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Introduction Through Life Groups you can become a part of the CLA family by connecting with peers to experience a deeper relationship with God and each other. At Christian Life Assembly, we believe that a Life Group is the best place for sustained life change to occur. This is the place where authentic relationships, spiritual transformation, service and missions are developed in the lives of group members. Life Groups provide you with the vital connections necessary for your spiritual journey. Life Groups are how we organize any small group of people who meet regularly to grow in their Christian walk and to build meaningful relationships. This fall we are offering a variety of Life Groups from which to choose, including Sunday morning classes, Wednesday night classes, Geographical and Lifestage home groups, Women’s Bible Studies and Support Groups, Men’s, Young Adult and Youth groups and Children’s classes.

How To Use This Catalog

Read over each small group description and then pray where God wants to place you during the fall semester. Choose the topics and days that will best meet your current spiritual needs. Begin going to the small group at the first possible meeting.

The fall semester begins Wednesday, September 3

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Vision And Purpose Three functions of a Life Group - “Doing Life Together” Authentic Relationships - “A Place to Connect”

A Life Group is a safe place where authentic relationships are built; a place to gather, not just study together and know each other, but to also enjoy life together outside of group study. A place where people share life together in good times and bad, as friends in Christ, providing each other with encouragement, strength, confidence and joy.

Spiritual Transformation - “A Place to Grow”

A Life Group is a place where spiritual transformation happens in the life of each group member. Members are transformed as they apply Biblical truths to their lives through prayer, life-changing lessons, discussions and accountability.

Servanthood & Mission - “A Place to Serve”

Every member is a minister! Each of us is shaped to serve. Life Groups encourage service opportunities in the church and in the community. Serving together builds up the body of Christ and enhances personal growth as a follower of Christ. Having a missions-oriented mindset is crucial in a Life Group. Inviting new people into your group, reaching for your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors for Christ are ways to fulfill the mission of your group. There are many different types of Life Groups within our church. Each has a specific vision and strategic role to play in fulfilling the overall purpose of the church. Enjoy the adventure!


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Breakthrough Christianity


This semester, Pastor Tom Britton will take members of this class on a spiritual journey of building faith through a variety of challenges and spiritual themes. Each week, we will explore a different topic as we search the Bible for reasons to step up our pursuit of God. God loves it when we long for Him; when we look for Him in our quest to become like Him. The usual outcome when we pursue Him with passion is that He ends up catching us and transforming our lives in the process. He then uses those transformed lives to change the world around us. Come and join us as we look for a fresh way to approach the Throne of Grace each week. Time/Day: 9:15 AM Sundays Location: Room 704 Teacher: Pastor Tom Britton

New Christian Class

If you are a new Christian or have recently rededicated your life to Christ, you may be asking, “What do I do now?� Well, we have a class that is designed especially for you! Please join us as we discuss important, foundational biblical truths that will help you to enjoy a truly meaningful and satisfying relationship with Jesus Christ. This class is about real life and how our trust in God can be applied practically in our daily circumstances and in our difficulties in life. We look forward to meeting you. Time/Day: 9:15 AM Sundays Location: Room 702 Teachers: Carl and Jo Shank


The Disciplemakers class is an outreach-oriented class touching others in a variety of ways with interest and involvement in prison ministry and foreign missions. We have a strong prayer emphasis within the group and minister to one another as well. There will be a brief overview/summary presented of the books of the New Testament. Join us as our faith grows stronger together in the Word reaching others for Christ. Time/Day: 10:15 AM Sundays Location: Room 304 Teachers: George Clauser and Dan Frost


Practical Christian Living

This is a great class that has been experiencing God in daily living. We are studying I Corinthians 12-14 on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. It is our desire to know what we believe and why we believe it…and to then apply it to our lives. You have an opportunity to ask that question you always wanted to ask. Join us! Time/Day: 10:15 AM Sundays Location: Room 631 Teacher: Fred Schoppe

