Men's & Women's Bible Studies

Tuesdays or Thursdays

9:15 – 11:30 am


Leader: Janet Ballew

Room: L301

Study: Always Learning in the books of 1&2 Timothy and Titus


Start Date: August 29

Length: 12 weeks

Book Cost: Notes available in class for $5

For more information please call 803.343.8585

Class Description

Paul wrote 1 and 2 Timothy whom he called “my true child in the faith” and “my beloved child”. Paul also wrote Titus to Titus whom he called “my true child in a common faith”. In these letters we will learn about sound doctrine and the church. Although these were personal letters to Timothy and Titus, the application of the letters is for all believers.

Our textbook is the Bible. You will be provided with a weekly printed lesson for your study work at home. When we meet on Tuesdays we will go over the lesson from each other. We truly love studying God’s Word! Come and join us on Tuesdays!


Leader: Esther Dennis

Room: Children’s Center Red Room

Study: 2 Books

Book 1) Breathe, by Priscilla Shirer

Book 2) Fear and Faith, by Trillia Newbell

Start Date: August 29

Length: 10 weeks

Book Cost: Books will be available for purchase in class. Cost is $10 for Breathe and $8 for Fear and Faith.

For more information please call 803.343.8585

Class Description

Book 1: One of the greatest challenges among women in our culture is taking time to cease from all the activities and just breathe. We are in bondage to busyness. We constantly strive to complete the limitless to-do lists that hinder us from experiencing all that God has for us. By neglecting time for tranquility, serenity, and repose, we limit our Christlikeness and miss out on some of God’s greatest gifts. In the Old Testament, Sabbath, was given to the Israelites as a gift, and it is still a gift to us today. If you are weary, worn out, and exhausted, then the concept of Sabbath will change your life.

Book 2: In Fear and Faith, Trillia will encourage you with reflections on Scripture and her own story. She will show you Jesus, who was tempted like you in every way, including fear. She will show you the character of God and how it inspires faith. And she will show you real women who walked the road of fear-or are still walking it-and how they found security in the Lord to be their strength. Whatever it is that you fear, you are not alone, nor are you without hope from the One who can replace your fear with faith in Him.


Leader: Evelyn Cunningham

Room: L306

Study: You’re Already Amazing, by Holley Gerth

Start Date: August 29

Length: 8 weeks

Book Cost: Books will be available for purchase in class. Cost is $14

For more information please call 803.343.8585

Class Description

In this interactive study, Holley will guide you through an engaging process that helps you apply heart-freeing truths to every aspect of your life, from relationships to work to how you pursue your dreams. God’s plans for your life are better than you can imagine, and you’ll see them unfold in new ways as Holley guides you to embrace this life-changing truth-that you truly are already amazing.


Leader: Teresa Milne

Room: L301


Book 1) Me, Myself, and Lies, by Jennifer Rothschild

Book 2) Discerning the Voice of God (Revised), by Priscilla Shirer

Start Date: August 31

Length: 14 weeks

Book Cost: Books will be available for purchase in class. Cost is $13 for Me, Myself, and Lies and $13 for Discerning the Voice of God

For more information please call 803.343.8585

Class Description

Book 1: 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.

Book 2: A decade ago, Priscilla Shirer authored Discerning the Voice of God, and since then God has continued to grow, teach, and challenge her in her walk with Him. This revised and expanded edition reflects that growth through new stories, illustrations, and exercises.

Through 7 sessions, discover the root to clear and daily communication with God-humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life.


6:30 – 7:30 pm


Leader: Deb McQuilkin
Assisted by: Miriam Beacham

Location: Debbie Sims’ home

Study: Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer

Start Date: September 11

Length: 9 weeks

Book Cost: Books will be available in the church office and in class for $13 each.

Call 315-5959 or email for more information.

Class Description

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you-unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you’re tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you.

The Enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. The Armor of God, more than merely a biblical description of the believer’s inventory, is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory.


7:00 – 8:00 am


Leader: Rev. Richard Humphries

Location: Ellis Hall

Study: Living as Strangers in a Secular World

Length: 7 weeks

Start Date: August 23

Cost: $5 for breakfast

Books available in the church office. Cost is $8.

For more information please call 803.343.8585

Class Description

The message delivered by Peter has great relevance for today, as more pressure is being exerted on believers around the world. This study will be a source of encouragement to believers facing this increasing pressure, reminding them that they are foreigners in a distant land and that one day they will gain the privileges of their heavenly citizenship.

Baptist Young Women

Coffee and Dessert

Mondays @ 7:00 pm

Leader: Sherri Lydon

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

Start Date: January 9, 2017

For more information: Call Rene White at 803-960-5451 or email at