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Midweek Study

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Wednesdays Beginning January 11, 11:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m., Social Hall, CO-ED

Many Christians live as though what we see with our physical eyes is all that there is in this world. However, the Bible teaches that there is another realm of supernatural and intelligent life that plays an important role in our world—angelic beings. This study, led by Pastor David, will explore the doctrine of angels, Satan, and demons, answering key questions about their nature and the implications for Christians’ beliefs and behavior. A biblical understanding of the unseen reality of angels and demons encourages believers to be vigilant in the light of spiritual warfare and to be confident in Christ’s victory on the cross.

For more information, please contact Jan Kennamer Hart at 205-871-7324 or jkennamerhart@dawsonchurch.org

 

Other Adult Studies

God of Freedom

Wednesdays Beginning January 11, 9:30 a.m., Room 254 North, WOMEN

Journey through the story of how God led His newly-liberated children into an understanding of what their freedom meant—lives consecrated for service to God and to one another. Revisit familiar scenes such as: the Ten Commandments; the idolatrous worship of a golden calf; and of the intricate details of the Tabernacle. With a fresh perspective, learn what these stories teach God’s children today about how to live as ones who are set free. Click here to register.

We will be using God of Freedom by Jen Wilkin. You may purchase your book here. You will need to bring your book with you to the first session.

This 7-week study is led by Marilyn Johnson and Robbie Roberts.

Praying with Paul

Wednesdays Beginning January 11, 6:00 p.m., Room 258 North, MEN

God wants us to know Him more intimately. The apostle Paul found this truth and spiritual closeness in his own fellowship with the Father. Praying with Paul calls believers to reject superficiality and revolutionize their lives by embracing a God-guided approach to prayer. By following Paul’s life-shaping principles, we can hear God speak to us today. Click here to register.

We will be using Praying with Paul by D.A. Carson. You may purchase your book in the Next Steps area on Sunday and we will have some available for purchase on Wednesday night. You will need to bring your book with you each session.

This 8-week study is led by Jacob Pierce and Brad Gowing.

Philippians

Wednesdays Beginning January 11, 9:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Room 257 North, CO-ED

Throughout this Precept Study, we will address the following questions: How do you live the Christian life joyfully regardless of other people or circumstances? What is the real purpose of suffering? What should the Christian perspective be about death? What exactly does it mean to “Have the mind of Christ?” This study will leave you with true, deep-down joy that the world cannot take away.

Click here to register for the Morning Session. 

Click here to register for the Evening Session. 

Class participants will need to purchase the following materials:
Precept Upon Precept (PUP), Philippians, Choose either ESV or NASB, $20.25 plus shipping, Go to https://shop.precept.org/pages/philippians-precept-upon-preceptChoose either ESV or NASB. OR Contact Precept Customer Service at 1-800-763-8280 or email info@precept.org. You will need to bring your book with you to the first session.

This 10-week study is led by Sharon Wells.

Oneness Embraced

Wednesdays Beginning January 11, 6:00 p.m., Room 259 North, CO-ED

Tony Evans knows how elusive unity can be. As a black man who is also a leader in white evangelicalism, he understands how hard it can be to bring these worlds together. Yet he is convinced that the Gospel provides a way for Christians to find oneness despite the things that divide us. In the Word of God, we find a kingdom- based approach to matters of history, culture, the church, and social justice. Click here to register.

We will be using Oneness Embraced by Tony Evans. You may purchase your book here. You will need to bring your book with you to the first session.

This 7-week study is led by Birch and Karon Bowdre and Shannon Lindsay.

The Good and Beautiful Life

Wednesdays Beginning January 11, 6:15 p.m., Room 255 North, WOMEN

In this second book in the Good and Beautiful series,we will use the Sermon on the Mount as a guide to replace our culture’s false narratives with Jesus’ narratives about life in the kingdom of God. We will practice soul-shaping exercises (disciplines) that will help us embrace the narratives of Jesus and foster spiritual transformation. Click here to register.

