<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!

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! Guests and newcomers are always welcome!

Elective courses meet on Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM in the fall, winter, and spring. Newcomers are always welcome! Just register at your first class.

Small group Bible studies for women meet on Tuesday mornings and evenings, September – May. Several men's studies are offered throughout the year. Check out the details below.

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    Winter Bible Study Electives
    Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM
    New format! Walk-ins welcome!

    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!

    NEW FORMAT! During the upcoming semester, courses will be offered twicein two "modules"—to offer everyone more options to participate!

    Module 1  |  January 8 – February 19
    Module 2  |   March 4 – April 1
    NOTE: Due to scheduling requirements, the first module will run for seven weeks, and the second module will run for five weeks. However, courses will cover the same material with the same leaders.

    Elective courses typically meet on Wednesdays right after Fellowship Dinner in the Crown Room. It's the same schedule as Awana for kids, IGNITE for students and Wednesday Worship rehearsal — so it's easy to make it a family night! 

    Pre-registration for Module 1 is closed, but walk-ins are welcome! 

    Get the Calvary Membership Course schedule here.


    Elective Courses


    Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 PM*
    Please register only once for each class. Both date modules feature the same, unabridged class material with the same leaders. *Select classes for our senior adults are held during the afternoon as noted. Module 1 registrations are now closed, so please register at your first class.

    Church HIStory   
    Banquet Room | Dr. John Trent
    This interactive study will examine why a working knowledge of church history is relevant to our personal lives and the church at large. As we survey the life and work of select Fathers of the church throughout the centuries, we not only gain a history lesson, but we see a portrait of God's faithfulness to His Word and His people. In this sense, history is really "HIS story" written through the hearts, lives, and events of humankind.

    Pre-registration for Module 1 is closed, but walk-ins are welcome!

    REGISTER FOR MODULE 2


    Priorities for a Godly Woman
    Room 222 | Donna Navey
    Women can experience the fulfillment of being designed by God for His purpose and glory. This study will evaluate biblical principles that inspire the priorities of women “created in Christ for good works” (Eph. 2:10). With a focus on the practical application of Scripture, this class will consider the obedient walk “which God prepared beforehand.” 

    Pre-registration for Module 1 is closed, but walk-ins are welcome!

    REGISTER FOR MODULE 2


    Healthy Marriages Grow
    Room 401 | Pastor Rodney Navey
    God’s plan for marriage is to grow in love and oneness. Sometimes, however, marriages can be stagnant or even move in a negative direction. This class will address the hard places of marriage, how to deal with them in a godly way, and how God uses difficult places to grow you and your marriage.

    Pre-registration for Module 1 is closed, but walk-ins are welcome!

    REGISTER FOR MODULE 2


    The Doctrine of Salvation 
    Room 233  | 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. 

    Pre-registration for Module 1 is closed, but walk-ins are welcome!

    REGISTER FOR MODULE 2


    Turning Faith Into Action    
    Room 234 | Steven Garofalo
    Turning faith into action involves not only our external lives but also our inner maturity. As we grow spiritually, we learn how to handle the trials of life in a biblical way. We will journey together through the Book of James, focusing on the text and making practical life applications.

    Pre-registration for Module 1 is closed, but walk-ins are welcome!

    REGISTER FOR MODULE 2


    The Biblical Basis of Adoption
    Room 231 | Hugh Grey & Sam Speights 
    What does the Bible have to say about adoption? Are there any examples of child adoption in the Bible? What can we learn from the heart and character of God about child adoption? What biblical principles can Christians learn to help us process the pros and cons of adopting children? Join us for a discussion of the biblical basis for adopting children.

    Pre-registration for Module 1 is closed, but walk-ins are welcome!

    REGISTER FOR MODULE 2


    Christian Life and Witness
    Room 237 | Pastor Sibu Rajappan
    Why did God save me? What is the purpose of the Christian life? Why am I unable to experience the abundant life that the Lord offers? Why do I struggle with sin and often fail to be a witness for Christ? This class will teach how to experience abundant life through the glorious Gospel, the nature and expectations of biblical Christian living, and how to allow spiritual disciplines to shape our lives. 

    Pre-registration for Module 1 is closed, but walk-ins are welcome!

    REGISTER FOR MODULE 2 


    The Book of Ruth
    Room 238 | Pastor Jim Cashwell
    Misfortune, difficulties, obedience, and faithfulness are just a few of the words we may think of when describing the Old Testament book of Ruth. Join us as we dig into God’s Word to gain a cultural understanding of Ruth’s situation and learn how we can be obedient to God in all life’s situations. 

    Pre-registration for Module 1 is closed, but walk-ins are welcome!

    REGISTER FOR MODULE 2


    Homegoing Wishes and Preparation
    *Module 1 meeting time 6:30 PM; Module 2 meeting times 3:30 & 6:30 PM
    Room 226 | Pastor Nathaniel Pearce
    While many of us are thankful for life, few of us enjoy speaking about death. Yet all of us will experience physical death if Christ tarries. Do you talk about death with your family? Are you actively involved in preparing your loved ones for your departure from earth? Does your family know anything about your final wishes? This class will help us think practically about our final wishes and how to organize them as an act of love and service to surviving family members.

