Fall 2021 Bible Studies

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Two Day Apologetics Seminar  C

Led by Rev. Clete Hux

Director, Apologetics Resource Center

Birmingham, AL

Friday, August 13, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 14, 8:30 - 11:30am

Room 137

As a result of being in this seminar, you will be able to understand and defend the biblical doctrine of the Trinity. You will learn about the nature of God, the deity of Christ, the necessity of the resurrection, and the exclusivity of Christianity.

 

This seminar is a preview of the Apologetics Course that will be offered beginning Sunday, August 22, 6:00 p.m.

 

Includes all materials, supper Friday evening and breakfast Saturday morning. Childcare vouchers are provided.

 

Apologetics | C

Led by Kevin Batts and Kyle Rush
Begins Sunday, August 22
10 weeks  |  Room 205  |  6:00 p.m.
Bible only. Study materials available in class.

In this study, we will work through the first half of the Basic Apologetics Course by the CS Lewis Institute. The goal of this study is to become better equipped for reaching non-believers through honest and gentle conversations surrounding common questions. Examples of topics covered include: 1) Reasons for faith including questions such as: Can we know God exists by looking into the Cosmos? Can we know God exists by looking at desire within us? Who is the real Jesus? 2) Objections to faith including questions such as: Can the Gospels be trusted? How can you believe in God when there is so much pain and suffering in the world? With so many religions, how can you say which one is right? Is belief in God just a crutch (topic of atheism)?

Sunday Evenings

 
Family Fishing

Developing Biblical Convictions for Your Family | C

Led by Paul Dunbar and Paul Spargo

Begins Sunday, August 22
12 weeks  |  Room 317  |  6:00 pm

Bible only. Study guides will be available in class.

An in-depth discussion on how to instill biblical convictions in the lives of your children. We will discuss the biblical perspectives on friendships, purity, dating, attitudes, media, anger, appearance, honesty, and other issues so that your children can identify the enemy’s traps and walk in the truth.

MasterLife 1&2  C

Led by Steve Guice
Begins Sunday, August 22
12 weeks  |  Room 202  |  6:00 pm

Books available in class.

In MasterLife 1 you will learn how to live a balanced life with Christ at the center. You will continue to focus on your relationship with Christ in MasterLife 2, as you learn how to experience life in the spirit and gain victory in your personal life. 

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The Unsaved Christian: Reaching Cultural Christians with the Gospel, Dean Inserra  M

Led by Al Johnston 

Begins Sunday, August 15
15 weeks  |  Man Cave  |  6:00 pm

Purchase book online.

Whether it’s the Christmas and Easter Christians or the faithful church attenders whose hearts are cold toward the Lord, we’ve all encountered cultural Christians. They’d check the Christian box on a survey, they’re fine with church, but the truth is, they’re far from God. So how do we bring Jesus to this over-looked mission field? This study will equip you to confront cultural Christianity with honesty and grace by teaching you how to recognize cultural Christianity, overcome the barriers that get in the way, reach “good people” with the gospel, and more!

Tuesday Mornings

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Biscuits and Bible Study, 1 Corinthians  M     

Led by Dr. Jeff Meyers

Ongoing|  Jim Bob’s, Tiger Town  |  6:30 am

No registration required.

Pastor Jeff will continue with a verse-by-verse study of First Corinthians. First Corinthians addresses a number of issues related to life and doctrine: divisions, immorality, lawsuits, marriage, freedom in Christ, and the right use of spiritual gifts, among others. As believers we are not to retreat, but to let our light shine in dark places by worshipping in a unified community, accountable to one another. Doors will open at 6:15am for biscuits and coffee. The Bible study will begin at 6:30am and conclude by 7:15am.

 

The Sermon on the Mount, Jen Wilkin  W    

Led by Martha Tabor and Mary Winkler

Begins Tuesday, September 14

9 weeks  |  The 3:16 Center  |  9:30 am

Purchase book online.

What does it mean to be a citizen of the kingdom of Heaven? The Sermon on the Mount articulates what the life of a Christ follower should look like, asking us the same questions it posed to its original hearers: How should a disciple relate to sin? To others? To the Law? How does a disciple think, speak, and act? In this 9-session study, examine the words of Jesus in-depth as He challenges us to think differently about repentance, salvation, and sanctification.

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Wednesday Mornings

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Gideon, by Priscilla Shirer        W

Led by Sandy Speakman and Beth Redden

Begins Wednesday, September 8

8 weeks  |  Room 137 |  9:45 am

Purchase book online.

