<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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    Winter Elective Bible Studies
    Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM
    Join us for Module 2

    Join us on Wednesdays

    6:30–8:00 PM


    Are you truly growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ? Are you open to what God is teaching you? We invite you to grow in your knowledge and understanding of the Bible and apply biblical truth to your life. Come be part of an elective Bible study on Wednesdays at Calvary!

    Module 2: February 14 – March 20 (five sessions with a break for Missions Conference)

    Check out the course descriptions below.


    Elective Courses 


    You may join at any time. Just sign in at your first class!


    A Study in Colossians
    Pastor Jim Cashwell | Room 238 & Zoom

    The supremacy of Christ is the message of Paul’s letter to the church at Colossae. Above all human wisdom and tradition, Christ stands supreme. Join us as we look at our wonderful Savior, who is preeminent and sufficient for all and in every circumstance.

    Let Your Kingdom Come
    Pastor Sibu Rajappan | Banquet Room & Zoom

    What should we make of all the turmoil in the world, especially with Israel? Is there a future for Israel? What is God doing with Israel, and why should believers in Jesus Christ be concerned? We will seek answers to these questions from God’s Word as we survey God’s unchanging covenants to His people and biblical prophecy regarding His Kingdom.

    Ecclesiastes: The Wisdom of Solomon
    Pastor Jim Pile | Room 402 & Zoom

    The kingly sage warns us that a life lived apart from God is futile emptiness. He declares in Ecclesiastes 1:1 that “All is vanity” to express that all earthly goals and ambitions, when pursued as ends in themselves, lead to disappointment and frustration. True wisdom, on the other hand, involves seeing life from a divine perspective! Trust God in the face of apparent futility and lack of purpose. Join us for this riveting study of the book of Ecclesiastes as Solomon provides wise counsel for living in a world of vanity. 

    Grace-based Parenting: How to Shepherd Tweens, Teens & Strong-willed Children
    Pastor Nathaniel Pearce | Room 226 & Zoom

    While parenting is a calling from the Lord, loving and leading our children when they are pre-teens, teens, and strong-willed children becomes more challenging. Yet these stages of our children’s lives present incredible parenting opportunities characterized by grace, hope, love, and the Gospel. Join us as we explore the intricacies of shepherding God’s precious gifts, even as they transition through new phases of life and vie for autonomy. 

    Such a Great Salvation: A Theological Study
    Peter Farynyk | Room 240 & Zoom

    The salvation that God provides for us in Christ Jesus is perfect. It starts with God’s promises, crescendos in Christ’s death and resurrection, and culminates with our being glorified together with Him. Join us as we look into Scripture to see how God works salvation in the midst of the earth and how we should live in light of such a great salvation!

    A Pivotal Week in All of Eternity
    Bob Boogaard  |  Room 233 & Zoom

    For Christians, Easter represents the most important event in all of human history — the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus.  In this class, we will examine Scripture to study what is commonly known as “Passion Week.” We will look in detail at each one of these incredible days leading up to the crucifixion of Christ. Join us as we follow the Lord’s footsteps on the way to the place called Golgotha.  

    Discernment in an Age of Deception (Women Only)
    Aimee Haessly | Room 222 & Zoom

    How do we recognize error when it sounds so much like truth? To arm us against Scripture that has been “twisted,” we will learn the importance of context when studying the Bible (2 Peter 3:16). Using a side-by-side comparison of Holy Scripture with the published writings of unorthodox religious movements, we will discern the error in doctrines that have been extracted from biblical context. The goal of this study is to learn how to identify errors when they arise so that we are not misled. Then, we can help guide others toward God’s truth. 


    Non-Module Groups


    Teaching the Word: Fanning the Gift into Flame
    January 10 – March 20 (10 weeks)
    Pastor Rob Reece & Marc Martens  |  Room 401 (In person only)

    Do you wonder if you are being called to teach? If so, come and explore this possibility! The best way to determine if you have the gift of teaching is to ENGAGE — start doing it! Designed to help you develop and cultivate the spiritual gift of teaching, this class will include topics such as Spirit-filled teaching, learning and developing the basics of communication, lesson preparation and delivery, and basic theology (centering on our Articles of Faith). This class is also for current teachers seeking to refine and improve their teaching skills. For those interested (not required!), there will be an opportunity to develop a short lesson, present it, and receive feedback in a supportive and encouraging environment. Open to men and women.

