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 spring semester runs April 19 – May 10.

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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    Spring Elective Courses
    Wednesdays through May 10
    Join us this week!

    Spring Bible Study Electives
    Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM  |  April 19 – May 10
     
    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, come grow with us!
     
    Check out the NEW courses below — walk-ins are welcome! Just sign in at your class.

    A Deeper Understanding of the Bible
    Room 226 | Pastor Nathaniel Pearce
    How can you experience a victorious Christ-centered life in a world hostile to His Word? Your understanding of the foundation, framework, structure, and history of the composition of the Bible can impact your view of God's Word and the time you spend studying and applying it to your life. Join us for this journey and discover essential details that will enhance your understanding and application of Scripture.


    Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands
    Room 402 | Pastor Jim Pile
    This class builds upon our Part One class as we continue to discover where change is needed in our own lives and the lives of others, the essence of biblical discipleship and counseling (Galatians 6:2). Following the example of Paul, and using practical case studies, we will look at how to lovingly speak truth into lives of those we disciple or counsel (Colossians 1:29). The book, Practice of Godliness, by Jerry Bridges will be used in this class.


    Jonah: God Pursues and Saves the Uttermost
    Banquet Room | Dr. Norman Geisler
    This study on the book of Jonah will focus on how Jonah ran away from God, how he ran to and with God, and how Jonah ran ahead of God.


    A Revival of Manhood
    Room 233 | Pastor Rodney Navey
    Our culture tends to blur masculinity and femininity. While God created both male and female and both bear His image, "A Revival of Manhood" will focus on men. What does it mean to be a man who walks with God and influences others eternally? It's time for a revival of manhood. Join our group to develop a deeper understanding of God's design for men.


    Memorizing Scripture: How to Hide God's Word
    Room 242 | Sibu Rajappan
    The Psalmist says, "I have stored up your word in my heart..." Are you memorizing Scripture? In this course, we will discuss the importance, benefits, and blessings of memorizing Scripture and learn methods of Scripture memorization. This session will help you to work toward memorizing particular Scripture verses that support the Calvary Articles of Faith.


    Estudio Bíblico en EspañolAtrayendo la Cultura Con la Verdad de Dios 
    Salón 227 | Bill Ogden
    Hemos sido llamados por Jesucristo para iluminar con nuestra luz los rincones más oscuros de nuestro mundo, y para ser la sal que penetre su corrupción. Sin embargo, ¿cómo comunicamos la verdad bíblica con amor a la cultura actual?

    Sea parte de este estudio de cuatro semanas donde trataremos temas que nos ayudaran a prepararnos para ser más efectivos cuando tratemos de atraer nuestra cultura con la verdad de Cristo. Algunos de los temas a discutir incluyen la pena de muerte, fornicación y yunta desigual, pobreza, sufrimiento y maldad, etc. 


    The Transforming Power of the Knowledge of God
    Room 222 | Pastor Jorge Prado & Brian Cooper
    The apostle John encountered Gnosticism in the church at Colossae. The Gnostics were disrupting the preaching of the Gospel with philosophies emphasizing elitism. In our study of the three epistles of John, we are going to learn how John dealt with the philosophers of his era, his focus on the reality of God's manifestation, his teaching on the transforming power of Christ, and some practical principles of spiritual growth.


    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
    Debbie Bordwine, dbordwine@calvarychurch.com

     

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    Women's Spring Bible Studies
    Tuesdays, May 2–June 6
    Register now!

    Tuesday Morning Classes
    May 2 – June 6, 9:30 AM–Noon

    Dive into one of our NEW studies! Please pre-register by April 30 online or in the Galleria on Sunday mornings so we may provide the necessary books and materials for you.

    Supernatural Living in a Secular World
    by Dr. Chuck Swindoll
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman | Room 232
    How can you experience a victorious Christ-centered life in a world hostile to His Word? Today more than ever, followers of Christ are called to rise above their natural instincts and live a supernatural life — conquering sin, persevering through suffering, and trusting in God’s providence. Based on Romans 6–8, this study will equip you to battle deep-seated sin, square off against legalistic do's and don’ts, and stand firm through opposition. Cost: $12.50


    Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together 
    by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
    Teacher: Betty Farynyk | Room 242
    Imagine older women investing themselves in the lives of younger women. Imagine young wives, moms, and singles gaining wisdom and encouragement from experienced women. Imagine all women — from older women to young girls — living out His transforming Gospel together, strengthening the entire body of Christ and creating a powerful witness. As presented in Titus 2, this is Christian community as God designed it. Join us for a discussion of this book and take your relationships to new depths, that your life might find its fullest meaning as you share the Gospel of Christ. Cost: $14
    A Love That Will Not Let Me Go 
    by Kay Arthur
    Teacher: Jackie Schaffer | Room 241
    Each day in the news, we see evidence that our nation, originally founded on Christian principles, has all but turned away from a holy God. Similarly, more than 700 years before the birth of Christ, a prosperous Israel also turned away from God to the idols of wealth and fleshly desires. The God of Abraham was all but forgotten. But God had not forgotten His people. In His faithfulness, He sent a unique message of hope through the prophet Hosea, a message which has great relevance for us today. Join us as we are reminded that no one is beyond God’s love and offer of forgiveness — His is a love that will not let go! Cost: $11.50


    Tuesday Evening Class
    May 2 – June 6, 7:00–9:00 PM


    Supernatural Living in a Secular World
    by Dr. Chuck Swindoll
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman | Room 232
    How can you experience a victorious Christ-centered life in a world hostile to His Word? Today more than ever, followers of Christ are called to rise above their natural instincts and live a supernatural life — conquering sin, persevering through suffering, and trusting in God’s providence. Based on Romans 6-8, this study will equip you to battle deep-seated sin, square off against legalistic do's and don’ts, and stand firm through opposition. Cost: $12.50


    CHILDCARE:
    Childcare for infants – age 5 is provided for Tuesday morning classes for children pre-registered by April 30. 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: Jenna Mascia, 704.517.6606, jmascia@live.com


    HOMESCHOOL: 
    We offer a special class for homeschool students in grades 1–5. 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 $5 fee per child/six weeks to cover supplies. Maximum of $15 per family. To enroll contact Jenna Mascia, 704.517.6606, jmascia@live.com 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!

    First and Second Thessalonians
    Conference Room A (4th Floor) | Tom Miller
    These are Paul's first two epistles, letters to a church he helped start in Macedonia. With them he encourages, instructs, and gives hope in the midst of persecution. The message is simple but clear, and one we still need to hear today: Stay the course, don't wander from the truth, cling to the hope of knowing that Christ is coming back. The message for us?  Be ready.”

    Tuesday Mornings
    6:30–7:30 AM

    Gospel of John
    Room 306 | 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.

    Detours Bible Study
    Stone Crest Chick Fil A | Jeffrey Arrington & Sy Pugh
    Join us for this powerful study by Tony Evans that examines the life of Joseph as he endures trials, injustice, and even betrayal. Believers will ultimately find comfort and encouragement as we learn to trust in God's redemptive plan and sovereign will. Newcomers welcome!


    Evening Studies

    Tuesday Evenings
    7:00–9:00 PM

    Psalms – A Call to Worship
    Room 401 | Wayne Hackbarth
    April 18–May 23
    There are times when we just don't know how to talk to God. The Psalms offer us a path to worship and draw closer to our Lord when we don't have the words. Join us for this new six week series — no registration necessary! Newcomers are welcome!
    Contact: Wayne Hackbarth, 704.531.1987, wayne@webwrightcarolina.com

    Thursday Evenings
    7:00–8:30 PM

    Study of Isaiah
    Room 227 | Brian Cooper
    This semester we will be studying the book of Isaiah. Come and gain a new appreciation for this prophet as we witness a firsthand view of an all-powerful God who longs to connect with His people. 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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    Deeper Roots, Wider Shoots
    Leader/Teacher Training & Renewal
    Wednesday, May 17 

    Deeper Roots, Wider Shoots
    Leader/Teacher Training & Renewal
    Wednesday, May 17 | 6:30–8:00 PM, Room 401

    Calling all Calvary ALG teachers and leaders! As we serve together in encouraging the spiritual growth of others, we may sometimes feel as though we are constantly being poured out in the making of disciples. Do you long for a time where you can just sit and be spiritually fed?

    Since it is vital that we nourish our own spiritual health and get refueled, we warmly invite you to join this interactive session where iron will sharpen iron through discussions on "The Intolerance of Post-Modernism" led by Pastor of Discipleship, Nathaniel Pearce. This is not intended to be another training session but rather a time of refreshment and renewal for pastors, ALG and Elective teachers, elders and deacons, and their spouses. There is no cost, but please register in advance so there are ample materials.

    Questions? Please contact: Debbie Bordwine, 704.341.5328, dbordwine@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