Growth Groups


The mission statement of Bridgeway Church is, “Bringing people into life-changing relationships with Jesus Christ and each other.” Alongside our mission statement, one of our core values is “Authentic Community.” This simply means that no person should have to discover and engage in his or her own journey with God alone.

Growth Groups typically consist of about 10-15 people and are a great way to meet others, make lasting friendships, grow in a relationship with God, and make a difference in the life of someone else. Growth Groups offer our best environment of ministry care, support, and connection. We encourage everyone to get involved in a Growth Group this season.

This fall season some groups will be in-building and some will be online via Zoom, for those who are not yet comfortable meeting in-person.

There are two ways you can sign up for a Growth Group:

1) You can sign up right here by scrolling below and reviewing our catalogue and submitting a form by clicking the Register link below. 

2)  You can also visit the Growth Group Information Table in the atrium – ask any question you may have and register there with assistance if needed.

(After registering, you will be contacted by your group leader with specific details.)

Growth Groups Pastor
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SPRING 2024 Catalog

Our spring growth groups begin the first week of February and are done by early June. There are groups happening 7 days a week for you to choose from.  We offer groups for men, woman, singles, and more. You can view our list of Spring groups below.  Once you have read through this season’s groups at Bridgeway, simply click the “Sign-Up” button to register.

Each group has it’s own individual “Sign Up” button.  Once you have reviewed this season’s group in their entirety, simply select the group you would like to be a part of. You will be contacted by your group leader with specific details after registering or one our staff members.  


Sunday - Growth Groups

  • GRowth GROUP: SUN 1 - International Growth Group

    Group Category: Open
    Study Material: Book of Ephesians/Life Lessons from Ephesians by Max Lucado
    Date/Time: Sundays @ 9:00am
    Location: Bridgeway Church (Heritage Room)
    Group Leaders:  Marcel & Yvette Fontin
    Contact Info:

    Reviewing the Apostle Paul’s letters to the church in Ephesus. Finish the entire chapters during the Spring Season.

    SUN 1 - Sign Up


                                "A STUDY OF THE HOLY LAND"

    Group Category: Open
    Topic: A study of the Holy Land
    Date/Time: Sundays @ 6:00pm 
    Location: Bridgeway Church
    Group Leader: Susan Roberts & Sherri Calkins
    Contact Info:

    Childcare: $5 per child; One-Time Fee

    Thinking about a trip to the Holy Land?  Recently traveled to the Holy Land?  Or simply hanging on to a desire to connect with the Holy Land?  Join us as we walk back through some of the sites visited during Bridgeway’s recent trip to the place that Walter Brueggemann simply called “the Land”. Sometimes referred to as “the 5th Gospel”, connecting with “the Land” will deepen your love and understanding of God’s Word as it is illuminated by the geography, history, culture and the people of the Bible.

    SUN 2 - Sign Up


                         "Living Intentionally & Loving Biblically"

    Group Category: Married Couples
    Study Material: Right Now Media/Workbook
    Date/Time:  Sundays @ 7:00pm

    Location: Virtual Meeting (ZOOM)

    Group Leaders: Joe & Brenda Tomassi
    Contact Info:

    6 WEEK STUDY TO: Discover God's design for your marriage and how to achieve a oneness relationship. Our goal is that our marriage would be a mirror image of Jesus love and forgiveness to a watching world.

    SUN 3 - Sign Up

  • GROWTH GROUP: SUN 4 - Divorce Care

                "The opportunity to heal properly"

    Group Category: Open
    Study Material: Divorce Care videos and Open Discussion
    Date/Time: Sundays @ 5:30pm
    Group Leaders: Mark Ruiz & Julie Hoffman
    Contact Info:

    Childcare: $5 per child; One-Time Fee

    Divorce is a terrible experience. The Divorce Care group was established to allow men and women who have had this experience the opportunity to heal properly. The group uses professional video and workbook exercises to guide participants through a 13-week journey. Each week the group will review Bibically-based approaches to challenges that divorce brings. Issues like anger, grief, loneliness, and conflict resolution are covered in detail. Each meeting also includes a discussion during which members support each other through this season. Individuals are welcome to enter the group at any point. Please do not suffer alone. We will walk with you.

