Registration for Bible Cafe is coming soon.
Bible Cafe is a group of women who focus on a more structured Bible study with a possible DVD and workbook homework to complete. Time for building community within the group will be integrated into the schedule. Homework for each study will be moderate. A full breakfast will be provided each week for groups meeting Wednesday mornings at CBC (no food contributions necessary). Weekly meetings will last approximately 2.5 hours.
All Bible Cafe groups will meet at CBC for the Spring 2018 semester, and there will be no childcare available.
Wednesday Mornings – "Detours" by Tony Evans & "Gideon" by Priscilla Shrier
This group will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
God has a plan for your life.
More often than not, it’s a detour, one that can leave you feeling temporarily stalled and slowed down. Which nobody likes. But detours are necessary if any improvements are going to be made on the paths we travel. Or if any wreck is going to be cleaned up or a hazard avoided. Detours are designed for our own good, regardless of how we view or feel about them.
Detours are a good thing that often feels bad.
Tony knows a thing or two about detours, and one of the things he knows for certain is that God works through detours to bring about His blessing. To deliver you to the place He has created just for you. Yet what we often do is try as hard as we can to work our own way to the circumstances we believe are best for us.
When we hear the name Gideon, most of us think about his 300 soldiers or the fleece he laid out under the evening sky. But Gideon’s story is so much bigger than that—bigger than any one man and his mark on Israel’s history. Like everything else in the Bible, this is a story about God and His people. His love for them, as well as His strength operating in spite of their weakness—even through their weakness. And because God’s people includes you and me, Gideon’s story is also about us—our lives, our doubts, our struggles, and our possibilities as believers. From a state of fear, weakness, and insecurity, Gideon emerged as Israel's hero, filled with God's presence and His passion for deliverance. This study will encourage you to recognize your weakness as the key that the Lord gives you to unlock the full experience of His strength in your life. In what ways do you feel insufficient? Those places create the greatest opportunity to experience the sufficiency of God. Instead of ignoring, neglecting, or trying to escape your weaknesses, see them as the gifts that they are, given specifically and strategically by God to unlock the door of God’s strength.
Wednesday Nights – Women's bible study
Kelly Minter – Ruth
Ruth: Loss, Love & Legacy - Member Book by Kelly Minter is a women's Bible study of Ruth's journey of unbearable loss, redeeming love, and divine legacy. The second in the Living Room Series, this 6-week study delves into the virtuous character of Ruth, her unique relationship with her mother-in-law Naomi, and her blossoming love with Boaz. If you've ever felt devastated, struggled as a stranger, longed to be loved, or wept along the way, you'll find a loyal sister in Ruth. This study includes stories, recipes, a leader guide, interactive Web site extras, and free bonus videos.
Tuesday Mornings – Precepts study of 1 Timothy
This group will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and will have light snacks provided. How are the people in the church to behave? What happens when we hear teaching that is not the truth? Timothy, a young pastor, was told the answers to these question in this letter written to him. It contains some doctrine, but also very practical instructions for how people in the church are to live.