Bible Studies

Come 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 semester runs January 11 – April 5.

Small group Bible studies for women meet on Tuesday mornings and evenings. Several men's studies are offered throughout the week. Check out course details below!

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    Elective Courses
    Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM
    January 11 – April 5

    Our Bible study electives give you the opportunity to dig deeper into God's Word. Whether you're a new believer, a long-time follower of Christ, or just curious to learn more, join us!

    Check out the courses below — walk-ins are welcome! Just sign in at your class.

    Calvary Membership Course
    Room 232 | Pastor John Munro
    This six-session class is required for all everyone considering membership at Calvary. It provides a general overview of the doctrine, practices, history, and vision of Calvary. Please preregister and bring your Bible!

    Spring session: March 8 – April 12


    Becoming Ambassadors in your Workplace & Community
    Room 233 | Sibu Rajappan
    Discover what representing Jesus means and what it takes to become ambassadors of Christ.


    Designed to be His Instruments (Part 1)
    Room 402 | Pastor Jim Pile
    This course will focus on the basics of biblical counseling and its correlation with discipleship.


    Eternal Impact from the Scope of Acts
    Room 222 | Pastor Jorge Prado & Brian Cooper
    This class will focus on how the Church is expected to be the transforming power in the world.


    Financial Peace University
    Room 242 | Rhondale & Deborah Haywood
    Join us as we explore what God has to say about money and stewardship. This class follows Dave Ramsey's biblically-based DVD curriculum with small group discussion.


    Finding God in the Midst of Illness, Suffering, and Death
    Room 226 | Pastor Nathaniel Pearce
    Through a study of the theology of illness, suffering, and death, this class will offer hope, comfort, and practical ways to prepare for these eventualities of life, and how to support others.


    Giants of the Christian Faith: Their Lives and Contribution
    Banquet Room | Pastor Rodney Navey
    This class will study the life, theology, and contributions of a select group of “giants of the faith” including Polycarp, Augustine, Calvin, Luther, Edwards, Wilberforce, Whitfield, Bonhoeffer, Mears, Elliott, Bright, and Graham.


    Pauline Epistles
    Room 227 | Bill Ogden
    El propósito de nuestro estudio de las Epístolas Pastorales, es ayudarnos a alcanzar la madurez espíritual y equiparnos para las buenas obras que Dios ya ha preparado para que las hagamos.


    The Pentateuch 
    Room 238 | Doug Goforth & Rob Reece
    This course highlights the major themes in the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Bible) and explores their relevance to believers today.


    Promises of God: How to Understand and Apply Them (Women)
    Room 231 | Mary Ann Baker
    This study examines select promises of God. We will see what those promises mean as His unrelenting commitment to us is revealed.


    Single and Parenting
    Conference Room A, 4th Floor | Debbie Bordwine & Greg Goodlett
    This course addresses unique problems that single parents face. Topics will include tight budgets, parental visits, time for yourself, spiritual encouragement, dating, and your job as a solo parent. Free childcare is available.


    Teaching and Leading Others (Men)
    Room 234 | Bill Bailey
    This class will focus on training men to be effective teachers of God’s Word in ALGs, small group Bible studies, and in one-on-one discipleship in the home and workplace.

    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.


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

     

     

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    Women's Bible Studies
    Tuesdays, January 17 – April 4

    Tuesday Morning Classes
    January 17 – April 4, 
    9:30 AM – Noon

    Walk-ins are welcome! Check-in on Tuesday, January 17 will begin at 8:45 AM in the Crown Room. Join us!


    The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer
    Teacher: Rometa Arrington | Room 231
    Although we have a cunning enemy who attacks us on every front, our Mighty God equips us for the battle to ensure victory. This interactive study will help identify the enemy’s tactics, examine the elements of the armor of God, and develop targeted and detailed prayer strategies for victorious living. Cost: $18
    Is This the End? Signs of God's Providence in a Disturbing New World
    by Dr. David Jeremiah
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman | Room 232
    This course examines the unprecedented changes in our world that are quickly impacting our culture and require discernment for all believers to understand the greater story. From prophetic clues in Scripture to an understanding of the power of Christ in all believers, this study points us to the only solid and certain source of hope—to God Himself—who never changes. Cost: $14

    MOM'S Class 1 Peter, A Living Hope in Christ by Jen Wilkin
    Teacher: Kelli Smith | Room 242
    This verse-by-verse study will help expand your understanding of 1 Peter and challenge you to look beyond your current circumstances to a future inheritance. In his letter, Peter shares concerns about big picture issues for early believers, reminding them of the living hope they have in Christ. Peter describes our true identity as believers and points us to humility and submission. Moms of all "ages & stages” are welcome! Class meets 9:30–11:35 AM. Cost: $18


    James: Precept Upon Precept by Kay Arthur
    Teacher: Jackie Schaffer | Room 241
    This study of the epistle of James is a message to Christ followers of the life that authentic faith produces. It encourages, challenges, and convicts believers to “be doers of the Word and not hearers only. Cost: $27.50
    Radiant Women: Influence in the Darkness  
    Teacher: Donna Navey | Room 236 
    This study of Scripture will help women to affirm God’s powerful and purposeful plan for them in every season of life. Come learn how His Word and His Spirit give us direction to live radiantly for His glory when we surrender to His will. The influence of our “little light” is without measure! Cost: $15

