Winter may be in full swing, but we’re gearing up for another amazing semester of programs and classes at The Moody Church.

 

We’re excited to introduce you to all that’s happening at The Moody Church this Winter/Spring of 2020. Get involved in your church!

Children & Youth

Kids age 2–grade 5

Wednesdays beginning January 8, 6:30–8:00pm on the 2nd Floor and Sankey Hall

 

A high-energy Bible club program that gives a clear, consistent presentation of the gospel, helps children with Scripture memorization, and provides a fun approach to learning God’s Word.

 

Please note: Awana registration is closed for Spring 2020.

Kids in grades 1–5

Wednesdays beginning January 8, 5:30–6:20pm in the Choir Room and Kappeler Hall

 

Does your child like to sing? Join other kids in a weekly rehearsal to build foundational musical skills and good vocal technique while learning how to serve God with our gifts through worship.

Children ages 0–5 with caregivers

Fridays beginning January 17, 9:00 and 10:00am in Room 108

 

Come enjoy music, dancing, and rhythm together each week, followed by a snack with fellowship while the children play. Cost: $5 per family per visit

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Sundays beginning January 12, 1:00–3:00pm in Sankey 2 and 3

 

Our ESL classes are open to all and offer three levels of learning (Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced) with trained volunteers. This is a great opportunity to invite friends from the community, or to serve as a volunteer and help reach the nations with a tangible need. Class is free, but students will be asked to purchase a textbook for $20.

 

Info: Disha Moreau at 312.953.6485 or esl@moodychurch.org

Equipping Classes

Sundays beginning January 19, 2:30 – 3:30pm in Room 305

 

Read and study God’s Word with greater clarity and comprehension. You’ll better understand Scripture in light of the context in which it was written; see how Scripture was given to change how we think, feel, and act; and learn how to apply God’s unchanging Word to our lives and our changing world.

 

Taught by Scott Lilly. Cost $20; class runs 12 weeks. Click here to register.

Sundays beginning January 19, 8:30–9:45am in Room 305

 

Understand how Christian beliefs should make a difference in our daily lives, and how they affect our practice in the local church. This course is an overview of key areas of doctrine, with emphasis on the biblical support for these beliefs.

 

Taught by Daniel Stalker. Cost $20; class runs 12 weeks. Click here to register.

Sundays beginning January 19, 1:15–2:15pm in Room 305

 

Deeper into God’s Word 1 builds on the principles learned in Grasping God’s Word, with specific attention to the in-depth study of a New Testament letter. You’ll learn to make informed decisions about biblical words, to read a entire letter as a whole and take into account the situation in which it was written, and to understand how the letters spoke to their original audience—and in light of that, how they speak to the modern Christian. This will equip us to better understand God’s Word and apply it effectively to our lives.

 

Taught by Scott Lilly. Prerequisite: Completion of Grasping God’s Word. Cost $40; class runs 12 weeks. Click here to register.

(Formerly Discipleship and Spiritual Transformation)

Wednesdays beginning January 22, 6:45–7:45pm in Room 305

 

How does God work in our lives to transform us into the image of His Son? What everyday practices produce that transformation? Where have we seen these changes happen in ourselves, in others, and in Scripture? Our aim in this course is to explore the concept of Christ-like change and transformation, applying it in our own lives and discovering ways we can foster it in others. We’ll finish the course by strategizing ways to help others follow and grow in Christ.

 

Taught by Pastor Kirk Baker. Open to everyone; no prerequisites needed. Cost $20; class runs 9 weeks. Click here to register.

Family Ministry & Programs

PARENTING CLASS: Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Ted Tripp

Wednesdays January 15, 22, 29, and February 12, 6:45–8:00pm in Room 307

We’ll continue/complete this classic series by going through key parenting objectives and the methods of discipline and teaching for different stages of development. All are welcome, even if you haven’t attended earlier sessions. The foundational principles covered provide a solid biblical basis for raising your kids no matter what age!

 

PARENTS & KIDS & OUR MEDIA: Where Do We Go from Here?

Wednesdays beginning February 19, 6:45–8:00pm in Rooms 107, 305, and 307

During this special series, parents, tweens, and teens will spend time together and in separate sessions assessing the risks and rewards of social, entertainment, work, and educational media. The film Screenagers will set the stage for an expert panel on the dangers and pending directions of gaming and social media, and the negative effect of work connectivity on families and marriages. Kids and parents will compare notes and recommendations and discover what the Bible has to say about our involvement with the Internet.

 

Info for both classes: Pastor Gunter at bob.gunter@moodychurch.org

Sundays beginning February 9, 3:00–4:30pm in Room 307

 

This nine-week course is required to be married at The Moody Church but is open to all couples who are engaged or seriously considering that step. Featuring PREPARE/Enrich compatibility testing, the Preparing for Marriage God’s Way workbook, and practical biblical teaching by mature couples. Cost: $80 covers materials; assessment tool fee $35.

