Bible Study Groups
Bible Study Groups are for everyone. Much of the spiritual growth and Christian fellowship that takes place at FRC happens in small, Bible Study Groups. These groups range from 40 women in a Thursday morning Bible study to one-on-one accountability partners meeting in individual homes. Bible Study Groups are as different and unique as the members that participate in them, but with this wide-range of choices, there's something for everyone.
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Men's Bible Studies
▪ Early Risers Men's Bible Study
Leader: Pastor Shawn Hulst | Location: Room 107
Feel free to arrive as early as 5:00am for coffee and conversation. At 5:30am, the guys move to Room 107 for prayer and a verse-by-verse study of the Scriptures.
▪ Young Men’s Discipleship Group
Leaders: Pastor Jeremy Visser and Brian Boom
Location: Room 034 | Time: 5:30am
Join this group as they use Scripture to seek to grow in the wisdom of God. No preparation is required. Simply bring your Bible and a willing heart. This group is designed for men in their 20’s and 30’s.
▪ Serendipity Bible
Leader: Jim DeHorn | Location: 1st Reformed of Grandville
Join the guys for an in-depth study of Scripture. The discussions are always lively. With several different theological perspectives, this is a fun group to study with. The guarantee is that you’ll be challenged and inspired every week. Just show up with your Bible, and the guys will welcome you aboard.
▪ Men's Discipleship Group
Leader: John Nauta | Location: Room 109
Don't Waste Your Life, by John Piper, will be on the agenda when class begins this fall. But this group’s emphasis is always on spiritual growth and their walk with God. Praying for each other is also a significant part of each gathering. The goal is to walk the sanctification journey together with God and each other.
▪ Scripture and Prayer
Leader: Larry Bruins | Location: Room 109
These faithful men gather to pray for the congregation and to dive into God’s Word. You will be blessed, and you will be a blessing to others as you join these men. The topic on the table this fall is Proverbs and Parables.
▪ Band of Brothers Men's Bible Study
Leader: Jim Burton | Location: Room 109
Join this group every Friday morning. No sign-up is necessary, just bring your Bible and be ready to learn, discuss, and grow. This fall’s sessions will begin with a study of the Book of Luke.
▪ Dawn Patrol
Leaders: Jim De Horn and Tony Zapata
Location: Room 027 | Time: 7:30am
Dawn Patrol is for men of all ages and stages of spiritual maturity. This monthly (every third Saturday) video/discussion Bible study is based on a presentation by Pete Alwinson. This time of study always proves to be just what is needed to help the men of Fellowship do a better job being the men of God that our Lord has called us to be. Join the guys for a great time of fellowship and spiritual growth. Coffee and “Sprinkles” donuts are always ready and waiting to help kick-start your morning.
Women's Bible Studies
▪ DROP IN WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Leader: Linda Cook | Location: Room 107
Spend time getting to know some of your sisters-in-Christ while digging into God's Word. It's OK if you can't come every week; everyone is welcome to "drop in" any Wednesday from 9:15-10:30am. Bring your Bible and come when you can. This group will take their time working through different books of the Bible. You’ll always find an open atmosphere where it’s safe to ask simple or profound questions.
▪ Women’s War Room Prayer Group
Leader: Gwen Snoeyink | Location: Room 109
James 4:2 tells us, "You do not have because you do not ask God." We have a loving Heavenly Father who wants us to ask Him for the good things that He already wants to give us. This group is made up of “just ordinary women” who depend on God's Word and Spirit to guide their prayers for the Pastors, leaders, and the ministries of FRC. (The ACTS format for prayer is used.) Though every member is absent occasionally, this isn't a "drop-in" group. Come for a visit and see whether God might be calling you to join these prayer warriors in this valuable work.
▪ Thursday Morning Women’s Bible Study
Leader: Joyce Jansen | Location: Room 107
Elijah: Spiritual Stamina in Every Season
Reality check…life has its ups and downs. Our spiritual life follows the same pattern. In some of our experiences, we feel the presence and power of God; at other times, we come face to face with doubt, confusion, and questions. We need spiritual stamina to persevere, to strengthen our faith and maintain the calling in all life’s ups and downs. As we study the life and legacy of God’s prophet, Elijah, we’ll explore the secrets of spiritual stamina in every season of life. This seven-week DVD-based Bible study by Melissa Spoelstra provides the foundation for personal study, group discussion, and a closer look at prayer. As we look forward to 2019, let’s commit to studying God’s Word. Join us on Thursday mornings beginning on January 17.
Other Bible Studies
▪ Prayer Meeting
Time: 5:30pm | Location: Pastor Shawn’s Office
▪ Prayer Update Weekly Emails
Each Friday morning an email is sent out that updates everyone on the prayer requests of Jake Tornga's ministry with refugees worldwide. This is an online prayer meeting led by Jim De Horn. Anyone wishing to be added to the email list should contact Jim De Horn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Jim DeHorn
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