    SUN 4 - Sign Up


    Group Category: Open
    Study Material: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis (Book 3)
    Date/Time: Sundays @ 6:00pm
    Group Leaders: Mike Linquist
    Contact Info:

    Childcare: $5 per child; One-Time Fee

    We will be working through the awesome work of Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. Prior reading of the material is not required but encouraged. Each class will have accompanying graphic videos to help describe each chapter then a group discussion of the topic that was covered in the chapter.

    SUN 5 - Sign Up

  • GROWTH GROUP: SUN 6 - Psalms Bible Study

    Group Category: Open
    Study Material: PSALMS "Real help For Real People" by Ray Ortlund
    Date/Time:  Sundays @ 6:00pm

    Location: Virtual Meeting (ZOOM)

    Group Leaders: Garry & Keri Gawrych
    Contact Info:

    The Psalms are well loved for a reason.   Where else in the Bible do we find a book as large and varied  and fun and useful as the book of Psalms? Meditating upon them will lead us to an encounter with the risen Christ.  In this study, Ray Ortlund will help us see that the Psalms are a place that God has provided to meet Him and find help, rest, honesty, hope, courage, joy, and so much more. We will meet via ZOOM Sunday 6 PM.

    SUN 6 - Sign Up

Monday - Growth Groups

  • GROWTH GROUP: MON 1 Without Wavering

              "Resilient Faith Built on the Promises of GoD"

    Group Category: Women
    Topic: Faith Building/Bible Study Book
    Date/Time: 1st & 3rd Mondays @ 7:00pm
    Group Leader: Penny Unmisig
    Contact Info:

    Childcare: $5 per child; One-Time Fee

    This group will meet twice a month and learn what it means to hold onto our hope and faith without wavering when the trials, setbacks and failures of life feel relentless.  Hebrews 11 gives us a lot of inspiration of faith when faced with difficulties that try to define us.  Through hope in Christ, you can become the woman who weathers the storms of life with renewed strength and confidence in who God IS and who He says you are.  "Let us hold on to the confession of our Hope without wavering, since He who promised is faithful." Hebrews 10:23

    MON 1 - Sign UP

  • GROWTH GROUP: MON 2 -   A Fresh Look at God's Story

    "Building the Framework of God's Story in its Historical and Cultural context"

    Group Category: Open
    Study Material:  Rediscovering Israel by Kristi McLelland
    Date/Time:  Mondays @ 7:00pm
    Group Leader: Donna Stansell
    Contact Info:

    Childcare: $5 per child; One-Time Fee


    We will be using the book Rediscovering Israel: A Fresh Look at God's Story in its Middle Eastern and Historical Context, along with the Bible, to survey Genesis through The Revelation, stringing together Biblical pearls, to encounter the Bible as one cohesive story-line, rather than a book of stand-alone accounts.  The goals: To celebrate the richness of Scripture, to fellowship, form friendships, and support each other in prayer, and to discover that God is even better than we knew! 

    MON 2 - Sign UP

  • GROWTH GROUP: MON 3 -  The Best is Yet to Come

                                 "Bible Prophecies Through the Ages"

    Group Category: Open                                                                                         
    Study Material:  Tony Evans : Book and DVD study
    Date/Time: 1st & 3rd Mondays @ 7:00pm
    Group Leader: Don Mayberry
    Contact Info:

    Childcare: $5 per child; One-Time Fee

    This study is a 16 month journey into Bible Prophecy using Dr. Tony Evans Material (Book; The Best is yet to Come and DVD; Prophecy and Our World).  This Study is continuation from the Fall season.  We meet every other Monday Evening at 7pm (Every first and Third Monday of the month).  If this is something  you've been interested in, it's not to late to jump onboard (all are welcome).

