<p>Weekly Bible Studies<br />
Groups for men &amp; women<br />
<em>Join us for classes via Zoom</em></p>
Weekly Bible Studies
Groups for men & women
Join us for classes via Zoom

Bible Studies

Learn and grow with us! Calvary offers a wide variety of Bible studies to help you grow in your knowledge of God’s Word in ways that make a difference in your life. Whether you’re a new believer, a long-time follower of Christ, or just curious to learn more, join us!

Elective courses meet on Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM in the fall, winter, and spring. Newcomers are always welcome!

Small group Bible studies for women meet on Tuesday mornings and evenings in the fall, winter, and summer months. Several men's studies are offered throughout the year. Check out the details below.


All Bible studies are currently holding virtual meetings using Zoom. Register for a study to receive login credentials from the instructor, and join us to grow together in God's Word!


 

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    Bible Study Electives
    Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM via Zoom
    Module 1 begins on January 13
    Register now!

    Our Bible study electives provide the opportunity to grow spiritually by studying God's Word. Whether you're a new believer, a long-time follower of Christ, or just curious to learn more, check out the new courses below and join us!

    TWO MODULES — This winter, most courses will be offered twice — in two "modules" for 6-weeks — to offer everyone more opportunities to participate. Two classes will be offered once for 9-weeks. All classes will be held through Zoom online. Course teachers/leaders will email Zoom login information to participants.

    Module 1  |   January 13 – February 17 (6 weeks)
    Module 2  |   March 10 – April 21 (6 weeks)

    Note: No meetings on February 24, March 3, or April 7


    Register below to participate in a course. If your class requires materials, you may purchase these from the link provided in the course descriptions. Materials will be sent directly to you.

    Get the Calvary Membership Course information HERE.


    Elective Courses 

    Job: From Where Does My Help Come?   
    with Pastor Rodney Navey
    The Book of Job fits into the wisdom or poetry books of the Old Testament, but what is its primary message? How does it point us to Christ? Job faced great suffering and learned much about his great God! Join us for an overview of the book discover the lessons we can learn about the help only God can give. 

    REGISTER for module 1

    REGISTER FOR MODULE 2


    God's Plan for Peace in Our Homes
    with Pastor Jim Pile
    All of us desire homes that are sanctuaries from a world riddled with conflict. But the reality for too many families—even Christian families—is different. Learning to be a peacemaker will guard our home from hurtful conflicts, deepen our love for our spouse, and provide a biblical foundation for children. Join us as we seek to be better peacemakers in our family relationships. Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE.  

    REGISTER for module 1

    REGISTER FOR MODULE 2


    A Study in Colossians
    with Pastor Jim Cashwell
    Can you imagine being a Christian in the first century Colossae? Many left Judaism to follow Christ. Paul wrote to clarify how the Colossians should live, and how to avoid beliefs and practices that distorted the Gospel. Christians today face distractions from false doctrines, unbiblical worldviews, political schisms, and challenges foisted by the pandemic. Join us and learn about the persons and work of Christ, and how the supremacy and all-sufficiency of Christ can combat heresies.

    REGISTER for module 1

    REGISTER FOR MODULE 2


    How to Study the Bible 
    with Pastor Nathaniel Pearce
    The Bible is the only book that came directly from God to mankind. It is God’s roadmap for our world and lives. Knowing and applying it brings peace, blessings, joy, and prosperity to our lives. How can we understand it in all its complexities? What are some proven study methods that will help us harvest and apply its truths to our lives? Come learn skills that will transform your study of Scripture and your life.

    REGISTER for module 1

    REGISTER FOR MODULE 2


    Persecution and the Church: Lessons to Live By  
    with Pastor Rob Reece
    It has been said that the “blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.” Yet the church has not only survived persecution, but it has thrived! Today we live in comfort, but growing animosity against authentic Christianity suggests that difficult times are ahead. Are you prepared to suffer for Christ? Would you choose to suffer for righteousness? In this class, we will look to Scripture and to church history for wisdom, encouragement, and lessons to live by during times of trials and persecution. 

    REGISTER for module 1

    REGISTER for module 2


    Delighting in the Trinity
    with Pastor Sibu Rajappan
    Is the doctrine of Trinity confusing, dull, too philosophical, seemingly irrelevant to your Christian life, or does it invoke a sense of awe and delight? The doctrine of the Trinity is foundational to adequately understand the God of the Bible, His love, purposes, holiness, and glory. Dive deep into Scripture with us as we study the doctrine of the Trinity, and deepen your understanding of our Great Triune God.

