Study Groups

SUNDAYS

Practical Truths

Sundays // 9:00 a.m. // Room 305 // Led by Steve Lane

Study: Book of Hebrews

Pathways

Sundays // 9:00 a.m. // Room 322 // Led by John Clark

Study (April 28 - May 19): The Case for Easter by Lee Strobel

Did Jesus of Nazareth really rise from the dead? How credible is the evidence for the resurrection? This brief book, perfect for broad distribution any time of the year to your church, family, and friends, examines the evidence and lets you decide for yourself.

Women's Study

Sundays // 9:00 a.m. // Room 312 // Led by Gina Barker and Irene Price

Study: Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible: Flawed Women Loved by a Flawed God by Liz Curtis Higgs

A Slightly Bad Girl is simply this: a woman unwilling to fully submit to God. We love him, serve him, and worship him, yet we find it difficult to trust him completely, to accept his plan for our lives, to rest in his sovereignty. Join us as we use Higgs’ book to explore these flawed women in Scripture, and relate them to our modern counterparts.

Upcoming Study (begins April 28): Building Up One Another by Gene Getz

The body of Christ can’t be all that it should be unless we mature in our interpersonal relationships as the Bible commands. Building Up One Another has been helping believers do just that. Explore with Dr. Getz twelve significant “one another” commands of the New Testament, and follow the practical steps for developing them in your own life and in the life of your church. It’s a long-term building process, but one that pleases God and reaps rewards not just in this lifetime but in the next.

Contemporary Believers

Sundays // 9:00 a.m. // Lecture Hall (Room 330) // Led by Russ Cline

Study (March 31 - April 28): Grace; Grace from the Cross and Grace is Greater by Kyle Idleman

We all carry burdens of guilt and shame. We're weighed down, constantly reminded of where we've fallen short. But the truth is we're carrying around something that isn't ours. Our sins and shortcomings belong to Jesus. He carried them to the cross. He paid our debt. And he wanted to make sure we knew it. Discover the seven last sayings of Christ from the cross--both what he said and what his words mean for our lives today--so that they can lay their burdens at the foot of the cross and receive God's unsurpassable.

Seekers of the Word

Sundays // 9:00 a.m. // Room 311 // Led by Glenn Sellars and Bill Carpenter 

Study: The Books of The Minor Prophets

We are studying the "Minor Prophets” (not because they’re less important than the "Major Prophets", but because they’re shorter in length). Together, their indictments of Israel’s drift away from God set the stage for the New Covenant that will be ushered in with the birth of Jesus Christ. We will study what these ancient books meant to the people back then, what they mean to us today, and how we can apply that to our lives. It’s easy to get lost in all the “doom and gloom,” but these prophets show that God’s desire, in every situation back then and for us today, was for His people to renounce evil and return to Him. Join us anytime as we study these last 12 books of the Old Testament.

Marriage & Family Enrichment

Sundays // 9:00 a.m. // Room 306 // Led by Margaret & Mike Andes

Study: Boundaries by Henry Cloud

Christians often focus so much on being loving and giving that they forget their own limitations. Here Drs. Cloud and Townsend show you how to set healthy boundaries which will give you the freedom to walk as the loving, giving, fulfilled individual God created you to be.

Compelling Reasons for Faith

Sundays // 10:30 a.m. // Room 301 // Led by Kirk Doan

Study: Essential Truths of the Christian Faith by R.C. Sproul

For those who yearn for a deeper walk in faith, their journey can begin here. Dr. Sproul offers readers a basic understanding of the Christian faith. Here are theologically sound explanations of the biblical concepts every Christian should know, written in a way that we can all understand.

Financial Peace University

Sundays (September 8 - November 3) // 5:00 p.m. // Room 306 // Led by Monte Stull

10-week study: Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey created “Financial Peace University” nearly 25 years ago after learning how to pay off debt, save and spend wisely, and build wealth. Today, millions have used the same principles to transform their lives.

*Childcare is available

The Connected Family

Sundays (March 3 - April 28) // 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. // Room 310 // Led by Michelle Hayward

Study: Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline - The 7 Basic Skills for Turning Conflict into Cooperation

Have you ever opened your mouth to discipline your child, and your parents' nastiest words tumble out? In an era when most parenting books focus on the child, this book supports parents in dealing more positively with themselves as well as their toddler–to–school–age children, offering specific tools to stop policing and pleading with kids and start being the parents we want to be.

Please sign up by February 25! 

*Childcare is available

Club 56 & Jr. High Parents Study Group

Sundays // 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. // Room 323 // Led by Kate Ellis

Study: The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell

A group for parents of 5th-8th grade students. Discover how to speak your child’s love language in a way that he or she understands. This study helps you discover your child’s love language, assist your child in successful learning, use the love languages to correct and discipline more effectively, and build a foundation of unconditional love for your child.

tUESDAYS

Tuesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Tuesdays // 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. // Lecture Hall (Room 330) // Led by Regina Province

Study (March 20 - April 30): Job: A Story of Unlikely Joy by Lisa Harper

Joy is the constant companion of the woman who trusts in the Lord. And while you can find it in friends, family, and circumstances, unfailing, persistent joy will only ever overflow from your relationship with Jesus. Just ask Job, the man from Uz who clung to God’s goodness while all his worldly joys were stripped away. But how is it possible to hold onto such joy in times of sorrow? In this 7-session study by Lisa Harper, discover the redemptive side to Job’s story of suffering. Learn to use pain to strengthen your faith, point others to the gospel, and remember God’s providence will never take you to a place where His grace will not sustain you.

Disciple II

Tuesdays // 6:30 p.m. // Room 306 // Led by Brian Dunn, Terry McCarty and John Sherley

Study: The Books of Luke and Acts

Go deeper into the New Testament by delving into the books of Luke and Acts with this study group.

WEDNESDAYS

Women’s Bible Study

Wednesdays // 9:30 a.m. // Room 301 // Led by DuVonne Campbell

Study (April 10 - May 15): Soul Keeping by John Ortberg

In Soul Keeping, John Ortberg helps Christians rediscover their soul--the best connection to God there is--and find out why it's hurting and why neglecting it has set so many believers so far back spiritually. In this six-session, video-based small group Bible study, Ortberg shows that caring for your soul is necessary for your Christian life. John shows participants what your soul is, why it is important, how to assess your soul's health, and how to care for it so that we can have a meaningful and beautiful life with God and others.

Disciple I

Wednesdays // 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. // Room 301 // Led by Bill Carpenter, Glenn Sellars, and Dave Hackett

Study (Now - April 24): An Overview of the New Testament

Bible Study for Busy Lives - Whether you are new to Bible Study, or would just like to spend time in this New Testament overview, you will enjoy this 13-week study. The study will honor your time by keeping nightly Bible / study guide readings to a minimum (20-30 minutes).

THURSDAYS

Singles Study Group

Thursdays // 6:00 p.m. // Off-Site // Led by Jamie Brigance

Study: All In // You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life

The message of All In is simple: if Jesus is not Lord of all then Jesus is not Lord at all.  It’s all or nothing. It’s now or never.  Kneeling at the foot of cross of Christ and surrendering to His Lordship is a radical act of dethroning yourself and enthroning Christ as King. It’s also an act of disowning yourself.  Nothing belongs to you. Not even you.