Men's & Women's Bible Studies

Tuesdays or Thursdays

9:15 – 11:30 am

TUESDAYS

Leader:  Evelyn Cunningham, Esther Dennis and Ruth Wolfe

Room: L301

Study: 1 Corinthians

Start Date: August 21

Length:  6 weeks

Book Cost: Books are $10 and can be purchased in class. Childcare available by registration.

For more information please call 803.343.8585

Class Description

Welcome to the church at Corinth. Disunity threatened to tear it apart. Destructive and harmful actions were taking place during worship. People were confused about spiritual gifts, with some members claiming their gifts proved their spiritual superiority. A church member was engaging in immoral practices—the kind of immorality that was not even tolerated among unbelievers—while the church tolerated it.

If you’re the apostle Paul, what do you say to such a church? Like a father, he sternly corrected them. But first he reminded them of who they were in Christ and who Christ is. He called them back to the gospel. Therein lies the answer to the moral, relational, and theological problems that plagued the Corinthian church. The same answer is relevant for any church facing similar challenges today.

THURSDAYS

Leader: Teresa Milne

Room: L301

Book: What Matters Most by Karen Ehman

Start Date: August 23 (ends October 4)

Length: 7 weeks

Books will be available for purchase in the church office.

For more information please call 803.343.8585

Class Description

The world has always been full of trials, disappointments, temptations, fractured friendships, and financial hardships. Yet Paul’s letter to the Philippians claims we can discover contentment and joy in the midst of it all by prioritizing what matters most—Christ.

Over 7 sessions, study the ever-relevant Letter of Philippians to deepen your relationship with Jesus, turn your worries into worship, and develop gospel-centered tools for navigating relational conflict and thriving in Christian love.

Mondays

6:30 – 7:30 pm

MONDAYS

Leader:  Deb McQuilkin

Location:  We will meet each Monday at the home of Debbie Sims from 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Study: Think Differently by James McDonald

Start Date: September 10

Length:  10 weeks

Book Cost: $13 – They are available in the church office

For more information please call 803.343.8585

Class Description

Why do we lose our temper? Why do we tend to hurt those we care for most? How do families find themselves broken? The reason is often the way we think. Beyond behaviors and deeper than attitudes, thinking determines outcome more than anything else. The Book of Romans challenges us to be no longer conformed to the patterns of the world but rather to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. So much of what we are missing in life is associated with the way we process events in the world around us, draw conclusions about our circumstances, and act out of conclusions uninformed by the truth of Jesus and the gospel. In a world constantly bombarded by the fictions of a self-absorbed culture, managing our thinking becomes an even trickier proposition.

If you repeatedly find yourself in places where you don’t want to go, it’s your thinking that’s leading you there. This 10-session Bible study by James MacDonald identifies strongholds, examines how they came to be, and offers believers a biblical path toward repentance and the renewing of their minds. God offers our only hope for victory over disposition, dysfunction, double-mindedness, and every other mental stronghold. With Him we can think differently.

Wednesdays

7:00 – 8:00 am

Wednesdays

Leader: Rev. Richard Humphries

Location: Ellis Hall

Start Date: August 22

Length: 8 weeks

Cost: $5 for breakfast

Book Cost: Available in the church office for $8

For more information please call 803.343.8585

Class Description

John received messages from God for seven churches that existed in his day. These were real churches, each facing challenges that threatened their existence and effectiveness. By studying these letters, believers today can find encouragement and instruction for their church.

The focus of this study is to understand each church’s context of ministry, the challenges faced by that church, and the instructions given to that church. Today’s believers will be challenged to look for ways the lessons learned from these churches can be applied to their setting with the goal of strengthening and encouraging churches of today.

Session Titles
1: The Majestic Glory of Father and Son (Rev. 1:1-20)
2: Ephesus (Rev. 2:1-7)
3: Smyrna (Rev. 2:8-11)
4: Pergamum (Rev. 2:12-17)
5: Thyatira (Rev. 2:18-29)
6: Sardis (Rev. 3:1-6)
7: Philadelphia (Rev. 3:7-13)
8: Laodicea (Rev. 3:14-22)

Baptist Young Women

Coffee and Dessert

Mondays @ 7:00 pm

Leader: Rene White

Location: The White’s Home, 317 Southlake Road, Columbia, SC 29223

For more information: Call Rene White at 803-960-5451 or email at ellarenewhite@gmail.com