Adult Ministries

Rubies
Bible study for moms will be starting on Wednesday, September 18th at 9:30-11:00 a.m. in the COS chapel. More details to come.
SPIRITUAL LIFE UNIVERSITY
This Fall term of SLU kicks off on September 18th. 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 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.
 
Class 3 WITHOUT RIVAL—Jan Durham & Sue Dunlap There is a reason we look at others as rivals and limit ourselves to comparison and competition. We have an enemy assaulting our mind, will, and emotions in the hope that we’ll turn on ourselves and each other. It’s a cycle that isolates us from intimate connections, creates confusion about our identity, and limits our purpose. In Without Rival, bestselling author Lisa Bevere shares how a revelation of God’s love breaks these limits. You’ll learn how to stop seeing others as rivals and make the deep connections with your Creator you long for-connections that hold the promise of true identity and intimacy. With biblically sound teaching filled with prophetic insight for our day, Lisa uses humor and passion to challenge you to:
-Flip rivalry so it brings out the best in you!
-Stop hiding from conversations you need to be a part of!
– Answer the argument that says women are unfit, easily deceived, and gullible!
-Dismantle gender rivalry and work with the men in your life!
It’s time to step forward to live a life without rival!
Class 4 FROM MOURNING TO JOYArnie Mokma The death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend is devastating. Christians are able to claim an eternal perspective and rejoice that the person they lost is now in the presence of his/her Creator. Even so, as humans, we must grieve a loss so deep and significant. This course is biblical, and Christ-centered with tools to help you with your healing.
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, September 19th at 9:30-11:00 a.m. in the Chapel. Childcare is not provided
Men’s Fraternity/Choices Beast Feast 
Oct 12, 2019 6pm Free Admission/Donations Accepted
Bring Your Favorite Dish to Share or Prepare your Favorite Game Dish Contest, Raffle & 50/50  Auction Speaker for the Evening Local Hunter & Pastor Mike Hastings Church of the Saviour Family Life Center
 
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!