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 Sermon on the Mount / Gym building - Room 1As we look at the world around us, we see a need for care from a hurting world, and we often struggle with our roles as Christians within this world. One of the major problems both inside and outside the church is the lack of ability or desire to care for and love people well, especially those that are different than us. The Scriptures often reveal how our outward treatment of people indicates our inward distance from God and His kingdom. Jesus addresses these heart issues over and over in the Gospels, and very specifically in the "Sermon on the Mount" found in Matthew 5 - 7. We will study Christ’s words in the Sermon on the Mount and discuss how we can apply these truths in light of the Gospel as we look for God to grow our love for him in our hearts so much that it overflows in our love for others.
Teachers: Jeff Moody and Jason Watson
Come join us as we work through these ideas together as sinful people in need of a Savior. We often say of our group, “It’s okay to not be okay here.” We all recognize our individual and collective struggles with sin, and we hope that by shining the light of truth into these dark places, the Lord will lead us to a closer walk with him and with each other.
1 Corinthians / Gym building - Room 2
Teachers: Greg Teal and Rick Steen
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 study 1st 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.
Absolute Surrender / Gym building - Room 3
Teacher: William Foxx & Ron Burke
When we talk about surrendering to God, many people feel resistance to the idea. That is until we understand what surrender really means. This group will be studying what it means to turn over control of our lives completely to the will of God. What Jesus accomplished in His death, burial and resurrection includes conquering both sin and death, setting us free to live with God as we yield to His loving presence and directives. To guide our discussion, we will be surveying the book, Absolute Surrender, by Andrew Murray. The intent of our study will be to consider and apply the principle taught in 2 Corinthians 2:14, “But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.”
Please come join us as we look at this glorious topic of surrender! Both in-person and zoom options are available for our group