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A Word From Our Pastor...

FROM PASTOR BRUCE GRUBBS… | Growing Together

At the Glade Church we believe connecting with other believers in small groups is essential to our growth as Christians. We currently have over 100 groups meeting every week either on campus or in homes, restaurants, and places of business, etc. •

These groups help us to connect with other believers.

They help us to grow in our faith and help us to develop the special gifts and abilities God has given us.

In these groups, strangers become friends, and friends enjoy life together.

If you’re not in a connect group you’ll find it hard to get to know anyone at the Glade Church. The truth is, you really can’t fellowship with hundreds of people at a time, but you can develop strong connections in a group made up of fifteen to twenty.

“...a new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another…" John 13:34


CREATED TO CONNECT | Growing Together In Genesis 1–2, we read the Creation account and how God planned for us to “do life.” In the midst of His creative endeavors a recurring phrase appears. In fact, six times after God creates something the text says, “and God saw that it was good.” From light to livestock, the assessment of His efforts is the same: It is good. He is pleased. Things are as He intended them to be. Then on the sixth day, humankind comes on the scene. The result of God’s creativity has been shown. God is so pleased by this latest creation, that as He assesses all His efforts over the previous six days, His appraisal changes. With His latest addition, the things He had created are no longer just good. They are now very good. Then the unexpected happens. After explaining in more detail His design and intentions for man, God says, “It’s not all good.” Up to this point, everything was as it was intended. But in Genesis 2:18, God says something isn’t right. He says, “It is not good for the man to be alone.” At its core, this is a statement about the importance of our connecting well with others. What is striking is that the Fall has not yet occurred. There is no sin, no disobedience, nothing to mar the relationship between God and man. Adam is in a state of perfect intimacy with God. Yet the word God uses to describe him is “alone.” And God says this aloneness is “not good.” Sometimes in the church we tell people that there is inside every human being a God-shaped void that no other person can fill. That is true. But apparently, according to the writer of Genesis, God creates inside this man a kind of “human-shaped-void” that God Himself will not fill. No substitute will fill this need in you for human relationship. Our connect ministry is is here to help you fill both the human and God-shaped voids in your life so that you can connect relationally to grow spiritually.


Types of Groups...

WHAT KIND OF GROUPS DO WE HAVE? There are two types of groups: “On-Going” and “Short-Term”:

On-Going groups generally meet on Sundays at church. They serve as our “home-base” for Bible study, fellowship and sharing weekly.

Short-Term groups gather for a few weeks or a few months for topical studies, activities or to tackle a task that needs doing. You can sign up, participate through a course of study or activity and move on to other groups as you may wish.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED? | GroupLink Start by scanning this book. Find a Sunday Connect Group that you can become part of in an on-going way. Then consider the other shorter-term options based on your interest, need, or desire. Enroll/register for whatever groups you wish.


gr ups WHEN CAN I GET INVOLVED? | Participate in GroupLink You can join an on-going group at any time. It is best to join a short-term group when it first begins to get the greatest benefit from your experience. You may join a group during our Spring GroupLink: Groups meeting on campus Spring GroupLink Enrollment Opportunities: • Wednesday evening Jan. 8, 2014 • Sunday Morning Jan. 12, 2014 • Wednesday evening, Jan. 15, 2014 • Sunday Morning Jan. 19 2014 Groups meeting in the community Spring GroupLink Enrollment Opportunities: • Sunday Morning Jan. 26, 2014 HOW CAN I LOCATE A GROUP? | By day or category


Table of contents‌ Find Your Group

Upcoming Adult Connect Opportunities Community Groups Adult Sunday Morning Connect Groups

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Young Adult Groups

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Median Adult Groups

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Senior Adult Groups

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Short Term

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Adult Wednesday Night Connect Groups

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Discipleship & Equipping Groups

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Discussion-Based Groups

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Ministry & Support Groups

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Adult Connect Groups Meeting Other Days

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Discipleship & Equipping Groups

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Ministry & Support Groups

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Fellowship Groups

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Ministry Leaders Contact Information

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Next Steps

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Becoming a Member of The Glade

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Schedule

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...let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds... Hebrews 10:24 1


Upcoming Adult Connect Opportunities

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Upcoming Connect Opportunities COMMUNITY GROUPS | On-Going

The Glade Church has always been a place defined by community. Early in the life of the church “community” was used to describe our location. We were known as a small, family church at a rural crossroads in a place called Gladeville. As the church grew we were no longer known by our location but by the embrace offered to those who entered our doors. We had become a “community” of believers knit together by a common faith and set of values. Today we are a regional church where people from many areas come together in the spirit of “community” to worship, connect & grow, and serve in the name of Christ. Our community groups “go” to take the heart of our church into the broader community we serve. Theses groups carry the best of our heritage as a “community” of believers willing to embrace others into the places we call home.

