We’ve developed what we call our Discipleship Pathway. The Pathway has three groups that will help any person grow their faith no matter where they are in their spiritual journey. Each group starts new sessions soon. I have personally attended and led all three of these groups, and I’ve seen folks grow their faith deeper and watched them experience a real movement toward being more like Jesus.
The Discipleship Pathway starts here. Alpha is a group for anyone who’s exploring the Christian faith. It’s an eleven-week experience introducing different questions about faith. The group is designed to allow for honest, real conversations. Alpha is a safe environment where you can ask questions, share your doubts and struggles and seek real answers without the fear of being judged. Millions around the globe have taken this course. Alpha starts Wednesday, February 2nd, both in-person and online. Click here for more information and sign up!
This is an 11-week interactive Bible study that will help you build your foundation of faith as you grow in your knowledge of who God is. You not only learn about faith from the Bible, but you also learn how to read and study the Bible for yourself. The group starts Wednesday, February 2nd, and is available Wednesday nights from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm in the main auditorium’s indoor volleyball court. Bring your bible or electronic device. Click here to find out more or sign up!
Rooted is a 10-week, group-discipleship experience that introduces participants to foundational Christian beliefs, stories from the global Church, and the seven spiritual rhythms for daily life. If you want to connect and deepen your experience with God, His Church, and your purpose in His story – Rooted provides the catalyst for transformation. We are currently training leaders, and a church-wide launch will happen later in the year. Click here to find out more and sign up on our waiting list.
In addition to our three core groups of our Discipleship Pathway, we have some other great classes starting soon. Go to pantano.church/classes/ to check them out and sign up. Here are some of the classes offered that can help you go deeper in your faith:
Pantano fall classes are open for enrollment now!
Beginning on August 29th, we are offering a variety of classes available to take digitally via Zoom. Our classes cover topics such as finances, marriage, parenting, and more! Take a look…
Marriage and Parenting
Personal Growth and Development
You can find the full list of classes with detailed descriptions and enroll by visiting www.pantano.church/classes. If you have any questions about our classes or how to enroll, please contact Liz Kim at email@example.com.
Christmas Eve Offering
Wow, Pantano, you gave $73,213 for our Christmas Eve offering. That will help make a huge difference in getting the Gospel Rescue Mission’s Center of Opportunity to become a reality this spring. In addition, over 250 folks showed up on Sunday, 12/23 to help with the remodel and upgrade. Thank you all for your generosity. That’s making a difference!
We launched our fifth year of doing One Word on Sunday. One Word is a way to replace New Year’s resolutions. You ask God for one word to focus on for the entire year. Pick a word that will challenge you toward transformation. If you missed Sunday, we’ll have One Word cards with instructions available at Guest Services. You can watch the message here. Post and share your One Word – #oneword.
Feed My Starving Children
It’s coming back to Pantano on Tuesday, Jan. 22nd – Saturday, Jan. 26th. We’ll be packing 280,000 emergency meals this year. We shifted our focus to engaging schools with 23 schools joining us this year. We are going to have two public packs (Friday night and Saturday morning); we have dropped the price to $15 per person, and you can sign up here. We are hosting over 1,000 students from 23 schools, so we need many volunteers to help – check out the FMSC table in the courtyard on Sunday.
Pantano Classes, Wednesday PM Children’s and Students Resume
Classes start this week on Wednesday – 6:30-8pm! Go to mypantano.church or click here to find out what classes to join and sign up. Check out our great Bible, parenting, marriage, financial classes and more!
Red Cross Blood Drive – Sunday, January 20th
Pantano Christian Church and the American Red Cross have partnered in a joint effort to help save lives by hosting a blood drive on Sunday, January 20th from 8 am – 1 pm. It will be located by the main west gate entrance. To schedule your appointment or for more information, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and use Sponsor Code: PCC.
Live Service Rebroadcast
In case you miss a Sunday, did you know that we rebroadcast the full Sunday service Monday through Friday each week at 6 pm? Go to http://live.pantano.church
In the old days (I can’t believe I’m using that phrase) “fall” started on Labor Day and school started right after. Not any more. Schools start in July and August, depending on the school district. And with school starting already, it feels like fall, except we still have triple-digit heat and there are still no football games! My point? It’s August already, and we are starting things off for our version of Fall Kickoff. So get ready, as “fall” is here.
Global Leadership Summit
It’s not too late to sign up for our 10th annual Global Leadership Summit event. Really, you don’t want to miss this. I think this is my 13th year attending the GLS and I’ve learned so much and have been able to apply and use so many practical insights. For me, it has been life-changing, and in one season of my life, it was life-saving. The Summit is Thursday and Friday, August 9 & 10. Find out more and SIGN UP HERE.
Our adult classes are starting soon. Check out the amazing and practical classes like Financial Peace University (required orientation is Sunday, 8/12 at 9 & 11am and Wednesday, 8/15 at 6:30pm). Starting August 22nd, we’ll offer Bible Basics, Coping with Anger, Parenting the Love and Logic Way, Smart Stepfamily, SHAPE, Tuesday Morning Women’s classes and 2 classes for engaged couples or those considering engagement (Prepare and Enrich and Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts). Check out the classes and REGISTER HERE.
KidzGroups: Our children’s programing, called KidzGroups, starts Wednesday, August 22nd (6:30pm-8pm). The preschool theme is “Treasure Island.” Kinder-5th grade will study Philippians looking at joy. There is also a leadership training class for 4th and 5th graders called WILD Bunch (Working In Leadership Development). The focus of this class is on servant leadership, learning how to lead worship, teach puppets, going deeper into God’s Word and much more.
Students: Both middle school and high school student small groups start August 22nd – 6:30pm-8pm.
Adults: Check out all the great adult classes also offered on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm.
Love and Respect Marriage Event
We wanted to follow up our current series Mixtape – the Soundtrack for Marriage with an evening with Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, who will share his practical insights on the basics needed for a great marriage – love and respect! This is based on what the Bible teaches in Ephesians 5:33. Love and respect, what we are focusing on in our current series, are the keys to developing oneness. Don’t miss this. Grow your marriage! Find out more and REGISTER HERE.
Finally, thank you all for your very kind responses to our 20th anniversary here at Pantano. Jolene and I are very grateful for the notes (which we are still reading) and for the gift of a vacation. Wow! I have loved being a part of Pantano for these 20 years and I’ve loved sharing life with you all. THANK YOU!