For the seven Wednesday nights of June and July (omitting July 4) this class will have a variety of single topics taught by Chris Altrock, Allen Black, Eric Gentry, and David Jackson, plus two special outside speakers. On June 13 Mani Pagidipalli, a preacher and medical doctor from India, will talk about Christians in India. On July 11, Michael O’Neal, a former rocket scientist with NASA and a graduate of Harding School of Theology, will talk about “Spirituality and Space Flight.”
We are blessed to have several outstanding counselors who are excellent teachers. These counselors were asked to talk to us about something present in their practice that they are passionate about. Counselor's Choice is for couples or for individuals who would like to hear from counselors speak to their passion.
- August 1: Kevin Shelby "Intimacy in Marriage"
- August 8: Luke Guard & Jermaine Shorter "Open Wounds" (How Unaddressed Trauma Keeps Us Hurting)
- August 15: Keith Fussell "Protecting Your Marriage"
- August 22: Sean Gearson "Gender and the Cross"
- August 29: Len Shelby "The Story We Tell Ourselves" (A look at depression & anxiety.)
(Women) Breaking Free
Beth Moore DVD Study
Ladies, this powerful and very personal study will challenge and motivate you to find The True You. Also, as always we will be taking advantage of the more laidback summer months to incorporate a time for fellowship and fun “themed” snacks before class.
Teens: The RISING
The Rising is designed to be a refuge for students from all over the city. HYG opens its doors at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays during the school year for food and fun. The Rising is not offered during the summer because of the many mission trips, outreach opportunities, and group activities. Students can eat, play video games or sports, and hang out with friends and mentors. We gather together from 7:00-7:45 p.m. for exciting worship and a lesson designed to encourage and challenge. We want The Rising to be a time when students are empowered and equipped to make God the focal point of their lives. And we want it to be fun!
During the school year, our Nursery-6th graders have both small group and large group activities each week. They are involved in age-appropriate games, skits, and devotionals that help them understand God’s teachings. During the summer, they meet as a large group for active learning. Running shoes and comfortable clothes are a must for this age group! Group-led games include relays and other high action activities. Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man… That is our goal for this group. We work their minds and bodies, and we provide settings for them to build close relationships that will continue throughout their adolescent years.