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GROWTH TRACK

Growth Track is designed to introduce you to who we are as a church, our vision, our core values, and to help you connect. Through each of these events you will not only learn about Mercy City, but you will also discover much about yourself and the God-given purpose you were designed to fulfill. Childcare is always provided, no sign-ups are necessary, and jump in whenever you can! Growth Track events are from 10:15-10:45 Sunday morning at Dawes, and here is what you can expect each week:

stepONE

Become A Member

Explore the ministry of Mercy City Church and find out how to connect with our church. Step One takes place the first Sunday of every month.

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Discover Your Design

Dive into the details of your personality, discover your gifts, and see how your design reveals your purpose in life and your best fit in ministry. Step Two takes place the second Sunday of every month.

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Develop Your Leadership

Find out what it means to be a leader at Mercy City and learn how you can strengthen your character and gifting to fulfill your leadership potential. Step Three takes place the third Sunday of every month.

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Join The Team

Connect to the opportunities available at Mercy City to live out your purpose and serve others by using your God-given gifts. Step Four takes place the fourth Sunday of every month.

For more information please email us at growthtracks@mercycity.church

CITY GROUPS

Mercy City is a church of Small groups and we believe that it is when we get connected in groups our lives begin to flourish, WE are BETTER TOGETHER!

What's A City Group

A city group is made up of people who share similar interests, are in the same stage of life, or want to learn from each other. City groups follow a Church wide curriculum so that everyone is learning the same information together. People gather together in homes and coffee shops around the city to begin to build community and relationships with one another. This is the beginning stages of learning to do life together. The point is not what you meet about, it’s that you are regularly meeting with people and living in community as God designed you to do.

Why City Groups?

City groups have one, simple purpose-to bring people together. We believe God created us to live in community with others and only then can we experience the full life He intends for us. Meaningful relationships can be hard to find, and that’s why city groups exist- to make life-changting relationships relevant and accessible to you.

Why Should I Join?

It is through doing life together that our problems become smaller and God uses others to bring support and encouragement to our lives. Even when you might not realize you need it, your city group will quickly become a place where others don’t just know your name, but care about what is happening in you life and want to support you in your spiritual journey.

When & Where?

Groups meet throughout the year in three semesters. New groups start each semester making it easy for you to get involved at any time. Groups meet in a variety of places like homes, parks, restaurants, coffee shops and office buildings throughout Lincoln. Childcare options are provided for all Wednesday evening groups.

SPRING 2020 CITY GROUPS

We are so excited for our upcoming semester of City Groups! This Spring semester kicks off the week of January 26th.
We have more groups than ever to accomodate more people in groups! There are groups meeting all week and all over town, find a date, location and topic that you can get connected with. Check out all the groups and get signed up on the free “Mercy City” App under the “Next Steps” tab.

SUNDAY

4:00 PM – FREEDOM GROUP – Matthew & Lea Franck
Freedom from your past, freedom from your present, and freedom from your future. That is what you will learn and grow into through this study. This group requires a ten week commitment of attendance and some homework. But, it is all worth it when you participate in the Freedom Weekend at the end. You don’t want to miss this!

MONDAY

6:30 AM – THE BLESSED LIFE (Women’s Group) – Jordan Bungten
Our culture is saturated with false teaching on what it means to be blessed, but what does the Bible say about it? How can we truly live blessed lives? With humor, passion, and clarity, pastor and bestselling author Robert Morris presents the secrets of living a blessed life both financially and spiritually. He shows that when God changes your heart from selfishness to generosity, every part of your life-journey is affected.

9:30 AM – THE BEST YES (Women’s Group) – Tori Anderson
In The Best Yes she will help you: Cure the disease to please with a biblical understanding of the command to love. Escape the guilt of disappointing others by learning the secret of the small no. Overcome the agony of hard choices by embracing a wisdom based decision-making process.