    Sermon on the Mount by Jen Wilkin
    Teacher: Judy Trexler | Room 227
    Do you live according to the kingdom of heaven or the kingdom of this world? Do you seek true blessedness, living as salt and light, and maturing in your relationship with God? This interactive study will challenge us to think differently about what it means to be a follower of Jesus and a citizen of the kingdom of heaven. Cost: $18


    Tuesday Evening Classes 
    January 17 – April 4, 
    7:00–9:00 PM

    Is This the End? Signs of God's Providence in a Disturbing New World
    by Dr. David Jeremiah
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman | 232
    This course examines the unprecedented changes in our world that are quickly impacting our culture and require discernment for all believers to understand the greater story. From prophetic clues in Scripture to an understanding of the power of Christ in all believers, this study points us to the only solid and certain source of hope—to God Himself—who never changes. Cost: $14

    Knowing God's Covenant by Kay Arthur
    Teacher: Jacqueline Shaw | Room 242 
    Discover how God’s love, mercy, and faithfulness have been extended to us through the power of His eternal covenant. Using the inductive Bible study method, we will explore the Scriptures to gain a deeper understanding of our Covenant God and His boundless grace. This Precept Upon Precept study encourages small group discussion, prayer, and fellowship. Cost: $30
    CHILDCARE:
    Childcare for infants – age 5 is provided for Tuesday morning classes for children pre-registered by January 10. 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 Bible studies. (There is a $4 charge per child for any Bible study participant who is not the child’s mother or legal guardian.) Childcare is not provided for evening classes. Financial assistance based on need is available.
    Contact: Nancy Hunt, 704.617.7235, nancyhuntwbs@windstream.net
    HOMESCHOOL: 
    We offer a special class for homeschool students. 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, and then we incorporate lessons on science, literature, history, art, etc. Space is limited. There is a $10 fee per child/semester to cover supplies. Maximum of $30 per family/semester. To enroll contact Nancy Hunt, 704.617.7235, nancyhuntwbs@windstream.net with your child's name and age.
    Have questions about Women’s Ministry? 
    Contacts: Pastor Jim Pile, 704.341.5359, jpile@calvarychurch.com
    Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com
     
     
     
     
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    Men's Bible Studies
    Ongoing morning and evening options
     

    Small groups meet weekly for Bible study to enrich their faith and grow in fellowship. Bring your Bible — newcomers are welcome anytime!


    Morning Studies

    Jumpstart your workday! Hot coffee and breakfast snacks are available each week.

    Monday Mornings
    6:30–7:30 AM
     
    Ephesians

    Room 242 | Dave Wentink
    This study in the book of Ephesians teaches how to live a Spirit-filled life, discover how to overcome sin, integrate the Word into everyday life, be a better witness to others, and fulfill the plan God has designed for you!

    Genesis
    Conference Room A (4th Floor) | Tom Miller
    The book of Genesis is the book of beginnings. It is the word of God, and reveals His mind and heart. In it we see His perfect creation and the fall of man. We then see God’s perfect plan for mankind’s redemption played out through generations, all pointing to the coming of His Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ. There is much that we can apply to our walk today, as we see the faith of the patriarchs tested and God’s grace and mercy revealed. There is hope.

    Tuesday Mornings
    6:30–7:30 AM

    Gospel of John
    Room 242 | Bill Harding
    We all long for a full, rich, satisfying life. But how do we fill up the empty places in our soul? How can we quench our thirst for something deeper, more lasting, more meaningful? John urges us to take a fresh look at Jesus and invites us to renew our faith in the One who promises to be the way of true life. Note: Two groups meet for this study, each taught by Glenn or Bill. Cost: $20

    Book of Romans
    Stone Crest Chick Fil A | Jeffrey Arrington & Sy Pugh
    Join us for this in-depth study of the book of Romans. Newcomers welcome!


    Evening Studies

    Tuesday Evenings
    7:00–9:00 PM

    Who Do You Say that I Am?
    Room 401 | Wayne Hackbarth
    How well do you know Jesus? This foundational Bible study examines the Gospel of John and inviting us to know Him intimately. There are seven “I AM” statements in this Gospel which help us understand what Jesus was declaring — that He is the eternal God incarnate. 
    Contact: Wayne Hackbarth, 704.531.1987, wayne@webwrightcarolina.com

    Thursday Evenings
    7:00–8:30 PM

    Study of the Minor Prophets
    Room 227 | Brian Cooper
    This semester we will be studying the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel and Daniel. Come and gain a new appreciation for these prophets as we witness a firsthand view of an all-powerful God who longs to connect with His people. Cost: $10. Contact: Brian Cooper, 704.341.0647, bac47@carolina.rr.com


    Have questions about Men’s Ministry?
    Contacts: Pastor Jorge Prado, 704.341.5337, jprado@calvarychurch.com 
    Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com

     

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    Personal Bible Study
    A chronological Bible reading plan for 2017

    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 guides you on a chronological journey through the Bible. It's a great way to start the year!

    Download the plan as a PDF