Winter Life Groups
 
Life Groups are where we do life together here at Branch Church. We meet together in the RELAXED ATMOSPHERE of a home, and share in each other’s struggles and celebrations. We HANG OUT together, SUPPORT EACH OTHER, PRAY for and ENCOURAGE one another while we learn more about what God wants for our lives. Whether you are a long-time Christ follower, or if you are just trying to figure it all out, a LG is a place to come TOGETHER and help each other take the NEXT STEP in our spiritual journey as well as within the COMMUNITY. This semester’s LG’s will consist of a Men’s, Women’s, Mix, Couples and Student’s groups.

Women’s – In the Middle of the Mess (6 weeks)
 
The trials we face in this life can feel overwhelming. Life often seems broken – shattered into a million pieces – and at time we may wonder if our mess is “too big” for God. We can convince ourselves we are too far from God’s grace for us to reach us where we are.

Sheila Walsh knows this feeling all too well—and the hiding and shame that result from it. But in this six-session video study, she shows how using spiritual disciplines such as confession, prayer, and meditation on Scripture helped her break free from this cycle of despair and experience newfound joy as a child of God—fully known, fully loved, and fully accepted. She reveals that while we will never be completely “fixed” on earth, God’s power can be made perfect in our weakness. He is waiting to accept us—having already promised to love us, heal us, and carry us through to the end. Our brokenness can be the beginning of something beautiful, and accepting the fact that we are broken can be the key to finding God’s strength in the middle of the mess.
 
Study: In the Middle of the Mess
Leader: Jamie Burrows
Address: 54 Ash St., Danvers, MA 01923
When: Every other Thursday at 6pm (starts Feb. 7)
Book cost: $7

Monthly Men’s Prayer Breakfast (Feb. thru May)
 
We invite all men to join us for our monthly men’s prayer breakfast. There will be a time of food, fellowship, prayer and devotion. Each breakfast will cost $5 per man.

Saturday, February 16, 9-10:15am.
Saturday, March 23, 9-10:15am.
Saturday, April 20, 9-10:15am.
Saturday, May 25, 9-10:15am.

Address: At the church – 83 Pine St., Peabody, MA 01960
Cost: $5 per man / each breakfast

 

Sunday Couples – Discerning the Voice of God (7 weeks)
 
If hearing God has seemed challenging, Priscilla Shirer invites you to explore a more intimate relationship with Him, one that can make hearing Him – His will, His heart, and His voice-your ongoing experience. Discover how you can listen with greater confidence, clarity and discernment.
 
Study: Discerning the Voice of God
Leaders: Joe & Wendy Arellano
Address: 44 Nicholson St., Lynn, MA 01905
When: Every other Sunday at 6pm (starts Feb. 24)
Book cost: $16

 

Wednesday Mix – The New Testament You Never Knew (8 weeks)

In this study, well-known Bible scholars, N.T. Wright and Michael F. Bird team up to take you on a tour of the story behind the explosive story of the New Testament. We all share a fascination for discovering “the rest of the story.” We enjoy learning the behind-the-scenes facts about seemingly familiar events.

You will discover things you never knew about Jesus’ baptism and journey into the wilderness, the meaning behind his parables and miracles, the significance of his death and resurrection, the incredible expansion of the early church into the Greco-Roman world, and how the transforming mission of Jesus can still turn the world upside down today.

Study: The New Testament You Never Knew
Leaders: Mason & Amber Adair
Address: 16 Bayview Ter, Danvers, MA 01923
When: Every other Wednesday at 6pm (starts Feb. 6)
Book cost: $8

 
Sunday Mix – The Christian Atheist (6 weeks)

In this six-session DVD group study, pastor and author Craig Groeschel leads you and your group on a personal journey toward an authentic, God-honoring life. Become more than “Christian in name” through this eye-opening look into the ways you can surrender to God completely, living every day depending upon the Holy Spirit.
 
Study: The Christian Atheist
Leaders: Stan & Jacque Wallace
Address: 14 Essex Green Lane, Peabody, MA 01960
When: Every other Sunday at 6pm (starts Feb. 17)
Book cost: $6
 
 
Financial Peace University (9 weeks)
 
Does money cause stress in your life? Learn practical, biblical steps to get rid of debt, take control of your money, give generously, and secure your family’s future.
 
Financial Peace University is a 9-week financial management course featuring video segments from financial guru Dave Ramsey. In each video session, Dave walks you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future and much more.
 
Study: Financial Peace University
Leaders: Brendan & Kerri Rogers
Address: At the Church – 83 Pine St., Peabody, MA 01960
When: Every Sunday at 12 noon (starts Feb. 10)
Cost: $109