oUR 2023 Fall SESSION LIST WILL BE UPDATED VERY SOON!
Having a Mary Spirit - Allowing God to Change Us from the Inside Out - Women's Group
Join best-selling author Joanna Weaver as she explores the "'Holy Make-over" God wants to give each one of us. Joanna Weaver explores topics such as guarding our hearts, managing our thought lives, and overcoming the "Flesh Woman" in us all. Come discover the love, the grace, and the power of God to transform your soul as you give Him access to the deepest places in your heart. • In-depth Bible study: Features twelve 18- to 20-minute video sessions. • Bonus video material takes you deeper into each chapter topic. • Designed for use with the study guide and book. • Leader's guide, promotional material, and retreat format included.
Leader: Gloria Garza | 956-929-3949 | Sundays 6-8pm | 1000 S. 3rd ST. Edinburg, TX
Intercessory Prayer by Dutch Sheets - Prayers to Move Heaven and Earth - Men’s and Women’s Group
If God is all-powerful, why does He need us to pray? If we pray and nothing happens, does this mean that God isn't listening? If you've ever felt that your prayers don't count, Intercessory Prayer will show you just how vital your prayers are. Pastor and teacher Dutch Sheets explains the nuts and bolts of prayer, with wisdom, gentleness and humor. This book will inspire you, give you the courage to pray for the "impossible" and help you find the persistence to see your prayers to completion. Discover your role as a prayer warrior--it can mean the difference between heaven and hell for someone you know!
Leader: Gloria Sanford | 956-451-0292 | Sundays 6-8pm | AGCC ANNEX UPSTAIRS RM C (Last room)
Purpose in Prayer by E.B. Bounds - Men’s and Women’s Group
Ask and you will receive! Faith is the one force that can turn your life into a testimony of God's divine power and bring victory to your life. E.M. Bounds encourages every believer to open a "vista of infinite resource and
possibility" by purposeful prayer. He explains how you can: Obtain all that God has for you! Know what to pray for! Live in perfect love! Receive miracles! Bring your loved ones to Christ! Turn your problems into victories!
Develop a deeper relationship with God! God wants to answer your prayers. E.M. Bounds unfolds the compelling reasons for persistent prayer and the exciting ways God will move on your behalf! This book is your
passport to answered prayer and a successful, changed life.
Leaders: Dennis and Debbie Bentley | 956-330-4355 | Sundays 6-8pm | @AGCC CHAPEL
You’ll Get Through This- Hope and Help for Turbulent Times by Max Lucado - Men, Women (Single & Couples)
You fear you won't make it through. You fear that the depression will never lift, the yelling will never stop, the pain will never leave. In the pits, surrounded by steep walls and aching reminders, you wonder: Will this gray sky ever brighten? This load ever lighten? In this six-session, video-based study, pastor, and New York Times best-selling author, Max Lucado offers refreshing assurance for anyone in the midst of turbulent times. Max reminds you God doesn't promise that getting through trials will be quick or painless. It wasn't for Joseph- tossed in a pit by his brothers, sold into slavery, wrongfully imprisoned, forgotten and dismissed-but his Old Testament story is in the Bible as a reminder to trust God to trump evil. With the compassion of a pastor and the heart of a storyteller, Max explores the story of Joseph and the truth of Genesis 50:20: what Satan intends for evil, God
redeems for good.
Leaders: Pastors Joanna and Jeff Walker | 956-358-8787, 956-789-9405 | Sundays at 6pm | 7600 N 19th St. McAllen,TX
Moms Set Free - Good news for moms who are tired of trying to be good enough! | For Parents
Moms are under so much pressure; and we don't just feel the pressure to be "good enough" for our kids.
