Lunch Bible Study
Led by Rev. Carolyn Clifton / August 21 - December 11 / Noon - 1pm / HoneyBaked Ham, 1237 Thompson Bridge Road / No cost.
How would you hear the sermon differently if you prepared your heart in advance? Join us at noon each Monday at HoneyBaked Ham as we discuss the Scripture texts for the upcoming Sunday sermon.
Men's Bible Study - Epic: The Story God Is Telling
Led by Rev. Scott Hearn / August 15 - December 19 / 7 - 8am / Reception Hall / No cost.
Have you ever walked into a movie 20 minutes late? It’s obvious something important is going on, but for the life of you, you have no idea. Have you ever viewed your life like that?
Have you ever walked into an unfamiliar shopping mall and you look until you find the map with the big star that says: You Are Here. Do you ever wish your life had one of those?
Join Pastor Scott for this first study that will kick off a new season of Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study. We will explore The Story we’ve all found ourselves in the middle of. Because there is a larger story, and you have a crucial role to play.
Men of all ages gather on Tuesday mornings for biscuits, coffee and Bible study. The majority of the morning is spent in a small group environment. Small groups enjoy table fellowship, discussing how the week’s Bible study informs daily living and sharing of concerns. The Bible study is open to all men. Nothing to sign up for, just join us at 7am.
Ladies’ Bible Study: Epic of Eden
Led by Sheri Duke / September 5 - December 12 / 10am - Noon / Room S-13/15 / Cost $22.
Does attempting to read the Old Testament ever feel like trying to put together a jigsaw puzzle? You feel overwhelmed even trying to figure out where to start? Try as you might, there are still some pieces that you know are important, but for the life of you, you just can’t figure out where they fit in? You wind up putting all the pieces back in the box, because it’s just too complicated.
You are not alone. Join us for 12 weeks as we explore deeply the message and meaning of the Old Testament. With a better grasping of the Old Testament, the New Testament will also become richer in meaning.
Led by Cathy Burns / September 12 - December 19 / 10am - Noon / Room S-06 / Cost $10.
The Amazing Collection is a very unique Bible Study. The material allows women who are new to God’s Word to comfortably begin their journey while a seasoned Bible student experiences ‘aha moments’ as she sees the pieces of God’s Word fit together. This fall, we will begin with the last book in the Early Minor Prophets, Micah, then we will move on to the Later Minor Prophets.
A Wednesday Morning experience for all Women
Join us Wednesday mornings for coffee, light food and fellowship at 10:30am in Room N-119. After our time of gathering, we will breakout into two small groups at 10:45am for a scripture based study.
Wednesday Morning Women’s Bible Study
Led by Michelle Alexander / August 23 - December 13 / 10:45am - Noon / Room N -119 / No cost.
No matter what your age or where you think you are in your faith journey, there’s a place for you in this group. This is a scripture based study featuring in depth, open discussion and fellowship in a casual setting.
Young Mom's Group
Led by Laura Head / August 23 - December 13 / 10:45am - Noon / Room N -120 / No cost.
Designed for younger moms or those new to the faith, this women’s group will help you meet the challenges and embrace the joys of motherhood. Fellowship, study, support and faith-based approaches to family are foundations of this group.
Childcare provided for this group. For childcare, fill out this form or contact Julie Norwood at 770.536.2341.
Streams of Living Water
Led by Dick Baxter / August 23 - December 13 / 6 - 7:15pm / Room S-01 / Cost $8.
In this landmark study, we will examine the "streams of living water" - the six dimensions of faith and practice that define Christian tradition. We will lift up the enduring character of each tradition and show how a variety of practices, from individual study and retreat to disciplines of service and community, are all essential elements of growth and maturity. We will examine the unique contributions of each of these traditions and offer, as examples, the inspiring stories of faithful people whose lives defined each of these "streams."
Paul's Letter To The Romans
Led by Rev. Jamey Prickett / August 23 - October 25 / Room S-49 / No cost.