6:30 PM – EAT. HANG. PRAY. INTEREST GROUP – Marcus & Alexis Plouzek
What’s better than hanging out with friends, eating some amazing food, and talking about what God is doing in your life? Well… Nothing! If you want a chill environment that will encourage you in your faith, this is the group for you!

6:30 PM – FREEDOM GROUP – Seth & Marcelina Cobb
Freedom from your past, freedom from your present, and freedom from your future. That is what you will learn and grow into through this study. This group requires a ten week commitment of attendance and some homework. But, it is all worth it when you participate in the Freedom Weekend at the end. You don’t want to miss this!

6:30 PM – VIDEO GAME INTEREST GROUP (Men’s Group) – Brock Blankenship
Video games have become even more mainstream than ever before. Come play some console games and learn the healthy way to balance gaming and spiritual life.

TUESDAY

9:00 AM – KID’S PLAY GROUP (Women’s Group) – TIffany Barnes
It’s hard to find time to hang out with people when you have kids. This group has built in time for YOUR kids to play and interact while you take one step further in your spiritual journey. You can always have your cake AND eat it too!

6:30 PM – EAT. HANG. PRAY. INTEREST GROUP – Jon & Teresa Miller
What’s better than hanging out with friends, eating some amazing food, and talking about what God is doing in your life? Well… Nothing! If you want a chill environment that will encourage you in your faith, this is the group for you!

6:30 PM – FREEDOM GROUP (Women’s Group) – Rachel Vonderfecht and Audrey Keuhn (MALCOLM)
Freedom from your past, freedom from your present, and freedom from your future. That is what you will learn and grow into through this study. This group requires a ten week commitment of attendance and some homework. But, it is all worth it when you participate in the Freedom Weekend at the end. You don’t want to miss this!

6:30 PM – ALL IN – Cassius & Kelsi Lee (SEWARD)
Halfway is no way to live! Quit holding back. Quit holding out. It’s time to go all in and all out for God.All In is filled with Mark Batterson’s unique and unforgettable stories, as well as compelling accounts of biblical characters, like Shamgar, Elisha, Jonathan, and even Judas, who will challenge you to surrender to the lordship of Jesus Christ.

WEDNESDAY

6:00 AM – WILD AT HEART (Men’s Group) – Adam Newport and John Irwin
“Wild at Heart” by John Eldredge is a book aimed to help men rediscover their masculine self with guidance from the Bible. The book also invites women to discover the secret of a man’s soul and to delight in the strength and wildness men were created to offer.

6:15 PM – FREEDOM GROUP – Jeremiah & Megan McDowell and James & Rachel Hall
6:30 PM – FREEDOM GROUP – Luke & Angelique Mathis
6:30 PM – FREEDOM GROUP – Brock & Chloe Blankenship and Trent & Bonnie Aksamit
Freedom from your past, freedom from your present, and freedom from your future. That is what you will learn and grow into through this study. This group requires a ten week commitment of attendance and some homework. But, it is all worth it when you participate in the Freedom Weekend at the end. You don’t want to miss this!

6:30 PM – THE BLESSED LIFE – Skyler & Katie Crowl and Maudie Melcher
Our culture is saturated with false teaching on what it means to be blessed, but what does the Bible say about it? How can we truly live blessed lives? With humor, passion, and clarity, pastor and bestselling author Robert Morris presents the secrets of living a blessed life both financially and spiritually. He shows that when God changes your heart from selfishness to generosity, every part of your life-journey is affected.

6:30 PM – BAIT OF SATAN – Nate & Michaela Gay and Taylor Jones
The Bait of Satan exposes one of the most deceptive snares Satan uses to get believers out of the will of God–offense. Most people who are ensnared by the Bait of Satan don’t even realize it. Don’t be fooled! You will encounter offense, and it’s up to you how it will affect your relationship with God.

