GHCC Life Groups are gearing up for the fall. If you currently lead a group or would like to start a new group please contact Pastor Justin Garland Justin@generationalhope.org and confirm with him your meeting date & time.
The Life group Ministry at GHCC serves to fulfill the Vision and Mission of the church. Our main purpose is to see each person Reached, Related to, Restored and Released into further ministry. Our Life Groups are a place where that can happen on a personal level.
Our groups often vary in certain ways from one another, and often express their own individual characteristics specific to that group. Even with their own differences, the core purpose of our groups remains the same. Typically our groups either meet in a home, or another designated meeting area, they meet on a regular basis (weekly, monthly, etc…), and typically last around 2 hours. Some of our groups meet around food and others meet in a class setting.
There are two distinct types of groups to lead and/or attend. The first is a more of a series based group that typically revolves around a certain teaching or curriculum. These usually range from 6-13 weeks. The second type of group usually meets year round or on an ongoing basis, whose focus may change from time to time based on that groups decision.
GHCC Life Groups provide a great opportunity to get plugged into the life of the church. They are also a great place to begin taking personal ownership at GHCC, by leading a Life Group and imparting into people’s lives. For information on how to start a life group please contact the Church Office or Pastor Justin Garland.
Current GHCC Life Groups:
GHCC Get Connected Class
Leader: Pastor Justin
Phone: (425) 432-0311
Sunday Morning October 7th– October 28th (We will dismiss after 2nd service worship)
Are you new to GHCC?
Now that you’re here “Get Connected” to the life and ministry here at GHCC.
This 4 Week Class Allows You To:
· Connect with the core values, vision and leadership of GHCC.
· Connect by discovering keys to Victorious Christian Living.
· Connect relationally with others at GHCC.
· Connect with discovering your gifts & talents and serving the Kingdom Mission.
New Heart Ministry: Healing and Recovery
Leader: Carl and Christine Graver
New Heart Ministries is simply an opportunity to take God at His word, to say Yes to His gracious invitation and bring an end to the long, lonely, and often discouraging search for healing by receiving an authentic healing that lasts a lifetime! We seek to introduce those who need healing with the One who has revealed Himself as our Healer, our Forgiver, our Savior, our Reconciler, and the Giver of New Hearts
Everyone is invited, whether you’re battling a life controlling issue yourself, or you have a friend or loved one struggling, and you need the prayer and support of a group of compassionate people who are experiencing God’s freedom in the areas of the following categories.
Monday nights at 6:30 pm we will have dinner and the meeting at 7:00 pm.
Women’s Coffee and Fellowship
Point of Contact: Sharon Brandt
Come meet and get to know other ladies from GHCC. Come for a time of fellowship, coffee, prayer, and relationship building. This is a group that meets year round, on a regular basis.
City Perk Coffee
23631 Maple Valley Black Diamond Rd SE
Maple Valley, WA 98038
Monday mornings at 7:30 am
End Time Prophecy and Miracles
Leader: John and Mary Gera
Come be a part of our group! Our goal is to come together and dig into the word of God, as well as other materials on certain topics. Our main topic will be “End Time Prophecy” – a Bible study utilizing many of the modern day recorded messages from ministers on this subject (Hal Lindsey, Perry Stone, Grant Jeffrey, and Jack Van Impe). Our study materials will include: videos, recordings, Biblical study, charts, etc. Secondary Topics include; healing and miracles. We will spend time in prayer, sharing of current experiences, and sharing of materials created from the groups past “Healing and Miracle” Bible studies.
2nd and 4th Monday’s of the month at 3:00 pm
Reasons to Believe -”If God Made The Universe…Why Is It The Way It Is?”
Leader: Mayson and Laura Morrissey
Monday’s – October 1st – November 19th. 6:45 pm
A small group study has never tackled a bigger subject!
Drawing from his popular book Why the Universe Is the Way It Is, Dr. Hugh Ross shares Scripture, stunning satellite photos, and the most recent scientific findings to explain the great love story that is our universe. This DVD series invites you to be a part of Dr. Ross’ small group. Each session includes a brief presentation (about 20 minutes), followed by Q&A. The eight sessions address these cosmic questions:
Why Is the Universe So Vast?
Why Is It So Old?
Why Is It So Dark?
Why Is There an Earth?
Why So Much for So Little?
Why Is It Decaying?
Why Isn’t It Perfect Now?
What Will God Make Next?
