At Church of the Servant, we believe that becoming a fully-committed follower of Christ involves more than simply coming to worship each week. It is a three-fold process that involves worship, service, and small group experiences. One way of becoming involved in a small group is by joining in one of the several Bible and book studies that are being offered each fall and spring. Consider becoming a part of one of these classes and you will enjoy great teaching, discussion, and prayer while building friendships that enrich your life. For more information, email Susie Cobden.
Sundays, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., South Adult Area, Rooms 1/2
January 12 - March 15, 2020 - New Testament
Fall 2020 - Old Testament
Led by Rev. Matt Patrick
Transform your faith through Disciple Fast-Track.
Trying to read the entire Bible is an amazing, but difficult goal, especially if you are reading on your own. Disciple Fast Track is a Bible study where you will join with others in diving into the Old and New Testament scriptures. Rev. Matt Patrick will be teaching the class and helping you not just read the scriptures, but understand them as well. It is two 10-week studies in which you will cover the New Testament and the Old Testament. Sundays, January 12 – March 15, 2020 will be focused on the New Testament.
Participants will read 3 – 5 chapters of the Bible daily in preparation for the weekly meetings held on Sundays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Child care will be offered if requested on the registration form. To register email Susie Cobden or in the concourse at church beginning Sunday, December 8. The cost is $40 which is the cost of the Old and New Testament workbooks
Tuesdays, 9:15-10:30 a.m. | On-going | Community Hall | Women
This large group Bible Study is a favorite among many women as it appeals to the beginning follower as well as the seasoned believer. Each session is essentially an independent study, so even if your schedule will prevent weekly attendance, feel free to attend as often as possible. Join us on Tuesdays at 9:15 for coffee and donuts ($1.00) and the program begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Community Hall. For more information, email Susie Cobden. Childcare available.
Tuesday Mornings, 10:00-11:30 a.m., January 15 - February 25, 2020
South Adult Center, Room 3 | Women
Led by Lou Ann Morris
The letters of 1, 2, & 3 John were written to encourage followers of Jesus to remain faithful to the truth. Believers are challenged to look at contrasting themes such as walking in the light instead of darkness, truth versus lies and deception, loving God more than loving the world, and the meaning of true fellowship and community rather than shallowness. This study reveals not only the heart of John but also the heart of Jesus. If you questions, please contact Lou Morris. Childcare available. Register HERE
This study will use the "What Love Is" Bible Study book. Participant's may purchase the study book at LifeWay.com
Wednesday's, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
January 15 - April 15, 2020
North Adult Center, Room 12 | All
Led by Nancy Harris
Cost for book: $10
The New Inductive Study Series on the Book of Daniel
Does the turmoil in our times, the uprisings and 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.
How do you live as a Daniel in the crucial days in which you find yourself? How can you dare to be different? Though you don't know what tomorrow holds, you do know who holds tomorrow. The Book of Daniel will strengthen your faith in our steadfast God.
Cost of materials: $10 (pay first day of class). (Deadline to order books is December 30, 2019.) Register today by emailing Nancy Harris or by phoning or texting Nancy at 405-420-5463.
Wednesday Mornings, 9:30-11:15 a.m., January 15-May 20, 2020
South Adult Center, Rooms 1 & 2 | Women
Led by Patricia Hocker/Debbi Marshall
Have you ever tried to fight worry with faith and felt you were losing the battle? Have comments like "God's got this!" or "Just pray about it" only left you feeling more burdened? We know we shouldn't worry, but the reality is that we all do at times. Whether it's personal worries about loved ones and daily circumstances or broader concerns about what's happening in the world, we long for something more than platitudes that will help us put real feet to our faith and win the worry battle.
This study uses the "Joshua: Winning the Worry Battle" Bible Study participant workbook. Workbooks may be purchased at Amazon
Wednesday Evenings, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
January 15 - May 20, 2020
North Adult Center, Room 1 & 2 | Women
Led by Darla Bierig and Sherri Boyd
When we look around at today's world, hope usually isn't the first word that comes to mind. In many ways we live in an unstable world where marriages fail, bank accounts run low, friendships end, and the everyday demands of a fast -paced life get us down. In the Book of Jeremiah, we find God calling out to His people with a message of hope--a message that intentional living is possible even in an unstable world. If you have questions, contact Darla Bierig or Sherri Boyd. Childcare available.
Wednesday Evenings, 6:30-8:00 p.m., January 15 - May 27, 2020
North Adult Center, Room 12 | Women
Facilitated by Miki Farris
When hard times come and it seems God is deviating from the plan we assume our life should follow, we're more likely to want to tame God, not trust Him. It's then that we begin to press into our ways and our own timing. No human can carry the weight of being their own god, but so many of us try. In this study of 1&2 Kings, join Lysa TerKeurst in Israel as she honestly reveals the places of distrust in her own heart while exploring the deeply applicable Scriptures that will teach us how to truly trust God. If you have questions, please contact Miki Farris. Register HERE Childcare available.
This study will use the "Trustworthy" Study Guide available at LifeWay.com
Thursday Afternoons, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
January 23 - March 19, 2020
North Adult Center, Room 1 | Women
Led by Barbara Bonham
Every generation in the church worries, rightly, about people who just glide along, seeming to enjoy what they hear in church, but without it making any real difference. James faced exactly the same problem in the very first generation. So it's not surprising that translating belief into action--making sure faith is the real thing--is near the heart of his message. That kind of faith, he explains, is the faith that matters, the faith that justifies, the faith that saves. We need that kind of faith today. These nine studies on James's passionate letter will help you live out a faith that makes a difference. If you questions, please contact Barbara Bonham. Childcare available. Register HERE
This study will use the "James" Bible Study book. Participant's may purchase the study book on Amazon.
Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Begins January 10, 2020 | Women
Library-North Administration Offices
Led by Holly Browning and Paula Thomas
Child Care Available
If you're a mother you've not only got an incredibly important job, you've also got your hands full! We know being a mom can be a joy and challenge at the same time. Our Friday Morning Moms group is a special place where you can come, just as you are, to be inspired and refreshed. You'll meet new friends and discover smart ways to tackle the demands of motherhood and your faith. We would love to get to know you! This group strives to be a safe place for married and single moms of infants to elementary aged children to share the joys and frustrations of motherhood and to explore the purpose and promise God gives to us as women.
We meet Friday mornings during the year for informal Bible study. We will next study "Rhythms of Renewal" by Rebekah Lyons.
Childcare is always provided at no cost.