Equipping us to apply the Words of Jesus to everyday life as we 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. 

Facilitated by Gary & Tanya Clayton

Begins January 17  |  Wednesday Nights  |  6 pm  |  13 weeks  |  Parlor Rm

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 is $15.  |  Click here to sign up!

Facilitated by David & Paula Shaffer and Kerry & Erin Roy

Begins January 17  |  Wednesday Nights  |  6 pm  |  9 weeks  |  Room 256

This nine week study teaches individuals God’s perspective of managing money and possessions. It will provide the practical applications of handling finances and really gets to the heart of the matter. Topics include: God’s Part & Our Part; Debt, Honesty & Counsel; Generosity; Work; Saving & Investing; Crisis & Perspective; Eternity.

Grow Class material cost is $35/couple or $25/individual.

Click here to sign up!

Facilitated by John Rainwater

Begins January 17  |  Wednesday Nights  |  6 pm  |  9 weeks  |  Room 266

What Every Christian Ought to Know: Solid Grounding for a Growing Faith provides participants with a well- organized, well-reasoned grasp of such topics as salvation, eternal security, prayer, the Holy Spirit, resisting temptation, finding God’s will, as well as the authority of the Bible and how to understand it better. A valuable resource for new Christians and young disciples, it’s also suitably instructive for believers of all ages.

Grow Class material cost $10.  |  Click here to sign up!

Facilitated by Rick Jaggars

Begins January 17  |  Wednesday Nights  |  6 pm  |  6 weeks  |  Room 257

This class will be offered again beginning April 4th.

We will focus on Five Personal Factors that have combined to shape the “real” you: 1) Spiritual Gifts 2) Heart 3) Abilities 4) Personality 5) Experiences. By identifying the specific traits you possess in each of these areas, the ministry God has designed you for will become clearer. Join us for this life changing experience.

There is no cost for this Grow Class.  |  Click here to sign up!

Facilitated by Phil Spigner

Begins January 17  |  Wednesday Nights  |  6 pm  |  5 weeks  |  Room 265

Come learn practical ways to use our Home 22:6 Family Discipleship Plan in everyday life. Mentor couples that have already raised their children will be available to offer practical advice and come alongside families that still have children at home.

There is no cost for this Grow Class.  |  Click here to sign up!

Facilitated by Robert Fletcher

Begins January 17  |  Wednesday Nights  |  6 pm  |  8 weeks  |  Room 260

Today’s society claims that there are many ways for people to find God. They claim the methods don’t matter; all that is needed is a personal faith in whatever you believe. “Coexist” is the lie of Satan to continue his great deception of humanity. In this class we will examine the major world religions and the most common Christian-based cults in North America. When measured against the plumb line of Jesus Christ, we will be able to build bridges for sharing the true Gospel with those of most faith backgrounds.

There is no cost for this Grow Class.  |  Click here to sign up!

Facilitated by Virginia Cross & Stephen Allsup

Begins January 17  |  Wednesday Nights  |  6 pm  |  12 weeks  |  Room 142

This is a 12-session course from Drive thru History with Dave Stotts. Stotts “drives through history” taking the viewer on a tour of historical places that will help you learn and appreciate the role of God and the Bible in America’s founding and government.

There is no cost for this Grow Class.  |  Click here to sign up!

Facilitated by Mike Rainwater

Begins January 17  |  Wednesday Nights  |  6 pm  |  6 weeks  |  Room 242

Did you ever want to know what is a Baptist and where did this denomination come from? This Grow Class will explore our Baptist History, including how Ante-Nicene history, Ecumenical Church Councils, The Great Schism, The Reformation, and Modernism & Post-Modernism relate to our Baptist heritage.

There is no cost for this Grow Class.  |  Click here to sign up!

Facilitated by Terral Gammill

Begins March 7  |  Wednesday Nights  |  6 pm  |  6 weeks  |  Room 257

This Grow Class will read through and discuss together Robert Coleman’s, “The Master Plan of Evangelism.” This timeless masterpiece presents a thorough examination of the Gospel accounts, revealing the objective of Christ’s ministry and His strategy for carrying it out. Not only will this class compel you to live your life making disciples of others, but it will also provide you with practical tools on how to start a lifestyle of disciple-making.

Grow Class material cost is $5.  |  Click here to sign up!

 

Women’s Studies

Facilitated by Amy Rypkema & Traci Hogue

January 9-May 15  |  Tuesday Mornings  |  9:15-11:15 am  |  Room 263

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 spring we will be exploring the New Testament. Come discover the big story of the Bible!

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Facilitated by Clara Cromer

Begins January 16  |  Tuesday Mornings  |  9:15 am  |  8 weeks  |  Rm G117

If hearing God has seemed challenging, Priscilla Shirer invites you to explore a more intimate relationship with Him, one that can make hearing Him – His will, His heart and His voice – your ongoing experience. Discover how you can listen with greater confidence, clarity and discernment. Join us as we discern the voice of God!

Grow Class material cost is $13.  |  Click here to sign up!

Facilitated by Molly Strom & Holly Tidball

January 17-May 16  |  Wednesday Nights  |  6:00-7:30 pm  |  Room 255

Bible journaling is an exciting way to engage with Scripture. Through Bible journaling, you will find a creative and fresh approach to the discipline of Bible reading. With pen in hand, you can visually capture Scripture, meditate on God’s Word and memorize the text. No artistic abilities required. Supplies provided. Bring your own Bible.

Grow Class material cost is $10  |  Click here to sign up!

Facilitated by Jill Massiet

Begins January 17  |  Wednesday Nights  |  6:00 pm  |  13 weeks  |  Room 263

Untold numbers of women today, including mature believers, are suffering from “failure to thrive” – a disease of the soul whose symptoms range from anxiety and worthlessness to boredom and a yearning for something more. This study guides you on a journey to fulfillment by providing tools to help you identify your unique gifts, passions, and God-given personality traits and helps lead you down the road to discovering your specific purpose in God’s greater plan. This class will include a short video. Discussion will take place in small groups as we discover our purpose together and encourage one another along the way.

Grow Class material cost is $10 plus $15 in week 5 for an online assessment.

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Men’s Studies

All men need accountability, encouragement and truth to journey successfully in this life as a follower of King Jesus. Multiple classes are offered, so contact Rick Jaggars (rick.jaggars@ibclr.org) or search MyImmanuel for a group that fits you!

Mark Carter

Pastor for Discipleship & 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 Associate Pastor for Business 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 Associate Pastor for Business 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.

Childcare for Grow Classes:
Childcare is available for Sunday night and Wednesday night Grow Classes. Tuesday morning Grow Classes have childcare available upon request.

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

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