Grow a person and reach the world. That is the goal of Grow Track. To grow means that we keep moving toward God’s best for our lives. And it’s not just about us. God blesses us with growth in our lives so we can pass that blessing along to others.
Grow Track assumes that healthy churches help people move forward in their journey to follow Christ. Some people are yet to start the journey and others have been traveling quite a while, but everyone shares the hope of advancing toward a finish line where we will hear Jesus say, “Well done!”
Time and Location:
All Grow classes during fall 2020 will take place in person at Springfield Assembly (1551 Canton Rd., Akron, OH 44312) in the fellowship hall wing and start at 9:00 am. There are no online options for Grow Track Classes this fall, but Connect Groups are offering online alternatives. Childcare available for 3 yrs. through fifth grade.
Meaningful Conversations I (click here to get info & sign up)
Starts: Sunday, October 4
Duration: Four weeks
Leader: Pastor Eric Schroeter
Description: Did you ever wish you could more easily engage people in conversation, especially conversation that might lead to them starting to follow Christ? This class look at a biblical model for talking to people and beginning new relationships. It considers how Jesus engaged people and explores practical steps we can take as we learn from Him.
Foundations (click here to get info & sign up)
Starts: Sunday, October 18
Duration: Seven weeks (no class on November 29)
Leader: Jim and Ashley Cole
Description: Whether you are new follower of Christ, a long-time believer wanting to re-establish your understanding of the faith, or someone searching for the hope of eternal life, this class is for you. You will explore questions about God, the Bible, sin, forgiveness, The work of the Holy Spirit, the Church, and so much more.
Meaningful Conversations II (click here to get info and sign up)
Starts: Sunday, November 8
Duration: Three weeks
Leader: Pastor Eric Schroeter
Description: We are commissioned by Jesus to “go and make disciples,” but have you ever struggled in sharing your faith with others? This class uses biblical models to provide practical and easy-to-follow steps to help you share the Gospel. It is recommended that Meaningful Conversations I is taken before Meaningful Conversations II. A third class in this series explores how we are to continue relationships to help others grow.
Do Grow Track classes cost anything?
No. All expenses will be covered by Springfield Assembly so that everyone is able to participate regardless of their financial situation. From time to time, a suggested donation will be communicated so that attendees can help offset costs through freewill gifts.
How are Grow Track classes different from Connect Groups?
Whereas Connect Groups are certainly intended to help people to grow in their faith, relationship-building is an essential part of a successful Connect Group. Grow Track classes also allow people to grow and be discipled, but the “glue” that binds the class together is the topic being discussed.
Will Grow Track classes be offered any time other than Sundays at 9:00 am?
Yes. In the future Grow Track classes will be offered on different days and at different times to accommodate other schedules and draw members of the community interested in learning the material being taught.
How many weeks are Grow Track classes?
Grow tracks classes can vary in their length. Typically, classes will last between four and thirteen weeks, but certain classes may only be one day while others may last over many quarters.
What types of Grow Track classes will be offered in the future?
Grow Track class offerings will include topics relevant to all stages of life and growth in Christ and will often focus on very practical topics. Examples include everything from a healthy look at finances, technology, and culture to estate planning, parenting, and studying the Bible. We are excited about the future of Grow Track!