The Bible is central to everything we do in our personal lives and in the church. Why? Because we believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and that the Holy Spirit uses the Word to reveal Christ, to interpret and shape our lives, to equip us for discipleship in our daily lives, and to transform our communities. Small group Bible studies help us grow in our understanding of the Bible and our ability to read it with more joy, with deeper insight, and with greater understanding.
We invite you to join one of the study groups. Check with the church office to determine the current schedule of meeting days and times as the following list sometimes varies.
- WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BIBLE STUDY
Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the church library.
This group is currently studying the Book of Esther and learning that God invites us as women to be part of his work…that he has a plan and a purpose to use each one for his kingdom work at this particular time in history. We are not here by accident and our lives are not random. God is at work around us and through us.
- THURSDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY
Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Recent studies have included (1.) two weeks in January focusing on the Lord’s Prayer through the eyes of Martin Luther, using Kneeling with Giants: Learning to Pray with History’s Best Teachers by Gary Neal Hansen; (2.) eight studies (January – March) on Elijah’s life, looking beyond the insecurity of the world to our sovereign God who reigns forever, using Elijah: Living Securely in an Insecure World as a guide; and (3.) A Lenten series on Praying the Psalms with John Calvin. Calvin is famous for his emphasis on the doctrine of sanctification, of being made holy, transformed by the work of the Holy Spirit.
- THEOLOGY CAFE
First Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the church library.
Theology Café is a book club that usually meets once a month for a lively theological discussion. As you may have gathered from the name – we always have coffee, tea, and cookies. We choose theology books that address the issues of our time and enrich our understanding of the faith.
- BOOK CLUB
Last Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the church library.
This group of book worms generally reads a book a month and gets together on the last Thursday of the month for discussion and fellowship. The members try to alternate between Christian fiction and non-fiction books.
We believe that the greatest task of the church is to equip us for discipleship in our daily lives. Most of our lives happen outside “the church”. We are called to follow Jesus in our workplaces, at school, at home, and in our communities – wherever we find ourselves during the week.
To be faithful disciples in our daily lives, we have to develop strong prayer lives and be rooted in the Scriptures. A large portion of our ministry is therefore devoted to Christian education.
As someone once said, “Only three things are necessary to make a life happy – the blessings of God, books, and a friend.”
Our library (on the main floor at the left side of the entrance hall) is well-stocked with a selection of videos and books for children, youth and adults. We have a rich variety of fictional as well as non-fictional books to support you in your Christian walk. There is a wealth of information, counsel, and wisdom between the covers of these books.
See these books as take-home sermons or travel guides for the journey.