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.
Questions? Email Jared Torres, director of spiritual formation, at email@example.com.
Spring 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.
Knowing and Doing God’s Will
Does God have a plan for your life? How can you know what God wants when you’re faced with big decisions? How can you get back on track if you’ve made bad decisions in the past? This study will teach you to uncover exactly what the Scripture says about knowing and doing the will of God. You will develop a plan of action to guide you through the challenges you face.
4 weeks • Sundays, April 15–May 6 • 10:30–11:45 am • Room 147 • Teacher: Dennis Stevenson
Two Ways to Live: Know and Share the Gospel
Two Ways to Live teaches every Christian to know the gospel thoroughly and to share the gospel clearly and naturally. This study will train you with a memorable summary of the Christian gospel in six simple points. These points, which assume no prior knowledge or understanding of Christian concepts, convey the key truths that the average non-Christian person needs to understand in order to become a Christian.
6 weeks • Sundays, May 20–June 24 • 10:30–11:45 am • Room 147 • Teacher: Jared Torres
Neighboring: How to Love Your Community Well
How do we faithfully live out the command to love our neighbor as ourselves—in our actual neighborhood? This study will give you a biblical vision for loving those God has placed next door or down the street. Learn how to build relationships and foster community, all for your neighbor’s good and God’s glory.
5 weeks • Tuesdays, May 29–June 26 • 7:00–8:30 pm • Room 147 • Teacher: Adam Frazier
Apologetics: Defending Your Faith
Reinforce your personal faith and gain a clear, concise, evangelistic tool to help you share that faith with others. In an age of cynics and skeptics, Christianity is constantly under attack. You need resources to defend the veracity of your faith. This study will provide you with such resources as it seeks to provide a straightforward evangelistic tool for reaching non-Christians. Topics that will be covered include the existence of God, the problem of evil, the reliability of Scripture, the resurrection, and world religions.
6 weeks • Tuesdays, April 17–May 22 • 7:00–8:30 pm • Room 147 • Teacher: Stefan Wilson
Systematic Theology II
What does it mean to be born again? How do we grow in Christian maturity? Can true Christians lose their salvation? When will we receive resurrection bodies? If you’ve asked questions like these, systematic theology is no abstract term. It’s an approach to finding answers every Christian needs to know. This study is the second of three parts, covering doctrines of redemption such as regeneration, faith and repentance, justification, sanctification, glorification, and more.
6 weeks • Tuesdays, April 17–May 22 • 7:00–8:30 pm • Room 145 • Teacher: Adam Bailie • Purchase in advance: Bible Doctrine by Wayne Grudem
In the Arena: The Promise of Sports for Christian Discipleship
We live in a sports-obsessed world. Nothing else in our culture produces so much passion and intrigue. Such obsession, for the Christian, must produce critical reflection. How should the Christian think about sports? What does Christ have to do with athletic competition? Can sports be redeemed? This study will help answer these questions so that you understand how the gospel shapes your involvement in sports, receive practical instruction on how to use sports in parenting and discipleship, and become confident in using the arena of sports for discipleship, parenting, and recreation.
7 weeks • Fridays, Apr 20–Jun 1 • 6–7:30 am • Connect Room • Teachers: Terry Horne, Troy Johnson, Josh Rogers • Purchase in advance: In the Arena by David Prince
Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible for Yourself
If you love to read and study the Bible but know you do best with accountability and weekly homework, this study is for you. Learn to study the Bible independently and then apply what you’ve learned alongside other women through meaningful discussion. You’ll discover truth and God’s promises in the book of 1 Corinthians as you encounter topics such as resolving conflict, standing up under trials, and having the mind of Christ in relationships. Plan on about 20 minutes of Bible homework each day to foster growth.
8 weeks • Sundays, April 15–June 10 • 10:30–11:45 am • Room 145 • Teacher: Ann Flagg • Purchase in advance: God’s Answers for Relationships and Passions (1 & 2 Corinthians) by Kay Arthur