Adult Bible Studies
(Select your Bible Study above)
Bible Studies seek to build authentic community by bringing us together to encounter Jesus in a personal way through Scripture. Through prayerful reading of the Word and group reflection, we walk together as we learn to love Jesus more fully and live the faith more deeply. The hope is for individuals to first discover the joy of friendship with Jesus and ultimately live into the fullness of discipleship. Groups usually meet for an hour each week and focus on a set of Scriptures while also using an additional book to supplement the study. These tools are designed to point people to the Word of God as a basis for conversation about faith, God’s love and mercy, and the joys and struggles of following Jesus.
Joy in the Morning & Joy in the Word
Leader: Evelyn Cunningham, Esther Dennis, Ruth Wolfe
Study: Romans by Jared C. Wilson
Start Date: January 14 (ends April 2)
Length: 12 weeks
Books will be available for purchase in class. Cost is $7
Leader: Teresa Milne
Study 1: Trustworthy: Overcoming our Greatest Struggles to Trust God by Lysa Terkheurst
Study 2: No Other Gods by Kelly Minter (Revised & Updated)
Start Date: January 16
Length: 16 weeks
Study #1: When hard times come and it seems God is deviating from the plan we assume our life should follow, we’re more likely to want to tame God, not trust Him. It’s then that we begin to press into our ways and our own timing. No human can carry the weight of being their own god, but so many of us try. In this study of 1 & 2 Kings, join Lysa TerKeurst in Israel as she honestly reveals the places of distrust in her own heart while exploring the deeply applicable Scriptures that will teach us how to truly trust God.
Study #2: Often, idols are obvious—money, power, fame. But subtler idols can sometimes take the form of sweet loved ones, Instagramable interiors, and busy seasons of ministry. But if your heart is prioritizing any of those pursuits before God, they are taking up space meant for Him alone. Learn to identify the functional gods you are serving daily and the lies they tell. Only when you learn to dethrone modern-day idols can you pursue a deeper, more meaningful relationship with Jesus.
Leader: Katy McCrudden
Assisted by: Miriam Beacham
Room: (Meet in Debbie Sims’ home)
Study: God of Covenant: A Study of Genesis 12-50 by Jen Wilkin
Start Date: January 20
Length: 10 weeks
Beginning with Genesis 12, walk alongside the fathers of our faith—Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph—to discern Jesus in the stories of His people. Over 10 sessions, discover how God orchestrates everything for His glory and the good of His people, and see how the God of creation and covenant is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
We will meet each Monday at the home of Debbie Sims from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. The age range of this group is from mid-30s to mid-70s. Women of all ages are welcome.
Books will be available in the church office and in class for $15 each. Call 315-5959 or Miriam.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Just before Jesus’ ascension He instructed His followers to wait in Jerusalem for the Holy Spirit, Who would empower them. Soon after, the disciples began proclaiming Jesus as Lord and Savior. They did miracles in His name and declared the gospel with confidence. They and all the followers of Christ gave freely to all in need. They witnessed to others and welcomed believers into God’s family regardless of their ethnicity. They faced persecution and death. Truly they had been empowered.
Cost for breakfast: $5.