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During the school year we offer classes, support groups and Bible studies on Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in order to give you an opportunity to learn and apply the truths of the Bible. Whether it’s a Bible study of a particular passage or book, a class about spiritual disciplines or a group that helps people find freedom from pain and suffering, there is always a chance for you to connect and grow with us.

January 5 | Class signups begin
January 14
 | Mom’s Connection begins
January 15 | Wednesday Adult Bible studies and classes begin
January 19 | Sunday morning Bible studies and classes begin

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22-29 Bible Study

This group meets year-round and is open to both singles and married couples. You may join this group at any time.

  • Led by Miles Robinson, Paige Melaven and Lindsay Haddan
  • Tuesday at 7:00pm
  • Meets in Student Ministry Center North
  • Book Cost: None

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Boundaries

Christians often focus so much on being loving and unselfish that they forget their own limits and limitations. Do you have trouble saying no? Can you set limits and still be a loving person? Are you in control of your life? Do people take advantage of you? Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend offer biblically based answers to these tough questions as they show us how to set healthy boundaries with our parents, our spouses, our children, our friends and even ourselves.

  • Led by Vickie Duvall
  • Wednesday Night at 6:30pm
  • Class Length: 10 weeks
  • Book Cost: $10

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Divorce Care

Divorce Care is for those experiencing separation or divorce. You’ll meet others who understand what you are feeling and who can offer encouragement. You may come into the group at any time.

  • Led by Randy Cornell & Gina Funderburgh
  • Sunday Morning at 9:15am
  • Class Length: 13 weeks
  • Book Cost: None

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Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

It is nearly impossible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature and without a relationship with Jesus, little change is possible. Through this study we will address the void between our emotional health and spiritual maturity while we see what an authentic faith and profound love for God looks like in our daily lives. 

  • Led by Robert Stevens
  • Wednesday Night at 6:30pm
  • Class Length: 8 weeks
  • Book Cost: $20 per set

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Financial Peace University

Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University” is a life-changing program that empowers and teaches you how to make the right money decisions to achieve your financial goals and experience a total money makeover. You will receive practical advice on creating a budget for your family, investing, retirement, and saving.

  • Led by Marshal & Sarah Graham
  • Wednesday Night at 6:30pm
  • Class Length: 9 weeks
  • Materials Cost: $90

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Gospel Parenting For Foster & Adoptive Families

Christian families, inspired by the gospel of Jesus Christ, are often at the forefront of adoption and foster care. But for many of these parents there can also be unique, complex challenges. This is a timely resource that will help you connect God’s love to your parenting, equipping you with a Biblical framework and practical skills for parenting children who have trauma, hurt and rejection in their past and other post-placement challenges.

  • Led by Aaron and Emily Hymer
  • Wednesday Night at 6:30pm
  • Class Length: 12 weeks
  • Book Cost: $10

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Grace Based Discipline

Parenting is hard. Yes, we love our kids, but they know how to misbehave and push all our buttons. We want to raise them to love and obey God, but we can’t even get them to obey us! Here’s the good news: we can learn to respond to our kids with love, form boundaries and grace-based discipline, even when their behavior lights our fuse. During this study, you will learn how to: stay calm, even when your staring down the barrel of a loaded toddler, set boundaries for your elementary school aged child, or lead your teen in healthy self-esteem and peer responses. You will discover how to set rules based on God’s priorities and how to apply consequences that really work. A podcast of this class will be available.

  • Led by Peter Buckland & Adam Scutti
  • Sunday Morning at 9:15am
  • Class Length: 13 weeks
  • Book Cost:$10

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Grief Share

Grief Share is a small support group of people who are experiencing the death of a spouse, child, family member, or a good friend. Grieving the loss of a loved one can be a very hard and confusing time. This support group is designed to help you sort through your emotions as you go through the grieving process.

  • Led by Cindy Cutler & Jeff Stevenson
  • Wednesday Night at 6:30pm
  • Class Length: 12 weeks
  • Book Cost: $15

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Healing Hearts For Women

Healing Hearts is a confidential group experience that looks at women’s wounds originating from childhood that has affected past and present relationships. They may be issues of emotional abuse, which includes neglect or abandonment, and physical or sexual abuse. The group is designed to start you on the journey of recovery, forgiveness, redemption, healing and wholeness. Healing Hearts meets Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm. There is limited availability, so call Cindy at Haven Counseling, 417-673-0090 for exact dates and to be placed on a list.

  • Led by Lindy Roberts
  • Tuesday at 7:00pm
  • Group Length: 12 weeks, begins January 14
  • Book Cost: $20

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Life Of Paul

This class will look at the life and letters of Paul by examining Paul’s legacy in his own written words. The class will be divided into three sessions that will act as individual pictures in a collage of Paul’s life. We will look at Paul the Man, Paul the Minister and Paul the Author. A podcast of this class will be available.

  • Taught by Mike Smith
  • Sunday Morning at 9:15am
  • Class Length: 13 weeks
  • Book Cost: None

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Mom’s Connection

Our relationship with Jesus impacts our home life. This year in Mom’s Connection, we will look at four different themes: intentional motherhood, genuine community, refreshing rest and embracing chaos. Through building relationships with other moms and grace-filled scriptures, we will move past just surviving motherhood and into the abundant life God has for us and our families.

Mom’s Connection is a place for moms to connect through Jesus.

  • Led by Kathy Whelan, Erin Taylor & Sarah Jordan
  • Tuesday at 9:00am, begins January 14
  • Book Cost: $12

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One Another Ministry – Part 2 (sunday)

God has called each of one of us to ministry as it says in Romans 12:10, “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” Through this study, you will learn how to become an effective tool that He can use to influence change in the lives of those you come in contact with, not only on a daily basis but also during difficult times in their lives. This is part two of the One Another Ministry training. Participation in Part 1: Rooted in Christ is a prerequisite for this class.