    MON 3 - Sign Up

  • GROWTH GROUP: MON 4 - Good Boundaries & Goodbyes 2.0

                                                 The Table Talk Forum

    Group Category: Women
    Topic: Loving Others without Losing Yourself
    Study Material: Good Boundaries and Goodbyes (Book Only) by Lysa Terkeurst
    Date/Time: Mondays @ 7:00pm
    Group Leader: Ronda Mayberry
    Contact Info:

    Childcare: $5 per child; One-Time Fee

    Have you ever thought "I cant keep doing this something has to change?"," I have tried everything and nothing works" or   " I fear I'm becoming someone I don't recognize, or like".  Last semester we studied the book and the video series. We are now going to go deeper with Good Boundaries, in a Bridgeway Table talk forum. Each week we will work through a chapter and discover how to apply this information to our lives. Boundaries are not just a good thing, they are a God thing, a tool God has given us to live a Christ centered life.

    MON 4 - Sign UP

  • GROWTH GROUP: MON 5 -  Core Christianity

                             "Finding Yourself in God's Story"

    Group Category: Couples, Family
    Study Material: Core Christianity by Michael Horton
    Date/Time: Mondays @ 6:00pm
    Group Leader:  Tyler & Audrey Mrowiec
    Contact Info:

    Childcare: $5 per child; One-Time Fee

    We are a group made up primarily of young families who are seeking to go through life together. We spend time in group focused on community, learning, and prayer. This semester we are reading the book, Core Christianity by Michael Horton. Our group meets weekly on Monday nights from 6:00-7:30 PM at Bridgeway Church and childcare is provided. Each week we will discuss a chapter of the book as well as the greater topic as a whole. We hope you join us in better understanding the theology of the Bible as well as how it is relevant to your daily life. 

    MON 5 - Sign UP

  • GROWTH GROUP: MON 6 -  Psalms and Lyrics of Life

                            "Using teaching from Lisa Harper"

    Group Category: Womens
    Study Material:  Based on Lyrics of Life by Lisa Harpe

    Date/Time: Mondays from 7:00pm

    Location:  Virtual Meeting (ZOOM)

    Group Leader: Paula O’Neil
    Contact Info:

    A Psalm for Every Situation (by Lisa Harper)

    We sometimes feel like we need to curate our emotions when we talk to God. But God wants us to come to him honestly, no matter what we are feeling or going through. Join Bible teacher Lisa Harper as she teaches from the book of Psalms looking at the variety of circumstances faced by followers of God. In this eight-session series, we learn how to find comfort in any situation based on this songbook of the people of God.

    MON 6 - Sign UP

TUesday - Growth Groups

  • GROWTH GROUP: TUES 1 - Living the Beatitudes in 2024

                                           "Upside Down Living"

    Group Category: Open
    Topic:  Bible Study / RightNow Media
    Date/Time: Tuesdays @ 7:00pm
    Location: Bridgeway Church
    Group Leader: Bob & Nancy Jonsson; Paula O'Neil
    Contact info:

    Childcare: $5 per child; One-Time Fee

    What does it mean to be blessed? And, more importantly, how do we become someone who is blessed? The kind of life God is calling us to may not look the way we imagined, but it will be better than we could have hoped.


    In this series, pastor Matt Chandler takes us through the Beatitudes and shows us what it means to live in the kingdom of God. As we meet, we'll wrestle with Jesus' challenging message and seek to deepen our walk as His followers and build stronger relationships with brothers and sisters.

    TUES 1 - Sign Up

  • GROWTH GROUP: TUES 2 - Jesus and Women

    Group Category: Women

    Study Material: Jesus and Women by Kristi McLelland
    Date/Time: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays @ 7:00pm

    Location: Bridgeway Church

    Group Leader: Jennifer Hernandez
    Contact Info:

    Childcare: $5 per child; One-Time Fee

    Imagine walking the dusty roads of Galilee with Jesus of Nazareth—braving jostling crowds just to touch the edge of His cloak and hear Him say, "Take heart, daughter, your faith has healed you." Those words, once meant to comfort a hurting woman’s soul thousands of years ago, were also meant for you. Join biblical culturalist Kristi McLelland on those dusty roads as she transports you back to Jesus' world, stepping into the footsteps of the women who came face to face with the living God. Over 7 sessions, examine the historical and cultural climate of first-century Middle Eastern society to not only understand Jesus more deeply but to fuel your worship of Him today.