    Divine Design: God’s Complementary Roles for Men & Women
    January 10 – March 20 (10 weeks)
    Shadon McAuley | Room 232 & Zoom

    Men and women are different. Yet, why is there so much confusion concerning gender roles? For decades, our culture has tried to blur the lines between the roles of men and women. In fact, in the name of equality, gender is becoming increasingly irrelevant. This ideology has crept into our marriages, homes, and churches. This class will consider God’s original intent for men and women. It will help you understand how your unique design can foster security, balance, and love in your marriage and family. Class participants are encouraged to purchase the book Divine Design — God’s Complementary Roles for Men and Women by John MacArthur. 

    Spanish Bible Study: Genesis  
    January 10 – March 20 (10 weeks)
    Bill Ogden | Room 227 & via Zoom Taught in Spanish with no translation

    Venga y estudie con nosotros el libro de Genesis.

    Wednesday Night Prayer
    Ongoing throughout the year
    Paul Hundrieser | Room 228 & via Zoom

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


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

     

     

     

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    Women's Winter Bible Studies
    Tuesdays, January 9 – March 19
    AM & PM options
     

    Check out our weekly Women's Bible Studies! You’re sure to find a place to grow spiritually and connect at Calvary with friends. Newcomers are always welcome!

    Classes meet on Tuesdays at 9:30 AM or 7:00 PM, January 9 through March 19.

    Online registration is now closed, but walk-ins are welcome to sign up in person on kick-off day, January 9:

    • Register at the kick-off meeting at 8:45 AM in the Crown Room
    • At the registration table at 7:00 PM on the second floor

    Zoom participants will receive login details from their instructors by email.


    Tuesday Morning Classes

    January 9 – March 19, 9:30 AM–Noon

    1, 2 & 3 John — LifeChange Bible Study
    by Karen Hinckley
    Teachers: Aimee Haessly & Alison Eddings | In-person & Zoom

    In John's day (as in ours), deceivers worked hard to obscure the truth. John wrote his letters to remind believers of what they already knew: that eternal life was theirs through belief in Jesus Christ. His letters instruct Christians to love God, love one another, walk in truth, and abide in Him. Join us to learn how to study and apply Scripture to particular challenges in life. Cost: $10


    Book of James, Be Mature
    by Warren Wiersbe
    Teachers: Bonnie Williams & Angie Hyman  | In-person only

    The book of James is very practical, results-oriented, and focused on spiritual maturity and how works complement our faith. James tells us how to overcome temptation, control the tongue, pray effectively, apply Scripture, and more. Our time together each week will include teaching, discussion, journaling, prayer, and community building. Join us as "Women of Purpose" who desire a life lived to glorify our Savior, Jesus Christ! Cost: $13


    MOMS — Making Our Mothering Significant
    Living a Life of Genuine Faith
    by Jen Wilkin

    Teacher: Betty Farynyk | In-person only

    Our study is in the very practical book of James. It will encourage moms to apply these truths and teach them to their children about living out our faith, loving our neighbors, taming the tongue, persevering in trials, and walking in wisdom. Class time will include discussion, teaching, prayer, testimonies, fellowship, and connection with a Mentor Mom following the Titus 2 model. Cost: $10 for the notebook, which will be distributed on the first day of class.


    Isaiah (Part 1) — A Precept Upon Precept Study
    by Kay Arthur
    Teacher: Jackie Schaffer | In-person & Zoom

    The book of Isaiah provides a prophetic picture of the Lord Jesus Christ that strikes awe in the hearts of readers. Join us as we study the crown jewel of the Old Testament prophets, and gain a firsthand knowledge of the beauty and majesty of God. Like Isaiah, you can see the Lord “high and lifted up” and gain an understanding of why the heavenly host proclaims, “Holy, holy, holy” as they worship the Holy One of Israel! Cost is $32 for the workbook, which will cover two semesters.


