Life Group Signup - Spring 2017

Audra Boucher
Student Accounts
Study Topic: Women of the Bible
Time: Alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays each week, 7pmLocation: Married Student Housing - Apartment 3B
Group Focus: Female Students
Bill Graff
Engineering and Engineering Technology
Study Topic: Mostly John
Time: Sunday nights at 7:00, except last Sunday of the month: then 6:00pm with GrilledLocation: Our home, 804 Harmon Drive, Longview
Group Focus: Mostly humans
Bill Peel
Center for Faith and Work
Study Topic: Experiencing God in your Daily Work
Time: Life Group Chapel DaysLocation: LH 140
We will examine a Biblical view of work and calling that will revolutionize your daily work.
Bruce Chase
Aviation and Aeronautical Science - Flight
Study Topic:
Time: Life Group Chapel DaysLocation: Abbott Center - Room TBD
Carri Holzman
Financial Aid
Study Topic: Judges
Time: Life Group Chapel DaysLocation: Library - Second Floor Lobby
Group Focus: Homeschooled Students
By Invitation Only
Covenant Olatunde
Student Life
Study Topic: The Book of Ephesians
Time: Life Group Chapel DaysLocation: AFSC - Commuter Lounge
Group Focus: Commuter Students
This study is going to be really exciting. We are going to discover together what Jesus, our Messiah, has won for us - his church - and the great power that God has toward us who believe! Our lives and the lives of those around us will begin to be transformed and healed. See you there!
Dale Lunsford
President's Office
Study Topic: Faith and Work
Time: 2/8, 2/22 and 3/1 from 9-10pm, 3/20, 3/27 and 4/10 during chapel timeLocation: Morscheck Conference Room (AFSC 224)
Daniel Van Valkenburg
Student Life
Study Topic: We are starting an Alpha group. Alpha (www.alphausa.org) is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith in an open atmosphere. These gatherings typically have food, a video talk, and a small group discussion. There's no obligation to say anything, and there's nothing you can't say. It's an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.
Time: Wednesday Nights 7-8:30pm starting Feb 1Location: Village Center
Group Focus: Any students who would not call themselves Christian
We will meet in a very comfortable and relaxed atmosphere with delicious desserts, snacks, tea and coffee.
David Dittenber
Civil Engineering
Study Topic: "Them" - trying to understand the motives, concerns, and works of Christ taking place on the "other side" of a divisive culture
Time: Life Group Chapel DaysLocation: TBD
Erica Gleason and Julie Caldwell
Student Life
Study Topic: Spiritual Disciplines, Practicing the Christian Faith, and Glorifying God with an Ordinary Life
Time: Life Group Chapel DaysLocation: Davis Hall RD Apartment
Group Focus: Female students
This life group is for female students wanting to expand their thinking about spiritual disciplines and reimagine spiritual formation in the life of an ordinary college student. We will be exploring the spiritual disciplines through the lens of the Bible and 3 books: Celebration of Discipline, Mudhouse Sabbath, and the Liturgy of the Ordinary. Erica and Julie will use these books to guide discussion and will not assign reading.
Grant Bridgman
Study Topic: Christ's Counter Culture Compassion
Time: Life Group Chapel Days, plus othersLocation: My office (AFSC / Admissions)
Jan Smith
Spiritual Life (MIR)
Study Topic: We plan to explore how to live a "Triumphant Fragrant Life in Christ", 2 Cor. 2:14,15. Exploring: Spiritual disciplines, Spiritual Warfare, and have a "Quiet" experience.
Time: Life Group Chapel Days, except 5 weeks on the Monday evening at 7pmLocation: MIR Residence (504 Evelyn Drive), April 21st at campus pond
Group Focus: Women only
We will start at 7pm with a lavish dessert and fellowship then a time of Bible study and prayer in groups of two. We plan to end at 8pm. It is an easy walk to my house and will make sure all get back quickly.