Forever Young (55+) - Book of Acts

Have you ever wondered what the early church was like-the Apostolic Church? How did it grow so fast-so fast that it was said it “turned the world upside down”? How close are we to being like that early church? Come learn with us as we study the Book of Acts. A quarterly lesson guide is the class resource and discussion is the preferred format. The Bible is our focus, with practical applications for life’s needs as seniors. With many veterans of the faith, there are some wonderful insights. Come and join in the dialogue, or just sit and enjoy. For you, too, this class may become a habit. Time/Day: 10:15 AM Sundays Location: Room 704 Teacher: Dick Malone

The Journey - Heaven

This is an eight-week study of heaven that will seek to answer most of the questions people have about our eternal home. Things like: What will we be like? What will we do? How will we interact with God? These and many more similar questions will be asked, discussed, and answered from a biblical point of view. The goal of the course is to help believers understand why heaven is more than just a better destination than hell. What a glorious promise is Heaven! Welcome to the class! Time/Day: 10:15 AM Sundays Location: Room 702 Teacher: Jim Hoffman


Friends in Faith - The Book of Daniel

Daniel and Revelation are books of prophesy. Revelation, our prior study, is limited to two characters, John and Jesus. Daniel has a cast of characters. Our study of Daniel will include a look into the characters, their faith, their roles and backgrounds as well as prophesies and the modern day interpretations of them. We will also compare the various dreams and visions with those of other Old Testament prophets where a connection can be made. The class always opens with prayer requests and prayer for the needs that are expressed. Study using excerpts from modern day reference material is always interesting with the class participation that develops. Come and be a part of our Life Group! Time/Day: 10:15 AM Sundays Location: Room 706 Teacher: Charlie Junkins

Home Builders (40s through 60s) - Bible Study - TBD

We will have an in-depth Bible study that will encourage you to get the good news of the Gospel out to all who are hurting and searching. We will tackle a study that will guide and relate to life today and learn about what happens when we understand God’s plan for our life, and how we can prepare to receive His future plan for us. Come join us! All are welcome. Time/Day: 10:15 AM Sundays Location: Room 634 Teachers: Steve and Wendy Forry

Holy Spirit - Intro to the Holy Spirit

We all come from different backgrounds; each of us has different ideas that give unique perspectives on The Holy Spirit and His ministry. Some may view the work of The Holy Spirit with great excitement and anticipation while others may have great concern or reservation. Come and let’s explore what the Bible has to say concerning the Person and Ministry of the Holy Spirit. Time/Day: 7:00 PM Wednesdays Location: Room 632 Teacher: Rev. Shane Wilson

What the Bible Says

Someone once said, “The more I learn about God, the better He looks.” This is a course designed to provide more than a basic understanding of the major doctrines on the Bible. Among the class topics will be theology (God), soteriology (Jesus), angelogy (angels), and eschatology (the end times). Don’t let the big words keep you away; the class is designed for lay people who want more than the basics. Join us for twelve weeks of lecture and discussion. Time/Day: 7:00 PM Wednesdays Location: Room 702 Teacher: Jim Hoffman 8

Daniel: Spiritual-Living in a Secular World

Many people today have a problem living their spiritual life in a secular world. The book of Daniel gives us a practical and personal help with this struggle. He was a man who rose to a position of great influence and prestige in the world system, but who never compromised essential biblical principles. He shows us how to live a life of spiritual integrity in the crush of a secular world. We will get into the historical framework of his life, as well as, focus on his life for God. Lastly, we will get into the future with Daniel and his visions for “what is to come,” a world that we have not yet seen. Time/Day: 7:00 PM Wednesdays Location: Room 704 Teacher: Pastor Ron Smith

