Bible Study Opportunities — Fall 2017

Precept Bible Study – Mondays, 7:00 PM; starts September 11. Contact Kevin or the office for more information.
Galatians - Who Has Bewitched You? Why & How?
What does it mean to live under grace? Do you have to keep the Law to be a Christian? All of it or just part of it? Galatians clearly defines the relationship between Law and grace, and how Christians live under grace, led by the Spirit, free from bondage.

Precept Bible Study – Tuesdays, 9:00 AM; starts September 5. Contact Diana or the office for more information.
I Corinthians - Why are there so many divisions in the church? Why does the church sometimes tolerate sin? What does God say about marriage, divorce, remarriage? Tongues? Prophecy? Giving? Paul addresses issues raised by Corinthian believers.

Youth Bible Study — Wednesdays, 6:30 PM. Contact Stephen or the office for more information.

Proverbs Bible Study – Thursdays, 6:30 AM; starts September 7. Contact June or the office for more information.
30 Life Principles by Charles Stanley - Through this study we will learn how to live the Spirit-filled victorious Christian life as we grow in knowledge and understanding of God. 

Women’s Bible Study – Thursdays, 9:30 AM; starts September 21. Contact Pam or the office for more information.
Steadfast Love by Lauren Chandler - Study Psalm 107 verse by verse. Face each season of life with courage & trust. Witness how God delights in setting you free, changing darkness into light & bringing the dead to life. Discover how tests in your journey of faith reveal the true condition of your heart.

Men’s Breakfast/Bible Study – Saturdays, 7:30 AM; starts September 9. Contact Bob or the office for more information. The men will continue to use Pastor Dan’s weekly devotional as the basis for their study & discussion. 

 

We have a variety of small groups that meet in homes once or twice a month for fellowship and study. Call 303-986-5511 or e-mail the church (office@bearcreekchurch.net) to find a group that fits your needs. 

Purpose of Small Groups

We have long had small groups at Bear Creek Church. Some churches call them community groups. We encourage everyone to be a part of small group ministry, because we believe in its potential to make disciples. We are called to be disciples — to follow Christ. That was the common call Jesus made when he was on earth, “Follow me!”

Our small groups are ultimately charged with the task of helping all of us walk with Jesus in relationship and mission. As a way of introducing you to our practice and purpose for small groups here at BCC we offer the following ideas:

Small groups learn together.

When God first created a man he quickly concluded, “It is not good for man to be alone.” Life is not a solo act. You need friends. Jesus shared his journey on earth with a small group, and he talked a great deal about the nature of the relationships we should forge with one another. Within that small group, the disciples learned. Their learning was not just data; it was learning to grow in faith and service. In our small groups we study, but not just to accumulate knowledge. We study to learn to be Christ followers. II Timothy 2:15 says, Do your best [“study” the King James says] to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. We study to be good workman — to serve God better. This study comes best in the context of small-group accountability.

Small groups care for one another.

Paul tells us in Galatians 6:2Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. There are numerous biblical teachings on our relationships to one another and how we are responsible for the well being of each other. This is the responsibility of our small groups first and foremost. We want small group participants to be able to do this well. It is God’s rule, not ours.

Small groups serve together.

This is the part of small groups that is most often neglected. The thing that created such a strong bond among the apostles was the fact that they shared a kingdom responsibility. It strengthened their unity and it made the ministry they performed even more powerful. When Jesus was about to leave them, his teaching recorded by John in chapters 15-17 of his gospel focused very much on their relationships not only with him but with one another. He told them that their love for one another was vital for their work together. His closing prayer for all his disciples starts “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” (John 17:20-21) Our “togetherness” lends great power to our witness to the world, and we want our small groups to experience this power together. That is why we will be creating additional opportunities for small group members to experience this part of Christian growth.

Contact us if you would like to be a part of a small group at Bear Creek Church.