 

Info: Lori at lori.imhof@moodychurch.org or 312.327.8600 x1008

Financial Stewardship

Sundays beginning January 19, 1:30 – 3:00pm in Room 304

 

Are you struggling with credit card debt or to make ends meet? Living paycheck to paycheck with no relief in sight? Do you feel like your money is controlling you, rather than the other way around? You’re not alone, and we’re here to help.

 

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

 

Learn to control your money and to prepare for the future!

 

For info, click here.

Global Outreach

2nd Wednesday of each month, 7:00–8:00pm in Room 304

 

Moody Church missionary Roy Schwarcz leads this monthly Bible study walking through the book of Genesis. You’ll learn the unity of the old and new covenants from a Jewish perspective, helping you better understand the Jewish roots of our faith in Jesus. It’s a wonderful time for Christians and Jewish people to learn together from our shared Scriptures.

Thursdays January 16, February 20, March 19, April 16, 10:00am–12:00pm in Room 307

 

One of the key ways to support our workers on the mission field is to intercede for them through prayer. Join us each month for a time of focused prayer for our missionaries. When possible, we have a visiting Moody Church missionary share about their life and ministry, and then we break up into prayer groups. Light refreshments provided; no RSVP required.

Wednesdays beginning January 22, 6:30–9:00pm at Park Community Church (1001 N Crosby)

 

The 16-week Perspectives class helps believers see how God has been moving and what the greatest needs in world evangelization are today. It isn’t a class about missions, but a course on how every believer can be woven into the story of God using His people to bless all the peoples of the earth. If you want to gain a deeper understanding of God’s work in the world, we encourage you to consider enrolling! Cost $235; limited financial assistance is available.

 

For info, click here.

Grief Support

Wednesdays beginning January 15, 6:30–8:30pm in Room 305

 

The loss of a loved one can be devastating. While Christians have an eternal perspective and can rejoice that their loved one is in the presence of God, as humans we still experience grief over the loss. GriefShare’s biblical, Christ-centered perspective helps people find or deepen their faith in Christ as we examine questions about death, dying, and mortality. Cost $25 for workbook and refreshments

 

Click here for info.

Men's Ministry

Thursdays beginning January 9, 6:00–7:30am in Room 108

 

It’s likely you have a giant in your life. It’s holding you captive, intimidating you with taunts, and stealing your joy. Adversaries such as fear, anger, and addiction can stake a claim and gain a foothold in your heart. In this series, Louie Giglio shows us how to live as if these giants are dead and silenced by focusing on the size of our God, not the height of our giants. Join us for a hot breakfast, plenty of coffee, video teaching, and guided table discussion! Cost $8.

 

Register online

Lord, Only You Can Change Me

Thursdays beginning January 16, 7:00 – 9:00pm in Room 304 (Women) / Room 305 (Men)
Led by Joseph and Mary Carre. Book $17

 

A Devotional Study on Growing in Character from the Beatitudes 

 

Forget self-help. Only Jesus can change your life and shape you into His image! His Sermon on the Mount shows you how. This study will enrich your life in a way that will delight you and be noticed by others!

 

For more info, click here.

Saturday Mornings, 7:30am, Room 103

 

King Solomon once said, “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” This gathering is an uncomplicated time of encouragement from God’s Word, sharing our journey, and encouraging one another in prayer. Brothers stand with other brothers through the seasons of life, each helping the other stay true to the calling to be men of God.

 

The coffee is good; the company is better. 

Mental Health Support

Sunday January 26, 1:30–2:30pm in Room 301

 

Do you struggle with suicidal thoughts or self-harm, such as cutting? Or do you know someone who does, and would like to know how to help them? In this interactive workshop, you will gain knowledge about this topic and what you can do to care for yourself and encourage others. $5 fee for materials.

 

Click here for info.

Sunday February 23, 1:30–2:30pm in Room 107

 

In this free seminar, you will learn about substance-related addiction (such as alcohol) and behavioral addiction (technology, sex, etc.). We will provide a biblically-integrated perspective of the biological, psychological, and social factors of addiction. We’ll also explore how families are impacted and how we as the body of Christ can respond with love and truth.

 

Click here for info.

Sunday March 29, 1:30–2:30pm in Room 301

 

Have you lost someone to suicide and are struggling with grief over the loss of your loved one? We are deeply sorry for your loss and would like to support you through this journey. This interactive workshop will provide information about healthy/unhealthy grieving and the lingering mixed emotions and questions you may have. $5 fee for materials.

 

For more info, click here.

Precept Bible Studies

Genesis Part 3: Becoming a Friend of the Faithful God – A Study on Abraham

Tuesdays beginning January 14, 9:30-11:30am in Room 108

Led by Linda Gunter. Book $14.00. Child care available at nominal cost.

 

Abraham was called “the friend of God.” What can you learn from him that will ground your faith, challenge your walk, and give you hope for the future?


Genesis Part 4: Wrestling with God – A Study on Isaac, Jacob, and Esau

Tuesdays beginning March 10, 9:30-11:30am in Room 108

Led by Linda Gunter. Book $9. Child care available at nominal cost.

