Bible Studies

FALL SMALL GROUP OPPORTUNITIES 2016

 

Small groups are central to the life of Aldersgate Church. These opportunities allow you to experience the presence of God, fellowship with your brothers and sisters in Christ, and grow stronger in your Christian faith. Everyone is encouraged to find a small group that meets your needs.

 

Disciple IV, Under the Tree of Life: This 32-week Bible study will be facilitated by Dick Strachan beginning on Monday, September 12th, at 7:00 P.M. in the Middle High Classroom. Disciple IV is the final study in the four phase Disciple program. This study concentrates on Old Testament Writings, The Gospel of John, the Epistles of John, James, Jude, and finally, Revelation. Cost of the workbook is $40. Please contact Gay Bowen at 704.487.8491 x101 or gbowen@aldersgateshelby.com to sign up for the class and to order books.

 

Half Truths: This ten-week Bible study will be facilitated by Keith and Sandy McNeely beginning Wednesday, September 14th, at 6:30 P.M. in the Middle High Classroom. True or false: Everything happens for a reason; God helps those who help themselves; God won’t give you more than you can handle; Love the sinner, hate the sin. All true? Not so fast. We’ve heard these phrases all our lives, but in Adam Hamilton’s new book, Half Truths, you’ll learn that although they capture some element of truth, when compared to the wisdom found in Scripture, they’re really just popular sayings. Cost of the workbook is $15. Please contact Gay Bowen at 704.487.8491 x101 or gbowen@aldersgateshelby.com to sign up for the class and to order books.

 

Thursday Morning Bible Study: Believe: This Bible study will be facilitated by Pastor Jamie beginning Thursday, September 15th, at 9:30 A.M. in the small dining room of Epworth. It’s one thing to know the story of the Bible. It’s another thing to live it. In this video-based Bible study from bestselling author and pastor Randy Frazee, groups experience a transformative journey through the Bible that explores the 30 essential beliefs, practices, and virtues that every Christian needs to know and live. As participants journey through this study, one simple truth will become undeniably clear: The story of God isn’t just a story. It changes everything.

 

Hard Questions/Real Answers (Adults): This Bible study will be facilitated by Pastor Randy beginning Wednesday, September 14th, at 6:30 P.M. and is being held in uptown Shelby at various locations e.g., New Grass Brewing Co., Pleasant City Wood Fired Grill, etc. Life is not always simple, and we find ourselves face to face with hard questions. Sometimes these questions come from the children in our lives: Is God a man? Why do we baptize babies? Can we use orange juice and vanilla wafers for Holy Communion? Can I be a Christian and believe in evolution? These questions are often related to questions already in our minds: Who created God? What happens if an unbaptized baby dies? Can we use white grape juice for Holy Communion? How do I reconcile Christianity and science? Join us for lively discussion, deep reflection, and wonderful fellowship. No workbook needed.

 

Hard Questions/Real Answers (Youth): This Bible study will be facilitated by Pastor Jamie beginning Wednesday, September 14th, at 6:30 P.M. and is being held at Lily Bean’s Micro-Roasted Coffee located in uptown Shelby. Similar to the adult study, but geared to our youth. No workbook needed.

  

John: The Gospel of Light and Life: This eight-week Bible study by Adam Hamilton will be facilitated by Burney Drake beginning Wednesday, September 14th, at 6:30 P.M. in the Fellowship Classroom. The Gospel of John is the most deeply spiritual of the four gospels. The writing is filled with rich images and profound truths, but John notes that his aim in writing the gospel is that readers will not only believe in Jesus Christ, but that they “may have life in his name”. Cost of the workbook is $15. Please contact Gay Bowen at 704.487.8491 x101 or gbowen@aldersgateshelby.com to sign up for the class and to order books.