Discipleship Fall Book Cover

A Message from the Pastor:

Community.  Deep down we all long to be in community — in community with God and in community with others.

Community is where friendships are made, fun times are enjoyed, and fellowship is experienced.  Ministry happens in community; worship happens in community. Most  importantly, discipleship happens in community with other believers, with other “disciples”.

Followers of Jesus Christ are called disciples, and they are called by Jesus to study His Word revealed in the Bible.    Discipleship and Bible study is not simply for information.  It ultimately leads to transformation as disciples of Jesus are transformed to be more like Him.

At St. Paul’s Church, we are intentional about discipleship and intentional about communities called “small groups” or “START Groups”.     We  believe  that  discipleship  and community happens best in this environment.  To this end, we have many different opportunities to engage in discipleship in a small group community setting.  No one can participate in all  of  them,  but  everyone  should  prayerfully  consider  participating in one or some of them.  This year, I especially want to challenge adults to join a small group so you can grow in your faith and pass it along to your children and grandchildren.

I pray that you will find a small group where you can engage in discipleship and grow closer to the Lord Jesus and grow closer to other disciples this Fall.  God bless you on the discipleship journey!

Faithfully,

Jason Collins +

 

St. Paul’s Church Small Group Schedule

Fall 2019 

August 18                Sign-up for groups begins

September 1           Deadline to sign up

September 8           Small Group gatherings begin

November 25-30  No gatherings for Thanksgiving

December 1   Last week of groups for the semester

 

 

To sign up for a small group discipleship study: 

· Fill out a  “Sign Me Up!”  slip and place it in the  offering plate during the worship services; or

· Contact the St. Paul’s Church Office at (843) 248-4706 or stpauls@sccoast.net.

Fill out the form below.

 

Adult Small Group Discipleship

How to be a christian parent

Parent Porthole 

Parent Porthole exists to connect parents and equip them to spiritually-lead their families and to take the love of Christ into their homes.  Raising children and teenagers is no easy task. Sometimes we can feel alone and not know where to turn.  Come join a community of other parents who are trying to figure it out also. Childcare is available during our meetings. If you have children or teenagers come join in on the conversation.  It takes a village… 

Led by: Sean Richardson
Meets on:  Sunday, September 8, October 13, & November 10
Meets  at:  St. Paul’s Church Parish Hall—710 Main Street, Conway
Meets from:  5:00PM-6:30PM
Details:  A catered meal is provided.  Childcare is available.

With All Of Your Heart Bible StudyWith All Your Heart:  Faith Lessons Vol. 10, by Ray Vander Laan 

Do you remember where your blessing comes from? In Exodus, God warned Israel to remember him when they left the dry desert and reached the fertile fields of the Promised Land. But in this study, you’ll discover how quickly they forgot God and began to rely on themselves. Find out what it means to remember the Lord in your own life on this one-of-a-kind spiritual pilgrimage.  

Led by: Willard Wadman
Meets on:  Tuesday
Meets  at:  St. Paul’s Church Parish Hall—710 Main Street
Meets from:  10:30AM-12:00PM
Details:  Participants bring snacks to share. Coffee & tea are provided.

Love Does Bible StudyLove Does, by Bob Goff 

Remember the joy and excitement as a kid of being invited to a big party? You felt valued, included, wanted and ready to have a good time. Bob Goff believes that every day of life can be lived with the same childlike enthusiasm and sense of humor. In Love Does, Bob shows how living and loving to the fullest is the best way to make Jesus known in this world.  Through this book, you’ll learn that love is a verb, not just a feeling. Goff’s insights and joyful reflections will help you discover what Howard Thurman intended when he said, “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

Led by:
Eileen Sause
Meets on:  Tuesday
Meets  at:  1024 Rudder Court, Conway, SC (Myrtle Trace South)
Meets from:  1:30PM-3:30PM
Details:  The group will have lunch together on occasion.

Resonate Bible StudyResonate 

As children, we all want to grow up.  But young adults soon realize that being an adult is over-rated.  Life has many demands:  work, bills, and family responsibilities can become overwhelming.  “Busyness” can get in the way of our relationship with God and with others.  Thankfully, the Christian faith has something to say about all the issues young adults must face.  Christianity still “resonates” in our lives today.  Come and see how Jesus empowers us to live this life in a better way in preparation for eternal life. 

