Bible Studies

In addition to our many Sunday morning offerings and other special classes throughout the year, we offer the following regularly scheduled weekday Bible studies:

How to Read the Bible
Mondays 5:30 – 6:30 pm
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Monday Morning Bible Study
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m., Sept – May, at Cranmer House, * 2828 Culver Road, Mountain Brook Village.

A wonderfully engaging study of the Word of God, led by Dr. Allen Ross of Beeson Divinity School, one of the most respected biblical scholars today. Last class this session is May 11, 2015. Classes resume September 14, 2015, and run through December 21, 2015, with a guest teacher (TBA). Classes with Dr. Ross resume January 11, 2016 and run through May 23, 2016.

Monday Evening 20-Somethings
7:30 p.m., at Cranmer House*.
A weekly Bible Study for 20-somethings led by Dean Pearson, the sessions will explore Quotable Quotes, each week taking a look at where the Bible and culture intersect. Last meeting is May 18 prior to summer hiatus.

Men’s Hike Bible Study
Tuesday, 6:30 a.m. at Cranmer House*.

Open to all men, led by Canon Gibbes.

Tuesdays: John Harper Bible Study
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., at Cranmer House*, 2828 Culver Road in Mountain Brook Village. 
John Harper, the Advent’s former Vice Dean, resumed his Bible study Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at Cranmer House.  The study is on the New Testament Book of Hebrews, and is open for men and women, young and old.  Please join us for the teaching and the always-lively discussion which follows. Last class this session is May 12; next session is August 25 – November 24, 2015.

Tuesday Women’s Bible Study
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in the staff conference room.

Bring your Bible and your own lunch, and come study the Acts of the Apostles.  Each study stands alone, and involves lecture and discussion. Led by Canon Leighton.

A Summer come-when-you-can Bible Study for Ladies
(Wednesdays 12:30-1:30)
We will be studying The Gospel in Life: Grace Changes Everything, an eight week study by Tim Keller on the gospel and how to live it out in everyday life, first in our hearts, then in community and ultimately out into the world. The group will meet on Wednesdays beginning June 10th from 12:30-1:30 at the home of Jane Menendez (4221 Sharpsburg Drive).  Study guides can be ordered through the Advent bookstore at  If you are interested or have questions, please call or email Jane at 871-2169,

Lectionary Bible Studies
Two identical sessions on Wednesdays from 3:45-4:35 pm and from 4:45-5:35 pm in the Undercroft. Enter through the Day School door under the purple awning on Richard Arrington Blvd. Both men and women are invited for an informal study and discussion of the texts to be used in worship on the upcoming Sunday. Led by Canon Leighton.

Sunrise Sinners: Breakfast and the Bible
Thursdays, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m., September – May, in the church refectory.
Hot breakfast served promptly at 7:00 am. Gather early for coffee then join us for a Bible study that will feature the Bible text(s) that will be used in the upcoming Sunday’s sermon. Short teaching and discussion, led by Dean Pearson. Currently on summer hiatus.

Women’s Early Morning Bible Study
Thursdays, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. at Cranmer House*.
Led by Fran Cade and Rita Wright, drop-ins welcome.

Women’s Not-So-Early Morning Bible Study
Thursday mornings at Cranmer House* from 9:45 to 11 am.
On hiatus – planning to resume Fall 2015.

Men’s Bible Study
Thursdays, noon – 1:00 p.m., in the staff conference room.
Lunch is served and the style is a combination of lecture and discussion. We study a single book of the Bible over a period of months and have most recently studied Galatians. Though each class builds upon another, they are designed to stand alone so newcomers are always welcome. Led by Canon Smalley.

Women’s Bible Study
Fridays, 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at Cranmer House*.
Bring your Bible, and come study the Acts of the Apostles.  Each study stands alone, and involves lecture and discussion. Led by Canon Leighton

* [Cranmer House is at 2828 Culver Road, Mountain Brook Village.]