Dear Church Family,
I began my journey as a new Christian, when my friend Rufus Smith discipled me as a new believer. I can still remember the little pieces of paper he would write study questions on. We bantered back and forth discussing and debating our newly gained knowledge and love of God and the scriptures. More than my philosophy and religion classes, more than my theology course in seminary, the kitchen table fellowship is what rooted and grounded me as a growing Christian.
It was this kind of study that strengthened and matured me. Also it was that kind of small group study that matured the Brookhollow family. Those days when you would see almost every growing Christian in this church carrying a discipleship study bible. We grew more, reached more, gave more and baptized more people during that period than any other time in the 28 years of this church. And it is what I believe God has called me back to as a pastor and teacher.
Pray about your spiritual growth. Select a small group that you can study, learn, pray and grow with. God by his grace has chosen you to “grow in grace and the knowledge of The Lord Jesus Christ”. 2 Peter 3: 18
The Purpose of Small Group Bible Studies
Studying God’s Word
Connecting in Relationship with Others
Finding Your Place to Serve
Inviting Others to Belong
SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDYGeneral Bible Study and All classes are open to church members and the community.
Tuesdays – 7pm
Wednesdays – 7pm
Wednesdays – 7pm
We want you connected and growing spiritually!
This is a great way to build new relationships with other believers while growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
New Session Starts: August 20th
Queenston: Tuesdays – 7pm
Eldridge: Wednesdays – 7pm
Bingle: Wednesdays – 7pm
Just as a mother eagle stirs her nest to encourage her eagles to fly, God “stirs our nest,” allowing us to grow in new ways toward spiritual maturity. This book will motivate Christians to respond to God’s stirrings and to step out into abundant living.
Coffee & Christ (Spiritual Growth)
Coffee & Christ is a small group Bible discovery for continued spiritual growth, evangelism and discipleship.
In a Coffee & Christ group, participants will study the sermons of our very own Pastor West and discover for themselves how to authentically live out what the Bible says and means. The name Coffee & Christ” expresses the relaxed and conversational small group atmosphere. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and join us on Tuesdays at 7pm in the Bistro.
Living in the In Between Times (Spiritual Growth)
Living in the In-Between Times is written by our Pastor, Ralph D. West. The man in Between the Times, Samuel, walks off these pages and into your life. In this bible study, you will discover how God speaks to you, how you respond, and the significance of decisive commitment to the will of God regardless. From 3,000 years ago Samuel speaks across the ages and cultures in a voice that echoes from yesterday but sounds like today. With his keen sense of biblical narrative combined with contemporary personal life experiences, Dr. West fastens the life of Samuel to yours. At the same time, he interprets Scripture as primarily a story about what God is doing. By doing so, Pastor West avoids making Scripture merely a moralistic, therapeutic narrative.
Positive Lessons from Negative Families (Spiritual Growth)
Betrayal. Jealousy. Finger-pointing. Mean-spiritless.
I’m sure you know a family that’s been affected by one or more of these faults. Maybe you’ve struggled with them in your own family.
In today’s society as a whole, divorce seems to be more common, and the number of broken families is on the rise. So it’s easy to assume the problem is getting worse.
But the truth is that family dysfunction dates back to biblical times. The families of the Bible were not so different from imperfect families today.
And in that, we have hope. Because even though many characters in the Bible have flaws or failures in their families, God still worked through those imperfections to reveal hope and grace to families then – just as He does today.
That’s what Pas wanted to share in his series, “Positive Lessons from Negative Families.” In it he shares powerful principles that remain just as true today as they were in biblical times.
Discover how God’s timeless principles for a healthy family can bless your home in the “Positive Lessons from Negative Families” series.
ABC's of a Faithful Fiduciary (Stewardship)
Financial Peace University (Stewardship) - Postponed
What is Financial Peace University?
It’s the class that teaches you how to:
Pay off Debt
He Who Wins Souls Is Wise (Evangelism/Outreach)
He Who Wins Souls Is Wise is an in-depth study from our very own Pas on the Four Spiritual Laws. Engage in community with fellow believers, grow spiritually, communicate and apply biblical truths for evangelism that will help you share your faith.
GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend. GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any session. Each is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through this 13-week cycle..
Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before.You’ll discover there are people who understand your hurts, emotions and painful experiences! In divorce, it’s common to feel isolated. In DivorceCare, you’ll find that you are not alone, that there are others who understand what you are going through.
I Love You More (Marriage)
How to make the thorns in your marriage come up roses.
The big and little annoyances in your marriage are actually opportunities to deepen your love for each other. Relationship experts and award-winning authors Les and Leslie Parrott believe that your personal quirks and differences—where you squeeze the toothpaste tube, how you handle money—can actually help draw you together provided you handle them correctly.
Turn your marriage’s prickly issues into opportunities to love each other more as you learn how to* build intimacy while respecting personal space * tap the power of a positive marriage attitude * replace boredom with fun, irritability with patience, busyness with time together, debt with a team approach to your finances . . . and much, much more.
Plus—get an inside look at the very soul of your marriage, and how connecting with God can connect you to each other in ways you never dreamed.
The Seven Rings of Marriage (Marriage)
From the engagement ring to years after the wedding ring, every season of a marriage requires renewed commitment, fresh perspective, and practical Biblical wisdom. Each of the 7 “rings” outlined in this study will teach couples to view their marriage with the end in mind, ultimately leading to a lasting and fulfilling relationship in every stage of marriage.
Dream by Kenny Luck (Momentum Men)
Little boys dream of doing big things with their life, but these dreams frequently get lost along the way. Challenging men to experience the vision God has for them, Dream guides men to recapture their dreams.
Risk by Kenny Luck (Momentum Men)
Risk is for men who are ready to go to the next level in their faith—and ready to say goodbye to playing it safe when it comes to radically trusting their Savior. RISK challenges men to avoid eliminating risk from their lives, because when it comes to faith, all the energy spent eliminating risk actually becomes a barrier in their spiritual journey. Predictability. Control. Safety. Comfort. Jesus challenges God’s man to throw all those words out the window.
How to Build a Church That Prays (Prayer)
Prayer is essential to our lives. Pas offers a step by step guide to building a church that prays. Learn how to know God through prayer, praying your way through worry, temptation and so much more!
Singles Bible Study
Bible Study for Singles
Counter Culture: Following Christ in an Anti-Christian Age (Young Adults)
Welcome to the front lines. Everywhere we turn, battle lines are being drawn―traditional marriage vs. gay marriage, pro-life vs. pro-choice, personal freedom vs. governmental protection. Seemingly overnight, culture has shifted to the point where right and wrong are no longer measured by universal truth but by popular opinion. And as difficult conversations about homosexuality, abortion, and religious liberty continue to inject themselves into our workplaces, our churches, our schools, and our homes, Christians everywhere are asking the same question: How are we supposed to respond to all this? In Counter Culture, New York Times bestselling author David Platt shows Christians how to actively take a stand on such issues as poverty, sex trafficking, marriage, abortion, racism, and religious liberty―and challenges us to become passionate, unwavering voices for Christ. Drawing on compelling personal accounts from around the world, Platt presents an unapologetic yet winsome call for Christians to faithfully follow Christ into the cultural battlefield in ways that will prove both costly and rewarding. The lines have been drawn. The moment has come for Christians to rise up and deliver a gospel message that’s more radical than even the most controversial issues of our day.
Anxious For Nothing (Deacons)
When it comes to anxiety, depression, and stress-related illnesses, America is the frontrunner. Thankfully, there’s a practical prescription for dealing with them. Anxious for Nothing, from New York Times bestselling author, Max Lucado, provides a roadmap for battling with and healing from anxiety
Pick A Book I/II/III (Spiritual Growth)
Many have tried to summarize the Bible in few sentences to capture its overall theme and flow, but the best description, in my opinion, that I have read is as follows: “The Old Testament is an account of a Nation (the Hebrew nation). The New Testament is an account of a MAN (the Son of man). The Nation was founded and nurtured of God to bring the MAN into the world”. The whole Bible is built around the Greatest Story ever told of Christ, and His promise of Eternal Life to those who accept Him. It was written solely that humans might Believe, Understand, Know, Love, and follow Christ.
