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Peoria 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.

Spring 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 Francois Giurgiu, director of community life, at

Register by April 3. Studies begin April 10.

Core Studies

Old Testament (Part 1)

Join us for an 8-week course on the Old Testament (Part 1) beginning April 10. The foundation for interpreting the New Testament is the Old Testament. This class is the first of two that will provide an overview of the Old Testament by providing a survey of the first seventeen books: the Pentateuch through the Historical Books. Besides normal survey issues, it will develop the theological emphases for both sections of the canon and their messianic expectations.

Dr. Robert McCabe professor of Old Testament and Registrar at Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. He earned his M.Div. at Temple Baptist Theological Seminary and both a Th.M. and Th.D. at Grace Theological Seminary. Prior to joining the faculty of DBTS in 1983 as head of the Old Testament department, Dr. McCabe taught for four years at Tennessee Temple University, including one year in Temple Baptist Theological Seminary. He became Registrar in 1987. While pursuing his Th.M. at Grace Theological Seminary, Dr. McCabe pastored Ormas Baptist Church in Columbia City, Indiana, gaining valuable pastoral experience. While at DBTS he has conducted Bible Conferences and served as pulpit supply in numerous churches. He has also spoken in workshops at the Mid-America Conference on Preaching. In recent years, he has conducted seminars in Detroit-area churches on biblical creationism. Dr. McCabe and his wife Linda have three married children.

8 weeks • Wednesdays, April 10–May 29 • 7:00–8:15 pm • Teacher: Dr. Robert McCabe


Women's Study

1 Peter: A Living Hope in Christ

Join us for a 9-week course on 1 Peter: A Living Hope in Christ. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ.

9 weeks • Wednesdays, April 10–June 5 • 7:00–8:15 pm