GROUPS FALL 2017

This fall at Sunrise, we have the pleasure of offering seven different small group opportunities! Read the descriptions below to see which setting and lesson plan might be right for you, then click on the SIGNUP button at the bottom of the page to get involved!

 

Rob and Kate Maskill

“All In” – Mark Batterson
When did we start believing that God wants to send us to safe places to do easy things? Jesus didn’t die to keep us safe. He died to make us dangerous. The will of God is not an insurance plan; it’s a daring plan. It’s time to quit living as if the purpose of your life is to arrive safely at death.  All In, a Bible study by New York Times bestselling author Mark Batterson, challenges participants to resolutely follow God wherever he leads by pointing out that if Jesus is not Lord of all, he is not Lord at all.

Doug and Brenda Sterken

“Soul Detox” – Craig Groeschel
Our culture unknowingly ingests regular doses of spiritual toxins that assault our relationship with God. This study shines light on the dark influences, emotions, and behaviors to empower Christians to live pure lives and grow closer to God. Through concise teaching and honest humor, Soul Detox provides a source of inspiration and encouragement for a faith-filled lifestyle that will keep you free from spiritual toxins.  

Dan and Jen Taylor

“The Bible Project”
The Bible Project is non-profit animation studio created by Tim Mackie and Jon Collins that produces Bible-based short-form videos. 

The Bible Project focuses on the Bible’s overarching themes and each book’s literary design and is firmly committed to understanding the Bible in its historical context. Ultimately the videos show how the Bible tells one unified story from beginning to end that points us to Jesus and has wisdom for the modern world.

Martin and Becky Maki  

Book of Peter – Bible
From the beginning of time, every era has struggled with adversity. Today is no different. Job loss. Illness. Debt. Stress. How do you navigate the trials of this fallen world? Join us as we study the book of 1 Peter which reveals the promises Jesus gives the persecuted church: He will be with us, he will comfort us, and he will use these trials for his glory.

Dan and Karissa DuPuis

“Goliath Must Fall” – Louis Giglio
It’s likely you have a threatening giant in your life . . . an adversary or stronghold that’s diminishing your ability to live a full and free life. Frozen in the grip of rejection, fear, anger, comfort, or addiction, you’ve lost sight of the promise God has for your life. Demoralized and defeated, you’ve settled for far less than his best.  God has a better plan for you—a plan for you to live in victory. That’s why he has silenced your giant once and for all.  Put your hope in him, and watch Goliath fall.

Becca Lubbers (college + young adult)

“Starting Point” – Andy Stanley
Everything has a starting point—your life, your relationships, your education, your career. Sometimes we forget that faith has a starting point as well. For some of us, our faith journeys began in childhood as a set of beliefs handed to us by a parent, teacher, or pastor. Maybe you developed a framework of faith based on personal experience. Or maybe you had no faith at all. Too often, a faith formed in childhood isn’t strong enough to withstand the pressures of adult life. But what if you could find a new starting point for faith? In this 8-part series, Andy Stanley explores what it would look like to hit the restart button on your faith

Bob Wollam (men)

Pub Theology
People have been gathering in pubs and public spaces for ages talking about life, philosophy, faith, and deep questions of meaning. Increasingly, people all over are rediscovering the pub as a safe, open space where they can explore and express their own doubts and questions. The format is simple: beer, conversation, and God. Be ready to engage with people of varying opinions and beliefs. You’ll be able to share your own wrestlings and thoughts while learning something new along the way. 

Come bring your questions, your curiosity, and pull up a chair.  Every other Wednesday night at 7pm.