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 (Now - March 24): Unshakable Hope by Max Lucado

Unpack 12 of the Bible's most significant promises and offers encouraging guidance for overcoming sadness and despair, renewing a sense of purpose, and triumphantly facing the fears of the future. Because life is filled with problems, God's Word is filled with promises. And God's promises work. They can secure you in the midst of horrific storms. They can buoy you in the day-to-day difficulties. When the winds and waves of life rage, God's promises are like lights on the shoreline, guiding us home.

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.

Contemporary Believers

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

Study: Overcomer by Dr. David Jeremiah

Life is about overcoming, the Bible is filled with Overcomers. How did they do it? How can we do it? Real life stories in the scriptures reveal how we can become an overcomer against all odds .

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: Fight Your Way to a Better Marriage by Greg Smalley

In this counterintuitive book, author Dr. Greg Smalley maintains that fighting is actually good for a marriage. When couples fight, they have the opportunity to get to the real issue lurking below the surface about money, sex, in-laws, kids, etc. And that real issue, Dr. Smalley says, is fear—fear of rejection, inadequacy, or powerlessness, to name a few. What assuages these fears are things like intimacy, respect, validation, love, and connection. Learning to take advantage of the opportunity that conflict provides is what this book is all about. 

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 (January 13 - March 17) // 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. // David & Goliath Room // Led by Kate Ellis

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

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.

The Call - Life and Message of the Apostle Paul

Sundays (February 24 - March 31) // 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. // Room 312 // Led by Lynne Schifreen and Ted Hinrichs

Study: The Call by Adam Hamilton

Come and learn the story of the Apostle Paul, a man second only to Jesus in his influence on the Christian faith, and whose witness defines what it means to follow Jesus.

tUESDAYS

Tuesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Tuesdays // 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. // Lecture Hall (Room 330) // Lee's Summit

Study (February 5 - March 12): A Woman Who Doesn’t Quit by Nicki Koziarz

Every woman will eventually face it: the temptation to give in and give up. But something transformative happens when a woman decides to persevere in the face of difficulty and pain. A woman who refuses to quit influences her world in ways she could never have imagined. Unfolding over 6 sessions, Nicki Koziarz walks women through the Book of Ruth, focusing on the Moabite woman’s 5 practical habits that kept her eyes on God: Ruth accepted the assignment of refinement, followed through on her commitments despite her feelings, remained open to the movement of God, gave others what she needed, and moved forward in faith. 

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 (February 27 - April 3): Knowing God’s Word by Luci Swindoll

Many women find reading the Scriptures to be a daunting prospect, let alone actually studying them. Questions arise. Is studying the Bible different from reading it? Why do we study God's Word? How do you study God's Word? Knowing God's Word will prepare women to approach the Bible with confidence and excitement. Reaching an audience across racial, socio-economic, denominational, and age boundaries, this group utilizes guides to enhance the lives of women as they empower them in their weekly devotions.

Disciple I

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

Study (Now - April 10): 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.