<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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    Fall Electives
    Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM
    Beginning September 7
    Register now!

    Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM — beginning September 7


    This fall, we invite you to be challenged and equipped in God's Word in one our of Elective Bible Studies. Expect to grow in your knowledge, understanding, and application of Scripture. Join us to connect, ask questions, strengthen your faith, and enjoy great fellowship!

    • Module 1: September 7 – October 12 (six sessions)
    • Module 2: October 19 – November 16 (five sessions)

    All classes meet on campus at Calvary, and many are also available on Zoom. Most courses are offered both modules. Please register below to help us prepare for you.


    Elective Courses 


    A Brief Exhortation for the Church
    Pastor Sibu Rajappan | Room 226 & Zoom


    The book of Hebrews is called a "brief exhortation." It is a fascinating book containing lofty Christological passages, yet interwoven with very strong warnings given to the church. These five warning passages have led many to deny assurance of salvation. What is the intent of these warning passages? How do we understand these passages within the context of the book and the larger context of the Bible?

    REGISTER module 1

    REGISTER module 2


    How We Got the Bible
    Pastor Jim Cashwell | Room 238 & Zoom

    This elective will look at how we got the English Bible, How the Old Testament and New Testament Canons came about and the Supremacy of Scripture. 

    REGISTER Module 1

    REGISTER MODULE 2


    Living Out Your Faith
    Pastor Jim Pile | Room 233 & Zoom


    How are you doing in your walk with the Lord? How does God really change us? How do we practically apply God’s Word daily in our Christian journey? These and other questions will be explored in this class as we deal with the daily trials, dangers, and experiences of being a follower of Christ in this troubled world. Join us as we seek to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18).

    REGISTER MODULE 1   Meets at 6:30 PM

    REGISTER MODULE 2   Meets at 3:30 PM


    Men as Shepherds of the Marriage and Family (Men only)
    Pastor Nathaniel Pearce | Room 234 & Zoom

    Discussions about male headship in the home excite many men. Some maintain a laser-like focus on and even frequently remind their household about their headship position with its associated rights and privileges. However, it seems many men do not truly understand or function well in their calling as shepherds in the family. Men, join us for a heart-to-heart study and discussion that will help us truly become biblical shepherds within our marriage and family.

    REGISTER MODULE 1   

    REGISTER MODULE 2   


    Understanding Church Polity (Elders & Deacons only)
    Pastor Rob Reece | Room 222 — Module 1 only

    This class will take a look at three types of church polity: Presbyterianism, Episcopalianism, and Congregationalism. We will seek a biblical understanding of church polity and church office functions. This class will also consider how the elders and pastor operate practically and in unity. Not available on Zoom.

    REGISTER Module 1

    Alive in Christ
    Pastor Rob Reece | Room 232 & Zoom — Module 2 only

    Scripture describes those who trust in God as being full of life, without fear, and without anxiety. In fact, even when tribulation comes a follower of Christ does not cease to “bear fruit.” Indeed, a Christian is to be a “tree planted by water” whose leaves remain green, even when the heat and drought come. Considering the chaotic world in which we live, does this description reflect your life in Christ? Come and learn how to train yourself for godliness, and grow in grace and knowledge.

    REGISTER Module 2


    A Fresh Look at Holy Week
    Bob Boogaard  |  Room 231 & Zoom

    We will look at God’s instructions regarding the Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and follow a path of key events in Holy Week as revealed in Scripture. Come learn more about Holy Week events as they took place in the setting of Jewish days and the Jewish week.

    REGISTER MODULE 1

    REGISTER module 2


    Strong Tower: A Study on the Names of God (Women only)
    Jacqueline Shaw | Room 237 & Zoom

    Join us for a powerful look at one of the many ways the Lord has revealed Himself to us: His names. When we study the various names of God set out in Scripture, we gain a deeper understanding of who God is, which results in hope, confidence, and a more vibrant walk with Him.