And bonus session:
What Does All This Say about God?
So stretch your mind, as God “stretches out the heavens,” and find answers to your questions, big and small, about our amazing cosmos and what it means.
Financial Peace University– Rid yourself of all debt and build real wealth today!Leader: Ted and Jalene Cooke
Mondays- starting October 8th-7pm Cost: $100.00
More than one million families have attended Financial Peace University with amazing results. On average, these families paid off $5,300 in debt and saved $2,700 in just the first 90 days! Stop worrying about money, and start your journey to Financial Peace today.
This class to financial freedom begins on Sunday night, October 8th at 7 pm, and runs for 9 weeks. The class is held at Ted and Jalene Cooke’s.
See: Ted and Jalene or contact the church office to sign up.
Healing Words – Bible Study
Leader: Karen Cowen
2nd and 4th Tuesday’s of the Month – 5:00 pm (starting October 9th).
Come and be a part of our Group! We will be meeting every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. We will all join together at 5:00 pm for dinner, and then begin our study at 6:00 pm. Come join us as we look to God’s word and all of the Scriptures on healing. You will be strengthened, and encouraged as we look at God’s heart on Healing!
Fellowships and Relationships
Leader: Tony and Laurel Adams
Come be a part of our Group. We will meet the first and third Tuesday of the month for a time of building relationships. We will spend time together in fellowship, reading the Word, and praying for each other. All are welcome to come and be a part!
1st and 3rd Tuesday’s of the month at 7:00 pm.
It’s Time to Pray – Women’s Prayer
Leader: Sandy Owens
Come join our group! There will be a short time to share about anything you may have on your heart for prayer. We usually then have a short teaching on the ways of the Holy Spirit. We seek the Lord and focus our prayer on God’s word and follow His leading.
Tuesday mornings at 10:10 am.
The Lords Feasts: Fulfillment and Expectation
Leader: Karen Cowen
Wednesday’s– 7pm (beginning October 3rd)
Come be a part of our group!! Come join us for this 6 week class on The Lords Feasts. We will look at the Feasts of Israel in detail and see how it relates to our understanding of the New Testament and our Faith. Through our study we will also explore and scratch the surface on learning some of the Hebrew Language as we see it in God’s word this will be a very eye opening, intriguing class., and fun class. Come join us!
Band of Brothers
Leader: Justin Garland
This group is for men who want to build relationships with one another. We will spend time praying for one another and learning to encourage and support one another to be better husbands, fathers, and men. We occasionally may go through a certain book or study from time to time.
2nd and 4th Wednesday’s at 7:00 pm
Foundations Class-Keys to Walking Victoriously
Point of Contact: Justin Garland
Wednesday’s– 7pm (beginning October 3rd)
The Foundation class is an 8 week class instructing the foundational truths of God’s Word. Whether you are a new believer or veteran Christian, these teachings will help build and secure a strong foundation that you can build your life upon. This class will help you build a strong, solid, unshakable, foundation. Contact the church office for more information.
Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm
Young Marrieds & Families Group
Leader: Ryan and Erin Dofelmier
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the Month– 7 pm
Come be a part of our group. If you are newly married, (or at least feel newly married), or you have a young family (married, or single), this is a group for you! We will spend time building relationships, encouraging, and praying for one another, and for one another families. We may go through certain materials from time to time on various topics. This is a great place to come and be encouraged!!
GHCC Drama Group
Leader: Iona Rowley
Our Drama group is for those 12 and older who have a desire and heart to be involved in performing, learning, or just want to have fun to come and be a part! Our group will explore each person’s interest in the drama process; acting, props/set, writing, make-up, costumes & more. Our group will be interactive with an emphasis on having fun as we learn together and prepare to minister through skits and plays.
Thursday Nights at 6:30 pm
Leader: Deb Sikes
Join us in praying for the Body, the Sunday Messages, the Leaders and the Ministries of GHCC. This group meets year round, on an ongoing basis.
Thursday Nights at 7:00 pm
Dance Ministry- Ages 12-25
Leader: Brittany Pohlreich
Thursday’s– 5:30 pm
A young adult and youth oriented ministry, which is geared toward dance as a form of worship. We will present dance as a way to glorify God with our passion and expression. The weekly meetings will consist of teaching around spirit led dancing and dance as a form of worship. We will also be learning pre-choreographed dances which will be presented in a final fundraiser in late January. This fall we have only eight available slots. Auditions to fill those slots will be held on Thursday Sept 28th at 5:30pm in the church basement. The audition will consist of a short questionnaire about your spiritual and dance background, as well as learning a few counts of eight to demonstrate an ability to learn and perform the prepared choreography. After January we hope to grow to a point where the audition process is no longer necessary. Our first class will be Oct 4th at 6:00pm in the church basement.
