<p>Weekly Bible Studies<br />
Groups for men &amp; women<br />
<em>Newcomers welcome!</em></p>
Weekly Bible Studies
Groups for men & women
Newcomers welcome!

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 a way that makes 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! Guests and newcomers are always welcome!

Elective courses meet on Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM in the fall, winter, and spring. The Fall 2019 session runs September 11 – November 20. Newcomers are always welcome! Just register at your first class.

Small group Bible studies for women meet on Tuesday mornings and evenings, September – May. Several men's studies are offered throughout the year. Check out the details below.

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    Men's Bible Studies
    Mondays & Tuesdays
    Newcomers welcome!

    Groups meet weekly for Bible study — come grow in your knowledge of God's Word and fellowship! Newcomers are welcome anytime! 

    Check out the new fall options below, and be sure to bring your Bible! 


    Monday Morning Studies

     

    Mondays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  September 9 – November 25

    The Gospel of Matthew
    Conference Room A (4th floor)  |  Tom Miller
    Jesus is revealed as the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy in the Gospel of Matthew. With a Jewish audience in mind, Matthew quotes from the Old Testament more than any other Gospel. Five major discourses are recorded, including the Sermon on the Mount. Join us for a verse by verse study of this amazing book. 

    Register


    Mondays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  September 9 – November 18

    The Gospel of John
    Room 242  |  Dave Wentink

    This in-depth study of John will lead us to a deeper understanding of Jesus, the Son of God. Each week our group is facilitated by a different member, and we enjoy lively, interactive discussion. Our group (ages 30–85) values the knowledge and experiences of all attendees. Please bring your Bible. 

    Register


    Tuesday Morning Studies

     

    Tuesdays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  September 10 – November 19

    2 Thessalonians: Getting Ready for Christ's Return
    Room 306  |  Bill Harding
    Paul's second letter to the Thessalonians was written to follow up on the message of the first letter and to clarify some of the conflicting rumors that were circulating about the return of Christ, the end times, and the judgment of the Lord. Join us and grow in Christ and the knowledge of God's Word. All men are invited! 

    Register


    Tuesdays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  September 10 – November 19

    Matthew
    Stonecrest Chick-Fil-A  |  Jeffrey Arrington & Sy Pugh
    This semester we will continue our study of Matthew. Throughout his Gospel, Matthew takes us back to the Old Testament repeatedly to remind us of God's promises. Man has been on a quest to find his way back to God since the fall of humanity. In Christ Jesus, the Father fulfilled His promises and shows us the way into a relationship with Himself. Join us as we continue our study of Jesus' life and ministry. 

    Register


    Tuesday Evening Study

     

    Tuesdays, 7:00–8:30 PM  |  September 10 – December 17

    Job & Lamentations
    Room 401  |  Wayne Hackbarth

    As we continue our study of Job, we will see he is a man who walked through adversity and testing. More significantly, Job will teach us about ourselves, our God, and the kind of trusting relationship He wants for each of us. We will also study the book of Lamentations at the end of the semester. Cost is $12 for the study guide which will be distributed in class. Contact: Wayne Hackbarth, 704.641.3472, lovinminthill@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 Bible Studies
    Tuesdays, September 10–November 19
    AM & PM options

    Check out our Women’s Bible Studies — there are lots of new classes this fall! You're sure to find a place to grow spiritually and connect with friends!

    Regular meeting times are Tuesdays at 9:30 AM and 7:00 PM unless noted. All classes are one semester unless otherwise indicated. Newcomers and guests are always welcome!

    Fall pre-registration is complete, but it's not too late to join us! Just register on your first day of class.

    Childcare (infant to age 5) for morning classes is now on a wait-list. See details below.