We also feel the pressure to be "good enough" for God- in and through our parenting. These impossible standards leave us stuck bouncing between worry, fear, anger, and shame, and threaten to steal all the wonder and adventure, not just from our parenting, but from our lives. Jeannie Cunnion knows how it feels to fear that we are letting down our kids and disappointing God in our parenting. And she invites us to discover how the good news of the gospel empowers us to live--and parent--as a Mom Set Free. Jeannie shows us how to:
• Lay down what God has not asked us to carry as moms so we can thrive in what He has. • Embrace our significance in our children's lives in light of God's sovereignty. • Trust God with the children He has entrusted to us. • Receive God's grace so we can reflect God's heart to our kids. • Stop trying so hard and start enjoying our children more. The good news of the gospel changes how we live and, therefore, how we parent. In coming to believe the gospel more deeply for ourselves, a radical transformation will occur in our hearts that will overflow into our homes. Get ready to breathe deeper, walk lighter, and start parenting in the freedom for which Christ has set you free!
Leader: Marina Escobar | 956-457-1875 | Sundays 6-8pm | AGCC CHAPEL CLASSROOM (SOUTH)
Christianity, Cults, and Religions by Paul Carden - Men’s & Women’s Group
The Christianity, Cults & Religions DVD-based study helps Christians know what they believe and why. By comparing Christianity with groups such as Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses, people have a better grasp about what the Bible says about who Jesus is and the message of the Gospel. This six-session study simply explains the history, background, and beliefs of the most common world religions and cultic groups: Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Mormonism, Jehovah's Witnesses and other groups. Paul Carden, one of the most respected specialists in this field, has spent 30 years researching, writing and broadcasting on the topics of cults and new religions. He is the general editor of the best-selling cults comparison chart, Christianity, Cults & Religions. Carden presents an easy-to-understand comparison of the founder, date, location, history, beliefs, of each group. Carden also explains how to talk with people of other faiths in a way that will open them to the Gospel and not turn them off. Participants will gain a solid Scriptural foundation for their own faith so that they can answer the questions of other groups - who is Jesus? What do we believe about God? What happens after death? How do the other religion’s view salvation?
Leaders: Alfredo and Janie Soto | 956-518-0950/ 956-457-0333 | Sundays 6-8pm | AGCC Office Building Conference Room
Jesus Among Secular God’s- The Questions of Culture and the Invitation of Christ - Men’s Group
Defend the Hope of Christ Against the Beliefs of Today! Belief in the secular gods of atheism, scientism, pluralism, humanism, relativism, and hedonism continues to grow. Can you defend the claims of Christianity?
This six-session Bible study challenges the popular and trending philosophies of today, skillfully pointing out the fallacies in their claims and presenting compelling evidence for absolute truth as found in Jesus and revealed in Scripture. Learn how to share your faith in a culture of opposing worldviews and to articulate why you believe Jesus stands tall above all other gods. 6 video sessions (20-26 minutes) entitled Be Prepared // Atheism and Scientism, Pluralism // Humanism and Relativism, Hedonism // Conversations that count
Leader: Brother James Etem | 956-445-4623 | Sundays 6-8pm | AGCC GYM RM 7
“The Armor of God” - Children’s LifeCare Group - Ages 4-12 - Sundays 6-8pm
In these 6 weeks lesson program, children will learn about God's Armor and its practical application in daily life. The Armor of God is more than a metaphor; it’s a tool for kids to remember the Gospel in the face of life's challenges, and to rest their faith in Jesus alone.
Leaders: Pastors Rob and Mayely Vazquez 956-855-0684 @AGCC Gym Room 1 (Veggie Rm)
The Chosen Bible Study Series- The Chosen Interactive Bible Study - Teens - Ages 13-18
This study has been designed for small groups who want unique content and good discussion. Each lesson's corresponding episode will be viewed before going through the lesson. We will end each lesson with a "Prayer Focus" as well as "Further Study" suggestions that can be used throughout the week to go even deeper into Scripture. Each lesson features ten questions that will take you from an introductory level to an exploratory level, and to an engagement level to an application level.
Leaders: Pastor Simeon and Lisa Finley | 956-563-0467, 956-309-6700 | Sundays 6-8pm | AGCC Gym Room 5-6