The Names of God-Ladies Study
Leader: Miriam Hodges
Thursday’s – 9 am
Location: The Hodge’s
Have you ever wondered about the names of God? What do they mean? Are there hidden treasures in knowing the names He goes by? How does He choose to reveal Himself to us? Are knowing His names useful to me? Come and journey through some of the names that God uses to reveal Himself to us and be forever changed in the way you read the Bible, worship, and pray. We will be using Names of God using Lord, I Want to Know You devotional book by Kay Arthur, ISBN: 0-88070-8808, $14.99 at LifeWay Stores.
The Book of James
Leader: Miriam Hodges
Thursday’s – 7 pm (beginning Sept 27-Nov 15)
Location: The Hodges
Get to know both the man and the Book of James in this 8-session, video-driven Bible study which includes a bonus interview and additional in-depth articles. Plus, Beth introduces a new, tiered study approach. So, whether you are a beginner or need to go to the next level in Bible study, it’s a perfect fit. James using Mercy Triumphs by Beth Moore, ISBN: 978-1-4158-7171-3, $14.95 at Life Way Stores. 8 weeks Group for men and women.
The Kingdom Man— Men’s Group
Leader: Collin McClean
Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the Month– 7pm (beginning October 11th)
Men, it’s time to raise the standard and remind ourselves of manhood as God intended it to be. Join us on a journey of rediscovering what it means to be a Kingdom Man. Come join other men from GHCC to rediscover our full potential as men.
MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers
Leader: Carrie Garland
Mothers of Preschoolers, or “MOPS,” as we refer to it, is a ministry centered on nurturing mothers of preschoolers by meeting their distinct needs to the glory of Jesus Christ. “MOPS” recognizes that the years from infancy through kindergarten are foundational in a mother-child relationship and are filled with unique needs. At “MOPS,” you will be welcomed, accepted, and inspired to reach your full potential and recognize your influence within your family and in the world! We believe that better moms really do make a better world!
1st and 3rd Friday’s at 9:30 am.
Ladies Scrapbooking & Crafts – Ladies Group
Leader: Christine Graver
Every 3rd Friday of the Month – 4-10 pm
Come, meet and get to know other ladies from GHCC. Each month come join us as we bring all our pictures, and supplies and we will spend the day “scrapbooking” together.
GHCC Fellowship Cooking Class
Leader: Melanie Silva
Various Friday’s– 6:30pm
Cost: $20.00 Per session
Food, Fellowship, and Fun.
Join the third season of our ever popular cooking class for beginning and intermediate students. During each class, we prepare an appetizer, entrée, and dessert course. Students eat the appetizer and dessert courses as they are prepared, and take the entrée home with them to share with the family (serves up to four people). Classes are hands-on, allowing students to learn fundamental cooking skills and techniques that will allow them to make better meals at home. Classes are held on two Fridays of each month from October thru February. To help support the cost of ingredients we ask for $20 per person for each session.
1 Peter 4:9-10; Be hospitable to one another without grumbling. 10 As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
October 5th & 19th
November 9th & 30th
December 14th & 28th
January 11th & 25th
February 8th & 22nd
“Let’s Go!” Loving God and Loving People
Leader: Ruth Savage
1st Saturday of the Month– 6pm
Location: Ristretto’s Coffee House
All Ages Welcome!
Come be a part of our group! Our desire is to act on the faith that the Lord has given us, by reaching out and learning to show the love of God to others. We will meet up, then break up and go in 2′s and 3′s to wherever the Lord leads us in the community to love on people and pray for them. We are trusting that the Lord puts divine appointments in our path, and that people’s lives will be forever impacted. Come and join us!!
Young Adult Bible Study
Leader: Mackenzie Cles & Jessica Alvarez
Saturdays – 10 am
Location: Ristretto’s Coffee House
Come join us as will spend time to get to know each other and share what God has been doing in our lives and what he has been revealing to us through his word. Each week we will be discussing a certain topic in the word, and each have a chance to share our thoughts on the topic. We hope to see you there!!