Bible Study Opportunities

Never participated in a Bible study?  Been involved in Bible study for years?  Either way, we have something for you.  We offer many Bible Studies — see below — and invite you to join in. Please contact Pastor Warren 847-359-1549 with questions or suggestions!

New for 2016 - The One Year Bible Challenge

Everything in the Bible is there for a purpose. By reading God’s Word, we come to know Him Better. We learn that the people in Biblical times were very much like us. We begin to understand that God has a plan and that each of us is included in it. Yet sometimes it can be very tough to keep everything straight - what happened when, etc. and that’s why our 2016 study will not only focus on reading the Bible in a year, we’ll use daily selected readings arranged in the order that the events actually occurred. Please join us…on your own, through Pastor Warren’s videos or in a class.  More information…

Sunday Mornings at 9:30 a.m.

Mark: Hope for the Gentiles.  Written specifically for the Gentiles during a climate of persecution and suffering in Rome, the gospel of Mark reveals an intimate yet commanding side of Jesus. In this series of interactive lessons, host Michael Card takes you on a virtual journey to Rome and Israel to get a closer look into the struggles, suffering, and pain endured by those who followed Jesus and to show how you can have hope and confidence in Christ during times of fear and uncertainty.

Sunday Mornings at 10:30 a.m.

One Year Bible Challenge.  Join Mary Jo Jump on Sundays to discuss the weekly readings.  Discuss these three questions as they relate to the readings: Where, and how, did you see God at work in the week’s readings? What was going on with the people in the text? How can you apply this knowledge in your life today?  This group meets in the Hebrews Room.

Tuesdays Evenings at 6:30 p.m.

One Year Bible Challenge.  Join Tranetta McComb on Tuesdays to discuss the weekly readings.  Discuss these three questions as they relate to the readings: Where, and how, did you see God at work in the week’s readings? What was going on with the people in the text? How can you apply this knowledge in your life today?  This group meets at McDonald’s on Northwest Highway in Palatine.

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

Financial Peace University.  We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!  FPU classes meet for around an hour and a half each week for nine weeks.  More information.

 

Saturday Morning Opportunities for Men:

Saturdays at 6:00 a.m. Guys, if you are looking for a great way to start your weekend by getting filled up with God’s Word in the company of a band of brothers, then join our group that meets every Saturday at 6 a.m. downstairs in Discipleship Center.  Coffee and Spunky Dunker Donuts are always available to get you going.  Our group enjoys prayer, fellowship, encouragement, and digging deep into God’s Word. Our study ends at 7:30 a.m., and then you have the rest of your weekend ahead of you, with a new perspective as you have been filled up not only by donuts, but more so by God’s Word.  More information, written by study participant Kevin Kindelin…

Saturdays at 8:00 a.m.  Ok fellas, we understand that not everybody is an early riser, especially on Saturday morning.  So the fellowship continues at 8 a.m. down in Discipleship Center.  Don’t worry, the coffee and donuts are still in strong supply, and another group of brothers also meet for prayer, fellowship, encouragement, and digging deep into God’s Word.  This summer we are currently enjoying a DVD series on a movie that was released in selected theatres this past winter titled “Patterns of Evidence: Exodus.”  We’ve just started this study, so it’s not too late to join.  Filmmaker Timothy Mahoney begins with the question, “Is the Bible just a myth, or did the archeologist get it wrong?” He decides to tackle this issue with a deliberate scientific approach.  After examining the details in the biblical text, he journeys across the globe to search for patterns of evidence firsthand.  This study ends no later than 9:30 a.m. so you still have enough time to tackle those weekend chores around the house or head out to have fun for the day.

Coming To Immanuel…

Simplify.  Unclutter Your Soul.  Are you overscheduled? Exhausted? Overwhelmed? In this four-week study, bestselling author Bill Hybels shares his own story of the wake-up call that changed everything—and the steps he took to simplify his life before it was too late. You’ll discover how to stop living at such a frenetic pace and begin charting a new course toward satisfaction, purpose, and significance. Join Bill to discover the power of simplicity in your schedule, work, finances, relationships, and soul.

 

Before Amen.  In Before Amen bestselling author Max Lucado joins listeners on a journey to the very heart of biblical prayer, offering hope for doubts and confidence even for prayer wimps. Distilling prayers in the Bible down to one pocket-sized prayer, Max reminds listeners that prayer is not a privilege for the pious nor the art of a chosen few. Prayer is simply a heartfelt conversation between God and his child. Let the conversation begin.

 

All The Places to Go….How Will You Know.  Very rarely in the Bible does God command someone to “stay.” He opens a door, and then he invites us to walk through it—into the unknown. And how we choose to respond will ultimately determine the lives we will lead and the people we will become.

In this six-session video curriculum, bestselling author John Ortberg opens our eyes to the countless open doors God places before us every day, teaches us how to recognize them, and gives us the encouragement to step out in faith and embrace all of the extraordinary opportunities that await.

So go ahead—walk through that door. You just might do something that lasts for eternity.