  • Led by Jim Wickenkamp
  • Sunday Morning at 9:15am
  • Class Length: 13 weeks
  • Book Cost: Study Guide: $10; Optional Book: $10

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One Another Ministry – Part 2 (wednesday)

God has called each of one of us to ministry as it says in Romans 12:10, “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” Through this study, you will learn how to become an effective tool that He can use to influence change in the lives of those you come in contact with, not only on a daily basis but also during difficult times in their lives. This is part two of the One Another Ministry training. Participation in Part 1: Rooted in Christ is a prerequisite for this class.

  • Led by Kathi Smith
  • Wednesday Night at 6:30pm
  • Class Length: 13 weeks
  • Book Cost: Study Guide: $10; Optional Book: $10

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Redemption Recovery Group

This is open to those dealing with drug and alcohol addiction, anger management, food addictions, sexual addictions, and relationship addictions. Friends and family of the recovery person are welcome to attend. The Recovery Program is built on the Bible and the 12 Steps of AA. They meet on Tuesday evenings, year round, at 6:30pm.

For more information contact Cindy at Haven Counseling 417-673-0090.

  • Led by Dennis Hounshell and Lay Leaders
  • Tuesday at 6:30pm, year round
  • Book Cost: None

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Single And Parenting

As a single parent, you’re probably tired, overwhelmed and feeling unappreciated. Join other single parents that come from a variety of circumstances including divorce, separation, widowed or never married to find practical help and encouragement as you see how to successfully guide your children to adulthood.

  • Led by Rayni Teeter
  • Sunday Morning at 10:45am
  • Class Length: 13 weeks
  • Book Cost: $15

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Spiritual Pathways: Walking In The Means Of Grace

This class will focus on who Jesus is and how to experience Him in your daily life through an exploration of the church’s faith values of Know, Follow, Grow, and Go. These values flow from our mission to prepare God’s people for completeness in Jesus. As a class, we will talk about knowing Jesus personally, following Him as our Lord, growing in our experience with Him, and living out our faith each day so others can see His presence and power in our lives.  

  • Taught by Scott Ensminger & Peter Buckland
  • Wednesday Night at 6:30pm
  • Class Length: 7 weeks
  • Book Cost: None

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The Covenants, Christ And You

This Bible study will take you deeper into Scripture and bring you heart to heart with your Creator. We live in a world that shouts distorted messages and lies about identity, meanwhile, God lovingly reveals the truth behind identity in the gentle whispers of His Word. God placed at the very heart of covenant, an undeniable revelation of identity. He reveals Himself, and then He reveals you. This class is for those desiring to develop their personal Bible study time into new depths of maturity and grow as disciple-making disciples. It will require weekly homework.

  • Led by Ryan Churchill
  • Sunday Morning at 9:15am
  • Class Length: 12 weeks
  • Book Cost: $10

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The Prison Letters Of Paul

While in prison facing possible death, Paul composed four letters – Colossians, Ephesians, Philippians and Philemon. Under these circumstances, the passion and energy of these letters remains undimmed. They reveal Paul’s longing to see young churches grow in faith and understanding while being rooted in Jesus himself. Starting in January, our church’s sermon series will be from the book of Colossians. This class will dive into the three other prison letters. A podcast of this class will be available.

  • Taught by Elijah Dally & Jim Dalrymple
  • Wednesday Night at 6:30pm
  • Class Length: 13 weeks
  • Book Cost: None

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The Smart Stepfamily

When stepfamily life gets tough, remaining dedicated to your commitment is a day-to-day decision. In this study, you’ll get seven fundamental steps to blended family success along with practical, realistic solutions to the issues you face as a stepfamily. You will discover useable solutions for everyday living, practical tips for raising stepkids, and ways to strengthen the couple’s marriage. 

This study combines instruction and encouragement that affirms both husbands and wives and their intent to build strong families. Whether married or soon-to-be married, you’ll discover how to communicate effectively and solve the everyday puzzles of stepchildren relationships.

  • Led by Erik and Kelly Flick
  • Sunday Morning at 9:15am
  • Class Length: 8 weeks
  • Book Cost: $15

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To Live Is Christ – Women’s Bible Study

In this study, Beth Moore dives into the heart and life of Paul the apostle. More than any other person, Paul provides an example of sold-out servanthood. He served faithfully and loved heartily. He understood what it means to die daily, crucified with Christ. As a result, Paul shows us how to live fully as a bond slave to Christ. This study will encourage you as you gain a new appreciation of servanthood and to follow Paul’s example just as he followed the example of Christ. 

  • Facilitated by Kim Ensminger, Lori Brock and Christa Kimzey
  • Wednesday Night at 6:30pm
  • Class Length: 13 weeks
  • Book Cost: Set: $15

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What Did You Expect?: Redeeming The Realities Of Marriage

Marriage, according to Scripture, will always involve two flawed people living with each other in a fallen world but many people enter marriage with far different expectations. These unrealistic expectations often leave you unprepared to handle the realities of day-to-day life. This study looks at six different commitments that give shape and momentum to develop a lifestyle of a thriving, grace-based marriage in all circumstances and seasons of your relationship.

  • Led by Paul & Marilyn Smith
  • Sunday Morning at 9:15am
  • Class Length: 9 weeks
  • Book Cost: $12

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Classes Podcast

We record a few of our Wednesday night and Sunday morning classes. Visit our Podcasts page to listen classes we’ve recorded.