Going Deeper – Christ Church at Grove Farm

Going Deeper

previous SERIES: Going Deeper

Wednesdays in Wilson Group Study Series

September 13 – October 11
Family Gathering October 18

Dinner at the Café: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Group Studies: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

As a kid, there was something thrilling about the deep end. Maybe it was the fact that you couldn’t touch or a greater risk of drowning. The shallow end was safe, easy and eventually boring. No one was meant stay in the shallow. This Fall, it’s time to step out of your spiritual comfort zone and into the deep. Step into a deeper, more vibrant relationship with God. Deeper truth, deeper prayer, and deeper intimacy. It will be worth the risk, your effort, and your time.

Will you step into deeper waters? Will you join us?

GROUP STUDIES

Choose from 6 different group studies. Each study runs for 5 weeks.

PLEASE CHOOSE ONE STUDY PER PERSON. THE ONE YOU CHOOSE IS THE ONE YOU WILL BE IN
FOR THE WHOLE SERIES.  

With RICHARD CURTIS

Genesis may not be the first place we think of in the Bible to find life applications, but that might be simply because we haven’t spent enough time looking there for that reason. Join us for studies of: Creation, Adam & Eve, Abraham, Noah, Jacob, and Joseph.

What were these scriptures saying to the original audience? What might they be saying to our modern church and culture> What might these scriptures say to you?

Richard and his wife Nanette have been members of Christ Church at Grove Farm for 15 years. Richard was raised in a church-going household but did not become a born-again Christian until his early thirties. He has been very fortunate to have been influenced by amazing preachers and Bible teachers over the past 34 years, and to receive a graduate certificate of Biblical Studies from Regent University. At Christ Church, Richard has participated in Evangelism Explosion and led Sunday morning Bible studies. His career has been a mix of business and full-time ministry, including 13 years as Corporate Relations Director at World Vision.

with Nate Glover

The goal of this class is to provide answers to questions about God. Specific topics will be spoken on, but the goal is to help each person understand truth, so that they may have more confidence when communicating truth. The Bible tells us that we must love God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength. This class is designed to help us love God more with our minds; and, in so doing, give us the tools to help others love God with their minds.

Nathan Glover is the Director of the Urban Impact Training Center in Pittsburgh. He loves to think and write about spiritual and philosophical topics. He studied history, theology and apologetics at Grove City College, Trinity School for Ministry and Oxford University. He has been deeply influenced by the Inklings and his inner-city upbringing. He is husband to a beautiful wife and father to four wonderful kids.

with Pastor Robby Grunwald

In the name of the Father, the Son, and … the Holy Spirit. We pray in the name of all three, but how often do we live with an awareness of only the first two? As Jesus ascended into heaven, He promised to send the Holy Spirit—the Helper—so that we could be true and living witnesses for Christ. Unfortunately, today’s church has admired the gift but neglected to open it. Author Francis contends that we’ve ignored the Spirit for far too long, and we are reaping the disastrous results. Thorough scriptural support and compelling narrative form Chan’s invitation to stop and remember the One we’ve forgotten, the Spirit of the living God. By Francis Chan.

with David Drab

A reliable study by Thaddeus J. Williams that does not lean to left or the right of the political spectrum, but enables us to calibrate our thinking with the truth of scripture on God’s justice. Since the first century, the church has faced challenges. Social Justice appears to be one of the most “epic and age-defining controversies” facing us in the 21st century”. In this study, we will learn and discuss God’s justice in the context of worship, community, salvation, and knowledge.

Dave and his wife Leah of 52 years are native Pittsburgher’s who returned to the city after nearly 40 years in the wilderness. They have three children and five grandchildren in three adjoining states. They have been members of Christ Church at Grove Farm since 2010. Over the years, Dave has served in church leadership, education, and outreach ministries to crime victims, criminal offenders, officers of the former Soviet Union, the elderly and hospice. Dave was a law enforcement professional––serving as a police officer and FBI Special Agent spending most of his career battling the American Mafia – La Cosa Nostra. With retirement, Dave’s interest and focus shifted from criminal justice to biblical justice––out of an awareness that some social justice movements of our day have crossed the line. As followers of Christ, we must be better equipped to discern the difference between what is true justice and what is not.

with Cindy Scott

Come learn how to foster a deeper intimacy with God and expand your understanding of prayer. There is incredible power and impact when believers pray. You will learn why we should pray and how God responds to our prayers. As well as opportunities to put into practice what you learn by praying together with others.

Cindy currently works part-time as a Ministry Coordinator for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and leads the Prayer Council at Christ Church at Grove Farm. Cindy is also a member of the National Prayer Committee. Her past ministry involvement includes leading various Ministry Initiatives in Pittsburgh including Co-Chair – God’s Presence in Your Work Life Conference, Chair – Pittsburgh Solemn Assembly Committee, Chair- Executive Team for Festival of Hope with Franklin Graham, and was for several years a member of the Greater Pittsburgh Prayer Breakfast Planning Team. She resides in Sewickley, PA with her husband Grant.
with Lou and kristin divers

This study helps you overcome grandparenting obstacles, equips you with best practices to implement in passing on your faith, and provides a strategy for reaching the hearts of your grandchildren. Our desire is for you to be awakened to the role no one else in your family can fill. God designed you to be a spiritual influencer to multiple generations. We thank you for taking this God-given role seriously by embarking on this life-changing series with us.

Lou and Kristin Divers met at Grove City College and just celebrated their 40th anniversary. They have three grown children, all married, and eight grandchildren. Grandparenting has quickly become one of their greatest joys and challenges. They each had one set of grandparents who were especially important and impactful to their lives. Together Lou and Kris have been intentional about identifying the specific qualities and values these grandparents had and attempting to integrate these and more into their relationships with their own grandkids. They are past board members of Orchard Hill Church, Pittsburgh Kids Foundation, and the Harrison Center, a subsidiary of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis. Lou is a past board member of the Coalition for Christian Outreach. Kristin is a current board member of the Pastel Society of America. Together Lou and Kris have worked extensively with high school and college ministries, as well as multiple small groups focused on marriage.

menu

  • September 13 – T-Bones BBQ
  • September 20 – Patron’s Tacos
  • September 27 – Chick-fil-A Sandwiches
  • October 4 – Sub Sandwiches
  • October 11 – Italian Night

wednesday evenings FOR KIDS

For infants through age 2

For ages 3 through 3rd grade

For 4th and 5th grade

For middle school students