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What Makes You Tick, and What Ticks You Off
Financial Peace University
Everything You Wanted to Know About Missions, But Were Afraid to Ask
Love & Respect
Transitions for Senior Adults
Men's Fraternity - Year Two
Men's Fraternity - Year Three

What Makes You Tick, and What Ticks You Off

Led by:  Dr. George Loutherback
Wednesday Evenings @ 6 PM
Room 303-304
Format:  Teaching/Discussion
Cost:  $10.00

Life is filled with relationships.  Relationships either grow deeper or become shallow and nonexistent based on communication.  Everyone has a communication style.  This style comes from your personality type. This seminar will use the Uniquely You personality test to determine your personality type, which will also determine how you communicate with other people.  Some people have a winsome communication style while others may tick you off.  We will discover your personality characteristics and work on how we can get along with people who are different than you are. We will also discover your spiritual gifts and how your personality can maximize your gifts in fulfilling ministry. Come join us and we will enjoy the journey of discovery.

Financial Peace University 

Led by:  Tom Dannelley
Wednesday Evenings @ 6 PM
Room 329-330
Format:  DVD / Discussion
Cost:  $50.00 (per family)*

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

This isn’t some stuffy economics class!  You’ll laugh as you learn money skills from Dave and participate in entertaining class activities.  

The average family pays off $5,300 in debt and saves $2,700 in the first 90 days!  

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to learn how money works.  Each lesson is broken down into simple Baby Steps.  For more information or to preview the study go to: 

*Class size is limited!  Register early!  Regular price for material is $109.00.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Missions, But Were Afraid to Ask

Led by:  Michelle Telg
Wednesday Evenings @ 7:15 PM
Room 344
Format:  Teaching/Discussion
Cost:  Free
(Childcare is not available)

We use the term “mission” very loosely in our world today. Webster defines mission as a task or job that someone is given to do. The Latin root for our word “mission” means to send. So who is sent to do what? We ask ourselves many questions regarding mission. But are they right questions. We ask what kind of mission does God have for my life? Instead should we not ask how do I fit into God’s mission?  Is missions only for those specially called few or do we need to rethink our idea of mission?  

 Every year First Woodway sends out short-term mission teams all over the world. Is there a Biblical foundation for this huge investment of time and resources?

Since the beginning of the world God has been pursuing a relationship with mankind.  This is God’s mission in the world that he has called the church to be a part of.  If we understand God is a sending God, how should that affect all our decisions? We will look at the Biblical foundation for missions as well as how our church is involved in the world and why. 

Love and Respect

Led by:  Bill Swearingen
Wednesday Evenings @ 6 PM
Room 313-314
Format:  DVD/Discussion
Cost:  $5.00 (Member Book)

“I’ve been married 35 years and have not heard this taught.”

“This is the key that I have been missing… A lightbulb moment.”

These are just a few of the comments from those that have participated in the Love and Respect series.  

The message is simple…  A wife has one driving need - to feel loved.  When that need is met, she is happy.  A husband has one driving need - to feel respected.  When that need is met, he is happy.  When either of these needs isn’t met, things get crazy.  Love and Respect reveals why spouses react negatively to each other, and how they can deal with these situations quickly, easily, and biblically.  

This class is for all couples who desire to grow deeper, stronger, and more intimate marriages.  It is for the newly married and long-time married couples.  It is for the happily married and those in struggling marriages.  Come enjoy biblical teaching and encouraging conversations that will strengthen your relationship with your spouse.


Led by:  Charlie Dodd
Sunday Evenings -  Meal @ 5 PM & Study @ 6 PM
Room: MAC Parlor
Format:  DVD/ Group Discussion/Fellowship
Cost: $10.00 (Workbook)

Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced.  It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before.

DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who help you face the challenges of divorce and move forward in rebuilding your life.  There are 13 dynamic video seminars featuring 32 renowned experts on divorce and recovery.  The sessions will include topics like:  “The Road to Healing”, “Facing my anger”, “Facing my loneliness”, “New Relationships”, and “Forgiveness”.  

DivorceCare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help.  You’ll gain access to valuable DivorceCare resources to help you deal with the pain and look forward to rebuilding your life.    

For more information, please contact Charlie Dodd at 254-772-9696 or ';h20157230='';document.write('' + linktext + ''); .

Transitions for Senior Adults

Led by:  Dr. Judith Staples and Dr. Dennis Myers
Wednesday Evenings @ 6 PM
Room 210-211
Format:  Teaching/Discussion/Guest Speakers
Cost: Free

In this class, we discuss several transitions adults face in moving into new dimensions of their lives. Topics include retirement, caregiving, new living situations, marriage opportunities and challenges in retirement, grief, losing your mate, financial challenges in retirement, grandparenting, and opportunities for ministry.  The format will be a mix of presentations and panel discussions with those who have experience in the topic.  The sessions include action steps and resources that you can use according to your circumstances.

