Mondays

DC3 Jewels (Proverbs 31)

Mondays, 6:30 PM, Punta Gorda Campus, Childcare available.
Starts 4/1/19. This is an ongoing group.
Leader: Rita Cox, robnrita@yahoo.com
“Breathe” by Priscilla Shirer. One of the greatest challenges among women in our culture is taking time to stop and cease from all the activities and busyness and just breathe. We are in bondage to busyness. We constantly strive to complete the limitless to-do lists that hinder us from experiencing all that God has for us. We miss the moments because we rush ahead to the next thing. By neglecting time for tranquility, serenity, and repose, we limit our Christlikeness and miss out on some of God's greatest gifts. It is time for us to breathe and build margin into our lives for God. In the Old Testament, God instituted principles and laws that would transform the Israelites' mindset. He didn't just want them legally free; He wanted them to be able to walk in the freedom and enjoy it. So God gave them many gifts, including boundaries in which to enjoy those gifts. Sabbath was intended as a gift, and it is still a gift to us today. If you are weary, worn out, and exhausted the concept of Sabbath will change your life.

Devoted Sisters in Christ

Mondays, 6:30 PM, North Port Campus, Childcare available.
Starts 3/11/19. This is an ongoing group.
Leaders: Aleesha Kopczynski, akopczynski@dc3.tv; Lisa Bentley, lisa.bentley@hotmail.com
Beth Moore’s The Quest

The crooked punctuation mark at the end of a sentence speaks of curiosity, interest, and perhaps doubt. A question is an invitation to vulnerability, to intimacy. The Bible does not shy away from such an invite. Over and over we see the people of God asking questions of their Creator. We also see the God of the universe asking questions of His creation.

The Quest is a challenge to accept the invitation. In this six-week excursion with Jesus, Beth Moore uses questions from Scripture to lead you into intimacy with the One who knows you best. Learn to dig into the Word, to respond to the questions of God, and to bring your questions before Him. Let the crooked punctuation mark be the map that points you into a closer relationship with the Father.

  • Learn to pray to promote intimacy with God.

  • Explore questions and responses from the Bible.

  • Track your quest by journaling along the way.

  • Learn to read and respond to Scripture.

Tuesdays

Women After God

Tuesdays, 9:30 AM, Punta Gorda Campus, Childcare not available.
Starts 3/11/19.
Leader: Mickey Roy, mroy@teamroy.com
We are studying the book of Acts.

Soul Sisters – Bound by the Love of Christ

Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Punta Gorda Campus, Childcare available.
Starts 3/26/19. This is an ongoing group.
Leaders: Lori Rainer, lrainer93@gmail.com; Sue Coldiron, scoldiron7@gmail.com; M.J. Bellino, mjbellino@gmail.com
Angie Smith’s Seamless

In 7 sessions, Seamless covers the people, places, and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. Whether you've grown up hearing Bible stories or you're exploring Scripture for the first time, the full story of the Bible can be overwhelming.

Experience the Bible as a whole as you gain clarity and confidence in your understanding of Scripture. Discover a biblical context that reshapes and brings to life stories from the Old and New Testaments.

Digging Deeper, Walking Stronger

Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Deep Creek Area, Childcare not available.
This is an ongoing group that can be joined at anytime.
Leaders: Cindy Banks, KCB3953@gmail.com; Tracy (Banks) Newman, tnewman01@hotmail.com        
Join us as we grow stronger together in the Lord. Our studies include topics like God’s (Agape) love, how to know the leading of the Holy Spirit, God’s attributes, who we really are in the Lord, what it means to represent Jesus in this world, God’s joy is our strength, we can stand strong in the midst of the storms and sorrows in our life, etc.  We are serious about growing stronger in the Lord and in His (Agape) love as we laugh, interact, and encourage each other in the Lord!

wednesdays

Girlfriends in the Word

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Wednesdays, 9:30 AM, North Port Area, Childcare is Full.
This is an ongoing group that can be joined at anytime.
Leader: Natalia Drumm, nataliadrumm@hotmail.com
Join us as we commit to reading through the entire Bible this year. Call or text Natalia @ (941) 258-7541 for more information. 

