Buck & A Bible
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 a.m. | Community Hall | Men
Beginning Tuesday, September 12, Buck and a Bible will kick off the new season with Tim Tebow’s new book, Shaken, Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms. Let’s face it, has any other athlete experienced so much negative press due to his or her faith in recent times? In this exciting book, Tim will help each man discover how and why our individual circumstances do not define us, but GOD does. Join with other men beginning Tuesday, September 12 at 6:30 a.m. in Community Hall as Dr. Matthew Mitchell leads each week. Purchase the book and Bible study guide for yourself now on the internet and get ready for an exciting new place for your faith to grow deeper this fall.
Servant Women in the Word
Tuesdays, 9:30-10:45 a.m., September 12-November 14, 2017 | Community Hall | Women
A large group Bible Study led by Dr. Robyn Goggs that is a favorite among many women as it appeals to the beginning follower as well as the seasoned believer. Come spend an exciting hour in Bible study, discussion, and Christian fellowship as we dive into Romans this fall. No registration required. For more information, contact Susie Cobden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free From Bondage God’s Way: Galatians and Ephesians
Wednesdays, August 16 - November 15 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | North Adult Center, Room 1&2 | All
Nancy Harris – Leader
Cost for Book: $8.50
Many people who want to follow Christ find themselves lost and not knowing which direction to turn. The world is confusing and not showing any signs of getting better. There are a lot of quick fixes and easy solutions that are tempting to believe. Are you stuck in not knowing where to turn or who to trust?
In this 15-week study of Galatians and Ephesians, you will discover the freedom we all have in Christ Jesus. This study involves class-time discussion and will implement the Inductive Style of Study along with DVD enhancement for the course.
God wants us to live with freedom and hope through Christ.
Half Truths by Adam Hamilton
Tuesdays, August 22 - September 19 | 7:00-8:30 p.m. | North Adult Center, Room 12 | All
John Farr – Leader
True or False:
- Everything happens for a reason
- God helps those who help themselves.
- God won’t give you more than you can handle.
- God said it, I believe it, that settles it.
- Love the sinner, hate the sin.
Hamilton’s book, Half Truths, you’ll learn that although they capture some element of truth, when compared to the wisdom found in Scripture, they’re really just popular sayings. This five-week study will help you discover the whole truth by comparing common Christian clichés with the wisdom found in Scripture. It begins Tuesday, August 22 through September 19 from 7 to 8:30pm in the North Adult Center, room 12. John Farr is the teacher.
Epic of Eden by Sandra Richter
Sundays, September 10 - November 19 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Chapel of the Cross | All
Rev. Randy Shrauner – Teacher
Is your knowledge of the Old Testament comprised of a jumble of stories, places, and people about whom you may have heard in a Sunday school classroom or a Bible study, but you have no idea how they relate to one another or to the New Testament? Are you interested in learning how the Old Testament shapes and informs your life as a follower of Jesus Christ?
On Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of the Cross, Rev. Randy Shrauner will teach from the book, Epic of Eden by Dr. Sandra Richter. This study will help you organize and make sense of the Old Testament from Genesis 1 and Garden the Eden to birth of Jesus Christ in 1st century Israel.
This is an 8-week study broken up into two sessions. The first session begins Sunday, September 10 and ends Sunday, October 1. The second session begins Sunday, October 29 and ends Sunday, November 19.
Companions in Christ
Tuesdays, September 12, 2017, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Ongoing for 28 sessions) | South Adult Center, Rooms 1 & 2 | All
Sherrie Price – Leader
Beginning Tuesday, September 12, men and women are invited into a 28-week Spiritual Formation experience that will change the way to relate to God, to others, and to themselves, opening the door to a lasting impact on your heart and God’s Kingdom. In a spiritual formation experience, our goal is spiritual growth. It is more about transformation than information. Together we will explore different types of prayer; looking at ways to connect our spiritual life to our everyday routine, allowing a deeper awareness of God in our daily being and doings. We will look at scripture and how it connects and illuminates our lives and our experiences. The spiritual disciplines of prayer, scripture, study, worship, ministry, and conversation are explored as ways to meet Christ, renew our faith, and deepen our love of God. Perhaps we will even begin to see ourselves and others differently in God’s light.
