Childcare is available for life groups held on church grounds.  The nursery is located in the Annex and is open to ages 1 to 3yrs

Lead By: Nellie Kowalski Type of Group: Women’s Group: Location: AGCC Chapel Classroom When: Sundays at 6:30PM Contact:(956)534-6543

Class Description: If there ever was a time for women to be armed, it is now. Worldwide, women are the targets of prejudice, sex trafficking, abuse, and even gendercide. Lisa Bevere writes that these attacks say more about who women might be in the future than who they have been in the past. In Girls with Swords she explains how the enemy is seeking to disarm women on every level. It’s time for women to become the heroes God created them to be and stand- courageous, discerning, forgiving, and wise. Be empowered to live confidently by returning to the biblical model of feminine strength! Drawing on the many references to swords throughout Scripture, Bevere reveals a paradigm that will impact every aspect of your self-identity, spiritual awareness, relationships, and life mission. Equip yourself to boldly face the challenges in today’s world.

Lead by: Pastor Joanna and Jeff Walker
Type of Group: Adults Only
Location: 7600 N 19 th St. McAllen, TX
When: Sunday 6:30pm
Contact: (956)534-4554

Class Description: Chip Ingram challenges the status quo and gives clear, compelling help for couples that long for unity and fulfillment in their marriage. It's time to go back to God's blueprint for building marriages that love and last a lifetime. Marriage, this foundational building block of society, is crumbling before our eyes. And Christians aren't exempt from this trend…the percentage of divorce is increasing at the same rate among Christians and non-Christians alike. There is hope. Despite the mounting pressure on couples, you really can have a great marriage, raise Godly kids and experience a healthy, life-giving home-life with the stability to weather life's storms. Our most exhilarating joys and agonizing sorrows will likely come from our children. As parents we understand that raising children is a high stakes adventure. One of the greatest stewardship responsibilities you will ever
undertake is taking one of those little babies and rearing them to be mature, responsible, followers of Jesus. To say that parenting is a great challenge is a vast understatement. With so many competing ideas and philosophies, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and paralyzed. This feeling is amplified by the fact that so many parents grew up in broken, dysfunctional families. But there is HOPE. In the midst of all the white noise about parenting, God has given us a blueprint for parenting with clear, timeless truths that still work today.

Lead by: Norma Belmarez
Type Of Group: Men & Women
Location: 1301 State Ave. San Juan, TX
When: Sundays at 6:30pm
Contact: (956)624-8095

In this six-week study, based off the bestselling book, NYT bestselling author and Pastor Jentezen Franklin shares his own
story of personal pain and shows us how to find the strength, courage, and motivation to overcome betrayal, heartache,
and relational disappointment. This kit includes a copy of the book, a DVD with an in-depth video for each session, a
participant’s guide to take each member deeper into biblical truth. Discover answers to difficult questions such as Why
should I trust again? and How can I ever really forgive? as you discover the tools and inspiration you need to see hope,
receive healing, work through your wounds, repair damaged relationships, and learn to love as if you’ve never been hurt.

Lead By: Larissa Marcelino & Maggie Ojeda
Type Of Group: Young Adults, 19-29 years
Location: AGCC Annex, Upstairs, Room C
When: Sundays at 6:30
Contact: (956)599-4203 (956)369-0608

Class Description: We’ve all had an “aha moment” in our lives, an insight that changes everything. With everyday examples and testimonies,
author Kyle Idleman draws on Scripture to reveal how three key elements – awakening, honesty, action – can produce the same
kind of “aha!” in our spiritual lives. In trademark City on a Hill style, the AHA Small Group Study marries straightforward bible
teaching and cinematic storytelling. In it, three modern-day prodigals seek life apart from the Father, find themselves alone and
desperate in their own distant country, and are faced with their AHA moment.

Lead By: Youth Pastors, Simeon & Lisa Finley
Type Of Group:
7th – 12th Grades
Location: AGCC Annex Upstairs Rm B
When:
Sunday at 6:30pm
Contact: 
(956)309-6700 (956)563-0467

Class Description: As Christians, we’re designed to be connected to God at all times–to be “plugged in” to the source. Doug Fields takes on the challenge of getting students interested and excited about staying connected to God. Every student is going to blaze an incredible path in their life, and this series will show them how they can be “plugged in” every step of the way–and the amazing difference it will make. The Lessons include: Whatever You Do (Worship), The Mind of Christ (Discipleship), It’s Not an Individual Thing (Fellowship), Consume or Contribute (Ministry), Let It Shine (Evangelism).

