<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, stages of life, and special interests. Click HERE to browse all of our ALGs!

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    Fall Bible Study Electives
    Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM
    Register now!

    All of us would agree that the world around us is seemingly chaotic. Many would affirm that evil in the world is increasing. The world, the flesh, and the devil are powerful enemies. Nevertheless, a follower of Christ is not to panic, not to despair, not to be angry or afraid, but rather to have faith, endure, press on, and grow in grace and knowledge. 

    This fall, we invite you to be challenged and equipped in God's Word at Calvary! Each of our elective classes looks to Scripture to address the theme, “How Shall We Live?” 

    We'll meet on Wednesdays from 6:30–8:00 PM. Most courses will be offered twice — in "modules" — to provide more opportunities to participate. 

    Module 1: September 8 – October 13
    Module 2: October 20 – November 17
     

    The schedule coordinates with Fellowship Dinner, Awana and Nursery for kids, IGNITE for students, and worship rehearsal — so it's easy to make it a family night!


    Elective Courses 


    1 & 2 Corinthians: How Shall We Live Within the Church
    Pastor Jim Cashwell  |  Room 238

    Preserving the unity of the Spirit is a key in every church. The church in Corinth, like many churches today, found it difficult to walk in unity as they faced the “voices” of this world. Paul addresses this issue and others in his letters to the Corinthian church. Paul begins by addressing our unifying purpose — to proclaim Christ crucified. Then the apostle walks us through issues that can negatively impact our unity. He teaches the Corinthian church to walk in a spirit of unity and love. You will find your spiritual life strengthened we study 1 & 2 Corinthians together.

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    Faith and Culture
    Pastor Sibu Rajappan  |  Room 226
    As our culture becomes increasingly anti-Christian, how should authentic believers live to display and proclaim Christ? How should we think about the issues that we face today? In this class, we will look at the major cultural challenges for believers, learn how Scripture speaks to these issues, and learn how to live counter-culturally.

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    Kingdom Parables in 3-D
    Dr. John S. Trent   |  Banquet Room

    This study will declare succinctly, demonstrate scientifically, and decrypt scripturally Jesus’ parabolic teachings concerning the mysteries of the kingdom for those who are walking as "children of light." We are admonished by the apostle Paul to “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is” (Ephesians 5:15–17).

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    Life in the Spirit
    Pastor Rob Reece  |  Room 232
    Of the three Persons of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit is the most mysterious. Yet, Scripture tells us that we are to “live by the Spirit.” We are called to “set our minds to the things of the Spirit, pray at all times in the Spirit, take up the sword of the Spirit, and be renewed in the Spirit.” But, what does life in the Spirit look like?  How can we experience union with Christ in our daily lives without drifting into spiritualism or mysticism?  This class will help us live a life that is Spirit-led and “filled with all the fullness of God."

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    Teaching & Leading Others (Men only)
    Bill Bailey   |  Room 222
    This hands-on class will equip men to lead a small-group Bible study, pray with others, give a compelling personal testimony, and prepare and deliver short devotionals and longer Bible lessons. Participants will have opportunities to practice what they learn and receive constructive feedback, thereby gaining experience and confidence in obeying God’s command to “go and make disciples.” Such training is critical in order for the church to help believers answer the question, “How shall we live?”

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    Trusting God Through Your Illness — CancerCare
    Pastor Jim Pile  |  Room 242
    One 11-week session: September 8 – November 17
    Being diagnosed with cancer or going through treatment can be an overwhelming experience. But you are not alone in your journey! How do we live when we hear such life-changing news? Join us with your family. You are also invited if you are dealing with other serious illnesses and/or traumas. You will find great encouragement, strength, and hope through the Word of God, prayer, and group discussion. Please purchase your course materials in advance HERE

    Register


    Un Evangelio Transformador – Spanish Bible Study  
    Bill Ogden   |  Room 227
    One 11-week session: September 8 – November 17
    Aunque restringido como prisionero en Roma, el deseo del apóstol Pablo de que los creyentes de las iglesias jóvenes vivieran un Evangelio transformador no falló. Sus cartas a Éfeso y Colosas primero establecen el fundamento cristiano para la vida y luego proceden a la aplicación práctica. Haremos un estudio comparativo utilizando cada carta para ayudarnos a comprender mejor una y aplicar la otra.