Believing Jesus: A Journey Through the Book of Acts by Lisa Harper and Annie F. Downs
Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m., September 12 - November 14, 2017 | North Adult Center, Room 3 | Women
Led by Lou Ann Morris
This is a small group of women, where you can know others and be known. What does it mean to believe Jesus? Not just believe in Jesus, but actually believe what He said–and shape our lives around that truth? How would that affect the choices we make? The way we see the world? The way we conduct ourselves with other Christians? In Believing Jesus, Lisa Harper answers these questions by looking at the lives of the believers in Acts and how Jesus’ command to spread the gospel forever shaped their lives. Today we are faced with the same decisions the early church faced. Will we, like them, truly believe the words of Jesus and allow them to transform every part of our lives?
Finding I AM: How Jesus Fully Satisfies the Cry of Your Heart by Lysa TerKeurst
Wednesday Mornings, 9:30-11:00 a.m., September 13-November 15, 2017 | South Adult Center, Rooms 1 & 2 | Women
Led by Patricia Hocker/Debbi Marshall
Is there an ache in your heart that keeps you up at night? A prayer you pray over and over again? Jesus wants to meet you in those moments of struggle and help you through. Finding I AM by Lysa Terkeurst is a study that takes you to the ancient streets of Israel to find Biblical truth that speaks today. You’ll explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John and, in doing so, become empowered to trade feelings of depletion and hurt for wholeness in knowing who Jesus is like never before. Each week includes a short video.
Believing God by Beth Moore
Wednesday Evenings, 6:30-8:00 p.m., September 13-November 15, 2017 | North Adult Center, Room 10 | Women
Led by Elizabeth Johnson
A brand new group with a seasoned leader who shares a favorite Beth Moore study which asks, “Do you believe God or merely believe in Him?” Do you take God at His Word, believing what He has told us, or do you just believe in his existence and the salvation He offers? Based on Isaiah 43:10, this study explores what it means to believe in God through studying the lives of Abraham, Moses, and others from Hebrews 11 as examples of persons who believe in God. We will be encouraged to deepen our own trust in God and receive a fresh word from Him. Each week will have a video.
What On Earth Am I Here For? by Rick Warren
Wednesday Evenings, 6:30-8:00 p.m., September 13-November 15, 2017 | North Adult Center, Room 7 | Women
Led by Sherri Boyd and Darla Bierig
This group is made of wonderful women from all walks of life. In this Bible study, Rick Warren helps us discover the answer to life’s most fundamental question: “What on earth am I here for?” And here’s a clue to the answer: “It’s not about you. You were created by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense. It is only in God that we discover our origin, our identity, our meaning, our purpose, our significance, and our destiny.” Short video each week.
Jesus Calling Study Series: Experiencing God's Presence by Sarah Young
Wednesday Evenings, 6:30-8:00 p.m., September 13-November 15, 2017 | North Adult Center, Room 12 | Women
Led by Miki Farris
Lively working women in all walks of life make up this study. Because life has a way of taking the life out of us, author Sarah Young encourages you to lay down your cares and just spend time each day with your heavenly Father. As you follow the Lord’s instruction to “be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10), you will encounter His peace, be filled with His strength, gain a new perspective on your situation, and experience the full life that only He can provide. Bible study and discussion questions are led by a different member each week.
You Are Free: Be Who You Already Are by Rebekah Lyons
Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., September 8-November 17, 2017 | 13.2 Coffee Shop | Women
Friday Moms Group – Led by Kim Bilger and Meghan Thompson
This is a vibrant group of moms with toddlers and school aged children. They are a network of support and fellowship for each other as they seek to grow deeper in their faith walk in this season of life. The study this fall asks us this question: Have you bought the lie? Many of us do. We measure our worth by what others think of us. We compare and strive, existing mostly for the approval of others. Pressure rises, anxiety creeps in and we hustle to keep up. Jesus whispers, “I gave my life to set you free. I gave you purpose. I called you to live in freedom in that purpose.” Christ doesn’t say you can be, or may be, or will be free. He says you are free. Freedom is for everyone who wants it–the lost, the wounded, and those weary from all of the striving. Short video each week.
Mission of Jesus: Triumph of God’s Kingdom in a World of Chaos!
Tuesday Evenings, November 7 through December 5, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | North Adult Center, Room 12 | All
John Farr – Leader
“More than two thousand years ago, a young Jewish woman named Mary with no place to call home found shelter in a shepherd’s cave, or in a stable beneath a home, and gave birth to a son. With the birth of that child, God took the most significant step in his great plan to redeem a broken world.” – Ray Vander Laan
The Mission of Jesus by Ray Vander Laan will deepen your understanding of God’s desire to redeem a broken world, how Jesus made God’s presence known to the world, and how God asks you to do the same. It is a 5-week video study that will take you to Capernaum, Decapolis, the Crucifixion, the Asension, and to Pentecost.