Grow With Us!
A critical part of our mission is to grow as disciples of Jesus. One of the greatest blessings of the spiritual journey are relationships formed in community. Therefore, we want to help you connect with a group that studies together and cares for one another. Our adult programming takes many forms, but ultimately they all have one thing in common. They are opportunities to grow with others who will walk alongside us, love us, and challenge us. You have a place here—and we want to help you find it. So, if you’re not sure which group is right for you, please contact any of the leaders or staff to help you get connected.
The Living Springs University
TLS is a comprehensive strategy that encompasses the teachings of Jesus for abundant living, addressing every area of your life, through nine annual core classes and life-building electives in an encouraging group format.
Whether you've attended church every Sunday since childhood or are exploring the idea of church for the first time, classes offered from DSPC's The Living Springs University are open to all. God promises that when we seek Him, His grace will overflow to us -- regardless of whether we're just stepping into the strea, swimming in the deep-end, or holding on through the rapids.
The Living Springs University provides annual classes on the following core topics of Jesus' teachings:
Sharing the Word
Fruits of the Spirit
Spring 2018 Adult Study and Class Descriptions
Connections Adult Sunday School, Sundays, 9:00AM and 5:00PM . Begins Feb 18. Using the Serendipity Study Bible, discuss the current sermon series and how it applies specifically to our lives.
Connections Adult Sunday School, Sundays, 10:30AM . Begins Feb 18. A parenting small group, using Ready to Launch by J.D. and Veronica Greear -- a study using the Bible to focus on the goals of parenting, stages of discipline, role of the church, and strategies to shape the heart toward the gospel.
Financial Peace University, Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30PM. Through Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, we will learn God's way of handling money. This course will walk you through the bsics of budgeting, dumping debt, and planning for the future.
Open Hearts Discussion Group. Tuesdays, 10:00am. Room 125. The group is studying The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz. Contact Mary Pat Braunstein for information.
Gentle Yoga. Taking a break until January. Watch for more details. Wednesdays | 9:30am | DSPC Sanctuary. Please join us as we practice 40 minutes of gentle yoga and qigong, followed by a 5-minute relaxation and meditation period. Our exercises focus on breathing and stretching -- no yoga experience needed! Contact Anne Jones for information.
Women's Bible Study. Wednesdays, 10:30am. Room 115. Jen Hatmaker's book, A Modern Girl's Guide to Bible Study: A Refreshing Unqiue Look at God's Word. Like a refreshing conversation between friends, it takes the academic nature of Bible study and blends it with humorous stories and thoughtful insights to help uncover the life-changing truths of God's Word. Contact Carolyn Joyner for information.
Wednesday Evening Study for Women. Beginning January 10, 2018. 6:45-8:00PM. Join Pastor Nancy Marroquin in taking a look at some of the Bible's best known "femme Fatales" and what we can learn from them. Contact Nancy for additional information. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday Men's Study Group. 6:15-8pm. Conference Room. Authentic Manhood. Contact Matt Zarbaugh for information.
Friday Men's Study Group. 7:30am. Room 123. The group is currently exploring and discussing The Good Book by Deron Spoo. All are invited. Contact Marvin Williams for information.
Core Course: Worship
Using N.T. Wright's, For All God's Worth: True Worship and the Calling of the Church, we will explore both the meaning and results of Christian worship. Wright encourages us to celebrate the greatness and beauty of God as the ground and reason for worship, and shows us how reflection on who God is will lead us to true, heartfelt worship (from "worth-ship") as we seek to give God all He's worth.
Core Course: Prayer
With Timothy Keller's Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God as our guide, we will discuss way to make prayer more personal and powerful, and learn how to establish a practice of prayer that works for each person.
Core Course: Sharing the Word
Close Encounters with God will give us an opportunity to hear stories of how God is present and at work in the lives of others and learn how to discover how God is present and at work in our lives as well.
Core Course: Fruit of the Spirit
The Me I Want to Be, Becoming God's Bester Version of You by John Ortberg will help us to discover spiritual vitality like never before as we learn to live in the flow of the Spirit.
Core Course: Fellowship
One Anothering is a study by Richard Meyer based on the "one anothers" in Scripture such as "love one another," "bear one another's burdens," "submit to one another," and "encourage one another." This study will guide us into living an authentic life together.
Core Course: Serving
In Life Together, Dietrich Bonhoeffer recounts his unique fellowship during the Nazi years in Germany and gives practical advice on how to live life together in Christ by serving one another.
Core Course: Beatitudes
In Experiencing the Abundant Life of Gratitude, Jim Marroquin brings the teachings of Jesus on the Sermon on the Mount into our everyday experience.
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To get connected in a study or for more information about The Living Springs, contact Jim Marroquin, Pastor of Spiritual Formation at JimM@dspres.org or by call 512-423-1123.