Studies are for you. Whether young or old, stay-at-home mom or corporate executive, single or married, man or woman—studies are for you. Studies give you a place to learn and grow alongside other believers so you become more like Jesus and are better equipped for the mission.
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Winter Studies • 2018
Core studies are designed to equip both men and women with comprehensive biblical and theological training. Men's studies and women's studies are designed to offer an environment in which you can study God's Word and explore its application to life alongside other men or women.
Overcoming Fear of Man
Are you overly concerned about what people think of you? All experiences of the fear of man share at least one common feature: people are big. They have grown to idolatrous proportions in our lives. They control us. Since there's no room in our hearts to worship both God and people, whenever people are big, God is not. Therefore the first task in escaping the snare of the fear of man is to know that God is awesome and glorious, not other people. This study will help you uncover the spiritual dimension of people-pleasing and point the way to freedom through a true knowledge of God, ourselves, and others.
6 weeks • Sundays, Jan 14–Feb 18 • 10:30–11:45 am • Room 147 • Teacher: Adam Frazier • Cost: $0
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life
In Christ, we have access to a never-ending fountain of God’s grace. To receive this grace all we have to do is place ourselves beneath the fountain by exercising the spiritual disciplines. This study will guide you through a right understanding of what the spiritual disciplines are and how they are exercised. Your involvement in this study will provide you with a refreshing opportunity to become more like Christ and grow in character and maturity—through spiritual discipline.
5 weeks • Sundays, Feb 25–Mar 25 • 10:30–11:45 am • Room 147 • Teacher: Alex Ryals • Cost: $0
New Testament Overview Part 1
The New Testament is the story of how all the promises of God in the Old Testament were fulfilled—and what that means for us today. The nation of Israel had many hopes: hope for a deliverer, hope for restored fellowship with God, and hope for the world to be put right. The New Testament explains how all those hopes are being realized and how, if we are Christians, they are being realized in us as well. This study is the first of two parts and will cover roughly half of the New Testament.
8 weeks • Tuesdays, Jan 16–Mar 6 • 7:00–8:30 pm • Room 147 • Teacher: Jared Torres • Purchase in advance: ESV Study Bible
Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands: Training in Biblical Soul Care
God’s plan for spiritual growth can be summed up in a sentence: people in need of change helping people in need of change. We might be relieved if God placed our sanctification in the hands of trained professionals. We might be happy to let pastors and counselors do all the work. But that’s simply not the biblical model. God calls all his children to participate in ministry all the time. Don’t just sit on the sidelines. Make ministry your life and life your ministry. This video-based study with Dr. Paul David Tripp will train you in biblical soul care so that you might become an effective tool of change in the lives of others.
6 weeks • Tuesdays, Jan 16–Feb 20 • 7:00–8:30 pm • Gymnasium • Facilitator: Mark Kronwald • Cost: $10
Marriage: What Did You Expect? 2-Day Live Stream Conference
The Bible teaches that we all bring something destructive into our relationships—and that something is sin. Yet we buy into the delusion that our biggest problem is outside of us. We blame our spouse. We blame our circumstances. We rarely take seriously the nature of our own sin. Join pastor, marriage counselor, and best-selling author Dr. Paul David Tripp for a two-day live stream marriage conference. You will be taught to fight the much deeper war over the worship of your heart. It’s only when you worship God as Creator, Sovereign, and Savior that you will ever love as you should. Start working on a marriage of unity, understanding, and love.
2 days • Feb 2–3 • Fri, 6–9 pm & Sat, 9 am–12 pm • Worship Center • Childcare provided Saturday only • Cost: $15 per couple
Raising Men, Not Boys
There’s an epidemic of grown men with the maturity of young boys. Be a father who saves your child from prolonged adolescence. This book-based study will teach you to steward the gift of parenting and shepherd your son to be a man of God. You will be equipped to envision your son’s future every day, set his spiritual trajectory, build a home that grows godly men, address the rebellion in your son’s heart, prepare him to face the world and contribute to it, help him toward a right view of play and leisure, and navigate the teenage years.
6 weeks • Fridays, Jan 19–Mar 9 (except Jan 26, Feb 23) • 6–7:30 am • Connect Room • Facilitator: Sam Macrane • Purchase in advance: Raising Men, Not Boys by Mike Fabarez
1 Peter: A Living Hope
Our inheritance in Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. Peter, a man of faith and flaws, and eyewitness to the life of Christ, challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big-picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the living hope they have in Christ. Key themes of humility, submission, and identity in Christ guide this study as participants are challenged to read the book in its entirety each week.
10 weeks • Tuesdays, Jan 16–Mar 27 (except Mar 13) • Room 145 • Teachers: Ann Flagg, Chrissy Myal, Sara Juve • Cost: $15
Morning: 9:30 am–11:00 am • Childcare Available
Evening: 7:00 pm–8:30 pm