<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
    beginning September 11
    Register now!

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


    Calvary offers an array of Bible study electives that allow you to dig deeper into God's Word and apply His truths to your life. Expect to grow in your knowledge and understanding of the Bible and to be challenged in all aspects of Christian life! 

    Please see the course descriptions below. You can pre-register online for your class until noon on the dates the modules begin. After that, just register in person when you arrive at class. Newcomers are welcome anytime!

    • Module 1: September 11 – October 16 (six sessions)

    Register

    • Module 2: October 23 – November 20 (five sessions)

    Register

    Our Wednesday evening schedule coordinates with Fellowship Dinner, IGNITE for students, Awana & Gopher Buddies for kids (with registration), Nursery (please register), and worship rehearsal. There’s something for the whole family! 


    Module Electives 


    These classes will be offered for both Module 1 and Module 2. 

    The Gospel According to John
    Pastor Rob Reece  |  Banquet Room & Zoom

    Easy to read and yet packed with theology, the Gospel of John is a fascinating book 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). This book focuses not only on what Jesus does, but who He is — His identity, origin, and authority. Our study will include the “I Am” statements, the Upper Room Discourse, the work of the Holy Spirit, and the miraculous healings. Come learn about the Word who became flesh and tabernacled among us. 

    Knowing God Through the Minor Prophets
    Pastor Sibu Rajappan  |  Room 401 & Zoom

    Although called the minor prophets, these twelve prophetic books are profound in their theology and beautifully paint radiant pictures of our great God and His heart for His people and the world. This fall, we will discuss the themes and messages of the first four minor prophets in Part 1 of our study. You'll learn rich truths about God and how to apply them in your life today! 

    Reclaiming Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
    Pastor Nathaniel Pearce  |  Room 232 & Zoom

    Scripture teaches that life begins at conception. By the third month of pregnancy, doctors can determine a child’s gender by observing physical attributes unique to males and females. Gender distinctions become even more evident as we understand God’s design in creating us in His image and likeness. Yet many try to blur the lines by challenging His design and advocating postmodern non-absolutes for gender, sexuality, and leadership. This class will help us understand and learn to defend the biblical concepts of manhood and womanhood.

    Why Did You Leave Me? Dealing with Memory Loss
    Pastor Jim Cashwell  |  Room 238 & Zoom

    When dementia strikes, you may not see it coming. It’s like your feet have been swept from under you, and you’re tumbling, struggling to grab hold and catch yourself. There are many questions, medications, anger, sadness, and tremendous loss. There are so many things you cannot prepare for! Join us to look at the journey into memory loss and how a believer in Jesus Christ responds. 

    The Protestant Reformations
    Dr. Robert Mayer  |  Room 226 & Zoom

    In this course, we will examine the 16th-century Reformation period and discuss its impact on Christianity as we know and practice it now. We will look at the four major Reformation movements, explore their similarities and differences, and suggest a common theology shared by most Protestant Christians in the form of what we term the five solas. Come and learn about these five theological principles that are essential for authentic Christianity, both in terms of what we teach and how we practice our faith.

    Persevering Through Persecution — Living Your Faith in a Faithless Culture
    Steven Garofalo | Room 233 & Zoom

    What does the Bible say about the persecution of the church? How should Christians live in these circumstances? This course will explore what the Bible says about living out our faith in a post-Christian culture. We will learn to persevere through persecution with understanding, joy, and contentment.

    Spiritual Mentoring — Women Only
    Pastor Jim Pile & Connie Brown  |  Room 402 & Zoom

    This course will encourage and train women to follow the Titus 2 charge for women to mentor women. Mature Christian women are to teach and train younger women to live out the beauty of God’s Word in their lives and to disciple them to love and good works. We will use Susan Hunt’s book Spiritual Mothering as part of the curriculum. Ladies, join us as we seek a biblical vision of women’s discipleship for the health of the church and the glory of God.


    Non-Module Wednesday Groups


    These classes meet on their own schedule and register separately. 

