2019 Fall Semester
 
 
Pastor Derek Chase
(209)668-4080

What is a CONNECT Group??

A group of 8-15 people who gather weekly or bi/weekly, either in a home, apartment, mobile home, or at the Connecting Point campus. We connect with God. We connect with others who are on a journey with Jesus. We connect with family, friends, and neighbors who make up our “extended family”. We connect to care, support, and help each other through life. 
 

How long will this semester last?

Approximately sixteen weeks. Be sure to check out what each group will be studying, the day they will be meeting (weekly, biweekly), the time they will meet, and where they will meet (church or hosted in a home).

 

 
 

Title: Everybody Always

All Adults
 
Leader: Pastor Derek 
Day/Time: Mondays from 6:30 pm-8 pm
Location: Chris & Sierra Duke-Hughson
 

DescriptionModern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that your spouse is there to help you realize your potential; that marriage does not mean forever, but merely for now; and that starting over after a divorce is the best solution to seemingly intractable      marriage issues. But these modern-day assumptions are wrong. Timothy Keller, with insights from Kathy, his wife of 37 years, shows marriage to be a glorious relationship that is also misunderstood and mysterious.

Title: Life Changing Prayer

All Adults
 
Leader: Pastor Greg 
Day/Time: Tuesdays from 6:30 pm-8 pm
Location: TBA
 

Description:  God’s throne of grace. It is not a physical location you can visit, but the promises you read about it in the Bible are so immense that they are almost beyond belief. And as  Hebrews 4:16 states, you can always “approach God’s throne of grace with confidence,” knowing that you will “receive mercy and find grace” to help you in your time of need. God promises in his Word to always hear us, answer us, and extend his mercy when we come to him. You will find that approaching God’s throne of grace will change your life and  circumstances like nothing else! This study will show how prayer can  completely transform your life. Join us as we do life together and discovery Life Transforming Prayer!

 

Title: The Financial Peace

All Adults
 
Leader & Hosts:Chris Alonzo
Day/Time: Sunday from 6-7:30 pm
Location: Vista Room
 
Description:

If you think about, money touches every nook and  cranny of our lives. We measure our success and failures by it. We use it to fill our gas tanks, pay for groceries, and keep the lights on. And just when we feel like we have the hang of it…something breaks, someone gets sick, or the bank calls asking for their money back.  Whether you’ve got money tied up in credit cards,    student loans, a car  payment, or even those unwanted medical bills, it all adds up and fast.

Most of us have been there. Have you? But here’s  the thing: You can’t stay there.Dave Ramsey has been there. But the best part is that he uses his story to impact other stories with the hope and help of Financial Peace University

Topic:Sunday Message Discussion & Reflection 

All Adults
Leader: Pastor Nick and Natasha Gebhart
Day/Time:Thursday from 7:00-8:30 pm
Location: The Gebhart Home in Keyes
 
Description: Our group centers around doing life together.  The    topic for our conversations arise out of what each of us has encountered throughout the week.  Our focus is on what God has taught each of us through our weekly devotional time and also incorporates the previous Sunday’s sermon as well.  Each member of our group is engaged in the “Read Scripture” schedule in an effort to remain on a similar reading plan throughout the year (“Read Scripture” is an app which provides a yearly reading plan as well as accompanying contextualizing videos, our reading in Matthew starts August 30th).  Here, we are family, and as a result, we challenge, stretch, support, and love each other.

Topic: It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way

Women
Leader: Carole Wright
Day/Time: Tuesday mornings at 9:30 am with childcare
 Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm NO childcare
Location: CPNaz-Vista Room
 
Description:

Life often looks so very far from the reality we long for. Lysa TerKeurst deeply understands. But she’s also discovered that whether we’re dealing with daily disappointments or life-altering loss, we can find unexpected strength as we wrestle well between our faith and feelings.

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way offers a safe guide, fresh biblical insight, and life-giving perspectives for living in between Eden and eternity. With grit,     vulnerability, and honest humor, Lysa helps readers:

-Stop being pulled into the anxiety of disappointment by discovering how to better process unmet expectations and other painful situations.

-Train themselves to recognize the three strategies of the enemy so they can stand strong and persevere through unsettling relationships and uncertain outcomes.

-Discover the secret of being steadfast and not panicking when God actually does give them more than they can handle.

-Shift their suspicion that God is cruel or reckless to the biblical assurance that God is protecting and preparing them.

-Know how to encourage a friend and help them navigate hard realities with real help from God’s truth.

 

 

Topic:The Meaning of Marriage 

All Adults
Leader:Kelly and Susan Martinez
Day/Time: Weekly Tuesdays 
Location: Keith and Laura Weeds house
 
Description:

Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that your spouse is there to help you realize your potential; that marriage does not mean forever, but merely for now; and that starting over after a divorce is the best solution to seemingly intractable marriage issues. But these modern-day assumptions are wrong. Timothy Keller, with insights from Kathy, his wife of 37 years,  shows marriage to be a glorious relationship that is also misunderstood and mysterious.

 

 

Title: Conquers – The Battle Plan for Purity

Men and Women

Leader: Keith Weed Contact Keith by email. conquerors@cpnaz.com
Day/Time: See Keith or Pastor Derek
 
Description: This study on sexual purity is here to help men get to the root of bondage, while offering proven principles and practical tools to conquer pornography and find freedom.  The Conquer Series, unrivaled in its scope and authority, is about heart transformation.  This life-changing study provides insights which will lay out biblical strategies, scientific facts and teach men how to use God’s weapons to become conquerors. 
 
 
 
 
 
If you are interested in any of the Groups above or have questions about CONNECT Groups, you can contact the Ministry office at office@cpnaz.com by clicking on the blue hyperlink.