    REGISTER for module 1

    REGISTER FOR MODULE 2


    Wednesdays, January 13 – March 24 (9 weeks)

    Spanish Bible Study — Biblical Foundations of the Apostles' Creed  
    with Bill Ogden
    The Bible is the only inspired and infallible word from God that guides our faith and lives. Creeds, on the other hand, are statements of belief traditionally used by many churches and impact their doctrine. What was the purpose of the Apostles’ Creed? What is its biblical foundation? How has this creed guided the Church in the affirmation of its faith? Have you ever examined the tenets of this creed? Come study with us and deepen your understanding of God’s word, and develop a greater appreciation for the Apostles’ Creed.

    Fundamento Bíblico del Credo de los apóstoles 
    La Biblia es la única palabra inspirada e infalible de Dios que guía nuestra fe y nuestra vida. Los credos, por otro lado, son declaraciones de creencias utilizadas tradicionalmente por muchas iglesias e impactan su doctrina. ¿Cuál fue el propósito del Credo de los Apóstoles? ¿Cuál es su fundamento bíblico? ¿Cómo ha guiado este credo a la Iglesia en la afirmación de su fe? ¿Ha examinado alguna vez los principios de este credo? Ven a estudiar con nosotros, profundiza tu comprensión de la palabra de Dios y desarrolla un mayor aprecio por el Credo de los Apóstoles.

    Register


    Financial Peace University
    With Rhondale & Deborah Haywood
    This 9-week class uses Dave Ramsey's biblically based video curriculum and small group discussion to explore what God has to say about money and our stewardship of the same. Participants must purchase a kit containing a workbook, audio library, a book, lifetime membership, etc. Cost is $129 per kit for a couple or an individual. Order kit HERE.

    Register


    Wednesday Night Prayer Ongoing
    with Paul Hundrieser
    Please join us each Wednesday evening. During this time we will pray for each other, Calvary Church, our community, our nation, and our world. We meet continually throughout the year. 

    Register


    Questions about Bible study electives?
    Contact: Pastor Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.com
    Debbie Bordwine, 704.341.5328, dbordwine@calvarychurch.com

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    Women's Bible Studies
    Winter 2021
    Tuesdays, AM & PM options via Zoom
    Register now!

    Check out our women’s Bible studies for the new year! You're sure to find a place to grow spiritually and connect with friends. Newcomers are always welcome!

    We meet on Tuesdays at 9:30 AM or 7:00 PM. Classes will meet via Zoom. Please register online to receive the Zoom credentials. Participants will also need to purchase their own course materials in advance using the provided links in the class descriptions below. 


    Tuesday Morning Classes
    January 5 – March 23, 9:30 AM–Noon

    MOMS — Making Our Mothering Significant
    Wisdom of Daily Living — A Study in Proverbs

    by The Navigators
    Teacher: Becky Krein 
    Want to know how to navigate life successfully—God’s way? The MOMS class is intended to allow moms to study the Bible together, meet with an experienced mentor mom in small groups, and get to know one another. The class has been redesigned to make it as flexible as possible this winter. We will meet for teaching via Zoom on Tuesday mornings, record that session, and make it available throughout the week. Small mentor groups will meet via Zoom at various times to accommodate different schedules. Using the LifeChange series book on Proverbs, we will learn that the Bible is chock full of practical wisdom on parenting, friendship, work, speech, emotions, marriage, and money. Come, build relationships, be encouraged, and grow with us! Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE

    Register


    Revelation Part 1 – Precept Upon Precept
    Jesus' Message to the Church
    by Kay Arthur
    Teacher: Jackie Schaffer 
    The Precept study of the Book of Revelation is a 4-part study. Not only is it the climax of the entire Bible, but it is the summation of God’s master plan for the salvation of mankind. Part I is the introduction and reveals our Lord and Savior’s message to the Church, which has great relevance for us today. Please join us as we take an in-depth look at this important word from the Lord Jesus and learn how we live in light of it. Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE

    Register


    2 Samuel "With Him in Life's Struggles"
    by Myrna Alexander
    Teacher: Jan Adams 
    God chose David to be King over Israel and called him a man after “My own heart.” Yet, David was also a sinner who broke God’s heart. We will see ourselves in many of his weaknesses and struggles — as a parent and a king — and, in the process, witness the devastating effect of sin, the necessity of repentance, and the value of obedience. Many people are woven throughout these chapters, but our focus will be on God — His character, His power, His Ways, and learning how to become a woman after His own heart. Join us for this in-depth study. The teacher will email course materials once you have registered

