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


Other Adult Studies

Women of the Bible

Wednesdays Beginning April 5, 9:30 a.m., Room 254 North, WOMEN

We invite you to join us in 254N each Wednesday in April at 9:30am. We will dive into scripture as we study a specific woman each week. We will use the book Twelve Extraordinary Women: How God Shaped Women of the Bible, and What He Wants to Do with You by John F. MacArthur. We hope you can join us! These sessions are stand-alone sessions so please feel free to join us when you can if you can't come every week. Click here to register.

This 4-week study is led by Marilyn Johnson and Robbie Roberts.

Lord, Teach Me to Pray in 28 Days

Wednesdays Beginning April 12 thru May 3, 10:00 a.m. p.m., 257 North, WOMEN

Join us in room 257N as we follow Kay Arthur's study bestselling study "Lord, Teach Me to Pray in 28 Days".

You will need to purchase your book ahead of time and complete the homework for Day 1 - Day 7 prior to the first session. The first session will be on Wednesday, April 12th.

Arthur sheds light on the instructions Jesus gave to His disciples for the perfect pattern of meaningful prayer and demonstrates how the Lord’s Prayer covers worship, praise, intercession, and petition and ushers an individual into the presence of God.

This look at biblical prayer is refreshingly simple and exceedingly powerful—and it can transform the way anyone lives and prays. 

Click here to register. 

This 4-week study is led by Dawson Women.

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.

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

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.