Here at DCC, we value journeying together and intentionally connecting with each other to learn how to follow Jesus and demonstrate God’s love to the world. Learning Groups are short-term study groups that provide an opportunity to learn and grow with others. Here are our current Learning Groups (click on title for more information):

CLICK HERE to view resources from our recent LGBTQ Learning Group

Tuesdays in the Chapel

WHAT: Want a place to ask questions, explore the bible and grow? Beginning May 2, join us on Tuesdays at 6:30pm in the Wash Park Chapel for a regular, interactive evening that includes challenging Bible teaching, group discussion and reflection on real life application. Join us afterwards too as we find a nearby watering hole to continue discussion and get to know each other.

WHERE: DCC Wash Park – Chapel

WHEN: Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00PM

CONTACT: Click here to let us know you’re coming!

20s Connect

WHAT: A chance to meet with other post-college 20-somethings to explore life and faith together. Why? Because your 20s matter. It can be difficult to connect with others in significant ways, so this will be a space to connect more deeply in community, grow in knowing who you are and your unique calling, and to consider what God has for you in your faith community and beyond. At each gathering we will share a meal together, hear from a speaker on a topic, and then break into small groups to discuss and go deeper. Each small group will be paired with mentors from DCC. We will also have an opportunity to serve together alongside one of DCC’s local partners. **Cost is $60 for the 7 weeks which goes toward dinner and materials needed.**

WHERE: DCC Wash Park – Chapel

WHEN: Thursdays, September 21 – November 2, 7:00-9:00PM

CONTACT: Click here  to register or contact Chad at chad.stewart@cru.org for more information.

30s Journey

WHAT: Gather with other 30-somethings to explore life and faith together. Back by popular demand, the 30s Journey is a space to connect more deeply in community, grow in knowing who you are, and to consider what it means to follow Jesus in real life. Our theme will be “We Make the Road by Walking” and will use the book with that name as a resource in addition to the Bible. There will be an expectation to do about an hour of reading/reflecting each week in preparation for our time together. **Cost is $77 which goes toward dinner and materials needed.**

WHERE: DCC Uptown – Ballroom

WHEN: Mondays, September 18 – November 13, 6:30-8:30PM

CONTACT: Click here  to register or contact Scott at soppliger@denverchurch.org for more information.

DCC Kids Parent Connect

WHAT: The hope of this group is to help families connect more consistently with other families within DCC and engage in conversations about faith, parenting, and marriage. Our desire is to support, encourage, and journey together as we navigate family life.

WHERE: DCC Wash Park

WHEN: Sundays, 4:00-6:00PM, September 24 – November 12

CONTACT: Click here to register or contact Lauren at ljackson@denverchurch.org for more information.

The 12 Steps for Christians

The 12 Steps for Christians is a fellowship that embraces both the insights Scripture and the constructive wisdom of the 12 Steps as God’s most powerful gifts for recovery from self-destructive behavior. Our fellowship offers a beautiful opportunity for healing through our small group community and our primary texts, The Life Recovery Bible and The Twelve Steps for Christians. This fellowship is open to anyone who is looking for a way out any self-destructive behavior, whether it is addiction to drugs, alcohol, sex, control, anger, another’s addictive behavior, fear, judgment, or any other defect. We welcome anyone at anytime to join us!

WHERE: Prayer Room at Wash Park

WHEN: Begins Sept 21 on Thursdays from 7:00-8:00PM

CONTACT: contact Scott at soppliger@denverchurch.org for more information.

Isaiah: The Prophet of Multiple Generations

WHAT: Isaiah is a prophet whose prophecies spanned many centuries and who has given us great passages about the birth of Jesus, as well as, his servant hood to the point of his own death. Isaiah ministered to not only those of his own time, but also to the people of Israel in exile and to those after the exile. He has also ministered to all of us Christians for centuries.

The surprising things we will see is how he relates to us today in our daily lives in how we treat the less fortunate, how we live in a relationship with God and with our neighbors. One paragraph Isaiah will be speaking of the sin of God’s people, then in the very next paragraph he’ll speak of the future glory after Christ’s return. In the midst of blessings and curses we will be taken aback by word pictures of God’s view of our sin or his love for us. We may even be surprised what nations he counts as his people.

Since Isaiah is so long and seems repetitive sometimes, we will take it in sections. This should be a fun and exciting study of one of the Bible’s greatest prophets who speaks to those of the past but also to us in the present and even to those in the future

WHERE: Englewood

WHEN: Mondays, 7:00-8:30PM, September 25 – November 6

CONTACT: Click here  to register or contact Don at donruththeworks@comcast.net for more information.

Overcome

WHAT: This is a 9-week series that addresses both people afflicted with mental health issues and those supporting someone who has a mental health issue, teaching them skills to deal effectively with the stresses and problems these types of problems pose.

We understand that having a mental health issue may make you feel like you are by yourself. We want to show you that you are not alone and that you can be in community with other people who feel the same way. During our time, we will grow from each other and become closer to God. The hardest part is taking the first step in signing up to be in community. This is a confidential, non judging, and safe place to be yourself. We look forward to seeing how God can work in our lives.

This group is sponsored by My Quiet Cave, a ministry devoted to helping people with mental illness or their families and friends by providing resources, connection, mentorship, group and workshops (see myquietcave.com). We are still accepting members. All are welcome!

WHERE: DCC Wash Park – Gathering Room

WHEN: Sundays, 9:00-11:00AM, September 24 – November 19

CONTACT: Click here to register or email Layla for more info.

Thursday Night Women’s Bible Study

WHAT: This fall we will take 8 weeks to go through Priscilla Shirer’s bible study series titled “Gideon: Your Weakness. God’s Strength.” Gideon’s story is originally found in the book of Judges, chapters 6-8. “When we hear the name Gideon, most of us think about his 300 soldiers or a fleece spread beneath the evening sky. But Gideon’s story is so much bigger than that. This is a story about God and His people—His love for them, as well as His strength operating in spite of, even through, their weakness. This 7-session study will encourage you to recognize your weakness as the key that the Lord gives you to unlock the full experience of His strength in your life. Instead of ignoring, neglecting, or trying to escape your weaknesses, learn to see them as the gifts given specifically and strategically by God. If you’ve ever felt insufficient, ill-equipped, incompetent, or outnumbered, this study is for you.” **The cost for this Learning Group is $13, which covers the cost of the workbook.**

WHERE: DCC Wash Park – Community Room (downstairs)

WHEN: Thursdays, 6:30-8:30PM, September 21 – November 9

CONTACT: Click here or email Julie at eamonandjulie@yahoo.com for more info

2017 DISCUSSION GROUPS

LGBTQ+ Conversation

WHAT: This discussion group will revolve around various discussions about God, sex and LGBTQ topics. This group is open to everyone, though it will be specifically geared towards: those identifying as LGBTQ and their allies; those who are somewhere in the middle; those who want to learn more about any of the above topics or who just want to hear people’s stories. This group will focus less on prescribing one specific approach to all these topics and more on hearing group member’s ideas on how or why God has led them to approach these issues in their respective ways.

WHERE: Congress Park

WHEN: Wednesdays, 7:00-8:45PM, beginning September 13

CONTACT: Email Eric for more information or if you have questions.