Led by: Travis Todd & Jason Collins
Meets on:  Wednesday
Meets  at:  The Collins Home—313 Country Club Drive, Conway
Meets from:  5:45PM-7:30PM
Details:  Dinner is “potluck”. Participants bring a dish to share.  Nursery and children’s activities are available at the church.

 

 

Gospel of Mark Bible studyThe Gospel of Mark, a Study by Francis Chan 

Francis Chan’s study of the Gospel of Mark is meant to be more than an intellectual analysis of Mark’s gospel. It’s a journey intended to lead you along in the footsteps of Jesus as he walks the road from Galilee to Jerusalem. This guide will require more of you than simply reading the Bible and answering a few questions. It’ll ask you to engage your heart and your hands as well— feeling the full impact of Mark’s writing as well as putting into action the challenges his gospel makes to his reader.   At the end of the journey—and at the end of this book—you’ll have a very important question to answer: Will you follow Jesus? 

Led by: Larry & Ginny Biddle
Meets on:  Wednesday
Meets  at:  The Hilgeman’s Home—4580 Marshwood Drive (Clearpond at Carolina Forest)
Meets from:  5:45PM-7:30PM

Details:  Participants will share heavy hors d’oeuvres.

 

 

Letter to the Colossians Bible StudyPaul’s Letter to the Colossians 

Paul’s letter to the Colossians is one of the apostle’s “prison letters”, written while he was imprisoned in Rome.  While not overly long, the letter is known for its stance on false teaching, the divinity of Christ and therefore the superiority of Christ over all human philosophy.  Colossians is a tour de force of Christian living through the power of the Spirit.  Since the letter is one of Paul’s shorter epistles, we will have the time to take a deep dive into the theological foundations of this remarkable book.  Everyone is welcome to attend this small group series. 

Led by: Jeff Miller
Meets on:  Wednesday
Meets  at:  Browder’s Home—3281 Wild Horse Drive, Conway, SC
Meets from:  5:45PM-7:30PM
Details:  Participants bring their own meal.  Drinks & dessert are provided by the hostesses.

 

Discipleship Bible StudyDisciple 1:  Becoming Disciples through Bible Study

 DISCIPLE is for people who are hungry for the word of God, for fellowship in prayer and study, and for a sense of appropriate ministry as committed Christians. DISCIPLE is a survey of the Old and New Testaments, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as the revelation of God. DISCIPLE invites people to bring their experiences and struggles to Scripture, uses biblical language and biblical images, and draws upon the work of scholars to aid understanding of the Bible. This course is good for the beginner and for the experienced Bible reader.

Led by: Amber Wallace & Deb Wright
Meets on:  Wednesday
Meets  at:  Wallace Home—1300 Sixth Avenue, Conway, SC
Meets from:  5:45PM-7:30PM
Details:  Each participant can bring their own meal and beverage to eat before the study begins.

 

 

Titus Bible StudyThe Book of Titus, a study by Chip Ingram 

In this study, Chip Ingram unpacks the book of Titus. He challenges us to display the gospel in our lives through doing good. We do good works, not to earn God’s favor, but as a result of God’s favor. When the gospel has truly taken root in our lives, it produces the fruit of godliness. As we pass these things on to future generations, the Church stands in bright contrast to the darkness of the world.  This group will include community service during this study. 

Led by: Kevin Belt & Heather Underwood
Meets on:  Wednesday
Meets  at: St. Paul’s Parish Hall—710 Main Street
Meets from:  6:15PM-7:45PM

Details:  Feel free to bring your own dinner and eat while the video is playing.  This is a great group for parents of children who attend  Friends  or  Youth  Group activities.

 

Men’s Discipleship

Bible in one year studyThe Bible in One Year (BIOY): by Nicky Gumbel 

Nicky Gumbel, the pioneer of Alpha – a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith – and pastor of Holy Trinity Church in London, aids readers following the Bible in one year program to understand the Scriptures better.  Drawing out a theme for each day from the designated Bible readings, Gumbel’s explanations on the Proverbs, Psalms and New and Old Testament passages are packed with insight, wisdom, and application.  This study will enhance the understanding of anyone reading the Bible 

Led by: Brotherhood of St. Andrew Men’s Ministry
Meets on:  2nd & 4th Tuesdays
Meets  at:  St. Paul’s Parish Hall—710 Main Street
Meets from:  6:00PM-7:30PM
Details:  Meal is provided by the Brotherhood.

 

 

Children & Youth Discipleship

Buddies Club for kidsWednesday Night Buddies Club (ages Infant to K3) 

Buddies Club is for the youngest kids at St. Paul’s.  This group will be learning about how God used animals in the Bible and what those Bible stories can teach us.  In addition to story time, the children will have games, crafts, fun activities, and snacks. 

