Bible study



Bible study is held in-person on Sunday mornings from 9:30 - 10:15 am. We will continue to offer an option to join virtually via Zoom if you desire. If you would like to receive a Zoom link, please email us. Handouts are posted below for each session.

    october 23: love in action

    One frequent objection to the Christian church is that Christians are hypocritical and do not practice what they preach. They do not engage with their communities or impact them in any positive, meaningful way. Admittedly, some Christian churches have struggled to articulate how community service and compassion ministry fits in with the mission of the church. Should the church stay focused on proclaiming the gospel, and nothing else? Should the church encourage its members to individually serve their community? Should the church leave the responsibility for community service to governments or non-profits? This study is a historical study that examines Christian compassion throughout history—and how we can find applications for our ministry today.


    Today we start the topic by looking at the life of Jesus. Our goal is to be able to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses about the social gospel movement.


    Download the study guide here: L1_Jesus_Life.docx

    october 30: love in action

    One frequent objection to the Christian church is that Christians are hypocritical and do not practice what they preach. They do not engage with their communities or impact them in any positive, meaningful way. Admittedly, some Christian churches have struggled to articulate how community service and compassion ministry fits in with the mission of the church. Should the church stay focused on proclaiming the gospel, and nothing else? Should the church encourage its members to individually serve their community? Should the church leave the responsibility for community service to governments or non-profits? This study is a historical study that examines Christian compassion throughout history—and how we can find applications for our ministry today.


    Today we look at the teaching of Jesus. Our goal is to respond to a secular skeptic who is turned off by the actions of Christians, who do not appear very loving.


    Download the study guide here: L2_Jesus_Teaching.docx

    NOVEMBER 6: LOVE IN ACTION

    One frequent objection to the Christian church is that Christians are hypocritical and do not practice what they preach. They do not engage with their communities or impact them in any positive, meaningful way. Admittedly, some Christian churches have struggled to articulate how community service and compassion ministry fits in with the mission of the church. Should the church stay focused on proclaiming the gospel, and nothing else? Should the church encourage its members to individually serve their community? Should the church leave the responsibility for community service to governments or non-profits? This study is a historical study that examines Christian compassion throughout history—and how we can find applications for our ministry today.


    Today we look at compassionate ministry to widows in the book of Acts. Our goal is to see how we can support and care for widows today, who often are going through multiple aspects of grief, pain, and loss.


    Download the study guide here: L3_Widows_in_Acts.docx

    NOVEMBER 20: LOVE IN ACTION

    One frequent objection to the Christian church is that Christians are hypocritical and do not practice what they preach. They do not engage with their communities or impact them in any positive, meaningful way. Admittedly, some Christian churches have struggled to articulate how community service and compassion ministry fits in with the mission of the church. Should the church stay focused on proclaiming the gospel, and nothing else? Should the church encourage its members to individually serve their community? Should the church leave the responsibility for community service to governments or non-profits? This study is a historical study that examines Christian compassion throughout history—and how we can find applications for our ministry today.


    Today we look at the relief offering gathered by New Testament believers for the poor in Jerusalem. Our goal is to find applications for how best to care for the poor in our world today.


    Download the study guide here: L4_Poor_in_NT.docx