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Fall Bible Studies 2017


Bible Study is one of the greatest ways we grow in our discipleship with Christ and in our relationships with one another. This year there is something for everyone! I’ve often heard, “I can’t go to Bible study, I don’t know enough about the Bible.” Fear not…whether you’ve never really read the Bible or you’ve been taking classes for years, spending time studying God’s word can be transformative: increase your knowledge, develop the discipline of a daily or weekly routine, and learn more about God and one another. Sign up today for a short-term study to get your feet wet, or for a 36-week disciple class to dive right in! – Julie Schendel


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Disciple Courses

Disciple Sunday School
Remember Who You Are

Sundays, starting September 10, 10:00 am, B118

Lynn Henkel

This study intensive Sunday School class works through Disciple 3—Remember Who You Are. Class is ongoing but newcomers are welcome at the start of each new study.

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Disciple 1
Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study

Sundays, starting August 27, 6:00 pm, C104
Jeff Upshaw & Les Watters

Mondays, starting August 28, 6:30 pm, C106
Troy Nottingham & Jo Hodges

Whether you’ve never read the Bible or have studied it often and want to dive deeper, this 36 week class is a great way to develop the discipline of studying the Bible and using that knowledge to help you grow in your faith journey.

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Disciple 1
Fast Track

Sundays, starting August 27, 6:00 pm, B118

Mack Barnes & Shawn Perkins

For those whose schedules won’t quite allow 36 weeks of study in a row, try the Fast Track version for an abbreviated study with 12 weeks in the Fall for the Old Testament, a break for the winter holidays, and 12 weeks beginning in January for the New Testament. This is a great way to get your feet wet with Disciple.

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Disciple 2
Into the Word, Into the World

Mondays, starting August 28, 6:30 pm, C102
Gary Schneeberg & Leigh Beakley

Tuesdays, starting September 5, 6:30 pm, C102
Ross Daniel & Lynn Banks

33 weeks focusing on Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts, Disciple 2 teaches participants the transforming power of scripture and Bible study skills that take students deeper into the Word. Disciple 1 is a prerequisite to help you get the most out of this course.

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Disciple 3
Remember Who You Are

Sundays, starting August 27, 6:00 pm, C101

Alex Barfield, Sloan Dobrin, & Ben Saylor

Study the major and minor Old Testament Prophets and the New Testament Letters of Paul. This 32-week course will allow participants to discover the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. Disciple 1 is a prerequisite for the course, but Disciple 2 is not required.

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Jesus in the Gospels

Sundays, starting August 27, 6:00 pm, C106

Ed Hamlin

A 36 week Disciple favorite that connects the teachings of Jesus with the Judaic texts of the Old Testament. Discover Jesus in a new light by learning more about his roots in Judaism and how it all connects with Christianity. Participants must have completed Disciple 1 previously to get the most out of class.

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Invitation to the New Testament

Wednesdays, starting September 13, 6:00 pm, C104

Geoff Beakley

This 8-week short-term Disciple study looks at how the early church took ownership of and was shaped by the story of Jesus. Participants will discover how to develop as disciples and create communities of faith just like they did in the early church.

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Topical Courses

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace

Sundays, starting September 24, 6:00 pm, C208

Bill O’Shields, CPA and Chris Blackman, CPA & CFP

A 9-week, money-management course taught on DVD by America’s most trusted financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future and much more.

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Tuesdays, starting September 19, 6:30 pm, C105

Carol Thurman & Lindley Small

If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, it may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. You’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. Grief Share meets weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.

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Journey Together
Exploring the Psalms

Wednesdays, starting September 6, 10:30 am, C104

Julie Wright

Throughout the Psalms, we encounter a beautiful spectrum of words used by the writers to demonstrate how God’s word impacts everything around us. The word of God is not merely something tied to some ephemeral spiritual realm. Rather, its purpose is to transform our daily lives and the ways in which we interact in the real world.

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Deep Waters
Knowing Our Neighbors: Building Bridges in a Volatile World

Wednesdays, starting September 13, 6:30 pm, C208

Julie Schendel

Join Deep Waters this fall for a forum series aimed at gaining a better understanding around how/what contemporary issues and movements are affecting those of other faiths. Drawing upon the expertise and experiences of Jewish and Muslim speakers, Candler and Emory faculty, and other experts in the field, the course will provide members with insights to analyze current events and issues as they relate to other religions and sociopolitical issues. We’ll explore ways we as Christians can promote tolerance, understanding, and peace, as well as inter-faith dialogue with our neighbors in the Atlanta community.