When we hear the name Gideon, most of us think about his 300 soldiers or a fleece spread beneath the evening sky. But Gideon's story is so much bigger. This is a story about God and His people—His love for them, as well as His strength operating in spite of, even through, their weakness. This study will encourage you to recognize your weakness as the key that the Lord gives you to unlock the full experience of His strength in your life. Instead of ignoring, neglecting, or trying to escape your weaknesses, learn to see them as the gifts given specifically and strategically by God. If you've ever felt insufficient, ill-equipped, incompetent, or outnumbered, this study is for you.

 

Joy Unspeakable, Study of Philippians    C

Led by Ben Cohen

Begins Wednesday, August 18

12 weeks  |  Room 205  |  6:30 pm

Bible only.

This study will explore Paul’s letter to the Philippians as he encourages believers to live joy-filled lives in tough times. Joy in the Christian life is all about perspective. True joy is not dependent upon other people, circumstances, or material possessions. The key to true joy and contentment is found in a vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Wednesday Evenings

 

Real Men in the Bible    M

Led by Russell Lowe and Chad Nelson

Begins Wednesday, August 18

Ongoing  |  Man Cave  |  6:20 pm 

Bible only.

Real Men empowers men to learn from the examples, both good and bad, of the real men of the Bible.

A Gentle Answer: Our 'Secret Weapon' in an Age of Us Against Them, Scott Sauls    M

Led by Ron Hillyer and Caleb Leikvold

Begins Wednesday, August 18 

10 weeks  |  Room 123  |  6:20 pm

Purchase book online.

In a defensive and divided era, how can followers of Jesus reveal a better way of living, one that loves others as God loves us? In this study, you will learn how to grow in affection for Christ who answers our hostility with gentleness, nurture a softened heart in light of Christ's gentleness toward us, and catch a vision to forsake          us-against-them mentalities, put down our swords, and "infect" a hostile world with gentleness.

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Every Man’s Battle, Stephen Arterburn and Fred Stoeker    M

Led by Men’s Ministry

Begins Wednesday, August 18 

14 weeks  |  Room 133  |  6:20 pm

Book provided.

From movies and television to print media and the Internet, men are continually bombarded with sensual images and content. It is impossible to avoid temptation, but this course offers a clear and tested strategy for victory.

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MasterLife 1 & 2     W
 

Led by Ellen Abraham and Ann Hill
Begins Wednesday, August 18
12 weeks  |  Room 213  |  6:30 pm

Books available in class.

In MasterLife 1 you will learn how to live a balanced life with Christ at the center. You will continue to focus on your relationship with Christ in MasterLife 2, as you learn how to experience life in the spirit and gain victory in your personal life. 

DivorceCare     C
 

Led by Mindy Reynolds

Begins Wednesday, August 18

13 weeks  |  Room AE-203  |  6:15 pm

Workbook provided.

DivorceCare is a safe place where caring people come alongside you as you find healing from the pain of separation or divorce. At this 13-week, video-based support group program, you’ll find helpful counsel to manage the emotional turmoil and practical tools for decision-making.

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Ask Jeff   C
 

Led by Dr. Jeff Meyers

Ongoing  |  The 3:16 Center  |  6:30 pm

No registration required.

Pastor Jeff addresses your questions regarding the Bible, Christianity, culture, and philosophy with a fast-paced Bible Q&A.

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Financial Peace   C
 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 11

CHILDCARE PROVIDED - REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Led by Don & Susan Jackson

Begins Wednesday, August 18

12 weeks  |  Room 121  |  6:00 pm

Using the Financial Peace University curriculum, participants will learn budgeting, debt elimination, and other principles of sound financial stewardship. Purchase your membership at fpu.com/1138486.

The Red Sea Rules: The Same God Who Led You In Will Lead You Out, by Robert J. Morgan   W

Led by Stacy Chase
Begins Wednesday, August 18
7 weeks  |  The Retreat (Room 216)  |  6:30 pm

Purchase book online.

Life is hard. It is certain that we will face difficulties, and that God will allow them, as He allowed the Israelites to become trapped between Pharaoh's rushing armies and the uncrossable Red Sea. But just as certain is the fact that the same God who led us in will lead us out. As The Red Sea Rules makes clear, He is in control.

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Celebrate Recovery    C

Led by Thor Burk, M.Ed., ADC

Ongoing | Room AE-201 | 6:30

No registration required. 

Are you struggling with the hurt and pain of alcohol or drug abuse? Do you want to find freedom from the substance abuse issues that are controlling your life? Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered 12 step recovery program for anyone desiring the freedom only Christ can provide.