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GET OUT OF A ROW AND INTO A CIRCLE What is a Community Group? Community Groups are groups of persons (approximately 10-15) that meet in homes and places of business weekly to encourage one another. What Do Community Groups Do? Community Groups focus on three practices that develop three vital relationships. This approach promote balance and a vibrant group environment where people can connect relationally to grow spiritually: • Study that promotes intimacy with God • Fellowship that develops community with Insiders • Service that cultivates influence with Outsiders How Do I Participate? If you would like to host, lead, or participate: Please contact Chris Cox, Minister for Engagement & Hospitality at: Church: 615.444.9550 Cellular: 615.775.6880 E-Mail: ccox@gladevillechurch.org To join a group attend Community Groups GroupLink: Spring Enrollment Opportunities: • Sunday Morning Jan. 26, 2014

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Getting Connected...

Are you looking for a small group where you can connect relationally to & grow spiritually? GroupLink is a periodic event designed to help you take what can be a scary step into a group and make it more natural and relaxed. At GroupLink you can: • Explore new and existing small groups • Meet our group leaders Groups meeting on campus Spring GroupLink Enrollment Opportunities: • Wednesday evening Jan. 8, 2014 • Sunday Morning Jan. 12, 2014 • Wednesday evening, Jan. 15, 2014 • Sunday Morning Jan. 19 2014 Groups meeting in the community Spring GroupLink Enrollment Opportunities: • Sunday Morning Jan. 26, 2014

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Sunday Morning Groups… Young Adult | On-Going

SUNDAY MORNING CONNECT GROUP MINISTRY | On-Going

The Adult Sunday Morning Connect Group Ministry at the Glade Church provides a primary connection point for adults to grow in relationship with Christ and others.

The Adult Sunday Morning Connect Group Purpose:

Connect… As the primary connection point, the Sunday Morning Connect Ministry helps adults find Christ as Savior and the church as their spiritual home—a place where they connect with God and build fellowship with other believers.

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Grow… As the place where adults grow in Christ, the Sunday Morning Connect Ministry helps adults enrich their walk with Christ through foundational Bible teaching and by encouraging them to develop daily habits of personal Bible study and prayer.


Rusty & Ellen Howell Rick & Helene Prall Who Attends: Young Adult (18-24) Contact #: 615.715.6043/615.957.1513 Email: rustyhowell@m3video.com/rprall@tds.net When: 9:15 am Where: Room A-163 (Annex 1)

Chad & Jessica Streeter Who Attends: Young Adult Couples Leader: Chad & Jessica Streeter Contact #: 615.681.1293 Email: cmstreeter@gmail.com When: 9:15 am Where: Room A-121 (Annex 1)

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Sunday Morning Groups… Median Adult | On-Going

Jack Bufkin Who Attends: Mixed Gender Adult Group Contact #: 615.516.8719 Email: jackbufkin@gmail.com When: 9:15 am Where: Room 257-259 (Upstairs)

Jami Melani Who Attends: Mixed Gender Adult Group Contact #: 615.443.1412 Email: jami.melani@bp.com When: 8:00 am Where: Room 112

Barbara Webb Who Attends: Adult Women’s Group Contact #: 615.293.9094 Email: barwebb@gmail.com When: 8:00 am & 9:15 am Where: Room 253 & 255 (Upstairs)

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Bill Craig Who Attends: Mixed Gender Adult Group Contact #: 615.459.7307 Email: bill.craig@lifeway.com When: 9:15 am Where: Room 124 (Fellowship Hall)

Mark Taylor Who Attends: Adult Men’s Group Contact #: 615.479.4839 Email: mtaylor@medline.com When: 9:15 am Where: Room A-177 (Annex 1)

Dr. Trevie Dean Who Attends: Mixed Gender, Older Adults Group Contact #: 615.444.3632 Email: treviedean@bellsouth.net When: 8:00 am Where: Room A-179 (Annex 1)

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Sunday Morning Groups… Median Adult | On-Going

Bill & Debbie Davidson Who Attends: Mixed Gender Adult Group Contact #: 615.948.0692 Email: mrsdebbied@gmail.com When: 9:15 am Where: Room A-172 (Annex 1)

Rudy Rideout Who Attends: Adult Men’s Group Contact #: 615.210.2745 Email: rideout.r@gmail.com When: 9:15 am Where: Room A-173 (Annex 1)

Tony Madden Who Attends: Mixed Gender Adult Group Contact #: 615.400.5953 Email: tonymadden09@gmail.com When: 9:15 am Where: Room 125 (Fellowship Hall)

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Butch O’Neal Who Attends: Empty Nesters Mixed Gender Adult Group Contact #: 615.758.3632 or 615.533.0894 Email: butch@worldtesting.com or voneal@tds.net When: 8:00 am Where: Room A-177 (Annex I)

Malcolm Perry Who Attends: Mixed Gender Adult Group Contact #: 615.582.1253 Email: malcolm@perrycommunications.com When: 9:15 am Where: Room 120 (Fellowship Hall)

Diane Davis Who Attends: Mixed Gender Singles age 30 and up Contact #: 615.330.7191 Email: dianedavis16@charter.net When: 9:15 am Where: Room 122 (Fellowship Hall)

