<p>Weekly Bible Studies<br />
Elective Courses and<br />
Groups for Men &amp; Women</p>
Weekly Bible Studies
Elective Courses and
Groups for Men & Women

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 Wednesday evenings in the fall, winter, and spring. Newcomers are always welcome!

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

Adult Life Groups (ALGs) meet to study God’s Word, pray, and share the joys and challenges of life. We have options for all ages, stages of life, and special interests. Click HERE to browse all of our ALGs!

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    Elective Bible Studies
    Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM
    Register now for Module 2

    Join us on Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM


    No matter your age, ethnicity, cultural background, economic situation, or marital status — if you are a follower of Christ, then you are part of a family: God’s family. Yet, family life is not without its trials. We're engaged in an epic battle for the hearts and minds of the next generation as we face a world increasingly opposed to Christian principles and values. Maintaining healthy family relationships can be challenging for us all!

    In the ever-changing cultural landscape, it is essential that we are united and grounded in the Word of God. Calvary Church is dedicated to building and nurturing strong families. This fall, many of our electives focus specifically on “family.” Join us and learn to be Stronger Together.  

    “Stronger Together” Elective Courses 


    • Module 1: September 6 – October 11 (six sessions)
    • Module 2: October 18 – November 15 (five sessions)

    Please see the course descriptions below. Electives are offered in both modules unless otherwise specified. We meet on campus at Calvary; many groups are also available via Zoom.

    Online registration is now closed for Module 1, but walk-ins are welcome any time! 

    Please pre-register for Module 2 below:

    REGISTER for module 2 classes

    Family Focus Topics —


    Grandparenting with Hope
    Pastor Jim Pile | Room 402 & Zoom

    What kind of heritage are you building as a grandparent? A godly heritage? Those two words sum up a grandparent’s role from a biblical standpoint (Psalm 78:1–8). Christian grandparents are to pass on a godly heritage by building a legacy of faith based on the truth of God’s Word. Join us and learn how to communicate more effectively and model Christ to your adult children and grandchildren (Deuteronomy 4:9; 6:1–7). 

    Marriage: A Look at the Biblical Foundation
    Pastor Jim Cashwell, Doug Goforth, & Levi Siniard | Room 233 & Zoom

    Every coach will tell you that your fundamentals must be sound in order to play the game well. Most players realize that they still must return to the fundamentals throughout their playing career. This class is both for newly married couples and those who have been married for a long time. We will review the biblical fundamentals for a successful marriage and challenge one another as we seek to experience marriage God’s way.

    The Privilege of Parenting
    Pastor Sibu Rajappan & Marc Martens | Room 401 & Zoom

    Scripture teaches that children are a gift from God. We are called to shepherd our children. This is a privilege, and yet it is a weighty responsibility. It is a joy, and yet it is a difficult task. Are you overwhelmed, confused, or discouraged as a parent? How do we shepherd our children biblically, effectively, and joyfully? We will discuss parental leadership and presence, the need for biblical discipline, healthy communication, navigating through major parenting issues, and steps to building a healthy Christian family. Come and learn how to better shepherd your family.

    The Church: The Family of God — Only offered Module 1
    Pastor Rob Reece | Banquet Room & Zoom

    It is incredible that God not only saves us, but He adopts us — bringing us into His own family! Only the power of God could bring together people from every tribe, nation, and tongue, making them fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God. Moreover, only the power of God can reconcile sinners to Himself and to each other. This class will consider specific aspects of the church, including 1) the nature of the church, 2) the role of the church, and 3) the unity of the church. Let’s explore ecclesiology together! 

    Raising Godly Children in an Ungodly Culture
    Pastor Nathaniel Pearce  |  Room 226 & Zoom

    Our culture is hostile towards all things godly. The forces of evil are on the prowl, with our children in their crosshairs. This, plus the sinful proclivity of our children, presents struggles for raising godly children who will honor Christ into their adult years. Join us for this study and learn how Christian parents can prepare their children to stand firm for Christ in an ungodly culture.

    More Topics —


    The Gospel According to RomeNEW for Module 2
    Bill Bailey | Banquet Room & Zoom

    The Roman Catholic Church claims to be “the sole Church of Christ” and says that those who believe in justification by faith alone, apart from works, are accursed. Scripture, on the other hand, says, “A person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ” (Galatians 2:16) and that those preaching a contrary gospel are accursed (Galatians 1:8, 9). This class will compare the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church with Scripture to highlight the serious differences that separate Rome from true biblical Christianity.

