Community Groups for Fall 2018
Gospel Centered Community Groups are the heartbeat of Aletheia Church. They are where the life and growth of our church family takes place. These communities meet together once a week to dive into God’s word together, share a meal together, and pray for each other. Our hope is that this one communal meeting will be a launching pad to encourage living life as an Everyday Christian in community with other men and women following Christ.
This fall, we will have a variety of communities discussing various topics in the Christian life.
Look over the options below and join us in one of our Community Groups!
Meets at 6:30pm at Brent’s House (3525 NW 8th Ave)
Who is God? What is love? People have asked these questions for thousands of years, and they were asking them in John’s day too. Christians like John believed the answers were found in Jesus, but some so-called believers were leading people astray, questioning Jesus’ very identity. John wrote these letters to the churches he loved in order to keep them straight. With conviction, confidence, and clarity, John presents a compelling picture of Jesus―so we see clearly who God is and what love is.
Contact Brent at email@example.com
Meets at 6:00pm at the Church (3536 NW 8th Ave)
We don’t want to be alone. We want to love and be loved; and we know that genuine relationships make our lives rich. But somehow living in community always ends up being harder than we thought. This nine-lesson small group study helps participants learn how the Spirit shapes diverse people into a Christ-centered community that reflects Jesus to a watching world.
Contact Josh at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coed Group with Childcare Available
Meets at 6:30pm at The Anderson’s House (email email@example.com for address)
Francis Chan joins together with his wife Lisa to address the question many couples wonder at the altar: How do I have a great marriage? Setting aside typical topics on marriage, Francis and Lisa dive into Scripture to understand what it means to have a relationship that satisfies the deepest parts of our souls.
In the same way Crazy Love changed the way we saw our personal relationship with God, You and Me Forever will radically shift the way we see one of the most important relationships in our life.
Jesus was right. We have it all backwards. The way to have a great marriage is by not focusing on marriage. Whether you are single, dating or married, You and Me Forever will help you discover the adventure that you were made for and learn how to thrive in it.
Contact Jackie at firstname.lastname@example.org
For Young Couples
6:30pm at The Church (3536 NW 8th Ave)
We will be studying the Parables of Jesus using Klyne Snodgrass’ book Stories with Intent. Snodgrass explores in vivid detail the historical context in which these stories were told, the part they played in Jesus’ overall message, and the ways in which they have been interpreted in the church and the academy.
Snodgrass begins by surveying the primary issues in parables interpretation and providing an overview of other parables—often neglected in the discussion—from the Old Testament, Jewish writings, and the Greco-Roman world. He then groups the more important parables of Jesus thematically and offers a comprehensive treatment of each, exploring both background and significance for today.
Contact Lois at email@example.com
6:30pm at the Criners’ House (email firstname.lastname@example.org for address)
Life never lacks for improvement―in ourselves, in our relationships, in just about everything. But all our brave stabs at getting better, if they ever change anything, are incomplete at best, complete failures at worst. Sometimes much worse.
Unless . . .
The gospel of Jesus Christ is the great “unless” of life―both for those who already believe (but can’t believe the messes they’re still capable of making), as well as those who don’t yet believe but just know their way isn’t working.
Recovering Redemption, written with a pastor’s bold intensity and a counselor’s discerning insight, takes you deeply into Scripture to take you deeply inside yourself, discovering that the heart of all our problems is truly the problem of our hearts. But because of what God has done, and because of what God can do, the most confident, contented person you know could actually be you―redeemed through Jesus Christ.
None of us, really, can do what’s required to change our lives for the better, taking what’s persistently frustrating and making it perfectly satisfying. Yet as hopeless as that may sound, it is the flat-line truth in which good news comes to life . . . to your life. For just as what’s lost can be found, what’s wrong can―even now―be recovered.
Contact Caitlyn at email@example.com
6:30pm at the Espy’s House (1411 NW 43rd Ter. Gainesville, FL 32605)
To experience why the gospel is good news and answer life’s most foundational questions about identity, destiny, and purpose, we must understand what it means to be united to Christ.
If you are a Christian, the Bible says that Christ has united his life to yours, that you are now in Christ and Christ is in you. This almost unfathomable truth is the central theme of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Yet few Christians today experience or enjoy this reality. Union with Christ reveals the transformational power of this ancient doctrine while addressing the basic questions of the human heart:
- Who Am I?
- Why Am I Here?
- Where Am I Headed?
- How Will I Get There?
Nothing is more practical for living the Christian life than union with Christ. The recovery of this reality provides the anchor and engine for your life with God—for your destiny is not only to see Christ, but to actually become like him.
Contact Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org
7:00pm at Laura’s House ( 701 SW 62nd Blvd. Gainesville, FL 32607 )
So many of us live stuck. Stuck in trying to seem perfect. Stuck in sadness. Stuck feeling numb. Stuck pursuing more stuff to make us happy. Stuck in something we can’t even name. These stuck places often go unattended inside of us and they are shaping our lives more than we would like to think. We’ve been trying to fix this feeling with everything but…
God. He has a plan for these spaces inside of us, the places we feel broken, but we have to go to Him. Stuck is a journey to take an honest look at the fight going on inside, leading us to the God who has a plan to restore it, to restore us.
Contact Laura at email@example.com
7:00pm at Brent’s House (3525 NW 8th Ave)
We will be doing a Bible Study focussing on Genesis this fall. The book of Genesis is foundational to the whole Bible, and to every human life. Genesis tells us who God is, who we are, how things went wrong, and the plan that God has put in place to return the earth to the way it was meant to be.
This study will help us see how the storyline of Genesis foreshadows and connects to the good news about Jesus, and offers penetrating exegetical insights for those of us seeking to better understand God’s plan to bring blessing to all nations.
Contact Josh at firstname.lastname@example.org