Lloyd Sharp Who Attends: Special Needs Adults Contact #: 615.754.4183 Email: sharp047@tds.net When: 9:15 am Where: Room A-161 (Annex 1) 12


Sunday Morning Groups… Senior Adult | On-Going Tom Theriot Who Attends: Mixed Gender Senior Adults Group Contact #: 615.773.0693 Email: tandjtheriot@gmail.com When: 9:15 am Where: Room A-178 (Annex 1)

Marge Wright Who Attends: Mixed Gender Senior Adults Group Contact #: 615.444.3347 Email: tandjtheriot@gmail.com When: 8:00 am Where: Room 120 (Fellowship Hall)

Carole Towns Who Attends: Senior Adult Class Contact #: 615.754.2561 Email: paultowns1@aol.com When: 8:00 am Where: Room A-176 (Annex 1)

Betty Lou Lannom Who Attends: Senior Adult Women’s Group Contact #: 615.714.3664 Email: bloulannom@att.net When: 8:00 am Where: Room A-162 (Annex 1) 13


55+ Ministry As part of our Vision 2020 to Multiply our Ministry to persons 55+ we have a new and fresh approach. We are oering events that are geared specifically to the needs of those who are 55+ and we are oering new ways for those 55+ to plug into groups and service. We have developed a thorough approach to this ministry by developing ministry teams. Here are the current teams: Care Caller Team: Calls persons 55+ quarterly to check on them and see if they have any needs. Grocery Acquisition Team: Helps with grocery acquisition as needed. Homebound Team: Ministers to those who are in assisted living, nursing homes, or homebound. Hospital Team: Cares for those who are sick. Maintenance Team: Assists those 55+ with home maintenance/repair issues. Mentoring Team: Matches those with experience with those in need. Includes couple mentoring, school mentoring, and young man/young woman mentoring. Physical/Emotional Needs: Seeks to assist with various emotional and physical needs. 14


55+ CALENDAR OF EVENTS January 21, 2014

Financial Seminar

February 18, 2014

Wills & Estate Planning Seminar

March 18, 2014

DOO-WOPS 50s-60s Music Night

April 15, 2014

Health Fair

May 20, 2014

Driver Refresher Course

June 17, 2014

Cooking with Vito

July 15, 2014

Frist Center

August 19, 2014

Self-Defense Seminar & Recipe Swap

September 16, 2014

Road Trip

October 21, 2014

Tax Seminar

November 18, 2014

Cumberland Co. Playhouse

December 9, 2014

Christmas Celebration

If you have any questions about this ministry or just want more information, please call or email Mark Wofford at 615.444.9550 or mwofford@thegladechurch.org

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Sunday Morning Groups… Short-Term

Biblical Answers to Life’s Questions Joshua Savley Who Attends: Mixed Gender Adult Group Contact #: 615.477.9535 Email: jsavley78@yahoo.com When: 9:15 am Where: TBA Do you have questions about God, Jesus, the Bible, or theology? Have you ever needed help understanding a Bible verse or passage? Maybe you need help to apply the Bible’s teachings to your everyday life? If you have these types of questions you are not alone. Join this group and begin a journey of discovery as we explore the Bible for answers to one another’s questions.

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Sunday Morning Groups… Short-Term Money God’s Way Mark Jacobs Who Attends: Mixed Gender Adult Group Contact #: 615.883.5808 Email: markjacobs@bellsouth.net When: 9:15 am Where: TBA If you have made a resolution this year to finally “get it right” with your finances this course is for you. The group will begin by looking at finances through the lens of God’s word and then move to practically applying those principles to create a budget and to set financial goals for the future.

Becoming Emotionally Healthy Spiritually Neil Sharpe / Sarah Davidson Who Attends: Mixed Gender Adult Group Contact #: 615.424.1480 Email: neilsharpe@comcast.net When: 8:00 am Where: TBA If we are honest with ourselves we all have patterns of behavior that are unbecoming and maybe even a little embarrassing. Some of these behaviors may even be destructive to our relationships and spiritual lives. This group is designed to help participants overcome these behaviors through a focused study on what it means to live an authentic life characterized by contemplative spirituality focused on Christ. 17


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Wednesday Night Groups‌ Short-Term

What are Wednesday Connect Groups? Wednesday Connect Groups are oered on The Glade Church campus to help persons grow in their faith and develop relationships with other believers. Most of these groups last from 8 to 13 weeks. These groups may use DVD-driven studies, book studies, or studies written by one of our members. You will be surprised at the variety and creativity of these groups. Come for Wednesday Fellowship Dinner, enjoy good food and conversation, then be a part of one of these groups while the rest of your family has an opportunity to learn, grow, and fellowship. There is something for everyone!

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DISCIPLESHIP & EQUIPPING GROUPS

True Women 101: Divine Design Leader: Patti Webb Contact: patti.webb6@gmail.com Who Attends: Adult Women's Group When: 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm What does it mean to be a woman? The current cultural ideal for womanhood is that women should be powerful and in control. But sadly, this model of womanhood hasn't delivered the happiness and fulfillment it promised. The Bible teaches that it's not up to us to decide what womanhood is all about. God created male and female for a very specific purpose that was very intentional. He wants women to discover, embrace, and delight in the beauty of His design. He's looking for True Women! Bible teachers Mary A. Kassian and Nancy Leigh DeMoss will encourage women to discover and embrace God's design and mission for their lives.

