Bible Studies

Disciple Fast Track
Classroom 251
Date: Occurs Sunday of every week from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM beginning 9/11/2016 and ending 3/26/2017

Disciple Bible Study – Fast Track! is a new spin on the beloved Bible study that is for everyone! Now in a shorter format, this Bible study gives busy people the opportunity to read and study the Bible in manageable weekly readings, as well as engage in powerful video lectures and still have space to ask questions about the Christian faith, the Scriptures, and how to grow as a Disciple in the ways that God is calling each individual. The study will take place from 4-5:30 on Sunday afternoons.  Childcare is provided with reservation through the registration process. Register here.


Financial Peace University
Classroom 251
Date: Occurs Wednesday of every week from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM beginning 9/14/2016 and ending 11/9/2016

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace Univ is a 9-week class that will teach you how to manage 100% of what God has given. And you don’t have to feel in financial trouble to see a tremendous positive change in your wallet upon taking this course! Paul Thomas will lead FPU on Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm Sept 14-Nov. 9. Registration is required and there is a $94.00 fee for the materials. Free Childcare is provided with reservation through the registration process. We look forward to seeing you in class.  Childcare is provided with reservation through the registration process. Register here.


The Sovereignty of God
Classroom 321
Date: Occurs Tuesday of every week from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM beginning 9/13/2016 and ending 12/13/2016

This study, led by Bill Weisser, takes the class through lessons from Isaiah, Hebrews, Matthew and Revelation, all of which culminate in the unshakable confidence of God’s declaration: “All is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. to the thirsty I will freely give water from the life-giving spring. Those who emerge victorious will inherit these things. I will be their God and they will be my sons and daughters.” Revelation 21:5-7. Register here.


Pricilla Shirer’s “Armor of God” – Teresa Little
Sunday afternoons from 6-7:30 beginning September 18th.

Join this ladies group to study author Pricilla Shirer’s “Armor of God” led by Teresa Little. Free childcare is available upon request with reservation.
Register here.


New Testament Bible Study

Fall/Winter 2016
Meeting Room 163
Dates: Weekly Monday Evenings beginning September 12, 2016 at 6:30PM.

This fall’s Bible Study text book is by Mark L. Strass and is entitled, “Four Portraits, One Jesus”.

NTH Bible Study strives to study Jesus and the Christian movement in its formative years in Israel and the Empire of Rome which had effectively annexed Israel, Syria, Turkey and Egypt in the 100 years prior to the birth of Jesus. The following paragraph describes in some detail the book we will use this fall to guide our study. To fully understand Jesus an in depth study of his life and times is most important.

To Christians worldwide, the man Jesus of Nazareth is the centerpiece of history, the object of faith, hope, and worship. Even those who do not follow him admit the vast influence of his life. For anyone interested in knowing more about Jesus, study of the four biblical Gospels is essential. Four Portraits, One Jesus is a thorough yet accessible introduction to these documents and their subject, the life and person of Jesus. Like different artist’s rendering the same subject using different styles and points of view, the Gospels paint four highly distinctive portraits of the same remarkable Jesus. With clarity and insight, Mark Strauss illuminates these four books, first addressing their nature, origin, methods for study, and historical, religious, and cultural backgrounds. He then moves on to closer study of each narrative and its contribution to our understanding of Jesus, investigating things such as plot, characters, and theme. Finally, he pulls it all together with a detailed examination of what the Gospels teach about Jesus’ ministry, message, death, and resurrection, with excursions into the quest for the historical Jesus and the historical reliability of the Gospels.

We invite all those interested to register here or to email chcjr@mindspring.com.


Dr. Efird’s Study of John – Diane Amidon
Wednesday mornings from September 14 to October 26 at 10:30-11:30.

Study the Gospel of John with us – shallow enough for a toddler to wade in, deep enough for a scholar to dive in! Registration available on the church website under Bible Studies. Register here.


Study of Philippians with Linda Youmans
Tuesday mornings from Sept. 20 – Oct. 25. at 9:15-11:45 

Philippians is a letter written by Paul, while he was being imprisoned in Rome. Joy is the dominant theme and this joy was possible for Paul-even in prison under threat of execution-because he had learned contentment and how to maintain a proper perspective. Paul knew Christ was his ultimate strength and resource. Please join us for this study of Paul’s letter from prison, and learn all that you possess in Christ, and how to find your joy in him.  Register here.