The Truth Project

In a recent study, The Barna Research Group revealed a stunning statistic that continues to reverberate throughout the evangelical world-only nine percent of professing Christians have a biblical worldview. Because of this, today’s believers live very similarly to non-believers. A personal sense of significance is rarely experienced, we spend our money and time on things that fail to satisfy, and begin to wonder what life’s ultimate purpose really is. We are, in short, losing our bearings as a people and a nation. The Truth Project is a DVDbased small group curriculum comprised of 12 one-hour lessons taught by Dr. Del Tackett. Each lesson discusses in great detail the relevance and importance of living the Christian worldview in daily life. We invite you to be a part of this culture change by participating in this class. Contact Emily at 717-635-7228 for additional details. Time/Day: 7:00 PM Wednesdays Location: Coffee Café Teachers: Pastor Jim Schambach and Curt Harris

Under Cover by John Bevere

God promises us His protection under His authority. John Bevere takes us into the Word and shows us how to have victory with God’s protection! Are you submitted to divine authority? John reveals this great gift of submission to God’s authority. Come join us for this 12-week in-depth study. You will be blessed. Time/Day: 7:00 PM Wednesdays Location: Room 634 Teacher: Steve Forry


Family Life Marriage Matters: Parental Guidance Required

Of all the assignments God will give you during your time on earth, none may be more sacred than the task of raising your children. The Parental Guidance class is designed to give you the counsel you need to help prepare your children for the future. Parental Guidance Required is a practical resource that will encourage you to look at the relationships in your children’s lives and ask the important questions: • Am I developing a quality relationship with my child that will go the distance? • Am I striving to control the influence that friends have in my child’s life? • Am I nurturing a healthy eternal perspective that will help my child to weather the storms of life? Asking the right questions is the key to helping you assess your family’s needs and ensure that the influence you have is one that will last a lifetime. Time/Day: 9:15 AM Sundays Location: Women’s Plaza Teachers: Pastor Bob & Joyce Kapp Dates: September. 7-October 12 (6 Weeks) Workbook Cost: $7.50

Joint Venture (20s and 30s)

Our group mainly consists of couples with children in the infant, elementary, and pre-teen years. One of our main goals is to connect and build relationships/friendships with other couples/families who are in the same stage of life. We want to help encourage, share ideas with, and pray for one another as we’re on this parenting adventure. Generally, our topic of discussion is based on the sermon. We take time to read and study the scripture passages that were referenced during the sermon and discuss the sermon points and notes in greater detail. Future topics of discussion may include Bible studies or video series on more specific or relevant topics, as our group feels so led. Time/Day: 10:15 AM Sundays Location: Room 302 Teachers: Steve and Christina Becker


Geographical Life Groups

Camp Hill Area - Eastern Tier Groups

Coaches: Ron & Sharon Smith - 717-635-7240 Charlie & Diane Baker, 717-766-8626 Don & Kathy Charles, 717-774-0877 Steve & Beverly Cisneros, 717-728-4330 Dewey & Grace Hartsock, 717-766-8313 Jim & Jackie Hoffman, 717-645-1843 Robert & Irene Kennedy, 717-763-8882 Carl & Freda Miller, 717-432-9574 Tim & Melaney Patchett, 717-731-1041 Andy & Dixie Raab, 717-774-6765 John & Rhonda Reardon, 717-731-3403 Ron & Sharon Smith, 717-796-3174

Dillsburg & East Berlin Area

Coaches: Bill & Janet Williams - 717-691-3623 Steve & Christina Becker, 717-432-1191 Dale & Janice Brubaker, 717-432-2662 Michael & Debra Lerew, 717-502-0911 Maria Lugo, 717-766-2597 Dick & Beth Stouffer, 717-432-9591 Jim & Dianne Wilt, 717-259-7071

