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MR | Adult Studies & Classes -Tuesday Evenings

  • Tuesdays at 6:30 PM

Mid Rivers Campus

Calvary’s Adult studies and classes for both women and men at the Mid Rivers Campus, offer an opportunity to connect with God and with one another through a variety of studies and schedules to fit your needs.


Adult Classes & Studies Spring 2021 

What Love Is by Kelly Minter - 1, 2, 3 John (Women-Only, In-Person and Virtual) - 9 Week Class beginning January 26th 
Led by: Kate Onyia & Tiffany Hamm
The letters of 1, 2, & 3 John were written to encourage followers of Jesus to remain faithful to the truth. Believers are challenged to look at contrasting themes such as walking in the light instead of darkness, truth versus lies and deception, loving God more than loving the world, and the meaning of true fellowship and community rather than shallowness. This study reveals not only the heart of John but also the heart of Jesus.
Light Homework | Book required: ISBN 9781430031550 | Virtual info will be sent to registrants

Chasing Vines by Beth Moore  (Women Only, In-Person) - 12 Week class beginning January 26th
Led by: Lynn Stuart
Via video teaching, Beth Moore gives us fresh hope, revealing the abundant secrets of a fruitful, God-delighting life. Tracing the images of vine, branch, and fruit through Scripture, and sharing stories from her own journey, Beth shows us that nothing in our lives is wasted.
Light homework | Book required: ISBN 978-1496440822

Finding Jesus in the Books of Moses (CO-ED and In Person) - 12 Week class beginning January 26th 
Led by: Beth Wade
Join in the discussion as we walk through the pages of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy and find glimpses of Jesus, his purpose and future coming. We will also take a quick peek behind the curtain of the tabernacle to discover how this tent, God's dwelling place, is all about Jesus, along with the establishment of the priesthood, feasts and ceremonies of God. No preparation or supplies to purchase.
No homework | No prior Bible study required, only a willingness to put into practice new insights

Finding Jesus in Our Arts, Culture, and World (CO-ED and Virtual Only) - 6 week class beginning January 26th 
Led by: Mike Sherman, Brad Aslin, and Kyle Bradley
Discussion-based study group that focuses on the doctrine of creation and the gospel story and where we see elements of that in literature, movies, poetry, and other places. We will talk about the works of Shakespeare, CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien, Jane Austen, EE Cummings, Pixar, and other writers and filmmakers.
No homework or supplies needed | Virtual info will be sent to registrants

The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby (CO-ED and In-Person and Virtual) - 12 week class beginning January 26th
Led by JJ Bond, Vince Onyia and Johanna Iwaszkowiec
This study takes you on a historical, sociological, and religious journey: from America's early colonial days through slavery and the Civil War, covers the tragedy of Jim Crow laws, the victories of the Civil Rights era, and the strides of today's Black Lives Matter movement, reveals the cultural and institutional tables we have to flip in order to bring about progress between black and white people, charts a path forward to replace established patterns and systems of complicity with bold, courageous, immediate action, and is a perfect book for pastors and other faith leaders, students, non-students, book clubs, small group studies, history lovers, and all lifelong learners 

The Color of Compromise study guide, used together with The Color of Compromise Video Study, will unpack the content of the video study for an in-depth diagnosis of a racially divided American church, suggesting ways to foster a more equitable and inclusive environment among God's people.

About the Book (that the study guide is based on): An acclaimed, timely study of how people of faith have historically—up to the present day—worked against racial justice. And a call for urgent action by all Christians today in response. The Color of Compromise is both enlightening and compelling, telling a history we either ignore or just don't know. Equal parts painful and inspirational, it details how the American church has helped create and maintain racist ideas and practices. You will be guided in thinking through concrete solutions for improved race relations and a racially inclusive church. 

Weekly Class Schedule: 

  1. The Color of Compromise  
  2. Making Race in the Colonial Era   
  3. Understanding Liberty in the Age of Revolution and Revival  
  4. Institutionalizing Race in the Antebellum Era   
  5. Defending Slavery at the Onset of the Civil War  
  6. Reconstructing White Supremacy in the Jim Crow Era  
  7. Remembering the Complicity in the North  
  8. Compromising with Racism during the Civil Rights Movement  
  9. Organizing the Religious Right at the End of the Twentieth Century  
  10. Reconsidering Racial Reconciliation in the Age of Black Lives Matter  
  11. The Fierce Urgency of Now  
  12. Be Strong and Courageous  

The Color of Compromise is not a call to shame or a platform to blame white evangelical Christians. It is a call from a place of love and desire to fight for a more racially unified church that no longer compromises what the Bible teaches about human dignity and equality. A call that challenges black and white Christians alike to standup now and begin implementing the concrete ways Tisby outlines, all for a more equitable and inclusive environment among God's people. Starting today. 
Homework includes reading the study guide | Study Guide Required ISBN: 9780310114833

CORE Membership Classes (CO-ED and Virtual Only) - 4 week class beginning January 26th  
Led by: Ben Powers
Whether you are a new believer or have been following Christ for years, these membership classes are foundational for your spiritual growth and church membership. 
No homework or supplies needed | Virtual info will be sent to registrants

Cultural Conversations 1 & 2  (CO-ED and Virtual Only) - 2 week class beginning March 9th  
Led by: Mike Sherman
We'll talk about understanding our culture, who we are, what story we are in, what role we are called to play. As we cover that ground, we'll talk about what divides us, what (should) unite us, and the ways a cultural agenda might hijack our call. Along the way, we will examine and discuss politics, race, social media, tribalism, outrage, fear - in the light of the gospel and the New Testament teaching to the church. 
No homework or supplies needed | Virtual info will be sent to registrants


JJ Bond