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Bible Study and Bible Fellowships are where we make our BIG CHURCH feel small. This is where we focus on being a church family. Our large Sunday worship service paired with our Bible Studies and Bible Fellowships are instrumental to spiritual growth. These groups are where we combine application of scripture through living life together in our community. 

What are the differences between Bible Fellowship and Bible Studies? 

Bible Fellowships are just like Sunday School but meet on Mondays and Tuesdays. They are ongoing groups with no ending date and new participants are always welcome... at any time! Classes meet weekly in The Cove. 

Bible Studies are short-term topical studies. These classes require registration quarterly. With short-term studies, you have the opportunity to study multiple topics throughout the year.  
 

 

Bible Reading Plan

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2019 Bible Reading Plan

Reading through the Bible will bring hope, encouragement, guidance and even practical advice in your day to day life. The Bible is relevant for everyone, everywhere, all the time. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned reader, one of the most important things you can do is read the Bible regularly for yourself. 

Reading through the Bible can seem a little daunting. Without a reading plan, it can be easy to give up before you get through the first week. Below, you will see two different reading plans. Take a look at them, decide which is best suited for you and begin the adventure of reading through the Bible. 

5x5x5 Bible Reading Plan

Read through the New Testament this year with only 5 minutes a day, 5 days a week. 

Printable Bible Reading Plan 
Online YouVersion Reading Plan 

Bible Reading Plan

Read through the entire Bible this year. 

Printable Bible Reading Plan
Online YouVersion Reading Plan 


YouVersion is commonly referred to as the Bible App. The Online YouVersion reading plan is compatible with your laptop, desktop, mobile device and tablets. 

If you would like a printed copy of the Bible Reading Plans please stop by the Welcome Center before and/or after the Sunday morning services. 


Short Term Bible Study (Women)
Precept Study: 1 Thessalonians 
September 4 - November 20
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Cove

Precept Study: 1 Thessalonians

 

This Precept Study: 1 Thessalonians by Kay Arthur studies the entire book of 1 Thessalonians. The study will be facilitated by Drax Bolam.

For more information please contact Drax Bolam via the church office at (352)205-7114.

Cost for books: $24.75 or $19.25 for In/Out version (abbreviated version) 


Short Term Study (Co-Ed)
Gospel Above All by J.D. Greear
Tuesday, January 14 - March 10
10:00 am - 11:30 am 
The Cove 

 

The gospel isn't just an entry into the Christian faith, it is the entirety of the Christian life. This Bible study leads groups to a greater awareness and practice of gospel culture, gospel mission, gospel renewal, and gospel unity. The most pressing need for Christianity today isn't a new strategy or an updated message; it is a return to elevating the gospel above all. 

Cost for book: $16.00
Led by: Phil Messinger
Date: Tuesday, January 14 - March 10 (8 Sessions)
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am 
Location: The Cove  

 


Short Term Study ( Co- Ed)
Praying At The Crossroads by Ken Coley 
Tuesday, January 14 - March 24
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Cove 

Prayer is essential to our spiritual growth, yet few of us pray as often or as fervently as we would like. We turn to God only in moments of desperation and crisis. God wants us to turn to Him at every money of our lives. 

The Bible is filled with the prayers of God's people. Many of the prayers come at a critical junctures of faith - at crossroads of decisions. Scripture shows us multiple examples of people turning to God when there is nowhere else to turn for peace, comfort, guidance, and strength. Looking to theses prayers of biblical leaders, we can learn to pray with new commitment and passion. 

In this 12 session Bible study, we will learn that the ancient prayers of Old Testament saints have much to teach us in our present circumstances, whether at a crossroads or on our daily path. Together we will learn to coll on God not only at crossroads but also in our daily lives. 

Cost for book: $16.00 
Led by: Jim & Brenda McKenney
Date: Tuesday, January 14 - March 24 
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm 
Location: The Cove  

 


Short Term Study (Co- Ed)
Real Life Discipleship by Jim Putman
Thursday, January 16 - April 2 
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm 
The Cove 

 

 

What's the most effective way to make disciples? By following this step-by-step game plan! Designed to equip small groups to multiply followers of Christ, this 12-week course helps you assess spiritual maturity, understand what it means to be an intentional leader, learn how Jesus used relationships purposefully, discover how the training process works, and more. 

