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. 

Women’s Studies

Facilitated by Holly Tidball | Begins January 16th

Wednesday Nights | 6 pm | Room 261

Bible journaling is an exciting way to engage with Scripture. With 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. You must provide your own bible.

Grow Class material cost is $10.

Facilitated by Kandi West & Lori McKay | Begins February 20th

Wednesday Nights | 6 pm | Room 260

You may feel lonely, abandoned, overwhelmed, and ill-equipped in your life as a single mother, but you are not alone on this journey. God is WITH you, and so are other women. Join other moms as we encourage one another and explore the book, The Unseen Companion: God with the Single Mother.

There is no cost for this Grow Class.

Facilitated by Amy Rypkema and Traci Hogue | Begins January 8th

Tuesday Morning | 9:15-11:15 am | September-May | 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 year we will continue to explore the Five Aspects of Womanhood by Barbara Mouser.

Grow Class material cost is $20 each semester.

Other Growing Opportunities

Facilitated by Kathy Rainwater | Begins January 16th

Wednesday Nights | 6 pm | Ongoing | Room 244/245

This group will meet weekly to pray for our neighborhood and our new City Center Ministry. The purpose of this group is to lift our city up to the Lord and listen for His direction and kind intention. All will be done based on the Word and in concert with the Spirit, giving glory to God. This time will be facilitated and directed, but it is hoped that men and women will come and pray as they can each week.  You can join the prayer team every week, or you can drop in as you are available to pray as a group and individually.

There is no cost to participate.

Facilitated by Stacie Breshears | Begins January 16th

Wednesday Nights | 6 pm | Ongoing | Room 151

Come learn to speak English.  All learning levels welcome.

There is no cost for this class.

Facilitated by Darla Johnson | Begins January 16th

Wednesday Nights | 6 pm | Ongoing | Room 150

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.