Fall 2022 Bible Studies

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Fall Apologetics Seminar | C

FIGHT Training

Led by Tommy Waltz, Founder, Gospel of God Ministries

Friday, August 12, 6:00-8:30pm

Saturday, August 13, 8:30am-12:00noon

Room 137

 

2 Corinthians 6:7, "by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left."


This seminar will equip you to answer the 5 most common objections to the Christian faith your friends, families and co-workers have.

 

This seminar is a preview of the Apologetics Course that will be offered beginning Wednesday, August 17, at 6:30pm.

 

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

 

Deadline to register:  Wednesday, August 10, at midnight.

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Sunday Nights

Evidence that Demands a Verdict | M

by Josh McDowell

Nance Bishop - leader

Mancave

Begins Sunday, August 14

Sunday Nights, 6-7p

Study guide book needed

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Monday Mornings
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Mama Bear Apologetics | W

Led by Courtney Adams

August 15 - December 5 | 8:30-10:00am | The Retreat

 

The problem with lies is they don’t often sound like lies. They seem harmless, and even sound right. So what’s a Mama Bear to do when her kids seem to be absorbing the culture’s lies uncritically? Mama Bear Apologetics is the book you’ve been looking for. This mom-to-mom guide will equip you to teach your kids how to form their own biblical beliefs about what is true and what is false. Through transparent life stories and clear, practical applications—including prayer strategies—this band of Mama Bears offers you tools to train yourself, so you can turn around and train your kids.

Monday Mornings & Evenings

Genesis | C

Led by Ann Hillyer

September 12-November 14 |  The 3:16 Center  |  10:00-11:00am and 6:00-7:00pm

Ann Hillyer is teaching a two-part study of Genesis. The first part, The FOUNDATION of FAITH, will begin September 12.

$10 for materials.

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Monday Evenings

Soul Winning | C

Led by Ben Cohen

September 12 - December 19  |  5:30 pm

 

"The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise." -Proverbs 11:30.

We will go door to door in the communities surrounding the church to win souls for Christ.

We will meet in front of the Administration/Education Building (church office).

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Tuesday Mornings
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Biscuits and Bible Study | M

Romans  

Led by Dr. Jeff Meyers

Ongoing beginning August 16 |  Jim Bob's, TigerTown  |  6:30 am

 

The New Testament book of Romans is a Christian manifesto. Romans is the most succinct and systematic presentation of Christian doctrine in all of Scripture. Pastor Jeff’s Bible study will focus on a verse-by-verse study of Romans as we explore God’s righteousness, justification of sinners, assurance of salvation, spiritual growth and maturity, the purpose of God’s law, the ministry of the Holy Spirit, and our responsibilities as followers of Christ. Doors will open at 6:15am for biscuits and coffee. The Bible study will begin at 6:30am and conclude by 7:15am.

No registration needed.

In View of God’s Mercies: The Gift of the Gospel in Romans, 
by Courtney Doctor | W

Led by Martha Tabor and Mary Winkler
September 13-November 8 |  Room 137 |  9:30-11:15am 

The Gospel doesn't just change your eternal future; it changes your present reality.  We will walk through the book of Romans to see the glorious grace and transforming work of the gospel. This life-changing message provides not only hope for eternity, but purpose, joy, and peace for today. And as the good news of the gospel of grace unfolds through Romans, it will compel you to proclaim God's glorious salvation to all.
 

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Wednesday Mornings

Discerning the Voice of God, by Priscilla Shirer | W

Led by Beth Redden and Sandy Speakman

Begins Wednesday, September 7

7 weeks  |  Room 137 |  9:45 am

 

Through 7 sessions, discover the root to clear and daily communication with God—humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life.

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Wednesday Mornings
Wednesday Evenings
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Ask Jeff | C

Led by Dr. Jeff Meyers

Begins Wednesday, August 17

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

 

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

No registration needed. 

Support Group: Imitating the Incarnation of Christ: Weeping with Those Who Weep | C

Led by Jennings and Helga Riley
Begins Wednesday, August 17
10 weeks |  6:30 pm | Room 215

 

This group is designed to teach empathy skills and distinguish sympathy from empathy. We will learn how to help loved ones who are going through hard times by perspective taking and communicating that perspective in a loving manner. These practices can help us support people experiencing almost any struggle including grief, anxiety, depression, addiction, fear, loneliness, and interpersonal conflict. Accordingly, empathy is one of the most important tools we can use to help ourselves heal and help others heal. Sympathy in contrast fuels shame. When people hurt, they are rarely receptive to advice or problem solving. Instead, they need someone who feels with them and understands their pain. Join us in learning empathy, boundaries, differences in personality styles, conflict management, and emotional intelligence. Learn the 4 steps of empathy and develop a wonderful tool for maintaining and building healthy supportive relationships.

