Welcome At Lincolnway Christian Church, our mission is “Connecting People to Jesus and One Another for Life Change.” Growth groups are the primary method of connection. We are very excited to present our Growth Group options for this trimester. There is something for everyone here. Groups are an important part of our spiritual growth, but they are also essential for us to connect to one another. The Growth Group Team has the same goal for this upcoming trimester as we’ve had in the past. That is for everyone to belong to a group of People. A group of People that you could call on if your sitter fell through. Or someone you know would visit you after your knee surgery or drop off a meal or two. YOUR PEOPLE. Kelly Siebert said, “Chad and I found our People when our People found us. Jon and Lara sought us out, introduced us to their group and relentlessly pursued us to join. I would bet that each one of you have a similar story-- someone who remembered your name or brought you to church or pursued you to join their group. That connection changed your trajectory and began something new and fresh for you and your family and connected you to people who could be YOUR PEOPLE.” Please join us and find YOUR PEOPLE. If you are reading this catalog online, simply click on a Growth Group’s name to register for that group. If you have any questions about a group, click on the leader’s name to send them an email. This Trimester runs from September 10th - December 9th. Growth Group Ministry Team
Lara Greiman, Sherry Burnam, Missy Klingenberg, and Jon Greiman.
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Pondering God The group will study various topics and scripture regarding our everyday lives and how we relate to God and one another, and how we remain strong in our faith in the midst of a worldly culture. When: Saturday’s 8am Who: All Leader: Ron Bay Iron Sharpens Iron Iron Sharpens Iron is a men's ministry with a focus on learning and service opportunities for men to fellowship together. We have a life long goal to become Christ like. This involves change, and change isn't always easy. The more you know of God's purpose for you, the more you can experience His joy and participate in His plan. The study will be about The Sermon on the Mount: Jesus emphasizes his moral teaching found in the Gospel of Matthew (chapters 5, 6, and 7).How to live a life that is dedicated to and pleasing to God, free from hypocrisy, full of love and grace, full of wisdom and discernment. When: Wednesdays - 6:30pm Where: Lincolnway Christian Church Who: Men 18 years and older Leaders: Paul Coccaro and Les Coats 4
Controlling your feelings so they donâ€™t control YOU! The average person has 70,000 thoughts every day, and many of those thoughts trigger a corresponding emotion. No wonder so many of us often feel like we're controlled by our emotions. Our lives would be much improved if we controlled them. In LIVING BEYOND YOUR FEELINGS, Joyce Meyer examines the gamut of feelings that human beings experience. She discusses the way that the brain processes and stores memories and thoughts, and then - emotion by emotion - she explains how we can manage our reactions to those emotions. By doing that, she gives the reader a toolbox for managing the way we react to the onslaught of feelings that can wreak havoc on our lives. In this book, Meyer blends the wisdom of the Bible with the latest psychological research and discusses: the 4 personality types and their influence on one's outlook, the impact of stress on physical and emotional health, the power of memories, the influence of words on emotions, anger & resentment, sadness, loss & grief, fear, guilt & regret, the power of replacing reactions with pro-actions, and the benefits of happiness.
When: Sundays - 6:30-8pm Where: Lincolnway Christian Church Who: Women of all ages Leaders: Kelly Siebert and Sara Sturm
Wednesday Womenâ€™s Group Join us for a study of Best of Small Groups. We will study 7 top small group Bible studies from today's best known Christian leaders, one each week. From Francis Chan, Kerry and Chris Shook, Don Piper and others. Contact Sue (815-671-1180) for the book. When: Wednesdays - 10-11:30am Where: Lincolnway Christian Church Who: Women of all ages Leader: Sue Bettenhausen
Couch to 5K Running. For many, it's a word that elicits negative feelings, but when done right, it can be incredibly enjoyable! This group will give you the steps it takes to go from walking to running with ease. This will be a very low key, no pressure group where everyone can progress at their own pace. We will occasionally meet to run together, but much of the training will be done solo or with a partner. When: Varies Who: All Leader: Sara Sturm
