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Life Group Signup - Fall 2016

Audra Boucher
Student Accounts
Study Topic: Women of the Bible
Time: Alternating Thursday and Tuesday Evenings @ 7:00pm, Beginning Thursday 8/25 (emLocation: MSH Apt. 3B
Group Focus: Female students
Ben Goller
Student Life
Study Topic: Faith topics ranging from leadership, faithfulness, simplicity, creation care, etc. in the context of popular fiction, the philosophy the author intended and how those biblical principles transfer from the story to real life.
Time: Life Group chapel daysLocation: Apartment 11D
Group Focus: People familiar with the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien
By invitation only - email BenGoller@letu.edu to ask to join. Because this study will focus on faith found in literature, particularly the works of Tolkien, a working knowledge of the books by this author (not movies) is a prerequisite for participation.
Bruce Chase
Aviation / Flight
Study Topic:
Time: Life Group chapel daysLocation: Abbott Aviation Center - Room TBD
Chrissy Morris
Development
Study Topic: Nehemiah - Matt Chandler (video study from Right Now Media)
Time: Thursdays (9/22, 9/29, 10/13, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10) from 6-7pmLocation: My home
I will also provide a light meal or snacks!
Dan Miller
Athletics
Study Topic: Leadership and leaders in the Bible
Time: Life Group chapel daysLocation: Solheim Conference Room
Group Focus: LETU Athletic Team Captains
Invitation Only - Team head coaches will inform their players who should attend this group
Daniel Van Valkenburg
Student Life
Study Topic: Discovering hope and motivation in studying and work
Time: Life Group chapel daysLocation: Village Center
David Dittenber
Civil Engineering
Study Topic: The Pacifist Perspective - Words of Christ, writing of Wendell Berry, Lives of Alvin York and Desmond Doss, with a guest appearance by Dr. Scott Anson.
Time: Life Group chapel days, one evening activity in place of sessionLocation: CIVL 1
John Barrett
History, Political Science and Criminal Justice
Study Topic: Basic Christian doctrines
Time: Life Group chapel daysLocation: HHH 106
John Lommel
Accreditation and Institutional Examen
Study Topic: Red Letter Revolution: What if Jesus Really Meant What He Said, by Claiborne and Campolo
Time: Life Group chapel daysLocation: Belcher Center Classrooms / Outside
Julie Caldwell
Student Life
Study Topic: This life group will be focused on rest, living presently instead of perfectly, and vulnerability.
Time: Life Group chapel days, possibly othersLocation: David Hall RD Apartment
Group Focus: women
Karen Rispin
Biology
Study Topic: This group is for those who will encounter and deal with suffering in their workplace, who wonder how to deal with their own suffering and that of the people they'll encounter. Together we will go through some of the material in the Beyond Suffering book and study by Joni Ericson Tada. I'm still learning in this area as well and look forward to exploring the place of suffering in God's plan for us.
Time: Life Group chapel daysLocation: GLSK C104
Group Focus: Sophomores, juniors and seniors who are heading for health professions.
Email KarenRispin@letu.edu to interact, find out more, find out if the group is full yet, and ask to join.
Karl Payton
Humanities and Social Science / Communication
Study Topic: Video study: John Orgberg's "All the Places to Go" -- recognizing the doors God opens for us every day.
Time: Life Group chapel daysLocation: HHH 105
Dr. Payton is Professor and Program Coordinator for Communication Studies. He is also Pastor of Tyler First Church of the Nazarene.
Kristy Morgan
Student Life
Study Topic: "Comparison is the thief of joy." -- Theodore Roosevelt. We will look at how comparison steals our joy, how we can avoid comparison, and enjoy the fellowship with God and others.
Time: Life Group chapel daysLocation: Student Life Conference Room
Group Focus: Female students
Laura Laster
Aviation / Flight Operations
Study Topic: Living a life of faith in our current culture. Our study will involve use of podcasts and other relevant media and discussion among the group to explore Christianity in today's culture.
Time: Certain Sunday nights (9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/6, 11/20) from 5:30-7:30Location: My home: 164 Pitner St., Kilgore
Group Focus: Aviation and engineering students
We can provide rides to a limited number of students from campus to our home. We will have dinner each time we meet.
Laurie Shelton
Financial Services - Accounting
Study Topic: What the Bible reveals about personal growth and real life
Time: Life Group chapel daysLocation: Belcher Center Room 167
Marv and Jan Smith
Spiritual Life
Study Topic: Explaining your faith to Muslim friends
Time: Life Group chapel daysLocation: TBD
Matt Barr
Student Life
Study Topic: The importance of Christians engaging in popular culture. We will be viewing/discussing songs, music videos and films.
Time: Life Group chapel days, every other weekendLocation: Tyler Hall RD Apartment
Group Focus: Students interested in engaging in pop culture
By invitation only.
Matthew and Amy Henry
Information Technology
Study Topic:
Time: Every other Friday eveningLocation: Our home
Michael Schultz
University Police
Study Topic: Christ-centered relationships
Time: Life Group chapel days, others TBDLocation: Corner Cafe Joyce Room
Group Focus: Married students, couples, and students in relationships
Mike Hood
Finance and Administration
Study Topic: TBD
Time: Life Group chapel daysLocation: HHH 106
Rebecca Haesecke
Global Initiatives
Study Topic: We will look at key people in the Bible who navigated life outside of their own culture, and talk about our responsibilities/roles/challenges as "cultural sojourners"
Time: Life Group chapel daysLocation: TBD
Group Focus: International Students
Ruedi Schubarth and Jered Lease
Aviation
Study Topic: Christian Leadership and Christ-like manliness, based on curriculum from Ironcenturion
Time: Life Group chapel daysLocation: Abbott Aviation Center C105
Group Focus: Male Students
Sarah and James Epling
University Development / Global Initiatives
Study Topic:
Time: First Life Group chapel day (9/12), others TBDLocation: TBD (On campus the 1st time; at our home or on campus other times)
Group Focus: International students and US citizens from abroad (TCKs/MKs)
Invitation only - email SarahEpling@letu.edu to join
Scott Peluso
Athletics
Study Topic: Leadership
Time: Life Group chapel daysLocation: Stuedler Lounge
Group Focus: Athletes interested in learning more about leadership
By invitation only
Shelly Gribble
Global Academic Advising / Theology
Study Topic: "Ask It" by Andy Stanley - a video-driven discussion on making wise decisions
Time: Life Group chapel daysLocation: LH 136
Terri Deike
Athletics
Study Topic: Christian Leadership in Athletics and Daily Life
Time: Life Group chapel daysLocation: Belcher Gym
Group Focus: Freshmen Student-Athletes
Invitation Only
Wes Downing
Engineering
Study Topic: Leadership and leaders in the Bible
Time: Life Group chapel days, at least 4 other days during semester, 1 or 2 weekendsLocation: TBD
Group Focus: Junior and Senior Engineers
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