SUNDAYS

Truth Seekers

Sundays, 1:00 PM, Punta Gorda Campus, Childcare available. Group begins meeting 8/18/19.
Leader: Indira Casa, igomeztugmen@gmail.com
New study We Saved You a Seat by Lisa-Jo Baker begins 9/15/19.
In this 7-session Bible study we will explore our relationship with Jesus as the ultimate model for authentic friendship. Nothing shapes us like the impact of a friend - it's how Jesus radically and intimately connects with us. So instead of chasing perfection, overcome your fear of being known and find the courage to connect.

Mondays

Devoted Sisters in Christ

Mondays, 6:30 PM, North Port Campus, Childcare available.
Ongoing group. Group currently on summer break. Group begins meeting again 8/19/19.
Leader: Lisa Bentley, dc3mission185@gmail.com
New study Finding I Am by Lysa TerKeurst begins on 9/16/19.
What is the deep cry of your heart? That ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it. In this six week Bible study, Lysa TerKeurst travels the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this interactive, in-depth study, you will learn to:

  • Trade feelings of emptiness and depletion for a more personal fulfillment from knowing who Jesus is.

  • Stop living like a slave to your circumstances by training your heart to embrace the life-giving freedom God wants for you.

  • Gain a better understanding of how Jesus' words 2,000 years ago are so very applicable to the answers we are searching for today.

Tuesdays

Women After God

Tuesdays, 9:30 AM, Punta Gorda Campus, Childcare is available.
Ongoing group. Group is currently on summer break. Group begins meeting again 8/6/19.
Leaders: Damaris Boxold, dhydr@bellsouth.net; Debi Dougherty, dldocpg@gmail.com
New study begins 9/17/19.
Join us as we study the Word of God together. All are welcome to join at anytime.

Soul Sisters

Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Punta Gorda Campus, Childcare available.
Ongoing group. Group is currently on summer break. Group begins meeting again 8/20/19.
Leaders: Lori Rainer, lrainer93@gmail.com; Sue Coldiron, scoldiron7@gmail.com; MJ Bellino, mjbellino@gmail.com
New study God of Creation by Jen Wilkin begins 9/17/19.
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.

Digging Deeper, Walking Stronger

Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Deep Creek Area, Childcare not available.
Ongoing group.
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 

Wednesday Mornings Women’s Group

Wednesdays, 10:00 AM, PG Campus, Childcare available.
Group begins meeting 8/21/19.
Leader: Kelly Rosado, krosado@hotmail.com
New study Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer begins 9/18/19.
If you're one of millions who suffer from worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger or condemnation, you are experiencing an attack in your mind. Overcoming negative thoughts that come against your mind brings freedom and peace. Find out how to recognize damaging thought patterns and stop them from influencing your life. Don't surrender to misery another day. You'll discover how to find peace and gain control over your mind, see the truth by thinking correctly, use spiritual weapons effectively, and overcome the ten wilderness mentalities that hold you in harmful circumstances.

Girlfriends in the Word

Wednesdays, 9:30 AM, North Port Area, Childcare is Full.
Ongoing group.
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.

Yoga for Strength, Balance, and Flexibility

Wednesdays, 9:30 AM, Punta Gorda Campus, Childcare available.
Wednesday mornings class begins 8/21/19.

Leader: Joanne Parker, parkerjoanne@att.net
Yoga will be moving to Wednesdays in the fall. This women's group will explore wellness through fitness based on Yoga and Pilates movement to improve our strength, balance, and flexibility. Bring a yoga mat, towel, and water. Wear comfortable, modest, exercise attire.

Moms of Men

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM, Childcare available. Group begins meeting 8/21/19.
Leader: Anita Cook; acook@dc3.tv
New study Moms of Men by Lisa Bevere and Havilah Cunington begins 9/18/19.
Mothering boys is one of the most challenging things you will ever do, and can be utterly exhausting at times. So if your boys push you to the max at times, you are not alone. Moms of Boys / Men, you can do this. You have what it takes. And you don’t have to travel this road by yourself— New York Times best-selling author, Lisa Bevere and author Havilah Cunington are here to help. They are admittedly not perfect moms of the eight boys between them, but with God’s help, have done it well—and want to share what they've learned with us. They will tackle just about every topic imaginable, including identity, discipline, dating, schoolwork, sexuality, purity, and more, sharing the many tools they've picked up along the way to help us raise our boys into men of God. Together, we won’t just survive motherhood—we’ll thrive in it.

Thursdays 

Yoga for Strength, Balance, and Flexibility

Thursdays, 9:30 AM, Punta Gorda Campus, Childcare available. Starts 5/16/19 - Ends 8/13/19.
This class will be moving to Wednesday mornings beginning 8/21/19.
Leader: Joanne Parker, parkerjoanne@att.net
This women's group will explore wellness through fitness based on Yoga and Pilates movement to improve our strength, balance, and flexibility. Bring a yoga mat, towel, and water. Wear comfortable, modest, exercise attire.

Moms ‘n Tots

Thursday Mornings, Various locations.
Ongoing group.
Leader: Julie Legg, juliemlegg@gmail.com
Get out of the house on Thursdays to hang out with fellow moms while the littles have fun at local parks.

www. HIM (Women Walking with Him)

Thursdays 6:30 PM, Punta Gorda Area, Childcare available at Punta Gorda campus. Starts 8/22/19. Ongoing group.
Leader: Beckie Halaska, b.halaska@gmail.com
New study It's Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst begins 9/19/19.
What happens when life looks very different from the reality we long for? Lysa 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

Friday’s Friends

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Fridays, 10:30 AM, Deep Creek Area, Childcare not available.
Leader: Mitzi Brown, mbrown@dc3.tv
New study 1 Peter, A Living Hope in Christ by Jen Wilkin begins 9/27/19.
Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps us discover what it means to experience the Living Hope we have in Christ. Key themes of humility, submission, and identity in Christ guide this study.

Equilibrium

1st Friday of the month, 6:30 PM, Various Locations, Childcare not available.
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.  

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Gal Pals

Monthly Gatherings, Various Locations, Childcare not available.
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 more. Open to women of all ages.