Growth Groups & Studies
Growth Groups help people grow in their knowledge of the Bible and live out their faith.
Fixed Studies (Please register in advance)
Parables: Jesus’ Stories To Live By
Parables were Jesus’ most frequent method of teaching. This online study will look at some of Jesus’ well-known stories, like the Good Samaritan, and some that are less familiar. By examining the central point within each parable and pulling practical application from Jesus’ teaching, each new week will challenge us to think more like Jesus.
Follow (Women’s Study)
Jesus doesn’t expect you to be perfect. He just wants you to follow Him. What does that look like? Why does it matter? Join us for this 9-week journey based on material by Andy Stanley as we take a closer look at what it means to be a follower of Jesus.
Better For It
We can’t always choose our circumstances, but we do have the ability to choose our responses. In this timely 3-week series based on material by Andy Stanley, we’ll learn how to make the best of every situation and to see our experiences as part of God’s bigger picture for our lives.
The Measure of Your Marriage: Measuring What Matters
In life, you measure the things that matter. But how do you take the pulse of your marriage without judging, feeling intimidated or playing the comparison game? In these 4 sessions, we’ll look at some practical steps and tools to help you pursue a marriage that is rooted in Christ.
Expectations in Marriage: Avoiding Discouragement, Disappointment & Defeat
Everyone carries expectations into marriage, whether spoken or unspoken. When those expectations go unmet, things can start to fall apart. In these 6 sessions, we’ll examine the dangers of unrealistic and unspoken expectations and find out how to get a solid grip on God’s love in your marriage.
How Not To Be Your Own Worst Enemy
We can talk ourselves into just about anything and we’re all capable of ending up where we don’t want to be. This 3-week series based on material by Andy Stanley looks at some proven practices to help us get out of our own way by avoiding destructive thoughts and behavior.
Open Groups (Join anytime)
Connection Groups meet year-round and are designed to help you connect with others in a similar life stage and to provide a community for Bible study and prayer support. Connection Groups are currently meeting online only. Contact our office for details about how you can get connected.
If you’re a 20- or 30-something (post-college, single or married), come hang out and build closer relationships with each other while digging deeper into the Bible. There is also a Connection Group designed for young adults. Contact BenW@concordchurch.com for details.
College Group is for college-aged adults (whether or not you’re taking classes). We meet in the summer to hang out, eat, and discover who God is and what that means for our lives. Contact BenW@concordchurch.com for details.
Our Student Groups are for those in 6th-12th grade. Adult leaders guide the discussion, exploring what the Bible has to say about real issues that students face. Groups are based on grade and gender. Student Groups are currently meeting online only. Contact BenW@concordchurch.com for details.
Support Groups lean into a specific life issue while offering support through difficult times or living in a way consistent with one’s values.
Fixed Groups (Please register in advance)
GriefShare: Loss of A Spouse
The death of a spouse brings a unique kind of pain. People who are widowed haven’t just lost a loved one—they’ve lost an entire lifestyle. This one-night session takes an honest look at dealing with loneliness, new household responsibilities, relating to others, developing a support network, and finding the strength to go on.
If you’ve lost a loved one, you’ve probably found there aren’t many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. GriefShare helps you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. The leadership team for GriefShare consists of people who have experienced significant losses in their lives and are examples of the healing and restoration that can occur as an outgrowth of deep grief.
GriefShare: Surviving The Holidays
The holiday season can be a challenge for anyone, but after a loss from the death of a loved one, separation, or divorce, it may seem overwhelming. This holiday program will help you discover how to deal with emotions, what to do about traditions, tips for surviving social events, and how to find hope for the future.
Open Groups (Join anytime)
Alcoholics Anonymous — Mondays, 7-8pm
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. No registration required.
Narcotics Anonymous — Wednesdays 11:30am-12:30pm
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts. NA offers recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle. NA’s approach makes no distinction between drugs including alcohol. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drug addiction. No registration required.