“Being in a group at Heritage is like comfortable chairs by the hearth with a glowing fire, a Bible in your lap, and sharing your life with a dear friend.”
“True fellowship! . . . Excellent Bible teaching! . . . Apply Scripture to life! . . . Do stuff together!”
The opportunity to grow in Christ and grow together is one of the great distinctives of being a part of Adult Bible Fellowship (ABF), Wednesday Groups, Home Groups or Small Group Bible Studies. These groups are where adults in every stage of life garner friendship and fellowship with each other. It is a time of both learning the Word and learning how to do Bible Study. Together in small groups, we seek to “Develop People Who Delight in God and Declare His Glory.”
An opportunity during the month of August:
Sharpening Your Ax, a Workshop for Biblical Teachers ~ Our most effective biblical teachers have taught us that we need to constantly be honing our skills—seeking excellence. Whether you are an “old-timer” or a “rookie” or a “hope-to-be-one-day,” take time to “sharpen the ax” at this Wednesday evening workshop during the month of August. The prerequisite is to read the book, Saving Eutychus; RSVP (mary@delightinGod.org or rockin@delightinGod.org) for the workshop by July 12 and get the book at half price. This class is led by Pastors Jimmy Jackson and Rocky Hails.
Adult Bible Fellowship (ABF)
ABF meets from 9:00 to 10:10 a.m. on Sundays and precedes our 10:30 a.m. worship service.
Abundant Family Living (Jon Sikes) Room 412
A group discussion of biblical truths covering books of the Bible or topics of interest. We are currently working through the biblical basis for the Five Solas of the protestant reformation (based on Scripture alone we are saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone for God’s glory alone) and the doctrines of the Apostle’s Creed.
Hope from the Scriptures (Rocky Hails & David Carrico) Room 407 – Genesis
The Book of Genesis begins with the birth of all creation and finishes with the laying to rest of Joseph. What is in between is the wonderful revealing of the God of all creation and relationship, a God both awesome and attentive. Join in the exploration of Who He is and how we should respond to His initiating love. Get connected with folks who are “well-pleased to impart to you not only the Gospel of God, but their very lives also.”
Next Steps (Ike & Peggy Burress, Jermal & Ceretta Bridges, Marty & Jan Brown) Room 401
Primarily for 40-somethings with children in the Bridge (pre-teen). The Apostle Paul exhorted Christians that as they had been walking so as to please God, to “excel still more.” That thought will guide us as we search the Scriptures to continue the next steps in our walk with God personally, with our families, and in our work and church.
The Potter’s Clay (Todd Jackson & Asir “Jeba” Jebaraj) The House, Room 201
How does the Old Testament point us to the Gospel? How does the New Testament not only fulfill the Old Testament, but is magnificent because of it? How is the Old Testament applicable to us in the light of the New Testament? Join us in the study of Hosea and see the timeless truths about God and man, and sin and salvation. Hosea, almost a thousand years before Christ’s incarnation, saw the Gospel–salvation by grace and faith alone through the eyes of faith. It is a fitting study after our journey through the book of Hebrews. We welcome you to join us as we study the truth that is given to us in the Bible, the Word of God.
Salt and Light (Dennis McGee & Chip McWilliams) Room 416
We have group discussion as we study God’s Word verse-by-verse (currently in the Book of Acts) and build closer friendships through fellowships, dinner groups and service projects.
The Senior Adult Class (Howard Geis & Don Duncan) Room 106
Our class is currently studying the Book of 1 John.We thank God for walking with us through this life and remember God’s faithfulness to us in the past. The joy He brings us today by studying the truth of His Word along with His ever-abiding presence truly gives us hope for the days ahead. Join us for in-depth Bible study, application and fellowship.
The Global Class (Mike & Leann McGee) Room 410
A unique class for those seeking the truth of God’s Word and those who are believers in Jesus Christ desiring to dig deeper into the Bible. The class is made up of people from around the world,including some from other religions and Americans who enjoy bringing their international friends. This is a safe and friendly environment for all ages.
