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
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.
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, 9:30-10:45 a.m. | Begins September 10 | 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, led by Dr. Robyn Goggs, begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Community Hall. For more information, email Susie Cobden. Childcare available.
Dr. Goggs says the following about the fall study: "Have you ever found yourself at a crossroads in life? Knowing you have to go one way or the other, but can’t go both? Over the last year I have had to make some big decisions in my own life that are leading me in some new directions and I can imagine many of you also have found yourselves in those moments too. It is in these deepest levels of despair or searching when we find our deepest levels of prayer. Prayer is essential to our spiritual growth, but few of us pray as often or as fervently as we’d like. We tend to turn to God only in moments of desperation and crisis. Yet God wants us to turn our hearts God’s way in every moment of our lives. The Bible is filled with the prayers of God’s people often uttered at crossroads of decision. This fall we will study a series of ancient prayers in scripture that still inform our lives today. Whether you’re facing a similar crossroads or just need guidance on how to grow deeper in your own prayer practices, this fall’s Bible study for women will encourage you to call on God for peace, comfort, guidance and strength in every moment of your life."
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.