Winter 2017 Bible Studies
The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
One of the most important theologians of the 20th century illuminates the relationship between ourselves and the teachings of Jesus. What can the call to discipleship, the adherence to the Word of Jesus, mean today to the businessman, the soldier, the laborer, or the aristocrat? What did Jesus mean to say to us? What is his will for us today? This class will be led by Rick Burgess and will begin on Wednesday, February 1 at noon at the Rick and Bubba Studio.
Raising a Modern Day Knight
Beginning with a biblical perspective of manhood, Robert Lewis shares a unique approach to shaping a boy into a man by equipping him with three essential elements: a vision, a code of conduct, and a cause (Christianity) in which to invest his life. Complete with ceremony ideas to celebrate accomplishments and ingrain them in his mind, this class is as insightful as it is practical in raising a boy to be a chivalrous, godly man. Daniel Walter and Brent Jones will lead this class that begins on Wednesday, February 1 at 6:00 p.m. in G422.
Men’s Gathering Wednesday Night – Detours by Dr. Tony Evans
Detours are a good thing that often feel bad. More often than not, it’s a detour, one that can leave you feeling temporarily stalled and slowed down, which nobody likes. But detours are necessary if any improvements are going to be made on the paths we travel. Or if any wreck is going to be cleaned up or a hazard avoided. Detours are designed for our own good, regardless of how we view or feel about them. This Class will begin on Wednesday, February 1 at 6:00 p.m. in D527. Jody Petty and Warren Callaway will facilitate the group. (cost of this class is $10)
Men’s Gathering Sunday Night – Detours by Dr. Tony Evans
Detours are a good thing that often feel bad. More often than not, it’s a detour, one that can leave you feeling temporarily stalled and slowed down, which nobody likes. But detours are necessary if any improvements are going to be made on the paths we travel. Or if any wreck is going to be cleaned up or a hazard avoided. Detours are designed for our own good, regardless of how we view or feel about them. This class will be held Sunday Night, February 5 at 5:00 pm and will be facilitated by Daniel Wiss in Room G322 (cost of this class is $10).
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell
Let’s be honest, most Christian men intellectually understand the concept of “servant leadership” but struggle as husbands, fathers, and businessmen from a practical application standpoint. “Everything rises and falls on leadership," says Maxwell. “These laws are the foundation of leadership, and they carry heavy consequences. Apply them and people will follow you. Violate or ignore them, and you simply won’t be able to lead others. But here’s the good news: every one of the laws is a skill and can be learned and applied.” This class will be lead by Mark Garnett begins on Thursday, February 2 at noon in D623.
The Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler and Jared Wilson
A discussion of the fullness and priorty of the Gospel for all from the over-churched to the unchruched. David platt says its “Clarifying, convicting, comforting, and compelling. This class will be lead by Jordy Henson on Wednesday nights and begins February 1 at 6:00 p.m. in room G419.
Study of Daniel’s Life and Prophecies
This study meets at a home in Mountain Brook on Saturday Mornings 11:00 a.m. The intended audience for this study is lawyers and accountants that are ages 40-plus. Call Rich for directions at 205-335-7006 if you are interested in attending.
Road Warriors – 6 Week Study of the Book of James
James is one of the most fascinating and controversial books of the Bible. A review of the book can be very helpful in learning how a Christian conducts his daily life. This class will be lead by Scott Moss begins on Sunday, February 5 at 6:00 pm in G317.
Route1520 Recovery Groups offer a safe place for individuals to find support, care, direction, and prayer in community with fellow strugglers. One of the dangers of sex addiction is the secrecy that results when we buy into the lie that we are alone in our struggle with sexual sin. The shame which drives addiction begins to dissipate as individuals allow themselves to be fully known by other members of the group. Our groups provide authentic, transparent community and open discussion around the deep heart issues that drive destructive behavior.
Route1520 facilitates recovery groups for men who struggle with sexual addiction and women who are or have been involved with a sex addict. The group will be facilitated by Traylor Lovvorn and Greg Olexa and meets every Tuesday night at 6:30 pm in the CLC Dining Room.
Encounters with Jesus – In Depth Study of the Gospel of Matthew
This study meets Wednesday Mornings at 6:30 a.m. at the Edgar’s Bakery at the Colonnade and will be led by Bruce Ely and Rich Van Houten.
Millennials – Study of the Gospel of John
This study meets Monday Mornings at 8:00 a.m. at the Edgar’s Bakery at the Colonnade and will be led by Rich Van Houten. The age group for this study is men in their 20s and 30s.
New Believers Class lead by Chad Cossibooom
Are you new to the Christian faith? Do you want to grow in your knowledge and understanding of the basics of Christian beliefs? This four-week study will walk through the basics of what it means to be a Christian. If you’re new to Christianity or have made a recent decision and want to take steps of growth as you follow Jesus, this class is for you. Lead by our Associate Pastor Chad Cossiboom on Wednesday Nights at 6:00 pm and begins February 1 in W428.
Medical Men –Study of the Gospel of Luke
This study meets Saturday Mornings at 8:30 a.m. at the Edgar’s Bakery at the Colonnade and will be facilitated by Rich Van Houten. This study is typically attended by men in the medical field that are typically not able to meet during the week.