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What is it about?

From intentional events and activities dedicated to serving men and women to unique Bible study groups on Sundays and throughout the week, there is sure to be an option that fits into every busy schedule. As we grow, our prayer is that we would look beyond our walls, outside of our own preferences, to humbly serve others, and as a byproduct, build strong and lasting community.

RIGHTNOW MEDIA

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SUNDAY 9:30 AM ONGOING BIBLE STUDIES

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College Bible Study – College Room at Door #11
Leaders: Nathan Cornett & Ric Hale – We are a ministry who passionately and intentionally serves anyone of college age (17-24ish). No need to be in college…just ready to gather, grow and serve!

Community (Co-ed 30’s) -Room 245
Leaders: Jeff & Rhonda Story – This is a group of (relatively) young adults seeking to do life together, supporting one another through Bible study, prayer, mission and friendships. We are seeking to follow Jesus with all of our lives: at work, at home, in our neighborhoods, as we strive to be godly husbands, wives and parents. It’s okay if you are a single parent or if your spouse cannot come. We would love to have you!

CommUNITY (Co-ed 30s) – Room 244
Leaders: Paul & Kelly Drake – This is a group of young parents, couples and more applying God’s word to daily life; keeping life in perspective, building unity within our families within our world, and with our God.

CON-NECT (Young Couples 20s-30s) Fellowship Hall
Leaders:  Tim and Laura Brown, David and Donna Burgess, Alan and Joy Meek, Todd and Heather Wetzel – This is a group of young couples in all phases of relationships, including dating, nearly-wed, newlywed, and couples who are beginning families. Our driving passion is to provide an environment where young couples can find community no matter what phase of relationship they are in. We want young couples to be able to meet, engage with, and develop lasting friendships with other young couples.

DYNAMIC (Co-ed 40s-50s) – Room 168
Leaders: Robert & Karla Soper – For parents of high school/college age children, lessons are lecture/discussion oriented and deeply rooted in scripture. Our emphasis is to grow into a dynamic relationship with the Lord, to be transformed into the likeness of Christ, and live out our faith in our communities.

Families in Faith (Couples 30+) – Room 247
Leaders: Rob & Dana Wilson – Families who desire to grow in their Christian faith. In addition to Sunday morning Bible study, we gather at various times for service and fellowship.

Families in Focus (Co-ed 40+) – Room 177
Leaders: Nic Cabrini, Todd Hord, Jarrell Dunson – This class studies books of the Bible or topical studies with lots of discussion and an emphasis on family.

Fitch Class (Co-ed 40s-50s) – Room 171
Leader:  Mike Fitch – Parents of teens and 20s, very active in Bible study, fellowship, and community service.

Friends of God (Co-ed All Ages) – Room 162
Leader:  Richard Pool – Studying David Jeremiah’s “The Agents of Babylon,” this is a 12-week DVD study comparing the world described in the book of Daniel with the world we live in today.

Growing Families (Co-ed 20s-30s) – Room 196
Leaders:  Jamison & Erin Sills – This class joins for study of Scripture, video teaching, and book series on Sunday mornings and Sunday evenings.

IBCFAMILIES (Co-ed 30s-40s) – Room 173
Leader:  Paky Kramer and Jesse Robbins – Families committed to studying God’s Word and applying the principles we learn to our daily lives with our family, friends, and colleagues.

Kyle Farmer Class (Co-ed 40s-50s) – Room 179
Leader:  Kyle Farmer – This class is made up of parents of teens and 20s, active in Bible study, fellowship, and community service.

Larry Lewis Class (Co-ed All Ages) – Room 166
This is a discussion oriented class for adults of all ages.

L.A.C.E. (Living According to Christ’s Example) – Women 45+ – Room 158
Leader:  Vicki Barlow – Wounded women getting stronger through Bible study, fellowship, and finding a new identity as sisters in Christ.

Journey with Christ (Men all ages) – ROC Café
Leader:  Darrall Henderson – This fellowship of men is open to all ages who desire to study God’s Word together.

MASH (Ministering And Serving Him) Adults 40+/- Room 186
Leader: Mark Richardson – This class is for individuals and couples, focusing on family-oriented Bible study through life application with emphasis on discussion, relationships, and community.

