<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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    Spring Elective Bible Studies
    Wednesdays, April 19–May 10
    6:30–8:00 PM

    Wednesday, April 19–May 10
    6:30–8:00 PM

    Join us on Wednesday evenings this spring to dive deeply into God’s Word! Expect to grow in your knowledge and understanding of the Bible and to be challenged to apply biblical truth to your life! 
    Be sure to arrive early to enjoy Fellowship Dinner in the Crown Room. In addition, children’s Bible Clubs (Awana & Gopher Buddies) continue on the same schedule, as well as IGNITE for students.

    Please pre-register for an elective class below; online registration will close on April 19. If you can’t register in advance, please sign in at your first class. Newcomers are welcome at any time!

    Authentic Christianity — A Study in 1 John
    with Pastor Rob Reece
    Banquet Room & via Zoom

    Many people profess to know the Lord but do not live like it. In other words, their lives do not correspond to what they profess to believe. So, what does “believing” look like? How is a professing believer in Jesus Christ supposed to live? What are the characteristics of true faith? If you want to examine how you are doing in your walk with Christ and the marks of authentic Christianity, this study will help you.


    Biblical Money Management
    with Russell Kolbe
    Room 234 (In-person only)

    We know God has clearly stated that money is an important topic in our lives. Throughout Scripture, there are thousands of verses about handling money and possessions. Based on a personal finance study from Crown Financial Ministries, this four-week overview teaches biblical principles of stewardship. The goal is to assist in managing personal finances and broaden your understanding of God’s plan and purpose for our financial blessings. Each participant should go to the Crown website before the first class to purchase resource materials and set up an account HERE: https://www.crownonline.org/courses/moneylife?th__ug=8dcd7daf&th__c=calvary


    Gaining Wisdom from Proverbs
    with Pastor Jim Pile
    Room 402 & via Zoom

    When you think of the book of Proverbs, what comes to mind? It is a book of wisdom principles we can apply to our everyday Christian lives. We hope this class will entice you to study the Proverbs daily so that you can walk more wisely with the Lord and disciple others! 


    How to “Be A Light” 
    with Pastor Sibu Rajappan
    Room 226 & via Zoom

    If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, the Lord has sovereignly placed you in your respective communities so that you can shine the Light of Christ to those around you. Yet, do you struggle to intentionally and consistently reach out to your neighbors for the sake of Christ? Do you find it challenging to start spiritual conversations with your neighbor? Are you at a loss when explaining the Gospel in a simple and winsome way? Then, join us and get equipped to shine the light of Christ practically, intentionally, joyfully, and effectively. 


    Surviving Losses and Difficult Diagnoses
    with Pastor Nathaniel Pearce
    Room 233 & via Zoom

    The Bible teaches that disease and death entered our world through sin. As such, Christians should be aware that our relationship with Christ provides no exemption from difficult diagnoses, illnesses, and death. How should we understand these issues biblically? What role can the faith community play in coming alongside others during these difficult times? How can God use your past experiences to encourage others? Join us for this important and practical discussion.


    Zooming with Calvary Missionaries
    with Pastor Jim Cashwell
    Room 232 & via Zoom

    Join us each week as we interact with Calvary Missionaries worldwide via Zoom. During these live calls, we will learn more about the people our missionaries serve, hear about their ministries and adventures, and pray for their needs. So join us and get to know our missionaries!


    College Workshop
    with Chad Asvestas & Pete Mayo
    Room 200 (In-person only)

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


    Spanish Bible Study   
    with Bill Ogden
    Room 237 (In-person only)

    We meet on Wednesday evenings to meditate on God’s word and apply it to our personal and family life from our Latin-American experience. This group is taught in Spanish without translation.

    Estudio Bíblico en Español | Salón 227
    Enseñada en español, esta clase estudiará I y II Pedro y se centrará en "Vivir el Evangelio en tiempos turbulentos." 


    Wednesday Night Prayer
    with Paul Hundrieser
    Room 228 & via Zoom

    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.


