Register for Emerge Programs

Emerge Bible Studies

Me, Myself, and Lies:
A Thought Closet Makeover
Jennifer Rothschild

For 7 week Class, Thursday evenings starting January 18th, from                5:45-7:00 pm  Room: FLC 260
Group Facilitators: Doti Sadler & Susan Hill

Me, Myself, and Lies: A Thought Closet Makeover – Bible Study Book by Jennifer Rothschild provides a personal study experience five days a week plus viewer guides for the group video sessions of this women’s Bible study that encourages them to clean out the junk in their minds and replace hidden negative thoughts with positive truths from God’s word.

Words are powerful. Especially the words women speak to themselves. All too often, what they say to themselves when they lie in bed at night or look in the mirror in the morning is not even close to the words God wants them to speak to their souls. According to Rothschild, what we think about often has a ripple effect on nearly every area of our lives.

Me, Myself, and Lies

The QuestAn Excursion Toward Intimacy With God
Beth Moore
Daytime class: For 6 weeks,
Fridays starting January , from 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Room: FLC 246
Group Facilitator: Pat Helton
Join us for the 6-week DVD bible study series The Quest: An Excursion Toward Intimacy with God by Beth Moore.
There Is No Quest Without Questions
The crooked punctuation mark at the end of a sentence speaks of curiosity, interest, and perhaps doubt. A question is an invitation to vulnerability, to intimacy. The Bible does not shy away from such an invite. Over and over we see the people of God asking questions of their Creator. We also see the God of the universe asking questions of His creation.

The Quest is a challenge to accept the invitation. In this six-week excursion with Jesus, Beth Moore uses questions from Scripture to lead you into intimacy with the One who knows you best. Learn to dig into the Word, to respond to the questions of God, and to bring your questions before Him. Let the crooked punctuation mark be the map that points you into a closer relationship with the Father.

  • Learn to pray to promote intimacy with God.
  • Explore questions and responses from the Bible.
  • Track your quest by journaling along the way.
  • Learn to read and respond to Scripture.

The Quest

Healing Trauma:
An Elijah House Teaching Series
Sandra Sellmer-Kersten
Evening class: 6:30-8:30 pm For 12 weeks, Thursday evenings starting February 8th- May 10th (off March 22nd and April 5th), from
Room: Education Building, Parlor
Group Facilitators: Jamie Mitchell & Ginnie Moore
Join us for a 12-week video-based teaching series taught by Sandra Sellmer-Kersten, a prayer minister and teacher of Elijah House Ministries USA for nine years ( Sandra Sellmer-Kersten has effectively ministered this series of teachings in many parts of the world.
Many people experience trauma every day. A sneaky thief of life’s zest, trauma can sink into the soul and cause core wounding that is difficult to notice and describe, but which can affect a person’s life far more severely than some physical wounds. In this series, Sandra’s heart is to do more than put band-aids on people who are bleeding to death emotionally. She believes that we all need to learn how to minister to trauma. These teachings focus on helping people overcome trauma and discover who God always intended for them to be.
This set of teachings includes the following sessions: 
• One Drop of Hope Left
• The Many Faces of Trauma
• The Devastating Effects of Trauma
• Prayer Ministry Demo #1
• How Trauma Affects Our Song
• How We Get Stuck in Trauma
• How A Stronghold Develops (and  How to Dismantle It)
• Ministry Demo #2
• The Trauma of Neglect
• Prayer to Release Trauma
• Praying to Release Trauma Corporately
• Enrichments 1, 2 and 3.
Who is this teaching series for?
1) For those who have experienced trauma and its devastating effects
2) For those who love and suffer along with someone who has been traumatized
3) For the Church to be better equipped to minister to those who have experienced trauma
Email Jamie Mitchell, for more information.
To Order Study Guide: $25, order at

Healing Trauma

Emerge Dinner Out

Maggiano’s :

Thurs., January 18

Let’s get out of the house and do dinner together! Join us for fellowship and fun. We have scheduled a night at Maggiano’s.

Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Maggiano’s Short Pump Town Center

“Cooking with Adam” :

Thurs. March 22

Let’s get out of the house and do dinner together! Join us for fellowship and fun.  We will cook a dinner with our own SBC Chef Adam Schumm of Dirty Apron Catering and get to sample our yummy creation! 

Time 6:30 p.m.

(location & cost TBD), 

Emerge Cooking With Chef Adam


It’s time, ladies, to refresh, refuel, and renew our relationships with God and with each other. Join us for laughing, developing deeper friendships, connecting, worshiping, sharing, praying and receiving a timely message. Our retreat theme this year is Proximate Love based on the scripture of 1 John 4:18-19:

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us.

Roslyn Retreat Center/Gibson Hall, 8727 River Road, Richmond VA 23229

Saturday, February 3

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Retreat Cost: $40/person (includes lunch, snacks & beverages)

Contact for any questions.

Deadline to register

and pay is January 9, 2018.

Our Keynote speakers will be Marti Williams of Into the Neighborhood, an intentional missional community in Barton Heights of RVA, and Sheila Battle, who is the creator of the mindfulness practice 15 Minutes of Grace (TEDxRVA). We are excited to hear a message of receiving God’s love in Christ first and letting Him work healing in our own hearts before we go out to take His love within our own contexts to a broken world. The retreat, at Roslyn Retreat Center, will be from 8:30 am to 5 pm with continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks. We look forward to emerging and retreating with you! Come and let God refresh and bless you.

Register today because spots are limited and are on a first come first serve basis.

Emerge Spring Retreat

Tuesday Treasures

Tuesday Treasures

Ladies! Join us for Tuesday Treasures, which is modeled off the concept of Sweet Monday’s and based on the scripture in Matthew 6:19-21. Tuesday Treasures gives women of all ages the opportunity to connect and treasure Christ together through sharing wisdom, encouragement, fun, and fellowship every second Tuesday of the month from September through May.

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 16-21

Location: 505 Raleigh Manor Road Henrico, VA 23229 (unless otherwise noted)

Host: Michelle Hobbs

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday Treasures