    Tuesday Morning Classes
    September 10 – November 19, 9:30 AM–Noon

    MOMS — Making Our Mothering Significant
    Faith Workout, Philippians 2:12–13
    Teacher: Donna Navey | Room 401
    9:30–11:35 AM

    The MOMS Class is designed to help mothers encourage one another and draw closer to Christ as they do the important work of bringing up their children. Members of the class become part of small groups with a designated Mentor Mom (Titus 2:3–5) who facilitates discussion and application. This class will teach the basics of discipleship, and we will be challenged to develop our spiritual muscles as Christian women for God's purpose and His glory. Investing in our spiritual maturity through practical exercises of faith increases our knowledge and discernment so we are filled with the fruit of righteousness (Philippians 1:9–11). Cost: $20


    Daniel, Part 1 – Precept Upon Precept
    by Kay Arthur
    Teacher: Jackie Schaffer | Room 242
    The prophet Daniel wrote one of the most amazing and inspiring books of the Old Testament. In studying it, we gain an understanding of our God and our future that gives us that “peace that passes all understanding” and an anchor in any storm which may come upon us. Join us and have your faith strengthened, gain insight into what the future holds, and learn how to live out a biblical worldview amid the opposition of our culture. This is a two-semester study. Cost for this semester: $23


    The Gospel of John
    Teacher: Jan Adams | Room 231
    God has used this treasured Gospel over the years to reveal who He is to those who long to know Him. This study takes an in-depth look at the life and the teachings of Jesus, the unique Son of God, through the eyes of one the disciples who knew Him best. Join us for an enriching discussion of each chapter of the first half of this cherished book. This is a two-semester course. Cost: $15


    Deepening Our Relationship and Walk with the Savior
    Teacher: Judy Trexler | Room 226
    Whether a new believer or longtime follower of Christ, all Christians share a new birth and living hope through Jesus Christ. We know about Him in many ways, but is our relationship with Him personal, vibrant, and fruitful? How can we come to know the Savior better? Jesus provides one answer for us through the seven "I AM" statements found in the Gospel of John. Each offers rich detail of His ongoing work as our Savior and His continuing relationship with those who follow Him. By living moment-by-moment in the reality of who Christ is, we can deepen our relationship with the Lord and bring Him glory. Cost: $15


    Don't Waste Your Life
    by John Piper
    Teacher: Karmen Estes | Room 237
    The American Dream entices people to spend their lives on trivial diversions, slipping through life seeking success, comfort, and pleasure above all else. But God designed people for far more than this. In this study, John Piper makes a passionate plea to the current and next generations to avoid the dangers of a wasted life. He calls us to take risks and make sacrifices that matter for eternity — with a single, soul-satisfying passion for the glory of God that seeks to make much of Him in every sphere of our lives! Cost: $20


    Lord, I Need Grace to Make It Today
    by Kay Arthur
    Teacher: Rometa Arrington | Room 233
    There are times when we all wonder if we’ll make it in life—and if it’s worth even trying. Feelings of unworthiness and guilt over past sins, times of spiritual weakness and inadequacy—the burdens can seem overwhelming. Don’t give up! God‘s grace is available freely and abundantly for all who would take it. If you long for the covering of God‘s grace, join us as we open the Word of God and learn how to appropriate God’s grace for every situation.
    Cost: $20


    The Book of Signs: 31 Undeniable Prophecies of the Apocalypse
    by Dr. David Jeremiah
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman | Banquet Room
    In The Book of Signs, Dr. David Jeremiah examines the prophetic writings from the Old and New Testaments and gives us insights about God's plan for humankind as the end times draw near. In His Word, God has given us an understanding of what is taking place and what will happen as we approach the end of the age. As we come to understand the truth about these signs, our faith will grow, we will live more confidently, and we will gain new hope for the future. Although we live in a chaotic world, we can be at peace — for we know God is on His throne and the return of the Prince of Peace is drawing near. This is a two-semester course. Cost: $18


    God of Creation: A Study of Genesis 1–11
    by Jen Wilkin
    Teacher: Betty Farynyk | Room 228
    Genesis is the book of beginnings in which all the overarching themes for Scripture are revealed. By studying this book, we can better understand God’s reign and rule and how His sovereign will is at work in creation, the fall, redemption, and restoration. Join us as we investigate the lives of important historical figures, coming to better know the Lord of creation and how we should respond to Him! This study will utilize teaching videos and group discussion to help us address some of our deepest questions. Cost: $18


    Tuesday Evening Classes
    September 10 – November 19,  7:00–9:00 PM

    Follow Me — International Women's Class
    by David Platt
    Teacher: Cheri Strahm | Room 228
    Do you want to learn what Scripture says about being a true disciple of Jesus Christ? This class is designed for international women from all nations and backgrounds. English may be your first, second or third language — all are welcome as we grow in Christ together! Cost: $16


