<p>Weekly Bible Studies<br />
Groups for men &amp; women<br />
<em>Newcomers welcome!</em></p>
Weekly Bible Studies
Groups for men & women
Newcomers welcome!

Bible Studies

Learn and grow with us!

Important: Please read our current update regarding Calvary services and activities > HERE

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 and winter months. Several men's studies are offered throughout the year. Check out the details below.

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    Bible Study Electives ONLINE
    Wednesdays, 6:30 PM
    April 15 – May 13
    Register by April 14

    Important: Please read our current update regarding Calvary services and activities > HERE

    Calvary Bible study electives provide an opportunity for you to grow spiritually through studying God's Word in a group setting. Whether you're a new believer, a long-time follower of Christ, or just curious to learn more, choose a course that interests you and join us!

    ZOOM ONLINE FORMAT! Our spring semester courses will meet via Zoom video conferences. You must register for the class by April 14 to receive the Zoom meeting ID# and link from the instructor.

    Spring 2020 Elective Courses

    Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM
    April 15 – May 13

    Please see the course descriptions below and register for an elective class:

    Calvary Membership Course 
    with Senior Pastor John Munro

    • If you were part of the March membership course which was interrupted, we will contact you by email to confirm your preference and provide the Zoom meeting login information. We hope you'll continue with us and complete the course! 
    • If you're ready to consider Calvary membership now, please register below to join this course. We'll be in touch with more information! 

    Get more details about Calvary membership HERE.


    A Survey of the New Testament
    with Pastor Jim Pile
    The message of the New Testament centers on our salvation in Christ and our walk with Him. The Apostle Peter tells us that God’s divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness through knowing our Savior (2 Peter 1:3). In this class, we will learn how to apply biblical principles for living a life that honors the Lord based on those truths.


    Prophecy: How Their Fulfillment Fuels our Faith
    with Pastor Nathaniel Pearce
    One of the many tools God uses to communicate His plans to mankind is prophecy. But what does the fulfillment of prophecy teach us about God? How does it encourage or fuel our faith in God? Join us for this intriguing study that will fortify your faith!


    Listening to God's Voice Through the Lens of Gideon 
    with Pastor Jim Cashwell
    The story of Gideon recounts the miraculous power of God to reverse a national tragedy. But it is also a personal story of emerging faith, courage, decisive leadership, human betrayal, weakness, and failure. In the process of studying the life of God's servant in Judges 6–8, we will learn a number of spiritual truths common to disciples of all ages. Join us and learn how to listen to God's voice through the lens of Gideon.


    Reading Through the Bible: Focus on the Major Prophets
    with Pastor Rodney Navey
    When we read the Bible, we are actually sitting in the very council of God (Jeremiah 23:18). How can we neglect such an honored position? This 5-week course will cover how to read the Bible, with special emphasis on how to read the major prophets. 


    The Doctrine of Salvation 
    with Pastor Rob Reece
    What is salvation, and what does it mean to be saved? Is salvation a single event or a process that continues throughout the Christian journey? What about predestination? Does the individual have any choice in the matter? Can I lose my salvation? Why does Scripture emphasize endurance? This class will explore key questions around the doctrine of salvation. 


    A Theology of Suffering
    with Pastor Sibu Rajappan 
    "Why Lord, why would a loving God allow that?" is one of the most frequent questions asked when one goes through suffering and pain. Some have used this to argue against the existence of God. How should we, as Christians, view and endure suffering and pain? How can we help those going through suffering and pain? In this class, we will discuss the important and relevant doctrine of suffering.


    La Biblia Responde
    with Bill Ogden
    En medio de la crisis que enfrentamos, todos tenemos preguntas, inquietudes, y dudas que nos quitan la paz y el gozo que Jesús nos ofrece. En esta clase, tendrá la oportunidad de hacer sus preguntas para que cuidadosamente encontremos la respuesta bíblica.

    The Bible Responds
    In the midst of the crisis we are facing, questions, concerns, and even doubts may arise to take away the peace and joy that Jesus offers us. In this class, you will have the opportunity to ask those questions so we can look carefully for the biblical response.


    Wednesday Night Prayer
    with Paul Hundrieser
    During this time of limited gathering and social distancing, our prayer group will meet through Zoom. Join us as we pray for Calvary Church, our community, our nation, and our world.


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

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    Men's Bible Studies
    Winter/Spring Semester
    Mondays & Tuesdays, AM & PM options

    Important:  Please read our current update regarding Calvary services and activities > HERE

    These men's groups meet weekly for Bible study — come grow in your knowledge of God's Word and fellowship. Be sure to bring your Bible!

    Check out the courses below. Newcomers are welcome anytime! 

    Monday Morning Studies

    Mondays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  December 9 – May 11

    Judges & Ruth
    Conference Room A (4th floor)  |  Tom Miller
    Our study will focus on the Old Testament books of Judges and Ruth. The book of Judges vividly portrays God's love and justice, revealing sin, its consequences, and Israel's need for repentance and God's mercy. In the story of Ruth, we will see faith and commitment fulfilled. Join us for this fascinating study and life application! 

    Mondays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  January 6 – May 11

    Gospel of John
    Room 242  |  Dave Wentink

    This in-depth study of John continues as we seek a deeper understanding of Jesus, the Son of God. Each week our group is facilitated by a different member, and we enjoy lively interactive discussion. Our group (ages 30–85) values the knowledge and experiences of all attendees. Please bring your Bible.

    Tuesday Morning Studies

    Tuesdays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  January 7 – May 12

    2 Timothy
    Room 306  |  Bill Harding
    Paul's second letter to Timothy was written near the end of his life and is a very personal letter to his son in the faith. Join us and grow in Christ and the knowledge of God's Word.  

    Tuesdays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  January 7 – May 12

    Gospel of Matthew
    Stonecrest Chick-Fil-A  |  Jeffrey Arrington & Sy Pugh
    This semester we will continue our study of Matthew. Throughout his Gospel, Matthew takes us back to the Old Testament repeatedly to remind us of God's promises. Man has been on a quest to find his way back to God since the fall of humanity. In Christ Jesus, the Father fulfilled His promises and shows us the way into a relationship with Himself. Join us as we continue our study of Jesus' life and ministry. 

    Tuesday Evening Studies

    Tuesdays, 7:00–8:30 PM  |  January 7 – March 24

    Transformation of a Man's Heart & World
    Room 242  |  Craig Dougherty

    The Bible calls all believers to live transformational lives (Romans 12:2). It is particularly important for men to exemplify this kind of life in their hearts, homes, churches, and communities. We often struggle with various vices, and few of us really live a transformational lifestyle. Come and prepare to have your heart and world transformed, so you may become the man God designed you to be! Cost: $10 for textbook

    Tuesdays, 7:00–8:30 PM  |  January 7 – May 26

    A Timely Study of End Times
    Room 401  |  Wayne Hackbarth

    When we pray for Jesus’s return, do we truly understand what we are seeking? This semester we will continue to tackle a line-by-line study of end times Scripture. We'll start with Daniel and the prophecies of the ages, then examine the assurances in the Thessalonian letters, and ultimately explore the wonders of the end times in Revelation. This is a conversational study, so bring your Bible and plan to participate. Contact: Wayne Hackbarth, 704.641.3472, lovinminthill@gmail.com

    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 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 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.

    Download the 2020 plan as a PDF.














    Looking back? Download the 2019 plan as a PDF.