Come study with us, unparalleled action in the Old Testament, starting in Genesis. Those who have completed Genesis (PAB I), will start in Exodus (PAB II). In order to move to Pick A Book From the Bible II, you must complete the first five books of the bible. These books contain instructions given by the Lord through Moses to the people of Israel and there are timeless principles, which relate to us today! These five books lay the foundation for the coming of Jesus, the Christ, whom God chooses through the nation of Israel to save the world. As God’s chosen people, Israel became the custodians of the Old Testament, the recipients of the covenants of promise, and the channel of Messiah.
Her Journey Bible Studies
Queenston: Tuesdays – 7pm
Eldridge: Wednesdays – 7pm
Bingle: Wednesdays – 7pm
All Things New - Bible Study Book: A Study on 2 Corinthians
By Kelly Minter
Over six sessions, this study will lead women of all seasons through the Letter of 2 Corinthians, exploring the anchoring truths of bearing treasures in jars of clay, meeting Christ through a pressing thorn, opening wide your heart in the midst of hurtful relationships, and what it means to embrace the lost and lonely as ministers of the new covenant. Each of us has a message to proclaim and live by: Because of Jesus the old has gone, the new has come.
- Grow in biblical literacy with in-depth study of the Book of 2 Corinthians
- Discover how God can use you no matter your cultural setting
- Learn how your suffering can help you comfort others
- Gain wisdom for relationships, and strengthen your church and community
- Leave your old self behind as you celebrate the new life of a believer
- Understand God’s ways will set you free
She's Still There: Rescuing the Girl in You
By: Chrystal Evans Hurst
Designed for Single Mothers*
Accessory: (The Village)
What happens when a woman looks at herself in the mirror, lingering just a little longer than usual and realizes that she no longer recognizes the person staring back at her? What does she do when she sees that, somehow, her life has drifted away from all her original hopes, dreams, or plans?
Single Moms simply needs someone to hold her hand, cheer her on, and believe with her that she is still capable of being the person she intended to be. This six-week study is a book of “me toos”, reminders of the hoped for, and challenges for the path ahead – to find direction, purpose, and true satisfaction.
Chrystal uses her poignant story of an early and unexpected pregnancy, as well as other raw and vulnerable moments in her life, to let readers know she understands what it’s like to try and find your way after some missteps or decisions you didn’t plan on.
How to Discussions:
- Fight for Your Life
- Look at Your Life
- Embrace Your Life
- Develop Your Life
- Encourage Your Life
- Choose Your Life
Ever After Life Lessons Learned in My Castle of Chaos
By: Vicki Courtney
Designed for Married Women*
Accessory: (The MRS.)
A woman’s real life begins where fairy tales and chick flicks end. Taking a poignant, funny, and spiritual look at marriage and motherhood, Vicki Courtney shares mistakes made, lessons learned, and memories to keep. Most of all she offers the hope that Christ meets you wherever you are – and that he is the only way to happily ever after.
Most every woman dreams about having a family and a building a home. We grow up on a steady diet of fairytales and chick flicks that drive our dreams . . . and leave us with a sugarcoated version of reality. We want it all: the prince, the kiss, the proposal, the ring, the castle, and eventually, the kids in smocked rompers playing cheerfully on the perfectly manicured lawn. Our hopes and dreams are pinned on the world’s version of happily-ever-after.
In Ever After, best-selling author Vicki Courtney addresses the realities of marriage and motherhood, the difficulties and the blessings. It offers women a behind the scenes glimpse of what a fairytale really looks like on the average day for the average wife and mom.
This is a great study for wives, brides, and brides-to-be.
CHILDREN EDUCATIONAL PATHS
Early Childhood (Ages: 6 months-4 years old)
Lil’ Leapers – All Services, Each Campus
Infants and toddlers learn to love, grow, and share first from their parents according to God’s direction; the church comes alongside the parent to minister as they nurture their child in Christ’s-likeness. Parents of Preschoolers are required to volunteer one Sunday, one Service a month in the Early Childhood Ministry.
Worship KidStyle - KWOW (Grades: K-5th)
All Sunday Services
Let kids worship … like kids! This curriculum guides kids to worship through Arts & Crafts, Dramatic Play, Games and Exploration & Discovery. Kids will sing along to cool music videos and participate in Bible study, prayer time, offering, and fun review activities.
