Please contact the church at (941) 235-7325 if you have questions. 

 

Parenting on Purpose

Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Punta Gorda Area. Childcare available at DC3 PG. Starts 9/13/18.
Leaders:      Amber & Mike Giardullo, acampbell23@gmail.com; mgiardullo@weilerengineering.org

“The 10 Best Decisions Every Parent Can Make” by Bill & Pam Farrel. With real life examples and biblical inspiration, we will examine the 10 best decisions parents can make to unlock the unique gifts inside their children, including temperament, goals, talents, spiritual development, and leadership abilities.

Adult Bible Study (ongoing)

Tuesdays, 7:00 PM, Deep Creek Area, Childcare available at DC3.
Leaders:    Dave Prins, captdave1@embarqmail.com; Teri Prins, obutfl1@gmail.com

An ongoing bible study emphasizing the New Testament using an expository approach. What does this passage say about God? What does it say about us? What does it say about our relationship with God?

What’s Next? (ongoing)

Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, DC3 Punta Gorda, Childcare available. Starts 8/28/18.
Leader:    Joe Castleberry, joe@castleberryteam.com

Becoming a Christian is a life changing event.  All life changing events have one thing in common “they change your life.” I know that sounds pretty simple and that we humans love to complicate everything.  But in fact, the real truth is always simple no matter how hard we try to complicate it. So now that you’ve had a life changing event what happens next and what do I do next? As a new Christian you want to learn the ways you can grow into your new way of living and how you can learn to show these changes to those around you.  Being a follower of Jesus Christ not only changes your life it opens up the opportunity and desire to change other lives as well. Don’t panic the answer is simple. Relax you don’t have to be a master theologian to understand Christ and his teaching. You just need to look for the simple truths he has given us in scripture and how to interpret and apply those lessons to you daily life. This group is not just for new Christians but for those of us who have been around awhile and just need to learn to take a fresher and simpler approach to sharing our faith.  

Anchored (ongoing)


Meeting Dates: 9/16, 9/30, 11/11, 12/16, 1/6, 1/20, 2/10, 2/24, 3/24, 4/7, 4/28, 6:00 PM, DC3 Punta Gorda, Childcare available. 
Leaders:    Garrett & Mary Jacqueline Atkinson, maryjatkinson@gmail.com

Anchored is a Scripture-based study for both men and women who seek to deepen their relationship with God through regular reading and annotation of the Word, group discussion, engaging teaching, and fellowship. This semester we will continue our study of James.

Reconciling Genesis 1-11 with Science

Thursdays           6:30 PM, DC3 Punta Gorda, Childcare available. Starts 9/6/18
Leader:              Jim Bennetts, jamesbenn1441@yahoo.com

The purpose of this class is to examine the first 11 chapters of Genesis and compare it to recent scientific discoveries. The class will proceed from the assumption that God created the Universe and inspired the Word; therefore, if interpreted correctly, they should agree. We will explore how Science can be our friend and a powerful witnessing tool.

 

Financial Peace University ($100 for Class Materials)

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM, DC3 Punta Gorda, Childcare available.  Starts 8/29/18.
Leader:      Sandy Cook, scook@dc3.tv; Anita Cook, acook@dc3.tv

FPU presents Biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. By teaching God’s way of handling money, this plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

Upper Room (Ages 18-27) (ongoing)

Mondays, 6:30 PM, DC3 Punta Gorda, Childcare is available. 
Leaders:    Michael Doyle, mandcdoyle@outlook.com; Chelsey Doyle, chelseydoyle@live.com

This is a place for young adults to EXPERIENCE life in Christ, CHALLENGE each other to grow, and LEAD the world around them. 

Starting Point

Thursdays, 6:30 PM, DC3 Punta Gorda, Childcare available. Starts 8/30/18.
Leaders:      Mike and Melodye Down, mkk58coupons@gmail.com; mdown62@aol.com

This class works through the “Purple Book”, which is a twelve-part Bible study designed to help new believers and those seeking a stronger foundation to stand firm and grow strong in the Christian life.

 

The Book of Colossians

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM, DC3 North Port, Childcare available. New study starts 8/28/18.
Leaders:    Cliff Washburn, cwashburn@dc3.tv

“What we think about Jesus matters. Our perception of Him shapes us—what we say, how we treat others, even what we think. If we paint Jesus as any less than who He is as supreme over all creation and savior of the world, not only does our theology slip, but the working out of our faith also suffers. In this 8-session series, Louie Giglio will take us through the book of Colossians to help us form a complete picture of Jesus. What we believe about Him influences everything from our corporate worship to our relationships to our attitude toward sin. Now alive in Christ, we can live a life worthy of God instead of falling back into the ways of the world.”