Midweek at Istrouma

Developing your relationship with God is a process that takes place all throughout the week, and in a variety of ways. That's why our Bible studies, small groups, rehearsals, and other opportunities happen Sunday through Saturday, here at Istrouma, and all around the Baton Rouge area.  Whether it's attending a Bible study that meets at the local coffeehouse on Monday mornings or joining our Worship Choir on Wednesday nights, we hope that you'll find what's right for you in our midweek offerings.  

A new semester full of classes and groups for every member of the family kicks off each fall and spring.

Preschoolers and Children


KidzPointe is the Wednesday night place for preschoolers and K-5th graders!  It's a crazy, fun night of Scripture, games, Bible study, and building relationships. (Babies - 2s?  Register for childcare.)
Don't miss it!  KidzPointe meets during the school year in the Bain Building. 
Join us Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm.

Students (Grades 6-12)

Students meet in the fall and spring semesters and periodically throughout the summer!

Middle School COLLIDE

Middle School students meet for COLLIDE on Wednesday nights during the school year for games, food, and Bible Study.  All 6th-8th grade students are invited.  6:30pm-8:00pm in the Student Building.  Contact Christine for more information.

High School Home Groups

Walk through scripture with a leader and be challenged to dig deeper! Be part of an off-campus Home Group or start up a study at your school.  Contact Christine to find a group. 

College Students

Istrouma's College Ministry meets throughout the week in small groups.  Contact Christian to find a group that fits your schedule. 

Adults:  Thrive Classes

Periodically throughout the year, we offer classes in a variety of fields (spiritual, biblical, theological, relational, and even financial) to help equip you for a deeper walk with the Lord. Our topics are as diverse as our congregation so there’s sure to be something for everyone.

Questions?  Email us for more information. 

General Classes (Co-ed)

Rooted:  Lives Rooted and Transformed by Biblical Truth 
Leaders: T. and Rebecca Lusk
Wednesdays 9/16-11/18, skip 10/14  
Worship Center Chapel

What does it mean to know and love God? How do you know if you are in a true relationship with Him? In this class, you will learn that by being rooted and grounded in love, you will be strengthened by the Spirit’s power to better comprehend and know the love of Christ (Eph.3:16-21). Book $23. Childcare available*.  

ISO Coaches Discipleship Class for Accreditation 
Leader: M.L. Woodruff
Wednesdays, 9/16-10/14 OR 10/21-18, 6:30-8:00  
Hope Bldg Rm H221/223

Interested in becoming a Sports Ministry Accredited Coach? Join us for a 5 week session as we explore the brokenness of sports, defining competition, the heart behind the coach, redeeming sports, integrating the gospel, snapshots of worship, communicating with players and parents, doing sports a different way, why you are coaching, running practices and maximizing participation.  Childcare available*.  

Coaches Bible Study: Lead…For God’s Sake 
Leader: ML Woodruff
Wednesdays, 9/16-11/18, 6:00-7:00am  
Worship Center Bldg Café Istrouma

This is a group for those that coach sports recreationally or competitively.  It will challenge you to think deeply about who you are as a leader, what success means to you, and why you do what you do.   

Leader: Betty Bain
Thursdays, 9/13-10/8 (pick up book 9/6), skip 11/26, 9-11:30am 
Worship Center Chapel

Learn how God spread the gospel through witnesses of Jesus’ death and resurrection, and from their examples, how you too can witness to others. Stand in awe of the power of God in believers to endure persecution and suffering for the cause of Christ and embrace His power in your life. Be encouraged by the results of faithful servants holding forth truth in a dark world; watch as the church grows numerically, geographically, and culturally. Workbook – Part 1 $20, part 2 $20.  Childcare available*.  

Precept-Revelation, Part 3 
Leader: Vicki Anderson
Sundays, 8/2-10/11 10:45am
Hope Bldg Rm H221/223

Explore the relationship of the book of Revelation to the Gospels - realize the prophecies and teachings they contain about the last days. Part 3 covers Revelation chapters 5-22. Workbook $27.00. Childcare available*.

