Equipping us to apply the words of
Jesus to everyday life as we strive
to be and build disciples.

Grow Classes offer training in a wide variety of topics from financial stewardship to discipleship strategies. These classes are a great way to learn more about Jesus and His application in your everyday life. 

Grow Classes

Facilitated by Dr. Charles Chamblee | Begins September 4th

Wednesday Nights | 6 pm | 10 weeks | Room 263

This nine-session, small group DVD study, Boundaries Revised, features Dr.’s Henry Cloud and John Townsend, who uncover the secrets to cultivating the habit of setting and maintaining healthy boundaries that provide the framework for rich, productive relationships.

Grow Class material cost is $15.

Facilitated by Dr. Stephen M. Ash, Psy.D. | Begins September 4th

Wednesday Nights | 6 pm | 12 weeks | Room 257

Stuck in your spiritual growth and relationships? Crippled by anxiety, guilt or shame, anger or depression? Trapped in habitual sin, addictions, relational conflicts, or repeating unhealthy parenting from childhood? If so, become free with Pastor Peter Scazzero’s Emotionally Healthy Spirituality and Psychologist Dr. Steve Ash’s 40 years of Christian counseling. Discover how your personality quirks can block your spiritual maturity, conflict resolution, and effective parenting in order to become free to find peace, joy and the ability to wholeheartedly love God and others (Matt. 22:36-40). Personality tests with free interpretation will be provided.

Grow Class material cost is $10.

Facilitated by Phil Spigner | Begins September 4th

Wednesday Nights | 6 pm | 5 weeks | Room 265

As a parent, you can’t control when your children will surrender their lives to the Lord and experience salvation, but you can help to shape and mold their heart as they grow physically, emotionally and spiritually. As your children grow in their faith, it is important to teach them how to live out the fruit of the Spirit, not so they may earn their salvation, but because the Spirit of Christ is in us! The Gospel of grace is the key that you must always point your children back to. Come learn practical ways to use our Home 22:6 Family Discipleship Plan in everyday life.

There is no cost for this Grow Class.

Facilitated by Virginia Cross & Stephen Allsup | Begins September 4th

Wednesday Nights | 6 pm | 16 sessions (8 weeks in the fall & 8 weeks in the spring | Parlor

“America’s Hidden History” is a 16-session series hosted by historian David Barton and his son, Tim Barton, giving an in-depth view of American History. Utilizing interviews with scholars, studies of original documents, and visiting on-location settings, they seek to uncover unknown truths about our Christian roots as a nation.

There is no cost for this Grow Class.

Facilitated by Gary & Tanya Clayton | Begins September 4th

Wednesday Nights | 6 pm | 13 weeks | Room 143F

DivorceCare support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll access valuable DivorceCare resources to help you process the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life.

Grow Class material cost $15.

Women’s Studies

Facilitated by Molly Strom & Laura Hart | Begins September 4th

Wednesday Nights | 6 pm | 10 weeks | Room 256

In The Road Back to You, Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile forge a unique approach—a practical, comprehensive way of accessing Enneagram wisdom and exploring its connections with Christian spirituality for a deeper knowledge of ourselves, compassion for others, and love for God. Not only will you learn more about yourself, but you will also start to see the world through other people’s eyes, understanding how and why people think, feel, and act the way they do.

Grow class material cost is $15.

Facilitated by Kandi West, Lori McKay & Libby Bunch | Ongoing

Wednesday Nights | 6 pm | Room 260

Sometimes it is nice to spend time with other women who understand your life circumstances. Join other single moms as we explore God’s word, encourage each other, and have fun too!

There is no cost for this Grow Class.

Facilitated by Amy Rypkema & Kelly Bledsoe | Begins September 10th

Tuesday Mornings | 9:15-11:15 am | September-May | The Spot (Ground Floor)

Join other young women as we explore God’s Word, pray together, serve together, and encourage one another in our roles as wives and moms who are striving to follow Jesus. This fall we will explore Paul David Tripp’s What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage.

Grow Class material cost is $15. | Click here to sign up for Thrive!

Facilitated by Clara Cromer | Begins September 17th

Tuesday Mornings | 9:15 am | 8 weeks | Room G117

Join our DVD study by Kelly Minter as we trace the path of Joseph’s life in the Book of Genesis to observe how God’s sovereignty reigns, even in our darkest moments. You will learn to recognize when God is working during periods of waiting, trust God’s plan when life doesn’t make sense, and rest in the sufficiency of His presence in every circumstance. His provision is enough, His presence is constant, and His purpose is unstoppable!

Grow Class material cost is $14.

Facilitated by Deborah King | Begins October 3rd

Thursday Mornings | 9:15 am | 8 weeks | Room 153

In this DVD study by Kelly Minter you will learn to identify the functional gods you may be unknowingly serving and the lies they tell. As you dethrone your modern-day idols, you’ll be set free for the deeper, more abundant life Jesus came to give you—discovering that Jesus can do what no other god can! Join us in October!

Grow material cost is $15.

Other Growing Opportunities

Facilitated by Retha Bush & Lynn Haney | Begins September 4th

Wednesday Nights | 5:30 pm | Ongoing | Room 151

Come learn to speak English. All learning levels welcome.

Grow Class material cost is $5.

Facilitated by Darla Johnson | Begins September 18th

Wednesday Nights | 6 pm | Ongoing | Room 258

Journey Through Grief is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Join others as you explore GriefShare materials that will lead you through the hard times you may be experiencing.

Grow Class material cost is $15.

Mark Carter

Pastor of Church Administration

Mark Carter was born and raised here at Immanuel. He and his wife, Laura, have quadruplets, Michael, Katherine, Leslie and Ashley. Mark received a B.A. in Business Administration from Baylor University. As the Pastor for Church Administration, Mark manages our church operations and finances and also provides leadership for the church’s discipleship process. God has given Mark a passion for missional business, making reproducible disciples, marketplace ministry, and cross-cultural missions.

Mark Carter was born and raised here at Immanuel. He and his wife, Laura, have quadruplets, Michael, Katherine, Leslie and Ashley. Mark received a B.A. in Business Administration from Baylor University. As the Pastor for Church Administration, Mark manages our church operations and finances and also provides leadership for the church’s discipleship process. God has given Mark a passion for missional business, making reproducible disciples, marketplace ministry, and cross-cultural missions.

mark@ibclr.org

501-396-3346

Traci Hogue

Director of City Center & Women’s Ministry

Traci Hogue joined Immanuel in 1994, and joined the staff in 2004. She and her husband, Michael, have three daughters, Katelyn, Caroline, and Kennedy. Traci received a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Arkansas in 1992. Traci wants to meet ladies right where they are and come alongside them – encouraging, supporting, praying and equipping them in their journey with God. She encourages women to grow in their relationship with Christ and one another through small groups, prayer meetings, fellowships, mentoring, and service opportunities.

Traci Hogue joined Immanuel in 1994, and joined the staff in 2004. She and her husband, Michael, have three daughters, Katelyn, Caroline, and Kennedy. Traci received a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Arkansas in 1992. Traci wants to meet ladies right where they are and come alongside them – encouraging, supporting, praying and equipping them in their journey with God. She encourages women to grow in their relationship with Christ and one another through small groups, prayer meetings, fellowships, mentoring, and service opportunities.

traci.hogue@ibclr.org

501-376-3071

Childcare for Grow Classes:
Childcare is available for Wednesday night Grow Classes. Make childcare reservations for Tuesday morning Grow Classes when you register.

Grow Class Scholarships:
Scholarships are available. Please contact Mark Carter at mark@ibclr.org for more information.