Robert Scott Class (Co-ed All Ages) – Room 188
We seek to grow together using studies from contemporary and classic authors that guide adults through Bible-based, life applicable lessons from God’s Word. Regular group fellowship and service opportunities allow us to apply what we learn to impact our community and world.

Single Young Adults (Co-ed 22-30) – Room 192
Leaders: Ron Zimmer & Nathan Cornett – A vibrant and active group of young adults who are passionate about helping the helpless in Lexington. This is a fun group of individuals who enjoy staying connected throughout the week. These young adults are recent college graduates, graduate students, and young professionals. 

Women of the Word (WOW) – Room 176
Leader:  Jennifer Degler – For women of all ages to get into God’s Word and applying it to everyday life, to enjoy fellowship with each other, and serve the community.

SUNDAY 11 AM ONGOING BIBLE STUDIES

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Believers (Co-ed 50+) – Room 168
Leader:  Betty Hunt -All singles and marrieds are welcome. This groups is Bible-focused, continuing our Christian growth while enjoying fellowship and friendship with each other.

Bible Crosswalk (Co-ed 40+) – Room 188
Class members lead this class made up of singles and marrieds, walking with Christ and each other, the Bible as their guide.

Brock/Boland Class (Men 60+) – Room 169
This class uses the Explore the Bible series to grow in the knowledge of God’s Word.

Builders (Men 60+) – Main Conference Room
Leader:  Fred Brandon – This is a senior men’s class dedicated to Bible study, missions, and care of each other.

Cornerstone (Women 50+) – Room 163
Leader:  Allyson Bishop – This is a class with a heart for service projects and Bible teaching from the Explore the Bible series.

Dedicated Disciples (Co-ed 20s-70s) – Gathering Place
Leader:  Don Dilday – We are a hodgepodge of singles and marrieds, studying the Bible in a discussion format.

Doxa ( Co-ed 40+) – Room 160
This class begins 9/11/16. Leader: John Weaver – Equipping believers for daily life through the practical application of scripture.

Fox Class (Co-ed 60+) – Room 184
Leader:  John Fox – This class shares a strong sense of community and a faithfulness to pray for one another. Study material is from the Explore the Bible series

International Bible Study (Co-ed) Room 190
Leaders: Stuart & Mary Henson – The focus of this class is to provide a welcoming environment for anyone from another country who might now know the gospel or the Bible. We explore questions such as “What is grace?” “Who wrote the Bible?” “Who is Jesus?”

Joint Heirs (Co-ed 55+) – Room 167
Leader:  Bill Alley – This is a group of senior adults whose focus is to love each other while studying Scripture together. This groups is active in the life and ministry of the church throughout the week.

Joyful Sisters (Women 60+) – Room 156
Leader:  Lyda Russell – Bible application and fellowship are the foundations of this class.

Life Group (Co-ed 35-45) – Room 183
Leaders: Jon & Elaina Barron – A group of believers who want to do life together studying the Word of the Lifegiver.

Love One Another (Women 70+) – Room 108
Leader:  Molly Fox – This class uses the Bible Studies for Life series to delve into God’s Word.

Message Reflection (Co-ed All Ages) – Room 180
Leaders: Wes Marion & Elree Canty – Have you ever heard a great sermon and aren’t sure how to apply it to your life? Join us as we take the Scripture from the 9:30 message, discuss any questions or thoughts that we might have, and use this time together to make the message a part of our lives. We welcome anyone over the age of 20, any gender, singles or couples looking to connect through God’s Word.

New Christians (Co-ed Adults All Ages) – Room 154
This class is offered on an as-needed basis. Visit Connection Point to see if class is currently meeting.
Leader:  Leah Cloys – This class is for those who make public decisions for Christ, have joined Immanuel from another denomination, or who have questions about what it means to be a Christian. This class is offered as a means to help adults understand what we believe and who we are as a church.

Open Door (Women 50+) – Room 181
Leader:  Betty Sublette – This is a diverse group of loving women who meet on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings to study God’s Word and pray. We look forward to welcoming visitors and new members!

Prayer Warriors (Co-ed 55+) – Room 243
Leaders: Larry Brandstetter & Bill Carter –  This group of senior adults uses the Explore the Bible material with an emphasis on evangelism.

