Growth Pathways

Community GrOups The Lifeblood of TFC!

Leader: Christian Turner

Purpose

The purpose of Community Groups (CG) is to help the people of The Field Church to pursue biblical community and friendship by practicing the “One-Anothers” of Scripture as they share the gospel together. ]

Function

Community Groups meet year-round on a 2 months on / 1 month off rhythm (August-September, November-December, February-March, May-June). Within the 2-month “on” period, groups share life together through weekly gatherings in the homes of church members, and practicing the One-Anothers. Groups will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm. CGs can plan their own times for doing life together outside of just “on” months.

Treasure Hunt will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 6:15-8:15pm for the first 3 weeks of each month that Community Groups meet (a total of 6 weeks/12 sessions each CG cycle). No Treasure Hunt will take place on the last week of each month of CG, and CGs are encouraged to gather with their children for family discipleship and fellowship.

New sign-ups for Community Groups, applications for CG Leaders, and the formation of new groups will occur during the “off” months (October, January, April, July). Everyone who wants to join a CG for the first time will fill out the brief “Community Group Sign-Up” form on the Growth Pathways page of our website. Those interested in leading a group will apply using the “CG Leader Application” on the Growth Pathways page of our website. All responses will be received by Christian Turner, who is responsible for the facilitation and formation of CG. 

All new participants in a CG, as well as newly formed groups, will attend GroupConnect – a 4-week workshop to learn about and encourage true, biblical community. All members of a new group will attend together with their leaders. GroupConnect will be held during the first 4 weeks of each CG cycle on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm. For more information, please see the GroupConnect info sheet, or the Growth Pathways page of our website. 

The Field Institute Biblical literacy at TFC!

Leaders: Sam & Kasey Cirrincione

Purpose

To develop and deepen disciples in biblical literacy, theological frameworks, and God’s redemptive story in order to help them see and know God more fully and walk with Him more closely. 

Function

The Field Institute will offer 8-week courses in the fall (September-October) and spring (March-April). Classes will be co-ed and will have a limited sign-up of 15 people per class. Childcare will be made available if a need is expressed upon registration.

The very first TFI classes will be Systematic Theology and Biblical Counseling, both beginning on September 9, 2019. The cost for the classes will be $50, which will cover the cost of course materials. If you are requesting childcare, an additional one-time fee of $50 will be collected to help offset the cost of providing childcare workers. Payment upon enrollment should be submitted through PushPay, by selecting “The Field Institute” from the dropdown menu. 

Class will be held on Monday evenings from 6-8pm. Registration for Fall classes is now closed. Registration for spring classes will open in January 2020! 

Courses

Systematic Theology

Biblical study of topics such as the Attributes of God, the Trinity, and the Resurrection. Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology textbook and Christian Beliefs will be utilized. 

Biblical Counseling

Seminary-level instruction on the theology, principles, and practice of Biblical Counseling. Those interested in serving as lay counselors at The Field Church must complete this course.

Bible Survey

An overview of all 66 books of the Bible, with a focus on how the book fits into  all of redemptive history. Topics will include the thesis verses and themes of each book.

Growth Discipleship learning to walk with christ!

Leaders: Chad & Marie Wiles 

Purpose 

To help the disciple live out the spiritual disciplines personally, grow deeper in their love for God, and grow in their love for the lost around them. Additionally, Growth Discipleship trains and teaches disciples to organically build relationships with the lost in their world and to share the gospel regularly and effectively. 

Function

Growth Discipleship functions more organically, but will have structured times of training. There will be regular Multiplication Seminars (co-ed, emphasis on learning to share your faith effectively/lifestyle evangelism) and Discipleship Training (men’s and women’s, walking through a Bible study/discipleship tool). Growth Discipleship also encompasses discipleship coordination, facilitating Bible studies and creating new material for Christian growth, support of “disciplers,” and opportunities for observation.

BibliCAL COUNSELING

Leaders: Chad Wiles & Lauren Nunn 

Purpose 

To facilitate healing, belief, repentance, and freedom through the Word of God. In addition, to train and equip those who desire to participate in the counseling of others. 

Function 

Those who need or desire counseling should complete the Counseling Request Form below. Lauren Nunn will facilitate connecting you with a trained counselor.  Individual and Marriage Counseling are free for all covenant members of The Field Church.

Those interested in serving as lay counselors through the Biblical Counseling Ministry should complete the “Biblical Counselor” form below, and attend the Biblical Counseling course through The Field Institute. 

Counseling request form

interested in serving as a BIBLICAL COUNSELor?

WOMEN'S CONNECTION

Leader: Elizabeth Huff 

Purpose 

To provide special opportunities for women to enjoy the benefits of biblical friendship as they enjoy life together. 

Function

There will be both organic and church-sponsored events throughout the calendar year purely for the purpose of fun and fellowship together. 

MEN'S CONNECTION

Leader: Josh Miller 

Purpose

To provide special opportunities for men to enjoy the benefits of biblical friendship as they enjoy life together. 

Function

There will be both organic and church-sponsored events throughout the calendar year purely for the purpose of fun and fellowship together.