---Specialty Life Groups


Our Vision

In addition to our Life Groups, we have many specialty groups called Specialty Life Groups. These seasonal classes and groups have a specific topic/emphasis and seek to incorporate Life Group DNA. Our Specialty Life Groups are open to everyone and are offered on a variety of days, places, and times. All provide an opportunity to help you deepen your understanding of God and your ability to walk with Him so you can more effectively love and serve others.

Fall Season


Basic Evangelism Training Course 

This biblical, practical evangelism course is designed to help you learn to share the gospel with friends, family, and strangers. You will find yourself beginning to share the salvation message with those around you, even before you finish the course. Two to choose from, Mon or Wed evenings. Questions: Call Jon Clement 541-292-6907 or Kirt Metcalf 541-660-2749.
Where: E-102, Downtown Campus
Cost: Free
Registration: begins Aug 18 – ends Nov 7 at 9pm
When: Mon 6:30-8pm, Sep 17 – Nov 5
When: Wed 6:30-8pm, Sep 19 – Nov 7

Broken Children, Grown Up Pain  

Have you been rejected, abandoned, or betrayed? Learn how these create arrested development and cause a reactive lifestyle that hinders you from fully becoming the man or woman of God that you are intended to be. 
When: 6:30-8:30pm, Tue, Sep 25 – Dec 18
Where: R-112, Redwood Campus
Cost: $10
Registration: begins Aug 18 – ends Oct 3 at 9pm

Cancer Support Group 

“Every storm is an opportunity to grow.” Alex Costanzo is totally blind and has cancer, yet she has learned to walk by her faith in God and not by sight…literally! If you, or someone you know, is struggling with cancer, come join us in this ground-breaking group that focuses on support, information, and GOD’S presence, while ministering to cancer survivors, their loved-ones, care-givers, and more.  
Join anytime!
When: Sun 2:30-4:30pm, May 20, 2018 – Dec 31, 2019
Where: P-105, The Point
Cost: Free 

Chronic/Invisible Illness Support Group 

Support group for those struggling in these areas. Meets 2nd and 4th Saturdays. Open-ended, join anytime.

When: 5pm, 2nd and 4th Saturdays, thru Dec 31, 2019
Where: 0-101, Downtown Campus
Cost: Free

Don’t Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart 

Have you ever wanted to help someone who was hurting but didn’t know what to say or do? This SLG will give you the tools to minister to those around you who are dealing with difficult life circumstances.  Questions: James or Diana Ketner at 541-646-6238.
When: 6:30-8pm, Thu, Sep 13 – Dec 6
Where: E-102, Downtown Campus
Cost: $15
Registration: begins Aug 18 – ends Sep 20 at 9pm

Gideon: Your Weakness, God’s Strength (Women Only)

When we hear the name Gideon, most of us think about his 300 soldiers or a fleece spread beneath the evening sky. But Gideon’s story is so much bigger than that. This is a story about God and His people—His love for them, as well as His strength operating in spite of, even through, their weakness.
This study will encourage you to recognize your weakness as the key that the Lord gives you to unlock the full experience of His strength in your life. Instead of ignoring, neglecting, or trying to escape your weaknesses, learn to see them as the gifts given specifically and strategically by God. If you’ve ever felt insufficient, ill-equipped, incompetent, or outnumbered, this study is for you.
When: 6:30-8pm, Tuesday, Sep 18 – Nov 13
Where: New Hope area
Cost: $15
Registration: begins Aug 28 – ends Sep 16 at 9pm

LAMBS (Ladies AM Bible Study) 

We will be studying “Lessons from Ladies of the Bible, part 3, of Kings and Prophets”. Questions: Lynn Matti at 541-476-8483.
When: 9:30-11:30am, Thu, Sep 13 – Nov 15 
Where: R-112, Redwood Campus
Cost: 14.50 for new students, 12.50 for returning students
Registration: begins Aug 18 – ends May 23 at 9pm

Messy Grace 

Has your family member or friend recently come out as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or asexual? Do you want to be better prepared to enter into conversations with them? Join us at Messy Grace where you will find a safe place to process and ask questions. Contact Beth at messygracelife@gmail.com
When: 7-9pm, 1st and 3rd Fri of each month, Sep 7 – Aug 30, 2019  
Where: E-102, Downtown Campus
Cost: Free
Registration: begins Aug 18 – ends Aug 18, 2019 at 9pm

Parenting Class  

“The Nurturing Parent” – for parents with kids birth – school aged.
Grow your parenting skills in this 12 week class. Topics include: Family Rules & Routines, Positive Discipline & Parenting, Family Communication, Helping Children manage, and much more. Dinner and free childcare (ages 3-10) provided. 
When: 6-8pm, Mon, Sep 17 – Dec 3 
Where: E-107, Downtown Campus
Cost: Free
Registration: begins Aug 20 – ends Sep 17 at 9pm


Are you wondering how to follow Jesus and experience fellowship in the Church while experiencing ongoing same sex attraction? Have you longed for a safe place to discuss topics of sexuality and identity, but have found the Church to not be a very safe place for you to ask questions? Do you identify as LGBT+ but want to explore more about relationship with Jesus and gender identity issues? Contact Beth at messygracelife@gmail.com.
Cost: Free
Registration: begins Aug 24 – ends Dec 31 

The Gospel of John 

An 11 week Bible Study on the Gospel of John for both men and women. This class includes homework and lots of class discussion. 
When: 9:30-11:30am, Thu, Sep 6 – Nov 15
Where: P-213, The Point 
Cost: $10
Registration: begins Aug 18 – ends Sep 13 at 9pm

Spiritual Disciplines  

1 Timothy 4:7 tells us to “discipline ourselves for the purpose of godliness.” We’ll explore 10 different spiritual disciplines from a biblical perspective and learn how to apply and practice these in our daily walk with God. Free childcare provided. 
When: 10:30-11:30am, Sun, Sep 16 – Dec 2 
Where: R-116, Redwood Campus  
Cost: Free (book is available for purchase)
Registration: begins Aug 23 – ends Sep 10 at 9pm

Untangling Relationships

Are you driven to be a people pleaser at the risk of damaging yourself emotionally? Do you seem to find yourself in relationships that lead to intense hurt, anger, guilt, and loneliness? Untangling Relationships is a Specialty life group that will help you identify the painful effects of co-dependency and the compulsion to help everyone and fix everything. Questions: Susie Ashbridge 541-660-7255 or susie.ashbridge@charter.net.
When: 6:30-8pm, Tue, Sep 11 – Dec 04
Where: A-165 – Green Room, Downtown Campus
Cost: $20
Registration: begins Aug 18 – ends Sep 18 at 9pm

When the Past Won’t Let You Go 

How much of your past is dictating how you are living today? This class is designed to help you bring proper closure to what is behind you and to equip you to live more freely in Christ today and tomorrow. 
When: 6:30-8pm, Wed, Sep 12 – Nov 21
Where: E-107, Downtown Campus
Cost: $12
Registration: begins Aug 18 – ends Sep 19 at 9pm