<p>Weekly Bible Studies<br />
Groups for men &amp; women<br />
Morning &amp; evening options</p>
Weekly Bible Studies
Groups for men & women
Morning & evening options

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!

Elective courses meet on Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM in the fall, winter, and spring. The winter session runs January 9 – March 27.

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. Guests and newcomers are always welcome!

  • +

    Spring Bible Study Electives
    Wednesdays: April 3 – May 15
    Check out a new class!

    Spring Bible Study Electives
    Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM  |  April 3 & 10,  May 1–15
    Spring Break April 17–24 — No meetings
    Elective courses meet on Wednesdays right after Fellowship Dinner in the Crown Room. It's the same schedule as Awana for kids, IGNITE for students and Wednesday Worship rehearsal — so it's easy to make it a family night!

    The Calvary Membership Course will next be offered on Saturdays, May 4 & 11. Get details about the membership class here.

    Check out the NEW courses below for our spring semester! Walk-ins welcome! We'd love to see you! 

    Creation: A Journey to the Beginning of Time, Part 1
    Banquet Room | Dr. John Trent
    Have you ever questioned the conflicting information on God's creation between scientists and what the Bible teaches? Have you considered the sights and sounds that accompanied God’s creative acts? Bring your Bible and join us on this exciting voyage as we explore God’s six days of creation and His redemptive plan for humankind. Scientific demonstrations will supplement our study. (Part 2 of this course will commence in Fall 2019)

    Discovering God's Will
    Room 402 | Pastor Jim Pile
    God has a personal vision for your life, and He wants you to know it even more than you do. But determining God's will can be a difficult process, especially when you need to make a decision in a hurry. This class will help you through the important steps of decision making, pursuing God's will, seeking counsel from others, learning to use discernment, and understanding the mind of God through Scripture as you seek His will.

    Jonah: God’s Love for the Nations
    Room 233 | Pastor Rodney Navey & Marc Martens
    Join us for a verse by verse exposition of the book of Jonah. We’ll study the background, context, and historical setting of the prophet Jonah and his ministry. We’ll also make application to life, family, and our responsibility to reach the world with God’s love.

    Philippians: Joyful Life in Christ
    Room 238 | Pastor Jim Cashwell  
    Paul knew, as did the Philippians, that true joy comes only through humble faith in the saving work of Jesus Christ, joining ourselves in harmony with His followers, and serving others in the name of Christ. This was the life experienced by the Philippian believers, and it is a life available to us today. Come join us in this study of Paul’s letter to the Philippians.

    Jesus Among Secular Gods
    Room 237 | Pastor Sibu Rajappan
    Jesus of Nazareth claimed to be “the way, truth, and life”. The leading exponent of all religions also claims to be the way to eternal life. This presents an insurmountable difficulty to talk about the exclusivity of Christ. This class will teach you how to explain why Jesus is the only way and share the Gospel in this increasingly pluralistic world.

    Single & Parenting, Part 2
    Conference Room A | Debbie Bordwine & Greg Goodlett
    This continuing class focuses on the problems that single parents face such as helping your hurting child, strategies to encourage children to obey their parents, handling visitation, dealing with tight budgets, making time for restoration for the single parent, and finding emotional and spiritual strength through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

    Spiritual Gifts & Their Place within the Body of Christ
    Room 226 | Pastor Nathaniel Pearce
    What are spiritual gifts? Why were they given, and how are they to be used? What spiritual gifts do you have and how is your church benefiting from them? This class will study the gifts given to the Church, help attendees discover their gifts and provide ways their gifts can be employed within the Body of Christ.

    Spanish Bible Study – 1 Juan
    1 John

    Room 227 | Bill Ogden
    "These things I have written...so that you may know that you have eternal life." These words found in 1 John offer us confidence in our salvation. Before writing them, the apostle described the characteristics of a true follower of Christ. This study will look at the basis of our confidence and eternal life.

    Estas cosas os he escrito…para que sepáis que tenéis vida eterna.” Estas palabras encontradas en 1 Juan nos ofrecen confianza en nuestra salvación. Antes de escribirlas, el apóstol describió las características de un verdadero seguidor de Cristo. En nuestra clase estudiaremos los fundamentos de nuestra confianza y la vida eterna.

    Wednesday Evening Prayer and Praise
    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. 

    Questions about Bible study electives?
    Contact: Pastor Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.com


  • +

    Men's Bible Studies
    Mondays & Tuesdays
    Check out our studies!

    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 winter options below, and be sure to bring your Bible! 

    Monday Morning Studies


    Mondays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  February 18 – May 13

    2 Corinthians
    Conference Room A (4th floor)  |  Tom Miller
    In Paul's first letter to the Corinthian Church, he expresses concern for their spiritual growth by addressing a wide array of spiritual and moral issues and questions. In his second letter, however, he confronts false teachers who had entered the church and emphasizes the authenticity of his apostleship and message. He also points out the dangers that threaten the church. Join us for a verse by verse study of this amazing book.

    Mondays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  January 7 – May 13

    The Book of Acts
    Room 242  |  Dave Wentink

    This in-depth study of the beginning of the church era found in the book of Acts highlights the spreading of the Gospel as commanded by Jesus in Matthew 28:19 — "Go and make disciples of all nations…." Our group (ages 30–85) enjoys a lively interactive exchange that values the knowledge and experiences of all attendees. Please bring your Bible.

    Tuesday Morning Studies


    Tuesdays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  January 8 – May 14

    Getting Ready for Christ's Return
    Room 306  |  Bill Harding
    Believing that Christ’s return was both sure and imminent in the first century, Paul wrote 1 and 2 Thessalonians to help believers prepare. Join us and learn how to balance practical Christian living and service in light of Jesus’ coming. All men are invited! 

    Tuesdays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  January 8 – May 14

    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.

    Tuesday Evening Study


    Tuesdays, 7:00–8:30 PM  |  January 8 – May 14

    1 & 2 Corinthians
    Room 401  |  Wayne Hackbarth

    Paul founded the church at Corinth on his second missionary journey. Shortly thereafter, while Paul was not in Corinth, news came about spiritual and moral problems in the church, and Paul wrote to address them. These letters apply to us today and offer powerful lessons on how to walk with Christ, grow in Him and our relationships, and how to serve God with the gifts given us. Join us as we continue this conversational study! Contact: Wayne Hackbarth, 704.641.3472, lovinminthill@gmail.com

    Contacts: Pastor Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.com
    Helen Stewart, 704.887.3681, hstewart@calvarychurch.com

  • +

    Women's Bible Studies
    Currently on break
    Come to Coffee & Conversation in May!

    Calvary Women's Ministry offers weekly women's Bible studies in the fall, winter and spring.

    We're currently on break, but we're looking forward to beginning again in September. We hope you'll join us!

    In the meantime, we'd love to have you come to our spring Coffee & Conversation event, Be an Intentional Influence for the Glory of God, on Saturday, May 4. Click here for full details.

    Have questions about Women’s Ministry? Visit calvarychurch.com/women or reach out and contact us! We'd love to hear from you!

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

  • +

    Personal Bible Study
    A Bible reading plan for the new year!

    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.