    TUES 2 - Sign Up

  • GROWTH GROUP: TUES 3 - Singles

    Group Category: Open (Singles)
    Topic: Christian Living
    Study material:  The Bible
    Date/Time: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays @ 7pm
    Group Leaders: Beverly Gandy
    Contact info:

    Childcare: $5 per child; One-Time Fee

    Being single is not a curse or a waiting period until the best things come. Singleness is a beautiful and unique opportunity to live a life devoted to Christ. It can be lonely as a single in church. Much of the singles content that's out there centers around finding a relationship and being whole enough for a relationship but not for Jesus. As a community of believers let us not miss out on the call of God simply because we don't have a spouse or relationship. So if you're looking for a community in the same walk of life, a new group of friends, or a group to help you walk in your purpose with Jesus, this just might be the group for you!

    TUES 3 - Sign UP

  • GROWTH GROUP: TUES 4 - Spiritual Warfare

    Group Category: Open

    Study Material: The Bible
    Date/Time: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 7:00pm

    Location: Bridgeway Church

    Group Leader: Jennifer Hernandez
    Contact Info:

    Childcare: $5 per child; One-Time Fee

    War is waging right now between the forces of God and the forces of evil. Learn how to fight the enemy and win with this four-part course on spiritual warfare.

    TUES 4 - Sign Up

Wednesday - Growth Groups

  • GROWTH GROUP: WED 1 - Mom's Group, "Refresh"

                  "Praying our kids through sports and lifE"

    Group Category: Moms

    Study Material:  'You Play, I Pray' by Kylie Sanches
    Date/Time: Wednesday @ 7:00pm

    Location:  Virtual Meeting (ZOOM)

    Group Leader: Julianna Osborne

    Contact Info:

    This is a group that welcomes all mothers. We are focusing this semester on praying specifically for our children as they participate in sports and after school activities. However, do not let that stop you from joining. We make it applicable for moms in any stage of parenting. We will pray our kids through this crazy life and we will do it together!!!

    wed 1 - Sign Up

  • GROWTH GROUP: WED 2 - Seconds, Please!

    Group Category: Women
    Topic: Bridgeway Sunday Messages
    Date/Time: Wednesday @ 6:45pm
    Location: Home Hosted (Wesley Chapel)
    Group Leader:  Ginger Sciame
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    Each week Bridgeway is offered a Bible feast from the pulpit. Come back "to the table" and have a second helping!

    Your Bible and the sermon notes from Sunday are our curriculum, The focus of this group is to provide an interactive discussion of what the Lord is speaking to His body at Bridgeway, how to apply it to our lives and to lift the church and each other up in prayer.


    wed 2 - Sign Up


                "Five elements for lasting changE"

    Group Category: Open
    Study Material:  The Daniel Plan: 40 days to a Healthier Life
    Date/Time: Wednesdays @ 7:00pm

    Location: Bridgeway Church (Elementary Room)

    Group Leaders: Anita Alexander, Liz Lyon-Hall, Cela Webster
    Contact info:

    Want more in ‘24? Join us on a transformative journey toward health and wellness! Our 12-week Daniel Plan group will meet every Wednesday evening to explore Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus, and Friends. Embrace this opportunity for meal planning, accountability partners, engaging materials, and resistance training (tailored to all levels). Don’t miss out on your chance for change!! 

    wed 3 - Sign Up


     "Strive to know, love, and become more like Jesus"

    Group Category: Men
    Study Material: BIBLE STUDY: Revelation: The Christian's Ultimate Victory
    Date/Time: Wednesdays @ 7:00pm
    Location: Bridgeway Church (Pre-School Room)

    Group Leaders: Richard Rigg & Elliot Johns
    Contact info:

    Kingsmen Growth Group is for men who seek the truth in God’s word and commit to becoming more like Jesus; to love Him more, and thereby to love each other more as well. We will be prepared for servant-leadership in our relationships, our homes, and our church, as well as, to deliver the gospel to those who the Lord has placed in our lives. Kingsmen will never be the same as we hold each other accountable, and grow together through shared lives.


