Women's Bible Study Groups
Women's Bible Study Groups
Joy Goe Group (Wednesday nights - 6:30pm)
We will be starting Beth Moore's Breaking Free 10 week video series done over 20 weeks (watch video one week, discuss the next week). We will be breaking from Thanksgiving - New Year. Class starts September 17th, 6:30pm - Room # 302 (Books are available September 10th, $16 ea. pay at pick up.)
Sign up this month at the Welcome Center or Contact: Joy Goe at (260) 573-9179 or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jen Fike Group (Saturday mornings - 8:00am)
Michelle Fahl Group (Tuesday mornings - 9:00am)
Current Study: Beth Moore Study Email: email@example.com
Stacy Hoeppner Group (September 11 Start Date - 9:00am)
Current Study: Beth Moore study "Godly People do Ungodly Things"
Small Prayer Group (Wednesday nights 7:00 - 9:00pm), (Starting June 4th -September 3rd)
We will be forming a Wednesday night women’s small prayer group from 7:00 - 9:00pm that will meet at the church. This group will start Wednesday, June 4th and go through September 3rd. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact group leader Brenda Schinnerer at (260) 627-6364 or sign up at the Welcome Center.
Starting Point Class
Starting Point Adult Class
This adult class is a comfortable, short term way to experience small group life and help you move forward in your relationship with Jesus Christ. Develop friendships and explore the dynamics of community, your faith, and your next steps at County Line. This is a great class for adults who started their faith journey and were just baptized. Sign up for this adult class by filling out this form below:
For more information contact Congregational Care Pastor Steve Schlatter at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday mornings at 9:30am
There are 6 Parenting Milestones Classes offered once a year.
Fall: “Raising Children of Faith”
(Parents of Kindergarten—4th Graders)
Join us for this hybrid course with class meetings as well as web-based lessons and an online class forum. We will be using Right Now Media to study “VISIONARY PARENTING” with Rob Rienow. Join us for discussion in person or online as we review County Line’s philosophy of children’s faith development: "What happens at home is more important that what happens at church." We will discuss practical ways to live this out. The goal of Milestone #2 is for parents to lead their children to Christ and prepare them for communion and baptism. Class will meet for 6 Sundays at 9:30 November 2nd through Dec. 7th.You may watch any missed classes on your own time and join in the discussion from home. Leader: Mary Ellen Rayle, Kids Ministries Pastor
Fall: “Preparing for Adolescence” (Parents of 5th and 6th graders)
Fourth and Fifth graders are in a dramatic transition out of childhood. Their bodies are changing and they are testing old boundaries and trying out their wings. They are able to explore their faith on a much more abstract, conceptual level. Join us as we examine the nuts and bolts of parenting the transition from childhood to adolescence. Leader: Nick Holliday, Jr. High Pastor
Fall: “Rite of Passage’’ (Parents of 9th and 10th Graders) Ninth and Tenth Grade is a vital time in the relationship between a parent and their teenager. Students desire more independence and are spending more time with friends and extra-curricular activities. They are looking to get that driver’s license, and maybe get their first job. Spiritually, they are asking tough questions about their faith. How can parents walk with their teen through these changing years? Come and join other parents as we encourage each other and seek God’s wisdom. Leader: Dane Kruse, High School Pastor
Spring: “Commitment of Parenthood" (Parents of Newborns - 4 yr-olds)
This is the first step of our county line parenting milestones. The class will cover topics such as developmental stages of infants and toddlers, establishing routines and managing life at home. We will discuss the different roles of mothers and fathers and introduce practices that encourage faith development from a child's earliest days. One session includes a guest panel of country line parents and another session will be a split dad's group and mom's group. Leader: Mary Ellen Rayle
Spring: “Sexual Purity & Healthy Relationships" (Parents of 7th - 8th graders)
Our society has tainted God's view of sexuality, and many students have bought into it. Sexual temptation and distorted views of morality surround us at every turn. For Jr. High students especially, the pressure to accept the world's standard is huge. If you have a student in the 6th-8th grade, you will want to participate in this class to receive guidance from some youth experts and encouragement from other parents. Learn tools of how to talk to your student about this sensitive, yet very important issue. Leader: Nick Holliday
Spring: “Life After High School" (Parents of 11th and 12th graders)
If you have a student who is a junior or senior, I am sure the discussion of college and life after high school has begun. Before you know it, your student will be graduating and taking a big step into a new path of life. they will be entering the workforce or pursuing further education. Some will be going away while others stay near home. Whatever the case, the reality is their life is going to change drastically. Are they ready to face this new phase in their journey of life? How can I prepare them n these last couple of years? Will their relationship with Jesus stand up to the pressures of life? How will my parenting change? We will be looking at these questions and many others during these weeks together. Come to be encouraged and to find insights from one another and youth workers experts. Leader: Dane kruse
Fast & Pray Monday
FAST AND PRAY MONDAY
FAST AND PRAY MONDAY - December 1, 2014
TOPIC: The Christmas Season
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE FOLLOWING...
