Adult Ministries

Rubies
Bible study for moms are on selected Wednesday’s at 9:30-11:00 a.m. in the COS chapel.
See the calendar for dates.
SPIRITUAL LIFE UNIVERSITY
This Fall term of SLU kicks off on January 22nd. We have a great selection of classes that will help you grow in your relationship with Christ and with others who are on the same path. We will again kick-off each Wednesday evening with a dinner at 6:00 pm followed by elective courses at 6:45-8:15.
Class 1 AUTHENTIC MANHOOD Men’s Fraternity —  Craig Franks
Many men lack clarity about what it truly means to be a man. As a result, many men are in a state of confusion. They end up disappointed with life and find themselves lonely and drifting. They’re comparing and competing, focused mainly on trying to keep up with everybody else. Too many guys don’t know how to answer the question … “Who am I as a man?” … and they end up settling for a “less-than” life. They don’t have a compelling manhood vision that is bigger and more meaningful than the conventional  manhood that much of the world seems to be chasing. The good news is that God has a really clear purpose and vision for us as men that is unique and He lays it out for us right there in His word. It’s not only clear, it’s inspiring, exciting and motivating.
Class 2 GIRLS WITH SWORDS: HOW TO CARRY YOUR CROSS LIKE A HERO (Women) – Jan Durham and Sue Dunlap
A passionate call for Christian women to effectively “wield the sword” of their God-given feminine strength against any evil that threatens them and those they love. In a day of worldwide trafficking, gendercide, discrimination, and other hostility against women, Lisa Bevere points to a biblical foundation to present a model of feminine strength that will empower women to live confidently. Drawing on the many references to swords throughout Scripture, the author constructs a revealing and compelling female paradigm that will impact every area of a woman’s self identity, spiritual awareness, relationships, and life vision and mission. Bevere presents fresh imagery to prepare women boldly for the challenges they face in today’s world. It’s not enough to just be wise and strong: Now a woman must know how to wield her sword. Creatively forging the imagery of swords, the Word of God, and the Cross, Girls with Swords will teach you:
  • How to speak the language of heaven on earth
  • What it means to intercede
  • What it means to carry your cross
  • What it means to be discerning
  • How to disarm the enemy
  • Why women are the enemy’s target—and why God needs them to be heroes
  • It’s time to take up your sword and be a hero.
Class 3—LIVE LIKE JESUS — Mike Dunlap & Rick Grossniklaus
What if it were possible to do what Jesus did? What if, like Jesus, we could make a major impact on our world without ever traveling more than a hundred miles from home? What if we could take a group of “unschooled, ordinary men” and equip them to “turn the world upside down”?Jesus did some incredible works, beyond just His miracles. He took ordinary men and transformed them into world changers. So even if we believe that the Bible is true—even if we take Jesus at His word—we may imagine we could never do the things Jesus did, not to mention doing greater things. In our Christian walk, we may know that we are supposed to imitate Jesus, but deep inside we believe that Jesus did what He did because He was God. Obviously, we are not! But this is a mistaken view of Jesus and cripples our disciple-making. Learn what it means to “Live Like Jesus” and make  disciples like He did.
Women’s Thursday Morning Bible Study “UNSTOPPABLE”
All women are invited to Thursday morning bible study, when we will be studying “The Acts and the letters of the Apostles” starting Thursday mornings 9:30-11:00 a.m. in the Chapel. Childcare is not provided
Mens Group
Join us for breakfast 6:30 – 7:30 am Monday mornings for “Monday Morning Quarterbacks” at The Carpenter’s Cup, 116 W. Main St., Smithville and/or Friday mornings for “Freedom Friday Men’s Gathering” at He Brews Coffee, 104 S. Market St., Shreve. Discussions are open to include sports, politics, religion, and periodically we will discuss women: all within a Biblical context. A Q&A of Sunday morning’s message plus testimonies from each other and invited special guests from the community (coaches, athletes, politicians, and other professionals).
Nursing Home/Shut In’s
Join us every third Sunday of the month for fellowship and singing with the residents at Danbury Woods. We meet at Danbury Woods at 2:00pm. Come be a blessing!