Whether you are looking for ideas to help prepare for some of these transitions or you are experiencing them now, you will find practical help from a biblical perspective so that you can cope and thrive rather than just survive the changes that come into our lives.

Note:  Speakers and panelists subject to change, if necessary. 
September 3, 2014 - Transitioning into caregiving - Dr. Dan Yeary

September 10, 2014 - Transitioning into retirement - Panel:  Vicky Kendig, Joe Reinhart, Dr. Wendell Bryant

September 17, 2014 -Transitioning into new living situations – Panel:  Iris Talley, John Eaker, Hal Dixon

September 24, 2014 - Transitioning into marriage opportunities and challenges in retirement – Panel:  Bobbie Beck, Tom Adams, Dink Hunnicutt

October 1, 2014 -Transitioning through grief - Dr. Helen Harris

 October 8, 2014 - Transitioning after losing your mate – Panel: Steve Deiterman, Jackie Toby, Lavonne Elliston

October 15, 2014 -Transitioning into financial challenges in retirement – Panel: Rosalyn Bishop, Bill Ritz, Loren Kendig

October 22, 2014 - Transitioning into retirement opportunities for ministry – Panel: Wanda & Ken Glaze

October 29, 2014 - Transitioning into grandparenting – Panel: Janel Blanscet, Michael Key, Wanda Lehnus

Men's Studies

Men’s Ministry

The Men’s Ministry at First Woodway is getting refreshed with new vision, new ideas,  and new curriculum options for 2014-2015.  We are expanding our reach to provide more opportunities for building intentional relationships, dynamic Bible studies, and fun events.  Explore our updated website ( to get additional information about our upcoming activities or Bible studies.   Don’t forget to join us for our Men’s Ministry Kickoff event on Thursday, Sept 4th!   

33  The Series:  A Man and His Design

Wednesday Mornings @ 6 AM (Begins September 10)
Room MAC A200
Format:  DVD/Discussion
Cost: $10.00 (Member Book)

Wednesday Evenings @ 6 PM (Begins September 10)
Room 342-343
Format:  DVD/Discussion
Cost: $10.00 (Member Book)

We are excited to roll out a new curriculum that builds on the basic foundations of Men’s Fraternity, but in an updated and shorter curriculum called 33 The Series.

The first volume of 33 starts with a study called A Man and His Design.  This is a 6 session Bible study designed to inspire and equip men to pursue authentic manhood as modeled by Jesus Christ in His 33 years on earth.  These sessions will explore the basic foundations of authentic manhood and God's clear design for men.  It will provide meaningful insights into the current state of manhood and God’s mandates for all men.  Each participant will learn the four "faces" of manhood and how to anticipate and transition through the specific seasons of life.  Join us on newest adventure towards Authentic Manhood. 

Men’s Fraternity:  Winning at Work & Home (Year 2)

Wednesday Mornings @ 6 AM  (Begins September 10)
Room MAC A200
Format:  DVD/Discussion
Cost: $10.00 (Member Book)

Wednesday Evenings @ 6 PM (Begins September 10)
Room 335-336
Format:  DVD/Discussion
Cost: $10.00 (Member Book)

Men’s Fraternity is designed to bring Christian men together in a safe, comfortable setting where they can learn the true, biblical meaning of manhood and honestly share their challenges and concerns. 

In this second year curriculum, Winning at Work & Home challenges men to step forward, meet their responsibilities, and establish their manhood.  The study focuses on the chief responsibilities men have as husbands, fathers, and breadwinners.  Two mirrors are presented to help men evaluate how they are doing in life:  the mirror of work and career, and the mirror of home and family.  The goal is to better understand and successfully learn how to relate to our family and how to correctly engage in work.  


Men’s Fraternity: The Great Adventure (Year 3) 

Wednesday Mornings @ 6 AM (Begins September 10)
Room MAC A200
Format:  DVD/Discussion
Cost: $10.00 (Member Book)

Wednesday Evenings @ 6 PM (Begins September 10)
Room 333-334
Format:  DVD/Discussion
Cost: $10.00 (Member Book)

The Great Adventure is the third year curriculum in the Men’s Fraternity study.  This study focuses on helping men better understand how they are wired by God and how to rediscover the purpose God has for them. These sessions will challenge and encourage men to move forward with energy and enthusiasm.

Special Events

Men’s Ministry Kickoff
Thursday, September 4th @ 6:30 PM

Join us for our Men’s Ministry Kickoff dinner.  We will have free hamburgers, great fellowship, and a special word from Baylor Athletic Director, Ian McCaw.  It will also be an opportunity to learn more about the various events and small groups for men.  

Women’s Conference with Jennie Allen
October 10-11, 2014

Men’s Ministry - Wild Game Dinner
Thursday, October 23rd

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