Men's Bible Study: Monday 6 pm
Facilitator: Peter Austin
Peter was born in 1976 and came to know Jesus at ten years old. Despite coming from a family that did not serve the Lord, God saw fit to ensure Peter heard the gospel shortly after his Aunt and Uncle came to know Jesus. He spent most weekends with them as a child and the first time he went to church and heard the Word of God preached it immediately sunk into my heart with a sense of profound truth. From 18 to 21 years old he lived with his Aunt and Uncle in discipleship. He had hoped to be a preacher. Despite never turning away from God and continuing to go to church, he was not actively serving because he felt completely unworthy to do so. He was just a Sunday Christian. I spent a decade devoted to my career, school, and my kids on the weekends. During his last deployment, at a Bible study, he was struck by the fact that he did not want to waste another moment of his life not living 100% for the Lord. He wants to build onto the foundation of Christ the things that endure forever.
Ladies Bible Study: Tuesdays at 10am & 6:30pm
Facilitator: Patty Van Dyke
Patty was born in Manhattan, Kansas and moved to Twentynine Palms in 1987 with her children. She recommitted her life to Christ in 1989 and has been a servant leader since then. She has been attending 29 Palms Assembly of God for 5 years. Patty leads the Ladies Bible Study every Tuesday where the ladies have fellowship together by sharing prayer request, praying together, and learning about Jesus Christ through a variety of Christian women authors, while drinking coffee and tea.
Going Deeper Bible Study: Wednesdays 6:30
Facilitator: Pam Cadwallader
Pam has lived in 29 Palms for 10 years and is currently employed at the Library on base. She has attended First Assembly of God for 7 years. During this time she has been involved with the nursery, crown ministry, Going Deeper Bible Study, and greeting during Sunday Services as we come together to praise God and become part of his family. She loves this church and wants to invest in it as much as possible.
Celebrate Recovery Ministry: Thursdays at 7:00pm
Celebrate Recovery was designed as a program to help those struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. For more information please go to: www.celebraterecovery.com
Facilitator: David & Diana Kendall
David and Diana have been attending 29 Palms 1st Assembly of God church for 13 years and started their leadership in sound and worship. In 2015, they both joyously answered God's call to the ministry and started the Celebrate Recovery group. They have enjoyed being clean since 1995.
At Celebrate Recovery, they enjoy a time of worship, a video lesson, and then separate into gender specific small groups. There are always coffee and snacks during the meeting. All are welcome to attend to come grow in The Lord, and watch Jesus heal from life's struggles.
Celebrate Recovery: Friday 6:30 pm
Heidi grew up in 29 palms and has been here for over 40 years and is now raising her children here. Her family and she started attending this First Assembly of God in March of 2015. She is currently the leader for Celebrate Recovery that runs on Friday nights. She has made herself a career in Real Estate and Property Management for almost 24 years. She loves this Desert, and this city and wants to do what she can to help our church grow so that we can continue to help our city.
Life's Healing Choices offers freedom from our hurts, hang-ups, and habits through eight healing choices that promise true happiness and life transformation. Using the Beatitudes of Jesus as a foundation, Senior Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church and John Baker, who is also a pastor at Saddleback, developed the eight choices shared in this book.
In addition to practical, encouraging biblical teaching, each chapter includes two real-life stories of men and women whose lives have been transformed by living out the eight choices in this book. Through making each of these choices, you too will find God's pathway to wholeness, growth, spiritual maturity, happiness, and healing. You'll find real answers, real hope, and a real future -- one healing choice at a time.
Facilitator: Heidi Steele