Led by:             Deacon Dawn Rider
Meets on:  Wednesday
Meets  at:  St. Paul’s Church Parish Hall—710 Main Street
Meets from:  6:00PM-7:45PM
Details:  For kids infant to 4K.  Dinner is served from 5:30PM- 6:00PM for $3/child each week or $32 for the semester.

 

Faith Time Bible StudyFaith Time 

This is our version of “Sunday School”.  The youngest members of our church family begin an age-appropriate lesson in the Parish Hall during the 10:00AM worship service.  Children then join their parents in church for Communion at the end of the service. This Fall, our children will be studying the Minor Prophets:  who they were, what and who their message was for, and how they fit into the big picture of the Bible and the Gospel. 

Led by: Deacon Dawn Rider & Children’s Teaching Team
Meets on:  Sunday
Meets  at:  St. Paul’s Church Parish Hall—710 Main Street
Meets from:  10:00AM-10:45AM
Details:  For children in grades K4-5th grade.

 

 

Buddies Club for kidsWednesday Night Buddies Club (ages Infant to K3)

 Buddies Club is for the youngest kids at St. Paul’s.  This group will be learning about how God used animals in the Bible and what those Bible stories can teach us.  In addition to story time, the children will have games, crafts, fun activities, and snacks. 

Led by:             Deacon Dawn Rider
Meets on:  Wednesday
Meets  at:  St. Paul’s Church Parish Hall—710 Main Street
Meets from:  6:00PM-7:45PM
Details:  For kids infant to 4K.  Dinner is served from 5:30PM- 6:00PM for $3/child each week or $32 for the semester. 

Friends club for Kids

Wednesday Night Friends Club 

Friends Club is for kids from K4-5th Grade.  This year we will be learning about how God used animals in the Bible and what those Bible stories can teach us today.  In addition to story time, the children will have games, crafts, fun activities and snacks. 

Led by:             Deacon Dawn Rider
Meets on:  Wednesday
Meets  at:  St. Paul’s Church Parish Hall—710 Main Street
Meets from:  6:00PM-7:45PM
Details:  For kids K4-5th Grade.  Dinner is served from 5:30PM- 6:00PM for $3/child each week or $32 for the semester. 

Kids Baptism ClassesKid’s Baptism Class 

Baptism is a ritual death, a cleansing, and a resurrection to a new life of faith in Jesus Christ.  At Baptism, we are set aside as someone who belongs to Jesus.  If you are interested in having your child baptized, there will be a baptism class on September 22nd, following the 10:00 service.  Please let Deacon Dawn Rider know that you’re planning on attending so materials can be prepared.  We will celebrate with a service of Holy Baptism on October 6th during the 10:00 service. 

Led by: Deacon Dawn Rider
Meets on:  Sunday, September 22nd
Meets  at:  St. Paul’s Church—710 Main Street
Meets from:  Following the 10:00AM Worship Service
Details:  For parents with children and youth of all ages who are considering Baptism.

 

 

Children's First Communion ClassesFirst Communion Class 

First Communion Class prepares a person to receive Holy Communion.  This training consists of two classes.  The first class is Sunday, September 29th, following the 10:00 service, and will focus on the theology of Communion.  The second class is on Saturday, October 5th, at 9:00, and will focus on Who we prepare to receive and “table manners”.  Please let Deacon Dawn Rider know that you’re planning on attending so materials can be prepared.  Also note – those wishing to receive their First Communion must attend both classes with at least one parent/guardian. 

Led by: Deacon Dawn Rider
Meets on:  Sunday, September 29th & Saturday, October 5th
Meets  at:  St. Paul’s Church—710 Main Street
Meets from:  Class 1—Following the 10:00AM Worship Service on September 29th
Class 2—9:00AM on Saturday, October 5th
Details:  Children who have been baptized must attend with at least one parent or guardian.

Middle & High School Discipleship

Book of Acts Bible StudyAuthentic Bible Study of Acts:  Movement, Momentum, & Multiply 

Students will continue our discussion of the Book of Acts verse by verse. Jesus told his followers, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses…to the ends of the earth.” The book of Acts records the fulfillment of his promise and command: The Holy Spirit worked through the lives of believers to bring growth to the church, to break down barriers to the Gospel and to take the message of Christ to the very heart of the Roman Empire.  Students will be encouraged and challenged to be led by the Spirit in all aspects of life. Please bring your Bible!! 

