<p>Weekly Bible Studies<br />
Groups for men &amp; women</p>
Weekly Bible Studies
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, including College and Young Adults. We also have ALGs for international and special interests. Click HERE to browse all of our ALGs!

 

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    Spring Elective Series
    Wednesday, May 19
    On-Campus & Livestream

    Wednesdays, 7:00–8:15 PM  |  April 28 – May 19
    On-Campus & Livestream
     
    We live in troubled times. Political divisions, racial tensions, and a global pandemic are but a few of the challenges we faced over the past year. Indeed, all the world is seemingly in a “vice grip,” with pressure mounting each day.
     
    Have you responded as a follower of Christ? Or has anger, fear, resentment, and worry characterized your behavior? Are you focused on the troubles of this world… or are you looking to Christ? Has your approach to these challenges indicated to others that you are following Christ? Do you radiate the light of our Lord? 

    Calvary's four themes for 2021 will help keep us focused, committed, and united as followers of Jesus Christ. In this 4-week elective series, we'll explore the challenges and encourage and equip you to shine as citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven "in such a time as this" (Esther 4:14).

    Registered participants are meeting on campus — masks and social distancing are required. The series will also be available via Livestream and Facebook Live each week. We are NOT yet serving Fellowship Dinner, and there is no childcare provided. Please note the 7:00 PM start time! 

    Lights in the Darkness TOPICS:

    • Obey the Word of God — Pastor Rob Reece
    • Preserve the Unity of the Spirit — Pastor Jim Cashwell 
    • Stand Firm in the Gospel of God — Pastor Sibu Rajappan
    • Wait for the Return of Christ — Pastor Nathaniel Pearce

    The pastors will rotate each week through the four locations to present their topics.


    April 28 "Obey the Word of God" — Pastor Rob Reece


    May 5 "Preserve the Unity of the Spirit" — Pastor Jim Cashwell


    May 12 "Stand Firm in the Gospel of God" — Pastor Sibu Rajappan

     


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

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Pick up your copy of the 2021 Calvary Themes in the Galleria or download HERE.

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    Women's Summer Bible Study
    Tuesdays,  June 15 – August 17
    AM & PM options via Zoom

    Tuesdays, June 15 – August 17

    Plan now to be part of our Women’s Summer Bible Study! Let's stay connected and grow spiritually as we fellowship with friends. Choose the morning (9:30 AM) or evening (7:00 PM) class. Currently, our plan is to meet via Zoom. Please register below to receive the Zoom credentials. Newcomers are always welcome!

    With Our Eyes On Eternity

    by Dorothy Davis
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman 
    Your Creator has endowed you with valuable resources: time, talent, and a life to live for His glory. How are you investing in yours? This study challenges women to live each day with an eternal viewpoint. 

    Please purchase your course materials in advance HERE


    Contacts: Dr. Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.com & Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com or Jenna Mascia, 704.517.6606, jmascia@live.com

     

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    Women's Spring Bible Studies
    Tuesdays, April 27 – June 1
    AM & PM options via Zoom

    Ladies, check out our new spring Bible studies! 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 below to receive the Zoom credentials. Participants should purchase their own course materials in advance using the links provided in the descriptions below. 


    Tuesday Morning Classes
    April 27 – June 1, 9:30 AM–Noon

    2 Timothy — Precept Upon Precept
    by Kay Arthur
    Teacher: Jackie Schaffer 
    Knowing his earthly ministry was coming to an end, the apostle Paul writes his last epistle to his closest and dearest companion, Timothy.  For some time, Paul had regarded Timothy as his son in the faith. So he is writing as a father who knows he is leaving his son; his words encourage and strengthen Timothy to be faithful to the Gospel in the face of hardship and persecution. Join us as we study to see how this message applies to all believers today as we strive to faithfully serve our Lord and Savior in times of uncertainty. Please review the first lesson before the first day of class. Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE

    Register


    A Great Cloud of Witnesses — International Women's Class
    by Trillia J. Newbell
    Teacher: Cheri Strahm 
    We need heroes today! This six-week study examines the stories of God’s “imperfect but faithful” people featured in Hebrews chapter 11 — heroes of the faith who remained strong in difficult times. We’ll learn together about Rahab, Enoch, Gideon, Sarah, and more people from the Old Testament. Our goal? To imitate their faith and become stronger in trusting our amazing God. This study group is designed for international women for whom English is a second language. Cheri also teaches ESL courses at Calvary. Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE

