Mid-Week Opportunities

Sermon Roundtable – A Unique Form of Bible Study

Leader: Steve Hancock
Noon in the Library

In this unique form of Bible study, participants will study the Bible by reflecting on the biblical text that is being preached in worship the following Sunday. Steve Hancock leads the discussion, and each week provides background material about the historical context of the passage, definitions of key words, authorship, and other information that will be helpful in interpreting the text. The class will then be invited to interact with the author of the text, discuss such questions as, “What does the author seem to be saying?” and “What do I want to say in response?” Class members are asked to identify important ideas or themes that are prominent as they reflect on the biblical text in relation to their own lives, the church, and the world around them. The following Sunday in worship, they have the opportunity to hear the sermon preached that they helped to create.

First and Third Monday Morning Bible Study for Women

Leader: Jeannie Ford
9:30 – 11:00 a.m., Second Hall

“Adam Hamilton exposes well-worn clichés that lead us down unfaithful and sometimes dangerous paths. Most importantly, he points to what Scripture really says, and how that truth can set us free.” They are simple phrases. They sound Christian—like something you might find in the Bible. We’ve all heard these words. Maybe we’ve said them. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways. Based on Hamilton’s book and DVD series, participants in this study will compare some common Christian sayings with the wisdom that is found in Scripture. The Bible study meets 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. in Second Hall. Books will be available for $10.00 in the church office.

  • October 2: “Everything Happens for a Reason”
  • October 16: “God Helps Those Who Help Themselves”
  • November 6: “God Won’t Give You More Than You Can Handle”
  • November 20: “God Said It, I Believe It, That Settles It”
  • December 4: “Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin”
Men’s Group Ministry Bible Study

Leader: Steve Hancock
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 a.m.
Rosalia’s Family Bakery, 2701 Kavanaugh Blvd.

All men are invited to meet for fellowship, support, and Bible study. Steve Hancock leads The Sermon Roundtable Bible study (see description above).

Younger Men’s Bible Study

Leader: Steve Hancock
Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 a.m.
Rosalia’s Family Bakery, 2701 Kavanaugh Blvd.

Each Thursday morning from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. this study group will meet at Rosalia’s Family Bakery and focus on the Biblical text that will be preached in worship the following Sunday. Steve will place the text in its historical, cultural and social context, helping group members understand more about the passage in its original setting. Group members will then share thoughts about the significance of the text for today, especially as it relates to our own lives and the world around us.

Younger Women’s Fellowship Group

Leader: Lindy Vogado
Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.

A group of younger women (mostly aged 30-45) who meet to support one another and share the joys and struggles of each other’s lives. This group began as a Bible study that failed to stay on task—so while theological reflection and prayer often take place, it is rarely in the form of a prepared lesson. No study or preparation is required to attend, and people come and go needed. The group typically meets on Wednesdays during Children’s Choir time (5:30) except during Wednesdays Together (September 6,13,20) Childcare is provided. Contact Lindy Vogado, lindyvogado@secondpreslr.org for more information.

Second Readers

Leader: Fayrene Johnson
Third Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m. ♦ Room 60

Second Readers is a diverse group of women who come together because they like to read and to discuss books. When the group organized, they had two major goals. The first was to read (or re-read) great books from a different perspective. The second was to read writers whose religion (or lack of religion) affects what they write but are not “religious writers.” Each year the group selects a broad theme that allows great variety in reading choices. The group will begin by reading Oil and Marble, by Stephanie Story. The first gathering will be Wednesday, September 20. On Wednesday, October 18, Stephanie Story will be here to discuss her book. Visitors are welcome. Contact Fayrene Johnson at fayrenej@att.net or (501) 663-2733 for more information.