Our mission as a church is to love and lead people in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. The Spiritual Growth Journey courses are designed to assist you in your spiritual growth and development. The courses are grouped by Keystone’s four pursuits, known as The 4: Grow, Connect, Reach, Share.
The courses do not need to be taken in any particular order and we would encourage you to take courses from each of the different areas as you work your way through them all. The courses will be offered at different times and dates throughout the year.
Download a Spiritual Growth Journey Course Guide with descriptions of all the courses.
Course Descriptions – Winter/Spring 2020
Starting Point (Grow)
Sundays at 10:30am beginning September 29
Every journey has a starting point, even a faith journey. Starting Point is an eight-session conversation about faith. Whether you are brand-new to Christianity, are coming back to church, or just have questions or doubts about faith, God, and spirituality, Starting Point is for you. Starting Point is a safe place to explore Christianity and where your opinions and beliefs are valued and no question is off limits. Led by Kim Rhoades.
Beliefs 101 (Grow)
Sundays at 9:00am beginning February 9
What is God like? Is the Bible really inspired? How is Jesus? How should we live? These are fundamental questions that have a vast impact on our lives and how we look at the world. In this four-session study we’ll look at our core Christian beliefs and values and how they impact our lives. Led by Mike Giannotti.
Sundays at 10:30am beginning February 9
How do we grow in our relationship with God? One way is by practicing the classic disciplines of the Christian life: worship, prayer, service, fasting, and more. The aim of this seven-session study is to help us understand and enjoy (not dread!) the various disciplines, and to grow closer to God by integrating the disciplines more fully into our lives.
Christian (It’s Not What You Think) (Reach)
Sundays at 10:30am beginning February 9
What does it mean to be a Christian? Ask 20 people that question and you are likely to get 20 different answers, but Jesus called his followers to be “disciples.” Being a disciple isn’t as simple as going to church services or believing a set of facts, it is an active lifestyle. It requires effort and sacrifice. It is about loving others as Jesus did. In this eight-session study, you’ll be challenged to rethink what it means to be a Christian. Led by Dougald MacNaughton.
Grace Walk (Grow)
Sundays at 11:45am – 1:15pm beginning February 9
Do you feel like you’re either running around trying to perform to be acceptable to God or thinking you’ve failed Him again and wondering if you’ll ever measure up? Grace Walk is a life-changing eight-week study that will get you off this religious roller coaster and teach you how to live and walk in God’s amazing grace. Led by DeeDee Rhoades.
The Historical Reliability of the Resurrection (Reach)
Sundays at 9:00am beginning March 1
How do we know that Jesus really rose from the dead? Is there compelling, reliable evidence that the resurrection happened? Leading up to Easter we’ll look at some of the main issues surrounding the historicity of Jesus’ resurrection: 1) the historical evidence, 2) alternative explanations, and 3) the possibility of miracles. Led by Randy Pistor.
Divine Design (Share)
Saturdays, March 7, 9:30am – Noon & March 14, 10:00am – Noon (no childcare available)
Learn how to make serving both fruitful and fulfilling. Divine Design will help you discover your spiritual gifts, personal style, and God-given passion for serving in the body of Christ. During two three-hour sessions you will discover the spiritual gifts God has given you and the best places for you to serve and put your gifts to work in God’s kingdom so that serving is a joy. Led by DeeDee Rhoades.
Saturday, March 21, 10:00am – Noon (no childcare available)
Interested in becoming a member of Keystone or learning what membership is all about? This is the place to start. This one-session gathering that lasts for about two hours is an opportunity to learn more about who we are and why do we what do. You’ll learn about Keystone’s beliefs, mission, vision, and values, and what it means to be a member. There are also plenty of opportunities to ask questions so you’ll be better able to make an informed decision about membership. Led by Pastor Ken Gilmore.