Thursdays 

Moms ‘n Tots

Every Other Thursday, 9:30 AM, Varied Locations.
This is an ongoing group that can be joined at anytime.
Leaders: Kristin Henry, kristinhenry.07@gmail.com, Julie Legg, juliemlegg@gmail.com
Join us every other Thursday for some adult conversation while your kiddos have fun at local parks.

Ambassadors of Joy

Thursdays, 9:30 AM, Punta Gorda Area, Childcare available at Punta Gorda campus.
Starts 1/31/19.
Leader: Joan Pfeiffer, jgpfeiff@outlook.com
Do you long for something more in your relationship with God? The good news is that “something more” does not mean “doing more.” God is not waiting for you to get your spiritual life “right.” He wants to be with you right where you are. The real question is not “What does God want from you?” but “What does God want for you?” Sharon Jaynes understands what it’s like to have a “glory ache”— a longing to experience God’s presence on a daily basis. She also knows how easily working for God can get in the way of intimacy with God. And she’s discovered that we tend to make our faith journey much too hard.  In A Sudden Glory, Sharon uses Scripture and story to help you erase the line between your “spiritual life” and your “daily life” as you enter the sanctuary of God’s presence even in the middle of your busy, messy day. Here you will find your eyes opened to moments of sudden glory in which the Creator assures you of His love as you live and move and have your being in Him. Here you will discover true freedom — the freedom of experiencing God in a deeper and more intimate way than ever before. As  we learn to see the “glory moments” in our own lives, we can become Ambassadors of Joy, sharing with others. 

www.HIM (Women Walking with Him)

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Thursdays  6:30 PM, Punta Gorda Area, Childcare available at Punta Gorda campus.
Starts February 21, 2019. This is an ongoing group.
Leader: Beckie Halaska, b.halaska@gmail.com
What happens when life looks very different from the reality we long for? Join us for the study, It's Not Supposed to Be This Way, by Lysa TerKeurst. She offers a Biblical perspective and hard-won advice to encourage us in facing our own challenges. Find unexpected strength while wrestling between faith and feelings and learn how to stand through uncertainty and trust in God's goodness.

Fridays

God of Creation

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Fridays, 10:30 AM, Deep Creek Area, Childcare not available.
Starts 2/1/19.
Leader
: Mitzi Brown, mbrown@dc3.tv
The opening lines and chapters of Genesis teach us fundamental truths about God. We watch Him bring light after darkness, order after chaos, and rest after toil—all through the power of His Word. In Jen Wilkin’s “God of Creation” we will dive into the first 11 chapters of Genesis by following three critical stages of understanding: comprehension, interpretation, and application. In this 10-week study we will revisit familiar stories and historical figures, challenge your basic knowledge, and discover deeper meanings in the text. As God reveals Himself through Scripture, we can only begin to understand ourselves when we first glimpse the character, attributes, and promises of our Creator. 

Equilibrium

1st Friday of the month, 6:30 PM, Varied Locations, Childcare not available.
Starts 2/1/19. This is an ongoing group.
Leader: Kara Clow, karalynnc28@gmail.com
Women finding balance.  It isn’t easy with all of life’s demands, but when we offer our careers, raising children, family responsibilities, and personal time to God, as an offering of worship, it becomes a beautiful thing.  At Equilibrium, we don’t follow a curriculum, but instead focus on fellowship and building relationships, while supporting other women in this crazy thing we do called life.  

Sundays

various times

Gal Pals

Various monthly events, Varied Locations, Childcare not available.
This is an ongoing group.
Leaders: Millie Santiago, milliesantiago@hotmail.com; Camille Giuliano, office@dc3.tv
This is an activity-based life group where we have fun, food, and fellowship while visiting a variety of locations, such as museums, historical sites, movies, plays, concerts, the beach and much, much more. Open to women of all ages.