<p>Weekly Bible Studies<br />
Groups for men &amp; women<br />
<em>Register now for FALL classes!</em></p>
Weekly Bible Studies
Groups for men & women
Register now for FALL classes!

Bible Studies

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 ways that make 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. Newcomers are always welcome!

Small group Bible studies for women meet on Tuesday mornings and evenings in the fall, winter, and summer months. Several men's studies are offered throughout the year. Check out the details below.


All Bible studies are currently holding virtual meetings using Zoom. Register for a study to receive login credentials from the instructor, and join us to grow together in God's Word!


 

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    Bible Study Electives
    Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM via Zoom
    Join us this week!

    Our Bible study electives provide the opportunity to grow spiritually by studying God's Word. Whether you're a new believer, a long-time follower of Christ, or just curious to learn more, check out the new courses below and join us!

    TWO MODULES — The fall semester courses will be offered twice — in two "modules" — to offer everyone more opportunities to participate. We'll begin Module 1 classes in September via Zoom video conferencing. We will keep you updated about any plans to shift to in-person meetings on campus as we monitor the ongoing COVID–19 situation. Course teachers/leaders will email Zoom login information to participants.

    Register online for Module 2 courses below. To join a Module 1 class, contact Debbie Bordwine to receive login details.

    Module 1  |   September 9 – October 14 (6 weeks)
    Module 2  |   October 21 – November 18 (5 weeks)

    Get the Calvary Membership Course schedule HERE.


    Elective Courses 

    Biblical Grandparenting   
    with Pastor Jim Pile
    What are the roles of grandparents? The world says it's time to "kick back" and relax. Biblical grandparenting, however, can be a wonderful opportunity to invest God's truths into the lives of grandchildren. Join us as we study the Scriptures to learn more about leaving a godly legacy that can influence generations to come. Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE

    Note: Module 2 will meet at 3:30–5:00 PM if held on campus.

    REGISTER for module 2


    Decisions, Directions, and Destiny — A Study for Singles
    with Pastor Nathaniel Pearce
    Life is full of journeys, yet the arrival at our destination is often driven by the accuracy of the GPS we use. Scripture is the best road map for the decisions and directions of our lives. It is the best way to accomplish God's purposes and harvest His blessings. This study will explore the blessings of God-centered decisions, directions, and destiny in life.

    REGISTER for module 2


    The Doctrine of the Church
    with Pastor Rob Reece
    The bride of Christ, the temple of God, the body of Christ, the sheep of His pasture, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, the household of God — these are a few of the terms used in Scripture to refer to the church. In this study, we will consider the church's foundation, a comparison of Israel and the church, the invisible and the visible church, the mission of the church, and the church and culture.

    REGISTER for module 2


    Journey through Pentateuch 
    with Pastor Rodney Navey
    When many attempt to read through their Bibles, they stop somewhere in the Pentateuch. The Pentateuch is the first five books of the Bible, also called the Law. This class is designed to help you understand how the Law books fit into the one story of the Bible. Rather than giving up, skipping over, or persevering through them, come learn how to enjoy this section of God's Word.

    REGISTER for module 2


    Global Warming or Warning? A study in Amos  
    with Dr. John Trent
    Is Global Warming found in the Word of God? Has it happened before? Does Amos present a Global Warming or a global warning from God? Join us for a geological and meteorological exploration through the book of Amos in search of these timely and relevant answers.

    REGISTER for module 2


    Exploring the Gospels and Acts
    with Pastor Jim Cashwell
    The first century AD witnessed the birth of our Savior, as well as the birth of the New Testament church. This study will survey the Gospels, looking at each Gospel’s audience and major themes. We will walk through the book of Acts witnessing both the birth of the New Testament church and the birth of missions. Come join us as we learn together.

    REGISTER for module 2


    The Irresistible Call to Share the Gospel
    with Pastor Sibu Rajappan
    Fear cripples most of us when it comes to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others. Has this fear hindered you from sharing the Gospel effectively, consistently, intentionally, boldly and above all, joyfully? Have you experienced the exhilaration of sharing the Gospel? This session will take a fresh look at the Gospel and how to share it with great joy that we cannot but speak of it.

