PODs are groups of 4 or 5 meeting for a set period time (usually 4-6 meetings over 2 or 3 months) around a particular subject or resource (usually a book). They are intended to be places of relationship and discipleship. As part of our value of transformation we've run a few PODs in an ad hoc way over the past seasons and they have been really wonderful.
If you're interested in getting involved with one simply email the person listed below. I hope you'll considered signing up!
Pod: Jonathan and David: Biblical Friendship
Led by Gina Butler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This pod is for singles in the church to study and work on participating in Christian intimacy and friendship in the Church while living outside of a family dynamic. We will meet 2-3 times in June and 2-3 times in August.
Pod: A Christian Vision of Relationships in a Hyper-Sexual Age
Led by Joy Marcus (email@example.com)
We’ll be reading Jonathan Grant’s book “Divine Sex” and discussing how our perspectives and desires can be shaped and formed in line with the Christian story.
[FULL] Pod: “Life Without Lack” by Dallas Willard
Led by Shannon Coelho (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is a book of meditations on Psalm 23. We hope this time of study and discussion together will encourage a new trust in God as our Good Shepherd and help us to lead lives marked by peace and freedom from fear and by God’s abundant generosity.
Class: Having Conversations That Matter
Led by Carol & Mike Watson (email@example.com)
This group will be exploring how we can have more meaningful conversations with one another to help build closer friendships as well as develop our faith and spirituality. Drawing from their experience as relational coaches and their involvement with Larry Crabb’s School of Spiritual Direction, the Watsons will explore how deep, more intimate friendships become catalysts for our growth into Christlikeness. The group will meet on Monday evenings at 7pm, starting June 18th.
Class: Breakfast Bible Club
Join us for a journey through the Gospel of Mark beginning Thursday morning June 14th at the Parish House. We'll start at 7am, share some coffee and a basic breakfast, and be done by 8am.
[FULL] Pod: Why be an atheist?
Led by Andrew del Rio (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We will read the most popular atheists and discuss their writings together. This group will provide a better understanding of the weaknesses of atheism and atheistic attacks against Christianity.
[FULL] Pod: “A Theology of the Ordinary” by Julie Canlis
Led by Cassidy Ingle (email@example.com)
We often believe that we need to be "extraordinary", "radical", and "passionate" about God. But what about the goodness and challenge of living our "normal" lives for God? In her book, Julie Canlis explores why our ordinary lives are precisely where we need to be to know God and grow in His likeness. We will discuss the book and share our unique "ordinariness" together.