Led by: Sean Richardson, Youth Minister
Meets on:  Sunday
Meets  at:  St. Paul’s Youth Room—710 Main Street
Meets from:  9:00AM-9:45AM
Details:  For youth in grades 6-12.

Students Study awkward conversationsAuthentic Youth Group:  Awkward Conversation 

The Authentic Youth Ministry will begin the school year looking at the deeper meaning of prayer.  Praying can be awkward for many, because we are uncertain what to say.  This summer at camp I experienced it.  We will spend time talking about the true power of prayer.  What does it take to have powerful prayers and how to become comfortable with praying in different situations? We want to transform awkward conversations into power tools in our toolbelt. 

Led by: Sean Richardson, Youth Minister
Meets on:  Wednesday
Meets  at:  St. Paul’s Youth Room—710 Main Street
Meets from:  6:00PM-7:30PM
Details:  For youth in grades 6-12.

Ministry Training Groups.

Stephen Minister TrainingStephen Ministry Training 

Stephen Minister training is a Christ-centered experience that equips participants with essential caring and relating skills. Participants will learn how to listen to, care for, and walk with those going through difficult times in life.

Stephen Ministers are trained by their congregation’s Stephen Leaders. The training they receive in the congregation equips them to provide high-quality care to people who are hurting. 

Led by: Deb Wright & Cathy Strite
Meets on:  Monday
Meets  at:  St. Paul’s Parish Hall—710 Main Street
Meets from:  6:00PM-8:00PM
Details:  Participants may bring dinner to eat during the class.

 

 


School of Healing Prayer Level 1, by Christian Healing Ministries 

Jesus gave the gift of healing and the authority to heal to His followers so that God is glorified and His people are healed.  To teach the healing arts, we will study the curriculum prepared by Francis & Judith MacNutt at CHM.  This is a good study for anyone who wants to learn healing prayer and to enhance their prayer life. 

Led by: Allie Bennett
Meets on:  Monday
Meets  at:  St. Paul’s Administration Building—710 Main Street
Meets from:  2:30PM-4:00PM
Details:  This is a 13-week study and is the training curriculum for those interested in Intercessory Prayer or Healing Prayer ministry.

 

 

School of Healing Prayer Leveol 4School of Healing Prayer Level 4, by Christian Healing Ministries

 Building upon the curriculum prepared by Francis & Judith MacNutt at CHM, Level 4 of the School of Healing Prayer leads prayer ministers to a greater understanding of specific issues in the healing ministry.  Topics covered in this class include spiritual warfare, addictions, trauma, deliverance, suffering and more. 

Led by: The Rev. Jason Collins
Meets on:  Sunday
Meets  at:  St. Paul’s Parish Hall—710 Main Street
Meets from:  4:00PM-5:30PM

Details:  This is a 13-week study and it will be the training curricu lum for those interested in advanced Healing Prayer   ministry. Completion of Levels 1, 2, 3 is a  pre-requisite.

 

 

24 to Double your church attendence Moving Forward — 24 to Double Church Leadership Development 

How did Jesus build the Church?  He raised up disciples & leaders. God has a glorious future planned for St. Paul’s Church.  He wants leaders to help move the church into that future.  Present and potential leaders will be empowered for ministry.  The group will also examine existing church systems and tweak and develop new processes to move toward God’s amazing tomorrow. 

GROUP #1

Led by: The Rev. Jason Collins
Meets on:  1st Monday of the Month
Meets  at:  St. Paul’s Administration Building—710 Main Street
Meets from:  11:00AM-12:30PM
Details:  Participants may bring their own meals.

 GROUP #2

Led by: The Rev. Jason Collins
Meets on:  1st Monday of the Month
Meets  at:  St. Paul’s Administration Building—710 Main Street
Meets from:  6:00PM-7:30PM
Details: Participants may bring their own meals. 

Parents of military personnel meet once per month P.O.M.P. (Parents of Military Personnel)

 Parents and families of those serving in the armed forces face unique issues and circumstances on top of everyday challenges of life.  This group will meet periodically for dinner, fellowship, and prayer to support one another and their loved-ones in the military. 

Led by:             Rob Shelton & Barb Stacy

Meets on:  Monthly
Meets  at:  TBD
Meets from:  TBD
Details:  This group will meet monthly for fellowship, food, fun, and prayer. 

It’s impossible to do all of these studies but it’s healthy for your spiritual growth to do at least one.