Real (Women All Ages) – Room 179
Leader: Kimberly Pope – An encouraging Bible study for women of all ages who live in the real world with a real God who overcomes it all!

Seekers (Co-ed 40+) – Room 182
Leader:  David Fresh – This diversified group consists of couples and individuals, focusing on in-depth studies of the books of the Bible, as well as topical studies. This loving, supportive group welcomes new friends with open arms!

Treasure Seekers (Co-ed All Ages) – Room 166
Leader:  Dennis Hyde – This is a very social group of married couples, attempting to tie the whole Bible story together through the study of God’s Word.

CO-ED SUNDAY 5:30 PM - WINTER/SPRING 2017

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BECOMING A DISCIPLE MAKER (CO-ED)
1/8-3/26 • ROC CONFERENCE ROOM • LEADER: JEFF STORY • $25
Jesus commanded us to make disciples of all the nations. Join us for this class that will train you to become a disciple-maker! SIGN UP HERE.

FAMILY SMALL GROUP (CO-ED)
1/8-5/7  • ROC CAFE • LEADER: JAMISON SILLS
Join parents of young children as they gather together, share a meal, and grow closer through fellowship, book studies, and service projects. SIGN UP HERE.

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY (CO-ED)
1/8-3/12 • GATHERING PLACE • LEADER: JASON GRACE ($100 PER FAMILY)
Through video teaching by Dave Ramsey, class discussions, and interactive small group activities, Financial Peace University presents biblical, practical steps to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more. SIGN UP HERE.

INTRODUCTION TO BOOKS OF THE BIBLE
2/12-3/26 • ROOM 183 • LEADER: BILL ELLIS
What if you could learn the major themes of each book of the Bible–where they are and how they relate to each other–in just 5 weeks? You can! You will receive a picture of every book that will help you learn in a very fun, and sometimes corny, environment. Great for all ages and levels of biblical knowledge. SIGN UP HERE.

LEARN THE BIBLE IN 24 HOURS – NEW TESTAMENT VERSION
1/8-4/9 • ROOM 154 • LEADER: DAVID BOURNE
For those who have tried and failed to follow through on a plan to study the entire Bible, this study is the answer! Learn the Bible in 24 Hours is an ideal study to help you grasp and understand the big picture of Scripture and God’s redemptive plan from Genesis to Revelation. SIGN UP HERE.

READ THE BIBLE FOR LIFE
1/8-3/19 • ROOM 180 • LEADER: PHILIP JONES • $12
One of the most important disciplines to grow as disciples of Christ is to read our Bibles consistently. This class is designed to help you ready the Bible daily, and to read it well. Beneficial for people in all ages of the discipleship journey. SIGN UP HERE.

SHARING CHRIST IN A LOST WORLD
1/15-2/26 • ROOM 167 • LEADER: DAVID HOWARD
Sharing our faith has never been more important than it is today. Yet our culture is less open to the Gospel of Christ and less Christians are sharing than ever before. Come learn how to authentically share your faith in a world that desperately needs to hear this message. SIGN UP HERE.

SUNDAY MORNING ON SUNDAY EVENING 
9/11-12/4 • ROOM 182 • LEADER: MIKE NIEMEIER
This is an on-going small group experience open to anyone, targeting those who cannot attend Bible study on Sunday mornings due to their service in various ministries of the church. SIGN UP HERE.

THE INSANITY OF OBEDIENCE 
1/8-2/26 • ROOM 184 • LEADER: KELLY HALE ($14)
Nik Ripken, a leading expert on the persecuted church, prepares readers to go faithfully into the world, across the street or around the globe, understanding what it means to follow Christ no matter the cost.  SIGN UP HERE.

WALK THROUGH THE BOOK OF ACTS (CO-ED)
8/21 – 12/4 • SISK CHAPEL • LEADER: DAN RUSSELL
Join us for worship with hymns and Bible study as we walk through the book of Acts. We will relive the early movement of the Christian faith and seek to apply what we learn to our 21st century setting in Lexington, Kentucky.
SIGN UP HERE.

CO-ED WEDNESDAY - WINTER/SPRING 2017

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IMMANUEL HOUR PRAYER MEETING
6:00 – 7:00 PM • FELLOWSHIP HALL • LEADER: DAN RUSSELL
We believe God has called us to pray for one another and for the church. Join us for coffee, cookies, and fellowship as we gather for this special time of prayer and Bible study.

