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, 10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., September 8 - November 24
The Alpha course seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions. It is a safe place to ask questions about the Christian faith and to explore the meaning of life". Do you or someone you know need a place to explore these hard questions of life? If you are a Christ follower, who do you know that you could invite to the next Alpha course? Over 12 sessions questions like these will be addressed: Is there more to life than this? Who is Jesus? Why did Jesus die? How can I have faith? Who is the Holy Spirit?
The Alpha course will be held Sunday mornings, September 8 – November 24, from 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in the Community Hall. Breakfast and child care is provided. A typical session will include: breakfast, a video session, and a time of discussion addressing the questions. Register here or in the concourse at Church of the Servant beginning Sunday, August 4.
Sundays, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., North Adult Area, Rooms 12
September 15 - November 17 - Old Testament
January 12 - March 15, 2020 - New 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 2 10-week studies in which you will cover the Old Testament and the New Testament. Sundays, September 15 – November 17, you will cover 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. Register here or in the concourse at church beginning Sunday, August 4.. The cost is $40 which is the cost of the Old and New Testament workbooks
Sundays, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., September 22 - November 3
Led by Eric Nance and Randy Crownover
You will be most successful in whatever you do by building your life around your greatest natural abilities. Most of us have been conditioned at home, in church, at work, and in school to correct our weaknesses. Contrary to this, the Gallup organization highlights that our talents should be our primary focus, not our deficiencies. This course will put you in touch with the unique combination of strengths that you have been given which places you with a calling—a calling to serve others and to advance the cause of Christ and the Church, a calling to ministry. When you discover your talents, you begin to discover your calling.
The cost is $40 which covers the book and the Living Your Strengths assessment test. Register here or in the concourse at the church beginning Sunday, August 4.
Tuesdays, 9:15-10:30 a.m. | Begins September 17 | 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., September 10 - October 15
South Adult Center, Room 3 | Women
Led by Lou Ann Morris
What is the deep cry of your heart? That ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it. Join Lysa TerKeurst on the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. If you questions, please contact Lou Morris. Childcare available. Register HERE
Tuesday Evenings, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., November 26 - December 17
North Adult Center, Room 12 | All
Led by John Farr
Who was in the manger that first Christmas morning? Some say he would become a great moral leader. Others, a social critic. Still others view Jesus as a profound philosopher, a rabbi, a feminist, a prophet, and more. Who was he really? And how can you know for sure? Consulting experts on the Bible, archaeology, and messianic prophecy, award-winning legal journalist Lee Strobel searches out the true identity of the child in the manger.
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., November 6 - November 20
South Adult Center, Rooms 1 & 2 | Women
Led by Patricia Hocker/Debbi Marshall
Preparing My Heart for Advent challenges women to immerse themselves in Scriptures during the months of November and December so that they are more likely to keep Christ in Christmas rather than becoming entangled by obligations and commercialism.
Wednesday Evenings, 6:30-8:00 p.m. | Sept. 11 - Dec. 11
North Adult Center, Room 1 & 2 | Women
Led by Darla Bierig and Sherri Boyd
What do you want to leave behind for the next generation? How long do you want your influence to last? Do you want your life to have meant something in the future? In Legacy, you will examine the character and actions of women in Scripture to inspire and challenge you to leave a gospel-centered legacy. If you have questions, contact Darla Bierig or Sherri Boyd. Childcare available.
Wednesday Evenings, 6:30-8:00 p.m., September 11 - December 11
North Adult Center, Rooms 12 | Women
Facilitated by Miki Farris
Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a moment, but others shatter us completely. We feel disappointed and disillusioned, and we quietly start to wonder about the reality of God's goodness. Lysa TerKeurst understands this deeply. But she's also discovered that our disappointments can be the divine appointments our souls need to radically encounter God. If you have questions, please contact Miki Farris. Register HERE Childcare available.
Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Begins September 6 | Women
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 are studying "Forgotten God" by Francis Chan beginning on September 6.
Childcare is always provided at no cost.