Bible Class Opportunities
Sunday Mornings at 9:15am
Simon Peter Peter could easily be call the “flawed but faithful” disciple. Peter is the most famous of the disciples, with more of his quotes recorded in the New Testament than any other disciple. Video clips every week will take you to the places where Peter walked and lived as a disciple of Jesus. In so many ways, Peter is just like us. We try to be good Christians, but try as hard as we might, we still fail. We are flawed. Join Pastor Charlie from September 15 through October 27 at 9:15am in the fellowship hall as we study Peter, his life and his message.
Famous Donkeys of the Bible The Bible features donkeys in abundance, and in great variety. There are, of course, numerous mentions of the gentle beast of burden we all know and love. These humble servants are often overlooked; so quiet is their appearance, but they’re used to that. Then, of course, there are donkeys of an entirely different, two-footed sort. These donkeys are also found in abundance and great variety in the Bible. All of these are found in this study: Abraham’s gentle beast, Balaam (and his mount), Samson (and the 1000 Philistines he slew with a jawbone), the priest in the Parable of the Good Samaritan. The humble steed who carried Mary, the mother of our Lord, and of course the noble animal who was there on Palm Sunday. Explore the qualities of donkeys to be celebrated, and those to be avoided, in this six-session study. Paul and Teresa Bauman will lead this study from September 15 through October 20 at 9:15am in the church library.
Monday Mornings at 9:00am
Sunday Sneak Peek with Pastor Steve – Have you ever sat in church baffled and befuddled by what Scriptures were being read? Then this study is for you! Join your fellow members for some Biblical pre-gaming. Each week we look at the readings for the upcoming weekend worship services. This helps uncover common themes throughout the readings as we look for the personal “sweet spots” that encourage and challenge us. This study has enriched the worship service and preaching for those that have attended. We have great study, honest conversation, and a whole lot of fun! Join us each Monday beginning September at 9am in the fellowship hall. We’d love to add a few new faces this fall!
Wednesday Evenings at 6:30pm
For Parents Confirmation parents (and anyone else who would like to join) have the opportunity to come together this year to learn about growing as a family of faith! The focus for this study is based on the book “Homegrown: Cultivating Kids in the Fruit of the Spirit” and will be led by DCE Jan. This six-session study will help you “discover the fruits of the Spirit in the context of your parenting, learn how to cultivate growth in your children, and explore practical ways to live out the fruit of the Spirit together.” The first study will be Wednesday, October 2, from 6:30pm to 8pm and will be held the following Wednesdays (same time): November 6, January 8, February 5, March 4 (7:15-8 due to Lent), and April 8.
High School Girl’s Bible Study – This fall, high school girls have a unique opportunity. We will walk through the book “Beautiful Encounters: The Presence of Jesus Changes Everything” by Erin Davis. This book takes a look at the lives of 11 women in the Bible whose lives were changed by Jesus in the New Testament. Though these women lived many years ago, the struggles they faced are not too much different than the problems we face today. Led by DCE Jan, we will meet on the following Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 7:30pm: October 9, October 16, October 23, October 30.
High School Guy’s Bible Study – High school guys also have an opportunity to come together…no girls allowed! Join Kurt Dorfler in the SoulFire Youth Room from 6:30pm to 7:30pm on these Wednesdays: October 9, October 16, October 23 and October 30 as we take a look at the study “See Through Life: Helping Teenagers Get Real. Get Honest. Get Accountable.” by Craig Gross. In this study, guys will take a look at the word “accountability” and what it means, as well as what it looks like to let go of things and let God take over. This is a great time for the guys to come together and talk about “guy things” and God’s plan for them…you won’t want to miss it!
Thursday Mornings at 9:30am
“Death… Then What?” That we all die is pretty much agreed upon, it’s what takes place two seconds later that makes us wonder. Softening death with euphemisms or denying its approach with cosmetic surgery doesn’t change the fact—it’s there waiting for us all. Eating healthy, avoiding vices and exercising regularly are all touted as ways to get more mileage from our bodies. Innovative as these systems of thought may be, they offer no solace against the perfect judgment of an omniscient and righteous God. That relief is available only through Jesus’ redemptive work on the cross. So what happens when Jesus finally calls us home? Starting at 9:30am on Thursday, September 26, we will explore this topic and ponder what we know—and what we don’t know. Bring your questions and come for a lively (pun-intended) conversation. We meet in the church library. Hope to see you there!
Thursday Evenings at 6:30pm
Women’s Bible Study David’s life clearly demonstrates that God is always able to reach us, correct us, and reclaim our worship. Explore the depths of God’s love as we study Beth Moore’s updated edition of “David: Seeking A Heart Like His” each Thursday at 6:30pm beginning September 5. Order your workbook here. Led by Amy Koerber, this study runs through November 21.
Friday Mornings at 6:00am
Men’s Bible Study with Pastor Steve – Book of Acts Our Friday morning men’s group will resume on Friday, September 6, at 6am and we’ll use the month of September to review and complete our study on the book at Acts.
Men’s Bible Study with Pastor Steve – Stepping Up Our Bible exploration and reflection will focus on how men can become courageous leaders in their own lives, relationships, churches, and communities. With discussion and individual follow-up exercises, men of every age will learn action tools for gospel-centered living to empower them to be true heroes in their families and communities. This new men’s study, “Stepping Up,” begins Friday, October 4, at 6am in the library. The coffee is hot and fresh; and we can always find an extra chair!