Short Term Studies

FINDING YOUR FIT - This class is led my Pastor Hugh Wicks and is a 6-week class that will help you determine how God has gifted you to serve in His church. The class will meet in The Commons beginning Tuesdays, September 5 thru October 10, 1:30-2:30pm. Sign up at The Information Counter in The Gathering Hall.

TRAINED FOR DISCIPLE-MAKING - This class is led by Pastor Ronnie Walker and is a 6-week class. It will meet on Tuesdays in The Commons, October 17 thru November 21, 1:30-2:30pm.  Sign up at The Information Counter in The Gathering Hall.

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS - Are the Ten Commandments just a list of rules we are supposed to obey? Do they still apply today? If so, how? Join a 6-week study of these powerful rules to live by, Wednesdays, September 20 thru November 8 from 2-3:00 PM in The Commons. Jim and Brenda McKenney will be facilitating this video study. Sign up at The Information Counter in The Gathering Hall.

PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT STUDY OF ISAIAH, Part 1 - September 6 - January 31, 2024. The study is led by Draxie Bolam and meets in The Commons on Wednesdays from 10am to Noon. If  you have not pre-registered but would like to join the class, please call Draxie at 352.636.3356.

Ongoing Bible Studies

These are on-going open groups that meet every week or every other week! There is no ending date and new participants are always welcome... at any time! 

JOY Bible Study:
The JOY Bible Fellowship is taught by Bob Stevens. The class is currently studying The Book of Revelation. Bob’s teaching method is a thorough, verse by verse approach to the understanding of the Scripture. Every class meeting starts with prayer and class members pray for each other during the week. The class also enjoys fellowship together on a regular basis. Class leaders are Mike and Cathy Fleming. Bring your Bible. No other materials are needed.(Meets 10-11:30am on Mondays in The Commons)

Women Disciples: 
Join the women Mondays at 1:00pm. The group is led by Chris Adlfinger and is open to all women. No special materials are needed—just your Bible and a note pad. The class begins a study of Philippians: “How to Have Joy” on Monday, September 18th. Sign up at the Information Counter. The group meets in Meeting Room 1.

Weekly Men’s Fellowship Group: 
The Men’s Fellowship, led by Mark Joslin, is a class that seeks to sharpen and strengthen the relationships of our men with our God. Revealing Jesus Christ to all men is our overarching purpose.
Their study is currently structured around a book by Henry and Melvin Blackaby  entitled "The Holy Spirit: The Power of Pentecost Every Day."  (Meets 8:30 - 9:30am on Tuesdays in The Commons)

Men's Study Group:
The Men’s Study Group is led by Patrick Orman.  The group discusses books by Christian authors who present biblical views on contemporary issues.  All men are welcome to join at any time. Class members order and purchase their own books. If you are planning to join the group, please contact Pat for information on getting your book. You may call him at 352.603.5008. (Meets 8:30am on Tuesdays at The Rohan Recreation Center)

Men and Women's Discipleship Study Group: 
The Discipleship Study Group is an ongoing group, open to men and women, that comes together for fellowship and discipleship as it relates to their daily living for Christ.  As a guide for their Bible Study, the Group reviews Pastor Bob’s Sermon Notes and Next Steps for application of the lesson from Scripture to their daily lives. Those in the group also seek opportunities to participate in community outreach programs and activities. The class does not use any study materials other than their Bible. (Meets 10am to Noon on Tuesdays in The Cove, led by Otis Lane)

Bible Studies For Life: 
George Shealy teaches this class using Bible Studies For Life, a published quarterly from Lifeway Christian Resources. Its goal is to help you be more like Jesus every day. It is designed to intentionally move senior adults  in the direction of Jesus Christ. Every weekly lesson is designed to provide a balanced, relatable, and age-appropriate group Bible study experience for both men and women. This quarterly workbook is provided for you but be sure to bring your Bible. (Meets 3-4:30pm on Tuesdays in The Cove)

Christian Men and Women Bible Study:
This is a group led  by  Hank Salman/Gerald Ano. It meets at 10 am on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at the Everglades Recreation Center.

Updated September 2023