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Wednesday Night Groups‌ Short-Term Practicing Your Faith Leaders: Dr. Trevie Dean Who Attends: Mixed Gender Adult Group Contact #: 615.878.6641 Email: treviedean@gmail.com When: 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm Spiritual disciplines are practices that help us grow in our faith and relationship with God. They are to faith what spring training is to the game of baseball. If you are going to be winning the game of faith you need to practice these essential disciplines. The course will cover the essential disciplines of a healthy faith.

Young Adult (18-24) Bible Study Leaders: Rusty & Ellen Howell / Scott Bradley Who Attends: Mixed Gender Young Adults Age 18-24 Contact #: 615.715.6043/615.829.1580 Email: rustyhowell@m3video.com/sbradley@worldtesting.com When: 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm Young adults face a number of choices and challenges unique to this season of life. The decision that are made during this season have life long consequences. These decisions range from college & career questions to dating. You will find fellowship and support while building a foundation for life on God’s Word.

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Focused on Christ Leader: Henry Webb Contact: henrywebb6@gmail.com Who Attends: Mixed Gender Adult Group When: 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm; Jan. 22 to Mar. 12 In his letter to the Colossians, Paul presented an exceptional description of our Lord Jesus Christ. We face some of the same challenges and deceptions as the disciples in Colossae. Paul’s approach was to get believers (then and now) to focus their minds and hearts on Jesus. Our goal in this study will be to focus our attention on Jesus, who He is and what He has done. Then we can choose to make Him Lord and King in our lives and to allow Him to transform our thoughts, attitudes, priorities, behaviors, and relationships as Jesus lives in and through us. This study, led by Henry Webb, will meet on Wednesdays, January 22 - March 12. Some of the topics are: Fall in Love with Jesus; What Do You Want for Your Family?; What's Worth Your Time and Energy?; and Don't Be Deceived.

The Heart of True Faith: Loving God & Others Leader: Angie Cox Contact: angiecox07@aol.com Who Attends: Mixed gender Adult Group When: 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm What Does God Really Want from You? It's easy to get confused about how to please God. One Bible teacher details a long list of the commands you should be keeping. The next teacher says only grace matters. Who is right? Centuries ago, in answer to this question, Jesus simplified all the rules and regulations of the Law into just two great commands: love God and love people. Loving God and Others looks at how these two commands define the heart of Christian faith. As you rest in the certain knowledge of what God calls you to, you will be challenged to live these commands out and discover how obeying Jesus' simple commands will transform not only your life but also the lives of those around you.

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Wednesday Night Groups… Short-Term

Men’s Fraternity Year II: Winning at Work & Home Leader: Marvin Lee Who Attends: Adult Men’s Group Contact #: 615.818.4067 Email: carvin5@juno.net When: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Men's Fraternity: Winning at Work & Home - Robert Lewis challenges men to step forward, meet their responsibilities, and establish their manhood. This study focuses on the chief responsibilities men have as husbands, fathers, and breadwinners. Two mirrors are presented to help men evaluate how they are doing in life: the mirror of work and career, and the mirror of home and family. Participants will evaluate chief responsibilities of how a man successfully relates to a woman and how a man rightly engages in his work.

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48 Days to The Work You Love Leader: Sean Hughes Contact: tnballoonguy@gmail.com Who Attends: Mixed Gender Adult Group When: 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm Are you dissatisfied with your job or career? Do you feel like a square peg in a round hole? Do you long to find a career that “fits” the person God has created you to be? 48 Days to The Work You Love will help you discover who you are really called to be in relation to your vocation, whatever shape that career may take. The study is conversational and creative and helps participants understand their God given skills and abilities, personality traits, values, dreams, and passions and then pairs those with a career path uniquely fit to YOU!

When Life is Hard Leaders: Rob & Tammy Hill Who Attends: Mixed Gender Adult Group Contact #: 615.449.5798 Email: thill@thegladechurch.org When: 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm When life is hard, really hard, we often spend all our time pleading, begging, yelling, refusing, and questioning. While none of these things are necessarily unusual, they are missing the ultimate point. When life is hard, when things get ugly, when all hope seems to be lost... that is when we are able to display the superiority of the life lived in God. It is in those moments of despair, when we question what is happening, when we don't know what to do, when some trials never seem to end, that we can lean most heavily on God's promises and truths. 24


Wednesday Night Groups… Short-Term Men’s Fraternity Year III: The Great Adventure Leader: Rick Weathers Who Attends: Adult Men’s Group Contact #: 615.426.5757 Email: richard.603@comcast.net When: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Leaders: David Liddle & Gene Jones Who Attends: Adult Men’s Group Contact #: 615.566.3264 Email: ldliddle@bellsouth.net When: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm The Great Adventure explores a man and his world beyond the everyday. The 20-session study puts the roof on the house of masculinity and creates a vision for a man's future and destiny. This study will help men rediscover the adventure in life through a greater understanding of who they are. Men will uncover the uniqueness they have as a man and discover a satisfying life focus. It will challenge men to consider several important questions they are continually asking themselves: "Who am I?", "What are my dreams in life?", "Do I have courage to pursue those dreams?" 25