    Psalms: Songs Along the Way
    by Kathleen Bushwell Nielson
    Teacher: Jan Adams | In-person & Zoom

    The psalms are a doorway to God’s heart. Through them, He guides us to Himself and into a deeper relationship with Him as we grow stronger in our faith, learn greater patience, and experience heartfelt worship. The psalms teach us how to take our fears, disappointments, and problems to God, who gives us peace and victory. Dive in with us for a study of select psalms and experience God’s glory and faithfulness in this study. Cost: $13


    Spiritual Warfare: Terms of Engagement
    by Dr. David Jeremiah
    Teacher: Rometa Arrington | In-person & Zoom

    This study of the believer's spiritual armor is found in Ephesians 6. The truths contained in this book are for every believer because every believer is being attacked. Join us and gain a better understanding of the armor God has prepared for us, and learn how to utilize it to defeat the work of Satan in your life. Cost: $10


    Fundamentals of the Faith
    by John MacArthur
    Teacher: Cheri Strahm | In-person only

    This class will take you through the basic doctrines of Christianity and is for women at all stages of their spiritual journey. We will study God’s character, the person and work of Jesus Christ, the person and ministry of the Holy Spirit, and the purpose of the Church, including fellowship, worship, and our spiritual gifts. We will discuss questions on prayer, obeying God, evangelism, knowing God’s will, and more. Join us and sharpen your understanding of key doctrines of the Christian faith. Cost: $7


    The Last Hour: An Israeli Insider Looks at the End Times
    by Amir Tsarfati
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman | In-person & Zoom

    This study presents a biblical and yet fascinating modern-day description of God’s plan for the end times. Amir Tsarfati, a Jewish Christian and respected Bible teacher, guides readers through a biblical view of the rapture, the rise of the Antichrist, the horrors of the Great Tribulation, and the roles and fates of Israel and other nations. Above all, attendees will find hope in times of chaos and God’s sovereign control in and over the end-times. Cost: $10


     

    Tuesday Evening Classes

    January 9 – March 19, 7:00–9:00 PM

    Fundamentals of the Faith
    by John MacArthur
    Teacher: Cheri Strahm | In-person & Zoom

    This class will take you through the basic doctrines of Christianity and is for women at all stages of their spiritual journey. We will study God’s character, the person and work of Jesus Christ, the person and ministry of the Holy Spirit, and the purpose of the Church, including fellowship, worship, and our spiritual gifts. We will discuss questions on prayer, obeying God, evangelism, knowing God’s will, and more. Join us and sharpen your understanding of key doctrines of the Christian faith. Cost: $7


    The Last Hour: An Israeli Insider Looks at the End Times 
    by Amir Tsarfati
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman | Zoom only

    This study presents a biblical and yet fascinating modern-day description of God’s plan for the end times. Amir Tsarfati, a Jewish Christian and respected Bible teacher, guides readers through a biblical view of the rapture, the rise of the Antichrist, the horrors of the Great Tribulation, and the roles and fates of Israel and other nations. Above all, participants will find hope in times of chaos, and God’s sovereign control in and over the end-times. Cost: $10


    AM CHILDCARE

    UPDATE 12/15/23 — Childcare classes are FULL for infants through age 5. There is a waitlist for all childcare classes that are full. The homeschool class is close to capacity.

    • Childcare is provided ONLY during Tuesday AM classes for infants through age five who are pre-registered. Be sure to sign up for childcare when you register for your class. Our program includes Bible story time, crafts, coloring, outdoor play (weather permitting), and a snack each week. Childcare is free for mothers who attend the studies. Space is limited.

    AM HOMESCHOOL CLASS

    • Homeschool instruction is provided ONLY during Tuesday AM classes for children in kindergarten through 5th grade who are pre-registered. Each week we provide a biblical theme and message with lessons on science, literature, history, or art. Space is limited. There is a $10 fee per child per semester to cover supplies. Maximum of $30 per family per semester.

    Children must be checked in each week at the Welcome Desk under the escalator in the Galleria. 