Exploring the fundamentals of the Christian Faith Exploring the fundamentals of the Christian Faith Hebrews 6:1-3. “Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, and of instruction about washings, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And this we will do if God permits.” (Heb. 6:1-3 ESV) We will spend one week studying each of these fundamentals and the following week will be discussions on how to can practically live by faith each truth, concluding each with deserts for all. Child care provided. When: Sundays 6:30-7:30pm Who: All Leader: Dennis Nelson Biblical Christian Counseling Training Class Dennis Nelson will be teaching how to join with others in prayer to set the captives free. If God has been calling you to move in the ministry of reconciliation and restoration this may be the group for you. Please email DJNelson81@gmail.com for admission to this class. There will be $10 worth of training materials. When: Mondays - 6:30pm Where: Lincolnway Christian Church Who: All interested Leader: Dennis Nelson 8
Golden Age Seniors This group meets to discuss the sermon and what they learn from the previous Sunday each week, as well as share some fellowship and a tasty dessert. When: Tuesdays - 1pm Who:Golden Age & anyone else who wants to join Leader: Caroyl Bush Wednesday Night with the Klich’s All ages, couples or single, Male or female. We have a Bible study, Prayer and Fellowship with a snack. Friendly atmosphere with support. Although this group has been around for a while we welcome new people. We will be learning that reaching the end of yourself is the true beginning to living like Christ. This includes the Sermon on the Mount and Beatitudes. We will use “The end of me” by Kyle Idleman. Please contact Debi Andre so the books can be ordered in bulk. When: Wednesdays - 7-9pm Who: All interested Leaders: Debi Andre and Mike Woehlert
Purpose Driven Youth Ministry We are always on the lookout for godly youth leaders/volunteers and ways to make our youth ministry better. A group of us will meet once a week to do a book study on “Purpose Driven Youth Ministry”, by Doug Fields, with a focus on youth ministry for grades 5-12th. If God has been prompting you to become more involved at LWCC and you have a heart for youth (or young at heart), come join us. There’s no commitment to youth ministry necessary. There are many ways to help out, many are hands on, but some are not. This is a powerful and motivating book and we can’t wait to see what God does during this time. When: Thursdays - 7-8:30pm Where: Lincolnway Christian Church Who: Adults Leaders: Bryan Peterson, Harthe Peterson, & Steve Baker Philippians This six week study of Paul's letter to the church at Philippi. This study will help you live out your life in Christ with joy. When: Wednesdays - 6:30-8:30pm Where: Lincolnway Christian Church Who: All Leader: Jeff Robinson
A shepherd looks at Psalm 23 Travel the shepherd’s path to the green pastures and cool, refreshing waters of Psalm 23. Come join us for dinner, fellowship, study and prayer as we experience the truths of Jesus, our good Shepherd. When: Thursdays - 6:30-8:30pm Who: All Leaders: Vance & Kathy Pomranky Keeping the tiny humans alive Most days, our jobs as parents, is to keep the kids from killing each other. Some days, our job is to not want to kill them ourselves. For those days, we have “The Love Dare for parents”. Join us as we discuss success and failures as parents over dinner and then dive into the study afterwards. When: Every other Thursdays - 6-8pm Where: Lincolnway Christian Church Who: People with tiny humans they want to keep alive most of the time Leaders: Jon & Lara Greiman Crazy little thing called marriage Each week we will read a chapter from “12 secrets to a lifelong romance” by Greg and Erin Smalley. Discussion to follow about growing together spiritually as a couple. Childcare provided. When: Tuesdays- 7-8:30pm Where: Lincolnway Christian Church Who: Couples Leaders: Mark and Amy Burnam
Grief Share Grief Share is a support group, and its purpose is to equip you with resources that will give weekly and ongoing support through the grieving process of your loved one. This group is for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one and not an animal (even though we love them dearly.) The book we will be using is entitled â€œGrief Share, Your Journey From Mourning to Joyâ€?. The cost of the book is $20. When: Tuesdays - 7pm Who: All Leader: Barb Gindville-Avila
Now that youâ€™ve gotten connected, here are ways to get your children involved. Club 56 Come check out Club 56 on Sunday mornings during the 10:30 service. We have good friends, fun challenges, and awesome snacks, and it all revolves around the Bible! 78th Street (Junior High Ministry) Sunday mornings during the 10:30 service, we invite kids in 7th and 8th grade for a light breakfast, Biblical teaching, prayer time and fellowship. Friends are always welcome. Friday Night Live (FNL) Every Friday, during the school year, if you are 5th through 8th grade, you need to bring a friend and hang out at the church, from 7 to 9PM. We will have a great time playing games, getting messy, having snacks and just having fun. Backstage Pass (High School Ministry) Backstage Pass meets every Sunday morning during second service. During this time, we learn more about what it means to be a Christian in the real world. You will be challenged and stretched to grow. Sunday Night (High School Ministry) Every Sunday night we meet from 5-7pm and hangout. We will have a blast playing games, eating, and getting to know one another.