Adult Discipleship seeks to help each person become a more mature follower of Jesus Christ.

VIRTUAL LifeGroups

Because of COVID-19, we are initially asking our CPC members to gather VIRTUALLY until we know it’s okay to meet in-person again. Join one to get to know each other AND connect as a church family.  Questions?   Contact Teri Bishop at teri@cpceco.org.

Fall 2020

Sermon-Based - many time slots
  • Weeks of Oct 4, 2020 – Nov 22, 2020
  • Sunday 11:30am-12:30pm with Brad Pool
  • Sunday 4pm-5:30pm with Bob and Kim Gilbert
  • Sunday 7pm-8:30pm with Jon and Anne Gick
  • Monday 7:30pm-9pm with Jim & Janet Merritt
  • Tuesday 7:30pm-9pm with Brad & Emily Gardner
  • Wednesday 7pm-8:30pm with Dan & Becca Marcus
  • Thursday 8pm-9:30pm with Steve & Andrea Owensby

Have you ever gotten a second look for being seen with the wrong kind of people? During his ministry, Jesus quickly gained a reputation for hanging out with the very people you would not expect a respected rabbi to pursue, people on the fringe of society.  Join us this October and November in worship as we meet ten of these People on the Fringe and let Jesus teach us about our life and our world through them.

Women’s Wednesday Morning Bible Study - Ruth

Ruth by Bianca Juarez Olthoff
Wednesday 10-11:30am
Sept 23 – Nov 4

God can seem distant when dreams fade, people die, or careers fail. It may feel like He slammed the door in your face and walked out for good. No one knows the feeling of abandonment more than Ruth and Naomi. Their story begins with the worst—death, famine, and poverty. And God remains silent.

But the book of Ruth doesn’t end with despair. The story brims with hope because God works on behalf of the two widows in ways they least expect. In this 7-part series, Bianca Juárez Olthoff, speaker and author of Play with Fire, teaches through Ruth to show how God moves behind the scenes in our lives. On the surface, this book tells the story of two widows and a kind landowner. Even more, it teaches us about God’s faithfulness, love, and providence.

Walk the journey of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz and discover the devoted love of God and His transformative power in our lives.

Women’s Wednesday Evening Bible Studies – 1st Peter

1st Peter: A Living Hope in Christ by Jen Wilkins
Wednesday 7-8:30pm
Sept 23 – Nov 18

Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ. Key themes of humility, submission, and identity in Christ guide the study of 1 Peter as participants are challenged to read the book in its entirety each week. (9 sessions)

Co-Ed Survey of the Bible on Thursday Evenings

Survey of the Bible by Bruce Wilkinson
Thursdays 7:00-8:30pm
Oct 8 – Dec 3
Led by Robert Paik and Steve Calesaric

The Bible is the most revered, respected, and celebrated books of all time. However, some parts are not easily understood with its lengthy genealogies, Levitical laws, and apocalyptic visions. Bruce Wilkinson’s Survey of the Bible was created to help people understand the big picture of God’s word.

Over the eight weeks of this Life Group, we will unlock the secrets to understanding God’s Word with one of the world’s foremost Bible teachers, Dr. Bruce Wilkinson. The Life-group sessions will integrate a series of videos through the Right Now Media Web site, link below. Each Life group member will view the videos as homework, and come prepared for discussion questions the following week.

A study workbook will be provided to all members of this group to help facilitate the discussion questions.

We look forward to taking an exciting journey through the bible with each of you. You will leave this eight week session with a clear understanding of the people, the places, and the periods of the Bible.

Conversational Apologetics Course

Practicing the Art of Sharing Your Faith With Others
Let by Brian Mowbray

A 10-week program combining knowledge and hands-on practice in the art of conversational apologetics and evangelism.

The C.S. Lewis Institute’s Conversational Apologetics Course takes some of the best practices in apologetics and evangelism and makes them accessible to believers seeking to live out their faith in everyday life. This 10 week course can be used by churches, small groups, campus ministries and other Christian organizations to train people to be apologists and evangelists within their sphere of influence. It is experiential and interactive in nature rather than focusing solely on the reception of information. This course provides participants with opportunities to practice using conversational apologetics in order to feel more confident and comfortable in discussing their faith in Jesus with others. Conversational Apologetics also helps followers of Jesus to rest ultimately in the presence and power of the Holy Spirit who works through the believer to share their faith with others.

People who participate in the program will read about 40 pages per week before each session from the following books which can be purchased separately for the course: The Reason For God by Tim Keller, Questioning Evangelism by Randy Newman and Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis.

There are no videos with this course as the small group activities are interactive and meant to simulate real-life situations so that people can practice sharing their faith in a fun, yet helpful way.

Designed by Randy Newman & Joel S. Woodruff, Ed.D.

Marriage

The Knot Class (4 nights for your marriage)

The Knot Class is a four night seminar focused on helping couple fall in love with being married to each other. Each week we will watch a practical 25 minute lesson taught by Aaron and Amy McMillan followed by online discussion.

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Email kim@cpceco.org if you do not have an account.

Contact

Do you have questions about how you can best grow your faith at CPC?  Contact Teri Bishop at teri@cpceco.org.

 Discipleship team:  Lou Kershner, Todd Pangman, John Wallace, Willie McIntosh, Brian Mowbray & Aaron McMillan.