Etters, York Haven, Lewisberry, New Cumberland, York Area Coaches: Al & Connie Deitrich - 717-932-1355 Joe & Mercy Briscese, 717-938-8132 Jack & Harriet Benkovich, 717-763-7929 Mike & Diane Boyer, 717-932-7733 Steve & Wendy Forry, 717-938-1604 Joe & Terri Deitrich, 717-796-2422 Ike & Georgi Eisenhower, 717-774-7001 Dave & Pam Marshall, 717-774-8234 Wayne & Aileen Roth, 717-774-5471 Dave & Gloria Abel, 717-252-9129


Harrisburg Area

Coaches: Christine Tarantelli - 717-238-6034 Jake & Rhoda Buckwalter, 717-834-5918 Ron & Lorraine Blough, 717-652-0875 Clark & Susan Flickinger, 717-732-8095 Gary & Neeka Jones, 717-695-2619 Wayne & Nancy Somers, 717-944-3518

Mechanicsburg Area

Coach: Roger & Ann Beardmore - 717-502-1062 Hamid & Mollie Bakhsheshe, 717-766-1644 Brad & Lisa Brubaker, 717-766-0174 Dan & Wanda Frost, 717-766-2137 Joseph Kellner, 717-944-5541 Doug & Pat McClain, 717-763-8758 Pastor Jim & Brenda Schambach, 717-691-9711 Jon & Ruth Stough, 717-697-9146

Most geographical groups meet Sunday nights, however Geographical Life Group meeting times and locations are determined within each Life Group and may vary from group to group in order to meet their particular needs. Please check with Life Groups coach or leader for times and location.

Life Stage

Families of Adopted Children

Richard & Kristi Foster, Harrisburg, 717-671-8026

Marriage Matters

Coaches: Randy & Sherry Webb - 717-728-5409 Marshall & April Bowers, 717-635-7226 Bryon & Mary Brinson, 717-796-7065 Ken & Tina Burkey, 717-763-0868 Tom & Jenn Boyd, 717-324-2265 Steve & Tabitha Deller, 717-770-1813 Bob & Kathie deFilippo, 717-728-9134 Keith & Peggy Engle, 717-774-6855 Ken & Terri Gordon, 717-697-0850 Carl & Mary Marshall, 717-774-2678 Matt & Danielle Phillips, 717-635-7226 Rick & Leona Wagner, 717-540-9995 Allan & Donna Asper, 717-938-2767


Single Adults Coach:

Linda Panza, Mechanicsburg, 717-790-9021 Bobbye Thompson, Mechanicsburg, 717-691-8529 Linda Eby: Mechanicsburg, 717-691-7509 Heather Chalkan, 717-385-4313 Sherry Heim, 717-728-1909

Membership Class


Taught by the pastoral staff. This will help you meet new people, guide you in understanding our church’s vision and doctrines, give you ministry opportunities, help your spiritual fitness, and teach you how to share your faith in Jesus Christ with those you come in contact with every day. Attendance in all classes is required for membership. Register by calling Connie at 717-6357237 or fill out the Event Registration form in the bulletin. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4

History & Vision of CLA Love God Love People Change the World

Pastor Wayde Pastor Wayde Pastor Bob Pastor Jim

Time/Day: 7:00 PM Wednesdays Location: Room 706 Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24 (4 Weeks)



ManZone - 24: A Day with God

There are 24 hours in a day: 1,440 minutes; 86,400 seconds! Do you spend “real time” with God? Men, this fall learn how a growing personal relationship with God transforms every aspect of our lives and every hour of our day. We will take a look at a typical day to see how God changes different aspects of a man’s life when we put our faith 100% in Him. Each week features food, fun, team competition and activities, a relevant Bible study, small group interaction and men stuff. Time/Day: 7:00 PM Wednesdays Location: Room 804 Teacher: Pastor Bob Kapp Dates: September 3-November 19 (12 Weeks) Cost: $30.00 (includes: 1 year materials, 24 lessons, snacks each week and end of year banquet)

