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Grow Groups

Fall group sign-ups begin Sunday, August 29

Embark encourages spiritual growth through our grow groups. Grow groups consist of 8-12 people that meet regularly. They focus on either a specific topic (such as Biblical parenting, finances, etc) or a specific book of the Bible. In a grow group, you will dive deep into material and topics that you may not otherwise encounter on your own while building relationships with others. These are the two necessary ingredients for growing deeper with Jesus. Our groups are run on a semester system - spring, summer, and fall. Our men’s and women’s groups however are open to join at any time. 
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Groups for Everyone
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Groups for everyone

Spiritual Life 1.0
Sundays @ 5:30 PM beginning Sept 12
Location TBD
*Childcare is available
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 order to hear His voice. 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.
Spiritual Life 2.0
Mondays @ 6:00 PM beginning Sept 13
Location TBD
*Childcare is available
Learning how to live out the Spiritual Disciplines (prayer, study, fasting, silence, solitude, worship, work and Sabbath) are essential for organizing our lives around Jesus rather than trying to squeeze Him in our already busy schedules. SL 2.0 teaches the disciplines in greater detail and helps you implement them by developing a “rhythm of life.”

Requirements:
  • Class size is limited.
  • Must have completed Spiritual Life 1.0 within the last 2 ½ years.
Art of Marriage
Tuesdays @ 6:00 PM beginning Sept 28
101 Pandanus Rd
*Childcare is available
Marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a true art form. The Art of Marriage weaves together expert teaching, real-life stories, humorous vignettes, and more to portray both the challenges and the beauty of God’s design.

Book: Art of Marriage Workbook ($12 per book) Your group leaders have books available for purchase.
EHS: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality
Tuesdays @ 6:00 PM beginning Sept 14
Embark Church
*Childcare is available
In this book, Scazzero shares new stories and principles as he outlines his journey and the signs of emotionally unhealthy spirituality. Then he provides seven biblical, reality-tested steps to become emotionally mature:

  • Become your authentic self
  • Break the power of the past
  • Let go of power and control
  • Surrender to your limits
  • Stop to breathe by practicing rest and Sabbath
  • Learn new skills to love well
  • Love Christ above all else

Books: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality ($10 per book) Click here to find it on Amazon

EHS Workbook by Peter Scazzero ($7 for book) Click here to find it on Amazon
Seniors
Wednesdays @ 6:00 PM beginning Sept 15
Embark Church
No childcare
How can you develop a Godly perspective towards aging? Numerous Bible passages and the lives of Bible seniors underscore the blessings and challenges of growing older. In this group we will look at the truths of the blessings and limitations of growing older. We will also discover promises to claim as we are encouraged to keep trusting and growing.

Book: Senior Saints: Growing Older in God’s Family by James & Martha Reapsome ($10 per book) Click here to find it on Amazon
Can You Hear Me?
Thursdays @ 6:00 PM beginning Sept 16
Embark Church
*Childcare is available
God is constantly speaking, are we listening? This small group is for anyone yearning for more vibrancy when they pray individually, as a family, for others, in a small group, or anywhere they find themselves. Have you ever asked, “Was that me or God?”, or wondered where God was in the tough decisions of your life? This group is for you, and anyone like you who wants a safe environment to learn how to transform their prayer life from a ritual to a real meeting with a living friend. All are welcome, so invite your friends to join us as we learn, grow, and practice together!

Book – Can You Hear Me by Brad Jersak ($20 per book) Click here to find it on Amazon

Groups for men

Men: Leadership of Moses
Sundays @ 6:00 PM beginning Sept 12
181 St Julien Place
*Childcare is available
Moses is one of the most prominent figures in the Old Testament. While Abraham is called the “Father of the Faithful” and the recipient of God’s unconditional covenant of grace to His people, Moses was the man chosen to bring redemption to His people. God specifically chose Moses to lead the Israelites from captivity in Egypt to salvation in the Promised Land.
Men: Men on Fire
Sundays @ 6:00 PM beginning Sept 12
Embark Church
*Childcare is available
It’s time to rekindle the fire living inside of men and awaken them to valiant, righteous manhood. Through inspiring stories and hard-hitting biblical truths, this study will uncover the seven fires that ought to burn in a man’s soul— the fires of destiny, heritage, friendship, love, battle, legacy, and God. This raw guide will challenge men to live well, invest in others, and leave a powerful legacy.

Book – Men on Fire by Stephen Mansfield ($14 per book) Click here to find it on Amazon

Groups for women

Women: Gentle & Lowly (Online Only)
Sundays @ 5:00 PM beginning Sept 12
Online - Zoom
No Childcare
Christians can easily feel that Jesus is perpetually disappointed and frustrated, maybe even close to giving up on them. They know what Christ has done for them―but who is He? How does He feel about His people amid all their sins and failures?

In Matthew 11, Jesus describes himself as “gentle and lowly in heart,” longing for His people to find rest in Him.

Book: Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund ($15 per book) Click here to find it on Amazon
Women: Ephesians
Tuesdays @ 10:30 AM beginning Sept 14
Embark Church
No Childcare
Paul writes to the church at Ephesus and shows how Jesus’ work on the cross should permeate every aspect of our everyday lives, changing how we serve and love one another despite our differences. God’s vision for us is that we would be unified through the Spirit and our belief in the Messiah, overcoming barriers of ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and cultural identity.
Women: Glad Game (Group Full)
Tuesdays @ 6:30 PM beginning Sept 14
181 St Julien Place
*Childcare is available
The Bible has over 1,000 verses about living in the joy that only God can provide. For example:

John 16:24 - Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

Psalm 16:11 - You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

In this class we will explore this concept and how God is the author of our joy.
Women: Jeremiah
Thursdays @ 6:30 PM beginning Sept 16
955 Riverside Drive
*Childcare is available
This study combines a rich study of the book of Jeremiah with practical life application that resonates with the realities and experiences of today’s women. We will look at guidelines for intentional living to overcome fear, worry, and doubt as we learn to surrender our will to God’s. We will be inspired to hope, remembering that God is rich in mercy and love and has good plans for us.

Book - Jeremiah...Daring to Hope in an Unstable World by Melissa Spoelstra ($12 per book) Click here to find it on Amazon