Join us in our weekly Small Group Bible Studies. This is an opportunity to meet in a smaller group setting and and get to know each other while spending some time in discipleship.
Each group meets on different days and locations. See the list below for study descriptions, times, and locations to find a group that works for you. Please contact the church office at (530) 273-7301 for more information or to sign up.
“The Gospel of Mark – Francis Chan”
Regional Area: FBC Lower Fellowship Hall #102
Leader: Keith Wilson
When: Sundays @ 9am
Who:This class is designed for individuals under 50.
Starting Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Description: The Gospel of Mark chronicles Jesus’s journey from Galilee to Jerusalem. Along the way, the Messiah gathers a ragged band of disciples. As crowds grow and dwindle on the road to Jerusalem, only a few stick by the Suffering Savior on the road of discipleship. In this 11-part series on the Gospel of Mark, author and speaker Francis Chan invites us to walk with him along the ancient ways of the Master. Tracing the steps of Jesus and the Twelve through Israel, Francis explores the major themes of the Gospel of Mark, and asks: Are we willing to take this journey to embrace discipleship?
“Questions I’ve Always Wanted to Ask”
Regional Area: FBC Lower Fellowship Hall #103
Leader: Daniel Parker
When: Sundays @ 11am
Starting Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Description: This study will focus on many of the questions you may have asked about the Christian life: Where is Christ revealed in the Old Testament prophecies? Are angels real and what is our relationship to them? What about Biblical Archeology? Why are we called Baptists? What does it mean to be a Berean? What does the Bible say about Capital Punishment and Abortion? Are there Contradictions in the Bible? What about bones coming alive in Ezekiel 37 and Jude 9? Why a Virgin birth? What is the Trinity all about? This and more will be addressed in this class.
“How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth – Gordon Fee”
Regional Area: Mark & Judy Richey's Home
Leader: Mark Richey
When: Mondays @ 6:30pm
Starting Date: Monday, January 13, 2020
Description: We want to understand The Bible, not just read it. What did God say? What does that mean? How does that apply to my life today? As we read and discuss together How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, by Gordon D. Fee & Douglas Stuart, we will gain insight into these questions. From the publisher: “Understanding the Bible isn’t for the few, the gifted, the scholarly. The Bible is accessible. It’s meant to be read and comprehended by everyone... Covering everything from translational concerns to different genres of biblical writing, ...in clear, simple language, it helps you accurately understand the different parts of the Bible—their meaning for ancient audiences and their implications for you today—so you can uncover the inexhaustible worth that is in God’s Word.”
“Old Testament Survey – part 3”
Regional Area: FBC, Lower Fellowship Hall #105
Leader: Camille Muir
When: Tuesdays @ 10:00am,
Starting Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Description: Have you desired to learn more and understand the Old Testament? This course will provide a bird's eye view of the entire Old Testament, showing how the various books fit together, giving historical perspective and laying a foundation for interpreting all of Scripture. You will have much greater confidence in knowing your Bible and seeing how the Old Testament gives such deep meaning to the New Testament.
"A Study through Matthew"
Description: Throughout his Gospel, Matthew takes us back to the Old Testament over and over again to remind us of all that God promised. Since the Fall, humanity had been waiting, hoping for a way back to the Garden, back to life with God and God with us. In Jesus, God fulfills His promises and shows us the way. As we study Matthew, we will walk you through Jesus’ most famous teachings—in both word and deed—showing you what it means to live with Him now so you can live with Him forever.
Regional Area: Penn Valley/Lake Wildwood
Leader: Lou & Wilma Redding
When: Mondays @ 10am
Starting Date: Monday, January 13th, 2020
“Journey into Spiritual Renewal”
Regional Area: FBC, Upper Fellowship Hall
Leader: Pastor Mark Rindels
When: Wednesdays @ 6:30PM
Starting Date: Wednesday. January 15, 2020
Description: Come join us on an exciting adventure! We’ll journey through a 13-lesson study revealing the secrets for real spiritual renewal, using the book of Nehemiah as a model. Titles include: Knowing When You Need Renewal, Essentials for Personal Renewal, How To Make a Tremendous Difference in Your Church, How To Defeat Discouragement, Handling People Problems Wisely, Tactics Used To Derail Your “Journey,” How To Know If You Are Spiritually Renewed, Experiencing Renewal Every Day, Living Supernaturally, Biblical Worship, ABC’s That Keep Old Sins From Reoccurring, etc.
“The Quest by Beth Moore”
Regional Area: FBC, Lower Fellowship Hall #104
Leader: Dawn Brindley (WOMEN ONLY)
When: Wednesdays @ 6:30pm
Starting Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Description: The crooked punctuation mark at the end of a sentence speaks of curiosity, interest, and perhaps doubt. A question is an invitation to vulnerability, to intimacy. The Bible does not shy away from such an invite. Over and over we see the people of God asking questions of their Creator. We also see the God of the universe asking questions of His creation. The Quest is a challenge to accept the invitation. In this six-week excursion with Jesus, Beth Moore uses questions from Scripture to lead you into intimacy with the One who knows you best. Learn to dig into the Word, to respond to the questions of God, and to bring your questions before Him. Let the crooked punctuation mark be the map that points you into a closer relationship with the Father.