Bible Studies for Winter/Spring 2017

For more information about these Adult Bible Studies, contact Deacon Mike Bickerstaff, Director of Adult Education, at (678) 832-1228.

Jump to:  Ephesians | Walking towards Eternity | Hearts on Fire

Tuesday Morning Adult Bible Studies

Ephesians: Discover Your Inheritance
A Great Adventure Bible Study led by Deacon Mike Bickerstaff (Begins January 31, 2017)
Tuesday Mornings from 10 to 12 Noon in McNamee Hall

By Jeff Cavins and Thomas Smith - Paul’s letter to the Ephesians reveals many remarkable gifts that we as Christians are given in the Church. This letter tells us about the nature of the Church – as a body, as a household, as a mystery, as a communion, as a bride, and as an army. It shows us the great inheritance that awaits us as sons and daughters, adopted fully into the family of God. It reveals how God’s great love for us can transform our daily lives if we allow it. Ephesians: Discover Your Inheritance is an 8-part Bible study that will enrich your faith, and show you how to live it out. 

Please Register Online:

The participant workbook will cost $20 each (payable later). Be sure to bring your bible, pen and paper.

Class Dates:

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
No Class on February 7, 2017
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Wednesday Evening Adult Bible Study

Walking Toward Eternity 

Walking Toward Eternity is an inspiring series, brought to you by Jeff Cavins and Ascension Press, designed to help participants live their faith more fully. Through daily prayerful meditation with Scripture (lectio divina), they will be drawn into an intimate and life-changing encounter with Christ.

Daring to Walk the Walk, the first series of Walking Toward Eternity, introduces seven key virtues and outlines practical steps for living them out in daily life. 

Engaging the Struggles of Your Heart, the second series of Walking Toward Eternity, is a challenging study that can open our eyes to obstacles in our Christian walk such as greed, envy, fear and shame. Through prayer, reflection, guidance, and the aid of the Holy Spirit, we begin to engage these difficulties in a positive way as we continue toward our goal of union with Christ.

Please Register Online:

To help us prepare for for this class, please register online now. Each 8-week track will use an optional journal/workbook (cost $16 each track) available for purchase at the class.


Wednesday Evening Class Dates

Daring to Walk the Walk
September 14, 2016
September 21, 2016
September 28, 2016
October 05, 2016
October 12, 2016
October 19, 2016
November 02, 2016
November 09, 2016

Engaging the Struggles of Your Heart
November 16, 2016
November 30, 2016
December 07, 2016
December 14, 2016
January 18, 2017
January 25, 2017
February 01, 2017
February 08, 2017

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Hearts on Fire Women's Bible Study

Word + Women + Wine = Hearts on Fire Bible Study

Are you feeling tired, weary and burdened from your labors? Come, rest in God’s Word, enjoy some wine and the companionship of other women as we journey through the Bible. Together, we will share the Good News and study the lives of the Women Who Set the World on Fire.

The Life of Jesus through the Eyes of Mary

This is a 12-week Bible study and evangelization program where we will study the life of Jesus through the eyes of Mary, his Mother, as well as the other New Testament biblical women who set the world on fire.

We will then continue with a 4-week study program featuring 33 Days to Morning Glory, "A Do-It-Yourself Retreat In Preparation for Marian Consecration" by Michael Gaitley, MIC, where we will explore the spirituality of the great Marian saints (Sts. Louis de Montfort, Maximillian Kolbe, Teresa of Calcutta, and John Paul II) in preparation for our Marian Consecration Day on Saturday, March 25, 2017 on the Feast of the Annunciation.

Just say “yes” like Mary did and together let us reflect on and treasure within our hearts the life of Jesus. The Holy Spirit will surely set our hearts on fire and fill us with His joy! Come, join us, as we meet on Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at SPC in Classroom 1, starting on Thursday, October 6, 2016. Each meeting is a stand-alone session. You are welcome to attend all or whenever it works into your schedule.

Program is moderated by Melissa Hernandez, OFS.

Meeting Schedule:

Every session stands alone, come to as many as you can when you can!

10/06/2016 – Mary, the Mother of Jesus: Annunciation/Incarnation, When Mary says, “Yes”

10/13/2016 – Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist: The Visitation: Life and motherhood

10/20/2106 – Mary, the Immaculate Heart: Presentation: A sword shall pierce your heart

11/03/2016 – Mary, the Mother loses then finds Jesus: Finding Jesus in the Temple: Lost and found

11/10/2016 – Mary, Our Lady of Cana: The Wedding at Cana – Do whatever he tells you.

12/01/2016 – Mary, Woman Clothed with the Sun: Genesis, Revelation and Our Lady of Guadalupe

01/05/2017 – Mary, Mother of God: Incarnation and the Nativity of Jesus

01/12/2017 – The Woman at the Well: Drinking in the Living Waters, A Lesson on evangelization

01/19/2017 – Martha & Mary: Having a Mary heart in a Martha World (Prayer & Action)

01/26/2017 – Mary, Mother of Jesus at the Cross: The Pieta

02/02/2017 – Mary Magdalen: First evangelizer of the Resurrection, I have seen the Lord!

02/09/2017 – Mary, Mother of the Church: At the Cross and at Pentecost

(Consecration to Jesus through Mary using 33 Days to Morning Glory: 02/20/2017–03/25/2017)

02/16/2017 – St. Louis de Montfort

02/23/2017 – St. Maximillian Kolbe

03/02/2017 – St. Teresa of Calcutta

03/09/2017 – St. John Paul II

03/25/2017 – Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord (Consecration Day)

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Please contact Deacon Mike Bickerstaff if you have any questions.