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 fall semester runs September 6 – November 15.

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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    Bible Study Electives
    Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM
    September 6 – November 15

    Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM
    September 6 – November 15 (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 long-time follower of Christ, or just curious to learn more, check out the courses below and join us!

    Remember, our elective courses begin right after our Fellowship Dinner in the Crown Room and run during the same time as our youth and Awana activities, so it's easy to make it a family night!

    Walk-ins are welcome, and it's not too late to join if you weren't able to come to the first class!

    Calvary Membership Course
    Room 232 | Pastor John Munro
    Becoming a member of Calvary Church is a significant spiritual decision. It is a commitment to participate in the life and ministry of our congregation. If you have trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and desire to be an authentic follower of Jesus Christ, it will be our privilege to welcome you into our membership. This course is required for those considering membership at Calvary Church. It provides a general overview of the doctrine, practices, and vision of Calvary. Please bring your Bible!

    Fall session: September 6 – October 11

    The Truth Project
    Room 222 | Buddy Collins
    What is truth? How does truth impact the way we live our lives? What is the meaning of science, history, or economics from the Christian perspective? We will discuss the relevance and importance of living the Christian worldview in this DVD-based group.

    Historical Books of the Old Testament
    Room 226 | Pastor Nathaniel Pearce
    Join us for an exciting trek through the Old Testament historical books. These historical books (i.e., Joshua through Nehemiah) present to readers the history of Israel both in and out of the Promised Land. This survey course will unveil interesting theological viewpoints of Israel’s conquest, judges, kings, and post-exile history, and show a foreshadowing of Christ and His redemptive plan for the world.

    Spanish Bible Study – Jeremiah: Speaking the Truth in a Crumbling Society
    Room 227 | Bill Ogden
    Enseñada en Español, esta clase estudiara el libro de Jeremías. Aprenderemos acerca de esta profeta, las advertencias acerca de la destrucción que estaban a punto de enfrentar, la condición seria de sus caminos pecaminosos y como Jeremías urge a Judá para que regrese y se someta a Dios. Los participantes también aprenderán de las profecías de Jeremías acerca del futuro Rey y del Nuevo Pacto.

    This study of the book of Jeremiah is taught entirely in Spanish. We will learn how the prophet Jeremiah warns God's people of the serious condition of their sinful ways and urges them to return and submit to God. We will also examine Jeremiah's prophecies of the New Covenant and coming King.

    How to Avoid Parent Failure
    CLC 1300 & Banquet Room (updated location) | Pastor Rodney Navey
    7:00–8:00 PM
    Open to all parents, this hands-on, two-part class is specially designed for parents of kids in Awana. From 6:30-7:00 PM, parents are invited to join us in Room 1300 to be a part of our verse-share as we discuss how to review verses and have meaningful conversations about Scripture with your child. From 7:00–8:00 PM, parents will meet with Pastor Navey in the Banquet Room (updated location) covering parenting principles based on the book, Parenting: The 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family, by Paul Tripp.

    How to Study the Bible
    Room 234 | Peter Farynyk & Rob Reece
    This class will provide valuable Bible study tools to help you make the most out of your time in God's Word. You will be transformed by the Word of God as you become a more skilled Bible interpreter, and learn how to lead others in their faith journey.

    Defending Truth in a New Age World
    Room 238 (updated location) | Steven Garofalo
    All religions coexist, but only one leads to the spiritual truth of God. Do all spiritual people go to heaven and do all religions lead to the same God? Get ready to learn how to respond biblically, logically, and to truthfully answer the self-defeating beliefs of religious pluralism—the claim that to coexist is the same as all roads lead to heaven! 

    Attributes of God (Women only)
    Room 237 (updated location) | Annie Isaac
    This class focuses on who God is and the wonder and joy of knowing Him. Studying the nature of God will deepen your worship, bring spiritual maturity, personal contentment, and transform your mind and heart for effective ministry. Come to a better understanding of who you are while you study about who God is! 

    The Connected Child: Hope and Help for Adoptive and Foster Families
    Room 240 | Hugh Grey & Kody Krady
    Maybe you have already adopted a child or are currently a foster parent. Perhaps you are considering these options, or you volunteer with children. Or maybe you want to understand better how to connect with at-risk children. Based on biblical principles, this course will equip you to better love, serve, and care for the “children from hard places” that God has brought into your life. 

    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 $93 per couple or individual—this includes a kit containing: a workbook, audio library, book, lifetime membership, and more. Register early to get course material before the first class! 

    Family Life: Honoring Christ in Our Homes
    Room 402 | Pastor Jim Pile
    Join us for an in-depth exploration of the biblical principles that God designed for marriage and family. We will learn about God’s purpose for marriage, the roles of husband and wife, relational and physical intimacy, conflict resolution, and parenting issues.
    Such a Great Salvation
    Chapel | Dr. Floyd Elmore
    In this course, we will study our Savior and the salvation He has accomplished for us. Prepare to examine the core concepts of salvation including redemption, propitiation, and justification. Marvel at the grandeur of our Lord and Savior. Discover why these concepts are not museum relics from theology past, but vital truths that nourish our spiritual lives today! This class is for both new and mature believers.
    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,
    Debbie Bordwine,


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    Women's Bible Studies
    Tuesdays, AM & PM
    September 5 – November 14

    Ladies, are you looking for an opportunity to connect? Are you ready to study God's Word in a deeper, more meaningful way? Join us on Tuesdays for one of our new fall Bible studies! Childcare (infant to age 5) is available during morning classes. Please register with the leader at your first class.

