The Christian walk is about doing life together, with fellow believers in a personal, friendly setting. sharing in prayer, ideas, food, and fun- while learning the Scripture!
Ascension's Bible Growth Groups - Sessions start October 14!
Want to grow in your Christian walk, sharing conversation with other believers? Join us at Ascension Lutheran Church or our sister congregation Risen Savior Lutheran Church in Lakewood Ranch for a Growth Group today!
Growth Groups are small groups of 10-15 people that meet together each week in homes or other places to grow in faith, have fun and meet new people.
Why join a group?
Groups are a great way to meet new friends.
Groups are an important way to grow in your faith.
Groups are a tremendous way to have fun during the week with other Christians.
Groups are an easy way to have a support system during difficult times.
UPCOMING GROWTH GROUPS
All Ascension growth groups are FREE and open to all who would like to attend!
If you are in the Lakewood Ranch area, contact Risen Savior for information on available groups.
First Group: Bible Basics
Includes 12 lessons, meets at Ascension Lutheran Church (800 McIntosh Road, Sarasota, FL). Childcare provided for registered guests.
Bible Basics is both a starting point for understanding the simple truths of Scripture, and a great way to connect with others seeking to begin the journey, or a great refresher course in the foundational truths of the Bible! First Group will meet each Thursday evening from 6:30p - 8:00p, beginning August 26, OR each Friday morning from 9:30a - 11:00a, beginning August 27, 2021. Feel free to choose either one!
As we connect each week for Bible Basics, we'll discover crucial points like the 4-Key Concepts of Christianity; how God connects with humankind through Jesus; what is prayer, confession, baptism, and holy communion; and, how God connects us with the world: the Christian Church, the End Times, and the doctrine of Vocation.
Marriage Group: Sticky Marriage
Includes 5 lessons, meets at Ascension Lutheran Church (800 McIntosh Road, Sarasota, FL)
Sticky Marriage includes 5 videos in a series and meets at Ascension Lutheran Church. Each session is 75-90 minutes and begins October 15, 2021. Go beyond being “stuck” and certainly beyond “stopping” to really “sticking together” in the full meaning and blessing of marriage. Practice actions that will cultivate your commitment to each other. Determine your family’s rallying cry. Discover what makes your family unique. Learn to recognize “bids” for connection and three ways to respond to them that will help you make your marriage sticky. Discover what makes your love different, and how you can make it last. There is power to keep loving.
Sticky Marriage is a once-per-month event that will strengthen and equip you to have and enjoy a better marriage and a deeper relationship with your spouse! We will meet at Ascension Lutheran Church at 6:00pm on the third Friday evening of each month. Couples will then have the opportunity to head out for date-time after each meeting! Space is limited... sign up soon! Sticky Marriage dates are October 15, November 19, December 17, January 21, and February 18.
Mixed Group 1: Sermon Discussion
Meets on the 1st and 3rd THURSDAYS of the month, from 6:30-8:00pm. This group will meet in the home of Tom and Sue Teteak - 7380 Mara Vista Dr., Sarasota, FL 34238. Begins Thursday, October 21, 2021
Growth Group 1 will enjoy gathering in the Teteak's home as Tom facilitates an engaging and enriching discussion of the sermon from the previous Sunday. We will walk through a review of the Word of God presented in the sermon, and seek to answer key questions provided in the service folder, or whatever questions may arise as we ponder the theme for the week. Find deep meaning and real life application with your fellow believers, encourage one another, and experience the love of opening up and being vulnerable together in Jesus!
Mixed Group 2: Sermon Discussion
Meets on the 2nd and 4th THURSDAYS of the month, from 6:30-8:00pm. This group will meet in the home of Al and Diane Hollmann - 7110 Lakeside Dr., Sarasota, FL 34243.
Growth Group 2 will enjoy gathering in the Hollmann's home as Al facilitates an engaging and enriching discussion of the sermon from the previous Sunday. We will walk through a review of the Word of God presented in the sermon, and seek to answer key questions provided in the service folder, or whatever questions may arise as we ponder the theme for the week. Find deep meaning and real life application with your fellow believers, encourage one another, and experience the love of opening up and being vulnerable together in Jesus!
Seniors Group: Faith, Fellowship, Fun
Meets on the 1st WEDNESDAY of the month, from 11:00am-12:00pm. This group will meet at Ascension Lutheran Church - 800 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, FL 34232.
Seniors Group will meet once a month to enjoy all the best that God offers to us in our lives as His dearly loved people. FAITH - we will center our hearts and minds on the Word of God in devotionals, Bible study, and other spiritual exercises. FELLOWSHIP - we will enjoy the bonds of love and companionship God give us as we gather, encouraging each other and lifting one another up as we are stronger together! FUN - we will plan adventures together to see, enjoy and experience the beautiful and fun things FL has to offer: day trips, sight-seeing, tours and more! Join us for the next chapter of your journey with Jesus!