    REGISTER for Module 2


    Resilient Faith – Women Standing Strong in the Midst of Suffering
    A study for women
    with Annie Isaac
    Women need resilient faith in order to stand firm during times of suffering and difficulty. But what does resilient faith really look like? What happens when a woman’s world is turned upside down by suffering, or her faith is tested to its core? In this study of 1 Peter, we will learn how to stand strong in a Christ-centered faith, regardless of what comes at us. Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE

    REGISTER for Module 2


    Healing from the Distress of the COVID–19 Crisis
    with Bill & Laura Bailey
    The coronavirus has become a new reality with which we are all contending. How can we understand the effects on individuals, families, and communities? How can we find God's love and sovereignty in this crisis? How can we help people heal from the trauma of COVID–19? Join us to consider a biblical response to the current distress and trauma in our society.

    REGISTER for module 2


    Spanish Bible Study — The Names of God  
    with Bill Ogden
    The Old Testament contains twelve books that are called “Minor Prophets.” Why are they called “minor,” and what can we learn from a study of these books? In our study of this section of the Bible, we will examine the life, timeline, ministry, and significance of the prophet and his work in order to understand the primary message of each book, concluding with practical applications to our lives.

    El Antiguo Testamento contiene doce libros que se llaman "Profetas Menores". ¿Por qué se les llama "menores" y qué podemos aprender del estudio de estos libros? En nuestro estudio de esta sección de la Biblia aprenderemos sobre el mensaje de cada libro al estudiar la vida, la línea de tiempo, el ministerio y el significado del profeta y su obra, el mensaje principal de cada libro, y concluiremos con algunas formas de aplicar El mensaje de cada profeta a nuestras vidas.

    REGISTER for module 2


    Wednesday Night Prayer Ongoing
    with Paul Hundrieser
    Please join us each Wednesday evening. During this time we will pray for each other, Calvary Church, our community, our nation, and our world. We meet continually throughout the year. 

    Register


    Questions about Bible study electives?
    Contact: Pastor Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.com
    Debbie Bordwine, 704.341.5328, dbordwine@calvarychurch.com

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    Women's Fall Bible Studies
    Tuesdays, AM & PM options via Zoom
    Register now!

    Check out our Women’s Bible Studies — there are lots of new classes this fall! You're sure to find a place to grow spiritually and connect with friends. Newcomers are always welcome!

    We meet on Tuesdays at 9:30 AM or 7:00 PM. All classes are one semester unless otherwise indicated. Classes will initially meet via Zoom video conferencing. We will keep you updated about any plans to shift to in-person meetings on campus as we monitor the COVID–19 situation.

    Register below to receive the Zoom meeting credentials and information about ordering required materials, if applicable.


    Tuesday Morning Classes
    September 8 – November 17, 9:30 AM–Noon

    MOMS — Making Our Mothering Significant
    1 Peter: A Living Hope in Christ

    by Jen Wilkin
    Teacher: Becky Krein 
    The MOMS Class is designed to help mothers encourage one another and draw closer to Christ as they do the important work of bringing up their children. How can we handle hardship? With HOPE. The book of 1 Peter begins with beautiful teaching on our Living Hope and our identity as precious, chosen people of God. Peter then shows us how this hope produces honorable living and strength to stand firm in trying times. In this MOMS class, mothers of young children meet in small groups with experienced mentor moms. We will use Jenn Wilkin’s book 1 Peter: A Living Hope in Christ. Come, build relationships, be encouraged, and grow with us! Purchase the required text before the first class. Order  HERE


    2 Thessalonians – Precept Upon Precept
    by Kay Arthur
    Teacher: Jackie Schaffer 
    The young Thessalonian church remained strong in their faith during a period of persecution. But after they received false information about the day of the Lord, they experienced confusion and anxiety until they received this letter from the Apostle Paul. He reminded them of what they had already been taught, so they would not be deceived about the return of the Lord. Join us as we take an in-depth look at what the apostle had to say, so we also, as followers of Christ, will not be deceived about His coming. Purchase the required text before the first class. Order  HERE


    1 Samuel "After God's Heart"
    by Myrna Alexander
    Teacher: Jan Adams 
    As we follow the lives of the ancient Israelites in 1 Samuel, our attention is continually drawn to God. We‘ll see His sovereignty over all things, including His loving care and providential guidance, His heart, what matters most to Him, and the direct impact our obedience or disobedience has on us today. The timely messages in these chapters, when taken to heart and applied personally, will bring us closer to God and help us to become a woman after God’s heart. Join us for an in depth look at this relevant and practical book. Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE


