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 four 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 four 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 in a Broken World / Gym building - Room 1
Teachers: Jeff Moody and Jason Watson
When we think of discipleship or walking with Christ, we tend to think of to-do
lists and steps that we can take to achieve some level of godliness. Unfortunately, these lists become overwhelming,
leading us to despair or self-righteousness. This class focuses on the messy and weird reality of following Christ in a
broken world plagued with sin - most importantly our own. It is a discussion based class where we hope to share life together
and spur each other on following Christ and turning away from the temptations of the world. No one expects you to have it together;
we are all a mess, but we can be a mess together and walk through life with Christ and each other.
Book of Psalms / Gym building - Room 2
Teachers: Greg Teal and Preston Adams (pastoral assistant)
We begin each class with coffee, refreshments and a time of sharing prayer
requests and praises, then go into our time of study. Our current study is the Psalms. Martin Luther called the Psalms a “mini-bible” because they cover all of salvation history from creation to giving of the Law at Mt Sinai, the establishment of the tabernacle and temple, the exile due to unfaithfulness, and it points us to the messianic redemption and the renewal of all things. They also cover the doctrines of revelation, of God, and of human nature and sin. More importantly, they set a pattern for our lives as we see the personal laments of the various psalmists as they share their deep grief, depression, fear, hopelessness and every other human emotion and experience, yet we are pointed to trust and hope in a sovereign God, laying aside temporal hope and putting our trust in Hope with a capital “H.” And that Hope has a name: Jesus. Come journey with us, as we journey alongside Grady as he teaches on a Psalm each Sunday.
A Study of John's Epistles (1st, 2nd and 3rd John) / Gym building - Room 3
Teacher: CJ Falcione (Associate Pastor)
Each class begins with a time of praise and prayer with coffee and refreshments. The class is a verse by verse study of John's encouraging words to the church to live an obedient life in the midst of the pressures of false teaching in the culture. By finding God's grace to live for Him in a hostile word,, we can share Christ with those around us, trusting the Lord to bring transformation, and looking forward to the day of His return. Come join us as we find both encouragement and challenge from John's epistles!
The Pursuit of God / Gym building - Room 4
Teacher: Bill Hurley (elder), William Foxx (elder), Tom Kotouc, and Jonathan Zartman
Each class begins with a time of praise and prayer followed by teaching and discussion using the The Pursuit of God, written by A. W. Tozer. This book challenges us to examine our response to the Creator and our desire to know Him . Do we seek God ourselves or rely on others? Are we content with our normal patterns of life and ministry, or are we hungry and thirsty to Know Him and to learn from Him meekness and humility and to find rest for our souls? Join us to be challenged as we seek God's grace to grow together in pursuing Him!