Discipleship

A disciple is a follower - a disciple of Christ is a follower of Christ.  Discipleship is the process of growing into deeper, more complete disciples of Christ through the equipping of the Holy Spirit to become more Christlike.  In order to become better disciples we must continue to deepen our faith and understanding of Scripture.  Discipleship is a deep process, not a wide process.  We must be disciples before we can make disciples and at Aley we believe that an important part of this is discipleship together in community.


Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” -Eleanor Brown

Sunday mornings

You're invited to join us for one of several opportunities to dive deeper into Scripture with community on Sunday mornings.  Each class starts at approximately 10:10a.m. - or following the conclusion of the 9 a.m. service.  Feel free to swing by the Hospitality Center to grab a drink before joining a group for fellowship and discipleship.


Gnosticism: From Nag Hammadi to the Gospel of Judas                                                                                                           

   Location: Room 204

Gnosticism is one of the most fascinating and perplexing phenomena in Western religious history. At its heart was gnosis—direct knowledge of God—expressed in complicated myths. Yet Gnosticism itself often escapes our knowledge. Was it the first great Christian heresy? A new world religion? Or an invention of alarmed Christian leaders and modern scholars? How did it influence other religions? And why did its mythology appeal to so many people? Above all, what does Gnosticism mean?


Cultivating Relationships: Life Together (based on Eph. 5:21-6:9)         

   Location: Room 201/203 & Zoom

    When the apostle Paul wrote to the Ephesian church about Christian unity, he knew he was addressing a physically, emotionally, and socially diverse group. They were bound to face relational conflict. In light of this, he offered them a challenging instruction: in their marriages, families, and workplaces, they were to submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. In doing so, they would exhibit a humility that only the Spirit could produce and display God’s love for His people to a lost and lonely world.

    Two thousand years later, little has changed. As in Paul’s day, relationships continue to be the source of our most grievous hurts and most immeasurable blessings. In this series, Alistair Begg urges us to consider the stirring invitation of God’s Word. Through our daily interactions with spouses, parents, children, [grandchildren, neighbors, friends] and coworkers, we have the opportunity to introduce the world to Christ. How will we respond?​


Fellowship Bible Study Class                                                                                                                                                                 

   Location: Parlor/Fellowship Room

This class utilizes the "International Sunday School Lessons" curriculum.   Student booklets are available for free at the class on Sunday mornings or anytime through the church office. 

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   Click here for a link to Winter Quarter In the World


Women's Sunday School Class: Deborah - Becoming a Woman of Influence                                                                                  

   Location: Room 202

In His mercy, God raised up a woman named Deborah as an instrument of grace and hope for His people. With courage and conviction, by trusting God and His plan, Deborah became a woman of influence—not only in her time, but also for our day.


This study contains memory verses, daily study, and group discussion questions to guide you deep into Judges 4 and becoming a woman of greater influence.


Weekday opportunities


Journeyers Bible Study: Mondays 9:30a.m. - 11:30a.m.                                                                                                                

   Location: Room 201

This class, now in its 17th year, is doing a multi-year examination of the Old Testament. We welcome anyone who is interested in a fairly in-depth study of the scriptures.


Women's Bible Study: Tuesdays 3:00p.m. - 4:30p.m.                                                                                                         

   Location: Room 202

We are a small group of women who meet for informal study, we choose a variety of topics from the LifeGuide series with each study lasting an average of 8-9 weeks.  We welcome women of any age.