Using the Bible and other books, these study groups will provoke spiritual growth through small group encounters.
Biking & Devos
Join us as we get together to take a fun and leisurely (low-impact) bike ride along the river. We'll then take a break and spend time doing Devos with one another while enjoying the beautiful Spring evening!
*BYOB - Bring Your Own Bike :)
Mondays, May 20-June 24
Valley River @ the River
Leader: Laura Knudson
You're invited to be apart of this Bible Study. Join us for this 6-week Study as we go through learning how to love people without inhibition, insecurity, or restriction.
In his entertaining and inspiring follow-up to the New York Times bestselling phenomenon Love Does, Bob Goff takes readers on a journey into the secret of living without fear, constraint, or worry. The path toward the liberated existence we all long for is found in a truth as simple to say as it is hard to do: love people, even the difficult ones, without distinction and without limits.
Mondays, May 13-June 17
South Hills Area (will need to climb stairs)
Leader: Trina Thomas
REFLECTING THE GLORY
An award-winning Bible scholar challenges us to live the life of Christ. How can we become the people through whom God heals and reconciles the world? One of the most respected biblical scholars of our time provides fifty-three meditations for Lenten reflection or for use any time of the year. Includes a study guide for seven weeks of group study in Lent, for weekend retreats, or use in adult education classes in congregations.
Tuesdays, May 21-June 25
NHE Fireside Room
Leader: Katherine Wood & Jan Dudley
IT'S NOT SUPPOSE TO BE THIS WAY
What do you do when God’s timing seems questionable, His lack of intervention hurtful, and His promises doubtful?
Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a moment, but others shatter us completely. We feel disappointed and disillusioned, and we quietly start to wonder about the reality of God’s goodness.
Lysa TerKeurst understands this deeply. But she's also discovered that our disappointments can be the divine appointments our souls need to radically encounter God. In It's Not Supposed to Be This Way, Lysa invites us into her own journey of faith and, with grit, vulnerability, and honest humor, to help us.
Tuesdays, May 21 - June 25
NHE Central Park
Leader: Schery Delaney
YOU ARE FREE
Have you bought the lie? Many of us do. We measure our worth by what others think of us. We compare and strive, existing mostly for the approval of others. Pressure rises, anxiety creeps in and we hustle to keep up.
Jesus whispers, I gave my life to set you free. I gave you purpose. I called you to live in freedom in that purpose. Yet we still hobble through life, afraid to confess all the ways we push against this truth, because we can’t even believe it. We continue to grasp for the approval of anyone that will offer it: whether strangers, friends, or community.
Christ doesn’t say you can be or may be or will be free. He says you are free.
Dare you believe it?
Tuesdays, May 21-June 25
NHE Prayer Room
Leader: Adele Grimes
You're invited to be apart of this Bible Study. Join us for this 6-week Study as we talk about friendship.
In the beginning, God created one human. And in God’s sin-free, beautiful world, something wasn’t right. That the human was alone. The creation of Eve isn’t just the story of marriage. It’s also the beginning of community. God exists in trinity and we were made in his image.
Thursdays, May 23-June 27
Coburg Rd. area
Leader: Allison Nelson
THE STRUGGLE IS REAL
Raise your hand if you’ve ever had a day where everything that could go wrong does go wrong?you lock your keys in the car while it’s running, lose control with your kids, make a mistake at the office that results in hours’ more work. And just when you think not one more thing could possibly happen . . . well, fill in the blank.
The struggle is real, friends. It may not be major stuff. Lives are not on the line here. But it makes us feel awful . . . and then we feel guilty for stressing when other people have “real” problems that are so much more serious.
Yet the fact remains: We live in a world that often feels harder than we think it should be. And so it can be easy to believe the stories we tell ourselves?that we’re doing it wrong, that we’ll be stuck in this place forever, that God doesn’t love us. We struggle practice gratitude, to make godly choices, and to live our daily lives with confidence and contentment. So what can we do?
Join Nicole Unice to discover why the struggle is real . . . and what to do about it. In The Struggle Is Real Participant’s Guide Nicole offers practical tools to help you navigate the daily ups and downs, and ways to rewrite your struggle into a new, God-centered life story.
Thursdays, May 16-June 20
Santa Clara area
Leader: Karen Jones