Welcome! I would like to invite you to come and experience an amazing time with great people! Our Living Springs small groups are a great opportunity to get to know some people and experience life-building transformation!
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 Ministry is 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 stream, swimming in the deep-end, or holding on through the rapids. Invite your friends. Come and get into the flow. For more information email Jim Marroquin at JimM@dspres.org or call 512-423-1123.
All God's love to you,
Jim Marroquin, Pastor of Spiritual Formation
Coming April 5 | Close Encounters with God
Real stories from real people about their personal encounter with God. Warm your heart and boost your faith through hearing someone's 20 minute life story with discussion and sharing afterwards. Contact Mary Pat Braunstein at email@example.com for more information. Childcare is available upon request.
April 5 | Dee Bynum
April 12 | Lisa Holleran
April 19 | Jason Massey
April 26 | Meagan Tubbs
Spring 2018 Adult Study and Class Descriptions
Sundays, 9:00AM and 5:30PM. Beginning Feb 18. Connections Adult Sunday School. Using the Serendipity Study Bible, we will discuss the current sermon series called Truth and Dare: The Truths of Jesus that Dare us to Live Differently, and how it applies specifically to our lives.
Sundays, 10:30AM. Beginning Feb 18. Connections Adult Sunday School. A parenting small group, using Ready to Launch: Words for Parents from Psalms -- 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.
Mondays, 7:00PM. HOPE Group. Do you struggle with depression from time to time? You're not alone! We are currently exploring Hope Prevails by Dr. Michelle Bengtson, the story of her personal struggle with depression. All are welcome; just show up anytime! Contact Marsha Young at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-738-5109 for more information.
Tuesdays, 10:00AM. Open Hearts Discussion Group. This women's group is studying One: Finding Unity in a Divided World, by Deidra Riggs. Contact Mary Pat Braunstein for information.
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00PM. Al-Anon, Al-Anon is a confidential mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. For more information or questions, please contact Mary Ellen King at email@example.com or 512-914-6412.
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00PM. Celebrate Recovery, Christ-centered recovery group open to all of have a hurt, habit, or hang-up.
Wednesdays, 9:30AM. Gentle Yoga. 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.
Wednesdays, 10:30AM. Women's Bible Study. The group is studying James: Mercy Triumphs. All are invited to join. Contact Carolyn Joyner for information.
Wednesdays, 6:00PM. Celebrate Life. Help for those dealing with severe illness and their caregivers.
Wednesdays, 6:15-8:00PM. Men's Study Group. Studying The Desire of Ages. Contact Matt Zarbaugh for information.
Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00PM. Evening Study for Women. This group will be taking a break until after Easter. Watch for more information of the new study beginning in April. Contact Nancy for additional information. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesdays, 7:00PM. Beginning May 2, explore John Ortberg's The Me I Want to Be at Jim and Nancy Marroquin's home, and discover spiritual vitality like never before as you learn to "live in the flow of the spirit." Contact Jim Marroquin at email@example.com or 512-423-1223 for more information.
Thursdays, 9:30-1:30PM. Harmony Place. Respite care for Alzheimer's and other dementias.
Fridays, 7:30AM. Men's Study Group. The group is currently exploring and discussing the Gospels. 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.