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Apologetics Bible Study | C

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Questioning Evangelism: Engaging People's Hearts the Way Jesus Did

(2nd edition, April 25, 2017), by Randy Newman

 

Led by Kevin Batts and Kyle Rush
Begins Wednesday, August 17
10 weeks  |  Room 205  |  6:30 pm

 

There was something different about the way Jesus communicated with the lost: He didn't force answers upon people, He asked questions. So why don't we? Following Christ's lead, Randy Newman has been using a questioning style of evangelism for decades. In this provocative book, he provides practical insights to help Christians engage others in meaningful spiritual conversations. He challenges us to examine how we think about people, their questions, and our crucial message.

1 & 2 Timothy | C

Led by Ben Cohen

September 7 – November 16 (skipping September 28) |  6:30 pm

Room 202


A verse by verse study. Bible only.

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Meeting God, by J. I. Packer | C

Led by Kiah Crider

Begins Wednesday, August 17

12 weeks |  6:30 pm | Room 213

 

His majesty will fill your thoughts. His love will soften your heart. His holiness will purify your life. When you meet God, you will be changed. Meet him now as J .I. Packer, author of the bestselling Christian classic, Knowing God, leads you through twelve session LifeGuide® Bible Study key passages from the Old and New Testaments. These inductive Bible studies will engage your heart and mind. And enlarge your vision of the God you worship and serve.

Prayer in the Life of Christ | C

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Led by Dr. Paul Spargo

Begins Wednesday, August 17 | 12 weeks |  6:30 pm | Room 317


This study will look at the incidences in scripture where Christ prayed. He is our role model in all things, so we will examine in some detail how, when, and why Christ prayed. Bible only. Study guides will be available in class.

The Parables | C

Led by Dr. George Hammitt

Begins Wednesday, August 17 | 12 weeks |  6:30 pm | Room 319

 

The parables of Jesus were stories He told to illustrate spiritual truths using everyday things to which people could easily relate. This study will examine the parables of Jesus while paying particular attention to the mission and meaning of the parables. We will begin with the eight parables in Matthew 13, understanding how to correctly interpret them, then further our study with the other parables contained in the Book of Matthew. Participants will select additional parables for the teacher to review with discussion and questions being encouraged.

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Worshiping God | M

Begins Wednesday, August 17

5 weeks | 6:30 p.m. | Bible only.

Man Cave 

Led by Chad Nelson & Russell Lowe

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Pursuing Holiness | M

Begins Wednesday, September 28

5 Weeks | 6:30 p.m. | Man Cave 

Bible only. 

Led by Chad Nelson & Russell Lowe 

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John MacArthur the Prodigal Son | M

Begins Wednesday, August 17

6:30 p.m. 

Room 137

Led by Ron Hillyer & Caleb Leikvold

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Better, A Study of Hebrews, by Jen Wilkin | W

Led by Stacy Chase

Begins Wednesday, August 17 | 10 weeks |  The Retreat |  6:30


In this 10-session, verse-by-verse study of the Book of Hebrews, Jen Wilkin explores how God “provided something better for us” in the person of Jesus Christ (Hebrews 11:40). Through stories of Old Testament heroes and practices, the author of Hebrews demonstrates how the new covenant is superior to the old and how Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of every promise. Explore familiar verses in context of the entire Bible, learning how to place your hope and faith in Christ alone.

Financial Peace | C

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 10

CHILDCARE PROVIDED - REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

 

Led by Don & Susan Jackson

Begins Wednesday, August 17

10 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/1151832.  

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DivorceCare | C

Led by Bob and Mindy Bowman, Fran Crenshaw

Begins Wednesday, August 17

13 weeks  |  Room 314  |  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.

Thursday Mornings

Jonah: The Sovereignty of God in the Life of His Prophet | C

Led by Martha Tabor

September 8 – November 17 |  The Retreat (new location) |  11:00-12:00

Bible only.

 

From childhood, the story of Jonah being swallowed by the great fish has captivated our imaginations. However, the book of Jonah is not about the prophet, Jonah, nor is it about the fish. The book of Jonah is about the sovereignty of God and the ways in which He works among people. Come join us for an "adult" look at this familiar story.

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