Small Groups & Bible Studies

Fall Bible Study Opportunities:


Disciple Bible Study:  Into the World, Into the Word*: A Study of Genesis and Exodus in the Old Testament and Luke and Acts in the New Testament (*This is a stand-alone study. You do not have to have taken Disciple 1).

This study proclaims the transforming power of Scripture while teaching Bible study skills that take participants deeper into the Scripture. The importance of keeping Bible study related to witness is reinforced while participants are encouraged to practice spiritual disciplines arising out of Scripture for the purpose of changing habits and transforming lives. The study also emphasizes the rhythm of coming to God and going for God, of being in the Word and in the world individually and corporately. This study understands the growing Christian as under discipline in community and in ministry to the world.

24-week study | Mondays, Beginning September 11 | 4:00-5:30pm in Hamill Court room A107 | Led by Jimmy Lawrence


Companions in Christ

Companions in Christ is a small group experience providing diverse, imaginative settings for learning spiritual practices that open one to God’s presence.  The group explores spiritual formation, the reading of Scripture, prayer, spiritual companionship, and vocation. Spiritual formation also comes through the richness of community sharing, as you explore common stories, questions, and experiences with other believers.

28- week study | Sundays, Beginning September 10 | 5:30-7:00pm in Hamill Court room A113 | Led by Christy Benitez and Kim Ford


The Prison Letters by N.T. Wright

N.T. Wright interprets the letters of Paul written while in prison facing possible death to the young churches in Ephesus, Philippi, and Colossae including a short letter to Philemon, a loyal Christian.  Wright intentionally translates these letters so that everyone can read and fully understand Paul’s intentions and faith. Each passage is followed by an anecdotal narrative and discussion.

Full Year Study | Tuesdays, Beginning September 12 | 10-11:15am in Hamill Court room A113  | Led by Murray Adams


Weekday Advent Studies:

Incarnation by Adam Hamilton
 This study examines the names of Christ used by the gospel writers, exploring the historical and personal significance of his birth. 4 week Advent study  |  Mondays, beginning November 27 |  10-11am in Hamill Court Room A107 | Led by Pam Townsend


4 week Advent study  |  Tuesdays, beginning November 28 |  4:30-5:30pm in Hamill Court Room A113 | Led by John Yelvington


Experiencing Christmas by Matt Rawle

Things just look, smell, and taste differently during the Advent and Christmas season, and these differences are a sign to us that God is about to do something radical and different. Christmas is when God surrounded the divine with senses of his own. That first noel was when God had eyes to see suffering, ears to hear our cries, and hands to hold those in need, and all of these senses were bundled in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. “This will be a sign to you,” the angel told the shepherds, and they traveled to Bethlehem and found a child. What signs do you see during the Advent and Christmas season that point you to the divine?

4 week study | Wednesdays, Beginning November 29 | 1:00-2:15pm in Hamill Court room A107 | Led by Betty Corbin

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Fully Human, Fully Divine by Whitney Simpson

This study is an invitation to an embodied Advent. Over the course of four weeks, it encourages us to embrace the experience of the Advent season fully, with our whole selves and remember that Jesus showed us what it meant to be both fully human and fully divine. It challenges us to live right here, right now as we await the birth of the Christ Child, the embodiment of God’s presence in our midst.

4 week study | Thursdays, beginning November 30 | 11am-12pm in Hamill Court room A113 followed by chapel communion service | Led by Rev. Kelli Hitchman-Craig and Rev. Julie Hare

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Sunday Morning Short Term Offerings

Incarnation by Adam Hamilton

Take a deep dive into the deeper meaning of the Advent season.

4-week Advent study  |  November 26 – December 17  |  9:45am in the Fellowship Hall

No book necessary, but if you would like to purchase click here.


If you have any questions, or need more information, contact our Adult Ministries Team:

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