    This will be achieved through 12 weekly, hour and a half sessions of fellowship and bible study of Revelation: The Christian's Ultimate Victory (MacArthur Bible Studies) available on by Kindle ($9.99) or Paperback ($8.99).

    wed 4 - Sign up

THursday - Growth Groups


    Group Category: Open
    Topic:  Book of Ephesians  J.D.Greear  Right Now Media
    Date/Time: Thursdays @ 10:00am

    Location: Bridgeway Church (Heritage Room)

    Group Leader: Roxanne Richards & Patricia Cook
    Contact Info: 

    This study of Paul's letter is about encouragement & admonishment written to remind believers of our immeasurable blessings in Christ and to live in a manner worthy of them. The first 3 chapters focus on doctrine (the calling of the church) and the last 3 chapters focus on application (practical Christian living/the conduct of the church).

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  • GROWTH GROUP: THURS 2 - Intercessory Prayer

    Group Category: Open
    Study Material: Angel Armies on Assignment by Tim Sheets
    Date/Time: Thursdays @ 10:00am   
    Group Leader(s): Jerri Caines, Cindy Tice & Beverlie Fuller
    Contact Info:  

    Intercessory prayer is a group for men and women focusing on the study, development and practice of effective prayer.  Our prayers for local, national and international needs guide us into marvelous times of fellowship and intercession.

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  • GROWTH GROUP: THURS 3 - Life Together

                     "We're a Group Doing Life TogetheR"

    Group Category: Open
    Topic: Bible Study and Prayer
    Date/Time: Thursdays; 6:00pm - 8:30pm
    Location: Home Hosted (Wesley Chapel)
    Group Leaders: Barkley & Stephanie Finsterbush
    Contact Info:

    You’re invited to join the “Life Together Group” to break bread together and take a deeper dive into the pervious Sunday's sermon. The mission of our group is to grow closer to God through community, study, application, prayer, and support. After relocating across the country four times in the last eight years, the Finsterbushes learned the importance of connecting with other families and creating close bonds through fellowship; supporting one another through life’s ups and downs. Each week we enjoy a taco-bar potluck (allergen-friendly) and discuss the previous week’s sermon. Older children watch an age-appropriate movie in the loft, while infants and toddlers remain with the adults as we dive into the weekly material.

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  • GROWTH GROUP: THURS 4 - Celebrate Recovery

    Group Category: Open  
    Topic: Celebrate Recovery
    Date/Time: Thursdays @ 7pm
    Location: Bridgeway Church (Pre-School Room)
    Group Leaders: Garry Kessler
    Contact Info:

    Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, habits, and hang-ups by showing the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. It is a safe place to find community & freedom from the issues that are controlling our lives. Celebrate Recovery is in over 35,000 churches worldwide! If you really desire support, true life-change, and empowerment to become all you were meant to be, this is the group for you!

    THURS 4 - Sign Up

  • GROWTH GROUP: THURS 5 - Parents and ProdigalS

    Group Category: Open
    Topic: Prayer and Fellowship
    Study Material:  Parents in Pain by John White
    Date/Time: Thursdays @ 7pm

    Group Leaders: Joe & Cindy Bray
    Contact info:  

    "Where did we go wrong?"  "What could we have done differently?"  "Is there any hope for healing in our family?"  When a child's rebellion destroys domestic peace and harmony, Christian parents feel confusion and guilt and shame.  Our group will seek guidance and encouragement from the Bible and each other on how to navigate the stormy waters of living with a prodigal.  "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom..." (Colossians 3:16).

    THURS 5 - Sign UP

  • GROWTH GROUP: THURS 6 - Toddler Moms

    "Moms & Tots Park Meetups with Prayer & FellowshiP"

    Group Category:  Stay at Home Moms
    Topic:  Prayer and Fellowship
    Date/Time: Thursdays @ 9:30am  
    Location: Home Hosted
    Group Leaders:  Audrey Mrowiec
    Contact Info:                                                                    

    The Toddler Moms group is a weekly gathering for stay at home moms with kiddos who are not yet school age (babies included). We will meet at local playgrounds (rotating monthly) from 9:00 - 11:00 AM on Thursday mornings for prayer and fellowship. If you can't join every single week, that's okay! We'd love to have you attend when it works for you and your kiddos. 

