BIBLE STUDIES & CLASSES

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.

 

SUNDAY STUDIES & CLASSES

The Alpha Course

Sundays, 10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., September 8 - November 24

Community Hall

Led by Dr. Robyn Goggs


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 and led by Dr. Robyn Goggs. 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.

Disciple Fast Track

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


Living Your Strengths

Sundays, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., September 22 - November 3

Library

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.

TUESDAY STUDIES & CLASSES














"Finding I AM" by Lysa TerKeurst

Tuesday Mornings, 10:00-11:30 a.m., September 10 - October 22

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


This study will use the "Finding I AM" Bible Study book.  Participant's may purchase the study book at Amazon, Christianbook.com, LifeWay, Mardel

"Breakaway" by Andy Stanley

Tuesday Evenings, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., September 10 - October 15

North Adult Center, Room 12 | All

Led by John Farr


When you were young, you were told, "You are special!" and were encouraged to become anything you wanted.  The future held unlimited options.  But then life happened.  And now you look around feeling, thinking, looking, and acting basically the same as the next guy.  You can't help but feel trapped and hemmed in.  Unfortunately, many try to break out of the suffocating sameness by making the same bad decisions over and over again.  Breakaway will expose you to four core beliefs that have the power to renovate your thinking and change the trajectory of your life.  Childcare available by reservation.  Register HERE

This study will use the "Breakaway Study Guide: Because You Didn't Set Out To Be Just Like Everybody Else" available at Amazon, Christianbook.com, North Point Resources

WEDNESDAY STUDIES & CLASSES

Jesus: Listening for His Voice

Wednesday's, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., September 11 - October 16

North Adult Area, Room 12 | All

Led by Nancy Harris

Cost for book:  $10


Jesus spoke words of life and truth. How well are you listening? - A Study of Mark 7 -13 - by Kay Arthur and David Arthur - True listening isn't simply hearing the words of Jesus; it involves belief that results in active commitment. Throughout His earthly ministry, Jesus interacted with people from all walks of life. In every case, those individuals could choose to believe His words and reap the rewards of faith--or resist the truth and miss out on everything that truly matters.


This same choice is yours today. In this second book in a three-part study of the Gospel of Mark, you can read for yourself the words of Jesus in Mark 7--13. If you then align yourself with the One who is Truth, you'll experience for yourself the freedom that comes from truly listening for and following the voice of the Savior.  Cost of materials: $10 (pay first day of class). Register today by emailing Nancy Harris or by phoning or texting Nancy at 405-420-5463.

“Messy People" by Jennifer Cowart

Wednesday Mornings, 9:30-11:15 a.m., Sept. 11 - October 23

South Adult Center, Rooms 1 & 2 | Women

Led by Patricia Hocker/Debbi Marshall


Every life gets messy at times.  But as we see in the Bible, God loves to use messy people.  In this six-week study, we will dig into the lives of Biblical heroes who were messy people just like us but who were used by God in powerful ways.  If you have any questions regarding study, please contact Patricia Hocker or Debbi Marshall.  Register HERE


This study uses the "Messy People" Women's Bible Study Participant Workbook.  Participant's workbook may be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Christianbook.com


"Legacy" by Jackie Green and Lauren Green McAfee

Wednesday Evenings, 6:30-8:00 p.m. | Sept. 11 - Oct. 23

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. 

Register HERE


This study will use the "Legacy: How One Ordinary Life Can Make an Eternal Difference Bible Study Book.  The study book may be purchased at Christianbook.com, Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com


"It's Not Supposed To Be This Way" by Lysa TerKeurst

Wednesday Evenings, 6:30-8:00 p.m., September 11 - October 23

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.


This study will use the "It's Not Supposed To Be This Way" Study Guide available at Mardel, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Christianbook.com,

FRIDAY STUDIES & CLASSES

Friday Morning Moms Group

Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Begins September 6 | Women

Cafe' 13.2

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.  

If you have questions, please contact Holly Browning or Paula Thomas.


Childcare is always provided at no cost.



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