Cost for book: $15.00 
Led by: Pastor Ron & Christa Smith 
Date: Thursday, January 16 - April 2 (12 sessions)
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 
Location: The Cove  

 


Short Term Study (Co- Ed)
Extreme Grandparenting by Tim & Darcy Kimmel 
Tuesday, February 4 - March 24
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 
The Cove 

 

 

In Extreme Grandparenting, you'll find honesty, humor, stories, and practical experience to motivate and guide you into richer relationships with your children and grandchildren. Discover how you can reach and relate to grandkids, not only as a mentor and loving family member, but as a spiritual rock during the hard times. Give the greatest gift possible to your family: yourself.  

Cost for book: $12.00 
Led by: Pastor Ronnie & Alice Walker
Date: Tuesday, February 4 - March 24 (8 sessions)
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 
Location: The Cove  

 


Short Term Study (Women)
Imago Dei by Mike Cosper
Thursday, February 6 - March 12
10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Cove 

 

People are naturally compelled to ask questions to identity: Who am I? What am I worth? Why am I here? The answers culture offers only lead to more questions. To properly answer these questions, we need to look all the way back to the beginning - to our creation - and see that all people are made in the image of God. 

Having a well - rounded view of the imago Dei will help us better understand ourselves, God, and the restoring work of salvation that comes to us through Jesus Christ. We can understand what God intended the imago Dei to be, how sin corrupted it, and how Jesus restores it through the power of the cross and the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit.

Created in partnership with The Gospel Coalition, Imago Dei examines the image of God biblically within the grand narrative of Scripture, relationally as it applies to ourselves and others, and missionally in our service to others and in our obedience to the Great Commission. 

Cost for book: $16.00
Led by: Kathleen Waddles
Date: Thursday, February 6 - March 12
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am  
Location: The Cove 

 


Bible Fellowship
The Book of Revelation
Mondays, 9:30am 
The Cove

Revelation is written by John to comfort and provide hope to Christians suffering for their faith. In John's vision from Christ, we see that God is in control and will have the ultimate victory over Satan. 

Bob Stevens’ experience and preparation provide an environment filled with illuminating lecture, engaging visual aids, and lively group interaction. This group has on-going community outreach projects that bring the scriptures to life and deepen fellowship for group members. New members or guests are always welcome to the Bible Fellowship study. 


Bible Fellowship
The Book 1st Thessalonians
Mondays, 2:00pm
The Cove
 

The New Testament book 1st Thessalonians is a letter written by Paul to a church he planted in Thessalonica. This letter is one of the more positive letters Paul wrote commending their excellent example and encourages them in ways they can continue until the Lord's return. 

This study group begins with sharing prayer concerns and praise reports followed by prayer. Bob Whiddon brings his years of experience as a pastor to his teaching as he lectures and asks thought-provoking questions about the relevancy of the scriptures to our daily living. New members or guests are always welcome to the Bible fellowship study. 


Bible Fellowship
1st & 2nd Thessalonians 
Mondays, 5:00 pm
The Cove
 

This Biblical and fellowship class meets every week. Pastor Bob will be facilitating this class. This class will be diving deeper into the the "Hope in the Coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ" sermon series that focuses on 1st & 2nd Thessalonians. Participants are encouraged to continue to grow spiritually and be devoted followers of Christ. New members and guests are always welcome to the Bible fellowship study.   


Men's Study 
Jesus Changes Everything by Bob George 
Tuesdays, 8:30 am
The Cove

This is an ongoing Men's Study that meets every Tuesday. Chuck Seibert is currently facilitating discussion through Jesus Changes Everything by Bob George. Participants are encouraged to interact with the teacher and each other through on going discussion. New members or guests are always welcome in the class.

 


Bible Fellowship
Bible Study For Life
Tuesdays, 6:30pm
The Cove

Bible Studies for Life connects God’s Word to our daily lives in an intentional way. These studies are designed to intentionally engage us in deeper relationships with each other. Every lesson is rooted in real-life issues. George Shealy leads in such a way that there is room for conversation, while never departing from the authority of Scripture. New members or guests are always welcome to the Bible fellowship study.