How does it happen that in the death and resurrection of Jesus, world history took a new direction, and at the same moment the life of every human being on the planet was eternally affected? What does it mean that Jesus ‘saves’?
The letter to the Romans is a piece of passionate thinking. Paul takes the reality of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus and thinks through the implications. Join us this Fall as we explore the mind of the apostle Paul in his letter to the Romans.
Epic of Eden: Isaiah
Led by Rev. Scott Hearn / August 23 - October 11 / 6 - 7:15pm / Room S-51 / Book cost $20.
Often named “the fifth gospel,” the book of the prophet Isaiah has more to say about Israel’s coming Messiah than any other Old Testament book. Brilliant, courageous, uncompromising, this prophet declared that “the year of the LORD” had come and God’s people needed to either step up, or stand down. Indeed, when Isaiah spoke, kings trembled.
But too often, when Isaiah speaks today, God’s people have trouble hearing. Why? We often miss the larger context. In The Epic of Eden: Isaiah, we go back to the eighth century BCE. This eight-week study explains Israel’s religion and economy, explores the definition and role of the prophets, and helps us to apply the message of this great champion of the faith to our lives today.
Ephesians: Living Into God's Immeasurable Blessings
Led by Rev. Liz Millar & Stacey Terry / August 23 - September 13 / 6 - 7:15pm / Room S-03/04 / No cost.
In this letter to the church of Ephesus, we will discover the blessings of God, claim our unity with Christ and with the church. Then, we will delve deeply into understanding how these principals can guide our daily life. No book to purchase as all study materials will be provided.
--- The Ephesians study transitions into the 1 Peter study ---
1 Peter: A Living Hope In Christ
Led by Liz Millar & Stacey Terry / September 20 - November 29 / 6 - 7:15pm / Room S-03/04 / Book cost $13.
Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers' true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ.
Key themes of humility, submission, and identity in Christ guide the study of 1 Peter.
Reading through the Bible: Revelation
Led by Ron and Betty Winkowski / September 6 - May 31 / 6 - 7:15pm / Room S-02 / No cost.
After a two-year journey through the New Testament, we’re almost ready to tackle the incredibly deep and interesting book of Revelation. We will prepare ourselves a bit more for this challenge by beginning with Beth Moore’s study on the prophetical book of Daniel. Join us in this “free discussion” of each chapter and verse. All are welcome!
Faith Café: Fervent
Led by Pam Katz and Nancy Evans / September 7 - November 9 / 10am / Panera Bread Co., 625 Dawsonville Hwy., Gainesville, 30501 / Cost $11.
You have an enemy... and he’s dead set on destroying all you hold dear and keeping you from experiencing abundant life in Christ. What’s more, his approach to disrupting your life and discrediting your faith isn’t general or generic, not a one-size-fits-all. It’s specific. Personalized. Targeted. This study is your chance to strike back. With prayer. With a weapon that really works. We will guide you in crafting prayer strategies that hit the enemy where it hurts, letting him know you’re on to him and that you won’t back down. Because with every new strategy you build, you’re turning the fiercest battles of life into precise strikes against him and his handiwork, each one infused with the power of God’s Spirit.
Paul's Letter To The Romans - Community Bible Study
Led by Rev. Jamey Prickett / August 24 - October 26 / 1 - 2pm / Loco’s, 601 S. Enota Dr. NE, Gainesville / No cost.
If you cannot make it to Jamey’s Wednesday evening group, take a lunch break with us Thursdays at 1pm.
How does it happen that in the death and resurrection of Jesus, world history took a new direction, and at the same moment the life of every human being on the planet was eternally affected? What does it mean that Jesus ‘saves’? The letter to the Romans is a piece of passionate thinking. Paul takes the reality of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus and thinks through the implications. Join us this fall as we explore the mind of the apostle Paul in his letter to the Romans.
Do you want more out of your spiritual journey? Take the next step forward by joining an accountability group. Groups are available all. Contact Rebeccah Damon.