JTERM 2019

Spiritual Disciplines

Wednesdays in January 6:15pm Dinner, 7-8ish class

January 2 - Faith Family Game Night

(bring new year's leftovers and board games)

January 9 - Chili, soups & salads

January 16 - Casseroles, fruit & bread

January 23 - Proteins & veggies

January 30 - GFC provides the meal

Birth - 5 years childcare provided during class time

(elementary kids will have their own spiritual disciplines class)

Please sign up using the gfc app, our connection card or follow this link:


Continue to read below for class descriptions

WHAT DID JESUS DO?(ELEMENTARY KIDS): WWJD? is great for bracelets and bumper stickers, but the gospels are loaded with things Jesus really did do! Elementary aged kiddos will uncover four things Jesus did that seemed to be pretty BIG DEALS. They were BIG DEALS to Jesus, and they were BIG DEALS to his Father. Maybe they could be BIG DEALS for us too. We’ll take four weeks to find, discuss, understand, and practice doing four things Jesus did! Spoiler Clues – Hush, Know, Love, Ouch!. Facilitated by Mat Tynes, Family Pastor at GFC.

FIRST STEPS: Beginning the Disciple’s Journey - If you are someone who has recently made the most important decision of your life by receiving Jesus as your Savior, you have taken the initial step of what will be a remarkable journey. The Bible calls this journey a race and we want you to be successful at completing the race God has marked out for you. In First Steps, you will gain a basic understanding of how the world got to where it is today, how Jesus restores what is broken, and how God wants to use you to assist Him in this process. Facilitated by Andy Malcolm, Small Groups Pastor at GFC, and Julia Malcolm.

THE FOUNDATION: Bible Study & Prayer - Good communication is essential to a good relationship and includes talking as well as listening . The same principles apply to our relationship with our heavenly Father. Good communication between Him and us is a vital aspect of trusting and following Jesus in our daily lives. God speaks to us through His Word, and we talk to Him through prayer. These avenues of communication must together become a two-way, interactive communication pathway. In this class, a number of people will share what they’ve learned about bible study and prayer; their successes, struggles and what seems to work best for them. Facilitated by Christine Reed, Robin Ringley, Art Pearce, and Dave Schubert, all Jesus followers of GFC.

CELEBRATION OF DISCIPLINE: Richard Foster’s classic book Celebration of Discipline explores the "classic disciplines", or central spiritual practices, of the Christian faith. Foster demonstrates how these disciplines can become part of our daily activities and how they can help us shed our superficial habits and “bring the abundance of God into our lives”. The inward disciplines of meditation, prayer, fasting, and study offer avenues of personal examination and change. The outward disciplines of simplicity, solitude, submission, and service prepare us to make the world a better place. The corporate disciplines of confession, worship, guidance, and celebration bring us nearer to one another and to God. This class will be a combination of discussion, DVD, and application. Facilitated by Cliff Ward, GFC Jesus follower and Instructor of Religion, Tusculum University.

EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY SPIRITUALITY: After almost three decades of pastoring a church in the bustle of New York City, Peter Scazzero found two ideas to be true: you can't be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature, and unless you slow and quiet your life down for a first-hand relationship with Jesus Christ, little change is possible. Topics include how to identify emotionally unhealthy spirituality, how to grow your soul through grief and loss, and how to develop into an emotionally mature adult. This class will be a combination of discussion, DVD and application. Facilitated by Bryan Henderson, elder at GFC.