Lead By: Hector & Adaleni Salazar
Type Of Group:
Men And Women
Location: 1925 N Cesar Chavez Rd. San Juan
When:
Friday at 6:30pm
Contact:
Hector (956)739-0350 Adaleni (956)533-1862

Description:
If you crave simplicity and yearn for peace, this group study is for you. Through biblical teaching and practical insights, Chip
Ingram goes beyond so-called quick fixes. This video curriculum speaks to men and women who know what they need to do,
want desperately to do it, but find it next to impossible to break free of the "too many good and important things" that flood
their lives. The thesis is shockingly simple: spiritual simplicity can only occur when we do less and love more. The time-tested
Biblical principles explored in this study fly in the face of long checklists designed to decrease stress and increase productivity.
Instead, it will help you experience a shift from complex to simple, from hurried to peaceful, from 'never enough time' to 'time enough for those you love.' Lasting change is within your reach! Take the steps today to learn how to run the race of life at a different, more meaningful speed by focusing on what matters most: This series includes messages: All You Need is Love, What's Love Got to Do With It?, Love is the Answer, Love me Tender, Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places, In the Name of Love, What the World Needs Now, Love Train.

Lead By: Dennis & Debbie Bentley
Type Of Group: Children, Ages 1-4
Location: AGCC Gym
When: Sundays at 6:30pm
Contact:(956)322-1670 (956)330-4355

Description:  Children will love Max Lucado’s funny and wise caterpillar named Hermie. Hermie is the main character featured in this DVD series with his friend, Milo the Mantis, Buzby the Misbehaving Bee, Stanley the stinkbug, Webster the Scaredy Spider, and many more friends. Enjoy the voice talents of Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Judge Reinhold and Melissa Disney at their very best in this one-of-a-kind set. Lessons include teaching such as: God made each of his children special, even if they don’t always think so! These beloved Hermie & Friends stories illustrate just how much God loves and values each of us because we are all different and unique. In Hermie, A Common Caterpillar, Hermie and Wormie feel common, but God assures them that they are special- and he isn’t finished with them yet! Hermie longs to be special like the ladybug, ant, or snail, but he feels common no matter what he does. But then God surprises him with a transformation that is anything but common!

Lead By: Diane Treviño
Type Of Group: Men & Women
Location:904 Boston College Dr. Edinburg, TX
When: Mondays at 6:30
Contact: (956)638-8862

Description: 
Joyce asks the tough questions about looking in the mirror, taking inventory, thinking less and thanking more.
“Think your way out of bondage.” Learn the difference between believing in victory and actually achieving it. “Where the mind
goes, the man will follow” How do you correct your own thoughts to become a better person? Joyce explains how to transform
the way you think and win the war against a deceived mind.

Lead By: Sylvia Inman & Delisa Aguilar
Type Of Group: Men & Women
Location:Lark Community Center 2601 Lark Ave, McAllen, TX | In the Library, Room A
When: Sundays at 6:30
Contact:(956)703-2044

Description:
All of us were meant for more, extraordinarily created and intended for a life that is anything but ordinary. In this curriculum, John Bevere presents a compelling and deeply inspiring case straight from Scripture that will position you to step into the unknown and embrace the divine empowerment. These twelve sessions are the road-map to your journey of transformation. The power to live an exceptional life is not defined by your family, education, or occupation; it’s a disposition of the heart. You are marked for a life that far surpasses the usual definitions of success of fulfillment-begin becoming extraordinary today.

Lead By: Marina Escobar LPC
Type Of Group: Men & Women
Location: AGCC Office Conference Room
When: Sundays at 6:30
Contact:(956)279-3669

Description:
Anger is an expression in many forms. Some people erupt in volcanic explosions, others bottle their anger, and are left with
depression and physical ailments, while others leak their anger in a passive aggressive style with harsh words and sarcasm. This
series will help you identify how you handle your anger and give you practical biblical tools to express anger appropriately and
deal with those who express their anger towards you. In Overcoming Emotions That Destroy, authors Chip Ingram and Dr. Becca
Johnson offer encouragement and advice on how to identify your own anger profile—as either a spewer, leaker, or stuffer—and
show you how to harness that anger so you can grow personally, relationally and spiritually. Topics covered: The Monster that
Lives Within, The Three Faces of Anger, Anger is a Secondary Emotion, How to Make Your Anger Word for You, God’s Anger
Management Plan, Elimination Stress Before it Starts, and How to Be Good and Mad.

Lead By: Elicka Mateo & Melissa Gonzalez
Type Of Group: Men & Women
Location: AGCC South Side Chapel Class Room
When: Sundays at 4:00PM
Contact: (956)207-9579 & (956) 219-9920

Description:
In a world of fear, disease, crisis, torment, uncertainty, and hopelessness, what you believe about God’s goodness reveals how
you will respond to the trials and circumstances of everyday life. Your view of God impacts everything. Bill Johnson presents his
new groundbreaking series that calls believers to build their lives on one unshakeable foundation: the assurance that God is
Good. Sessions such as “Clearly discern the difference between the will of God and the enemy’s plan; Confidently pray for
breakthroughs, believe for miracles, and have faith for God to move no matter what comes against you. Discover God’s
goodness in the Old and New Testaments, and Partner with Heaven to release supernatural solutions to a world in chaos…