    Strengthening the Foundation of Your Faith
    by Charles Ryrie
    Teacher: Judy Trexler 
    Just as a building relies on a solid foundation to stand firm, so we also must possess a solid foundation for our faith. Sound biblical doctrine (the divinely-inspired teachings found in God’s Word) provides the strong underpinnings for maturing our faith and for protecting us from the false teaching prevalent today. Using an easy-to-understand book designed for the layperson, we will examine the major doctrines of the Christian faith. The more we know about God, His Word and His relationship to us, the better prepared we will be to worship, trust, and obey Him. 
    Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE


    Lord, Give Me a Heart for You
    by Kay Arthur
    Teacher: Rometa Arrington
    Criticized, beaten down, discouraged? The apostle Paul was so overwhelmed at one time he despaired of life itself! Yet he continued to trust Christ and passionately live for His pleasure. Learn from Paul how to master circumstances with a persevering heart for God. In this study based on 2 Corinthians, Kay examines the anatomy of a heart for God. What it looks like. What it feels like. And how you can strengthen your own relationship with God. Despite the deep physical, emotional, and spiritual pain of life, Paul could rest in the God of all comfort and strength. He could walk in obedience to his calling. He could fight the good fight, finish his race, and keep the faith. And now, through this compelling, insightful, and moving Bible study, so can you. Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE


    Better: A Study of Hebrews
    by Jen Wilkin
    Teacher: Betty Farynyk 
    Come join us for an in-depth study of the Book of Hebrews in which we explore how God “provided something better for us” in the person of Jesus Christ (Hebrews 11:40). Through stories of Old Testament heroes and practices, the author of Hebrews demonstrates how the new covenant is superior to the old and how Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of every promise. We will explore familiar verses in the context of the entire Bible and learn how to place our hope and faith in Christ alone. Jen’s insightful video teaching will be combined with dynamic group discussion. Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE


    Trusting God Even When Life Hurts — International Women's Class 
    by Jerry Bridges
    Teacher: Cheri Strahm
    All of us have times of trouble in our lives. It comes in many forms: sickness, a painful experience, a difficult relationship, or death of a person we love. Sometimes we feel that God doesn’t hear us, or care. And in those times we wonder, “Why is God allowing this in my life? Can I really trust Him?” We will explore together what the Bible says about God’s power and love. You will hear stories of how women today learned to trust Him in times of trouble. You will discover ways to trust God more completely — even when life hurts. This is a study group for international women, led by a trained Bible teacher who also teaches ESL here at Calvary. Our study is based upon the book, Trusting God, by Jerry Bridges. Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE


    The Jesus You May Not Know
    by Dr. David Jeremiah
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman 
    Do you really know the Lord Jesus? Do you know Him personally, intimately, and fully? This study is not a storybook recounting of Jesus’ earthly life and ministry. Rather we'll embark on an amazing journey into the very heart of Christ through an astonishing exploration of His character, His attributes, and His spirit. Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE


    REGISTER for AM classes


    Tuesday Evening Classes
    September 8 – November 17,  7:00–9:00 PM

    Trusting God Even When Life Hurts — International Women's Class
    by Jerry Bridges
    Teacher: Cheri Strahm 
    All of us have times of trouble in our lives. It comes in many forms: sickness, a painful experience, a difficult relationship, or death of a person we love. Sometimes we feel that God doesn’t hear us, or care. And in those times we wonder, “Why is God allowing this in my life? Can I really trust Him?” We will explore together what the Bible says about God’s power and love. You will hear stories of how women today learned to trust Him in times of trouble. You will discover ways to trust God more completely — even when life hurts. This is a study group for international women, led by a trained Bible teacher who also teaches ESL here at Calvary. Our study is based upon the book, Trusting God, by Jerry Bridges. Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE


    The Jesus You May Not Know
    by Dr. David Jeremiah
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman 
    Do you really know the Lord Jesus? Do you know Him personally, intimately, and fully? This study is not a storybook recounting of Jesus’ earthly life and ministry. Rather we'll embark on an amazing journey into the very heart of Christ through an astonishing exploration of His character, His attributes, and His spirit. Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE


