About Discipleship Ministries:

Our discipleship ministries at Gashland EPC seek to foster spiritual growth and development by “Teaching these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you” (Matthew 28:20, NLT). As you will discover below our discipleship ministries include Adult Sunday School, WISE Mentor Program, Library Ministries, Church-Wide Discipleship Emphasis, Bible Studies, and Conversations among other things.

Adult Sunday School:

Men & Women: Offered from 9:45-10:45am join a number of Sunday School classes for an opportunity to dig deeper into the Bible. You can find the Sunday school descriptions below of by clicking the following link:  Winter 2018 – Adult Sunday School Classes

  • The Men’s Class: Philippians

    Teacher: Chris Taylor

    Synopsis: The Men’s Class is a fellowship of men devoted to praying for one another and journeying together as we strive to live out Biblically based authentic manhood. The class is open to all men on an ongoing basis – its makeup shifts from session to session as men join and depart depending on the their season of life and the urging of the Lord. During this next session we’ll study of the book of Philippians – the “Joyful Letter” – to learn important truths about perspective when balancing life’s circumstances against the love of our almighty God. We invite any man who longs for a deeper and richer walk with God to join us!

    Room: 221

  • The Death, Burial, and the Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, and the Providence of God

    Teacher: Kelly Dunn

    Synopsis: The most incomprehensible event in the history of the world took place one Friday afternoon more than 2,000 years ago, the God-Man Jesus of Nazareth was falsely accused, tortured, humiliated and nailed to a Roman cross, an instrument for putting the dregs of society to death. Without this event the whole of mankind would be banished from presence of God forever, only to suffer beyond imagination. The class will consider events that God planned from eternity past to secure a way for His people to receive pardon for sins and to forever to be in the presence of Almighty God.

    Room: 217-218

  • The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good

    Teacher: Bill Pearce

    Synopsis: This class will focus on how to live-out an authentic life with Christ by examining the spiritual dangers lurking in us even as we do good. Spiritual dangers like: Thinking Good Things Always Happen to Good People; Using the Wrong Measuring Stick to Define Success; Elevating the Sacred Over the Secular; Being Obsessed With What Others Think; and, Seeing Everyone’s Sin But Your Own. The class is based on a book by Peter Greer, President and CEO of Hope International. Discussion and some video clips will aid as we delve into this thought provoking subject.

    Room: Reception Room

  • Pray Always

    Teacher: Mark Lancaster

    Synopsis: During the Sunday School hour, we will gather to talk to the Lord. There will be a short lesson or scripture reading, then we will pray for what anyone would like to bring. Whether you pray out loud or to yourself, you will find others who believe that praying together and praying regularly are important.

    Room: 219

  • The Wesminster Confession of Faith

    Teachers: Matt Martinie, Mike Brink, Peter Marshall

    Synopsis: What are the essentials of the Christian faith? What do we believe as Christians, as evangelicals, and as Presbyterians? Does it matter anymore what we believe in a postmodern culture that exalts relativism? Using our Westminster Confession of Faith as our guide, we’ll dig into the Word of God to discover what the Lord would have us believe, confess, and defend. Please join us as we undertake a serious study of our Christian faith.

    Room: Fellowship Hall

  • College & Career

    Teacher: Derek Williams

    Synopsis: Our College and Career class will be continuing our reading of “To Be Told.” Come discover with us how our stories connect with the Gospel story.

    Room: 220

W.I.S.E. Mentor Program

Purpose Statement: “To equip and disciple God’s flock by providing mentoring relationships where God’s people can grow in grace and godliness from generation to generation.”

Overview: If you are looking to be a mentor or if you are looking to be mentored, we can help! The W.I.S.E. Mentor seeks to help connect the Gashland Family so that they can mentor and be mentored by others.

Equip: If you are interested in being a mentor, we provide a short training seminar that will help equip you to mentor!

Commitment: The W.I.S.E. Mentor is a three month commitment where we ask the mentor and mentee to meet at least 5-6 times (approximately twice a month). People are more than welcome to meet more than that if both parties desire to do so! The W.I.S.E. Mentor Program takes place in the Fall from September-November and in the Spring from March-May.

Sign Up: You can sign up online at gashland.org/mentor

Questions: Send an email to Michael Morefield at michael@gashland.org or come find us at the table after one of the services on Sunday Morning.

Library Ministries

The Discipleship Team at Gashland EPC has spent a lot of time updating our library with great resources to help you grow in your walk with the Lord. We would encourage you to check it out the next time you are at church. Among a great variety of books for Christian living we also have resources for community groups, children books, commentaries, and bible studies.

2019 Discipleship Emphasis: Scripture Memory

In 2019 one area we would like to grow in as a church is scripture memory. In order to accomplish this goal we are using the 52 week Fighter Verse program through Desiring God Ministries for our scripture memorization. Our goal is to memorize one verse per week (52 verses total). If this task feels too daunting for you to tackle, we would encourage you to try and memorize 2 per month (26 verses total) or one per month (12 verses total). To download a list of the verses that we will be memorizing or to find more information go to: http://www.gashland.org/scripturememory2019/

Bible Studies:

We have a variety of Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies that are offered throughout the year. Please go the Men’s Ministry Page or the Women’s Ministry Page for more information.

Conversations:

Join us Wednesdays for Conversations from January 23rd to May 1st! We have a church wide meal from 6:00pm – 6:30pm. Children and Students have a Wednesday Night Program from 6:30pm-7:45pm and the Adults have Conversations from 6:45-7:45pm. This Spring Semester for Conversations we will be going through a series called “Gospel Shaped Mercy.” The world we live in is a broken, fractured world that is hungry for the love and grace of Jesus. And while many churches are committed to worship, evangelism, and Bible ministry, we can be at times hesitant to engage in works of mercy and compassion. Yet, the gospel clearly calls us to works of mercy and compassion. It’s an integral part of our witness to the world and an integral part of following Jesus. In this series we will wrestle and learn how we as a church can do better in showing mercy and compassion to our neighborhood, community, city, nation, and world.