IN PERSON SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY GROUPS RESUME ON OCTOBER 18!
Zoom (online) groups also are available for two studies (see below for details)
On Sunday mornings, we encourage you to join us at 9 a.m. for an opportunity to study God's Word in one of our Sunday Morning Bible Study groups that meet on the Gateway campus. Groups are available for the entire family, with options for all ages.
BIBLE STUDY GROUPS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
To learn about classes for children and youth, please follow these links:
Preschool Classes (Newborns - K5)
Children's Classes (Grades 1-6)
Youth Class (Grades 7-12)
BIBLE STUDY GROUPS FOR ADULTS
We offer three distinct Sunday morning Bible study groups for adults. Each group provides you with an opportunity to study the Word of God, discuss how the Word of God changes our lives, pray together, and fellowship. Each group studies a particular topic, and includes people of all different ages and walks of life in it. These groups all meet in the gym building (the building to right as you look at the front of the campus). The current groups are:
The Gospel and Race / Gym building - Room 1
Teachers: Jeff Moody and Jason Watson
Since the death of George Floyd in May 2020, the world has asked tough questions about racism and its influence on American culture, and lines of division have become even more apparent. There is no shortage of answers to these questions from the world’s perspective. People from cable news anchors to academics to social media users are all trying to understand where we are and how we got here. But the Christian should go further and higher than these groups by seeking to apply a kingdom approach as displayed in Christ Jesus.
The focus of our class will be on what Scripture says about these questions and how the Church should live and proclaim the truth in these tumultuous times. What do we have to offer the world as believers? We have the same thing to offer in all of these situations: The Gospel of Jesus Christ. This class will seek to understand our current circumstances through the lens of the Gospel and how the timeless message of our universal need for Christ and the open doors of salvation for everyone who believes destroys the partiality in our hearts that generates racism.
We do not enter this discussion lightly, as this sin has caused a tremendous amount of hurt and pain and has divided the church for centuries. The glory of God shines brightest in those who come to him in brokenness, and we will seek this posture together. We want to know what is true, just, and beautiful according to God and then live that out together showing the world there is a better way.
1 Corinthians / Gym building - Room 2
Teachers: Greg Teal and Mark Wilke
Meeting In-Person / Zoom option also available
Paul’s letter to the church at Corinth is such a relevant study for us as a church and as God’s people in this culture. Paul’s purpose in writing this letter to the church in Corinth was to address and correct the immorality and divisions that had arisen among them. He addresses confusion about practices of worship in areas where they were becoming like the world, mirroring the culture around them. Although primarily a “corrective” letter, Paul teaches many doctrines with the idea that “wrong living stems from wrong belief.” This is a book that does not skip the “difficult” subjects and continually points us to Christ, the sole source and fount of life.
Please come join us as we begin our study of the book of I Corinthians. We have singles, married, young and old, parents and grandparents, people from across generations—and we listen to and learn from each other. In addition to our teaching time, we take time each week to share and pray together.
The Pursuit of God / Gym building - Room 4
Teacher: William Foxx
ZOOM ONLY / Resuming in-person in November
The class is continuing its survey of The Green Letters, a devotional book by Miles Stanford. The book considers and applies the verses in Colossians 2: 6-7, “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” Come join us and be encouraged in your pursuit of Christ!