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Bible studies and small groups meet to help us learn more about our faith and to grow in our relationship with God and one another.

Wednesday Night Study

Acts of the Apostles, Wednesdays beginning January 17, 6:30 - 7:30 PM in the Conference Room

Led by Rev. Dr. Alan Swartz

The Acts of the Apostles is often viewed as the history of the early church. It is more than that. The Acts of the Apostles (or perhaps better, The Acts of the Holy Spirit) describe how God, the Holy Spirit, led the early Christians in making disciples for Jesus Christ building on the plan modeled by Jesus in the Gospels. Drawing on readings throughout the New Testament, we will look at how the Spirit-led movement spread throughout the Middle East and Europe in the first century and continues to do so today.

Friday Women's Study

Fear of the Other by William H. Willimon (Friday Women’s study) - Fridays January 5 - February 2, 9:30 - 11:30 AM in room 202

Led by Rev. Janet Baucom

Methodist bishop Will Willimon invites us to consider the gospel command to love (and not merely tolerate) those considered to be "Other" or outside mainstream Christian culture. Rooted in the faith of Israel and the Christian story and vision, Willimon brings a Wesleyan perspective to bear on what may be the hardest thing for people of faith to do: keeping and loving the "Other" as they are - without any need for them to become like us.

Making Sense of the Bible: Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today by Adam Hamilton (Friday Women’s study) - Fridays February 16 - March 23, 9:30 - 11:30 AM in room 202

Led by Rev. Janet Baucom

Adam Hamilton invites us into an honest conversation about the Bible.  Hamilton look at how the Bible came to its present state and tackles frequently asked questions that Christians continue to to struggle with.  He addresses often misunderstood biblical themes and leads readers to a deeper appreciation of the Bible so that they might hear God speak through it and find its words to be life-changing and life-giving.

Monday Night Bible Study

The Book of Galatians: Freedom in Christ - Mondays 6:30 - 8:00 PM, 7 weeks beginning January 8 in the 3rd-floor Assembly Room

Led by Bruce Taylor & Connie Williams

Paul’s letter to the Galatians is probably his sternest writing against false teaching. Paul learns that his Galatian church had slipped from a position of pure faith in Christ to false doctrine, eroding their relationship to God and destroying their power to witness. They were no longer living effectively for Christ.  Like a parent for his children, he bares his heart to steer his converts back to the truth. Come join us beginning January 8th for 7 lessons in the study of Galatians as we hear Paul describe how to return to the thrill of faith in Christ alone. Please contact Connie Wiliams in advance for a notebook in preparation for Jan. 8th.

The Books of Jonah & Nahum - Mondays 6:30 - 8:00 PM, 5 weeks beginning March 12 in the 3rd-floor Assembly Room

Led by Bruce Taylor & Connie Williams

Jonah and Nahum are two of the twelve Minor Prophets of the Old Testament. Although their writings are very different, their prophecies both concern the Assyrian city of Nineveh. We will learn powerful lessons about God's sovereignty, mercy, compassion, wrath, and just judgment. Things have not changed so much in the world nor in the minds and actions of men
since Jonah and Nahum were written. More importantly, God has not changed. There is more application to our lives than you might expect in this study. Please contact Connie Williams in advance to sign up and receive your study notebook.

Studies focus around these areas:

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Biblical Literacy
Worshipful Living
Worshipful Living
Mission & Witness
Mission & Witness