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

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    Ministry of Motherhood
    Women's Spring Bible Study
    Tuesdays AM, April 18 – May 23

    Ladies, check out our new spring Bible study! This six-week class is a great way to grow spiritually and connect with friends. Newcomers are always welcome!

    We meet on Tuesdays at 9:30 AM at Calvary. Please register below to help us prepare for you. Books will be distributed in the first class.

    Tuesday Morning Classes

    April 18 – May 23
    9:30 AM–Noon  |  Room 242

    The Ministry of Motherhood: Following Christ's Example in Reaching the Hearts of Our Children
    by Sally Clarkson
    Teacher: Betty Farynyk 
    Motherhood is much more than a job — it is a calling. Join us for a study of how to spiritually nurture and train your children in the daily moments of life in the same way Jesus taught His disciples. Learn how to pass on crucial gifts that will serve your family for a lifetime. This class will include practical training for moms to help them with time and home management, exercise, fitness, decorating the home, and more. All are welcome! Cost: $13 


    Childcare & Homeschool Class

    Childcare and homeschooled children should be checked in first at the Family Welcome Desk by the elevators in the Galleria. Then, drop off and pick up children at their assigned classrooms. 

    Childcare is provided at no charge for children (infants–age 5) of pre-registered Bible study participants. Our program includes Bible storytime, crafts, coloring, outdoor play (weather permitting), and a snack each week.

    We offer a class for homeschooled students in kindergarten to 6th 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. Maximum of $30 per family/semester. Homeschool Contact: Jody Bezek, 704.839.6354, jodybezek@hotmail.com

    Contacts: Dr. Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.com, Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com

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    Men's Bible Studies
    Monday & Tuesday AM & PM 

    Calvary men’s Bible study groups meet weekly throughout the year. Grow in your knowledge of God’s Word and enjoy accountability, connection, and fellowship. Newcomers are always welcome at any time. Just contact Helen to join a group. 

    Check out the studies and join us! 

    Monday Morning Studies

    The Book of Mark
    Mondays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  January 9 – April 3

    Conf Room A & Via Zoom  | Tom Miller

    This is a 13-week study of the Gospel of Mark. John Mark, as he is called, reveals Jesus Christ as the Servant, the Workman of God. We see an amazing picture of our Lord in action through His miracles and His acts of care. This study will take a discussion format, so study with us and be prepared to engage.

    l & ll Timothy
    Mondays, 7:00–8:00 AM  |  January 9 – May 8

    Ralph Weitz & David Dafoe / Room 242 & via Zoom

    I & II Timothy are excellent sources for learning about the doctrines of salvation, discipleship, and church leadership. As we study these letters, God will open up rich applications for our walk with Christ. We will use a study guide, 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus, by Dr. David Jeremiah. Please join us and be blessed! The study guide is $10; pay online as you register for the class. 

    Tuesday Morning Studies

    Ezra & Nehemiah
    Tuesdays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  January 10 – May 9

    Dr. Terrill Nelson & Phil Comstock / Room 242 & Zoom

    This is a continuation of our fall study of Ezra & Nehemiah. The Jews returning from exile worked ahead to rebuild the altar of God, the temple, and the walls of the city of God. We’ll continue the study of leaders, including Zerubbabel, Ezra, and Nehemiah, who oversaw the work and the spiritual repositioning. They faithfully overcame adversity to the glory of God! The study guide costs $10.

    Overview of the Books of the Bible
    Tuesdays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  January 10 – May 9

    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. Since we are studying the Bible consecutively book by book, you can register at any time and pick up wherever we are. We will use a study guide, Bible Workbook and Guide, by Brian Gugas. You may purchase your copies HERE

    Tuesday Evening Study

    The Gospel of Luke
    Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00 PM  |  January 10 – May 9

    Wayne Hackbarth & Team / Room 401 & Zoom

    In this conversational study, we will “travel” with Luke as he gathers many essential anecdotes of Jesus’ time on earth — from His birth to ascension. We will watch the Savior as He encounters Gentiles, Samaritans, women, children, tax collectors, sinners, and others regarded as outcasts in Israel. His compassion shapes the salvation He offered them and us today. You may purchase your study guide in advance. Order course materials 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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    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