Spiritual Growth Classes

Participating in a Spiritual Growth class will enhance your spiritual journey. Please email any questions you may have to Pastor Dale at . Thank you for considering an Oakwood Spiritual Growth class. 

View the Fall 2019 Spiritual Growth Catalog

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Classes

(Coed Class) Back to the Bible - Part 1 / Living by the Book

6:00pm - 7:30pm | 2154 Loop 337 New Braunfels TX 78130

Clarifying the Bible leads to confident Bible reading for a lifetime. You long for clarity and confidence when it comes to the Bible, but its complexity often leaves you confused and uncertain. Mitch Maher’s Clarifying the Bible can help. Clarifying the Bible is a two-hour video presentation and workbook that gives viewers the basic framework and storyline of the Bible. The material is presented in a passionate, compelling fashion, and in the end delivers on its promise to help people see the Bible with more clarity than ever before. You’ll engage the Scriptures with confidence, and feel well-equipped to help others dive into the Scriptures for themselves.

Living by the Book Join Dr. Howard G. Hendricks as he shows you how to understand and apply God's Word for yourself. Millions around the world have been captivated by this brilliant teacher's highly energetic style, friendly manner, unforgettable illustrations, and laugh-out-loud humor. In these series of 25-minute sessions, Dr. Hendricks will walk you step-by-step through his signature model for self-study: Observation, Interpretation, Application. Your experience in Scripture will never be the same. And your life will be transformed as you begin Living by the Book!

Teacher: Chase & Ashton Welch
Length: 12 Weeks
Cost: $10 per person.
Start Date: 8/28/19.
Time: 6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.
Location: Adult Education Building Room (TBD)

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(Women’s Class) Surrendering the Secret, Healing the Heartbreak of Abortion

12:00am - 12:00am

by Pat Layton Surrendering the Secret provides a personal class experience helping women find the path to healing through honest, interactive Bible study; meaningful group experiences; unique journaling exercises; and confidential, caring community. Many women hide the secret of abortion deep in their hearts. They carry a great burden of shame and failure, afraid to reveal their hidden pain, and by doing so are forced to endure the long-lasting effects of abortion in isolation. The Surrendering the Secret Bible Study is a trust journey through the Word of God where women are allowed to release this burden and find freedom. While experiencing hope and joy, shame and failure are replaced with beauty and freedom. Please visit www.surrenderingthesecret.com to see what God is doing through this ministry across the nation. 

Confidential Sign Up and information, contact Lisa at 210-325-7828. 

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Family Grace

Wednesday, 6:00pm - 7:30pm | 2154 Loop 337 New Braunfels TX 78130

Family Grace (by Grace Alliance) is a small group experience with biblical encourage-ment and practical tools for those walking alongside a loved one in their mental health journey. 

Facilitators: Kim & Craig Cloud
Length: 13 weeks. 
Cost: $20 per person 
Start Date: 08/28/19.
Wednesday Evenings: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Contact: 830-627-7006

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(Coed Class) Bible Literacy Workshop

Wednesday, 6:15pm - 7:30pm | 2154 Loop 337 New Braunfels TX 78130

Do you lack desire to study the Bible? Do you struggle to locate different books of the Bible? Do you question whether the Bible is complete? Do you wonder if Old Testament laws still apply to us today? Do you realize that the book of Psalms shows us how to express our emotions to God? Do you know the original audience of each Old Testament prophet? Do you know that the New Testament addresses cultural issues that are still relevant today? If questions like these inhibit your study of God’s Word join us for a Bible Literacy Workshop. Rather than studying a particular topic or passage of Scripture we will spend our time exploring the mechanics of God’s Word. Learn how to become a student of the Bible rather than just a reader of the Bible so that you may grow closer to God through His Word. 

Facilitator: Jenny Hander Length 8 weeks.
Cost: N/A 
Start Date: Start Date: 8/28/19 at 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Adult Education Building Room TBA 
Supplies Needed: Bible (if you do not own a Bible, Oakwood will provide one for you). 

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(Women’s Class) It's Not Supposed To Be This Way

Wednesday, 6:15pm - 7:30pm | 2154 Loop 337 New Braunfels TX 78130

Author: Lysa TerKeurst
It's Not Supposed To Be This Way offers a safe guide, fresh biblical insight, and life-giving perspectives for living in between Eden and eternity. With grit, vulnerability, and honest humor, Lysa helps readers:
• Stop being pulled into the anxiety of disappointment by discovering how to better process unmet expectations and other painful situations.
• Train themselves to recognize the three strategies of the enemy so they can stand strong and persevere through unsettling relationships and uncertain outcomes.
• Discover the secret of being steadfast and not panicking when God actually does give them more than they can handle.
• Shift their suspicion that God is cruel or reckless to the biblical assurance that God is protecting and preparing them.
Know how to encourage a friend and help them navigate hard realities with real help from God's truth.

