Our current Adult Bible Fellowships (ABFs) are a wonderful blend of small group and in-depth Bible study. They meet on Sunday mornings from 9:50-11:00 AM in classrooms throughout our facility, and most consist of a variety of ages and backgrounds. We are studying the book of Hebrews from the Bible through the end of January 2020.
We have exciting new things in store for our ABFs beginning February 2020. Everyone will have a chance to sign up for a new group January 12-26. The new groups will each offer multiple topical studies from February - June 2020. Choose from the following classes:
Biblical Manhood & Womanhood & Marriage, taught by Mike Williamson (CHOIR ROOM): What does it mean to be a man? What does it mean to be a woman? What happens when the two become one in marriage? With so much confusion about how to answer these questions, we need the light and truth of Scripture to help us see the beauty of our creation as divine image bearers. This study concludes with sessions that apply the lessons learned about God’s design for men and women to the calling of marriage.
Disciple Making, taught by David Haun and Jen Acker (CLASSROOM B1): Division is the new multiplication. Jesus taught crowds, but He changed the world one, two, or three at a time. Jesus had a big enough vision to think small. Focusing on a few did not limit his influence, it expanded it. This study is designed to help you follow this pattern Jesus drew for us by training you to lead others around you to be followers of Christ and then for them to do the same with others.
Discipleship Explored & Guidance, taught by Wayne Hetrich and Jim Harris (CLASSROOM M2): This study is ideal for believers at any stage of the Christian life. It begins with the book of Philippians by going beyond the “what” - go to church, pray, read the Bible, share the gospel - and focuses on the “why” that drives discipleship: the love of Christ. The greatest love anyone can ever know. This study ends with a consideration of how following Christ impacts decision-making in light of His sovereign grace.
Don't Waste Your Life & How to Study your Bible, taught by Adam Osborne (CLASSROOM A3): Another turn of the calendar. Another year is upon us. Don't waste your life! Build it on the Rock of God's Word! Beginning with John Piper's book, Don't Waste Your Life, and concluding with sessions equipping believers with life-changing Bible study skills and practices, this study will challenge everyone to pursue what (and Who) really matters. A perfect study for a new you in the New Year.
Verse by Verse through the book of Ephesians, taught by Dennis Guisewhite (CLASSROOM A1): Are you rich? No? Paul says that if you're in Christ, you are. This in-depth study of Ephesians will lead you to explore just what it means to be "in Christ" and how that changes everything about the way we live. Ephesians is a great complementary study to our preaching from Colossians that will add depth to your appreciation and application of both letters.
Jesus Among Secular Gods & Survey of Church History, taught by Matt Toombs (MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM/CHURCH LIBRARY): In our preaching series on Colossians we will see how Paul taught that church to cling to the Gospel despite all challenges and deceptions. This study challenges society's beliefs in the "secular gods" of atheism, scientism, relativism, and others, and skillfully points out the fallacies in their claims. That is followed by a timely and extensive look at church history and the hopes, challenges, and tragedies of Christianity during the Middle Ages. Both are designed to equip you with an understanding of where the Church has been and how to contend for the faith into the future.
Knowing God, taught by Alex Kokolios and Will Dagenhart (CLASSROOM A2): J. I. Packer's Knowing God brings together two important facets of the Christian faith—knowing about God and also knowing God personally through the context of a close relationship with Jesus Christ. This study is designed to lead everyone into a greater understanding of God while providing advice to gaining a closer relationship with him as a result.
Lifeway Explore the Bible: Numbers & Deuteronomy, taught by Kirk Whorton (CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER): God doesn't just want us to read His Word, He wants us to know it and live its truth. Using Explore the Bible from LifeWay, this study will explore Numbers and Deuteronomy. In 1 Corinthians 10, Paul wrote of books like these that "these things took place as examples for us" and that "they drank from the spiritual rock that followed them, and that rock was Christ." Come and be refreshed through this study that will conclude with the Gospel of Mark.