    Grounding Your Faith
    Steven Garofalo | Room 232 & Zoom

    We live in a world that is increasingly hostile towards Christianity. In addition, the cultural landscape is constantly shifting, and the world is changing at an alarming rate! Therefore, it is imperative that Christians are grounded in their faith. This class will help strengthen your faith, provide you with the biblical and apologetic tools necessary to inoculate your children against the secular culture and equip you to share your faith. Join us for this challenging and thought-provoking class.

    Understanding a Biblical Worldview
    Chuck Robinson | Room 222 & Zoom

    Every person over the age of 13 has a philosophical view of the world that they use to interpret all of reality. This is called a “worldview.” However, very few have ever sought to understand the components of their worldview and how these help them make sense of life. For Christians, understanding a biblical worldview is not only essential to living the truth each day, but it is also a powerful tool for evangelism. Join us for this challenging class! 

    Non-Module Groups

    Spanish Bible Study — Lo queue los Cristianos Creen  
    September 6 – November 15 (11 weeks)
    Bill Ogden | Room 227 & via Zoom Taught in Spanish with no translation

    ¿Qué doctrinas y creencias comparten todos los seguidores de Jesucristo? ¿Cuáles son los elementos esenciales para el cristianismo auténtico? Esta clase explorará los fundamentos de la fe cristiana. Únase a nosotros mientras buscamos respuestas en la Biblia.


    Wednesday Night Prayer
    Ongoing throughout the year
    Paul Hundrieser | Room 228 & via Zoom

    You’re invited to join us each Wednesday evening for prayer. We pray for each other, Calvary Church, our community, nation, and world. We meet continually throughout the year.


    Contacts: Pastor Rob Reece, 704.887.3696, rreece@calvarychurch.com & Debbie Bordwine, 704.341.5328, dbordwine@calvarychurch.com




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    Women's Fall Bible Studies
    Tuesdays, Sept 12–Nov 14
    AM & PM options

    Check out our fall Women’s Bible Studies! You’re sure to find a place to grow spiritually and connect at Calvary with friends. Newcomers are always welcome!

    We meet on Tuesdays at 9:30 AM or 7:00 PM at Calvary.

    Please feel free to join a class at any time! Online pre-registration is now closed, but walk-ins are welcome.

    Tuesday Morning Classes

    September 12 – November 14, 9:30 AM–Noon

    1–2 Peter: Living Hope in a Hard World by Lydia Brownback
    Teachers:  Aimee Haessly & Alison Eddings  |  Room 241 & Zoom

    Many have experienced suffering, but how is suffering different for followers of Christ? Join us as we explore Peter’s letters to five churches in Asia Minor, which showcase the living hope of the Gospel even amid trials and tribulations. Cost: $11.

    Women of Purpose — Creating a Beautiful Life by Elizabeth George
    Teachers: Bonnie Williams & Angie Hyman  |  Room 227 

    How do we create a life of purpose and intentionally pour into the lives of our husbands, children, and those around us? In this class, we will study practical ways in which God designs our lives to be a reflection of His lovingkindness and glory. Our time together will include biblical teaching, discussion, journaling, prayer, and community-building. Please join us as we seek to find our true purpose in Him. Cost is $12. 

    MOMS — Making Our Mothering Significant
    Abide: A Study of 1, 2, & 3 John
    by Jen Wilkin
    Teacher: Betty Farynyk |  Room 240

    Our study of 1, 2, & 3 John will include topics on how to abide in Christ, have the assurance of salvation, discern truth from error, know God loves us, love others, and more. We will apply what we learn to equip us further in our ministry of motherhood and to catapult us closer to Christ. We will include a discussion, video, fellowship, fun, and prayer each week. Attendees will be part of a small group with a Mentor Mom, according to the Titus 2 model of godly older women teaching younger women. Cost is $25. 

    Covenant by Kay Arthur
    Teacher: Jackie Schaffer  |  Room 226 & Zoom

    Are you familiar with Matthew 26:28 and 1 Corinthians 11:25 and what they teach about covenants? Understanding the concept of “covenant” will bring the whole Bible into focus. So, join us for this life-changing, topical study of Scripture that will enable you to understand what Jesus truly meant when He referred to the “new covenant in My blood” and what it means for us to be in a covenant relationship today with Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God. Cost is $25.