    REGISTER for Module 1

    REGISTER for module 2


    More Wednesday Groups


    September 7 – November 16 (11 sessions, no modules)

    College Wednesday Night Workshop
    Chad Asvestas & Pete Mayo
     | Room 240

    College students (18–25), join us for time in God's Word as we address some of the contemporary issues facing this generation. We'll enjoy lively discussion, share challenges, ask questions, and offer fellowship and encouragement. This informal group is open to all. Invite your friends!

    No registration required.


    Viviendo el Evangelio en Tiempos Turbulentos — Spanish Bible Study  
    Bill Ogden | Room 227 & via Zoom

    Enseñada en español, esta clase estudiará I y II Pedro y se centrará en "Vivir el Evangelio en tiempos turbulentos."

    Register


    Wednesday Night Prayer Ongoing
    Paul Hundrieser | Room 402 & via Zoom

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

    Register


    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 6 – Nov 15
    Register now!

    Ladies, we invite you to be part of our Women’s Bible Studies at Calvary. There are many courses available, please check out the descriptions below. 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. 

    • All classes will meet in-person on campus.
    • Most classes will also be offered via Zoom. Instructors will email you the Zoom log-in after you register. Zoom participants should order their own study guide.

    Tuesday Morning Classes


    September 6 – November 15
    9:30 AM–Noon

    REGISTER FOR AM classes


    True Woman 101: Divine Design
    Teacher: Betty Farynyk  | Room 240

    The MOMS class is designed to strengthen, encourage, and equip mothers in their ministry of motherhood, and to help them draw closer to Christ. This semester we will study biblical womanhood. God created women for a specific purpose, and He wants us to discover, embrace, and delight in the beauty of His design. Each session will include a video, discussion, fellowship, fun, and prayer. We'll have small groups with a Mentor Mom according to the Titus 2 model of godly older women teaching younger women. Cost: $12 


    Revelation – Interpreting Revelation in the Light of Biblical Prophecy
    Teacher: Jackie Schaffer | Room 242 & Zoom

    This exciting two-semester, topical study of Revelation focuses on broadening our understanding of the end-times and “things which must shortly take place.” Whether the Rapture, the Antichrist, Babylon, the Second Coming, or the Great White Throne judgments, this will be an enlightening study! No prior study is necessary, so join us and learn how we are to live in light of the Lord’s last message to us. In-person cost for two semesters: $31.50 (unless you already own the book).
    Study Guide: Revelation, Part 4: Interpreting Revelation in the Light of Biblical Prophecy, by Precept.org


    Jeremiah
    Teacher: Jan Adams | Room 231 & Zoom

    Jeremiah writes of the spiritual depths into which his beloved nation had fallen. Much like America today, Israel claimed to belong to God, yet lived in opposition to Him. God called this prophet to warn Judah of His coming judgment on their sin but also to proclaim His promise to forgive all who repented of their sin. Through Jeremiah, we’ll see the blessing of surrender, trust, obedience, and the danger of refusing God. This book is rich in application. It speaks to our hearts and exposes hidden sin while revealing the holiness, mercy, and sovereignty of God. Join us for a rich, discussion-based study. In-person cost: $10
    Study Guide: Knowing the Bible—Jeremiah, by Matthew Harmon


    A Life Beyond Amazing
    Teacher: Rometa Arrington | Room 227 & Zoom

    This study uncovers God’s strategy for change and challenges readers to make nine important decisions that will transform their hearts and lives, and our world. We'll study the fruit of the Spirit and seek to understand what it means to become the people God wants us to be. We'll seek wisdom for living Spirit-filled lives as we learn how to accomplish God’s purposes. In-person cost: $10
    Study Guide: A Life Beyond Amazing, by David Jeremiah 


    God of Deliverance
    Teacher: Judy Trexler |  Room 226 & Zoom

    Exodus is the birth narrative of a nation unmistakably guided by the Great Deliverer. We will see 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 this world. He lifts our eyes to the Promised Land, where we dwell with I AM and worship Him as the one true God. Join us and allow the exodus of the Israelites to shape your understanding of the entire Bible. In-person cost: $16
    Study Guide: God of Deliverance: A Study of Exodus 1–18, by Jen Wilkins