MANAGING OUR FINANCES GOD’S WAY
2/15-3/22 • 6:00 – 7:00 PM • ROOM 163 • LEADER: BILL ALLEY
Did you know there are over 2,350 verses in the Bible about money? Did you know that nearly half of Jesus’ parables are about possessions? The Bible is packed with wise counsel about your financial life. In fact, Jesus had more to say about money than about heaven and hell combined. Co-developed with Purpose Driven Ministries and Pastor Rick Warren, this video-based study provides another option for studying biblical financial management in a small group setting. SIGN UP HERE.

 

MEN'S STUDIES - WINTER/SPRING 2017

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SEVEN MEN AND THE SECRET OF THEIR GREATNESS
WEDNESDAYS, 1/4/17 -ONGOING • 6 – 7 PM • ROOM 156 • LEADER: GLEN CUMMINS
How did George Washington resist the temptation to become the first king of America, and why did Dietrich Bonhoeffer jeopardize his freedom and safety to defy the Nazis? What enabled Jackie Robinson to surrender his right to fight back against racists? Certain lives are worthy of emulation. Get to know the seven men in this book, and your life will be immeasurable richer. SIGN UP HERE.

SIMPLIFY: UNCLUTTER YOUR SOUL
SUNDAYS, 2/19-3/12 • 5:30-6:45 PM • ROOM 177
Exhausted, overwhelmed, over-scheduled. Today’s breakneck pace can consume and control us. But what if you could live a different life? Offering practical tips and spiritual insights to help you declutter your soul, Bill Hybels encourages you to stop doing what doesn’t matter and create a God-first schedule so you can experience purpose, fulfillment, connectedness, and joyful productivity.

MEN’S FRIDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
ONGOING • 6:30 AM – 7:15 AM • ROC CAFE • LEADER: DARRALL HENDERSON
This is a group of men who look forward to learning more about the life of Christ by studying the gospels in chronological order. The group varies in age, and all enjoy the fellowship, in-depth discussions and Bible study. All are welcome. The fellowship is great and the coffee is free.

 

WOMEN'S STUDIES - WINTER/SPRING 2017

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ALL THINGS NEW / SUNDAY NIGHTS
1/22-3/19 • 5:30-6:45 PM • ROOM 163 • LEADER: MISTY HIGGINS • $13
Kelly Minter will lead us through 2 Corinthians, exploring the truths of bearing treasures in jars of clay, opening your heart in the midst of hurt, and what it means to embrace the lost and lonely as ministers of the New Covenant.

FINDING I AM BY LYSA TERKEURST
SUNDAYS 3/12-4/30 • 5:30-6:45 PM • COLLEGE ROOM • $15
LEADERS: CHERYL EDMONDSON & CARRIE PETERSON
What is the deep cry of your heart? The ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it. John Lysa TerKeurst on the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this interactive, in-depth study we will be trading feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is like never before. SIGN UP HERE.

MOVING ON AFTER MOVING IN
SUNDAYS 1/8-3/26 • 5:30 PM • ROOM 181 • LEADER: CINDY JOHNSON • $10
Uprooting a family and moving can be an emotional roller coaster. Find support and encouragement from class leaders and others who may be experiencing the same challenges. We will focus on the care and love of Jesus Christ while encouraging you to trust in Him during this transitional time.

ONE IN A MILLION BY PRISCILLA SHIRER
MONDAYS 3/20-5/8 • 11:30 AM- 1:30 PM • CARDIO ROOM • $13
Every woman is on a journey. In looking carefully at the two Israelites (out of two million) who crossed over the Jordan and into the Promised Land, we find direction for our own spiritual lives. Expect to see God move in miraculous ways in your everyday existence. SIGN UP HERE.

MENTORING 101 FOR WOMEN
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19 • 6:30 – 8:30 PM • COLLEGE ROOM
Mentoring another woman may seem scary, but it’s really just sharing what you know and “doing life” alongside of her. In this class, we will discuss the biblical basis for mentoring and how it would look in your life. Come learn about this exciting opportunity at IBC that is so greatly needed. SIGN UP HERE.

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