GROWTH GROUP VISION:
To equip people in the commandments and the commission of Jesus Christ by engaging in Biblical community, and for our community to learn how to encourage one another in living our lives to the glory and honor of Jesus Christ.
GROWTH GROUP PURPOSE:
Growth Groups build relationships in which the Holy Spirit manifests in prayer, worship, and Bible study to encourage and equip us as we seek to grow as followers of Christ.
WHY ATTEND GROWTH GROUPS?
Growth Groups are one of the key ways in which we can discover more about Jesus and learn how to follow Him in our daily lives. These groups are designed to provide an environment in which people can seek the truth from the Bible, learn to love each other as God has loved us, apply God’s principles to our lives, and develop a stronger faith in Jesus. This will, in turn, help Pine Valley Community Church in developing both our internal and external community organically. No matter where we may be in our walk with Christ, we can join a Growth Group.
Our desire is that we grow in our understanding and application of Biblical truth the longer we are in small groups. This happens by engaging in the Biblical texts, honestly reflecting on the group materials, listening to each other during the discussion time, wrestling with questions that people ask, and choosing to make adjustments in ourselves personally.
Fall 2018 Growth Groups at PVCC
We would love for you to become part of one of the two small groups listed here. Please email the group leaders to get involved anytime.
Five Things God Uses to Grow Your Faith by Andy Stanley is an exciting small group Bible study that establishes the Biblical case for five things God uses to grow an unshakable faith in us. Imagine how different our outlook on life would be if we had absolute confidence that God was with us. Imagine how differently we would respond to difficulties, temptations, and even good things if we knew with certainty that God was in all of it and was planning to leverage it for good. In other words, imagine what it would be like to have PERFECT faith! In this new small group bible study, Andy Stanley builds a Biblical case for five things God uses to grow BIG faith in us.
Small Group Leaders: Dan and Jesse Gunderson email: Time: Mondays 6:30pm Starts - September 13, 2018.
Guidance and God's Will: Trusting God to Lead
Does God really guide His children? How do people discover His will for them? How should we balance Biblical principles of divine guidance with daily circumstances, personal inclinations, and the advice of friends? As we use this study guide, we will find ourselves searching the Scriptures, discovering principles from the life of the apostle Paul, and applying them to our daily lives.
Authors Tom and Joan Stark were staff workers with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship before retiring. Tom was a pastor for thirty-six years in East Lansing, Michigan, across from the campus of Michigan State University. The Starks are currently active in mentoring, discipleship, Bible study activities, and international student ministry.
Small Group Leaders: Steve and Lucy Canfield email:
Time: Mondays 6:30pm Starts - September 10, 2018.