    Revealing Revelation
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman | Room 232 & Zoom

    Come tour the final book of the Bible! The Spirit of God gave us the book of Revelation so we would know, among other things, what the future holds. We will examine the timeline of events before, during, and after the tribulation. We'll study God's specific plan for the people of Israel in the end times. And we'll discover the encouragement, challenges, and warnings Jesus gave to prepare us for His return! In-person cost: $15
    Study Guide: Revealing Revelation: How God’s Plans for the Future Can Change Your Life Now, by Amir Tsarfati and Dr. Rick Y


    Tuesday Evening Classes


    September 6 – November 15
    7:00–9:00 PM

    REGISTER for PM classes


    The Life of Daniel: Strong and Faithful
    Teacher: Cheri Strahm | Room 228 & Zoom

    Daniel lived in a time of turbulent change in a pagan society where the worship of God was not only mocked but dangerous. How could he hold onto his faith? What did he do when his trust in God was put to the test? This Bible study will focus on the life and character of Daniel, an amazing example of courage in a faith-challenging world. Using the first six chapters of the book of Daniel, we'll do an in-depth study of this man who stood strong and faithful. In-person cost: $5
    Study Guide: The Life of Daniel, Chapters 1–6, by Cheri Strahm (will be provided)


    Revealing Revelation
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman  | Room 232 & Zoom

    Come tour the final book of the Bible! The Spirit of God gave us the book of Revelation so we would know, among other things, what the future holds. We will examine the timeline of events before, during, and after the tribulation. We'll study God's specific plan for the people of Israel in the end times. And we'll discover the encouragement, challenges, and warnings Jesus gave to prepare us for His return! In-person cost: $15
    Study Guide: Revealing Revelation: How God’s Plans for the Future Can Change Your Life Now, by Amir Tsarfati and Dr. Rick Y


    Childcare — AM Only


    AM CHILDCARE
    Childcare is provided for infants to age five ONLY during Tuesday AM classes for pre-registered participants. Our program includes Bible story time, crafts, coloring, outdoor play (weather permitting), and a snack each week. Childcare is free for mothers who attend our Bible studies. (There is a $4 charge per child for any Bible study participant who is not the child’s mother or legal guardian.) Childcare is not provided for evening classes. Space is limited, please pre-register to guarantee childcare. 


    AM HOMESCHOOL CLASS
    We offer a class for homeschool students in kindergarten to 5th grade. Moms who attend a morning Bible study may place their children in this class for educational instruction. Each week we provide a biblical theme and message, plus we incorporate lessons on science, literature, history, or art. Space is limited. There is a $10 fee per child/semester to cover supplies. 


    Women's Ministry Contacts:
    Pastor Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.com
    Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com
    Jenna Mascia, 704.517.6606, jmascia@live.com

     

     

     

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

    Men, you're invited to join a small group Bible study at Calvary! It's a great way to grow in your faith, fellowship with other men, and become accountable in your walk with Christ. Newcomers are welcome anytime! 

    Choose from the options below and register to get started. Most groups are meeting on campus and via Zoom. Participants will receive Zoom information from the instructor by email.


    Monday Morning Studies

    Mondays, 7:00–8:00 AM
    May 16 – August 29

    The Book of Isaiah
    Room 242 & Zoom  |  David Dafoe & Ralph Weitz

    We are continuing our study of select chapters of Isaiah as we learn of God’s love for Israel, key prophecies of the coming Messiah, and His plan for the future. We engage in lively discussion leading toward personal application using the Life Change study guide on Isaiah. The cost is $10. Newcomers welcome!


    Mondays, 6:30–7:30 AM
    July 11 – October 3

    Philippians and Colossians
    Conf Room A & Zoom  | Tom Miller

    Join us for two wonderful, practical letters from Paul to the believers in the new church. Paul shares his heart while in prison about the meanings of faith and hope in our Lord, Jesus Christ. These are timeless letters of encouragement and guidance to the faithful, to stay focused on the truth of God's Word. Bring your Bible!
     