    A Transforming Gospel 
    Although a prisoner in Rome, the apostle Paul’s desire for the believers in these young churches to live out the Gospel did not fail. His letters to Ephesus and Colossae established the Christian foundations for life and offered a practical application for its readers. This class will do a comparative study of Ephesians and Colossians to help us better understand these texts and apply their principles to our lives.

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    Wednesday Night Prayer Ongoing
    Paul Hundrieser   |  3rd Floor Prayer Room
    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 during this time. We meet continually throughout the year.

    Register


    Questions about Bible study electives?
    Contacts: Pastor Rob Reece, 704.887.3696, rreece@calvarychurch.com
    Debbie Bordwine, 704.341.5328, dbordwine@calvarychurch.com

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    Men's Fall Bible Studies
    Monday & Tuesday AM & PM 
    September 7 – December 21
    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! 

    Check out the Fall 2021 studies below and register now!


    Monday Morning Studies

    Mondays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  September 13 – December 6

    The Gospel of John
    Conference Room A, 4th floor | Tom Miller
    For many of us, this is the first book that we opened as new believers in Christ. The fundamentals of the faith and the divinity of Jesus are so clearly presented in the Gospel of John! In our verse-by-verse study, we'll focus on the message and life application — along with open discussion. You'll receive a lesson plan each week. So come and fellowship in His word with us. Please bring your Bible!

    Register

      
    Mondays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  September 13 – December 20

    The Book of Isaiah
    Room 242  |  Dave Wentink 
    Join us as we continue our study 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 is facilitated by a different teacher who will engage us in a lively and edifying discussion. We will use the Life Change study guide, which will be distributed in class. So grab your Bible and join us! The cost is $10.

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    Tuesday Morning Studies

    Tuesdays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  September 7 – November 16

    Jeremiah, Part 2
    Room 242  | Terrill Nelson & Doug Harper
    As we continue to explore the life, times, and events around the prophet Jeremiah, we find that the culture of his day reflects some similarities with ours. Jeremiah encountered corrupt political and religious leaders and people trapped in a failing system — all while surrounded by powerful, sinister enemies. We’ll explore the intrigue and the suspense of foolish kings, prophets, and foreign world powers, as well as the judgment and mercy of God. Order course materials HERE.

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    The Battle Plan for Prayer
    Via Zoom  |  Jeff Arrington & Sy Pugh
    This fall, we will continue our quest to develop a deeper walk with God through prayer as we seek His help for our daily battles. Topics will include: what prayer is, why God wants us to pray, specific areas of prayer, specific strategies for prayer, and more. Our primary resource will be the Bible, but we will also use the Battle Plan for Prayer study guide to help us create a personal prayer strategy. Join us and learn how to be specific and strategic in your prayer life! Order course materials HERE.

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    Tuesday Evening Study

    Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00 PM  |  September 7 – December 21

    The Gospel of John
    Room 401  | Wayne Hackbarth
    “…but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God and that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:31).  Please join us for a conversational, line-by-line study of this life-changing story of Jesus Christ. Come to know the Great I AM. We will use the Life Change study guide, which will be distributed in class. The cost is $13. 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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    Women's Summer Bible Study
    Tuesdays,  June 15 – August 17
    AM & PM options via Zoom

    Tuesdays, June 15 – August 17

    Join 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, we plan 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: Pastor Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.comJennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.comJenna Mascia, 704.517.6606, jmascia@live.com

     

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

    Join our summer Bible studies! Enrich your faith and grow in fellowship with other men. Newcomers are welcome anytime! 

    Register for a class below. Groups are meeting via Zoom. Participants will receive Zoom 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, Jon Keil, & Dave Clark
    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, lovingminthill@gmail.com  

    Register


    Monday Morning Studies

    Mondays, 7:30–8:30 AM
    June 7 – August 30

    The Gospel of John
    Via Zoom  | Dave Wentink
    Expect to grow deeper in your 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. 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 — 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, 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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    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're in 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. Or stop by the Welcome Desk in the Galleria to pick up a copy to keep in your Bible.

    2021 BIBLE READING PLAN

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Download the 2020 plan as a PDF