Elective Courses

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!

NEW! Growing in Grace
Room 232 | Pastor John Munro
Wednesdays, October 18 – November 15

Scripture encourages us to "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (2 Peter 3:18). Join Pastor Munro for this new five-week elective as he explains some of the means by which we grow in grace. Particularly designed for those who have just finished the membership class, but open to all.

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, npearce@calvarychurch.com
Debbie Bordwine, dbordwine@calvarychurch.com