    Pre-registration for Module 1 is closed, but walk-ins are welcome!

    REGISTER FOR MODULE 2 — 3:30 PM   

    REGISTER FOR MODULE 2 — 6:30 PM 


    Spanish Bible Study – The Names of God (12-week class)
    Room 227 | Bill Ogden
    The Names of God: Our Bible is the record of God revealing Himself. He reveals Himself by His divine actions and by His commands. He also reveals Himself by taking on various names. Sometimes He names Himself. At other times, he receives a name from a servant celebrating God’s work on behalf of His loved ones. Join us as we seek to know God by knowing His wonderful, powerful Names.

    Los Nombres de Dios
    Nuestra Biblia es el historial de Dios revelandose a si mismo.  Se revela por sus acciones divinos y por sus mandamientos.  Se revela también por los varios nombres que toma.  A veces El mismo toma un nombre.  En otras ocasiones, recibe un nombre de un siervo celebrando Su obra a favor de sus amados. Esfuérzate con nosotros para conocer a Dios por conocer sus maravillosos y poderosos nombres.

    La preinscripción está cerrada, ¡pero los visitantes sin cita previa son bienvenidos!


    Survey of the New Testament
    *Module 1 meeting time 3:30 PM; Module 2 meeting time 6:30 PM
    Room 402 | 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.

    Pre-registration for Module 1 is closed, but walk-ins are welcome!

    REGISTER for Module 2


    Wednesday Night Prayer Ongoing
    3rd Floor Prayer Room | Paul Hundrieser
    Please join us each Wednesday evening for prayer in the Prayer Room from 6:30–8:00 PM. During this time we will pray for each other, Calvary Church, our community, our nation, and our world. Come if you need prayer or want to pray for others. We meet continually throughout the year. 


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

    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, and please register so we may prepare enough materials for you. 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! 

    Register


    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. 

    Register


    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.  

    Register


    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. 

    Register


    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

    Register


    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

    Register


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

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    Women's Bible Studies
    Tuesdays, January 7 – March 31
    Join us for AM & PM classes

    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 Bible studies! Childcare to age 5 is available during morning classes. 

    Please register in your first class as we begin the new season together. We hope to see you there!


    Tuesday Morning Classes

    January 7 – March 31  |  9:30 AM–Noon


    Daniel, Part 2
    by: Kay Arthur
    Teacher: Jackie Schaffer | Room 242 
    Does the turmoil in our times, the uprisings and the spiritual decay of many have anything to do with the book of Daniel? Daniel was a man who knew what God said about the end times. He focused on what God said, not the events of his own time. He had an impact on the people that God placed in his life. How do you live as a Daniel in the crucial days in which you find yourself? How can you dare to be different? How do you get to know God Most High? The book of Daniel has the answers. All are welcome! Cost: $27


    The Gospel of John
    by: Jan Adams
    Teacher: Jan Adams | Room 231
    God has used this treasured Gospel over the years to reveal who He is to those who long to know Him, to generate new life, to demonstrate His love and deepen the faith of Christians. This study takes an in-depth look at the glory, the life and the teachings of Jesus, the unique Son of God, through the eyes of one of the disciples who knew Him best. Join us for an enriching discussion of chapters 11– 21 of this cherished book. Cost: $15


    1 & 2 Thessalonians & Titus
    Living Faithfully in View of Christ's Coming
    by: John MacArthur
    Teacher: Judy Trexler | Room 226
    Paul’s letters to the churches in Thessalonica and Crete address several issues that churches still encounter today. In this verse-by-verse study, we will consider the importance of holy living, proclaiming the Good News to unbelievers, defending the truth while enduring opposition and false teaching, and standing firm in times of persecution and suffering. A major theme in the letters is Paul’s explanation of such end-time events as the Rapture and the Day of the Lord. Join us as we reflect on how we are to live today in preparation for “that day.” Will you be ready? Cost: $12 


    The Pursuit of Holiness
    by: Jeff Bridges
    Teacher: Karmen Estes | Room 237
    “Be holy, for I am holy,” commands God. But holiness is something that is often missed in the Christian’s daily life. According to Navigator author Jerry Bridges, that’s because we’re not exactly sure what our part in holiness is. In The Pursuit of Holiness, he helps us see clearly just what we should rely on God to do —  and what we should take responsibility for ourselves. As you deepen your relationship with God, learn more about His character, and understand the Holy Spirit’s role in holiness, your spiritual growth will mature. Cost: $17


    Introduction to the Bible 
    Teacher: Cheri Strahm | Room 234
    Do you want to learn more about the Bible? This class is designed for international women from all nations and backgrounds. English may be your first, second, or third language — all are welcome as we grow in Christ together! Cost: $10 new students; $5 continuing students 


