LIFE GROUPS

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WHAT ARE LIFE GROUPS

Life Groups (or small groups) can be made up of eight to twelve individuals (sometimes larger) who gather to study God’s Word and discuss the issues and challenges of life that we all face. People grow best when they are connected in healthy small groups. We were never intended to do life alone, but were created for relationships. Crossroads Life Groups provide an atmosphere of learning about God while getting to know others. We grow in the knowledge of Jesus and encourage each other to live it out. Below is a list of our upcoming Life Groups.

To sign up for a Life Group, you can register below, on our Events page or the Sunday morning Communication Card that can be found in our bulletin.

Sundays

A Brief Survey of the the Bible (morning study group)

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, and over the centuries it has changed people’s lives and led them to God. Yet sometimes it can be a difficult book to understand. The culture in which the Bible was written is so different from our own that at times we struggle to understand what it means or how it is relevant to our modern lives. In this video Bible study, Bible professors John Walton and Mark Strauss give you the background you need to successfully understand even the difficult parts of the Word of God. They provide an overview of the Bible’s key themes, show what the teachings meant to the people at the time, and explain how those teachings apply to your life today.


City Room

Begins 9/24

8:00am – 9:30am

$7 Study Guide

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Yes, Your Question? (afternoon study group)

``Yes, Your Question`` is a 5-week DVD study by Ravi Zacharias. Ravi is an excellent apologist using reason and biblical evidence to answer 42 challenging questions from students and staff at top universities. Questions such as ``Is God in control``, ``doesn't a fallen world contradict the existence of God``, and ``do all religions lead to the same God``. Whether you are a new Christian or a seasoned Christian this study offers insight and information to help you in your walk with the Lord.


Bistro Room

9/24 – 10/22

12:00pm-1:30pm

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Mondays

Romans

An incredible book in the Bible found in the New Testament. Reading and studying this book is an absolute life changer! Come to our class on Mondays, sit back and watch as all of our lives change together in a most amazing way.

Michelle Becker, Tammy Castellana


East Aurora (offsite)

9/25 – 10/30

6:30pm – 8:30pm

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Tuesdays

H2O

Part of The Journey, H2O is a powerful, visually engaging, group-oriented experience designed to create a comfortable atmosphere where people can consider the person of Jesus Christ. During this 10-week DVD course, you will view great stories about building faith in Jesus. Join in a discussion or just listen; it’s safe and informative. Topics include: Thirst; Polluted; Source; Pure; Mirage; Drowning; Drink; Clean; Vapor and River. Childcare for this offsite group is provided at the church. Note: This course is recommended for seekers or new believers.

Keith & Susan Buck


West Seneca (offsite)

9/26 – 11/28

6:30pm – 8:00pm

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Walk in Faith

God’s Word is to be believed in everything it declares. It takes faith to seek a heavenly Kingdom when the world tells you to store up treasures on earth and seek the comforts of life now. It takes faith to walk in the promises of God. We will hear from some prominent teachers of the Word today on faith, enter into God’s Word and begin to learn what it means to walk by faith, not by sight. We will discuss how the spiritual law of receiving works for anything good or bad, positive or negative. How Satan uses God’s laws to deceive us. Why your future is stored up in your heart and your words. God has a plan for your life. Take a stand and walk the way God intended you to.


Conference Room

9/26 – 11/21

7:00pm – 8:30pm

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The Search for Significance (women's study)

Do any of these characteristics describe you: Always having to achieve more? Always thinking you need other’s approval? Feeling unworthy of love and deserving of punishment? Thinking you can’t change and are hopeless? The Search for Significance will help you make the following changes: Discover why your quests for meaning haven’t brought lasting happiness. Get off the performance treadmill. Build your self-worth on Jesus, not on others. Trace and replace harmful emotions with God’s truth. One by one you’ll encounter Satan’s lies and replace them with God’s truth. As you learn how to avoid harmful thoughts and actions, you'll start living as a victorious Christian. Childcare on request. This study is also offered on Wednesday mornings.

