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.
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 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.
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 Andre Hutson | Begins October 2nd
Wednesdays | 3:45 pm or 6:15 pm | 8 weeks | Room 142
The God Who Speaks traces the evidence of the Bible’s authority through interviews with some of the most respected apologists, scholars and pastors in the evangelical world. Answering common objections to biblical reliability and the Bible’s formation, this is a great study for all ages, especially young adults who face these questions every day. Join us and bring a friend!
There is no cost for this Grow Class. No registration necessary.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com for more information.