    The Book of Signs: 31 Undeniable Prophecies of the Apocalypse
    by Dr. David Jeremiah
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman | 232
    In The Book of Signs, Dr. David Jeremiah examines the prophetic writings from the Old and New Testaments and gives us insights about God's plan for humankind as the end times draw near. In His Word, God has given us an understanding of what is taking place and what will happen as we approach the end of the age. As we come to understand the truth about these signs, our faith will grow, we will live more confidently, and we will gain new hope for the future. Although we live in a chaotic world, we can be at peace — for we know God is on His throne and the return of the Prince of Peace is drawing near. This is a two-semester course. Cost: $18

    Don't Waste Your Life
    by John Piper
    Teacher: Karmen Estes | 237
    The American Dream entices people to spend their lives on trivial diversions, slipping through life seeking success, comfort, and pleasure above all else. But God designed people for far more than this. In this study, John Piper makes a passionate plea to the current and next generations to avoid the dangers of a wasted life. He calls us to take risks and make sacrifices that matter for eternity — with a single, soul-satisfying passion for the glory of God that seeks to make much of Him in every sphere of our lives! Cost: $20


    CHILDCARE


    MORNING ONLY childcare is provided for infants to age five during Tuesday AM classes for preregistered participants. Childcare is not provided for evening classes. Please contact Abby McCain at 704.341.5380 or amccain@calvarychurch.com about childcare if you join a morning study after September 10. Childcare (infant to age 5) is currently on a wait-list.

    Our program includes Bible storytime, 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.) Financial assistance based on need is available.

    HOMESCHOOL CLASS
    We offer a class for homeschool students in Kindergarten to 5th grades. 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.


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

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    Bible Study Electives
    Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM
    September 11–November 20
    Newcomers welcome!

    Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM
    September 11 – November 20 (unless otherwise noted)

    Our Bible study electives give you the opportunity to dig deeper into God's Word. Whether you're a new believer, a longtime follower of Christ, or just curious to learn more, check out the courses below and join us!

    Elective courses begin promptly at 6:30 PM after Fellowship Dinner in the Crown Room and run during the same time as Student Ministry and Awana activities, so it's easy to make it a family night!

    Walk-ins are welcome! Please register in your first class.


    A Biblical Look at Roman Catholicism
    Crown Room  | Senior Pastor, Dr. John H. Munro
    This class will examine the official teaching of Roman Catholicism in the light of Holy Scripture. Topics will include authority and tradition, the church and the priesthood, the papacy, Mary, the sacraments, the way of salvation, and purgatory.


    Proverbs: Fool-Proofing Your Mind, Life, & Family
    Room 401 | Pastor Rodney Navey & Marc Martens
    God communicates what wisdom is and how we can attain it through the Spirit-breathed book of Proverbs. Proverbs is replete with practical wisdom for everyday living, covering virtually every area of life — our children/family, our finances, our work, our relationships. Join us as we uncover King Solomon's unique, God-given perspective and guidance in an effort to grow in godliness and wise living.


    Keys to Godly Stepfamilies
    Room 402 | Pastor Jim Pile
    Stepfamilies are unique! Couples who enter marriage with children discover that blending two families comes with unique rewards, as well as unique challenges. God’s Word offers clear biblical principles to grow and strengthen these family relationships. Join us as we seek to better equip couples who desire to honor God in their stepfamilies. 


    Financial Peace University
    Room 242 | Rhondale & Deborah Haywood
    What does God’s Word say about money? This course incorporates Dave Ramsey’s biblically-based DVD curriculum with small group discussions for personal application and accountability. Registration is $109 per couple or individual and includes a kit containing: a workbook, audio library, book, lifetime membership, and more. Register before the first class to get course material before our first meeting!


    Creation: A Journey to the Beginning of Time, Part 2
    Banquet Room Dr. John Trent
    Have you ever questioned the seemingly conflicting information about God's creation in the biblical account versus what scientists teach? Have you considered the sights and sounds that accompanied God’s creative acts? Bring your Bible and join us as we explore God’s six days of creation and His redemptive plan for humankind. Scientific demonstrations will supplement our study. The first class will review the major concepts covered in Part 1 of this elective, which was offered last spring. 


    Teaching & Leading Others (Men)
    Room 222 | Bill Bailey
    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 be given 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.” 


