Bible Studies

Bible Studies

We encourage everyone to intentionally grow in Christian faith through Bible study. This fall you will find many opportunities to grow in your relationship with God and connect with others as we dig deep into the scriptures and seek to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. You are welcome to join at any time.

Fall 2021

How Much More: Discovering God’s Extravagant Love (Women)

Time: Thursday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 p.m. – Begins October 21

Location: Online

Leader: Joyce Jewell

From beginning to end, the Bible is a love story. Maybe your head knows that God is always good, but your heart is not so sure. Or perhaps in reading Scripture, you’ve wondered if God went through a personality change – strictly enforcing the rules in the Old Testament to loving the outcast in the New. Thankfully, in this 7-session Bible study, Lisa Harper uses her signature wit and captivating storytelling to explain how our Creator Redeemer‘s unconditional love is woven throughout Scripture – even in the often overlooked and misunderstood passages. So dive in and discover at a deeper level that you are – and have always been – the object of his affection. Register Here

God of Deliverance: A Study of Exodus 1-18 (Women)

Time: Monday mornings, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Location: Online

Leader: Louise Padfield

The exodus of the Israelites shapes our understanding of the whole Bible, its themes reverberating all the way toRevelation. Exodus is the birth narrative of a nation unmistakably guided by the great Deliverer. In this 10-session study, Jen Wilkin shows us that Israel’s story is our story: The same God who delivered Israel also delivers all those he loves from slavery to sin and from service to the pharaohs of the world. He lifts our eyes to the promised land he has prepared where we dwell with I AM and worship him as the one true God. Please purchase the study guide prior to the first session. Register Here

Until Unity (Men)

Time: Tuesday evenings, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Location: Hemby House – Room 1

Leader: Dwight Jacobs

Church unity is not optional. Many Christians who want unity don’t value theology or holiness. God commands all three. There must be a way to end the divisions that grieve the Holy Spirit without sacrificing truth or embracing sin. As the world grows more divided, the Church should increase in love until we attain the unity that brings revivial. Join this Men’s Life Group as they dig into Francis Chan’s study on church unity and grow in faith together. Register Here

Psalm 119 (Women)

Time: Tuesday evenings, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Location: Assell Residence

Leader: Kristen Assell

Even the most mature believers face dark nights of the soul. During those times God seems distant, his Word feels dry,  and the vibrant intimacy we knew before seems absent leaving us wondering, “Where is the Lord in this?” As we studyPsalm 119, we will focus on the words of King David who experienced similar seasons of life, and the power of God’sWord in the lives of believers and its ability to provide a warm blanket for the soul. Register Here

Disciple II – Into the Word, Into the World (Co-ed)

Time: Wednesday morning, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Location: Hemby House – Room 1

Leader: Meg Flouhouse

Disciple II is a study of Genesis, Exodus, Luke, Acts, and the start of the Christian church. The study emphasizes the rhythm of coming to God and going for God; of being in God’s Word and being in the world individually and corporately. This in-depth study shows how God made his presence known to his chosen people and how, in his perfect time, He made his presence known to the world. The group meets for 32 weeks and involves approximately 30 minutes of daily homework. There is a women’s Disciple II group meeting on Wednesday mornings, or a co-ed group meeting on Wednesday evenings. Register Here

1 Peter (Women)

Time: Wednesday mornings, 9:30-12:00 p.m.

Location: Weddington Fellowship Hall & Online

Leader: Marty Cook

How does a Christian behave when surrounded by a hostile world that doesn’t understand who we are or why we do what we do? Peter, a man of faith and flaws and an eyewitness to the life of Christ, challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. In 1 Peter, he shares concerns about big picture issues for the early believers, reminding them of the living hope they have in Christ. Peter describes our true identity as believers and points us to humility and submission. Let’s learn more about this book together, where we find wisdom for today alongside reminders that in the midst of hardship, the God who deserves all praise is still the one who is able to keep us standing upright. Register Here

Dr. Moore’s Fall Bible Study – Acts (Co-ed)

Time: Wednesday evenings, 6:30-7:45 p.m.

Location: Family Life Center – Gym & Online

Leader: Rev. Dr. Terry Moore

Join Dr. Moore this fall as we study the book of Acts – the only Biblical book which chronicles the birth and history of the Christian Church following Jesus’s ascension and its spread from Jerusalem into the rest of the Roman Empire. We will take a closer look at how God’s people have been led and directed by the Holy Spirit – then and now. This study is being offered both in-person and online. All registrants will receive login information by email on or before September 7. Register Here (Please select IN-PERSON or ONLINE option when registering.)

Disciple I – Becoming Disciples through Bible Study (Co-ed)

Time: Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Location: Sanctuary Building – Room 19 & Online

Leader: David Myers

Disciple I is an amazing journey through the entire Bible, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as a revelation of God. The study draws upon the work of scholars, the personal Bible reading and study of the participants, and dynamic group discussions that aid participants in deeper Biblical understanding and transformational spiritual growth. Disciple I meets for 34 weeks and involves approximately 30 minutes of daily homework. Register Here

Disciple II – Into the Word, Into the World (Co-ed)

Time: Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Location: Sanctuary Building – Room 214/215 & Online

Leader: Tony Bentley

Disciple II is a study of Genesis, Exodus, Luke, Acts, and the start of the Christian church. The study emphasizes the rhythm of coming to God and going for God; of being in God’s Word and being in the world individually and corporately. This in-depth study shows how God made his presence known to his chosen people and how, in his perfect time, He made his presence known to the world. The group meets for 32 weeks and involves approximately 30 minutes of daily homework. There is a women’s Disciple II group meeting on Wednesday mornings, or a co-ed group meeting on Wednesday evenings. Register Here

Jesus in the Gospels (Co-ed)

Time: Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Location: Sanctuary Building – Room 209

Leader: Sharon McFadden

Jesus in the Gospels invites believers to look at Jesus in each of the four Gospels and ask the question, “Whois the Jesus that you see?” You will study the names, the places, and the people – and encounter Jesus, who is both hard to ignore and hard to control, as portrayed in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The group meets for30- weeks and is a second generation Disciple Bible Study. Register Here

 

In addition to 2021 Fall Bible Studies listed below, see the October Quick View Schedule and Fall 2021 Connections or visit our Life Groups, Disciple Bible Study and Sunday Morning Groups pages.

If you have questions or would like assistance in finding a group, please contact Patsy Sorrell, Director of Adult Discipleship at 704-814-1308 or Angie Vollenweider, Adult Discipleship Ministry Assistant at 704-814-4218.

 

Adult Discipleship Quick View Schedule