    Register


    2 Corinthians: Words from a Caring Shepherd
    by John MacArthur
    Teacher: Judy Trexler 
    After establishing a church in Corinth, Paul later learns of false teachers infiltrating the church, attacking his character and ministry, and dividing the once–unified body of believers. As Paul defends his apostleship and ministry, he focuses on Christ while embracing his own weaknesses and imperfections. Paul quotes the Savior as a powerful reminder for struggling and maligned believers everywhere: “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” Paul’s letter is laden with powerful truths, all of which can encourage and strengthen every believer. Join us as we take an in-depth look at Paul’s intensely personal letter and find reassurance in the “God of all comfort.” 
    Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE

    Register


    Slaying the Giants in Your Life
    by Dr. David Jeremiah
    Teacher: Rometa Arrington
    On the surface, we seem like well-adjusted adults, simply living and making our way in the world. But the enemy has other plans. He has the ability to create giants in our lives that dwarf us and make us lose our perspective in our testimony of what we know is true. Through the lies of fear, loneliness, and failure, Satan tries to keep us from fulfilling our potential in Christ. Through the feelings of anger, guilt, and jealousy, he tries to cloud our vision and distort our focus on our great reward. So how can we slay these giants that tower over us and terrorize our spiritual lives? By turning to that which is immutable, undefeated, and all-powerful — the Word of God! He has not left us without weaponry to defeat these giants. Indeed, we have the whole armor of God at our disposal! God has an answer and a word for every giant that you will possibly face. This course will equip you with scripture specific to defeating each giant so that you can walk in victory as a follower of Christ. Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE

    Register


    Heaven: It Is Much Better Than You Think — International Women's Class 
    by John MacArthur
    Teacher: Cheri Strahm
    What comes to your mind when you hear the word “heaven?” Do you envision clouds and harps and halos? Or do you think of death and feel afraid? Neither response fits the teaching of Scripture. The Bible has a lot to say about our future home and the joyful adventure that awaits us! "Our first glimpse of Heaven will cause us to gasp in amazement and delight. That first gasp will be followed by many more, as we continually find new sights in that endlessly wonderful place” (Randy Alcorn). Ladies, let’s study this wonderful place, Heaven, together! The class is specially designed for international women for whom English is a second language. Cheri Strahm is a trained Bible teacher, world traveler, and ESL instructor at Calvary. The teacher will email course materials once you are registered.

    Register


    Overcomer
    by Dr. David Jeremiah
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman
    In this DVD study, Dr. David Jeremiah uses Paul’s spiritual armor description as an outline for exploring the Christian’s call to be an overcomer. This is not a technical description of Roman armor but an applicational study of what it means to stand firm and overcome sin, the world, and the devil. In Christ, the believer has everything necessary to live a victorious, overcoming life. When we “put on” Christ, we are putting on all the spiritual armor we need not only to stand but to overcome! Note: There are two different study guides for this course—a 6-week and a 10-week study guide. Be sure to purchase the 10-week study guide only and not the 6-week guide before the first class.
    Order HERE. 

    Register


    Tuesday Morning Class 
    January 12 – April 20, 9:30 AM–Noon

    Note: No meetings March 30 & April 6


    Seeking Him: Experiencing the Joy of Personal Revival
    by Nancy Demos Wolgemuth and Tim Grissom
    Teacher: Betty Farynyk 
    Revival isn’t just an emotional experience. It’s a complete transformation. It can happen in your heart, in your home, in your church, and your world. RESTORE your first love for Jesus. REPAIR relationships. RESOLVE conflicts. REMOVE bitterness, fear, and worry. REKINDLE a desire for God’s word. RENEW your mind. REENERGIZE your life. REFRESH your spirit. It all begins with SEEKING HIM! Join us for this study, including class discussion, speakers on DVD, prayer, and fellowship. Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE

    Register


    Tuesday Evening Classes
    January 5 – March 23,  7:00–9:00 PM

    Heaven: It Is Much Better than You Think — International Women's Class
    by John MacArthur
    Teacher: Cheri Strahm 
    What comes to your mind when you hear the word “heaven?” Do you envision clouds and harps and halos? Or do you think of death and feel afraid? Neither response fits the teaching of Scripture. The Bible has a lot to say about our future home and the joyful adventure that awaits us! "Our first glimpse of Heaven will cause us to gasp in amazement and delight. That first gasp will be followed by many more, as we continually find new sights in that endlessly wonderful place” (Randy Alcorn). Ladies, let’s study this wonderful place, Heaven, together! The class is specially designed for international women for whom English is a second language. Cheri Strahm is a trained Bible teacher, world traveler, and ESL instructor at Calvary. The teacher will email course materials once you are registered.

