Impact Institute

What is Impact Institute?

The following training courses and events are offered throughout the year at Sugar Grove Church to help equip you in our mission to multiply disciples of Jesus for God’s glory.

Engage the Mind.

Transform the Heart.

Move Toward Obedience.


Begins Sept. 15
Sundays, 11am
Pastor Brett | Rm 212

Dig into the foundational doctrines of Scripture to which we hold fast at Sugar Grove Church, discover your unique S.H.A.P.E, and have an opportunity to consider partnering with us through membership.

Demystifying Discipleship

Begins Sept. 15
Sundays, 11am
Pastor Rich | Rm 213

We believe God placed each of us in our homes, jobs, schools, etc. to impact the people we encounter throughout our daily lives. We want to help you understand what it means to be a disciple-maker, find the courage to engage in one-on-one discipleship, and show you how the Gospel makes it all possible. You won’t be an expert by the time we’re done, but you will be better equipped to point people toward Jesus Christ.

The Gentle Art of Discipling Women

Begins Sept. 8
Sundays, 9:30am
Andi Schrock | Rm 207
Cost $13 (collected at study)

Discipleship is the responsibility of every believer, yet many of us avoid doing it because we don’t know where to start. The Gentle Art of Discipling Women provides a framework for discipleship from the mentoring voice of a seasoned discipler. Dana Yeakley walks with you through the foundational principles of who you are in Christ and how you are uniquely equipped to pass along what He has taught you. This course will help each woman discover her unique gifting in discipleship through her relationship with God, her personality, and her story.

Space is limited, so only the first 10 registered will be accepted.

Galatians for You

Sept. 15–Nov. 3
Sundays, 9:30 & 11am | Rm. 214
9:30 – Matt Blosser, Doug Hayes, Kevin Ness, Jim Nofsinger
11:00 – Clayton Bjurstrom, Jim Brinks, David Kay
Cost $17 (collected at study)

The book of Galatians is all about the Gospel. Perhaps more than any other book of the Bible, it shows with utter clarity the Gospel is not only the message that saves us, but the message which underlies and empowers all of the Christian life.

Church History

Sept. 15–Dec. 1
Sundays, 9:45am
Phil Miller | Rm. 211

Discover what has occurred in the two-thousand years between Jesus’ ministry and today, exploring key events, beliefs, and personalities that shaped the church through the centuries. Through video, readings, charts, and conversations, we’ll explore church history with an emphasis on exploring various branches of the church and how events which shaped the past still affect us today.

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Sept. 18–Oct. 30
Wednesdays, 6:30–8pm
Pastor Tony | Student Center

Looking to deepen your prayer life or relationship with Jesus? Join us for a six-week interactive course on prayer as we break down the most famous prayer of Jesus—the Lord’s Prayer, found in Matthew 6.

Sept 18 | Posture of Prayer (Matt 6:5-6)
Sept 25 | Purpose of Prayer (Matt 6:7-10)
Oct 2 | Praise through Prayer (Matt 6:9)
Oct 9 | Practicalness of Prayer (Matt 6:11)
Oct 16 | [Not meeting]
Oct 23 | Power of Prayer (Matt 6:12-13)
Oct 30 | Prerequisite of Prayer (Matt 6:14-15)

Christianity Explored

Sept. 18–Nov. 20
Wednesdays, 6:30pm
Ryan Nord | Rm. 210

Christianity is all about one life—the life of Jesus—and it can be summed up in the answers to three questions:

  1. Who is Jesus?
  2. Why did Jesus come?
  3. What does that mean for us?

We will explore the Gospel of Mark to find answers to these questions and more.

Financial Peace University

Sept. 18–Nov. 13
Wednesdays, 6:30–8pm
Jim Brinks | Rm. 105
Cost $109 per household (upon registration)

In Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money, get out of debt, and create a plan for your future. This weekly event takes place on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–8pm, beginning Sept. 18th and running through Nov. 13th.

Cost is $109 per household (for materials). Childcare is available in the form of Awana at Sugar Grove Church and nursery is available at the church to Financial Peace participants for kids not yet old enough to attend Awana.

Journey Through the New Testament

Coming 2020
Wednesdays, 6:30–8pm
Pastor Tony | Chapel

In this journey, we are going to give you a better understanding of the New Testament. We want you to have the confidence to read it for yourself and better understand what the Bible has to say. In addition, this course will highlight how Jesus fits into God’s redemptive plan for His people.