- For those in need during the month of December.
- For those battling depression and/or anxiety during the Christmas season.
- For those with family conflicts
- That the County Line "Joy to the World" offering will have a great impact on human trafficking.
- That God would use the December 21st worship services to change and impact lives.
“I humbled my soul with fasting.” Psalm 35:13 What is Christian fasting? The Bible speaks of fasting as abstaining from food for a time in order to grow spiritually, glorify God, enhance our spirit, receive healing, and grow our prayer life. Fasting is not a way to get God to do what we want; fasting changes us, not God. It is more about denying our natural appetites and raising our spiritual appetites. Fasting should also be confidential and not something you tell others you are doing (see Matthew 6:16-18).
TYPES OF FASTING Fasting can take many forms. For instance, you could fast from things that are a sacrifice for you like internet surfing, computer games, shopping, media, TV, radio, music, Twitter, texting, etc. Be creative, design your own type of fast. Ask God what kind of fast he would have you do. Fasting from food is not to be taken lightly. If you are new to fasting food please consult your doctor.
FOOD FASTING OPTIONS You may fast from all or selected meals in a day or from "between meal" snacks or after meal deserts. You may also fast from particular foods or drinks like meat, dairy, coffee, tea, alcohol, pop, chocolate, etc.. You may decide to fast from solids and only take in liquids such as juices, soups, smoothies. A 'Daniel' fast - as found in the book of Daniel 10:3 - where he "ate no choice food, no meat or wine touched my lips." Fast from delicacies, stick to fresh fruit and vegetables. The 5 Food Fast - (just eating nuts, fruit, vegetables, yogurt, red meat).
FASTING TIPS Plan your fast. Pray and ask God for protection, strength, and wisdom during your fast. Look ahead because you may have to rearrange your schedule or change your grocery list. Start small. As with anything, fasting requires practice to become better at it. Set yourself a challenging, but realistic goal. Begin and end well. When fasting from food, the meals before and after the fasting period should be smaller and lighter than usual. End your fast gradually. Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration.
REDEEM THE TIME Where possible, the time that is not spent on eating (or whatever else you choose to fast from) is spent on your relationship with God, prayer, reading the Bible and seeking the Lord.
WARNINGS Do not fast from water. Also, fasting from food is unwise if you are diabetic, hypoglycemic, prone to migraines, pregnant, taking medication, or recovering from sickness. Do not fast from red meat if you are inclined to anemia. If you have any doubts/questions, please talk to a health care professional. Fasting is entirely voluntary. WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND CONSULTING YOUR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL FOR ADVICE BEFORE UNDERTAKING ANY FOOD FAST.
County Line Family Christmas
County Line Family Christmas
Sunday, December 14th | 6:00pm
Invite your family and friends to join us. The children will be presenting songs and verses. We will enjoy some group worship and sing Silent Night with GLOW STICKS! Following the brief program there will be refreshments in the Gathering Space.
Kids will create their own Christmas booklet. Meet nativity characters as you walk through the courtyard with your family and hear the story of Jesus' birth.
Bring 2 dozen COOKIES to share.
Christmas Sunday at County Line (Spiritually Present)
9:30 | 11:00am (Normal Kids Programming)
Spiritually Present: Every relationship we should have Christ at the center. Whether that be our relationship with God, loved ones or friends. Even if a loved one or friend is not a Christian, we should be loving them and trying to lovingly reach them for Christ. If the loved one or friend is a Christian, than we should make sure we are building that person up, not dragging them down. And ultimately, if we ever hope to have a relationship with God, we must do that through Jesus Christ.
Wednesday Night Kids
Here's What's Happening for K-4th Grade:
All kids are checked in, and put on id tags before going to their groups.
Sunday @ 9:30 and 11:00 Kindergarten through Fourth Graders report to the Kids Worship Center for an interactive worship celebration. This includes high energy music, and games and an introduction to our monthly theme, Bible lessons and memory projects. Kids may attend both hours while their parents are serving or attending classes.
Our Kids Ministry Goals and Family Faith Development Plan are on the 'Kids/Our Strategy' tab.
Wednesday Kids! (September through April)
Shine Kindergarten through 4th graders may join our new S.H.I.N.E. ministry. It meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 6:30-8:00pm.This year they are studying the lives of Elijah and Elisha. It is lead by Sara Bultemeier and Amy Winters.
K.W.T. All 4th graders are welcome to join the Kids Worship Team. They rehearse music and choreography on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday. They wear team T shirts and lead Kids Worship on Sunday mornings. It is lead by Susie McKown and Fred Witmer.