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 weeks each semester. Check out our fall grow groups and click on the group image to sign up!
Fall 2017 Small Groups
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The most common obstacle to experiencing a personal relationship with God is simply not knowing HOW. Most have never been taught how to pray, read scripture or engage God in such a way as to hear His voice. As a result, many never fully experience His power in their lives. This course addresses those problems by giving practical, “how to” techniques in engaging God. It specifically covers: 1. Experiencing the gospel. The Gospel, that is the Good News of what God has done for you through Jesus and sustained by the Holy Spirit, is the core of having a vibrant faith. Truly experiencing the power of God in our lives is not possible without this. 2. Building healthy spiritual practices into our lives. Spiritual practices such as prayer, reading scripture, scripture memorization and many others are key to hearing from God. Not only will we teach what practices will help you but more importantly “how to” do them.
GROUP FULL – Gospel in Life is an eight-week study of the gospel and the ways to live it out in your everyday life. From exploring the world you live in now to preparing for the world that is to come, you will learn how the gospel can change your heart, your community, and how you live in the world.
Every man was once a boy. And every little boy has dreams, big dreams, dreams of being the hero, of beating the bad guys, of doing daring feats and rescuing the damsel in distress. But what happens to those dreams when we grow up? Walk into most churches, have a look around, and ask yourself: What is a Christian man? Without listening to what is said, look at what you find there. Most Christian men are . . . bored. Together, you will discover how God can heal your hearts and learn how to become the man God wants you to be.
Middle School – Alpha Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation where students can explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view. High School – Fast Track Fast Track summarizes Genesis to Revelation and will help students understand the beauty of the grand narrative of Scripture.
Boundaries – What are they? What do healthy ones look like? How are they developed? What are two key relationship skills that you need? Are your buttons easy to push? What are common symptoms of boundary problems? How do we develop healthier boundaries? If you answered yes to any of these- this series is for you. Come enjoy a conversation style study where we are open and real about our need for proper boundaries for our spouses, children, family friends – the list goes on…. Come prepared to laugh and learn with each other.
Do you REALLY want to experience God? Gathering and praying with others is where His presence is most felt and supernatural stuff happens. With that said, this group is open to everyone independent of prayer experience. Just know this: 1. You will never be asked to pray out loud or share your feelings. 2. You WILL be praying with others who have more prayer experience. Because prayer is more caught than taught, this is how you learn to pray. 3. You will never be judged or condemned because of your prayer experience level by ANYONE. 4. Fear and pride are the two most common vices that keep people from joining prayer and thus, experiencing God with others.
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Embark’s mission is to help people spiritually grow
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.
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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!