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Marriage Enrichment

Wednesdays, starting November 1, 6:30 pm, C207

Bill Britt

A 3-week marriage enrichment class helping couples grow (not fall) in love, make the relationship a priority, and avoid the pitfalls that rob the relationship of joy. Open to engaged couples, newlyweds, and long-term married couples.

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What is the Bible?

Thursdays, starting September 7, 9:00 am, C104

Julie Schendel

A study on Rob Bell’s newest book “What is the Bible? How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything.” Take a deeper look at the Bible you know and love, and discover how it’s more revealing, revolutionary, and relevant than we ever imagined.

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Short Term

Celebration of Discipline

Mondays, starting September 11, 8:30 am, C106

Carolyn Stephens

This 12-week study focuses on Richard Foster’s classic book “Celebration of Discipline.” Discover ways to become a stronger disciple of Christ through the inward, outward, and corporate disciplines such as fasting, simplicity, and celebration.

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The Religion Next Door
Exploring the Role of Christianity in the South

Mondays, starting September 11, 6:30 pm, C104

Darren Hensley

How can people of shared faith express such different and sometimes opposing outlooks on the issues of the day?  How does religion inform these views?  Using the Letters of Paul and insights from Southern literary figures, this five-week study will consider how religion affects everything from our social interactions, political views, and values to our perceptions, self-understanding, and identity.  Recalling our traditions and experiences, and through intentional self-reflection and discernment, we will examine ways to engage some of our most difficult cultural questions while claiming meaningful, faithful responses to them.

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The Road Back to You

Mondays, starting September 25, 9:30 am, C204

Leslie Watkins

A dynamic 5-week study on the ancient personality test, the Enneagram. Working through Ian Morgan Cron’s book “The Road Back to You” and the accompanying workbook, discover more about yourself and others as you learn about personality traits, driving factors, and how to reach your healthiest self.

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Relieving Overload

Tuesdays, starting September 12, 6:15 pm, C104

Ken Yarbrough

A 6-week study on the book by Richard Swenson. “Margin” is a class for people who buy a book on how to handle stress, then don’t have time to read it.  It is a practical guide and discussion of how to add reserves to your life and family.  Emotional reserves.  Physical reserves.  Financial reserves. Time reserves.  And most importantly, spiritual reserves.  If you yearn for relief from the pain and pressure of overload, “Margin” will teach you how to find relief.

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Wesley and the Early Methodists

Thursdays, starting September 7, 6:30 pm, B118

Jamie Jenkins

This 4-week study focuses on John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. Discussion will revolve around the early Methodist Movement in England, as well as the historical sights that helped shape John Wesley and the birth of our denomination.

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Thursdays, starting September 21, 7:00 pm, C104

Deidra Harrell

This 6-week study focuses on Adam Hamilton’s newest book “Moses.” It doesn’t get much more dramatic: rescued baby, parting the Red Sea, leading his people out of Egypt…Moses’ life was one challenge after the next, but although he resisted God’s calling, by the end of his life he successfully fulfilled the role he was given. We’ll take a look at historical information, archaeological data, and biblical text, all while gaining a better understanding of Moses’ significance in our lives today and how we, too, can turn our reluctance into boldness.

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Falling Upward

Fridays, starting October 13, 10:00 am, C104

Claire Bowen

This 3-week study focuses on Richard Rohr’s book “Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life.” In the first half of life, we are naturally and rightly preoccupied with establishing our identity. But, those concerns will not serve us as we grow older and begin to embark on a further journey.  Rohr offers a new paradigm for understanding one of the most profound of life’s mysteries: how our failings can be the foundation for our ongoing spiritual growth.

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More Than Sparrows

Wednesdays, starting August 30, 9:30 am, H105-106

Sarah Crossman Sullivan

We are surrounded by love, kindness, compassion, opportunity, and hope. Yet in these blessings, fear, worry, doubt, and neglect seep in. Join us as we study scripture on how to cloak ourselves and each other in God’s love. We’ll study the Gospel of John.

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Morning Light
Conversations with God

Wednesdays, starting September 20, 10:00 am, B118

Gloria Gilley

Join this group to respond to biblical passages through though provoking questions as you experience a closer walk with Christ.

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Morning Light
All Things New

Wednesdays, starting September 20, 10:00 am, C208

Nancy Bell

Learn more about Paul’s letter to the church in Corinth and how God’s church can thrive in any and every circumstance.

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Morning Light
The Armor of God

Wednesdays, starting September 20, 10:00 am, C205

Bonnie Copeland

Join this class to use scripture to create an action plan to put on God’s armor to protect against daily battles we all face.

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