CGS is a deliberately thoughtful community of believers, endeavoring to bear witness to the Real Jesus. One of the ways we further this desire is by meeting together on Sunday mornings at 9:30 before our worship hour begins, to study God’s Truth together. During these gatherings, our goals are to understand Scripture more clearly, for the purpose of applying it to our own daily lives more faithfully.
We tackle Life in all of its manifestations in these gatherings, because we believe Scripture is intended to inform our approach to every aspect of the world’s brokenness: Family. Vocation. Marriage. Divorce. Singleness. Sexuality. Culture. Gender. Pain and Suffering. Justice. Despair. Joy.
Come join us for education, for friendship, for discussion, for encouragement, and for perspective on living in Christian relationship with each other in service of Christ’s purposes in our world. Come learn how to apply the teachings of the Real Jesus to the problems of Real People who are confronting the daily realities of the Real World!
Summer 2023 SMCs Session One
The following SMCs will meet June 4- June 25, 2023:
OPEN CLASS FORMAT
Lord, Teach Us to Pray (Luke 11:1-13). Bob Burns. Room S212. TIn Luke 11, Jesus makes some audacious promises about prayer: “Ask, and it will be given to you, seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Perhaps you’ve felt, “this hasn’t worked for me.” In this class, we will explore what Jesus says about prayer and if it really works.
Wisdom for Living. Chris Garrett. Room S203-204. The book of Proverbs is full of wisdom in all areas of life. But, sometimes it is hard to pull the threads of a topic together since Proverbs is not arranged topically. Chris will look at how four key topics that practically speak into our lifestyles–money, speech, parenting, and planning–are interwoven through the Proverbs.
Note that the following class runs for 13 weeks (April 23-July 16) and begins at 8:50am:
GriefShare. Janet Burns & Lynette McRae. Room N310. CGS is offering a GriefShare class during the SMC hour from April 23-July 16. Janet Burns & Lynette McRae will facilitate this class based on a combination of video presentations and personal sharing. Register at www.GriefShare.org. Once you are on the website, click on “Find a Group” and choose “CGS class.” Then click on “register” and fill in your information. Please note that this class starts at 8:50am.
SMALL GROUP FORMAT
Prodigal God by Tim Keller: Small Group Study. Todd Rust. Room S205. Recently, Chuck Jacob shared how Tim Keller’s reflections on the parable of the prodigal son transformed his life. Discover why so many have made similar comments. Todd Rust will lead a four-week reflection of this small, but impactful, book. Please get a copy and read the first two chapters prior to the start of the class. This group discussion is limited to 15 people and is now full.
Coffee available in the Concourse beginning at 9:15am. All classes (except GriefShare) begin at 9:30am.