Discipleship

New Classes begin in March!
Come when you can!

 

Announcing: Wednesday "face time"!

Woodhaven offers adults a special time each Wednesday night to dig into spiritual questions and life-application studies. Short-term studies of books and Bible passages allow us a chance to push pause on our busy lives to explore ways we can follow Christ more closely. We feel that this "face time" is an important investment each week—to connect more closely with Christ and with one another.

Activities and discipleship programs are available for children of all ages and youth, so bring the whole family. Friends and community members are welcome, too!

Sign up

  • Sign up for classes on Signup Genius here. Or, contact the church office at 919-362-0127 or rebecca@woodhaven.org.
  • Join us for dinner! De-stress before class each Wednesday. We’ll do the cooking for you and your family! This year, we've extended our dinner service time from 5:25 - 6:25 p.m. to allow folks to round up the kids and wrestle with rush hour. Click here for details and reservations.

Simply Called to Be Family, led by Ken Vandergriff, begins January 4, 2017 at Woodhaven. 

Sign up for Dave Ramsey's Smart Money Smart Kids.

 

  

  

A new women's Bible study begins in January at Woodhaven.

Learn about the 5 Love Languages, beginning Jan. 4, 2017, at Woodhaven.

Does charity help or hurt? Come participate in the discussion at Woodhaven.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simply Called to be Family  Dr. Ken Vandergriff
Led by Ken Vandergriff 
Beginning Jan. 4
6:00 p.m.

God calls family to...? To what? It seems a simple question, and you probably already have in mind how you would finish the statement. But across Christian history, Christians have come to a surprisingly diverse array of answers, some of which we might consider shocking. The present culture wars over the family are not surprising when we consider how Christians have thought about family through the centuries. What does God call the family to?

 

Smart Money Smart Kids 
Led by Randy Patterson
Beginning Jan. 4 (6 weeks)
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Rachel Cruze and her father Dave Ramsey teach parents how to raise money smart kids in today's world. This is a video and discussion-based class. You'll also receive instructions guide you at home in presenting the materials to your children from ages 3 to 21. Read a description of the six lessons here.
 
For this class, you must register online at: https://www.smartmoneysmartkids.com/classes/1030893. You will be able to pay for your online membership and materials online for $59. Your class materials will be mailed to you. If you have any questions, you can contact the Woodhaven Coordinator, Randy Patterson at 919-552-8177 or email prpatterson@nc.rr.com. Free childcare is available for infants - preschoolers, and discipleship activities are available for school-aged children and teens. 

 

No Other Gods: Confronting Our Modern-Day Idols Terri Stratton
Led by Terri Stratton
Beginning Jan. 4
6:00 - 6:45 p.m.

This distinctly relational study by Kelly Minter for women, encourages women to make room for God by dethroning the functional gods that clutter and claim their lives.

 
The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts  Doug Smith
Led by Doug Smith
Beginning Jan. 4
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Everyone expresses and receives love in different ways. These are identified in five languages of love. If you express your love in a way your partner doesn't understand, they will not know you expressed your love at all. How can you maintain that emotional connection and work as a team? Understanding the love languages will allow you to express your love as well as feel truly loved in return.

This book by Gary Chapman is available at Barnes & Noble

 
Toxic Charity: How the Church Hurts Those They Help and How to Reverse It  David Stratton
Led by David Stratton
Beginning Jan. 4
6:50 - 7:35 p.m.

Robert Lupton's book of the title above is a great tool to begin a conversation about something that Jesus calls all Christians to do: help the poor and needy. According to Lupton, modern charity efforts can have a toxic effect on the very people meant to benefit. He exposes the problems and, more importantly, provides new models for churches and individuals who want to help–not sabotage–those whom they desire to serve.

Join us for what figures to be a lively discussion on Lupton's book

 
Participants are responsible for purchasing their own books and materials for discipleship classes.  Links are included for your convenience.  You may find a better deal somewhere if you shop around.

 

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Coming in March...

Seamless  
Led by Cynthia Thelen
Wednesdays, March 8 - May 3
6:00 - 6:45 p.m.

Discover the seamless thread connecting the people, places, and promises of the Bible in a whole new way. 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. The 66 books may seem disconnected at first glance. In this study, Angie Smith shows you how the whole Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, connects as one beautiful, seamless thread.

Who is This Man?  
Led by Doug Smith
Wednesdays, March 8 - May 3
6:00 - 6:45 p.m.

This 8-session series, based on the book by John Ortberg, will look at how Jesus' influence has swept over history, bringing his inspiration to the fields of art, science, government, medicine, and education. This study/discussion group will learn together the most remarkable impact and influence this man (God) has had over 2000 years later. We will use discussion, informative quotes, and ideas for personal application.

Megillot  
Led by Dr. Tony Cartledge
Wednesdays, March 15 - May 3
6:00 - 6:45 p.m.

Did you know the Bible contains something called the Megillot? It’s not a book of the Bible, but five small books that are scattered throughout the Old Testament in Christian Bibles, but collected into one section called the Megillot (“Scrolls”) in the Hebrew Bible. Each is associated with a Jewish festival, and they appear in the order of the festivals, beginning with Passover and moving through the year. In that order, the books are: Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther. Join us for a study of these often-overlooked but important books. Each session is guaranteed to include at least one intriguing thing that you probably didn’t know!

Toxic Charity: How the Church Hurts Those They Help and How to Reverse It  
Led by David Stratton
5 Wednesdays, beginning March 29
6:50 - 7:35 p.m.

This five-week course was designed with Woodhaven newcomers in mind, but it would benefit anyone desiring a basic doctrinal refresher. We will wrestle with four questions fundamental to our faith, in addition to discussing Woodhaven's core values. Participants will receive a free booklet at the first class meeting, so it is important that you sign up so that we can have a booklet ready for you.