Bible Study

Bible studies are an opportunity to get to know a few people well and explore a topic of personal interest. All are welcome to choose from a rolling schedule of studies lasting anywhere from four weeks to twenty weeks.

Leadership

Rev. Roy Mitchell Associate Pastor of Discipleship

Offerings

Generational Perspectives

Silent, Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, Gen Z. What does it all mean, and how does it impact views of faith and religion? Join this two-session interactive study to find out! This group will meet on October 22 & November 5 at 6:30 PM at the Trinity Campus. A Fellowship Dinner will be held on November 12. For more information, or to register, contact Joye & Rob Davis.

Christianity and World Religions

by Adam Hamilton
If there ever were a time when Christians needed to build bridges with others, seeking peace in our world, loving our neighbors, and finding positive ways to share the gospel, it is now. In Christianity and World Religions, Revised Edition, Adam Hamilton deals with questions so many of us have about the four major world religions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Judaism—and compares the beliefs of each with those of Christianity. In his trademark honest and open writing style, Hamilton helps answer questions such as: Why are there so many different religions? How should we view their beliefs? What is the fate of those who have these beliefs? It is a relevant six-week study for Christians at all stages in their spiritual journey.

This study meets on Monday nights at 6:30 PM at the Trinity Campus. It begins January 14 and ends March 4, skipping January 28. A Fellowship Dinner will be held on March 11.  For more information, or to register, contact Joye and Rob Davis.

Make a Difference

by James A. Harnish
Don’t miss this six-week study about following your passion and finding your place to serve! The group will meet at the Downtown Campus from 6:15 PM – 7:00 PM on the following Wednesday evenings: January 9, 16, 23, & 30 and February 6 & 13. For more information, contact Cathy Musselwhite.

Comparison Trap: A 28-Day Devotional

By Sandra Stanley
The temptation to compare is as near as your next chat with a friend, trip to the store, or check-in on social media. And whether you come out on top or come up lacking, there is simply no win in comparison. It’s a trap. The Comparison Trap Devotional provides easy access to watch, read, and draw your way through this topic.

April Stambaugh will lead this study in room 215 of the Downtown Campus on Thursdays, January 10 & 24, and February 7 & 21. Contact April to register.

Everybody Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People

by Bob Goff
What happens when we give away love like we’re made of it?

In his entertaining and inspiring follow-up to the New York Times bestselling phenomenon Love Does, Bob Goff takes readers on a journey into the secret of living without fear, constraint, or worry. The path toward the liberated existence we all long for is found in a truth as simple to say as it is hard to do: love people, even the difficult ones, without distinction and without limits.

Driven by Bob’s trademark storytelling, Everybody, Always reveals the lessons Bob learned–often the hard way–about what it means to love without inhibition, insecurity, or restriction. From finding the right friends to discovering the upside of failure, Everybody, Always points the way to embodying love by doing the unexpected, the intimidating, the seemingly impossible. Whether losing his shoes while skydiving solo or befriending a Ugandan witch doctor, Bob steps into life with a no-limits embrace of others that is as infectious as it is extraordinarily ordinary. Everybody, Always reveals how we can do the same.

This B-Street Women’s Bible study will meet at the home of Kellie Herlong (110 Sweetwater Court, Greer, SC  29650) on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM beginning January 15. Contact Kellie for more information.

Entering the Passion of Jesus

by Amy-Jill Levine
Jesus’ final days were full of risk. Every move he made was filled with anticipation, danger, and the potential for great loss or great reward.

Jesus risked his reputation when he entered Jerusalem in a victory parade. He risked his life when he dared to teach in the Temple. His followers risked everything when they left behind their homes, or anointed him with costly perfume. We take risks as we read and re-read these stories, finding new meanings and new challenges.

In Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the Passion story. She shows us how the text raises ethical and spiritual questions for the reader, and how we all face risk in our Christian experience.

This Study will be held two Wednesdays a month during February, March, and April:  February 20, 27; March 13, 20; and April 3, 10 from 6:15 PM – 7:00 PM at the Downtown Campus. For more information, contact Cathy Musselwhite.

Adult Bible Study: Current Series – Genesis

Open to all, this study gives participants a chance to discuss Bible verses each Tuesday at 10:30 AM in the Truluck Room. The study is facilitated by Rev. Roy Mitchell and Carolyn Davis. Contact Rev. Roy Mitchell to sign up or for more details.

A Disciple’s Path

A Disciple’s Path is an engaging approach to discipleship from a distinctly Wesleyan perspective that is perfect for a small group. The six-week program guides individuals to take the next step in discipleship and become dynamic followers of Jesus Christ and engaged, vital members of the local church. This small group will take place on Sunday nights beginning September 9 in room 114 from 5:30-7 PM and will be facilitated by Lindsay Boore and Erin Mercer. Email lwboore@gmail.com.

In the Shelter of God’s Promises

This study for women was created by Sheila Walsh and explores God’s promises in the scripture. Through vulnerable storytelling, new insights, and an in-depth Bible Study, Sheila offers powerful, heart-filled teaching on ten bedrock promises of God, providing the foundation for daily confidence, joy, hope, and shelter.  Led by Jane Peden, the group will begin meeting on September 13th and will finish the first or second week of February. The group will meet in Room 217 of the Downtown Campus from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. If interested, contact janepeden@patmosinc.com. Childcare provided.

The Quest

by Beth Moore
Women are welcome to join others on this six-week excursion with Jesus. Beth Moore uses questions from Bible verses to lead you into intimacy with the One who knows you best. Learn to dig into the Word, to respond to the questions of God, and to bring your questions before Him.

This study will meet in Room 215 of the Downtown Campus every other Thursday on September 6, 20; October 4, 18, 25; and November 8 and led by April Stambaugh. If interested contact April at aprilvstambaugh@gmail.com. Childcare provided.

Sunday School

Sunday School at Buncombe Street integrates Bible study as a core part of each class. Many different Sunday School classes are offered, with “something for everyone.” The curriculum of each class varies throughout the year, but certain classes maintain themes or general areas of study. Visit our campus Sunday school pages to learn more:

Sunday School Downtown Sunday School at Trinity

Small Groups

Small Groups are a wonderful way to form relationships around common-interests and experiences shared by other people in the church. Often, small groups engage in Bible study, formally and informally, throughout the year.

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