Jr High

Sr High

Sr High Community Groups meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:15pm. Each grade and gender has specified Bible Studies. Below is a quick summary of what each group will be learning. It is not required, but strongly encouraged that each student has their own copy of the Bible Study so that they may write their responses and do daily devotions outside of group. There is a link at the end of each summary that will lead you to purchase a copy of each specific book.

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9th grade guys: big questions

Big Questions: Developing a Christ-Centered Apologetic takes students to another level of being able to explain why they believe what they believe. Questions relating to doubts, evidence for God’s existence, the relationship between science and Christianity, the existence of world religions, the problem of evil and suffering, and how to live apologetically in the world today are covered throughout the study, all for the purpose of not only strengthening a student’s faith, but to help that student defend and commend the faith to others. Purchase here.

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10th grade guys: it’s not what you think

God has always planned for us to experience so much more than our limited minds could grasp. If a life of religious duty that leads to a timeless existence with a distant Deity seems unfulfilling, that’s because it was never what God intended. The Christian life isn’t about escaping this world to get into the next; it’s about experiencing God’s kingdom coming and His will being done on earth as it is in heaven. Yes, the gospel promises eternal life, but it starts now, not after we die. Don’t wait to experience the abundant life available in Jesus. Purchase here.

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11th grade guys: james

James had a unique earthly relationship with Jesus; after all, he was His half-brother. And, after Jesus' death, James went on to be one of the primary leaders in the early Church. His letter to primarily Jewish Christians clarifies what a godly life should look like for us all. The Book of James is filled with practical wisdom for Christians, calling us to live out genuine faith through good works, but it is also rooted in deep faith and rich theology. Perhaps more than any other book in the New Testament, James emphasizes the application of Christian belief that flows out a love for God and a understanding of the one true gospel. Purchase here.

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12th grade guys: Ephesians

Perhaps the most contemporary book in the New Testament, Ephesians and this study by Tony Merida offers very practical answers to basic questions about the Christian life and our identity in Christ. This study will help students better understand the importance of finding identity in Christ, and will help students better understand the relationship between our spiritual adoption and our daily lifestyle. Purchase here.

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9th grade girls: can I ask that?

Teenagers are tired of vague or nonexistent answers to their tough questions about God, the Bible, and Christianity. Just when they're capable of diving into the deep end of their faith, all too often the church keeps them splashing around in shallow waters. As eight years of Sticky Faith research on teenagers has shown, it's not doubt or hard questions that are toxic to faith. It's silence. Purchase here.

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10th grade girls: Ephesians

Ephesians provides Paul’s most direct address about the life that emerges from a disciple of Jesus. In this epistle Paul conveys his pastoral heart for the Ephesian believers by focusing upon who they are in Christ. Perhaps the most contemporary book in the New Testament, Ephesians offers very practical answers to basic questions about the Christian life and our identity in Christ. This study will help students better understand the importance of finding identity in Christ, and will help students better understand the relationship between our spiritual adoption and our daily lifestyle. Purchase here.

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11th & 12th grade girls (Cathi): Ephesians

Ephesians provides Paul’s most direct address about the life that emerges from a disciple of Jesus. In this epistle Paul conveys his pastoral heart for the Ephesian believers by focusing upon who they are in Christ. Perhaps the most contemporary book in the New Testament, Ephesians offers very practical answers to basic questions about the Christian life and our identity in Christ. This study will help students better understand the importance of finding identity in Christ, and will help students better understand the relationship between our spiritual adoption and our daily lifestyle. Purchase here.

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11th & 12th grade girls (Micha): Romans

Every Christian desires to "be right" about their faith. How we live out our faith holds eternal significance. But in order to be right, we must know what, why, and how come we believe in Christ. It can be argued that no book of the Bible has had a greater effect on Christianity than the book of Romans. Martin Luther described it as "the most important piece in the New Testament," and wrote; "It is well worth a Christian's while not only to memorize it word for word but also to occupy himself with it daily, as though it were the daily bread of the soul." No purchase necessary.

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11th & 12th grade girls (Ashley): Crazy Love

God is love. Crazy, relentless, all-powerful love. Have you ever wondered if we're missing it? It's crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe—the Creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor—loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. Whether you've verbalized it yet or not, we all know something's wrong. God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn't working harder at a list of do's and don'ts—it's falling in love with God. Purchase here.