Thrive

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.  

General Classes (Co-ed)

Financial Peace University 
Leaders: Will & Elisabeth Nipper
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm
Worship Center Chapel

Classes held 1/20-4/6, skip 2/10 & 3/30. Dave Ramsey's class will teach you everything you need to know about dumping debt, building wealth, and changing your family tree.  Pre-registration is required. Cost per family is $100. Childcare available*.

Becoming a Contagious Christian 
Leaders: Jeff Ginn & Dwayne Pitre
Wednesdays, 1/20-3/2, skip 2/10, 6:30-8:00pm
Worship Center Rm WC113

This class is designed to equip believers for effective evangelism by showing them how they can share the gospel in a natural and powerful way while being the person God made them to be.  Workbook $12. Childcare available*.

ISO Coaches Discipleship Class for Accreditation 
Leader: M.L. Woodruff
Wednesdays, 2/17-3/9 OR 3/16-4/13, skip 3/30, 6:30-8:00pm  
Hope Bldg Rm H221/223

Interested in becoming a Sports Ministry Accredited Coach? Join us for a 4 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 Discipleship Group
Leader: ML Woodruff
Wednesdays, 1/13-5/4, skip 3/30. 6:00-7:00am.
Café Istrouma

This group develops coaches in how to integrate the Gospel while deepening relationships with Christ and fellow coaches.

Precept-Colossians and Philemon 
Leader: Betty Bain
Thursdays beginning 1/14, 9-11:30am. (Pick up books 1/7.) 
Worship Center Chapel

What does it mean to be "complete in Christ"? Is Christ your "all in all" - does He meet all your needs? Don't let anyone delude you with man-made philosophies or traditions that contradict the Word of God. Workbook $22. Childcare available*.

Precept-Revelation, Part 4 
Leader: Vicki Anderson
Sundays beginning 1/24, 10:45am. (Pick up books 1/10 or 1/17) 
Hope Bldg Rm H221

Passages concerning biblical prophecy, especially from the Old Testament, are included in this final study of Revelation to complete your study of eschatology. Workbook $34 Childcare available*.

Bilingual Bible Study
Leader: Manny DeLaCruz
Wednesdays beginning 1/20-5/4, 6:30-8:00pm.
Hope Bldg Rm H213/215

This two-part study is for English-Spanish speakers. War Room will begin 1/20. Workbook is $5. It's Not Too Late: How God Uses Less Than Perfect People begins 3/2. Workbook is $10. Childcare available*.


On Campus Groups for Women

Moms of Special Needs Children Bible Study
The Armor of God 
Author: Priscilla Shirer, Leader:  Charlotte Hollman
Tuesdays, 1/26-3/15, 7-9pm OR Wednesdays, 1/27-3/16, 1-3pm. Skip 2/9 and 2/10.
Hope Bldg Rm H102/104

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you're tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you.

Ignite: Developing a Passion for God
Leaders: Terry Bracey & Kay Lee
Wednesdays, 1/27-5/4, skip 2/10 & 3/30, 6:30-8:00pm
Hope Bldg Rm 201

This two part class is designed to help you develop a greater passion for God by learning how to better understand the Word and be more intentional in prayer.  You have the option of going through one or both parts of the study.  During the first half of the semester (1/27-3/16), you will go through Seamless, a study by Angie Smith that covers the people, places and promises of the Bible and ties them together into the greater story of Scripture. Workbook $14. A study focused on prayer, Prayer: The Great Adventure by David Jeremiah, will be the second half of the semester. Workbook $11.  *Childcare available.

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

*Childcare is available.
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Off-Campus Groups for Women

Having a Mary Spirit. 
Author:  Joanna Weaver.  Leader: Debbie Pacas
Mondays beginning 2/1, Light refreshments served 6-6:30pm. Study 6:30-8:15pm. 
Lake Sherwood Acres Subdivision

In this life-changing book, Joanna directs your gaze past your own shortcomings to the God who stands ready, willing, and able to make a new woman out of you. She equips you with biblical insights and practical tools to partner with Christ, inviting him into the hidden places of your soul and giving him full permission to redeem and renovate. Drawing on the stories of biblical Marys and others whose experience with God transformed their lives, Joanna shows how you can find the hope, healing, wholeness, and joy your heart longs for. Having a Mary Spirit will launch you toward lasting personal transformation–soul-deep change that results in a complete makeover, from the inside out. Email debbie@debbiepacas.com for more information.

Hosea 
Author:  Jennifer Rothschild
Leader: Diann Eubanks
Wednesdays beginning 1/13, 9-11am. 
Seven Oaks Subdivision, Prairieville

Hosea, an old-testament prophet, preached his own life message using his marriage as the sermon illustration. The study of Hosea looks deeply at that message. It provides background to better understand the intricacies of the man and his message. You’ll be guided to understand, but more especially to apply the message of the prophet of love. The book will challenge us with judgment so harsh it will singe our hair—an unheeded sermon warning of devastating doom shortly to come. But it will show us the kind of love we dream about. Be amazed by the love of Hosea for his wayward spouse—and more amazed by the unfailing love of God for His wayward people, and for all people. Hosea showers us with hope—hints and portents pointing to the coming of the promised Messiah. Email dceubanks@Reagan.com for more information.

The Armor of God  Author:  Priscilla Shirer.
Leader: Bootsie Johnston
Thursdays, 1/21-3/3  6:30pm. 
White Oak Estates Subdivision

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you're tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you.  Email 7bjjohnston@cox.net for more information.


Recovery & Care

Divorce Care 
Leaders:  Ray & Alison Raney
Wednesdays, 1/20-5/4, skip 2/10 & 3/30. 6:30-8:30pm.
Hope Bldg Rm 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 
Leader:  Peggy Arcement
Wednesdays, beginning 2/3-4/27. 6:30-8pm.
Hope Bldg Rm 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 $10 Childcare available*.


Childcare Information

*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



 
Mike Holmes
Discipleship Pastor
 
  Terry Bracey
Administrative Assistant
 

*Childcare Information

For Wednesday night Thrive classes, babies - 5th graders enjoy KidzPointe at 6:30pm in the Bain Building. 

6th - 8th graders are invited to our COLLIDE for middle school students.

For weekday morning Thrive classes, please email childcare@istrouma.org to register for childcare.