Sexual Purity

Offering freedom from the bondage and slavery of sexual sin, an opportunity to know the power of Jesus Christ’s righteousness and, more importantly a personal relationship with the One True God who offers eternal life. Topics addressed include: Spiritual Warfare and Deliverance, Generational Iniquities, Battlefield of the Mind, Soul Ties and many others... Contact the Men’s Ministry Department at 717-635-7226 Time/Day: 7:30-9:00 PM Tuesdays

Men of Valor

Men are coming together to heal, to share and to grow in their Christian faith. There will be a time of prayer, worship, fellowship, and Bible study. The group is open to all men and our time together is informal and confidential. Contact Mike Bartlebaugh at 717-856-3395. Time/Day: 7:30-9:00 PM Mondays Location: Room 634


Practical Living

Financial - Good Sense: Debt Free Living

This Good Sense Budget course will cover Biblical financial principles for transforming your finances and life. The sessions will cover topics that include cultural myths about money, teach you how to prioritize financial goals, provide savings and spending plans, including record-keeping systems and worksheets, learn biblical principles and get budget tools to help you control personal finances and live a God-honoring lifestyle. Time/Day: 7:00 PM Wednesdays Location: Room 304 Teacher: Ed Dickinson Workbook Cost: $10.00

When God’s People Pray


Prayer can change lives and circumstances like nothing else can. What are the keys that unlock its power, that turn prayer from a mere activity into a vital link with God and all His resources? When God’s People Pray, written by Jim Cymbala, pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle, shows you truths about prayer that God has used to turn his own church from a tiny, struggling inner city congregation into a vital, thriving community of believers who pray with passion, focus, and faith. Featuring teachings by Jim Cymbala and video interviews of ordinary people who have received extraordinary answers to their prayers, these six sessions will help you pray with new confidence. Time/Day: 7:00 PM Wednesdays Location: Room 630 Teacher: Denise Chase Workbook Cost: $7.00

Singles Single Parents - DivorceCare

DivorceCare is a support group for people experiencing separation or divorce. Topics include: Facing My Anger, Facing My Loneliness, KidCare, and Forgiveness. We provide a safe environment in which to work through the pain of separation or divorce and to begin putting one’s life back together again. Time/Day: 10:15-11:00 AM Sundays Location: Room 409 Teacher: Linda Burnett 15

Single Soul Searching Social

A time for fellowship and a devotional will be lead by Jeff Powell at Jim and Linda Burnett’s home. Singles and children of all ages are welcome. Please call Linda at 717-691-7509 or email at Time/Day: 7:00 PM Thursdays Location: Burnett’s home Teachers: Jim and Linda Burnett

Abundant Life Singles (40+) - God’s Mysterious Ways

“God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform,” so wrote the famous hymn writer William Cowper about the inscrutable, unsearchable ways of the Lord. In our class this fall, we will study the ways of God as they manifest themselves in the world, our lives, and the lives of His saints in Scripture. We will seek to understand God’s answers to the questionings of His people. In the end, we hope to affirm the mighty statement of faith on the lips of Job, “But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold,” and join with Paul in doxology, “Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been His counselor? For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever!” Join the class for this study and fellowship. Coffee and light refreshments are available for all. Time/Day: 10:15 AM Sundays Location: Room 632 (Lower Level East Entrance) Teacher: Dr. Roger Beardmore

Singles 30-39 - The Real You

As a Christian, you have received more than God’s forgiveness. You also have a brand new identity! You are a new creation in Christ, with fresh and exciting privileges and responsibilities. And God wants you walking confidently in this identity, serving Him with joy and energy in your various roles as a Christian. The Real You equips you with the sound biblical insights you need. You’ll discover new ways to make your citizenship in God’s Kingdom a daily reality right where you live. Time/Day: 9:15 AM Sundays Location: Room 706 Teacher: Jeff Powell


Student Ministries

Frequency Youth Sunday Morning Classes (Grades 7-12)

