Adult Bible Study
PASTOR’S DISCOVERY CLASS – Pastor Gary Cox, Leader
The Pastor’s Discovery Class is a coffee house style brunch with a relaxed atmosphere. The topical lessons during the brunch cover subjects like worry, guilt, finances, forgiveness, is the Bible true, power to change, secrets of joy. It seeks to answer Christian living topics and the hard questions that commonly arise in life. These lessons have been authored by the great preachers of our time and are used with permission. No one is called on to answer questions, pray out loud or read a verse. It meets September thru April. A very interesting alternative!
ADULT CLASS I – Wally Smith, Leader
The Adult I Bible Study class is a mixed age group of young adults to almost seniors. Wally leads the discussion style class with a focus on class members sharing about scripture and practical ways to live out the Word of God on a daily basis. Currently the class is wrapping up a “walk through the Bible” with the last few weeks revolving around the book of Revelation. Next a study of Historical Theology and the major doctrines of the Bible and how the Church has dealt with them through history will be investigated. This study will bring class members into contact with some of the great Christian writers, biblical heresies from throughout the ages, and modern ways to communicate Biblical doctrine in today’s terminology.
ADULT CLASS II – Kevin Lankford, Leader
Kevin Lankford teaches the Adult II Bible Study class and incorporates a mix of lecture and interactive style of teaching. Kevin teaches through books of the Bible rather than topical studies, teaching verse by verse (i.e. expositional) and applying the meaning of that particular verse, passage, and book in its context in history, purpose and to whom it was written (i.e. exegesis) to our contemporary setting where appropriate. Alternating between books of the Old Testament and New Testament is vital in understanding the arc of the mind-blowing and life-changing power of the Gospel, starting with Adam, given to Abraham (Gal 3:8) and explained most fully by Paul in the book of Romans. We are currently nearing the middle of the Gospel of Matthew and I invite all who want to be intellectually challenged, more psychologically settled through the knowledge and implementation of His Word, and laugh at the sometimes unabashed silliness of the teacher to join us!
LADIES CLASS – Elizabeth Whisenhant & Vivian Miller, Leaders
The ladies’ Bible study class is led by Elizabeth Whisenhant and Vivian Miller and welcomes women of all ages to join them for Bible study. The topical studies cover a variety of subjects and group discussion is encouraged. The group is also very social and the ladies meet outside of the class for times of fellowship and service oriented activities.