Study Groups


Practical Truths

Sundays // 9:15 a.m. // Room 305 // Led by Steve Lane

Study: Book of Hebrews

Upcoming Study (begins October 20): The Parables of Jesus

What does this style of teaching mean and how does it teach us to live?


Sundays // 9:15 a.m. // Room 322 // Led by John Clark

Study: Tale of Two Sons by John MacArthur

Gain an enlightening perspective into the study of the Prodigal Son in ways you never imagined. Come join our open discussion, jump in any time as we highlight different ideas every week. You won't be disappointed!


Sundays // 9:15 a.m. // Room 301 // Led by Pam Dittmer

Study (September 8 - November 24): Boundaries: How to Say Yes, When to Say No To Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Perhaps you feel like you have to say yes to everyone's requests. Maybe you find yourself taking responsibility for other's feelings and problems. Or you focus so much on being loving and unselfish that you've forgotten your own limits and limitations. This study helps you learn when to say yes and know how to say no in order to take control of your life and set healthy, biblical boundaries with your spouse, children, friends, parents, co-workers and even yourself. Can I set limits and be a loving person? What if someone is upset by my boundaries? How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy or money? Why do I feel guilty or afraid when I consider setting boundaries? Discover how boundaries make life better!

Women's Study

Sundays // 9:15 a.m. // Room 312 // Led by Gina Barker and Irene Price

Study: In the Eye of the Storm by Max Lucado

If you’ve ever wondered if God in heaven can relate to you on earth, then join us as we study the pressure-packed, “second-most stressful day in the life of our Savior.” Before the morning becomes evening, Jesus has reason to weep, then run, then shout, then praise, then doubt. Within a matter moments his world is turned upside down. Sound familiar? The pink slip comes, the doctor calls, the divorce papers arrive. The check bounces. The life that had been calm is now chaotic. 

Contemporary Believers

Sundays // 9:15 a.m. // Lecture Hall (Room 330) // Led by Russ Cline

Study: Travelling Light by Max Lucado

Weary travelers. You've seen them -- everything they own crammed into their luggage. Staggering through terminals and hotel lobbies with overstuffed suitcases, trunks, duffels, and backpacks. We've all seen people like that. At times, we are people like that -- if not with our physical luggage, then at least with our spiritual load. We all lug loads we were never intended to carry. Fear. Worry. Discontent. No wonder we get so weary. We're worn out from carrying that excess baggage. Wouldn't it be nice to lose some of those bags? That's the invitation of Max Lucado. With the Twenty-third Psalm as our guide, let's release some of the burdens we were never intended to bear.

Upcoming Study (begins October 6): The Buzzards are Circling but God’s Not Through with Me Yet by Stan Toler

This book is a humorous collection of stories and life lessons that will give you hope, joy and peace, even during life’s most trying times. No buzzard can prevail in the face of Christ’s victory, and that victory is ours if we will only embrace it. Come and join usfor some laughter, direction and a new way to look at life. God is not finished with you, despite the circling buzzards. Find a power for living that you may have forgotten or never known before. DISCLAIMER: If you’ve already got everything figured out in your life this study will be boring.

Sojourners - Begins October 6!

Sundays // 9:15 a.m. // Room 311 // Led by Bill & Pam Carpenter 

Study: The Gospel According to Matthew

This discussion group uses the Bible as the basis for the class with emphasis applying Old Testament and New Testament principles to our lives today. Currently, we’re studying The Gospel According to Matthew - how Jesus connects to the Old Testament, how Jesus is the new Moses, and how Jesus is Immanuel, God with us! No prior knowledge of the Bible is needed and anyone could join at any time.

Marriage & Family Enrichment

Sundays // 9:15 a.m. // Room 306 // Led by Margaret & Mike Andes

Study: Love Language

Are you and your spouse speaking the same language? He sends you flowers when what you want is time to talk. She gives you a hug when what you really need is a home-cooked meal. The problem isn’t your love- it’s your Love Language. This video and book study is the key to understanding each other’s unique needs, learn the right principles and right language to express your love and truly feel loved in return.

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 // 5:00 p.m. // Room 312 // Led by Michelle Hayward

Study: 7 Skills for turning conflict into cooperation

This 8-week video study that helps parents learn the 7 skills for  turning conflict into cooperation.  

*Childcare is available

Parents Study Group

Sundays // 5:15-6:15 p.m. // Coffee Bar Foyer // Led by Kate Ellis

Study: Growing Up Social by Dr. Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane

Is technology drawing your family together or driving it apart?In this digital age, children are spending more and more time interacting with a screen and less time playing outside, reading a book, or interacting with a parent. While technology can benefit us, it can also erode a sense of togetherness and hinder a child’s emotional and social development. This study will empower you with the tools you need to make positive changes . . . starting today. Through stories, wit, and wisdom, you’ll discover how to take back your home from an overdependence on screens!


Tuesday Morning Women's Bible Study

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

Study (begins September 10): Hebrews: The Nearness of King Jesus by Lisa Harper

The Book of Hebrews is a rich, dense section of Scripture that can intimidate the most scholarly biblical student. But Lisa Harper makes digging into Hebrews fun and doable, without losing an ounce of depth. Journey through this bridge between the Old and New Testaments to get to the heart of the matter: Jesus is our accessible King. He is not a faraway God, but an up-close Redeemer who draws near to us. Hebrews helps women make the connection between God the Father and God the Son and reminds us that Jesus is supreme, but He is also compassionate, empathetic, and loving to no end.

Disciple III

Tuesdays // 6:30 p.m. // Room 306 // Led by John Sherley

Study: The Prophets of the Old Testament

Join us as we study the lives of the prophets mentioned in the Old Testament.


Women’s Bible Study

Wednesdays // 9:30 a.m. // Room 322 // Led by DuVonne Campbell

Study: Ruth: God's Amazing Love for You by Courtney Joseph

The story of Ruth and Boaz is one of the most beautiful examples of God’s love and sovereignty recorded in the Bible. Woven through out this beautiful love story is a greater story of God’s amazing love for us. If you have faced loss and wondered if God really loves you or if God is involved in the details of your life, then this study is for you. Ruth’s courage in the face of adversity will inspire you to trust God with your future.This in-depth Bible Study will take you verse-by-verse and chapter-by-chapter through the book of Ruth. This book will fill you to the brim with hope, as you see an imperfect family be used mightily by God

Disciple I

Wednesdays // 6:30 p.m. // Room 301 // Led by Bill Carpenter & Dave Hackett

Study: Introduction to the Bible

Disciple 1 is designed for busy people with busy lives to engage in the grand sweep of Scripture, from the Old Testament in the fall to the New Testament in the Spring! Group members will read a manageable 3-5 chapters daily, then meet together for 90 minutes, combining discussion and video. You will engage in spiritual growth, biblical knowledge and small group connection, all while experiencing the books Jesus knew!

Disciple II

Wednesdays // 6:30 p.m. // Room 312 // Led by Patty Sents

Study: The Books of Genesis and Exodus

Go deeper into God’s Word by delving into the books of Genesis and Exodus with this study group.