6:30 PM – I DECLARE WAR – Tim & Sue Ellen Stutzman
In I Declare War, Levi Lusko identifies four weapons you have at your disposal—thoughts, words, behaviors, and power—and illustrates how to use them to achieve ongoing victory. It’s time to stop being your own worst enemy. Declare war and become the person God intended you to be.

6:30 PM – WORK AS WORSHIP – Derek & Molly Bargmann
Built around twelve themes: calling, leadership, character, success, money, stewardship, balance, disciplines, relationships, pluralism, ethics and giving, Work as Worship opens our collective eyes to the spiritual nature and mission of our daily work.

6:30 PM – UNINVITED (Women’s Group) – Amber Bender
Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences with rejection–from the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father to the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over.

6:30 PM – EAT. HANG. PRAY. TRAVELING INTEREST GROUP (Women’s Group) – Robyn Werner
What’s better than hanging out with friends, eating some amazing food, and talking about what God is doing in your life? Well… Nothing! If you want a chill environment that will encourage you in your faith, this is the group for you!

THURSDAY

6:00 AM – PEARLS OF THE KING (Men’s Group) – Daniel Anderson
This is a men’s group designed to take a different perspective on living a successful life and thriving in business and leadership. How to be a person who is blessed to be a blessing. This group will encourage those men who feel called to advance the Kingdom of God through faithfulness and generosity first to God and then in the context of the local church.

6:00 PM – EAT. HANG. PRAY. INTEREST GROUP – Aaron & Dani Young
What’s better than hanging out with friends, eating some amazing food, and talking about what God is doing in your life? Well… Nothing! If you want a chill environment that will encourage you in your faith, this is the group for you!

6:30 PM – THE CIRCLE MAKER (Women’s Group) – Lissa Erickson
The Circle Maker is about holy courage and persistence in pursuit of a God-inspired vision of eternal consequence. This book is about not being dissuaded by obstacles that make a righteous goal seem improbable. It is about knowing that “God couldn’t care less about protocol,” as Batterson puts it.

6:30 PM – DAD’S INTEREST GROUP (Men’s Group) – Jamie Stephenson and Matt Phelps
Being a Dad isn’t always easy. However, in this us Dads can band together to conquer parenting and become the bearded men of legend in the eyes of our kids that we have always wanted to be.

7:00 PM – FRIEND OF SINNERS (Youth Group) – Derek & Rebecca Geist
By following his example, we can have the same clear conviction and compassion for the lost that he did. His gospel of scandalous grace cannot be overestimated. When we embrace the truth that we all need Jesus equally and when we trust him to bring transformation in people’s hearts, we will walk as Jesus walked, experiencing the glory of God in our own lives and in the lives of those around us.

FRIDAY

6:30 PM – I DECLARE WAR (Young Adult Group) – Hannah Rhoad and Nate Ghanavati
In I Declare War, Levi Lusko identifies four weapons you have at your disposal—thoughts, words, behaviors, and power—and illustrates how to use them to achieve ongoing victory. It’s time to stop being your own worst enemy. Declare war and become the person God intended you to be.

SATURDAY

8:00 AM – HEBREWS PRECEPT – Pastor Carrie Erikson
Inductive Bible study is composed of three parts, observation, interpretation and application. During this 11 week study, we will look at the beginning of the book of Hebrews in a new way. This group will have weekly homework and the book is $25. If you have been wanting to learn how to study the Bible in a greater capacity, this is the group for you!

9:00 AM – GETTING THRIFTY WITH IT INTEREST GROUP (Women’s Group) – Molly Bargmann and Bonnie Aksamit
Is your closet looking outdated? Does your house need a decoration makeover? Do you have a secret obsession of finding hidden treasures buried amongst hundreds of items in a thrift store? That’s right, get your shopaholic fix and your Jesus fix at the same time on Saturday mornings.

6:30 PM – UNINVITED (Women’s Group) – Keanu Kirkpatrick, Kim Strop, and Rebecca McCoy
Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences with rejection–from the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father to the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over.