Facilitator: Terry Williams
Start Date: 9/11/19
Length 8 weeks.
Cost is $20 per person.
Time: 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

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(Mens Class) Men’s Fraternity: Winning At Work & Home

Tuesday, 6:00am - 7:00am | 2154 Loop 337 New Braunfels TX 78130

by Robert Lewis challenges men to step forward, meet their responsibilities, and establish their manhood. This study focuses on the chief responsibilities men have as husbands, fathers, and breadwinners. Two mirrors are presented to help men evaluate how they are doing in life: the mirror of work and career, and the mirror of home and family. Participants will evaluate chief responsibilities of how a man successfully relates to a woman and how a man rightly engages in his work. (16 sessions)

Here is a plan for leading men in your church and community to win in life by helping them understand and undertake the challenges of both career and family. (Session 5 includes a frank discussion for men of sexual issues in a marriage. Leader should preview this session before showing.) Men’s Fraternity is designed to bring Christian men together in a safe, comfortable setting where they can learn the true, biblical meaning of manhood and honestly share their challenges and concerns.

Designed in a fill-in-the-blank format, this workbook allows viewers to be actively involved in following each of the 16 sessions. Also includes questions for small-group discussion. 

Teacher: Pastor Rusty Rice 

Length: 16 Weeks 

Cost: $10 per person. 

Start Date & Time: Tuesday, 9/17/19 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. 

Location: Oakwood Student Worship Center (The Branch) 

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Grief Share - Tuesday Evening

Tuesday, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

GriefShare is a 13 week grief support group designed to minister to people grieving the death of a loved one. 

If you have further questions call Oakwood Counseling Center @ 830-627-7006. 

Also, see GriefShare one day seminars! 

Length: 13 weeks Cost: $20 per person 

Tuesday Evening Class: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (NO Childcare provided) 

Fall Start Date: 8/27/2019

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Grief Share - Tuesday Morning

Tuesday, 9:00am - 11:00am

GriefShare is a 13 week grief support group designed to minister to people grieving the death of a loved one. 

If you have further questions call Oakwood Counseling Center @ 830-627-7006. 

Also, see GriefShare one day seminars! 

Length: 13 weeks Cost: $20 per person 

Tuesday Morning Class: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (NO Childcare provided) 

Fall Start Date: 8/27/2019

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Wednesday Night Bible Study 

Wednesday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm | 2154 Loop 337 New Braunfels TX 78130

Every Wednesday evening there is a Bible Study offered as an alternative for those who are not participating in a spiritual growth class. There is discussion and sharing during this time. If you are not participating in a spiritual growth class then you most definitely should take advantage of this Bible study. The first Wednesday night of each month has been designated as Corporate Prayer night.

Led by: Pastor Steve Peace and Pastor Brett Mosher 

Start Date: Wednesday evenings 8/28/19 at 6:30 p.m. 

Location: Main Worship Center. 

There is no enrollment required for this study, just show up. 

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(Coed) Spiritual Growth by the Book: Christian Doctrines, Disciplines, and Duties - Part 1

Wednesday, 6:00pm - 7:30pm | 2154 Loop 337 New Braunfels TX 78130

This is a two-part study of major Bible doctrines (teachings), spiritual disciplines for the Christian life, and duties the Lord expects all Christians to carry out. The Scriptural inspiration for this class comes from the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Christians at Colossae:

Colossians 1:9 For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously 12 giving thanks to the Father.

Teacher: Pastor Dale Bynum.
Part 1 (9 Weeks).
Cost: $10 per person.
Start Date: Wednesday evening 8/28/19 @ 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Adult Education Bldg. Room 104

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Divorce Care: The Road To Healing

Wednesday, 5:45pm - 7:30pm | 2154 Loop 337 New Braunfels TX 78130

Find help and healing for the hurt of sepa-ration and divorce. DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. This class is led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable DivorceCare resources to help you deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life

Facilitators: Lance & Micah Montgomery.
Length: 13 weeks.
Cost: $20 per person. 
Wednesday Evenings—5:45p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Start Date: 8/28/19

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