Monday Night Bible Study
Leader: Stan Spencer
Meeting Day: Mondays
Meeting Time: 7:00PM to 8:00PM with member provided refreshments/snacks afterwards.
Age: No age boundaries
Attendance: Usually ten to twelve members are present. Ages vary, but is heavy on seniors.
Subjects/Studies: We use the Daily Bread pamphlet distributed by the RBC Ministries that operates out of Michigan. The Daily Bread offers stories and scripture references related to the stories. In addition to the Daily Bread and as a variety, we have recently been looking at a question "Once saved, can we fall away from God?" We try to divide the time between the two sources. The Daily Bread doesn't concentrate on any particular part of the Bible, so coverage is from Genesis to Revelations.
Teaching Method: We rely on discussion, however, as the leader, I do a fair amount of research to help explain the scripture passages and the Daily Bread stories. We take turns reading the scripture passages and the Daily Bread stories. We begin our study with a hymn, prayer (prayer requests) and we have a closing prayer. I don't have a set alternate, but Joe Yee helps out sometimes and Pastor Louis has also helped especially when I have gone on vacation. Members are encouraged to invite others, however if the numbers should exceed 15, we would need to think about splitting the group to allow for better participation.
Goals: Over the years we have learned that many in our congregation don't habitually read scripture every day. Many have problems looking up scripture references. Our aim is to encourage everyone to develop a habit of reading scripture daily and to become familiar with the process of looking up scripture passages throughout the Bible. The Daily Bread has a story and a scripture reading for each day of the week. We also encourage prayer during Bible Study and throughout the week. We are trying to become aware of the multitude of ministries that God makes available to us such as reaching out to those in ill health, providing food for the sick, helping with the food closets, supporting the Hollander's (Missionaries in Indonesia) and to keep involved with CCC internal ministries.
Tuesday Night Men’s Bible Study
Leader: Pastor Louis
Meeting Day: Tuesdays
Meeting Time: 7 PM
Age: No age limits
Description: The Tuesday men's Bible study is an informal time for men to share what they are learning from their own reading and study of God's Word. Pastor Louis comes prepared to share various insights into biblical issues of relevance to men. However, each man is encouraged to share anything they have learned recently from their own reading of Scripture, or from listening to a sermon, or any other source of biblical teaching. Emphasis is placed on the practical real life application of God's Word. Come check us out whenever you can. Please email Pastor Louis (AsianPK@aol.com) to let him know you plan to attend any particular Tuesday evening since we sometimes have dinner provided. We meet in the church conference room adjacent to the church office.
Currently Studying: We are concluding our study using the book by Tim Brown called "The Making Of A Man." In January, 2018, we will begin a new study on an overview of the entire Old Testament in the Bible. Come check us out! (Please check our website calendar of events to make sure this study is meeting that week, we will not meet on Tuesday Dec 26, 2017.)
Why Real Men Attend Bible Study!
"The fellowship and growth as well as the rich diversity and uncompromising acceptance I experience within the CCC Men's Bible study has become the highlight of my week!"
"It’s a blessing to be around racially diverse Christian men, ranging in age from 20 to 60+ . . . . . What we have in common is the desire to know God better through His Word, fellowship and prayer."
"We learn about each other’s struggles, triumphs, and personal life stories."
"It's a very safe and confidential place to share what's going on in my life and seek direction without judgment."
"Our Men's Bible study has become the highlight of my week. I look forward to every Tuesday and am disappointed when I cannot be there. . . . The diversity in this group is incredible (age, ethnicity, culture, education, social, economic, ...). I believe it is a foretaste of what Heaven will be like. Each one's differing background adds to the richness of the group, all held together by the bond we have it Christ."
"I attend to learn about the Bible and its meaning. I look forward to the sharing and obtaining new ideas from others in real life experiences."
"All of us appreciate having the confidence that what is shared stays confidential."
Women’s Bible Study
Leader: Adele Din
Meeting Day: Wednesday
Meeting Time: 7:00 PM
Age: Young and old are welcome
Currently Studying: 100 Bible Verses Everyone Should Know By Heart, by Robert J. Morgan