Discussion based groups Discussion based groups are a conversational small group environment where people can explore faith and experience community as they Connect & Grow together. Discussion groups are for: ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦

Persons who are exploring faith and who are curious about God, Jesus, the Bible, or Christianity Persons new to faith who have just begun a relationship with Jesus Christ Persons returning to faith who have some church experience, but have been away for a while Persons with busy lifestyles who need a group experience that doesn't include time commitments outside of the scheduled meeting.

The focus of discussion based groups is to lead group members into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ by creating an open and accepting environment where they can explore faith and experience community. These groups are ideal for those with questions about faith and those who want to learn more about the Bible and Christianity. These groups can be comfortably joined at any point in the term.

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Wednesday Night Groups… Short-Term

Coffee Talk Leaders: Meredith Shelton Who Attends: Adult Women’s Group Contact #: 615.553.2462 Email: mshelton@dcids.org When: 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm Sessions: 7 Week Study This is a women’s class designed for women of any age; a place for fellowship, relationships, friendships, laughter, and prayer. A place where women can be real.

Life Matters Leaders: Tyler & Cassie McNutt Who Attends: Mixed Gender Group Contact #: 615.330.4770 Email: tmcnutt@thegladechurch.org When: 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm This group uses Sunday’s message as a platform for discussion and study. We will apply scriptural principles to our marriages, to our parenting, to our work, and to every aspect of our lives.

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Wednesday Night Groups… On-Going MINISTRY AND SUPPORT GROUPS Women’s Dance Ministry (Beginners) Leader: Amy Hardy Who Attends: Adult Women’s Group Contact #: 615.517.8926 Email: abhardy@bellsouth.net When: 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm Learning to worship and praise our Lord through dance. Dancers will participate in worship services here at The Glade. This is a beginner’s class, and will incorporate exercise and devotional time.

The Daniel Plan Leader: Debbie Davidson Who Attends: Mixed Gender Adults Contact #: 615.948.0692 Email: mrsdebbied@gmail.com When: Wednesdays 6:15 pm Research has revealed that people getting healthy together lose twice as much weight as those who do it alone. God never meant for you to go through life alone and that includes the journey to health. This book is not about a new diet, guilt-driven gym sessions, or shame-driven fasts. The Daniel Plan shows you how the powerful combination of faith, fitness, food, focus, and friends will change your health forever, transforming you in the most head-turning way imaginably---from the inside out. 28


Wednesday Night Groups‌ On-Going

Special Friends Ministry Who Attends: Special Needs Adults Leader: Sonya O’Neal & Donna Wood Contact #: 615.758.3632 When: 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm This class is designed for developmentally disabled adults who seek a relationship with God and want to fellowship with others with similar challenges. There are various activities such as arts & crafts, Bible studies, and prayer time.

Ground Zero Prayer Ministry Leader: Joyce Theriot Who Attends: Mixed Gender Adult Group Contact #: 615.773.0693 Email: tandjtheriot@gmail.com When: 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm This group prays over prayer needs that are turned in to the church throughout the week. They pray expecting God to open the windows of Heaven and pour out blessings to meet needs and bring healing to broken bodies and spirits.

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Sewing Class/Quilting (Beginners/Intermediate) Leader: Sarah Craig Who Attends: Adult Women’s Group Contact #: 615.459.7307 or 615.473.6538 Email: salliesue@clearwire.net When: 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm This group works with new patterns and simple projects; Lots of fun & fellowship. If you have your own sewing machine, bring it, but we will have some extras already here. Patterns will be provided.

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Wednesday Night Groups‌ On-Going

Crochet, Couponing & Genealogy Leader: Gail Kincaid Who Attends: Adult Women’s Group Contact #: 615.218.9691 Email: glkincaid@att.net When: 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm This class knits and crochets squares that will form blankets for those in need. We have also added a couponing component to help families save at the grocery store. This is a great place to fellowship and helps meet those two needs. Also available is Genealogy. Tracing your family's history is a fascinating journey. Who will you discover? This course guides you through the search process for family names. Along the way, you'll learn through hands-on examples that help you dig deeper into your family's past. You'll discover, in simple terms, where to look, who to contact, and how to make your family history come alive.

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Choir Leader: Phillip Hardy Who Attends: Mixed Gender Adult Group Contact #: 615.444.9550 Email: phardy@thegladechurch.org When: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Our choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:00 pm in the Worship Center. Rehearsals typically consist of running through each song that we're leading that upcoming Sunday, as well as learning new worship songs to introduce to the church. Participation in the Worship Choir does not require any auditions or even the ability to read music.  If you've got a heart to worship Jesus, we need you!  Rehearsals are very informal and you're welcome to drop by any Wednesday night.