Our Sunday school classes are designed to help students with culturally relevant issues. These classes are in a Life Group setting which encourages students to be actively involved in the discussion. We have a junior high girls, junior high guys and high school student class. Please join us in the Youth Center. Time/Day: 9:15 AM Sundays Location: Youth Center Teachers: Pastor Jeff & Frequency Staff

Frequency Life Groups

Frequency has over 150 students who come on Wednesday nights, so it’s important to create environments to build close friendships. We have 12 groups which are led by your friends in the youth group. They meet twice a month in various places, depending on the Life Group leader. Please refer to for all Life Group times, dates and locations or call the Student Ministries Department at 717-737-7230 for details.

Frequency Youth Prayer Nights

Frequency Youth Prayer Nights are a time and place where the students are able to spend quality time with God. They help strengthen a deeper relationship with God and teach the need for prayer in their everyday life. We meet together for worship, a short devotion, individual prayer, accountability time and close with group prayer. Time/Days: 6:30 PM second and fourth Sundays Location: Youth Center

Young Adult Life Group (18-29)

Specifically designed for young adults to develop friendships and discuss topics relevant to their world. They are going through the book The Best Question Ever by Andy Stanley. Call the Student Ministries Department at 717737-6560 for more information. Time/Day: 7:00 PM Thursdays Location: Coffee Cafe Teachers: Ryan Acri


Recovery Groups

Support Life Groups

Here at CLA we offer recovery support programs designed to provide encouragement, and accountability for people struggling with a variety of addiction and support issues. It is important to understand that our groups are not “therapy” focused groups, but rather a place where people come to learn about their own addictive behavior, or that of a loved one through a variety of established supportive workbook materials. The groups also provide a safe accountability structure in a confidential setting here on our campus. The main benefit of the groups is to provide a supportive faith based environment for working through some of life’s most difficult issues. Our groups are not designed to replace individual psychotherapy and, where appropriate, referrals are made to professionals in the respective areas.

Contact Information

For more information on any of the support groups held here at CLA or for referrals to off-campus groups, contact the Counseling Ministry Office at 717635-7214 or contact Pastor Tom Britton at

Day 7 Men’s Recovery Group

This group is designed to bring light to men walking in the darkness of sexual and relational issues by providing Christ-centered counseling, education, and support for men struggling with sins such as pornography, sexual abuse, homosexuality, and adultery.

Hope for Healthy Intimacy

This is a support group for women in relationships with men who struggle with sexual issues. Group work focuses on learning what healthy sexual intimacy is and is not, and how you can help restore health, purity and hope for your life.

DivorceCare Support Group

This group focuses on the unique issues facing men and women who have experienced divorce and separation. Individuals in this group will find support and encouragement in dealing with issues of fear, pain of the past, rebuilding lives and recovering from the trauma of divorce through a Christ-centered approach. Group meetings will include video sessions with nationally recognized experts on divorce and recovery topics.

GriefShare Support Group

This is a special faith-based support group for people grieving the loss of a spouse, child, family member or friend. The format includes seminar and support group components designed to help you work through your grief in a safe, encouraging environment, along with people who have walked through that valley. 18

Abortion Future Recovery Groups

This is a special support group for women who struggle with the impact of abortion on their lives. This group offers comfort, support, and encouragement in a safe confidential environment. There is hope and forgiveness through our faith in Jesus Christ as women process their pain and grief on the road to healing.

Cancer and Long-Term Illness Support / (Victory Seekers)

Victory Seekers! Join forces with our support team in gaining victory over cancer and long term illnesses. Find healing power and encouragement from unity in God’s Word for this battle. ALL RECRUITS WELCOME! We meet the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM in Room 302.

Planned Future Recovery Groups: Alcohol & Drug Recovery Support Codependency Support Group Eating Disorder Support Group Gambling Anonymous Support Group

If you have a need that is not currently covered in a CLA support group, call the counseling office here at CLA and we will do our best to refer you to a local area recovery group that can help you. For more information on CLA Support Groups, go to or contact Pastor Tom Britton at 717-635-7223.