    REGISTER for PM classes


    Homeschool Class – via Zoom


    We are offering a virtual class for homeschool students in Kindergarten to 5th grades on Tuesdays at 9:30 AM–Noon. Moms who attend a morning Bible study may place their children in this class for educational instruction. Each week we will provide a biblical theme and message, plus lessons on science, literature, history, or art. Sign up when you register for one of the above classes. Contact: Abby McCain, amccain@calvarychurch.com 


    Contact: Pastor Jim Pile, 704.341.5359, jpile@calvarychurch.com & Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com

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    Men's Fall Bible Studies
    Monday & Tuesday AM & PM via Zoom
    Register now!

    Our men's Bible study groups meet weekly — choose an early morning or evening group! Come grow in your knowledge of God's Word and enjoy the fellowship. Newcomers are welcome any time. 

    Our fall sessions will meet via Zoom video conference initially. We'll keep you updated about any plans to shift to in-person meetings on campus as we monitor the COVID–19 situation.

    Check out the studies below, and register now! Teachers will provide Zoom credentials to participants by email. 


    Monday Morning Studies

    Mondays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  September 14 – December 7

    Paul's Letter to the Romans
    Tom Miller
    This fall we begin a 13-week journey through Paul’s letter to the church of Rome. Few books match its systematic, comprehensive treatment of Christian doctrine and its presentation of the good news of salvation in Christ Jesus. This is a verse-by-verse study with open discussion. Please bring your Bible. 

    Register

      
    The Book of John
    Dave Wentink 

    Our study continues in the book of John where we will seek a deeper understanding of Jesus, the Son of God. Each week our group (ages 30–85) is facilitated by a different member. We enjoy lively, interactive discussion. Grab your Bible and join us!

    Register


    Tuesday Morning Studies

    Tuesdays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  September 15 – December 8

    Applying Old Testament Prayers to Your Life
    Craig Dougherty
    When do you turn to God in prayer? What are you praying about? Are you prepared for God to answer those prayers? Is prayer about worship for you? A large part of communing with Jesus is through prayer. This study seeks to enrich your life through prayers found in the Old Testament. Order course materials HERE.

    Register

    The Battle Plan for Prayer
    Jeff Arrington & Sy Pugh
    This study will help us develop a deeper walk with God in our daily spiritual battles. We will use the Bible, plus an excellent study book to help us create a personal prayer strategy. Topics include: what prayer is and is not, why God wants us to pray, specific areas of prayer, strategies for prayer, and more! Order course materials HERE.

    Register

    The Book of Lamentations
    Terrill Nelson
    The Old Testament book of Lamentations received its name as an appropriate description of the writer's response to the plight of God's people. But was the prophet justified in his response? To whom was he crying? Why exactly was he crying? How did God use his lamentations to deliver a message to Israel? What can this book teach us about the appropriate Christian response to sin and its consequences today? Join us for this fascinating study! Order course materials HERE.

    Register


    Tuesday Evening Study

    Tuesdays, 7:00–8:30 PM  |  September 15 – December 22

    The Relevance of End Times
    Wayne Hackbarth

    Our study of the end times continues this fall. We are using The Book of Signs by Dr. David Jeremiah, as a guide to biblical prophecy. This study is a must-have resource for Christians seeking to navigate the uncertainties of the present and to embrace God’s promises for the future. The combination of vital Scripture and a study guide for each chapter will make this an active learning experience. New students should order course materials HERE. Contact: Wayne Hackbarth, 704.641.3472, lovinminthill@gmail.com 

    Register


    Contacts: Pastor Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.com
    Helen Stewart, 704.887.3681, hstewart@calvarychurch.com

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    Bible Reading Plan 2020
    Read God's Word daily with us

    Are you reading the Bible every day?

    At Calvary, preaching and teaching the Word of God is central to who we are as a church family, and it is essential that each one of us spends time in the Word of God every day.

    This reading plan is a great option as you plan your daily quiet time in God's Word. 

    Beginning July 27, the Calvary Bible Reading Plan will take us through the New Testament, 2–3 chapters per day, over the next five months. We'd love to have you read with us!

    Download the 2020 plan as a PDF.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Looking back? Download the 2019 plan as a PDF.