Grow

Grow ministry, City Church of New Orleans

WELCOME TO CITY CHURCH OF NEW ORLEANS GROW

It is our heart to see “Christ formed in you” (Gal. 4:19). Our team spends many hours praying, planning and developing workshops that will help you pursue a committed relationship with Christ and live out the purpose that He has designed for you. The church is one body with many members and each one of us is on an individual journey of knowing Christ and obeying His will.

Here at City Church, we believe that following Christ is a life time endeavor and our Lord wants us to not only follow Him individually, but also in community with other believers where true spiritual maturity takes place. That’s why we offer Grow workshops: an opportunity for you to connect with other believers and receive from trained and seasoned leaders. Our prayer is that in this Spirit-filled environment you will connect with God and other believers through His word which produces transformation and growth in your life!

COMMIT TO CHRIST

We want to help you Grow in faith in Jesus. Our workshops are designed to provide relevant teaching, application, and biblical answers to life’s common questions so that the disciple of Christ can overcome life’s challenges and remain committed to Him in today’s world.

EXPERIENCE FREEDOM

We want to help you “know the truth” that is in Jesus. When you grow in the knowledge of who God, learn to hear His voice, and experience His presence freedom will result. Each workshop provides an environment where you can Grow in relationship with God through Jesus by hearing his voice. Freedom is a journey and is vital to living as a disciple of Christ. We believe this happens best when you’re regularly hearing and obeying the voice of God.

LIVE ON PURPOSE

Our goal is to help believers live authentically as a true disciple.

How to Register for a Grow Workshop

Registration for GROW workshops is free., however some workshops may require cost of supporting materials. When you’ve decided which workshops you want to take, you can register by clicking below or on the City Church app to register. If you have any questions, you can call 504-246-5121.

Starting Point: God has a plan and purpose for every believer to carry out in their lifetime. Our walk with the Lord is a journey in which we go through many seasons and experience much growth. But, how do you know where to begin if you are just coming to know the Lord? In the Starting Point workshop, new believers will be given the key foundational principles upon which a lasting relationship with the Lord is built. Click to Register

Developing the Leaders Around You: True leadership development not only requires developing the leadership capacity within you, but it also requires developing the leadership potential of those around you. In the Developing the Leaders Around You workshop, participants will take a look at the greatest leadership principle as told by John Maxwell: those closest to the leader will determine the success level of that leader. If you want to see your dream come to fruition, you must learn to develop the leaders around you. Click to Register

Financial Freedom: Freedom is not what we have been set free from but what we have been set free to become. This principle includes our finances, and it is God’s desire that we are free from financial bondage. As a believer, how do faith and finances coincide? How we navigate this principle will be a key factor in determining our success in our walk with God and in life. In the Financial Freedom workshop, participants will take an in depth look at how financial stewardship encompasses faith and obedience and ultimately how we handle our finances is an issue of the heart. Click to Register

The Fear of God vs. The Fear of Man: There is only one type of fear that should be present within the life of a believer—the fear of God. This fear does not encompass being afraid of God; rather, it is a fear of being apart from Him and doing life without Him. The fear of God is a key component of experiencing freedom and carrying out God’s will for our lives. But, if we allow this healthy fear’s counterfeit, the fear of man, to rule and reign in our lives, we will experience hindrances to what God ultimately has for us. In the Fear of God vs. The Fear of Man, the Freedom Team will give the Biblical resources necessary to expose and remove the fear of God from our lives while learning how to walk in the fear of the Lord. Click to Register

ID Seminar: Every person was created with a unique and specific purpose designed for their life by God. But, how do we come to know and uncover the plans and purposes for which God created us? Often, we have a sense that we were created for something specific, but we do not know how to bridge the disconnect we may be experiencing in order to get there. The ID Seminar workshop will enable participants to identify and uncover their God-given purpose through practical measures and Biblical principles. Click to Register