TeamKid (Grades: K-5th)
Tuesdays, 7 p.m. – All Campuses
Each week kids learn a new character trait God wants them to develop. Ranging from being honest to being joyful, the
topics each week challenge children to make that character trait part of their daily living.
* Music & Arts (Grades: 3-5th)
Children’s Choir & Praise Dance – All Campuses
Children’s Step Team – Eldridge Only
TCWW continues to encourage and support our children in all areas of spiritual growth. We offer our children the opportunity to worship through music and arts. If your child is interested in being in the children’s choir, praise dance team or step team, please register online for additional information.
* Sign up available at all campuses
YOUTH EDUCATIONAL PATHS
Youth Night Bible Study – Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. – All Campuses
Designed to use sound biblical teaching principles and discipleship to excite, inspire, capture, and ignite young people to become Christian leaders.
TCWW Youth Huddles (Grades 6-12th)
Every Sunday – All Service Times at each campus
Ongoing, Fridays at 7 p.m., at Eldridge
This is a class to help people deal with issues that have not been resolved in the past that causes them to have rage or outburst of secondary emotions.
Ongoing Fridays, at 7 p.m., Eldridge
Celebrate Recovery is a program designed to help those struggling with hurts, hang-ups, and habits by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through the recovery process.
12-Step Study Group
Ongoing Thursdays, at 7 p.m., Eldridge
This small Study Group will take people through the 12 steps and the eight core principles of the recovery process.
NEW MEMBER/NEW CHRISTIAN PATH
Baptism Ordinance Classes (3 weeks)
Each of the three (one session) classes is mandatory for all baptism candidates. Candidates will gain a clear understanding of Salvation, Baptism, and the Lord’s Supper. Classes offered 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Sunday of each month. See Announcement Guide for Room locations at each campus.
|Bingle Campus||starting time: 8:15am|
|Eldridge Campus||starting time: 9am|
|Queenston Campus||starting time: 10am|
New Members Classes (6 weeks to complete)
Class 1 Starts Every Sunday
(includes The Shepherd’s Class and I Am A Church Member. Members will study together as a cohort starting the Sunday after the date joined. Members learn the vision, history, philosophy of our Church, and the expectations of responsible church membership through study of what it means to be a Christian.
|Bingle Campus||start time: 8am||Every Sunday|
|Eldridge Campus||start time: 9am||Every Sunday|
|Queenston Campus||start time: 8am & 12noon||Every Sunday|
S.A.L.T: Senior Adults Living Triumphantly
On-going Wednesday, 10 a.m. – Bingle and Queenston; Thursday, 10 a.m. – Eldridge
Discover what God expects of believers in all areas of life including faith, deeds, morality, leadership, and attitude. The SALT Ministry is committed to providing a caring, loving, and nurturing atmosphere to the mature members of the congregation through fellowship, Bible study, and missions.
Leadership Development Path
Reducing the Risk
Reducing the Risk (1 Session -1 Day only)
Harassment of varying kinds, deeds unmentionable, and child abuse can plague a church and community from a myriad of social backgrounds. We have a profound moral obligation to reduce the possibility of any act from ever occurring here at The Church Without Walls. This is a Mandatory Ministry Participation class and is for parents/guardians with children in our Lil’ Leapers, KWOW, and IGNITE ministry. Adults serving in any area of the Church must also take the Reducing the Risk course.
Decision Time Training Workshop
Decision Time Training Workshop – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The training is designed for members interested in joining our Decision Time Ministry Team. This team assists new believers and new members to understand their decisions and their next steps in their walk with Christ.
SUNDAY ADULT BIBLE FELLOWSHIP
All Campuses – Each Sunday
Adult Bible Fellowship classes provide a dynamic small group environment to study God’s Word while building healthy and rewarding friendship with other believers. Classes meet throughout the year. Discover yourself and the new life God has designed for you through Sunday School! These studies are designed for your Christian Education, growth, leadership, and fellowship.
|8:00am||M. Burton/ T. Survillion/ M. Bussey||222|
|8:00am||A. Wilson/ A. Jenkins/ C. Engmann||232|
|7:15am||Mark Lane/ Toni Austin||101|
|9:00am||Wynard Crawford/ P. Edwards||217|
|9:00am||B. Mathis/ W. Smith/V. Thomas||101|
For questions about Christian Ed classes or schedules, please complete the form below.