Bernie Powis, Tressa Schneider


Jungle Room

9/26 – 11/14

6:30pm – 8:30pm

$18 Workbook

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Spiritual Development

Part of the Journey, Spiritual Development is a dynamic time that is set aside for personal growth and intimacy with God. Your knowledgeable and experienced teachers lead a 7-week course encouraging, equipping and challenging you to grow in Christ. Topics include: New Covenant, Holy Spirit, Life Together, Why Read the Bible, and Prayer. Childcare provided on request.


City Room

9/26 – 11/7

7:00pm – 8:30pm

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Overcoming Emotions that Destroy

We all struggle with angry feelings, brought on by tension, pressure, and the blocked goals and frustrations of day-to-day life. The broken and stressed relationships that result from these feelings can overwhelm us. But there is hope. With the right help, you too can overcome those emotions that destroy. In this practical series, Chip Ingram will help you learn how to identify the unhealthy ways you respond to anger, uncover the feelings underneath your anger, as well as choose God-given, emotionally healthy ways to control your anger.

Larry & Suzan Bool


East Aurora (offsite)

9/29 – 10/24

6:30pm – 8:00pm

$9 Study Guide 

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Wednesdays

The Search for Significance (women's morning study)

Do any of these characteristics describe you: Always having to achieve more? Always thinking you need other’s approval? Feeling unworthy of love and deserving of punishment? Thinking you can’t change and are hopeless? The Search for Significance will help you make the following changes: Discover why your quests for meaning haven’t brought lasting happiness. Get off the performance treadmill. Build your self-worth on Jesus, not on others. Trace and replace harmful emotions with God’s truth. One by one you’ll encounter Satan’s lies and replace them with God’s truth. As you learn how to avoid harmful thoughts and actions, you'll start living as a victorious Christian. Childcare on request. This study is also offered on Tuesday evenings.


Jungle Room

9/27 – 11/15

9:15am – 11:15am

$18 Workbook

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Thursdays

AHA: The GOD Moment That Changes Everything

Are there places in your life where you would like to experience an aha! moment? A moment of truth that renews your heart and mind bringing transformation? Maybe for you, it's a fear or a failure that you just can't shake. For some, it could be the need for approval, a food addiction, or an all-out rebellion that leads to a life of excess and shame, like the prodigal son. As a pastor, Kyle Idleman has heard dozens of stories from people about their aha! moments. In this newest book, he shares the common threads from their stories, and the story of the prodigal son that will help you reconnect with the love of our heavenly Father. Drawing on Scriptural truths, he outlines three key elements (Awakening, Honesty, Action) that will draw you closer to God and change your life for good.

Bill & Linda Seipel


Cowlesville (offsite)

9/28 – 11/9

6:30pm – 8:30pm

$X for Book

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Victory Over the Darkness

Its Jesus’ promise to you – the promise that you live triumphantly. But what keeps you from really walking in peace and the joy of the Lord? What keeps you from overcoming the habits and negative things of your past and stops you from growing spiritually as a Christian? Patterned after the book “ Victory Over the Darkness” by Neil Anderson, this study helps you to realize the power of your identity in Christ, free yourself from the burdens of your past and walk in spiritual freedom, victoriously stand against the spiritual forces of the world and win the battle for your mind and your future. We’ll learn together how to apply the truths of scripture to the issues in our lives and walk in freedom, living by faith and the power of the Holy Spirit. Join us as we learn and grow together!

Dave & Dianne Morse


Bistro Room

9/28 – 11/2

6:30pm – 8:00pm

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Saturdays

How God Makes Men

Let’s face it—men today are under severe attack. The battle line against biblical manhood is clearly drawn and fiercely contested. More than ever, men who want to follow Christ are asking: Why is it so hard to live an authentic Christian life? Who will show me how to thrive as a father, a husband, and on the job? What should I do when I’m being tested to the breaking point? Fortunately, the Bible preserves crucial details about the powerful lessons learned by men who have already faced and answered these questions. In How God Makes Men, renowned men’s ministry leader Patrick Morley takes you into Scripture for a first-hand encounter with 10 epic stories of the Bible’s most talked-about men and 10 proven principles—based on their failures and successes—that show how God works in a man’s life, how you can cooperate with Him in yours and the promise that you can become the man God created you to be.


Iron Kettle, East Aurora

9/30 – 12/2

8:00am – 9:30am

$11 Book

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