College/Career (Pierson Whittington & Jeremy Wright) Café
This group of young adults living real life together seeks to study the Bible for the purpose of knowing more of who Jesus is and searching for the biblical response to everyday life. We meet with the Student Ministry on Sunday mornings at 9:15 in the Chapel to worship in song and then break off to dig into God’s Word. We also meet on Thursday nights at 6:30 at the Whittington’s home (600 Park Place, Edmond).
Journey (Kevin & Amy Brown and Jeff & Molly Plangman)
Journey with us as we walk through life together applying the truths of God’s Word to the daily challenges we face. We are currently doing the series Story Thru the Bible. For centuries, people have passed on their heritage and history through storytelling. In Story Thru the Bible, you will learn an easy hands-on approach to oral teaching that engages the listener while sharing a biblical worldview.
The Launch Class (Greg & Tracy Rader and Rich & Kathy Smith) Room 415
We’re studying how to build a solid foundation for life based on the truth of God’s Word. Whether you are “launching” alone or as a nearly/newly married couple, join us as together we seek to strengthen our faith, our love, our hope and the spiritual disciplines that will be needed for a lifetime of walking with Christ. We also meet at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of every month at the Rader Ranch (10300 NW 122nd) for dinner and relationship-oriented studies and discussions.
H.I.S. Women (Kim Rothaus) Room 103
So much of our confusion and pain results because we don’t truly know God—who He really is and how He works in our lives. But we can know God more fully and gain power to stand strong! We invite you to join us as we gain knowledge of the Lord by studying His names—Creator, Healer, Protector, Provider, and many others—to find strength for times of trial, comfort for pain, and provision for our soul’s deepest needs. Our walk with God will be transformed!
Women of The Word (Carol Cutler, Rike Carleton, Judy Johnson & Peggy Wynn) Rooms 107
We are women of all ages and from all walks of life, who are wanting to mentor or be mentored as we grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Women of the Word ladies class will be studying “Standing Firm in the Faith” beginning June Through December 2017! Please join us for biblical instruction, teaching and counsel from God’s Word and personal testimonies from our ladies!
Bob Peck’s Difference Makers (Dick Bertram & Clyde Ross) Room 104
Our class is currently enjoying a study called Grace Awakening by Chuck Swindoll. It focuses on how God’s Grace should affect every corner of our thinking. Come join us!
Wednesday Groups, 6:30 p.m.
4 MEN (Rocky Hails, Eric Schrock, Dennis McGee & Greg Rader) Room 401; meets through June 21
4MEN is a discipleship group for men of all ages. Men, young in their faith or mature disciples of Jesus Christ will benefit from this class as iron sharpens iron. We are discussing How to Help Someone Through Turbulence–Preparing for Trouble, Hit with the Unexpected, Checking Your Heading, Surviving the Crash, and Safe Arrival. Prayer requests are held in confidence.
During the summer months our Wednesday groups take a break to give our volunteer teachers a much-needed time of renewal from the regular schedule. The following is a sampling of classes from the 2016-2017 schedule on Wednesday evenings. There were classes on adoption, parenting, and also specific Bible studies held on other days as well. Most classes will begin again in September and will be announced this summer.
Share & Prayer (Marty Brown) Room 415; begins this fall
Join us for an informal, meaningful hour of sharing, fellowshipping and praying as the early church did in Acts 2. The Apostle Paul told the church at Corinth to assemble together in smaller informal groups (normally in someone’s house) for the purpose of mutual edification. When they assembled, “each one” would have something to share from God’s Word rather than focus only upon one person’s teaching. A small group of adults experience this “house church” model as they open the Word of God to share what He is saying. Those who attend have found it a rich source of encouragement from the Scriptures spoken through one another and the blessing of praying for (and being prayed for by) one another.