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Groups Meeting Other Days… Short-Term DISCIPLESHIP & EQUIPPING GROUPS Women’s Bible Study Leader: Linda Bruce Who Attends: Adult Women’s Group Contact #: 615.815.4735 Email: brucelw@comcast.net When: Mondays at 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Bible Study for Moms Leader: Linda Bruce Who Attends: Mothers Contact #: 615. 815.4735 Email: brucelw@comcast.net When: Tuesdays at 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Women’s Bible Study Leader: Debbie Davidson Who Attends: Adult Women’s Group Contact #: 615.948.0692 Email: mrsdebbied@gmail.com When: Wednesdays from 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm Where: 334 Toby Trail, Mt. Juliet This is an “In the Word” Bible Study. We focus on studying God’s Word and praying for each other, our families and our friends.

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Groups Meeting Other Days… Short-Term Transitions Leader: Jennifer Watkins Who Attends: Mixed Gender Young Adult Group Contact #: 615.337.5120 Email: jenlis5476@yahoo.com When: Contact Leader Where: 2412 Keeling Drive, Mt. Juliet This group is for 18-20 year old young adults designed to help them make the transition from being a High School kid to adulthood. Contact leader for more information. Meeting times are posted on Facebook under “Transitions” or contact the leader.

Empty Nesters Leaders: Doe Dayton, Lester Hall, & Trevie Dean Who Attends: Mixed Gender Adult Empty Nesters Contact #: 615.444.1900, 615.443.3405, or 615.444.3632 Email: 2alone@bellsouth.net or treviedean@bellsouth.net When: Every Other Sunday at 6:00 pm Where: Annex 1

Senior Citizens Leader: June Winchester Who Attends: Mixed Gender Senior Group Contact #: 615.758.2536 When: 3rd Thursday of each month at 10:30 am Where: The Glade Church Fellowship Hall We enjoy music, a Bible study, and lunch at each meeting. Come join the fun! 35


MINISTRY AND SUPPORT GROUPS What You Need to Know About the Inner Lives of Men Leader: Patti Webb Who Attends: For Women Only Contact #: 615.500.4060 E-Mail: patti.webb6@gmail.com When: Mondays starting January 20 at 6:30 pm Where: 2412 Keeeling Drive, Mt. Juliet This study by Shaunti Feldham challenges women to use Scripture and research to understand a man's heart. This study will open your eyes or reinforce what you already understand about the men in your life.  We will learn how to support these men in the ways they need to be loved.  This is an excellent follow-up to the True Woman study (but not a requirement or prerequisite). This study will open your eyes or reinforce what you already understand about the men (husband, boyfriend, sons, brothers, co-workers) in your life. 

Military Ministry-Families Honoring Our Troops Leader: Angie Cox Who Attends: Mixed Gender Adult Group Contact #: 615.414.7100 E-Mail: angiecox07@aol.com or tgoff1@comcast.net When: Contact Leader Where: Contact Leader The purpose of this group is to support military families and to share their struggles and concerns while loved ones are serving. We also mail cards and packages to service members throughout the year and pray for those on the Military Prayer and Care List.

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Groups Meeting Other Days… Short-Term

C.H.E.F.S. Creating Hope through Employment in Food Service Leader: Chris Cox Who Attends: Mixed Gender Adult Group Contact #: 615.444.9550 Email: ccox@thegladechurch.org When: Tuesday & Wednesday Where: The Glade Church An intensive 16 week training course for “foodies” or individuals interested in careers in food service. The classes will consist of basic knife skills, sauces, presentation and recipe development. Classroom work as well as hands on skill development will prepare participants for placement in various food service vocational opportunities after training is completed.

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Groups Meeting Other Days… On-Going Bell Circle Group Leader: Betty Lou Lannom Who Attends: Women’s Adult Group Contact #: 615.714.3664 When: 1st Tuesday of Each Month at 6:00 pm Where: The Glade Church Fellowship Hall This is a group of ladies who devote time to mission activities in the area. i.e. Veterans, etc.

Bragg Group Leader: Margaret Rediker Who Attends: Adult Women’s Group Contact #: 615.604.6955 Email: marnet03@aol.com When: 2nd Tuesday of each month at 9:30 am Where: The Glade Church Fellowship Hall An ongoing mission’s study and service group.

Covered by Love Leader: Debbie Davidson Who Attends: Mixed Gender Adult Group Contact #: 615.948.0692 Email: mrsdebbied@gmail.com When: 1st Saturday of each Month from 9:00am - 11:30 am Where: Annex I We will loom knit hats for the homeless and cancer patients at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and the Sarah Cannon Center. We will also have a short devotional, testimony, and prayer for those receiving the hats. 38


Groups Meeting Other Days On-Going Glade Church Fantasy Football Leader: David Watkins Who Attends: Mixed Gender Adult Group Contact #: 615.330.7885 Email: davidwatkinsiii@yahoo.com When: Contact Leader Where: Contact Leader Do you like football? Are you looking for a way to connect with others from church? If so, then we want you to join us for a fantastic season of Fantasy Football.