    Big Picture Bible Overview
    Room 226 | Pastor Nathaniel Pearce & Doug Goforth
    The Old Testament provides a Spirit-guided list of historical events and interactions, all ultimately connected with each other, the New Testament, and the Gospel of Christ. It is important to understand how these people and events fit together across time and the unfolding of Scripture. Join us for this excursion through the Old Testament and understand it like never before. 


    Overcomer (Women)
    Room 231 | Annie Isaac
    Believers struggle with sin and various life challenges that often leave us with a sense of defeat and bewilderment. In such cases, we long to experience the victory of Christ and to become overcomers. In this video-based study of Ephesians 6, Dr. Jeremiah explores practical ways of using the Armor of God to confront our challenges with anxiety, confusion, fear, regret, and temptation. Join “Overcomer” and experience renewed strength and hope in your walk with Christ. 


    Paul's Letters to the Corinthian Church
    Room 233 | Pastor Rob Reece
    It is hard to imagine that in less than 30 years after the death of Christ, a church founded by the Apostle Paul is mired in so much controversy.  As we study these amazing letters, we will uncover Paul’s rich theology as he deals with serious issues within the church of Corinth. These letters give us warning, instruction, and hope as we consider applications for our lives today. 


    God-Honoring Career Quest
    Room 237 | Manoj Kothuri
    The current or future career becomes a concern to everyone at some point in one’s lifetime. However, how does the Bible speak to our preparation for, the pursuit of, and the use of our careers? Students, active job-seekers, and the employed are invited to this interactive class that will explore biblical foundations for finding the career of God’s choosing and how to live our faith in the marketplace of the world. 

     


    The Joy and Art of Seed Sowing
    Room 238 | Pastors Jim Cashwell & Sibu Rajappan
    Is the Gospel merely a one-way ticket to heaven? Is the Gospel extraneous for our lives today? Are you lost when it comes to sowing the seed of the Gospel? In this class, we will discuss the multifaceted, transformational power of the Gospel and learn the art of sowing the seed of the Gospel effectively and joyfully. 
    Doctrines of Man and Sin
    Room 240 | Sam Speights & Adam Priestley
    Understanding what the Bible teaches about man and sin will guide one’s belief about who we are, how we came into existence, God’s purpose for mankind, how sin entered our world, why we suffer, the effects of sin, and man’s destiny without Christ. Join us for this interactive study of these two important doctrines, so we may grow in our knowledge of God’s Word and be better equipped for kingdom service. 
    Spanish Bible Study – Old Testament
    Room 227 | Bill Ogden

    Just before entering the Promised Land, Moses calls Israel together to remind them of their commitment to obey the laws of Jehovah. Deuteronomy could be called “Pause to Remember” because it recalls God’s faithfulness and Israel’s rebellion in Egypt and the Wilderness just before they enter the Promised Land. This study will look at those things Moses and his God thought important enough to keep before the minds of Israel and us today.  

    Justo antes de entrar a la Tierra Prometida, Moisés reúne a Israel para recordarles su compromiso de obedecer las leyes de Jehová. Deuteronomio podría llamarse "pausa para recordar" porque nos recuerda la fidelidad de Dios y la rebelión de Israel en Egipto y el desierto, justo antes de ingresar a la Tierra Prometida. Este estudio analizará las cosas que Moisés y su Dios consideraron lo suficientemente importantes para mantenerlas en la mente de Israel y la de nosotros hoy. 


    Wednesday Evening Prayer
    Prayer Room (3rd Floor) | Paul Hundrieser
    Gather with us to pray for our church, our community, our nation, and our world. We meet continually throughout the year. 

    Contact: Pastor Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.com
    Debbie Bordwine, dbordwine@calvarychurch.com

     

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    Personal Bible Study
    A Bible reading plan for 2019

    Are you reading the Bible on a daily basis?

    At Calvary, preaching and teaching the Word of God is central to who we are as a church family, but it is essential that each one of us spend time in the Word of God every day.

    Not sure where to start? This new reading plan starts with Genesis and takes us through Psalm 119 this year. It's a great option as you plan your daily quiet time in God's Word.

    Download the 2019 plan as a PDF.

    Looking for the 2018 plan as a reference? You can view or download it here.