Life Change University Winter 2019

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17


Book by Book Through the Bible

New Study to be determined starting in January (Warren Wiersbe Series)
Led by Rich Wallace, Bldg B - Fellowship Hall, 5:15-6:15 pm
Ongoing, join at any time



Spiritual Gifts/Discover Your Spiritual Gifts (Precept upon Precept)

Led by Jennifer Finchum, Building B Fellowship Hall (Room B-101), 6:45-8:45 pm, 8 sessions. Co-ed and multi-generational.

The first discussion will be held January 14. You must obtain a workbook prior to the first class by contacting Jennifer at (865) 591-5990. This class does not meet the first Monday of each month.  A modified version is available that has less homework. Zoom Online Classroom will be used in addition to a live format.

What has God called you to do and uniquely equipped you for? Discover the spiritual gifts God has given you and understand those given to all believers to glorify Himself and strengthen His church.


Led by Associate Pastor Jerry Hyder and Gail Thomas, Good News Building - Commons Area, 5:30 - 7:00 pm, 13 weeks. Classes begin January 7 and end April 8.  There will be no meeting on January 28. Join at any time.  

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.  Call Dawn in the Church Office if you would like more information.


When God's People Pray (Jim Cymbala)

Led by Craig Mintz, Building E Room 209, 5:30-6:30 pm, 7 sessions. Begins January 9.

Prayer can change lives and circumstances like nothing else can. In this Bible study, we will learn about the keys that unlock the power of praying. Keys that will enable us to turn prayer from a mere activity into a vital link with God and all His resources.  We will be examining how to pray with passion, focus and faith.

Parenting Teenagers in Today's Culture

Led by Jim & Karen Koerten, Building C Room 310, 6:30-7:30 pm, 9 sessions. Begins February 6.

Are you ready for your child’s teen years? Maybe you’re in the middle of them already. This class will help you learn more about the issues your teens are facing or will face. We will be examining ways to help you develop a healthy parenting relationship with your teen.

Biblical Prophecy

Led by Gary Stowell, Building A Room 105, 6:30-7:30 pm. Begins January 9.

This class is an in-depth Bible Study on prophecy. It will cover Biblical prophecy vs. false prophecy and will cover the first three chapters of Genesis and the books of Daniel and Revelation chapter-by-chapter and verse-by-verse. This study will be reinforced by a comparison study of two books on prophecy authored by Dr. David Jeremiah. Please join us on our first day of class for a meet-and-greet and to discuss the goals, objectives and the anticipated timelines for our study.

DivorceCare (Church Initiative)

Led by Jana Chapman, Building E Room 219, 5:45-7:30 pm. Begins January 16.

According to the most recent statistics, there is a divorce in America every 13 seconds. This equates to 277 per hour, 6,646 per day.  In the time it takes for a couple to recite their wedding vows (about 2 minutes) nine divorces will have taken place.  Yet, separation and divorce are some of the most painful and stressful experiences people ever have to face.  It’s a confusing time filled with isolation, bitterness and lots of questions.  It can even affect mental and physical health.  This 13-week program offers Biblical-based teaching, activities and support to encourage healing.  Whether you are in the process of divorce or it’s been years but you are still struggling, DivorceCare helps you face those challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. 

Financial Peace University (Dave Ramsey)

Led by Tresa Spencer, Building B Fellowship Hall (Room 101), 5:30-7:30 pm. Begins January 9.

We all need a plan for our money. FPU is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching and class discussions FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! Join us for 9 weeks that could change your life. Class preview will be January 2 at 5:30 in Building A Room 203. You may purchase your kit there.

Promised Land (Ray Vander Laan)

Led by Liz Gibson, Building E Room 216, 6:00-7:15 pm, 8 sessions. Begins January 9.

In Life and Ministry of the Messiah, Volume 3 of the Faith Lessons series, historian and teacher Ray Vander Laan illustrates how Jesus' call to follow him turned the world upside down. Journey back to the time of Jesus, marvel at the magnificence of Herod's palace, scramble among the ruins of Qumran, and wonder at the simplicity and wisdom of Jesus' parables. Discover how the events of Jesus' day impacted his life and ministry - and how it affects yours today.

Sunday School Matters (Allan Taylor)

Led by Steve Brewer, Building E Room 212, 6:00-7:00 pm, 10 sessions. Begins January 9.

Please join us as we explore issues that matter to our Life Groups. Such topics as Vision Matters, New Groups Matter and Teaching Matters are 3 among 10 subjects to be discussed. This DVD/workbook study is for all Life Group teachers, assistant teachers and potential teachers.  

Celebrate Recovery

Led by Barbara McWhorter & Jerry Hyder, GN Building Commons Area, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Ongoing, join at any time.

Do you struggle with a past hurt, habit or hang-up?  This balanced, Biblical program can help you overcome!   This program includes the reading of the 12 steps with their Biblical comparisons, testimonies and then the sharing of the Good News of Jesus Christ. THIS IS A SAFE PLACE - A place with no judgment or condemnation. A place to get your life back.



James:  A Faith that's Real (Precept upon Precept)

Led by Jonathan Snapp.  Building A Room 103, 6:45-8:45 pm. 10 sessions. Co-ed and multi-generational.

An interest meeting for this study will be held January 3. The first discussion will be held January 17. You must obtain a workbook prior to the first class by contacting Jonathan Snapp at (865) 300-5837.

What is true faith? How should you live the Christian life? Each verse of this practical study is alive with instructions, admonition, and encouragement. Learn God's principles for dealing with trials, temptations, the tongue, and the pull of the world.