    Tuesday Morning Classes
    September 5 – November 14, 9:30 AM–Noon

    1 Peter, A Living Hope in Christ
    by Jen Wilkin
    Teacher: Judy Trexler | Room 226
    The persecution of Christians today has reached a record high, and we often struggle with living holy lives within an increasingly secular and hostile culture. Find encouragement in Peter’s instruction to look beyond our current circumstances to the future inheritance and living hope we have in Christ. Cost: $18

    When Life Is Hard
    by James MacDonald
    Teacher: Rometa Arrington | Room 231
    When life is hard—really hard—we often spend our time pleading, begging, yelling, refusing, and questioning. While none of these things are necessarily unusual, these reactions are missing the ultimate point. When things get ugly and all hope seems to be lost… that is when we can display the superiority of God by leaning on His promises and truths.
    The course is one semester. Cost: $17

    Jesus Is Enough, A Study of the book of Hebrews
    by Dr. David Jeremiah and Dr. John MacArthur
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman | Room 232
    The Lord Jesus is our Creator, our Deliverer, our Intercessor, our High Priest, and so much more. Simply stated—"Jesus is Enough." As we study the book of Hebrews, we will find the repeated theme of Christ's supremacy and sufficiency. The class includes MacArthur study guide accompanied by the DVD teachings of Dr. David Jeremiah. The course is one semester. Cost: $15

    Acts Part 1, A Precept Upon Precept Study
    by Kay Arthur
    Teacher: Jackie Schaffer | Room 241
    Jesus told His disciples He was going away but would not leave them as orphans as the Father would send a Helper. Join us as we learn how the early Church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, spread the Gospel into all regions and to all nations despite persecution. Be encouraged by God’s power at work in these faithful servants and embrace God’s power in your own life. This course is two semesters. Cost: $23

    Radiant Women: Influence in the Darkness
    MOMS Class
    by Donna Navey
    Teacher: Donna Navey | Banquet Room
    This study of Scripture helps women to affirm God’s powerful and purposeful plan for them in every season of life. His Word and His Spirit give us direction to be radiant for His glory as we surrender to His will. Moms, the influence of your “little light” is without measure! The course is one semester and meets 9:30–11:35 AM. Cost: $15

    Tuesday Evening Class
    September 5 – November 14,  7:00–9:00 PM

    Jesus Is Enough, A Study of the book of Hebrews
    by Dr. David Jeremiah and Dr. John MacArthur
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman | Room 232
    The Lord Jesus is our Creator, our Deliverer, our Intercessor, our High Priest, and so much more. Simply stated—"Jesus is Enough." As we study the book of Hebrews, we will find the repeated theme of Christ's supremacy and sufficiency. The class includes MacArthur study guide accompanied by the DVD teachings of Dr. David Jeremiah. The course is one semester. Cost: $1

    Childcare is provided for infants to age five during Tuesday morning classes for registered participants. (Please contact Jennifer as noted below to inquire about childcare if you are joining a study after September 5.)

    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. Please contact Jennifer Sharpless with any questions.

    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. Our Homeschool class is currently full and online registration is closed. To be added to our waitlist, please contact Jennifer Sharpless below.

    Contact: Jennifer Sharpless at 704.341.5417,

    Contacts: Pastor Jim Pile, 704.341.5359,
    Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417,

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    Men's Bible Studies
    Fall AM & PM groups

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

    Morning Studies

    Monday Mornings, 6:30–7:30 AM

    September 11 – November 20
    Room 242  |  Dave Wentink

    This ongoing 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!

    Gospel of Luke
    September 11 – November 20
    Conference Room A (4th Floor)  |  Tom Miller
    New study topic starts September 11! This verse-by-verse study will examine the Gospel of Luke. We will see vivid pictures of Jesus' love and compassion in the many lives He touches on His way to the cross. This in-depth study includes a weekly lesson and group discussion.

    Tuesday Mornings, 6:30–7:30 AM

    Gospel of John
    September 5 – November 21
    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, and 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
    September 5 – November 21

    Stonecrest 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

    Tuesdays, 7:00–8:30 PM

    Romans: Our Cornerstone
    September 5 – December 12
    Room 401 | Wayne Hackbarth

    New group topic starts September 5! Romans is Paul's guidebook to the Christian doctrine. It's a proclamation of God's glory and an encouragement to our faith. We are reminded of God's love for us and assured of His desire for a relationship with all believers. This book is rich in truths that help us live as authentic Christians. Join us for this conversational study! Bring your Bible and a hungry heart. Contact: Wayne Hackbarth, 704.641.3472,

    Thursdays, 7:00–8:30 PM

    Making Sense of Biblical Prophecy

    September 7 – December 14
    Room 241  |  Brian Cooper

    In our continuing study of the Old Testament prophetic books, we will focus on Kings and Chronicles to better understand God's prophecies delivered through His spokesmen. These passages will reveal God's faithfulness, love, grace, and sovereignty. Sessions will include videos, helpful illustrations, and charts. Contact: Brian Cooper, 704.341.0647,

    Questions about Men’s Ministry?
    Contacts: Pastor Jorge Prado, 704.341.5337, 
    Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417,

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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