    Register


    Overcomer
    by Dr. David Jeremiah
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman 
    n this DVD study, Dr. David Jeremiah uses Paul’s spiritual armor description as an outline for exploring the Christian’s call to be an overcomer. This is not a technical description of Roman armor but an applicational study of what it means to stand firm and overcome sin, the world, and the devil. In Christ, the believer has everything necessary to live a victorious, overcoming life. When we “put on” Christ, we are putting on all the spiritual armor we need not only to stand but to overcome! Note: There are two different study guides for this course—a 6-week and a 10-week study guide. Be sure to purchase the 10-week study guide only and not the 6-week guide before the first class. Order HERE

    Register


    Contact: Pastor Jim Pile, 704.341.5359, jpile@calvarychurch.com & Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com

     

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    Men's Bible Studies
    Winter 2021
    Monday & Tuesday AM & PM via Zoom

    Our men's Bible study groups meet weekly — choose an early morning or evening group! Grow in your knowledge of God's Word and enjoy the fellowship. Newcomers are welcome any time. 

    Our winter sessions will meet via Zoom video conference initially. We'll keep you updated about any plans to shift to in-person meetings on campus as we monitor the COVID–19 situation.

    Check out the new studies and register below. You will receive Zoom credentials by email. 


    Monday Morning Studies

    Mondays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  December 14 – March 8

    1 & 2 Samuel
    Tom Miller
    This study begins with the nation of Israel is in transition. We see the pain of sin and the power of God at work in the lives of men, from His calling of young Samuel to His Covenant promise with King David — all pointing to our King of kings and Lord of Lords, Jesus Christ. This is a verse-by-verse study with open discussion. Please bring your Bible. 

    Register


    Mondays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  January 11 – May 17

    The Book of John
    Dave Wentink 

    Our study continues in the Gospel of John, where we will seek a deeper understanding of Jesus, the Son of God, and God's expectations for our lives. We will be using the NavPress Hebrews Study Guide for the class. Each week our group (ages 30–85) is facilitated by a different member. We enjoy lively, interactive discussion. Grab your Bible and join us!

    Register


    Tuesday Morning Studies

    Tuesdays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  January 12 – May 18


    The Battle Plan for Prayer
    Jeff Arrington & Sy Pugh
    This study will help us develop a deeper walk with God in our daily spiritual battles. We will use the Bible, plus an excellent study book to help us create a personal prayer strategy. Topics include: what prayer is and is not, why God wants us to pray, specific areas of prayer, strategies for prayer, and more! Order course materials HERE.

    Register


    The Book of Jeremiah
    Terrill Nelson & Doug Harper
    As we examine the life, times, and events around the prophet Jeremiah, we find that Jeremiah’s time bore some similarities to ours. Jeremiah encountered corrupt political and religious leaders, people trapped in a failing system—all while surrounded by powerful, sinister enemies. This study will explore the intrigue and the suspense of foolish kings, prophets, and foreign world powers, as well as the judgment and mercy of God that make this prophetic book worth our time. Order course materials HERE.

    Register


    Tuesday Evening Study

    Tuesdays, 7:00–8:30 PM  |  January 12 – May 18

    Hebrews: The Superiority of Jesus Christ
    Wayne Hackbarth

    Join us for a line by line study in Hebrews. Like the early believers, we sometimes find ourselves drifting in the kingdom due to life's distractions. Hebrews is a welcome exhortation to refocus on the person and power of Jesus Christ. This class will use a study resource guide. Order course materials HERE. Contact: Wayne Hackbarth, 704.641.3472, lovinminthill@gmail.com 

    Register


    Contacts: Pastor Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.com & Helen Stewart, 704.887.3681, hstewart@calvarychurch.com

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    Daily Bible Reading Plan
    Join us on a chronological journey
    through God's Word

    At Calvary, preaching and teaching the Word of God is central to who we are as a church family, and it is essential that each one of us spends time reading the Bible every day.

    In 2021, we begin year one of a two-year daily Bible reading plan that takes us chronologically through the Bible!  If you've always wanted to read the entire Bible and get a big-picture perspective through history, this reading plan is a great option.

    Download the PDF below and print a copy to keep in your Bible. Copies will be available in the Galleria beginning January 3.

    2021 BIBLE READING PLAN

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Complete the 2020 Daily Bible Reading Plan with us:

    Download the 2020 plan as a PDF