Growth Groups

Fall Growth Groups and Classes 2016

This September, our fall growth groups and classes will begin. These groups are open to all and are a great way to grow in a number of areas. Whether it is relationships, finances, faith, or family, we want to come alongside you and offer resources to help you grow closer to God as you grow as a person.

Deeper Walk

Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Oct. 5—Nov. 2, Ignite Room

Geared towards 6th-8th graders, Deeper Walk is a learning opportunity for students and families to grow deeper in their walk with key Biblical concepts: Communion, Holy Baptism, Prayer, Worship, Faith and an overview of the scriptures as a whole. This class is held in three 5-week sessions during the school year. It is our hope to prepare students foundationally and biblically, and then partner with families to continue moving that growth forward. If interested, contact Pastor Tige at tculbertson[at]messiahbc[dot]org

OWLs (Older Wiser Lutherans)

Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Begins Sept. 13, Gathering Room 1

Open to all ages, this group meets throughout the year and uses the Bible to provide answers from God. To learn more, contact Chuck Northam at cmnortham[at]chartermi[at]net

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY

Thursdays, 6:00 p.m.

Begins Sept. 8, Route 45 Room

Women’s small group studying “The Daniel Plan” through November. Contact Bridget Stevens at bridgkstev[at]gmail[dot]com

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY

Every other Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

Begins Sept. 21, Conference Room

Studying “War Room.” If interested in learning more, contact Vicki LeVasseur at levassfamily[at]gmail[dot]com

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY

Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  

Sept. 21—Nov. 16, Gathering Room 2

Financial Peace University is Dave Ramsey’s life-changing program that will teach you to achieve your financial goals by eliminating debt, saving for the future, and giving like never before.  During this class, the average family pays off $5,300 in debt and saves $2,700. Journey to Financial Peace! For more information, contact Dave Burgie at 989-631-3445 or djb_midland[at]hotmail[dot]com

DIVORCE CARE

Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Sept. 8—Dec. 15, Gathering Room 1

14-week support group. Each week stands on its own; come for all 14 weeks or choose any week to visit. Topics include: “What’s Happening to Me?” “Facing My Anger,” and “Loneliness to Moving On.” If interested, contact Michael L. Smith at michaellsmith[at]reagan[dot]com

FAMILY GAME NIGHTS

2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month

6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Journeys Commons

Fun for the whole family! Enjoy a variety of free board games; feel free to bring your own. Contact: Suzy Kruger, suzyq2076[at]gmail[dot]com

MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS

New supportive ministry for moms of newborn-kindergarteners. To gauge interest, we would love to hear from you! Contact Rebecca Gross at 734-649-1594 or email midlandmessiahmops[at]gmail[dot]com

“GUARDING YOUR CHILD’S HEART” STUDY

Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Begins Oct. 16, Gathering Room 2

Six-week study called “Guarding Your Child’s Heart.” In this interactive DVD study, Dr. Gary Smalley presents how-to steps, engaging questions, practical exercises, and fun activities to help the whole family memorize and meditate on key Scriptures.Twenty-minute lessons with time for questions and discussion. Contact Shannon Striebel  at gregshan6[at]charter[dot]net for more information.

YOUNG ADULTS GROUP

Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m., Gathering Room 4

Year-round

Are you looking to have fun with other individuals focused on Christ?  The Young Adult Group offers a relaxed atmosphere here at Messiah where you can look to others for advice, support in your faith, and friendship.  Stop in and join us to see if this is the right place for you! Contact Betsy Reams at 989-513-2682.

TURNING POINT DANCE MINISTRY

Tuesday evenings; Begins Sept. 27

(Time TBD) Route 45 Room

This dance ministry is about turning our love for dance into a way of showing our love for Christ. Ages 4-years-old to college-age are welcome. For more information, contact Stephanie Varner at 989-430-1570 or email at intrepid46[at]hotmail[dot]com

BUILDING HEALTHY MARRIAGES

Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Oct. 12—Nov. 9, Gathering Room 1

Want a better marriage? Marriages are soaring after using these simple tools in their daily routine. You won’t be asked to share anything in the class about your marriage; this is between you and your spouse. For more information, contact Pastor Ed at edoerner[at]messiahbc[dot]org

PRAYER MINISTRY

Be a part of a continuous ministry focused on covering Messiah in prayer and bringing prayer-focused initiatives and opportunities to the faith family and community. Prayer is powerful and a great way to grow your relationship with God. Learn how you can be a part of the prayer ministry or learn more about prayer by contacting Deb Sandow via email at deborahsandow[at]yahoo[dot]com

FREE MOVIE NIGHT: “WAR ROOM”

Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Messiah Family Life Center

Free popcorn and water. You can also sign up to join a “War Room” Bible study offered here at Messiah this October-November.  Cost is $7.80+tax for the book. For more information, contact Deb Sandow via email at deborahsandow[at]yahoo[dot]com

FREE BASKETBALL CLINIC

Thursdays in the Family Life Center

Oct. 6-Nov. 10

3:30 p.m. — 4:15 p.m. : 4th graders

4:30 p.m.— 5:15 p.m. : 5th graders

5:30 p.m. — 6:15 p.m. : 6th graders

Free 45 minute-basketball clinic for all students. 12 students per session/per grade. Learn basketball drills and skills while having fun! Parents are encouraged to participate and welcome to watch. For more information, contact Steve Albertson at steve.albertson11[at]yahoo[dot]com or call 989-615-2682.

WORSHIP ARTS TEAM

If you’re looking for an opportunity to use your musical talents and skills for the Creator, join the Worship Arts Team! Whatever your schedule allows you to contribute would be much appreciated. A typical Sunday commitment involves a Thursday night rehearsal from 6-8pm and two Sunday services from 8:15am-12:15pm. Email daniel[at]messiahbc[dot]org for more details.

GRIEF SHARE

Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Sept. 27-Dec. 27 in Messiah’s Chapel

Grief recovery support group where you can find help and healing. Each week is stand-alone; come one week or several. Contact: Melissa Harrington, lissa.harrington[at]gmail[dot]com

TRAINING UP YOUR CHILDREN

Sundays, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Oct. 2-Nov. 6, Gathering Room 1

Do you ever wonder, “How in the world do I ‘train my child up’ the way God wants? How can I make connections with my children and build relationships?  How can I show my children grace and be humble when they are driving me crazy?! If you’ve wondered about any or all of these questions, this class is for you! Contact: Michelle Burkhard at mburkhard[at]mcesa[dot]k12[dot]mi[dot]us

SANDI PATTY LIVE IN CONCERT

Sandi Patty, Grammy-winning Christian musical artist, will be at Messiah live in concert on Saturday, October 22 at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Journeys Coffee House — $25 general admission; $20 for those 60 years or older or for groups of 10 or more. Acceptable forms of payment include cash or check (written out to Messiah), or you can purchase online at www.premierproductions.com

 

PRAYER AND PRAISE NIGHT

Join us Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. for this midweek boost at Messiah as we focus on the Lord through a refreshing night of prayer and worship. All are welcome.

“HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS” CRAFT SHOW AT MESSIAH

Saturday, November 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you’d like to volunteer to help with this event (decorating, set-up, etc.) contact Jackie Maxwell at jmaxwell[at]messiahbc[dot]org