Adult Discipleship

We believe that the best and most growth happens with others.  Jesus recruited 12 to train, teach, and send out into the world. Together they shared meals and conversations. They lived life together and journeyed with one another.

Acts 2 tells us about the unity and growth that comes when the people of God gather in small groups.  It is our hope to develop a strong community of Christ followers by offering you a place to connect with other people just like you!

Adult discipleship provides both large and small group experiences no matter where you are in your walk with Christ.  Study topics include a wide range of issues as well as topics of faith. There are one time events or studies which run 6-8 weeks. For information on existing discipleship opportunities contact the church office or Dianna Sheely.  Interested in starting a new group? Contact the church office. 


Discipleship Opportunities

Encore Lunch and Learn

Rumpke Recycling
Wednesday, October 17

Have you ever wondered what happens to your recyclables after they have been collected? Come join the Encore group to tour Rumpke Recycling, the largest residential recycling plant in North America! The tour includes a short video, a review of the items acceptable for recycling, and a walking tour of the plant to show how the recyclable materials are sorted.

The tour lasts approximately 60 minutes. Participants must be at least 16. Please wear hard-soled, closed-toe shoes with backs (no sandals or heels). Long pants and long sleeves recommended. 

11:00am — Meet at the church for carpooling

11:30am — Lunch at Spring Grove Ave. Frisch’s

1:00pm — Tour (5535 Vine St.)

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Encore Tour & Tea - November 7

Doscher’s Candy Factory in Newtown

Doscher’s Candy Company was founded in 1871 by Claus Doscher, a young German immigrant, who came to the United States when he was just 19. He came to Cincinnati and learned the candy business from his uncles who were in the sugar and candy business already. After a few years, he was ready to begin his own candy company, and with his brothers, John and Heinrich, formed Doscher Bros. Wholesale Confectioners on East 5th Street.  

Famous for handmade Candy Canes and French Chew, Doscher’s Candy factory is now located nearby in Newtown. Join us for a tour at 11:00am on Wednesday, November 7.  The tour will be followed by tea in Doscher’s Tea Room.  Cost $22 per person.  Sign-up and pay at the desk in the Atrium or with card on a Kiosk near the desk or click the link below.

Register by November 1.


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