 

God renews His covenant promise with Abraham through Isaac and Jacob. Two struggling nations arise from Isaac’s sons, Jacob and Esau. The truths we learn about God can guide our faith, helping us see His purposes in our lives.


Genesis Part 5: Keeping Your Focus When Your Dreams Are Shattered – A Study on Joseph

Tuesdays beginning April 14, 9:30-11:30am in Room 108

Led by Linda Gunter. Book $9. Child care available at nominal cost.

 

Have you ever been falsely accused or suffered from injustice? This study of Joseph is your manual for handling these painful situations. Learn how to rise above difficulties by trusting God.

 

For more info, click here.

Lord, Only You Can Change Me

Thursdays beginning January 16, 7:00 – 9:00pm in Room 304 (Women) / Room 305 (Men)
Led by Joseph and Mary Carre. Book $17

 

A Devotional Study on Growing in Character from the Beatitudes 

 

Forget self-help. Only Jesus can change your life and shape you into His image! His Sermon on the Mount shows you how. This study will enrich your life in a way that will delight you and be noticed by others!

 

For more info, click here.

Gospel of Mark: The Gospel of Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of Man

Saturdays beginning January 18, 10:00am-12:15pm in Room 304
Led by Enosha Simmons. Book $20.25

 

The most important question you will ever answer is this: Who do you believe Jesus Christ is? With all the opinions floating around – He’s a good man, a teacher, a prophet, the Son of God – how can you know who is right? Mark’s account of Jesus’ life gives you the answer, and it is more action-packed and fast-paced than the other three Gospel records. Rather than rehearsing what people said about Jesus, Mark shows you what Jesus actually did. As you learn to carefully observe Mark’s report, you’ll discover that Jesus left no doubt about who He claimed to be. His miracles demonstrated His authority over sickness and infirmity, spiritual darkness, dead religion, threats from nature, and even death itself.

 

For more info, click here.

Women's Ministry

Sundays beginning January 19, 11:30am–12:30pm in Room 304

 

This book gives us an introduction to Christianity and the Christian life that is, from start to finish, rooted in our triune God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. If you have ever thought that the doctrine of the Trinity was hard to understand or irrelevant, this book will change your perspective. Not only do we understand the person and work of Christ through the Trinity, but also prayer, the church, and every aspect of our faith. You’ll see the Scriptures—and most of all, to see our triune God—in a new way. No registration necessary; join at any time. Books available in class or at the Women’s Ministry kiosk in Memorial Hall.

 

Click here for more info.

Genesis Part 3: Becoming a Friend of the Faithful God – A Study on Abraham

Tuesdays beginning January 14, 9:30-11:30am in Room 108

Led by Linda Gunter. Book $14.00. Child care available at nominal cost.

 

Abraham was called “the friend of God.” What can you learn from him that will ground your faith, challenge your walk, and give you hope for the future?


Genesis Part 4: Wrestling with God – A Study on Isaac, Jacob, and Esau

Tuesdays beginning March 10, 9:30-11:30am in Room 108

Led by Linda Gunter. Book $9. Child care available at nominal cost.

 

God renews His covenant promise with Abraham through Isaac and Jacob. Two struggling nations arise from Isaac’s sons, Jacob and Esau. The truths we learn about God can guide our faith, helping us see His purposes in our lives.


Genesis Part 5: Keeping Your Focus When Your Dreams Are Shattered – A Study on Joseph

Tuesdays beginning April 14, 9:30-11:30am in Room 108

Led by Linda Gunter. Book $9. Child care available at nominal cost.

 

Have you ever been falsely accused or suffered from injustice? This study of Joseph is your manual for handling these painful situations. Learn how to rise above difficulties by trusting God.


Lord, Only You Can Change Me: A Devotional Study on Growing in Character from the Beatitudes 

Thursdays beginning January 16, 7:00 – 9:00pm in Room 304 
Led by Mary Carre. Book $17

 

Forget self-help. Only Jesus can change your life and shape you into His image! His Sermon on the Mount shows you how. This study will enrich your life in a way that will delight you and be noticed by others!


Gospel of Mark: The Gospel of Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of Man

Saturdays beginning January 18, 10:00am-12:15pm in Room 304
Led by Enosha Simmons. Book $20.25

 

The most important question you will ever answer is this: Who do you believe Jesus Christ is? With all the opinions floating around – He’s a good man, a teacher, a prophet, the Son of God – how can you know who is right? Mark’s account of Jesus’ life gives you the answer, and it is more action-packed and fast-paced than the other three Gospel records. Rather than rehearsing what people said about Jesus, Mark shows you what Jesus actually did. As you learn to carefully observe Mark’s report, you’ll discover that Jesus left no doubt about who He claimed to be. His miracles demonstrated His authority over sickness and infirmity, spiritual darkness, dead religion, threats from nature, and even death itself.

 

For more info, click here.

The Women’s Shepherding Ministry is under the oversight of Mary Lowman and is designed to help the women of The Moody Church model Titus 2:3-5 through special mentoring relationships.

 

We endeavor to form mentoring partnerships for women who desire to have the help and guidance of a mentor in their life.

 

To learn more, click here.

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