Young Adults

Sunday Life Group for Young Women (18-29)

Do you want to connect with young women of faith and be encouraged to ask the hard questions, laugh and have godly girlfriends? Contact Jess at 717-8020609 or email at for more information. Time/Day: 6:30-8:00 PM second and fourth Sundays Location: Women’s Plaza Teacher: Jessica Wray

Young Adult Life Group (18-29)

Specifically designed for young adults to develop friendships and discuss topics relevant to their world. They are going through the book The Best Question Ever by Andy Stanley. Call the Student Ministries Department at 717737-6560 for more information. Time/Day: 7:00 PM Thursdays Location: Coffee Cafe Teachers: Ryan Acri

Sunday Morning - Young Adults (18-29)

Our Sunday School classes are designed to help young adults navigate in this great journey called life. These classes are designed to build friendships, strengthen our faith, help us become all God wants us to be. Time/Day: 9:15 AM Sundays Location: 634 Teachers: Pastor Jeff & Young Adult Staff



A Woman’s Heart: Beth Moore

Did you ever wonder why God would choose to live in a wilderness tabernacle made by human hands? Beth Moore’s, A Woman’s Heart DVD teaching series is taken primarily from the book of Exodus. Get acquainted with other women as you discuss and explore the parallels between the physical tabernacle and the tabernacle of your human heart. Contact Emily at 717-635-7228 for additional details. Time/Day: 7:00-8:15 PM Wednesdays Location: Women’s Plaza Teachers: Pastor Candace and Team Workbook Cost: $15.00 (scholarships available) Dates: September 3-November 19 (12 Weeks)

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

If you are a mother with children infant through kindergarten, you’re invited to participate in our exciting MOPS program to receive encouragement and support. The 2008-2009 theme is “Adventures in Mothering.” This theme equips moms to learn more about themselves as they go through the adventure of motherhood. Deadline to register both children and adults for fall is August 24. Contact Gina at 717-761-2651 or Kareen at 717-732-3978. Time/Day: 9:00-11:15 AM Thursdays Location: Women’s Plaza Dates: September 4-December 4 (14 Weeks)

Sunday Life Group Just for Women

Looking to join a Life Group just for women? Our group began meeting in January 2007 and is devoted to having women feel connected at CLA. We uplift and support each other in our walk with the Lord through a variety of Bible studies. Our next study will be looking at the Holy Spirit’s role in our lives. Contact: Beth at 717-440-8128 for more information or to sign up. Time/Day: 6:30-8:00 PM, second and fourth Sundays Location: Room 304

Sunday Life Group for Young Women (18-29)

Do you want to connect with young women of faith; to be encouraged to ask the hard questions, to laugh and have godly girlfriends? Contact Jess at 717802-0609 or email at for more information. Time/Day: 6:30-8:00 PM, second and fourth Sundays Location: Women’s Plaza


Tuesday Morning Break

9:00-11:15 AM - Women’s Plaza Contact: Robin Eschbach at 717-877-3686

Stepping Up: A Journey Through the Psalms of Ascent by Beth Moore Just as a song or poem can express feelings of fear, doubt, hope, and joy, these 15 psalms model how study participants can voice their own petitions and praises to our God, who is always available and ready to hear us. Explore the major feasts of Israel and journey with Beth through Psalms 120-134 with themes such as unity, joy and gratitude, redemption, repentance, the power of blessings, facing ridicule, and more. Teacher: Jan Winey Study Time: 55 minutes, 5 days a week. Member Workbook fee: $13.00

Majoring on the Minors - Minor Prophets, That Is!