    Contacts: Pastor Jim Pile, 704.341.5359, jpile@calvarychurch.com 
    Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com
    Jody Bezek, 704.839.6354, jodybezek@hotmail.com

     

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    Men's Winter/Spring Bible Studies
    Mondays & Tuesdays 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!

    Online registration is now closed but you may contact Helen to join a group at any time.


    Monday Morning Studies


    The Book of Revelation
    Mondays, 6:30–7:30 AM |  January 8 – April 8

    Tom Miller, Conference Room A & Zoom

    Join us for an in-depth study of Revelation. Among many wonderful truths, we will learn about the triumph of God and of the Lamb, as well as the new heaven and earth. We will do a verse-by-verse study over 13 weeks with open discussion. Lesson plans are sent each week. Come study with us!


    Malachi & James
    Mondays, 7:00–8:00 AM  |  January 8 – May 6

    David Dafoe & Ralph Weitz, Room 242 & Zoom

    Genesis is a book about beginnings. God created the heavens, the earth, plants and animals, men and women. All is good! Yet paradise is lost, and God begins mending His relationship with humanity and all creation. This study will also consider the patriarchal stories that unfold, grappling with some of our deepest questions. We will use the Navigator Genesis (LifeChange) study guides which are available on Amazon.com and in the Word Room at a discount  Come join us and grow!


    Tuesday Morning Studies


    Back from Exile and Beyond: Seeing Christ in Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah & Malachi
    Tuesdays, 7:00–8:00 AM  |  January 9 – May 7

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

    These four Old Testament prophets reveal timely spiritual lessons for us today. The drama continues as the Israelites go into exile for 70 years of discipline. Learn how God stirred up believers to return to the Promised Land to rebuild their livelihoods. Hear about their struggles and the help of godly prophets as the people of God anticipate the promised Messiah. The study guide will be $10; included in registration.

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

    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— starting with Exodus this semester. We will use a study guide, Bible Workbook and Guide by Brian Gugas. You may purchase your copy HERE.  


    Tuesday Evening Study


    Philippians: A Study of Christian Joy
    Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00 PM  |  January 9 – May 7

    Wayne Hackbarth, Jon Keil & Dave Clarke, Zoom only

    Despite being imprisoned for his beliefs, Paul writes a joyful letter to his partners in the Gospel. Learn from the apostle Paul as he challenges his readers to persevere in the work of Christ and find peace and contentment in perilous times. Through these ancient words, we can discover the secret of Paul’s joy and experience his triumphant confidence in Christ. You may purchase your 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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    Tying the Knot
    For Engaged Couples
    Tuesdays, March 5 – April 9
    Register now!

    Tuesdays, March 5 – April 9, 2024
    6:30–8:00 PM, Room 402


    Did you get engaged over the holidays? Thinking about getting married?

    You're invited to spend six Tuesday evenings with Pastor Nathaniel Pearce and other leaders addressing foundational issues and biblical principles that will help you establish and maintain a healthy marriage.

    In each session, we'll work through issues like conflict, expectations, communication, finances, and intimacy. You'll get to know your prospective spouse on a deeper level by assessing personality, birth order, and more.

    We'll use Rob Green's book, Tying the Knot: A Premarital Guide to a Strong & Lasting Marriage, as a realistic, hopeful, and actionable guide toward a Christ-centered marriage.

    Register


    Contact: Pastor Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.com or Trish Ullmann, 704.341.5330, tullmann@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 & Debbie Bordwine, 704.341.5328, dbordwine@calvarychurch.com

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    Widows Ministry
    "Inspiring Hope"
    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 for encouraging Bible devotionals, prayer, and a community of women who care!

    Here's our monthly meeting schedule:

    • First Fridays via Zoom @ 6:00–7:30 PM
    • Second Saturdays for fellowship @ 10:30 AM
    • Selected Thursdays for Calvary's Senior Adult Luncheons & Organ Concerts 
    • Worthwhile Wednesdays for monthly outreach projects
    • And more!

    Our study book is: God Works All Things Together for Your Good: Living in the Promise of Romans 8:28 by Robert J. Morgan.

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


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