We will be using The Good and Beautiful Life by James Bryan Smith. You may purchase your book here. You will need to bring your book with you to the first session.

This 14-week study is led by Jan Kennamer Hart.

When God Shows Up

Wednesdays beginning January 18, 6:00 p.m., Room 256 North, WOMEN

This group will be guided by eight 40-50 minute Storytellers Live podcasts to listen to throughout the week and discuss in this small group meeting on Wednesday evenings. Through this study, our prayer is that women will find freedom in Christ, as walls are broken down and community is built, and that women realize they have a story only they can tell. The group will engage in discussion through prayer prompts and personal reflection through Scripture. Click here to register.

There is no book purchase required for this session. Materials will be provided 1 week prior to each class.

This 8-week study is led by Taryn Temples, Katie Schmaeling, Rebekah Black, and Tiffany Thomas.

Thinking About God

Wednesdays Beginning March 1, 6:00 p.m., Room 254 North, CO-ED

The more that we enhance our understanding of God’s identity and distinctiveness the better armed we are to face our real-world, everyday challenges with vibrant spirituality. This study explores these qualities of the God we worship: the one God in three persons, the God who speaks, the God who suffers, the God who triumphs, the God who saves, and the God who is all holy and all glorious. Click here to register.

There is no book purchase required for this session. Materials will be provided during each session.

This 6-week study is led by Dr. Ken Mathews.

Counterfeit Gods

Wednesdays Beginning March 8, 6:00 p.m., Room 258 North, MEN

In Counterfeit Gods, Tim Keller shows how a proper understanding of the Bible reveals the unvarnished truth about societal ideals and our own hearts. This powerful message cements Keller’s reputation as a critical thinker and pastor, and comes at a crucial time—for both the faithful and the skeptical. Click here to register.

You may purchase your book here. You will need to bring your book with you to the first session.

This 7-week study is led by Jacob Pierce and Brad Gowing.

Moms in Prayer

Wednesdays Beginning January 11, 6:00 p.m., Room 251 North, WOMEN

In this group, Dawson moms meet and pray during the school year for our children and for their schools. Moms in Prayer is an international organization that impacts children and schools worldwide for Christ by gathering moms together to pray. Please join us and pray for your children or grandchildren of any age! Click here to register.

There is no book purchase required for this session. Materials will be provided during each session.

This group will meet for 15-weeks and is led by Alice Elmore.

Second Chapter - A Divorce Recovery Class

Wednesdays Beginning January 11, 6:00 p.m., Room 252 North, CO-ED

DivorceCare has life-changing support groups that welcome people and guide them on the path of recovery after separation or divorce. Over 1 million people have found comfort and hope through this 13-week, video-based series. After walking through the devastation of divorce themselves, MJ and Phyllis Lyons have a passion to walk beside people experiencing the pain caused by separation and divorce. This group offers people the opportunity to participate in a safe and caring community during and after the difficulties of divorce. Click here to register for your Workbook to be delivered to you at the first class.

This 13-week class is led by MJ and Phyllis Lyons.

Men's Breakfast & Bible Study

Mondays Beginning January 9, 7:00 a.m., Social Hall, MEN

This group will be studying the book of Romans. Breakfast is available for $6. Extra tables are set up for those who do not wish to eat but want to participate in the Bible Study. Dr. Schooley sends out his reading notes each Thursday or Friday in preparation for the following Monday’s study. If you wish to join the men in the study, please email Dr. Schooley at nschoole@bellsouth.net.

This group will meet for 20 weeks and is led by Dr. Neal Schooley.

 

Also Available

Handmade for Him

Tuesdays Beginning January 10, 9:30 a.m., FRC Craft Room and Thursdays beginning January 12, 10:00 a.m., FRC Craft Room, WOMEN

This Spring, women are invited to HANDMADE, Christ-Centered communities through creating in the FRC Craft Room. Click here to register.

Tuesday mornings, we will learn and practice crochet with Alice Elmore.  

Thursday mornings, join the “claydies” for pottery classes. Led by JoAnn Brown.