Adult Ministry Groups

Experience God Fully, Grow as Disciples, Serve Our Community

Providence offers small groups for adults of all ages & stages. Whether you are single, a young couple, just starting a family, raising kids, a single parent, an empty nester or a senior adult, you can find a place where you belong & meet people who are just like you. We encourage each person to find a small group where
you can grow spiritually & a place to serve others.
Want to find out more? Contact Adult & Connection Ministry Director Leslie Lunsford.

DivorceCare

You do not have to go through separation or divorce alone. Class will meet Wednesdays 6:30-8pm August 16-November 8th. Childcare provided. Contact Jenny Moore or call 706-513-6199.

Second Half Ministry

This group of senior adults meets monthly throughout the year for events, outings and service projects.

If you are in the Second Half of life, save the dates:

Saturday, August 5: Marriage, Moonshine and Mayhem – Sounds like something that would only happen in the South, but it's an interactive dinner and mystery program by the Newnan Theatre Company.  Shirley Allen is coordinating the trip on 
August 5th at 7:30 p.m.   Tickets are $35 and include dinner and the performance.  If you are interested going here's what to do:Order your tickets by August 3rd by going online or calling the dinner theater 770-683-6282
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Once you've purchased your tickets, call or email Shirley at 678-817-4269 to let her know you are going.  She will contact the theater to let them know how many are in our group so we can sit together for dinner.  Note:  We don't have a bus driver available – so we will meet at the Newnan Theatre Company or carpool from the church. 
 
Friday, August 11:
Meet at Midwest Food Bank 10am-noon for service. Optional lunch afterwards. 

Sunday morning

 
8:30-10:30am
Disciple I
Dan & Alison Lane lead this 34-week Bible study. You will learn how the Bible is all connected, from "In the beginning," to "Amen." This life-changing study begins August 13 and requires weekly homework. Workbooks are $34. Questions or sign up:
 
9:30am:
Open Door:
 A group of young-middle aged adults uses streaming, DVD and book studies. Current study is book of Daniel. Meets in room 104.
 
10:45am:
WWJD: A discussion-based class among mature adults struggling with the challenges of living a Christian life in a secular world. Class uses “Wired Word” lessons & meets in room F12.
Friends in Christ: A Bible-based class of mature adults that alternates between books in the Old & New Testaments. Class meets in room F14.
Pathfinders: 
A class of 30’s-40’s adults using book, streaming, DVD & discussion studies. Currently doing New Testament "Read Scripture" series from RightNow Media. Lessons stand alone, so drop in any time. Class meets in room 103.

Women's Bible Studies & Events

Wednesday Women

Ladies, what is the deep cry of your heart? The 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. Join Lysa TerKeurst on the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Trade feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is like never before.

Learn how to shift from “slave mentality” to “set free mentality,” discover how Jesus is the key to satisfaction by learning the crucial significance behind each of His I AM statements, trade feelings of emptiness for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is, and grow in biblical literacy with this exploration of the Gospel of John.

Class led by Michelle Villars, Karen Holloway, and Leslie Lunsford. 6-week study begins August 16th, Wednesdays 9:30-11AM. Sign up or info: Leslie Lunsford

 

Busy Moms’ Bible Study

The group meets every other Wednesday during the school year in room 107 & all busy moms are welcome! The group resumes in August. Questions? Joanna Hines or 770-778-8834
 

Moms' Connection

Drop the kids at the bus stop, preschool, or bring them to childcare, then come to room 107 every other week during the school year for crafts, fellowship, guest speaker or a service project. Watch for info about the schedule for 2017-18 school year. Connie Corley
 

Sunday Sisters Ladies’ Bible Study

The next study, Priscilla Shirer's, "He Speaks to Me," begins August 13th. A common question of many Christians is, "How can I know when God is speaking to me?" Priscilla uses the account of God speaking to Samuel in 1 Samuel 3 to show how God speaks to Christians and how we can discern His voice and position ourselves to respond. Participants will discover how God spoke to Samuel, Samuel's response, and how He speaks to believers today; you will be encouraged to listen and respond to God's voice; and by listening to God's voice and obeying Him, women will experience spiritual growth, Christian discipline, and the desire to serve. Books $14. To sign up, email Lynne Scott
 
Check out these Sunday evening ladies' studies coming up this fall:
-Jonah (7 sessions) God's invitation in our lives to do some more that we imagine.
-One in a Million: Journey to your Promised Land (7 sessions).

Wednesday evening Bible studies

Studies begin August 23. Watch for info about more classes!
 
Ron Clower leads his 12-week study,
“Captivity to Eternity, Daniel, God’s Faithful Servant,” 
Wednesdays 6:30-8pm starting August 23rd. 

The book of Daniel is full of astounding historical events and prophetic visions that help us realize God’s plan for mankind and His covenant people.This study explores the life of the prophet, the book’s setting, stories,and foretastes of the future. Books $15, ebooks $3.99 
Sign up: email Leslie Lunsford

 
 
You do not have to go through separation or divorce alone. Come to this class for support and encouragement Wednesdays 6:30-8pm starting August 16th. Class is free, childcare and kids' activities provided. Questions or want to sign up?
Maria Wells leads this 5 week study on the book of Ruth, 
“5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit.”
Class meets 6:30-8pm Wednesdays starting August 23rd.
Dreams. Programs. Jobs. Relationships. There are so many different areas where we sometimes feel like calling it quits. It’s time for an honest conversation on how not to give in to the temptation to give up.
5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit will enable you to: e
valuate the internal personal struggles that make you want to quit; cultivate consistent habits to help you progress toward your goals; receive a fresh dose of perspective from the Bible to help you develop perseverance. You are not made to quit! Books $14. Sign up: Leslie Lunsford

Marriage Ministry

Are you ready for a Romantic Adventure weekend with your spouse? A group of Providence married couples are going to Winshape November 10-12, so check it out!  "Sometimes couples forget that it is okay to take a break from life and focus on each other. During the Winshape Romantic Adventure Retreat you are given the opportunity to take time for just the two of you with a weekend that encourages you to slow down, learn healthy communication skills, have fun together and forget routine for a couple days. Learn about yourself and your spouse, as well as, tools that will help strengthen your marriage." Get away for a 
Romantic Adventure Retreat and enjoy a wonderful mix of teaching, outdoor activities, romance and fun! Questions? Jana Strickland
 

Men’s Ministry

Men's Ministry meets occasionally & does service projects throughout the year as needed. Contact Herb Flanders for info.
 

Women’s Ministry

Whether you enjoy Bible study or being involved in planning & coordinating special events and service projects, there is a place for you at Providence. Advent by Candlelight will be December 3 & 4. The 2018 Women's Retreat is January 19-21 at the Hilton Marietta Hotel & Conference Center. Info? Leslie Lunsford
 

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Ladies who enjoy crochet gather Monday evenings at 6pm in the Prayer Room to make prayer shawls which are given to those in need due to illness or grief. Contact Pat Johnson.  

UPCOMING ADULT MINISTRY EVENTS

Marriage Retreat November 10-12

What: Take a break from the crazy pace of life and stoke your passion for each other. There are 10 Providence rooms reserved for the Romantic Adventure Marriage Retreat to help you forget routine and have fun with your spouse. Cost is $598 per couple and includes program, meals, lodging and applicable taxes.Contact Jana Strickland for more information about the Providence group. 

When:Friday, November 10, 2017 - Sunday, November 12, 2017
Where: WinShape Retreat in Rome GA

Ladies, be sure to save the date & plan to attend the Women's Retreat Jan. 19-21 at the Hilton Marietta Hotel & Conference Center. Need more info?
Becky Willis