    Calvary Membership Course  
    September 11 – October 16 (six sessions)
    Pastor John Munro  |  Room 1200

    Ready to make Calvary Church your spiritual home? Learn more about the process and register for the course HERE.


    Wednesday Night Prayer
    Ongoing throughout the year
    Bob Lanning  |  Room 228 & via Zoom

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


    Contacts: Pastor Rob Reece, 704.887.3696, rreece@calvarychurch.com & Helen Stewart, 704.341.5328, hstewart@calvarychurch.com

     

     

     

     

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    Women's Summer Bible Study
    "The Great Disappearance"
    Tuesdays, June 4 – August 6
    Class meets via Zoom

    Tuesdays, June 4 – August 6
    Classes meet via Zoom

    • 9:30 AM–Noon
    • 7:00–9:00 PM

    Ladies, check out our new summer Bible study! This summer class is a great way to grow spiritually and stay connected with friends.

    The Great Disappearance
    by Dr. David Jeremiah
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman

    This study will follow Dr. Jeremiah's book to unravel the mysteries surrounding the Rapture and the Second Coming of Christ. He describes in detail the days to come, as promised by the Old and New Testaments, regarding life after death and answers many common questions about the inevitable end of days.

    • Pre-order your study guide HERE.
       
    • Register for this class by emailing MaryBeth Fehr at mbfehr7@gmail.com. Include your name, address, phone number, and whether you plan to attend AM or PM.

    Contacts: Pastor Jim Pile, 704.341.5359, jpile@calvarychurch.com, Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com

     

     

     

     

     

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    Men's Summer Bible Studies
    Monday & Tuesday AM & PM 
    June 3 – August 26

    Calvary men’s Bible study groups are meeting this summer! 

    Grow in your knowledge of God’s Word and enjoy accountability, connection, and fellowship. Newcomers are always welcome at any time. Please contact Helen to join a group. 


    Monday Morning Studies


    The Book of Ecclesiastes
    Mondays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  June 3 – July 15

    Conf Room A & Via Zoom, with Tom Miller

    What makes a life meaningful? How does one find purpose in life? In this study, we will consider Solomon, who was described as the wisest man on earth. Solomon looks back on his full life yet seeks meaning. Come and learn from a man who said, “I applied my heart to seek and to search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven.” This is a seven-week, verse-by-verse study with weekly lesson plans. Newcomers are welcome!

    Genesis
    Mondays, 7:00–8:00 AM  |  June 3 – August 26

    Room 242 & via Zoom, with David Dafoe & Ralph Weitz

    Genesis is a book about beginnings. In the beginning, God created the heavens, the earth, plants and animals, men and women. All is good! Yet paradise is lost, and God begins His plan of restoration and redemption for humanity and creation. This study will also consider the patriarchal stories that grapple with some of our deepest questions. We will use the Navigator Genesis (LifeChange) study guides. These are available on Amazon and in the Word Room at a discount. Come and be blessed as we study the book of Genesis!


    Tuesday Evening Study


    Minor Prophets
    Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00 PM  |  June 4 – August 20

    Wayne Hackbarth & Team via Zoom

    Please join us on ZOOM this summer for a study of the minor prophets. God called His people out of their spiritual stupor. Indeed, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi call us to a vibrant faith. Join a team of teachers for this 12-week conversational study.

    Order your NavPress 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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    Men's Fall Bible Studies
    Mondays & Tuesdays AM & PM 
    Register now!

    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). 


    Monday Morning Studies

      
    Mondays, 6:30–7:30 AM |  July 22 – October 14

    The Book of Acts
    Tom Miller
    Conference Room A (4th floor) & Zoom

    The Book of Acts chronicles the history of the early church, beginning just after Christ’s ascension. Spanning some 30 years, Luke shares amazing stories concerning the spread of the Gospel across the Roman empire. Come and hear about ordinary men called to do incredible things for the kingdom of God. This is a 13-week course with weekly lesson plans. It is offered both in-person and on Zoom. 

