class will help you create a plan that integrates practicing the Sabbath, silence and solitude, prayer, study, work, and fasting.  It is an advanced class that will have homework and expected discussion.

Pre-requisite: Completing the Spiritual Life grow group.

Childcare available at 955 Riverside Drive.

Spiritual Gifts
Led by Randy & Sharon Benzon
Sundays @ 6 PM
Beginning June 16
169 Hundley Road

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 per book: $10

Childcare available at 955 Riverside Drive.

Invisible War
Led by Sid & Connie Goff
Sundays @ 6 PM
Beginning June 16
955 Riverside Drive

The Invisible War examines what every believer needs to know about Satan, demons, and spiritual warfare, offering a balanced look at this controversial subject. This book will help you understand what the Bible says about these threats and will show you how you can safeguard yourself and your family through prayer.

Materials used: The Invisible War by Chip Ingram.

Cost of book: $11

Childcare available at 955 Riverside Drive.


Men’s Group
Led by Robert Smith
Sundays @ 6 PM
Beginning June 9
Meeting every 2nd and 4th Sundays
181 St. Julien Place

Living without purpose isn’t really living at all. How do you find that calling? How do you live for more than just today? Finding your calling could completely change everything. It’s time to find it even while you maintain the responsibilities you already have. Let’s live for more. Let’s live with fire, passion, and purpose.

Material used: Be the Switch by Jonathan Pearson.

Cost per book: $12

Women’s AM: God is Able
Led by Ann Foley
Tuesdays @ 6 AM
Beginning June 18
Cracker Barrel – 699 Citadel Road

Nothing is impossible with God. If you have ever struggled with knowing that truth, not just in your head, but in your heart, join us as we read Priscilla Shirer’s book God is Able. We will be digging into two brief but powerful verses: Ephesians 3:20-21.

Materials Used: God is Able by Priscilla Shirer.

Cost of book: $10

Soul Sisters
Led by Beverly Thomas
Thurs. @ 6:30 PM
Beginning June 13
Meeting every other Thursday
955 Riverside Drive

Soul Sisters are in for a treat this summer with a “theme party” for each session, beginning with “Let’s Fla’mingle” on June 13! (Everyone wear your flamingo attire or pink!)

Come join old friends and make new ones as we enjoy food, crafts, fun, sweet fellowship and the Word!! You don’t want to miss our Summer Theme Parties!

June 13 – “Let’s Fla’Mingle” (Everyone wear flamingo attire or pink)

June 27 – “Jesus Is The Rock” (Rock Painting class: We will distribute throughout the community)

Growth Track

In addition to our grow groups, we have growth track classes that you can participate in along with your grow group. Each class is between 3-6 weeks and tell you more about who we are, how you can get involved, and become a leader at Embark.

Next Steps
Sun. @ 12:15 PM
955 Riverside Drive
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Sun. of each month

If you are new to Embark, this is how you get plugged in.

Next Steps explores who we are, our desire for you, your God-given design and how you can make a difference! It consists of three steps.

Next Steps takes place the 1st-3rd Sundays of every month after church beginning at 12:15 PM. Lunch is provided.

Ministry Partners
Sun. @ 12:15 PM beginning Jun 16
3600 Columbia Road
June 16, 23, 30, & July 7

Embark does not have members, we have ministry partners.

Our Ministry Partner process is designed to help you connect with others, spiritually grow, become involved and ultimately discern if you want to “partner” with us. How do you become a ministry partner?

  1. Be a baptized believer in Jesus Christ.
  2. Complete Next Steps.
  3. Serve on a team.
  4. Complete this four part class.

Ministry partners classes are offered every other month.

Leader Step
Sun. @ 12:15 PM beginning July 21
3600 Columbia Road
July 14, 21, 28, Aug. 4, & 11

This is how we train leaders at all levels at Embark Church.

Leader Track is a course that is designed to build leaders at Embark Church by teaching how to carry Embark’s culture and represent our values. The requirements of this class are:

  1. Complete the Ministry Partner process.

These classes are offered three times a year – spring, summer, and fall.


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!