Gladeville Playgroups Leader: Bridget Scott Who Attends: Mixed Gender Parents Group Contact #: 615.444.9550 Email: bscott@thegladechurch.org When: Varies, Contact Leader Where: Varies, Contact Leader Parents, are you looking for a way to interact with other parents and children during the week? Join one of our Gladeville Playgroups. During the week you and your children will meet and play at different locations. One week you may play at someone’s home and have lunch, then the next week meet at the zoo or the park with a picnic, and then the next week meet for coffee and chitchat while the kids play with bubbles. It’s a great way to make friends and get support from other parents while your kids make friends, exercise, and run off some energy.  39


Automotive Ministry Leaders: Butch O’Neal & Doe Dayton Who Attends: Men’s Ministry Group Contact #: 615.533.0894 or 615.566.5778 Email: butch@worldtesting.com or doedayton@bellsouth.net When: Mondays at 6:00 pm Where: Community Service Center (Annex III) Join the Automotive Ministry as we fellowship and work on autos to give to needy families. If you have some mechanical ability and are looking for a fun place to use those gifts, then join us on Monday nights. We do quarterly oil change clinics as well.

Ladies Car Care Clinic Leaders: Doe Dayton & Butch O’Neal Who Attends: Mixed Gender Ministry Group Contact #: 615.566.5778 or 615.533.0895 Email: butch@worldtesting.com When: TBA Where: Community Service Center (Annex III) This is a two hour seminar for ladies and their daughters to help them understand the basics of car care. Discussions will include maintenance schedules, how to change a flat, and other items related to how to keep vehicles maintained. No Cost.

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Groups Meeting Other Days On-Going Piece * Love * Quilt Ministry (Learning to Sew) Leader: Sarah Craig Contact #: 615.459.7307 or 615.473.6538 Email: salliesue@clearwire.net When: 2nd Saturday of Each Month at 8:00 am Where: Rooms 256-258 This team pours love and prayers into each quilt they make so that someone in need is covered in God’s love. You don’t have to be an expert seamstress to join this group. We will have something for you to do. Quilts going to New Orleans to comfort those who lost their homes in Hurricane Isaac.

Praying for the people who would be receiving the quilts in New Orleans.

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FELLOWSHIP GROUPS Glade Church Exercise Leader: Amy Hardy Who Attends: Adult Women’s Group Who Attends: Women’s Exercise Group Contact #: 615.519.8926 Email: abhardy@bellsouth.net When: Contact Leader Where: Rooms 252 & 254 If you have a desire to exercise with a group this is it! We use a wide variety of exercise routines such as: P90X, Biggest Loser, Jillian Michaels, Taboo, etc. We hold ourselves accountable to each other and encourage each other. Come join us. Classes last one hour.

Glade Church Martial Arts Leader: Troy Marks Who Attends: Contact Leader Contact #: 615.516.0362 Email: troymarks@comcast.net When: Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday Nights Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Where: Rec Room (Room 220) Learn self-discipline, self-defense, and self-confidence in your walk with Christ. This is for the whole family. Loose clothing required. Childcare not provided. No cost.

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Groups Meeting Other Days On-Going

Glade Church Road-Runners Leader: Ellen Howell Who Attends: Mixed Gender Adult Group Contact #: 615.574.3121 Email: ellen-howell@hotmail.com When/Where: Contact Leader We are a rag-tag bunch of runners/walkers who enjoy getting outdoors, improving our overall fitness and growing closer through shared aches and pains! None of us are elite finishers, but all of us are working with whatever God has given us. We encourage one another to finish the race set before us, whether at a scheduled event or on a fun run at home.

The Shooters Group Leaders: Kevin Miller & Je McGee Who Attends: Mixed Gender Adult Group Contact #: 615.566.1195 or 615.335.1145 Email: kevinmiller@kevcocarpet.com or jandwmcgee@hotmail.com When/Where: Contact Leaders Do you have an interest in honing your skills with your handgun, rifle, or shotgun? Join us each month as we gather as a group at local shooting ranges and other venues to develop our skills.

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FAITH Riders Motorcycle Group Leader: Rick Weathers Who Attends: Mixed Gender Adult group Contact #: 615.426.5757 Email: richard.603@comcast.net When: Contact Leader Where: Contact Leader The Glade Church is a chapter of the F.A.I.T.H. Riders motorcycle ministry founded in Lakeland, Florida. We are comprised of motorcycle riders and others passionate about sharing their faith through Christian fellowship. Our fellowship consists of monthly organized rides and gatherings at bike nights, which includes fellowship, safety and planning of mission work. We also serve once a month at The Bridge Ministry, a Nashville based homeless Ministry.