Discovering the Author’s Intent (Derrick Pemberton & Jeremy Wright) Room 405; begins this fall
What!? That’s not what I meant! Has that ever been your cry after someone misinterpreted what you had said or written? How often have Paul and John also “rolled over in their graves” when we have done the same thing with what they have written? It can happen easily. Just take a sentence out of a paragraph, letter, or Gospel. Simply use their statement without sufficient knowledge of them or their audience. There are a number of ways to ensure that we will miss what they actually meant to say. Yet, discerning what they /intended/ to say is vitally important for our lives, for that is where God’s message awaits us. Join us as we learn to discover this intended message. Join us as we give new life to our Bible reading, discipleship, teaching, counseling, and beyond!
Women’s Bible Study—Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. in Room 420; begins this fall
Topic will be announced this summer.
Small Group Bible Study
Thursday Men’s Prayer Group in Yukon (Jim Jackson)
Every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. men gather for lunch, fellowship and encouragement at the Interurban in Yukon (11316 W. Reno). Conact Pastor Jim: jim@delightinGod.org.
The Way of the Master Training Course (Jeremy Howell) Fridays (every other); this fall
Based on the award-winning TV series “The Way of the Master,” the Basic Training Course is specially formatted to train believers in a group setting to simply and confidently share the gospel with family, friends, and strangers.
- Cultivating Compassion for the Lost
- Discovering Hell’s Best Kept Secret
- Learning to Overcome Fear
- Practicing What You Preach
- Crafting the Message
- Answering the Top Ten Questions
- Exposing the Myth of the Modern Message
- Spreading Your Wings
These lessons will teach you to overcome your fears by using a proven, powerfully effective way to make the gospel make sense. You won’t be at a loss for words. You don’t need to be an expert in apologetics. Instead, you’ll learn the forgotten biblical principle of bypassing the intellect (the place of argument) and speaking directly to the conscience (the place of the knowledge of right and wrong) — the way Jesus did.
Weekly homework assignments will gradually coax you, step-by-step, out of your comfort zone to reach your loved ones for Christ. You will be inspired and motivated as you learn, watch, and then do.
This class meets every other Friday. Each class will be led by Jeremy Howell and last about 1 hour. After the 4th session we will head to Brick town after class to hand out tracks and share the Gospel. Please RSVP or ask Jeremy any questions at: email@example.com
Home Groups meet on various days.
Jesus’ mission is to make disciples; His method of making disciples was spending time with a few to build a lasting relationship with them. They came to know Him as their Lord and learned to follow Him in every area of their lives. The early church patterned themselves after Jesus’ method and met in their homes for the very same reason. At Heritage, this is our aim at what a Home Group is to become—to implement Jesus’ method of building relationships so others can come to know Jesus as their Lord and then grow together in following Him in His mission to make disciples of all nations.
For information or questions about specific groups, please contact Pastor Jim Jackson, jim@delightinGod.org.
For more info on the Student Ministry contact Chad Kositzky at 720-1449 or kicker@delightinGod.org
Sunday, 9:00-10:15 a.m.
After hanging out in the Café, we gather in the Youth Room/Cafe for a time of worship, interactive teaching and table discussions. It’s a great opportunity to examine our beliefs in light of what Scripture says.
Wednesdays, 6:15-8:00 p.m.
During the school year 7th-12th grade students gather in the Youth Room/Cafe for a time of worship, teaching, small group discussion and connecting with one another. We typically walk through a book of the Bible chapter-by-chapter and discuss the relevancy of the Word in our daily lives. After small groups everyone is encouraged to stay around for pizza and fellowship. Summer brings a somewhat different schedule with mission trips and occasional off campus meeting.
Pre-School & Elementary
For more information about the Children’s Ministry contact Shawn McGill at 720-1449 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, 9:00-10:15 a.m.
Bible classes for Birth through 6th Grades are located in the Children’s Wing; stop by the Children’s Resource Center for information.
Childcare during the 10:30 a.m. worship service is available for birth through preschool.
Wednesdays, 6:15-8:00 p.m.
During the school year AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed)—a Bible club for children 3 years to 4th grade. The 5th-6th grade students participate in “The Bridge,”a class that helps prepare them for teen years in the student ministry.