    Register


    Mondays, 7:00–8:00 AM  |  September 9 – December 16

    Genesis
    David Dafoe & Ralph Weitz
    Room 242 & Zoom

    We are continuing in Genesis — a book about beginnings. In the beginning, God created the heavens, the earth, plants, animals, men and women. All is good until paradise is lost. Yet, there is hope! Come and learn about God‘s incredible plan of restoration. We will use the Navigator Genesis (LifeChange) study guides. These are available on Amazon and in the Word Room at a discount. Come and be blessed as we study the Book of Genesis! 

    Register


    Tuesday Morning Studies


    Tuesdays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  September 10 – November 12

    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 study the Bible consecutively, book by book, you can register at any time and join us. This semester, we are starting with Leviticus. We will use a study guide, Bible Workbook and Guide, by Brian Gugas. You may purchase your own copy HERE.

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    Tuesdays, 7:00–8:00 AM  |  September 10 – November 12

    Seeing Christ in Ezekiel
    Dr. Terrill Nelson & Phil Comstock
    Room 242 & Zoom

    Ezekiel was a young priest in Jerusalem when he was carried away from Jerusalem as a POW. Taken by the Babylonians into the internment camps in Mesopotamia, his world was in turmoil. God called Ezekiel to preach among unrepentant Jewish exiles who had stubbornly refused to accept responsibility for their national sin. Come read about Ezekiel’s bizarre visions, strange object lessons, and mysterious teachings. We’ll study how God used Ezekiel to speak to Israel and learn how we can apply the book’s rich theological truths today. The study guide, Exalting Christ in Ezekiel, is $15.

    Register


    Tuesday Evening Study


    Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00 PM  |  September 10 – December 17

    The Gospel of Mark
    Wayne Hackbarth, Jon Keil & Dave Clarke
    Zoom ONLY

    Join us for this 14-week, verse-by-verse conversational study of Mark, a narrative written to reveal that Jesus is the Messiah for both Jews and Gentiles. Join us to learn from this remarkable Gospel account. You may purchase your study guide HERE. Contact: Wayne Hackbarth, 704.641.3472, lovingminthill@gmail.com

    Register


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

     

     

     

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    Widows Ministry
    Summer Schedule
    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 us for encouraging Bible devotionals, prayer, and a community of women who care!

    Here's our monthly meeting schedule for Summer 2024:

    • June 7 — Zoom, 6:00–7:30 PM
    • June 26 — Brunch, 10:30 AM–12:30 PM
    • July 5 — Zoom, 6:00–7:30 PM
    • July 18 — Outreach Project Day, 11:00 AM–4:00 PM (drop-in, includes lunch)
    • August 2 — Zoom, 6:00–7:30 PM
    • August 28 — Brunch, 10:30 AM–12:30 PM

    This summer, we will read, meditate, and encourage one another to memorize Scripture from the book of James. 

    Our study this fall will be The Strength You Need: The Twelve Great Strength Passages of the Bible. The Senior Adult Luncheons and Organ Concerts, which we attend as a group, will resume in September.

    Contact Donna Bridges at 704.301.5991 to receive the book, Zoom meeting credentials, and ongoing monthly activities schedule.


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

     

     

     

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    2024 Bible Reading Plan
    Join us daily on our walk 
    through the Bible — Year 2

    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 2024, we'll continue the TWO-YEAR Bible reading plan we began in 2023! This reading plan is a great option if you've always wanted to read the entire Bible straight through. We'll continue in Psalms and the poetic books, and then we'll read the major and minor prophets. This summer, we'll read the Gospels and continue through the New Testament!

    Download the 2024 PDF below. Or stop by the Welcome Desk in the Galleria to pick up a print copy to keep in your Bible.

    2024 Bible Reading Plan

    2023 Bible Reading Plan


    Contact: Pastor Rob Reece, 704.887.3696, rreece@calvarychurch.com & Helen Stewart, 704.341.5328, hstewart@calvarychurch.com