    Lord, Is It Warfare? Teach Me to Stand
    by: Kay Arthur
    Teacher: Rometa Arrington  |  Room 227
    Are you fully equipped for spiritual battle? Once you become a child of God, you enter into a war zone. This class will equip you to recognize and understand that spiritual warfare is inevitable for those who follow the Lord Jesus Christ. You’ll learn all the battle tactics and devices of your adversary, Satan. And you’ll discover scriptural ways to overcome the enemy by turning to Christ, who loves you and offers you all the strength, wisdom, and power you need for victory. Your time with God in His Word will minister to you and help you stand strong in the face of spiritual conflict. Cost: $20


    The Book of Signs
    21 Undeniable Prophecies of the Apocalypse
    by Dr. David Jeremiah
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman | Room 232
    Dr. Jeremiah examines the prophetic writings from the Old and New Testaments and gives us insights about God's plan for humankind as the end times draw near. In this comprehensive thirty-one lesson study, we will explore what God's Word says. God has given us a firm understanding of what is really going on in the world and what will happen as we approach the end of the age. As we come to understand the truth about these signs, our faith will grow, we will live more confidently, and we will gain new hope for the future. As Christians, our future is secure and certain.  Although we live in a chaotic world, we can be at peace, for we know God is on His throne and the return of the Prince of Peace is drawing near. Cost: $18 for new students; $5 for continuing students. All are welcome!


    God of Covenant: A Study of Genesis 12–50
    by: Jen Wilkin
    Teacher: Betty Farynyk | Room 228
    Continuing in our study of Genesis, we will focus on God as the Covenant Maker. We will walk through the stories of the fathers of our faith — Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. We will witness image-bearers who sin and wrestle to maintain trust in the only One who will fulfill every promise, the One for whom nothing is too hard. This study utilizes teaching videos and group discussions. All are welcome! Cost: $18


    MOMS: Mothering in the World but Not of It
    Teacher: Donna Navey | Banquet Room
    This "MOMS Class" is designed to help mothers of young children encourage one another and draw closer to Christ. We have small groups with a designated Mentor Mom (Titus 2:3–5) who leads the discussion on the practical application of sound doctrine. This semester, our focus will be on biblical truth applied to complex cultural issues. We know it is the heart of Jesus that we would be sanctified by the Word as we live our faith in this world. Christ prayed, “They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world” (John 17:16–18). Christian motherhood is challenging and requires the foundational knowledge of God's Word. Cost: $20 



    Tuesday Evening Classes

    January 7 – March 31  |  7:00–9:00 PM


    Introduction to the Bible
    Teacher: Cheri Strahm | Room 234
    Do you want to learn more about the Bible? This class is designed for international women from all nations and backgrounds. English may be your first, second or third language — all are welcome as we grow in Christ together! Cost: $10 new students; $5 continuing students 


    The Pursuit of Holiness
    by Jeff Bridges
    Teacher: Karmen Estes | Room 237
    “Be holy, for I am holy,” commands God. But holiness is something that is often missed in the Christian’s daily life. Is that because we’re not exactly sure what our part in holiness is? In this study, you'll see clearly what we should rely on God to do — and what we should take responsibility for ourselves. As you deepen your relationship with God, learn more about His character, and understand the Holy Spirit’s role in holiness, you will mature in your spiritual walk. Cost: $17


    The Book of Signs
    by Dr. David Jeremiah
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman | Room 232
    Dr. Jeremiah examines the prophetic writings from the Old and New Testaments and gives us insights about God's plan for humankind as the end times draw near. In this comprehensive thirty-one lesson study, we will explore what God's Word says. God has given us a firm understanding of what is really going on in the world and what will happen as we approach the end of the age. As we come to understand the truth about these signs, our faith will grow, we will live more confidently, and we will gain new hope for the future. As Christians, our future is secure and certain. Although we live in a chaotic world, we can be at peace, for we know God is on His throne and the return of the Prince of Peace is drawing near. Cost: $18 for new students; $5 for continuing students



    CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS — during AM classes ONLY
    Register for your child’s program when you register for your Bible study class. 

    NURSERY: Infants – Age 5
    Nursery is free for pre-registered mothers who attend AM Bible studies. Children receive loving care in our program which includes Bible storytime, crafts, coloring, outdoor play (weather permitting), and a snack each week. Contact: Abby McCain, 704.341.5380, amccain@calvarychurch.com

    HOMESCHOOL CLASS: K–5th Grade
    We offer a homeschool class for students in grades K–5. Each week we provide a biblical theme and message incorporating lessons in science, literature, history, art, and more. There is a $10 fee per child/semester to cover supplies. Maximum of $30 per family/semester. Please include the birthdate and grade for each child when you register. Contact: Abby McCain, amccain@calvarychurch.com


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

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    Personal Bible Study
    A Bible reading plan for 2020

    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.