Discovery Class

Discovery Classes are 1-12 week classes designed to help you grow in your faith and that align with our mission to help people encounter Jesus, experience community, and embrace mission.  These are different than Life Groups.  Life Groups are “life on life” and ongoing, these classes will be short in duration and intended for specific areas of growth.  We desire everyone that calls Gateway “Home” to be in a Life Group, but we also see a need to equip and train you to know and serve God at a deeper level.   

Questions regarding Discovery Classes, please contact Discovery@gcwired.com.

 

 

Upcoming Classes:

A Disciple’s Journey – A Growing Faith

Wednesday, September 6th – 7:00 to 8:30pm
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Once we accept God’s free gift of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus, the journey of following Jesus, or the process of sanctification begins. It’s a lifelong journey…of transformation, from self-absorbed consumer to a Christ-focused investor. To succeed in this journey requires intentional efforts toward growth. Gateway Church is offering a series of sign posts for this journey, a new Discovery Class called A Disciple’s Journey to find & follow the path Jesus laid out for us.

Sessions will meet Wednesday Nights starting on September 6th from 7:00-8:30pm at the Parkesburg Campus, on a repeated rotation. You can participate in all 6 tracks in sequential order, or plug into the tracks that most interest you, or best fit the needs in your current journey with Jesus. The entire class can be completed over 6 month’s time, in 24 weeks. Each track meets for 4 sessions. Here is a breakdown of the tracks, in sequential order:

  1. A Growing FAITH: Getting to know Jesus, overcome temptation, deal with problems, seek His guidance, share my faith with others. What does it really mean to follow Jesus?       **(Starting September 6th from 7 – 8:30pm)
  2. A Growing KNOWLEDGE: How to study the Bible in an organized, thoughtful way. Practical tips & tools will transform how you read God’s Word, for personal devotion, or preparing to teach others.
  3. A Growing FREEDOM: If Jesus came to set us free, how do we handle emotional wounds from our past, difficult life issues that result from sin’s consequences? Deals with conflict, & how to renew our minds.
  4. A Growing POWER: Every follower of Jesus is given the gift of God’s Holy Spirit. How does this Gift work itself out in our lives? What does it ;mean to cultivate the “fruit” of this Spirit in us?
  5. A Growing FRUITFULNESS: Family is often attacked & undermined in our culture. When marriages & families are unhealthy, everyone suffers. This track focuses on healthy marriages & parenting skills.
  6. A Growing IMPACT: If “everything rises & falls on leadership” then the follower of Jesus must be willing to share lessons from their journey with others. Receive resources to become God’s leader.

 

Restored: Seeing Me Through God’s Eyes

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A Discovery Class for Women at the Parkesburg Campus.
This is a 12-week class starting on Saturday, September 9th through to December 2nd. The cost is $10 for a workbook.  There is no childcare offered.  This class is led by Cindy Harmon.

 

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This is a listing of previous and future classes:

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Encountering Jesus

  • An Introduction to the New Testament: The Gospels – Growing closer to God requires learning more about Him. It takes more than believing; it takes a hunger to know more, to grow more like Jesus. The only way to truly do that is to understand how the Bible fits together and why and how God saved the world through Jesus. When you begin to know and understand more, then you can tell others boldly and make the Gospel real and relevant to people 2000 plus years after His death.

 

  • Run The Race – Lessons from the Epistle of Philippians – A 6 week look at the wonderful lessons we can all learn from the Epistle of Philippians:  Joy in Community, Strength in Suffering, Humility in Service, Hope for the Future, Peace through Prayer and Contentment in all things.

 

  • Foundation Series:  Where do we go from here?
    Class Description:  This class will be interactive and discussion driven as we will look intently into scripture to see how God reveals himself to us and how we are to interact and relate to Him.  The idea of God can be very abstract, but God reveals himself in concrete ways that takes the ambiguity out of it.  Who is the God of the Bible and how can I know and interact with him?  These are the concepts we will explore together.

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Embracing Mission

  • Exploring My Purpose – You were created on purpose for a purpose, but discovering that purpose and your place within the Body of Christ is not always easy. This class will accelerate that process as we learn together how our past, personality, passion, and spiritual gifts can be utilized to make a difference in your world.

 

  • Inpacting Others for Christ in Today’s Culture – We will explore & discuss areas such as, What do we mean by “culture”? How does culture impact our lives – and our lives for Christ? What does serving Christ, touching and reaching others for Him look like in our culture? We will have times of Q&A with men who are “in the trenches” – serving Christ in today’s culture.

 

  • G.A.P. (Global Action Prayer) – Guided prayer session for mission and missionaries at home and abroad.

 

  • This is My Story – This participatory ONE night class will assist you in owning the story that God is writing in your life and help you craft a “personal testimony” that you can share with others.
  • Child Sponsorship Workshop – This discovery class is for anyone who sponsors a child or is interested in sponsoring a child.  Join us for a letter writing workshop, prayer and connection.

 

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Experiencing Community

  • The Call of Christ – Discovery Class for Men – An opportunity for men to talk, learn & grow with and through other men. Proverbs 27:17 “Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” This is not a “magical thing” – it’s an “intentional thing.” Time will include a challenge & discussion, small group follow ups, and even smaller group prayer time. The discussion will be based around the “Call of Christ” – looking specifically at the call of Peter & Andrew, James & John.

 

  • The Man in the Mirror – Discovery Class for Men
    This discovery class is designed to challenge men in every important area of life. It will invite men to take a probing look at their identities, relationships, finances, time, temperament, and empower them to bring about lasting change. The Man in the Mirror offers a penetrating, pragmatic, and transformational look at how to trade the rat race for the rewards of godly manhood. Come join for this exciting, thought provoking, and potentially life-changing journey.

 

  • Conquer Series:  The Battle Plan For Purity – Discovery Class for Men
    This discovery class is designed to help men understand the root of bondage, while offering proven principles and practical tools to conquer hidden sin and find freedom.  It’s not about behavior modification, but heart transformation. 

 

  • Stay Sharp (The Importance of Accountability) – Discovery Class for Men
    This discovery class is designed to teach men the power and importance of accountability.  God did not intend for us to do life alone.  We need other Godly men to encourage, counsel, motive, and correct us.  Join us as we learn how to take our walk to the next level.

 

  • Spiritual Warfare – Discovery Class for Men

This discovery class is designed to educate men on the realities of the spiritual battle we are in. It will expose the spiritual nature of this fight, and reveal the strategies and attacks of the enemy of our souls. The powers of darkness seek only to steal, kill, destroy everything good in our lives. This series will empower men to stand and fight like the powerful victorious warriors we were predestined to be.