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 Winter 2019 Spiritual Growth Catalog

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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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(Women’s Class) The Search for Significance… Seeing Your True Worth Through God's Eyes

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

Whether you are a new Christian or have walked with the Lord for many years, The Search for Significance provides a focused opportunity for you to take a personal inventory of your life and learn a discipleship tool that will help you in the process of becoming all that God wants you to be: 

Do you want to grow closer in your relationship with the Lord and others? 

 Do you long to experience more of the freedom He promises? 

 Would you like to be empowered to fulfill more completely His calling in your life? 

If your answer is yes, then sign up for The Search for Significance, an intensive course that can help you do these very things. Weekly homework includes two chapters of reading and life application exercises. Please plan to attend all ten classes! 

Facilitator: Kathy Schlentrich. Length: 10 Weeks. Cost: $20. Start Date: Wednesday evening 1/16/19 to 3/27/19 from 5:30 - 7:30pm. 

Location: Adult Education Building Room 202 

NOTE: No class March 13. Childcare provided. NOTE: Registration ONLY at Search table in church foyer beginning Sunday, 11/18/2018. 

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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: 1/16/19 at 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Adult Education Building Room 103 

Supplies Needed: Bible (if you do not own a Bible, Oakwood will provide one for you). 


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(Women’s Class) Steadfast Love

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

There are times when worship overflows effortlessly from a heart full of gratitude and praise. And there are times when God seems far and we feel we have nothing to offer. Throughout it all, God shows us His steadfast love. Psalm 107 is a call to worship. It reminds us that each season of life is an opportunity to reveal the anchor of our souls. In this 7-session Bible study, learn to face both storms and deserts with courage and trust in Jesus, and discover how tests in our journeys of faith reveal the true condition of our hearts. For there is no fear for the one who fears the Lord, the one whose soul is anchored in His steadfast love. 

Facilitator: Terry Williams Start Date: 1/16/19 Length 7 weeks. Cost is $20 per person. Time: 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Adult Education Building Room 102 


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The Pentateuch: The First Five Books of The Bible

Wednesday, 6:00pm - 7:30pm | Room 101 New Braunfels TX 78130

Come join us for a study of the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Old Testament. Discover the characters and fundamental teaching of each book – Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy – in relation to the fulfillment of God’s divine plan of redemption. 

Teacher: Jay Shuck. Length: 9 Weeks. Start Date: March 20, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Adult Education Building Room 101 

NOTE: Jay has a Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Biblical Seminary in Jackson, MS and has been in one type of ministry or another preaching and teaching for over 40 years. He taught the Pentateuch on the college level during his years as an instructor. 

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(Mens Class) Men’s Fraternity: The Quest for Authentic Manhood

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

This class is designed to help a man embrace a bolder and more noble concept of manhood. The first of the series, this study leads men along a journey toward real biblical masculinity while fostering deep spiritual, emotional, and personal growth. This study also takes a man inside himself to consider the forces that are shaping ― or misshaping ― his personal manhood. 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 24 sessions. Also includes questions for small-group discussion. 

Teacher: Pastor Rusty Rice 

Length: 24 Weeks 

Cost: $15 per person. 

Start Date & Time: Tuesday, 1/15/19 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. 

Location: Oakwood Student Worship Center (The Branch) 


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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.

Led by: Pastor Steve Peace and Pastor Brett Mosher 

Start Date: Wednesday evenings 1/16/19 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 2

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 2 (13 Weeks). Cost: $10 per person. Start Date: Wednesday evening 1/16/18 @ 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Adult Education Bldg. Room 104


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