Jered Lease and Ruedi Schubarth
Aviation and Aeronautical Science
Study Topic: Christian leadership, Christ-like manliness, purity in relationships
Time: Life Group Chapel DaysLocation: AAC C105
Group Focus: Men only
Karl Payton
Humanties and Social Sciences
Study Topic: Our study will feature Andy Stanley's video teaching series on the power of deception
Time: Life Group Chapel DaysLocation: HHH 139
Dr. Payton is Professor of Communication Studies and also serves as Pastor of Tyler First Church of the Nazarene. Students joining this Life Group should expect to join in discussions and take an active part in the activities of the group.
Laura Laster
Aviation and Aeronautical Science / Flight Operations
Study Topic: Living a life of faith in our current culture - our study will involve use of podcasts and other relevant media and discussion among the group to explore Christianity in today's culture.
Time: Certain Sunday nights (1/29, 2/12, 2/26, 3/26, 4/9, 4/23) from 5:30-7Location: My home in Kilgore
Group Focus: Aviation and Engineering students
We can provide rides to a limited number of students from campus to our home. Will have dinner each time we meet.
Mark Moland
History / Political Science
Study Topic: "Outrageous Justice" - in this study, prepared by Prison Fellowship, small groups will learn about the challenges in the American criminal justice system and explore how Christians can respond in hands-on ways to pursue justice and bring about true hope, restoration, and healing.
Time: Life Group Chapel DaysLocation: HHH 106
This study is ideal for Criminal Justice majors or anyone with an interest in how Biblical views of justice connect with the American Criminal Justice system.
Marv Smith
Spiritual Life (MIR)
Study Topic: The Seven Pillars of Financial Wisdom: Biblical principles for living, giving, saving and investing
Time: Mondays, chapel timesLocation: Belcher 167
Matthew and Amy Henry
Information Technology
Study Topic: Fruitfulness on the Frontline
Time: Every other Friday eveningLocation: In our home
Group Focus: By Invitation Only
Michael Schultz
University Police
Study Topic: Christ-centered Relationships
Time: Life Group Chapel DaysLocation: Glaske C113
Group Focus: Students that are married or in dating relationships
Nicola and Jason Greene
Study Topic: Relationship Skills
Time: Every other Sunday starting Feb 5, 5:30pmLocation: Our house - 383 Allen Rd, Longview
Group Focus: Dating, engaged, newly married couples
Dinner will be served
Nicola Greene
Study Topic:
Time: Life Group Chapel Days, plus Feb 27 and May 1Location: LH 139
Paul Kubricht
History / Political Science
Study Topic: Randy Newman's book "Questioning Evangelism"
Time: Life Group Chapel DaysLocation: HHH 132
Philip Smith
Facilities Services
Study Topic: "Five Steps to Freedom from Porn" by Joe Dallas
Time: TBDLocation: Speer Chapel
Sarah Epling
Office of International Studies
Study Topic: Selected topics on cultural identity, intercultural understanding, and cultural values discussed in a Biblical framework
Time: Thursdays of Life Group Weeks, 6:30-8:30pmLocation: At our home, meal provided
Group Focus: International students, MKs, TCKs, and people who like "international stuff"
By invitation only - email SarahEpling@letu.edu for details.
Shelly Gribble
School of Business
Study Topic: "Let's All Be Brave" - a video-driven study by Annie Downs. Uses Biblical examples to challenge and equip us to live bravely in our everyday ordinary lives.
Time: Life Group Chapel DaysLocation: LH 136
Group Focus: Ladies Only
Steve Sharpe
Study Topic: The Biblical basis for calling and work
Time: Life Group Chapel DaysLocation: Development Conference Room
Terri Deike
Study Topic: Christian Leadership
Time: Life Group Chapel DaysLocation: Belcher Gym
Group Focus: Freshmen Student-Athletes - By Invitation Only
Wes Downing
Engineering and Engineering Technology
Study Topic: An Engineer's View of God
Time: Life Group Chapel DaysLocation: Glaske C106
Group Focus: Engineers
Engineers learn there are limits to everything. You can put limits on creation but not the Creator! It takes faith to avoid putting constraints on God. Let's dive into that together.