4-Wheeling Leader: Mark Wofford Who Attends: Mixed Gender Adult group Contact #: 615.444.9550 Email: mwofford@thegladechurch.org When: Saturdays & Sundays Where: Contact Leader Explore state parks, farms, and trails on ATVs. A 4 Wheeler/ 3 Wheeler and helmet are required. Childcare not provided. 44


Ministry Leader Contact Information Adult Connect Groups Chris Cox, Minister for Engagement & Hospitality ccox@thegladechurch.org Automotive Ministry Doe Dayton, 615.566.5778 Butch O’Neal, 615.533.0895 Business & Financial Services Telena Martin, Director tmartin@thegladechurch.org C.H.E.F.S. Chris Cox, Minister for Engagement & Hospitality ccox@thegladechurch.org Children’s Ministry (1st grade - 5th grade) Jared Norris, Children’s Minister jnorris@thegladechurch.org Choir & Praise Team Phillip Hardy, Lead Worshipper phardy@thegladechurch.org Congregational Care Ministry Mark Wofford, Pastor for Congregational Care mwofford@thegladechurch.org

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Covered by Love Debbie Davidson mrsdebbied@gmail.com First Impressions (Greeters & Info Centers) Chris Cox, Minister for Engagement & Hospitality ccox@thegladechurch.org High School Ministry (9th grade - 12th grade) Michael Eubanks, Pastor for New Generations meubanks@thegladechurch.org Men’s Ministry Mark Taylor mtaylor@medline.com Middle School Ministry (6th grade - 8th grade) Robert Post, Middle School Minister rpost@thegladechurch.org Military Ministry Angie Cox angiecox07@aol.com Missions Ministries Courtney Bradley, Missional Outreach Minister cbradley@thegladechurch.org Prayer Ministry Angie Bradley angiephbradley@aol.com 46


Preschool Ministry (Babies - Kindergarten) Bridget Scott, Preschool Minister bscott@thegladechurch.org Quilt Ministry (Piece*Love*Quilt) Sarah Craig salliesue@clearwire.net Senior Adults Mark Woord, Pastor for Senior Adults and Specialized Connect Ministries mwoord@thegladechurch.org Singles Ministry Diane Davis, Coordinator dianedavis16@charter.net Sound, Lighting, & Video Production Tony King, Director tking@thegladechurch.org Weekday Education Tammy Hill, Director thill@thegladechurch.org

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NEXT STEPS starting

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with Christ get started: • • with the Church

connecting

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get engaged: • with others • in service

Next Step Orientation An Introduction to the Glade Church Designed to introduce you to The Glade Church through informal teaching, discussion, and a brief tour of the campus. Who leads the orientation? Craig Webb, our Pastor for Vision and Purpose Who is it for? Guests: interested in knowing about our church New members: to know more about your new church Others: to understand the church better. What will I learn? 1. Who we are as a church family. 2. Our vision and core purpose. 3. Our path to help you grow in Christ. 4. The history of our church and how we fit into the larger Christian context. Be our guest and join us for dinner and a Next Step Orientation on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm outside the Fellowship Hall. Visit our Next Step Center on Sundays or contact Craig Webb at 615.444.9550 to schedule your orientation. 48


What does it mean to be a “member” of the Glade Church? We at the Glade Church will never pursue you to become a member. In fact, you are welcome to worship, connect in a group, and serve in a ministry here (i.e. Choir, First Impressions Ministry, Automotive Ministry, etc.) without being a member. But when you become a member, you will be eligible to vote on church matters, to serve in leadership, and be eligible to lead a group or ministry. Membership implies certain commitments and responsibilities as well. These include but are not limited to the following:

• Participating regularly in corporate worship • Connecting with and participating in a small group • Serving God through this church family If you wish to become a “member” of the Glade Church, you can join in one the following ways:

• By receiving believer’s baptism (i.e. immersion) by which you are saying that you have received Christ.

• By “statement” that you have already received Christ and have received believer’s baptism.

• By simple transfer of your membership from another Baptist fellowship.

• Note: If you are a believer and you are coming from a church that does not practice baptism by immersion, you may join our church by simply being baptized here. To learn more about the privileges and responsibilities of being a member of The Glade Church family you may visit the Next Step Center on any Sunday, attend a Next Step Orientation or visit our website (gladevillechurch.org) and click on “Next Step” under the “New Here?” tab.

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Current Schedule: Sundays: 8:00 am

Adult Connect Groups, Activities for BabiesKindergarten, & Children’s Connect Groups

9:15 am

Celebration Worship & Connect Groups for “All Ages”

10:45 am

Celebration Worship, KidStuff, Wee Worship, Activities for Babies-Kindergarten, & Adult Connect Groups

Wednesdays: 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Wednesday Fellowship Dinner (Fellowship Hall)

6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Kid’s Quest for Preschoolers (Preschool Area)

6:00 pm-7:30 pm

G-Kids for Graders 1st-5th (The Big Back Yard)

6:15 pm-7:30 pm

Wednesday Connect Group Studies

6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Middle School Worship & Small Groups (The District)

6:30 pm-7:30 pm

High School Worship & Small Groups (Annex II)

The Glade Church App is available free for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. @thegladechurch TheGladeChurch 1-08-14B

2014 Spring Connect Book: A Catalog of Glade Church Small Groups  

This is a list of our ongoing and short-term groups! Take a look and register for a group.