STARTS Back January 18th!

LIFT stands for Living In Faith Together. It is a time for us to gather together as a faith community and fellowship and study with each other. Our hope is that this will be the “Peak of your week!” That through this time together, we will all grow in our faith and in our relation ships with each other.  Each Wednesday will start out with dinner at 5:30 pm. Dinner will be $3 a person or no more than $15 a family.

After dinner we will break out into our various studies or ministries and grow in our faith together. We will have classes for Children, Tweens, and Youth. Whether it is a marriage study or choir, we will all have the opportunity to encourage each other on our faith journey. There will also be nursery provided for children 2 and under. Everyone is welcome! For more information, please contact Rev. Raegan Seaton at the church office or at raegans@stmarksbbaytown.com.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS UP!! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Spring 2017 Studies

Disciple FastTrack: New Testament

Fast Track is an adaptation of the original best-selling Disciple Bible Study: Becoming Disciples. It is ideal for busy people who want a comprehensive look at the whole Bible. This session will focus on the New Testament.

12 week class taught by Peter Miller

Chase

We’re all chasing after something that we think will make us happy—comfort, success, a bigger house, or someone’s approval. But if we are all honest, it feels like trying to catch the wind.

God has carved out a space in each of us that only He can fill. God is invisible, and yet He is the only thing we can chase that won’t leave us feeling more empty. Chase, a seven-session, video-based study by Jennie Allen, looks at David’s life as it weaves throughout the pages of Scripture to reveal that he was a man who spent his life chasing after God. Chase explores the events that defined David’s life and the Psalms that flowed out of those experiences. Through David’s example we’ll discover what God really wants from us. Whether you are running from God or working your tail off to please Him, David’s journey will challenge your view of God.

8 week class taught by Dani Lamb

Epic of Eden: Isaiah

Often named “the fifth gospel,” the book of the prophet Isaiah has more to say about Israel’s coming Messiah than any other Old Testament book. Brilliant, courageous, uncompromising, this prophet declared that “the year of the LORD” had come and God’s people needed to either step up, or stand down. Indeed, when Isaiah spoke, kings trembled.

But too often, when Isaiah speaks today, God’s people have trouble hearing. Why? We often miss the larger context. In The Epic of Eden: Isaiah, Dr. Sandra Richter takes participants back to the eighth century BCE. This eight-week study explains Israel’s religion and economy, explores the definition and role of the prophets, and helps us to apply the message of this great champion of the faith to our lives today.

12 week class taught by Rev. Raegan Seaton

The Absolute Basics of Christian Faith

Like a tattoo, the fundamental truths of the faith are supposed to be permanently etched into us. However, a lifetime of learning, loving, and living the scriptures requires that at some point, we really begin to understand where they come from and what they mean.

The Absolute Basics of the Christian Faith is a visual introduction to the core beliefs of the Christian faith. While it assumes no background knowledge of the scriptures or church teachings, this eight-week study is stocked with rich explanation and engaging videos that bring catechesis to life for people of all ages, backgrounds, and stops along their spiritual journey. Like all books, it is possible to read this one alone, but it is designed specifically to be studied in community—to lead small and large groups through the big ideas of the faith. The memory verses, catechism, text, and videos in each lesson work together seamlessly to provide a clear, compelling introduction to Christian belief.

In working through this study, you’ll be binding the truth about God on your head, hands, and house through scripture memorization and by learning the answers to important questions about God. Obeying Jesus takes a lifetime of learning. As you enter this study, let God’s grace shape and change you. This is what it means to be a disciple.

9 week class taught by Seanne Conaway

Deep Blue for KIDS!

Deep Blue is the new awe-inspiring resource for children which includes adventure, exciting stories, science experiments, arts and crafts, animated video storytelling, and active games-all combined into a living–faith experience that will help children discover what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ today!

12 week class taught by Yuri Gonzales

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