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PASS IT ON     

Dale Layfield, Group Leader on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 6 pm

Henderson’s Restaurant 11885 Hwy 36  Covington, GA 30014     770-714-1475 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Purpose: To pass on the message and love of Jesus Christ.

 

STUDY THE WORD

Regina Howard, Group Leader on Wednesdays  at 7 pm

TCAC Reception Room                                770-710-9933 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Category: The Family

 

This ministry is designed to meet High School student’s challenges, pressures, and struggles that every teen faces with biblical truth and knowledge.  We take church out of the box and make it relevant to today’s teen, all while providing fellowship and developing a sense of  purpose in belonging in today’s world of self-indulgence and excess. Classes are available for high schoolers on Sundays at 10:30 am. They also meet on Wednesday nights at 7 pm and have scheduled events throughout the month. Check the church calendar for more information.

 

 

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Series Description

Have you ever heard someone say: Every cloud has a silver lining? It means with every storm, with every cloud, there is a something good about it. That’s a nice little saying, but sometimes silver linings are hard to find in real life, aren’t they? It’s hard to see the good qualities when it comes to people at school who aren’t so nice to you or teachers who make your day miserable. Maybe the hardest place to see a silver lining is your family. In the best situations, family members can be annoying, but for many of us it goes beyond that to real brokenness and painful memories. Very few families in history have experienced more brokenness than Joseph’s did in the Bible. After his father played favorites and his brothers sold him into slavery, it must have been hard to believe any good would come out of his situation. But through his story, we see that God can use us to change our relationship with even the most difficult family members. And if we’re willing to look for it, we may just find the silver lining in our family. 

Session One: Every Family Has One
Bottom Line: your family may not act great, but you can still respond in a great way.
Do you ever look at your family and wonder, “How on Earth did I end up with these people?” You’ve seen normal families on TV. Maybe you even know some families who seem normal, but that just doesn’t look like the people who live at your house. This is especially frustrating since you’re kind of stuck when it comes to family. You didn’t choose them. And while you can “unfriend” someone you can’t “unfamily” them. So what are your options when it comes to a family that often feels “less than ideal”? In the Bible, Joseph was faced with the same question. And though he had every reason to walk away from his family forever, what he did instead gives us a clue how we can find the silver lining in our family story, even when circumstances aren’t perfect. 

Session Two: Now & Later
Bottom Line: Learning to deal with your family is as much about your future as it is about your now.
Family isn’t easy. And sometimes it’s really tempting to give up or check out because you know that in a few short years you’ll be out of the house, on your own, and surrounding yourself with people who don’t embarrass you in public. But what if your exit strategy is flawed? What if just surviving your family now doesn’t solve your problems but just brings them into the future with you? What if the things you do and say this week will actually matter years down the road and long after you stop having a curfew? Even after leaving his family’s home, Joseph found himself in a number of situations where he had to live with and listen to people who didn’t deserve his respect. In each relationship, as he practiced honoring God by honoring others, Joseph’s attitude toward authority made all the difference for him and eventually for his entire family. 

Session Three: Climate Change
Bottom Line: You can change the mood in every room you walk into.
Have you ever walked into a room and been able to feel the tension? Or have you ever left a tense or awkward situation and felt yourself instantly relax? The truth is, every room and every situation has a climate—not just a temperature but also a feeling, a mood. But did you know that climate often depends on you? You know exactly how to crank up the awkwardness, the tension, the stress. But you also have the power to turn up the joy, the laughter, and make your house a better place to be. As we conclude the story of Joseph, we uncover two simple steps that forever changed the story of his family. And if we’re brave enough to follow his example, they may change the climate at our home too. 


Category: The Family

 

 

We will hold offerings throughout the year with child care being provided. Some of the available group classes will be on the following subjects: marriage, finances, parenting, leadership, faith, prayer, etc. The Education Department at TCAC looks forward to helping you grow more like Jesus through these seminars and pray they will be a blessing to you and the community.

 

 

 

Current Offerings:

daniel200Beth Moore's Daniel: Lives of Integrity/Words of Prophecy (12 weeks)

A faith-building study of prophecy and learn how to live with integrity in today's self-absorbed society. The prophet Daniel faced unbelievable pressures to compromise his faith, to live in a hostile culture, and to confront temptations and threats.   Today, believers in Jesus Christ face many of the same trials.  This study falls in two parts. The first portion, from Daniel chapters 1-6, deals with Daniel's life as he faced the kind of pressures and temptations Christians encounter today. Daniel models how to develop enduring integrity in an enticing world. The second portion, chapters 7-12, explores thrilling prophecies from the time of Daniel through the second coming of Jesus Christ.  Located in room 228 with Debbie Westfort.

 

jw200Jesus Walk's Beginning the Journey: Discipleship and Spiritual Formation (12 weeks)

The Jesus Walk Bible Study Series is designed to engage new believers as well as serious followers in interactive Bible study in a way which changes their lives. Dr. Wilson helps you study the passage carefully,  understanding the meanings of the significant Hebrew or Greek words. Then helps you draw out the implications of the passage with questions designed to induce you to apply the lessons to your life. Located in room 229 with Nita Stewart.

 

 


 

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Difficult People: The Series (4-6 weeks)

A simple guide to dealing with the needy, manipulative, hypocritical, and overly critical people that drive you crazy every day. Located in the sanctuary with Paul Casola.

 

 

 

 

Category: The Family

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1.STORM SHELTER, God’s embrace in the Psalms

  1. Understand more deeply that when we place ourselves in God’s loving embrace, we can experience shelter in the midst of any downpour.
    1. The shelter of God’s presence
    2. God’s salvation
    3. God’s forgiveness
    4. God’s encouragement
    5. God’s peace
    6. God’s protection
  2. Based on six selected Psalms
  3. Teachers – Ben and Tara Wood

 

2.BOUNDARIES, When to say yes and how to say no.

  1. Learning how to take control of your life and set reasonable boundaries to follow the true path of Christianity.
  2. Teachers – Don and Amy Poole
Category: The Family
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This group provides a positive venue that is not readily available for the “biker.” This ministry also holds several big events and regular bike rides throughout the year. Commitment ranges from life to just getting involved in a special event.

You don't have to own a bike to participate.   All are welcome.

For more info, please check out our facebook page.

Stephen Plunkett, Bikers Coordinator

Category: The Family