Short Term Studies

Precept Upon Precept - John Part 3 - January 11, 2023 through April 12, 2023 in The Commons

Led by Draxie Bolam, this group is continuing a study of John with John Part 3 which began January 11 and will run through April 12. The class meets in the The Commons on Wednesdays from 9:30am to Noon. If you have not pre-registered but would like to join this class already in session, please call Draxie at 352.636.3356. (Watch for details on the next Precept Study beginning in early September on The Book of Isaiah.  Registration will begin in August.

Galatians - April 12, 2023 through May 17, 2023 in The Cove

Dr. Jim and Brenda McKenney will be leading a 6-week study on the Book of Galatians. Each week a 15-min video featuring Pastor Kyle Idleman will be viewed and discussed. Kyle Idleman is a best-selling author and a Teaching Pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky—the fifth largest church in the country with over 20,000 in attendance every week.
Pastor Idleman dives into The Book of Galatians—a book that contains some of the clearest explanations of the gospel in the New Testament. The Book of Galatians will teach us to explain the gospel and the good news of the Christian faith. Paul also makes it clear how easily we can be tempted to turn toward fraudulent gospels, especially those that teach we can earn God’s love through our works. They are lifeless and leave us empty in the end.
The 6-week study begins Wednesday, April 12, 1:30-2:30pm. in The Cove. There is no cost for the class but Jim and Brenda would like to know how many are coming. You may register for the class at The Information Counter in The Gathering Hall or by completing and submitting the form below.

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 Study is taught by Bob Stevens and they are currently studying The Book of Colossians. 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: The group is beginning a new study on April 17, 2023
Women Disciples will begin studying The Book of James—A Faith That Is Real—and will seek to apply the scripture to their daily lives. James is a short book, tucked away at the end of the New Testament. After an initial quick read, you will wonder why James has not been the primary reader for every child of God who longs to know how true faith behaves.

Join the women Mondays at 1:00pm. This study of James will begin April 17th and will take 10 weeks. 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 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. The class is currently structured around a book by Francis Chan entitled Crazy Love: Overwhelmed By A Relentless God. The book is required and may be ordered from Amazon or you may let Mark know you will be joining the class. He may have an extra book available. You may email him at (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)

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: 
Led by Ron Clair, The Christian Men & Women's Bible Study uses a variety of approaches to studying Scripture including books, DVD series and videos to guide them. The group has just completed a study guided entitled Help Is Here by Max Lucado. Beginning January 26, Ron will be sharing a new video entitled Left Behind—The Rise of the Antichrist. DVDs and videos are followed by comments and discussion. The goal of those in the class is to draw closer to the Lord through their studies and glorify the Lord in their service starting here in The Villages and beyond. (Meets 10am on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at The Everglades Recreation Center)

March 2023