    Colossians & Philemon: Continue to Live in Him
    Living Word Bible Studies
     by Kathleen Bushwell Nielson
    Teacher: Jan Adams  |  Room 234 & Zoom

    As in our world today, Christians in the Colossian church faced a swirl of heretical religious views that threatened to corrupt the message of the Gospel. Paul’s response to these false teachings gives valuable insights into who Jesus is, the significance of His work, practical implications to follow, etc. Join this life-changing study and grow spiritually with us. Cost is $11. 

    Count It All Joy: Discover a Happiness That Circumstances Cannot Change
    by Dr. David Jeremiah
    Teacher: Rometa Arrington  | Room 222 & Zoom

    Paul talks much about the joy of the Lord in his letter to the Philippians. This “joy” cannot be found in this world, and the troubles thereof cannot eradicate it. Dr. David Jeremiah will guide us through this study, and its emphases will help women find true joy in the circumstances we face. Come learn how to make the joy of the Lord a possession we can never lose. Cost is $10.

    Building Up One Another by Gene Getz
    Teacher: Cheri Strahm  |  Room 237

    The Church is a team of believers that becomes stronger when we help, encourage, strengthen, and build up one another. But exactly how can we do this? What does it mean to “honor one another,” “bear one another’s burdens,” or “admonish one another?” In this Bible study, we will explore ten “one anothers” of the New Testament and learn practically how to be both givers and recipients of these spiritual principles, a “process that pleases God and reaps rewards.” Cost is $13.

    The World of the End — How Jesus’ Prophecy Shapes Our Priorities
    by Dr. David Jeremiah
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman  |  Banquet Room & Zoom

    The “world of the end” describes a time when Bible prophecy intersects with our culture, technology, unhinged morality, and worldwide strife. Dr. David Jeremiah takes us through Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 24:1–14. Here we find specific instructions on how to live by faith amid chaos. Cost is $13.

    Tuesday Evening Classes

    September 12 – November 14, 7:00–9:00 PM

    The Well-Watered Woman by Gretchen Saffles
    Teacher: Annie Isaac  |  Room 237 & Zoom

    This study will help us learn to seek, know, enjoy, and follow Christ into freedom. We will learn about the Well of fullness, the Word of freedom, and the Way of fruitfulness. This study is for the spiritually hungry who desire to learn how to become a well-watered woman who is planted and deeply rooted in Christ and His Word. Are you ready to bloom and flourish for God’s glory? Find a fresh start in Christ! Cost is $14. 

    Building Up One Another by Gene Getz
    Teacher: Cheri Strahm  |  Room 242 & Zoom

    The church is a team of believers that becomes stronger when we help, encourage, strengthen, and build up one another. But exactly how can we do this? What does it mean to “honor one another,” “bear one another’s burdens,” or “admonish one another?” In this Bible study, we will explore ten “one anothers” of the New Testament and learn practically how to be both givers and recipients of these spiritual principles, a “process that pleases God and reaps rewards.” Cost is $13. 

    The World of the End — How Jesus’ Prophecy Shapes Our Priorities
    by Dr. David Jeremiah
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman  |  Room 226 & Zoom

    The “world of the end” describes a time when Bible prophecy intersects with our culture, technology, unhinged morality, and worldwide strife. Dr. David Jeremiah takes us through Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 24:1–14. Here we find specific instructions on how to live by faith amid chaos. Cost is $13.

    Childcare Information

    Weekly check-in for childcare/homeschooling is located at the Family Welcome Desk in the Galleria. 


    • Free childcare is provided for infants through age five during MORNING CLASSES ONLY. Children must be pre-registered to receive childcare. Be sure to sign up for childcare when you register for your class. Our program includes Bible story time, crafts, coloring, outdoor play (weather permitting), and a snack each week. Space is limited! 


    • We offer a class for homeschooled students in kindergarten through 5th grade. Children must be pre-registered to attend. Each week we provide a biblical theme and message with lessons on science, literature, history, or art. There is a $10 fee per child per semester and a maximum of $30 per family per semester. Space is limited!

    Contacts: Pastor Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.com, Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com, & Jody Bezek, 704.839.6354, jodybezek@hotmail.com





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    Men's Fall Bible Studies
    Monday & Tuesday AM & PM 

    Join the men of Calvary for a weekly Bible study — choose an early morning or evening group! Enrich your faith, grow in your knowledge of God’s Word, become accountable in discipleship, and enjoy great fellowship. Newcomers are always welcome!

