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Gilbert Studies

Studies are for you. Whether young or old, stay-at-home mom or corporate executive, single or married, man or woman—studies are for you. Studies give you a place to learn the Bible and grow with others so you become more like Jesus and are better equipped for the mission.

Winter 2019

Core studies are designed to equip both men and women with comprehensive biblical and theological training. Men's studies and women's studies offer an environment in which you can study God's Word and explore its application with other men and women.

Questions? Email Jared Torres, director of spiritual formation, at

Registration opens Sunday, December 16, and closes Monday, January 7.

Core Studies

Following Jesus: Basics of the Christian Life

Find out what the Bible has to say about what it means to be a Christian and what the lifelong adventure of following Jesus is like. Learn about being saved by God, living God's way, listening to God, talking to God, meeting with God's family, meeting the world, and living in hope. Whether you've been a Christian for five days or five decades, you're sure to spiritually benefit from this study. (This study was offered in fall 2017 under the title, Essentials of the Faith.)

7 weeks • Sundays, Jan 13–Feb 24 • 10:30–11:45 am • Room 147 • Teacher: Dale McCormick

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Systematic Theology III

How can we recognize a true church? How do we seek and use spiritual gifts? When and how will Christ return? What is the millennium and when does it occur? What is hell and what is heaven? If you’ve asked questions like these, systematic theology is no abstract term. It’s an approach to finding answers every Christian needs to know. This study is the third and final part, covering doctrines of the church such as baptism, communion, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, as well as doctrines of the future such as the return of Christ, the millennium, and the new heavens and new earth.

7 weeks • Tuesdays, Jan 15–Feb 26 • 7:00–8:30 pm • Room 145 • Teacher: Adam Bailie

Purchase in advance: Bible Doctrine by Wayne Grudem

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Women's Study

Walk in Wisdom: A Study in Proverbs

Proverbs is God’s book of wisdom, providing practical help for ordinary people going through everyday life. Unlock the wisdom of Proverbs and be guided toward a new understanding of what it means to live a godly life and enjoy a deep, fulfilling relationship with God. Learn to understand and apply God’s wisdom on topics such as friendship, self-control, anger, family life, speech, kindness, and more.

Morning: 8 weeks • Tuesdays, Jan 15–Mar 5 • 9:30–11:00 am • Room 145 • Teachers: Renee Bailie, Ann Flagg, Sara Juve, Chrissy Myal, Macie Torres • Cost: $10 • Childcare available at additional cost

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Evening: 8 weeks • Tuesdays, Jan 15–Mar 5 • 7:00–8:30 pm • Room 147 • Teachers: Renee Bailie, Ann Flagg, Sara Juve, Chrissy Myal, Macie Torres • Cost: $10 • Childcare only available during the morning study

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Men's & Women's Study in Small Groups

Humility: True Greatness

This winter, beginning the week of January 13, all small groups will do a special book study as part of the men’s and women’s breakout time, centered on a discussion of Humility: True Greatness by CJ Mahaney. If, when you hear “book study,” you’re thinking small groups will be taking a break from application and accountability, you’re mishearing! The plan is certainly not to break from these things during this time, but to pursue them with laser focus on a specific topic—humility. James 4:6 says that God gives grace to the humble. The more we’re humble, the more we receive the favor of God upon our lives and our church. That’s an astounding promise! Let's eagerly pursue its fulfillment among us.

If you want to be a part of this book study but you're not yet in a small group, now's the time to get in one! Email Terry Horne, director of community life, at to find out how you can get in a group.

Purchase in advance: Humility by CJ Mahaney