Sunday Nights at Blythefield! You choose what topic would be most helpful to your growth. Sunday Nights are all about connection, learning and family… Regular Sunday Nights will not meet on these dates because of special events: February 24, March 31, April 14. Check out the events page for more about special events.
The adult gathering kicks off at the Rockford Campus at 5:30p with snacks followed by electives for adults.
5:30p :: Snacks & niteLIFE begins
6p :: Classes Begin (B.kids check-in opens at 5:45p)
Kids (Birth–Grade 4)
Blythefield Kids (Birth-Grade 4) check-in begins at 5:45p at the Rockford Campus only
Students (Grades 5-12)
Rockford Campus niteLIFE for Students (Grades 5-12) starts at 5:30p
Northview Campus niteLIFE also starts at 5:30p at the Northview Campus
Winter Classes :: January 6 – April 14
Room :: Auditorium
Facilitator :: Matt Zainea
Biblical Worldview in Action – Work, Economics, Entertainment, Relationships, Family, Etc. How does a Biblical worldview inform your view of work? Economics? Entertainment? Come Sunday nights this semester to learn how your relationship with God practically shapes the way you view the rest of life.
Room :: 304
Facilitator :: Dean and Jen Seiler
This class provides gospel-centered support for adoptive and foster families—designed specifically for families, churches, orphan ministries, counselors and adoption agencies. Christian families, inspired by the gospel of Jesus Christ, are often at the forefront of adoption and foster care. But for many of these parents there can also be unique, complex challenges. ROOTED is a timely resource that will help you connect God’s love to your parenting, equipping you with a Biblical framework and practical skills for parenting children who have trauma, hurt and rejection in their past and other post-placement challenges.
Room :: 421
Facilitator :: Kevin and Bethany Hall
Are you parenting an older child that has experienced trauma? Each stage- of-life can bring new challenges – this is especially true for children from hard places. Are you facing issues such as lying, stealing, refusing care, new waves of grief and loss, manipulation and control? Come join us as we learn together from leading experts in the field of adoption – studying the top questions that adoptive parents ask. We will dive deeper into what we as adoptive parents bring to the table, adjusting our trust-based parenting style to work for teenagers, and practice responding to some of the most difficult issues parents of adopted tweens and teens face. This study will not follow a specific curriculum, but rather pull from many top sources and be adjusted to meet your needs. Come with questions and a heart ready to grow and be encouraged!
HOSPITALITY UNPACKED :: WELCOMING THE REFUGEE WELL
Room :: 300
Facilitator :: Carol Gates & Susanne DeJong
Our goal is to expand our capacity to care for the poor, homeless, marginalized and foreigners, with a specific focus on refugees. We will gain an understanding of the refugee crisis, see what local agencies are doing, and hear from refugee families about their experiences and how best to meet the needs of those living in our midst. Topics: Biblical mandate to care, poverty, racism, helping without hurting, cultural intelligence, and serving with humility. Expect to be changed.
THE JOY OF PRAYER
January 6-March 3
Room :: 164
Facilitator :: Chris Courter
Join us in this 8 week class that will revitalize your prayer life! The Joy of Prayer, by Alvin VanderGriend, is designed to strengthen and deepen your personal and corporate prayer life as we study topics such as: prayer being a pathway to joy; praying with the Trinity; hearing God in prayer; prayer and spiritual warfare; prayer and fasting; the praying church and much more.
Each session of The Joy of Prayer will be introduced by a 20 minute DVD presentation and will be followed by discussion, a short Bible study about prayer and brief time of guided prayer together as a group.
LADIES BIBLE STUDY :: PSALM 23, THE SHEPHERD WITH ME
January 13 – March 24
Room :: 353 or Women’s Life office
Many women know Psalm 23 by heart but haven’t experienced its power in their lives. This beloved psalm can breathe new life into women who are weary and unsure of their next steps. It’s more than a psalm that comforts in death; it gives confidence in life. In this study by Jennifer Rothschild you will gain fresh insight and encouragement from Psalm 23. Explore the depths of God’s compassionate care while debunking the self-reliance myth. Learn how your vulnerability is not a liability because you can trust the Shepherd’s goodness throughout each season of life. The study includes video teaching sessions, approximately 20-30 minutes of homework 5 days per week and small group discussions.
Register online for this class, cost $15
REACHING PEOPLE TODAY
March 10-April 14
Room :: 164
Practical help in sharing the Gospel with people today. Topics to discussed;The what, Who and why of sharing the gospel with practical discussion on culture, internal and external barriers, and conversational aides to move the discussion towards sharing Jesus Christ.