    All classes meet in person (with a Zoom option at the teacher’s discretion). 

    Please help us prepare for you by pre-registering.

    Monday Morning Studies

    Mondays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  August 14 – October 30

    Galatians & Ephesians
    Tom Miller
    Conference Room A (4th floor) & Zoom

    These two wonderful Pauline letters contain rich theological truths, encouragement, and guidance. Paul’s letter “to the churches in Galatia” sought to help the new believers stay the course against those who would complicate the simplicity of the Gospel with Jewish traditions. Ephesians is both a statement of Christian fundamentals and a reminder of good Christian behavior. Indeed, we are “to know the truth and walk the talk!” Lessons are sent each week, and open discussion is encouraged. Bring your Bible and join us!


    Mondays, 7:00–8:00 AM  |  September 11 – December 18

    David Dafoe & Ralph Weitz
    Room 242 & Zoom

    We continue our study in the Epistle of James, which centers on the life-changing call to live out our faith in action. We will use Dr. David Jeremiah’s study guide, James: The Relationship Between Faith and Works. This study guide is available in the Word Room at a 20% discount, or you may purchase your copy online HERE


    Tuesday Morning Studies

    Tuesdays, 7:00–8:00 AM  |  September 12 – November 14

    Back from Exile and Beyond: Seeing Christ in Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi
    Dr. Terrill Nelson & Phil Comstock
    Room 242 & Zoom

    Timely spiritual lessons can be found in the works of these four Old Testament prophets. Join us as we read of the Israelite’s seventy-year Babylonian exile. Not only will we learn about God’s discipline, but we will also understand God’s faithfulness as Israel returns from exile. Through the writings of these prophets, we will encounter Israel’s challenges and victories and learn application for our own lives. Cost $10


    Books of the Bible Overview 
    Jeff Arrington & Sy Pugh
    Chick-Fil-A, Stonecrest

    Join us as we study the Word of God from “In the Beginning” in Genesis 1:1 to “Amen” in Revelation 22:21. As we are studying the Bible consecutively, book by book, you can register any time and pick it up wherever we are. We will use an optional study guide by Brian Gugas. You may purchase your copy HERE.


    Tuesday Evening Study

    Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00 PM  |  September 12 – December 19

    Wayne Hackbarth & team
    Room 401 & Zoom

    The Book of Exodus provides an excellent study of God’s sovereignty and the history of the Jewish nation. Indeed, this great book reveals YHWH’s love for His people. The Bible and the Navpress study guide will be our tools for this team-taught chapter-by-chapter study. You may purchase your study guide HERE. Contact: Wayne Hackbarth, 704.641.3472, lovingminthill@gmail.com


    Contacts: Pastor Rob Reece, 704.887.3696, rreece@calvarychurch.com & Helen Stewart, 704.887.3681, hstewart@calvarychurch.com




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    Widows Ministry
    "Inspiring Hope"
    Bible Study, Fellowship & Outreach

    Inspiring Hope is a ministry group for widows at Calvary and the community. We hold monthly meetings on Zoom, in-person fellowships, and outreach projects throughout the year. 

    Whether you are recently widowed or have journeyed for some time as a widow, please join for encouraging Bible devotionals, prayer, and a community of women who care!

    Here's our monthly meeting schedule:

    • First Fridays via Zoom @ 6:00–7:30 PM
    • Second Saturdays for fellowship @ 10:30 AM
    • Selected Thursdays for Calvary's Senior Adult Luncheons & Organ Concerts 
    • Worthwhile Wednesdays for monthly outreach projects

    This fall we are using the book God Works All Things Together for Your Good: Living in the Promise of Romans 8:28, by Robert J. Morgan.

    Contact Donna Bridges at 704.301.5991 to get your copy of the devotional study book and the Zoom meeting credentials.

    Contact: Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com


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    2023 Bible Reading Plan
    Join us daily in 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 2023, we'll begin a new TWO-YEAR Bible reading plan! This reading plan is a great option if you've always wanted to read the entire Bible straight through. This year's plan will guide us through much of the Old Testament.

    Download the UPDATED PDF below. Or stop by the Welcome Desk in the Galleria to pick up a print copy to keep in your Bible.

    2023 Bible Reading Plan

    Contact: Pastor Rob Reece, 704.887.3696, rreece@calvarychurch.com & Debbie Bordwine, 704.341.5328, dbordwine@calvarychurch.com