Come learn what the guys with the strange sounding names -- like Habakkuk -- can teach you today about life in Christ! Come expecting God to show up and faith to rise up. Teacher: Kathy Waller Study Time: 10 minutes, 5 days a week

Biblical Marriage

Come discover what the Bible says about marriage in 2008. Sonya uses solid scripture, personal experiences, common sense, and a healthy dose of “practicality” when she teaches. So whether you have a wonderful marriage, or are wondering WHY you are married, this class will challenge you to live out your role as a Godly wife - with HIS help! Teacher: Sonya Wilson Study Time: 15 minutes, 5 days a week

Ancient Paths for Modern Women - Walking with the Lord

In a day when so many Christian women are floundering and confused, the wisdom found in this study is timely and desperately needed. Jeremiah 6:16... look for the ancient paths and you will find rest for your souls... Come join this study if you want peace and rest and a deeper relationship with the Lord. Teacher: Lora Schlager Study Time: 30 minutes, 5 days a week Book Fee: $10.00


Life Lessons - James by Max Lucado

The New Testament Book of James is the most practical of all New Testament letters. Like a simple “how to” manual for Christian living, the Book of James commands us to “Just do it,” to get moving, to get our souls in shape, and then to put our faith on display through Christ-like actions. Teacher: Carolyn Warwavesyn Study Time & Journaling: 40 minutes, 5 days a week Book Fee: $6.00

Tuesday Evening Bible Study “First Place” Program

This program teaches how to give Christ first place in your life so you can become spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically balanced. For more information contact Sara at 717-796-0172. Time: 6:45-8:30 PM Location: Room 311 Teacher: Sara Anne Kaufman

The “Truth Project”

In a recent study, the Barna Research Group revealed a stunning statistic that continues to reverberate throughout the evangelical world—only nine percent of professing Christians have a biblical worldview. Because of this, today’s believers live very similarly to non-believers. A personal sense of significance is rarely experienced, we spend our money and time on things that fail to satisfy, and begin to wonder what life’s ultimate purpose really is. Sponsored by Focus on the Family, Dr. Del Tackett teaches lessons that discuss in great detail the relevance and importance of living the Christian worldview in daily life. Contact Carol at 717-766-2240 for more information. Time: 6:30-8:30 PM Location: Women’s Plaza Teachers: Carol Hummel & Team Free nursery registration provided for Tuesday Morning Break and Tuesday Evening Bibles Study. Contact Vicky at 717-938-9133 or


Index Of Adult Groups By Day




Breakthrough Christianity Frequency Youth (Grades 7-12) Marriage Matters New Christian The Real You Young Adults (18-29)

Pastor Tom Britton Pastor Jeff & Frequency Staff Pastor Bob & Joyce Kapp Carl & Jo Shank Jeff Powell Pastor Jeff Davidson

6 17 10 6 16 20

Dr. Roger Beardmore George Clauser/Dan Frost Linda Burnett Dick Malone Charlie Junkins Steve & Wendy Forry Steve & Christina Becker Fred Schoppe Jim Hoffman

16 6 15 7 8 8 10 7 7

Various Various Various Beth Foster Jessica Wray Various

17 17 11 21 25 12

Mike Bartlebaugh




Sara Anne Kaufman Mike Beatty Carol Hummel

23 14 23

Sunday 9:15 AM

Sunday 10:15 AM

Abundant Life Singles (40+) Disciplemakers Divorce Care Forever Young (55+) Friends in Faith Home Builders (40s - 60s) Joint Venture (20s and 30s) Practical Christian Living The Journey: Heaven

Sunday PM (2nd & 4th weeks) Frequency Life Groups Frequency Youth Prayer Nights Geographical Life Groups Just for Women Life Group Young Women Life Group Life Stage Groups

Monday PM Men of Valor

Tuesday AM

Tuesday Morning Break (Women)

Tuesday PM

First Place (Women) Sexual Purity (Men) The Truth Project (Women)



CLA Life Groups Fall 08  

Christian Life Assembly Life Groups Fall 2008