    Register


    Tuesday Evening Study


    Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00 PM
    June 7 – August 30

    What We Believe: An Examination of Calvary's Articles of Faith
    Zoom Only  |  Team Teachers

    In this conversational study, we will consider the 16 Calvary Articles of Faith that expound the doctrines of our Christian foundation. Not only will we discuss these articles endorsed by our elders, pastors, and membership, but we'll also study why each one is important to our abiding walk in Christ. This study is led by a team of teachers using the Bible and the Holy Spirit as our guide. Newcomers are welcome! Contact: Wayne Hackbarth, 704.641.3472, lovingminthill@gmail.com  


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

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    Men's Fall Bible Studies
    Monday & Tuesday AM & PM 
    Register now!

    Join the Men of Calvary for these weekly Bible studies — 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!

    Most classes are meeting on campus and via Zoom. Participants will receive Zoom information from the instructor by email. Please help us prepare for you by registering online. Materials will be distributed in the first class.


    Monday Morning Studies


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

    The Book of Isaiah
    David Dafoe & Ralph Weitz
    Room 242 & via Zoom

    We will continue our study in the book of Isaiah. We will examine selected chapters and learn of God’s love for Israel, key prophesies of the coming Messiah and His plan for the future. Our group is facilitated each week by a different approved teacher who will engage us in lively and edifying discussion. Study Guide: $10 – pay online as you register for the class. 

    Register

      
    Mondays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  October 10 – January 2

    Ezra, Nehemiah & Ester
    Tom Miller
    Conference Room A (4th floor) & Zoom

    After 70 years in exile, Cyrus, king of Persia, told God's people to return to Jerusalem! And they did, with Ezra in charge. Some years later, Nehemiah returned to rebuild the walls of the city. Esther, a humble Jewish girl, becomes queen of Persia, and later puts her life on the line to save her people. This study will teach us many lessons about God's faithfulness and biblical leadership. Bring your Bible and join us!   

    Register


    Tuesday Morning Studies

    Tuesdays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  September 13 – November 15

    Back from Exile: Study of Ezra & Nehemiah
    Dr. Terrill Nelson & Phil Comstock
    Room 242 & Zoom

    The drama continues. The Israelites had been under the discipline of the Lord in Babylon for 70 years. Nebuchadnezzar’s army was responsible for sacking Jerusalem and the destruction of the temple, the cornerstone of Jewish life and worship. Hopeless? Not at all! Come see how the Jews returned to Jerusalem and rebuild the temple and the once destroyed city walls. Study Guide: $10 – pay online as you register for the class.  

    Register


    Colossians & Philemon: Completion & Reconciliation in Christ
    Jeff Arrington & Sy Pugh
    Chick-Fil-A at Stonecrest

    The early church dealt with similar threats from false teachers just as Christians face today. This study will take us through Colossians and the short letter of Philemon. Join us and better understand Paul's arguments and how they apply today. Study Guide: $5 – pay online as you register for the class. This class only meets in person.

    Register


    Tuesday Evening Study


    Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00 PM  |  September 13 – December 13

    The Letters of John
    Wayne Hackbarth & team
    Room 401 & Zoom

    This fall we will begin a study of the three letters written by the apostle John. In them, John boldly clarifies who Jesus is as so-called believers question His divinity and humanity. Because John’s letters are about the basics of faith in Christ, they help us to reflect honestly on our own faith. We are called on to answer the question, “Are we authentic believers?” Study Guide: $13 – pay online as you register for the class. Contact: Wayne Hackbarth, 704.641.3472, lovingminthill@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 completed YEAR ONE of a two-year daily Bible reading plan that takes us chronologically through the Bible.

    We'll complete YEAR TWO of the plan in 2022.

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

    2022 BIBLE READING PLAN

    2021 BIBLE READING PLAN


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