    THURS 6 - Sign UP

friday - Growth Groups

  • GROWTH GROUP: FRI 1 - A Praying Life

                 "Spiritual Awakenings in the BiblE"

    Group Category: Men
    Topic:  A Praying Life by Paul Miller
    Date/Time: Fridays @ 7:00am - 8:00am
    Location: Bridgeway Church (Heritage Room)
    Group Leaders: Pastor Bob Jonsson, Dan Nash
    Contact Info:

    Every Friday at 7am,  15-20 men gather for an hour to talk about life and challenges and to dig into the Bible for inspiration and guidance.  Our focus, as we begin this year, will be on prayer and seeking to deepen in our conversations with God.  We will be learning about extraordinary prayers in the Bible and from prayer movements in history.

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  • GROWTH GROUP: FRI 2 - Prayer Shawl Ministry

    Group Category: Women
    Topic: Bridgeway Prayer Shawl Ministry
    Date/Time: 2nd & 4th Fridays @ 10:00am
    Location: Bridgeway Church (Heritage Room)
    Group Leader: Roxanne Richards
    Contact Info:  

    Bridgeway's Prayer Shawl Ministry is designed to share God's healing touch and comforting spirit through a crocheted or knitted blanket or shawl. Each is hand made by faith filled people who love the Lord and have prayed over each stitch as they are constructed. These items represent Jesus' loving arms enveloping the recipient in warmth, comfort, healing and peace. If you would like to be part of this amazing ministry but do not know how to crochet or knit we have people willing to teach you. Come join us and see how God is working through this special ministry in our church and beyond.

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    Group Category: Open (ages 55+)
    Topic: Christian living, JOY (Just Older Youth)
    Date/Time: 1st and 3rd Fridays @ 11:00am-1:00pm
    Location: Bridgeway Church (Auditorium)
    Group Leaders: Pastor Joel Eason and Pastor Bob Jonsson
    Contact Info:

    If you are 55 years or older, you will love Bridgeway's JOY ( Just Older Youth ) ministry! We meet on the first and third Fridays at church, 11am to 1pm, for laughter, inspiration, fellowship and lunch. Come join us!


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  • GROUP ID: FRI 4 - Widows Group ‘GLOW’

                                "God Loves our Widows"

    Group Category: Women (Widows)

    Topic: God Loves Our Widow

    Date/Time: 4th Fridays @ 12:00pm
    Location: Bridgeway Church (Cafe)

    Group Leaders: Jerri Caines & Jane Condrey
    Contact Info:

    Our focus is revealed in our name, GLOW, which stands for God Loves Our Widows.  Our objectives are to reach all of our widows, sharing concerns, offering encouragement, fellowship and help with spiritual and emotional needs.

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  • GROUP ID: FRI 5 - GriefShare

    "Comfort and Community During a Time of Loss"

    Group Category: Open
    Topic: The GriefShare Curriculum
    Date/Time: Fridays @ 6:00pm
    Location: Bridgeway Church (Heritage Room)
    Group Leader: Travis Moffitt
    Contact Info:

    GriefShare is a 13 week group designed to provide comfort and create community for those walking through the loss of a loved one.  All are welcome as we process through grief together in a safe and supportive environment.  You can learn more about the GriefShare material at

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saturday - Growth Groups

  • GROWTH GROUP: SAT 1 - Men’s Romans Study

    Group Category: Men's
    Topic: Studying the Word one verse at the time
    Study Material: Romans from The 17:18 Series Journible
    Date/Time: Saturdays @ 8am

    Location: Bridgeway Church (Gathering Place)

    Group Leaders: Sung Park and Fernando Rojas
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    We are starting a new series on the study of Romans reading and discussing the rich book verse by verse. We are using the Romans by the Journible which encourages each person to write out each word and journal notes and comments. This is to help us to slow down and think every word more carefully and deeply as would a scribe in the old days when copying the Bible. We have a strong group of men who are committed to study the word and now writing their meditation.

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