    Register


    Our Sovereign God — The Book of Ezra
    by Jeanine Vogel
    Teacher: Jan Adams 
    In a day of ungodly leadership, political unrest, and strong opposition to biblical truth, people need hope. Ezra, Zerubbabel, Zechariah, and Haggai lived in our kind of world. As you study the biblical record of their lives, the goal is that you will commit to being a woman of unshakable faith, unafraid to take action, boldly proclaiming God's truth, and watching for the mighty acts of our sovereign God. Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE.

    Register


    Tuesday Evening Class
    April 27 – June 1,  7:00–9:00 PM

    A Great Cloud of Witnesses — International Women's Class
    by Trillia J. Newbell
    Teacher: Cheri Strahm
    We need heroes today! This six-week study examines the stories of God’s “imperfect but faithful” people featured in Hebrews chapter 11 — heroes of the faith who remained strong in difficult times. We’ll learn together about Rahab, Enoch, Gideon, Sarah, and more people from the Old Testament. Our goal? To imitate their faith and become stronger in trusting our amazing God. This study group is designed for international women for whom English is a second language. Cheri also teaches ESL courses at Calvary. Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE

    Register


    Contact: Dr. Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.comJennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com, or Jenna Mascia, 704.517.6606, jmascia@live.com

     

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

    Join our new summer Bible studies! Groups will meet via Zoom. Enrich your faith and grow in fellowship with other men. Newcomers are welcome anytime! 

    Register for a class below. Participants will receive Zoom meeting information from the instructor by email.


    Tuesday Evening Study

    Tuesdays, 7:00–8:30 PM
    June 15 – August 24
     
    Ruth & Esther

    Via Zoom  |  Wayne Hackbarth
    These two books in the Old Testament are inspiring prose that will teach us more about God’s character through the lives of two women. We’ll learn about providence and sovereignty, see that God is always working behind the scenes, and come to an understanding of the kinsman-redeemer. We will be using a study guide. Purchase your copy of the study guide HERE. Newcomers are welcome! Contact: Wayne Hackbarth, 704.641.3472, lovinminthill@gmail.com  

    Register


    Monday Morning Studies

    Mondays, 6:30–7:30 AM
    June 7 – August 30

    The Book of Isaiah
    Via Zoom  | Dave Wentink
    Our study this summer will be in the Book of Isaiah. We will study selected chapters as we learn of God’s love for Israel, key prophesies of the coming Messiah, and His plan for the future. Each week our group (ages 30–85) is facilitated by a different member who will engage us in a lively and edifying discussion. Open your Bible and join us!

    Register


    Mondays, 6:30–7:30 AM
    June 14 – September 6

    The Later Minor Prophets
    Via Zoom | Tom Miller
    Join us as we look at the later Minor Prophets (i.e., Nahum, Zephaniah, Habakkuk, Obadiah, Haggai, Zechariah, & Malachi). While they are focused on God's sovereignty and judgment, they also give hope for the future. In our verse-by-verse study on Zoom, we'll focus on the message and application and encourage open discussion. Newcomers welcome! 

    Register


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

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    Men's Bible Studies
    Winter/Spring 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. 

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


    Monday Morning Studies

    Mondays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  March 15 – June 7

    1st & 2nd Peter
    Tom Miller

    These letters were written by the Apostle Peter, one of Jesus’ “inner three.” Here the apostle encourages all the churches, including us today, to stand firm in our faith in difficult times, while staying alert to false teachers—all of which are important principles to live by in a troubled world. We will do a verse-by-verse study of both books while encouraging open discussion and application. Come join the fellowship in His word!

    Register


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

    The Book of John
    Dave Wentink 

    Please join us as we continue our study in the Gospel of John. We expect to grow deeper into our understanding of Jesus, the Son of God, and God’s expectations for our lives. Each week the group is facilitated by a different member and allows for lively discussion and a diverse perspective on each verse or chapter being studied. Open your Bible and join us!


    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

    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.


    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 


    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