 Marriage on the Rock: Jesus is the rock upon which all believers should build the foundation of their life, including the life of their marriage. Every marriage has a one-hundred percent chance of succeeding, but it all depends on what you are willing to put into it—and Whom you have at the center. The Marriage on the Rock workshop will provide couples with the practical and biblical tools necessary to walk together through life as one in Christ. Click to Register

Intercessory Prayer Training: Prayer is a vital discipline in the life of every believer and is the place from which we commune with the Lord and develop a personal relationship with Him. The Intercessory Prayer Training workshop is designed for anyone who desires to enhance their relationship with the Lord and learn about the biblical principles of prayer and intercession. This workshop will also serve as the entry point for anyone who feels a calling for intercession and has a desire to be a part of the prayer team. Click to Register

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Will childcare be available?

The Nursery, Kidz City Jr. and Kidz City Sr. will be available, newborn through sixth grade.

Youth Grow (7th – 12th graders) will meet in the Sports Complex from 7:00 – 8:30pm. Registration is not required.

What time do GROW Workshops begin?

GROW workshops are offered on Wednesdays. Workshops begin at 7:00pm with worship in the sanctuary. At the completion of worship, everyone will be dismissed to their respective workshops.

HOW TO CHOOSE A WORKSHOP

Many people find it challenging to decide which workshops they should take. Here is our recommended approach:

  1. Determine your availability
    • This year, we’re offering 5 sessions of Wednesday GROW workshops. Each session includes workshops
      intended to positively impact your spiritual growth. We encourage you to attend consecutive sessions if your schedule allows.

  2. Review the workshop schedule
    • While some of our workshops may be offered twice within a year, most will be held only once during the year.

  3. Decide which workshops match your spiritual need
    • Ask The Lord to show you which workshop best meets the needs in your life.

UNDERSTANDING GROW TRACKS AND PATHS

What are Paths?

Long-term approach to experiencing and benefiting from GROW.  Includes five 4 or 8 week classes with four as foundation and one-two elective classes.

What are Tracks?

Classes in a particular subject matter leading in one direction. Eight different tracks with multiple classes dealing with the same discipline.

What is the difference between Paths and Tracks?

One helpful way to understand the difference is to picture railroad tracks and roads. Tracks lead in one direction.  Roads run away from, along side of and across over tracks at different points.  In the same way, Paths include classes from multiple tracks.  Each provides a valuable component to one’s spiritual development.

When a person completes the Paths, they may have gain a sense of God’s calling to a particular type of ministry.  At that time, a person may want to leave a Path and follow a particular type of ministry.  At that time, a person may want to leave a Path and follow a particular Track in Grow.

GROW PATHS

Believing
  • Believing in Jesus and Embracing God’s Word.
Belonging
  • Belonging to God and His Family.
Becoming
  • Becoming Conformed to Christ’s Image.
Building
  • Building Believers to Equip Others.

GROW TRACKS

GROW classes are categorized by eight different tracks designed to address critical areas of spiritual growth.

Spiritual Life
  • To help believers grow through the study of Scripture, the development of spiritual practices and effective engagement with today’s culture.
Marriage & Family
  • To help both married and single participants build healthy families and become one with God and with each other.
Worship
  • To help believers fall more deeply in love with God and develop a life that expresses their love for Him through their actions, thoughts, and passions.
Freedom
  • To help believers experience the freedom that comes from knowing the truth about God and about who you are in Christ.
Leadership
  • To help believers grow in their business, personal, or church leadership responsibilities. Each class will explore a biblical foundation of the topic and provide practical ideas for implementation.
Outreach
  • To help believers capture God’s heart and vision for the nations and discover ways that they can invest their life through giving, praying, sending and going.
Financial Stewardship
  • To help believers apply biblical wisdom in their everyday finances as they gain a kingdom perspective on God’s provision and their role as a steward.
Creative Arts
  • To provide practical –hands on training in creative-performing arts ministry.