When I first came to Ginghamsburg Church, while I enjoyed the awesome weekend worship experience, I felt like it was easy to feel alone in such a large congregation. Now that many are attending worship virtually, it’s even easier to feel that way. I craved friendship and community with like-minded believers that I could relate to. I desired to be part of a group of women I could grow together spiritually with, but also whom I could share my struggles with so that I could have accountability. I knew I was not meant to walk this Jesus life alone.

Christian living requires us to be intentional about being in community with other Christians. Paul wrote in the book of Hebrews that we are not to neglect meeting together and to find ways to motivate and encourage one another. So, I decided to join a life group. A life group is more than just a group of folks you study and pray with; these are the people you walk through life with. Your life group will be in your corner through life’s biggest challenges and greatest victories. Life groups have been an answer to my prayer for community and I believe it will be an answer to yours!

I want to offer you different opportunities to grow and connect with others this season whether you are ready for the intimacy of a life group, or would prefer taking one of our classes.

This past Wednesday Zoom Discovery Bible Study started back up. Discovery Bible Study is an interactive study that enables you to read the Bible and discover what it has to say to you. Simple, memorable questions will allow you to understand the character of God, encourage you to obey what you are learning and help you to share it with others. The study begins at 6:30pm on Zoom. Registration is required – click here to register and receive Zoom access.

Tuesday, January 12, one of my all-time favorite classes, Alpha, begins on Zoom. Alpha is a place where we invite our friends, family and co-workers to explore their questions about life, faith and God. The discussion starts at 6:30pm. Also, if you and a friend both sign up and attend Alpha, you will each get a $5 coffee gift card. Registration is required – click here to register and receive Zoom access.

Financial Peace University begins on Thursday, January 14. If you are ready to get out of debt and pursue financial freedom, then this is the class for you. This class is normally $129, but we are offering it for FREE! In addition to that, whether you are taking the class or not, we would like to gift you a free 2-year subscription to Ramsey Plus which is a $258 value. Registration is required – click here to register and receive Zoom access. Click here to sign up for your free Ramsey+ subscription!

Last but not least, if you are ready to join a more intimate community to grow spiritually and relationally, sign up for a life group. If you are not quite ready to meet in person, no worries; there are online options available. Registration is required, click here to register.

I’m excited for you to take your next step on this Jesus journey! If you have any questions about these or other discipleship opportunities, or you would like to share how God is moving in your life group, email me at mwalker@ginghamsburg.org.