On Campus Groups for Women

Moms of Special Needs Children Bible Study
What Love Is (Kelly Minter) 
Leader:  Charlotte Hollman
Tuesdays, 9/15-10/27, 7-8pm OR Wednesdays, 9/16-10/28, 1-2pm
Hope Bldg Rm H102/104

The letters of 1, 2 & 3 John were written to encourage followers of Jesus to remain faithful to the truth. Believers are challenged to look at contrasting themes such as walking in the light instead of darkness, truth versus lies and deception, loving God more than loving the world, and the meaning of true fellowship and community rather than shallowness. 

The Inheritance (Beth Moore) 
Leader:  Roxie Goynes
Wednesdays, 9/16-11/18, skip 10/14 6:30-8pm

This study takes an in depth look at inheritance through Scripture. Listening guide $5.50. Childcare available*.  

Leaders:  J.Jaye Cole and Melissa Stephen
Meets monthly beginning September 16. Other scheduled meetings 10/7 and 11/4. 6:30-8:00pm.
Hope Bldg Rm 201

It's a beautiful thing to be a woman loved by God!  P31 is a place to celebrate what God is doing, dream about what God wants us to do, and share in our successes - and struggles. 
More info on P31>>

MOPS  | Mothers of Preschoolers
2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 9:30am-11:30am
KIDZ Building Fellowship Hall. 

*Childcare is available.
More info on MOPS>>

Off-Campus Groups for Women

Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World (Joanna Weaver)
Leader: Debbie Pacas
Mondays beginning 9/14, light dinner served at 6:00pm, study begins at 6:30pm
Baton Rouge

This study shows women how to blend intimacy with Jesus and service for Him. Book $14.00.  For address and more information, contact Terry.

The Armor of God (Priscilla Shirer)
Leader: Diann Eubanks
Wednesdays, 9/16-10/28, 9-11am
Seven Oaks Subdivision, Prairieville

The Enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. The Armor of God, more than merely a biblical description of the believer's inventory, is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory.  Book: $14.00.  For address and more information, contact Terry.

Loved by God (Liz Curtis Higgs) 
Leader: Bootsie Johnson
Thursdays, 9/3-10/22, 6:45pm
White Oak Estates, Baton Rouge

Have you ever doubted that God cherishes you? Join Liz Curtis Higgs for a verse-by-verse examination of the story of Jacob, Esau, Leah, and Rachel found in Genesis 25 and 27-29. You'll discover that God's plans for you are bigger than you imagine and that his love for you knows no bounds. Book: $16.50.  For address and more information, contact Terry.

Recovery & Care

Divorce Care 
Leaders:  Ray & Alison Raney  
Wednesdays, 9/16-12/16, skip 11/25. 6:30pm-8:30pm
Hope Bldg Room H217/219

Find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce.  Don’t go through separation or divorce alone.  Co-ed.  Book $16.50.  *Childcare available.

Life After Loss
Leaders:  Peggy Arcement & Dottie Granger
Wednesdays, 9/16-12/16, skip 11/25. 6:30pm-8:30pm
Hope Bldg Room H214/216

This 13-week class is for those grieving the death of someone close. The class is designed to offer comfort, support, and valuable information to help through the difficult grief process. Co-ed.  Book: $16.  *Childcare available.

Caregiver’s Support Group
Leader: Karen Sanders
Wednesdays beginning 9/16-11/18, 6:30-8:00pm
Hope Bldg Rm H213/215

This group is for caregivers of cancer survivors, elderly parents or others that are in need of care. It is a place to be open and transparent during the often difficult, but rewarding journey of care giving. *Childcare available.

*Childcare Information

For Wednesday night Thrive classes, register your children ages birth through 5th grade for KidzPointe.  Students in 6th-8th grade are invited to COLLIDE.  For weekday morning Thrive classes that offer childcare, you must register your child by emailing childcare@istrouma.org

Worship Ministry
Midweek Rehearsals

Our Worship Choir sings in the 9:15 Worship Service each Sunday morning.  Rehearsals are held on Sundays at 8:55am and Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm in the Choir Room. 

Our Orchestra also plays in the 9:15 Worship Service, and rehearses on Sunday mornings at 8:45am and on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm in the Worship Center Auditorium. 

If you'd like more information about opportunities to be a part of the Worship Ministry, please contact us.

Midweek with ISO

ISO offers activities for the whole family, all week long.  Sign the kids up for a league, get involved coaching or helping with concessions, or sign up to play a sport that you'd like to try.  Istrouma Sports Organization is doing sports a different way.

Contact ML Woodruff for more information.