The Advent’s Bible and book studies meet throughout the week with talented teams of engaging and faithful leaders, all of whom love the gospel message and wish to inspire that some love in others.
In addition to our many Sunday morning educational offerings and other special classes throughout the year, we offer the following regularly scheduled weekday studies:
Mondays, 6:30-7:30 a.m., at Cranmer House, beginning January 7
Dads with Sons Bible Study
For fathers with sons, Mell Duggan and Jim Dixon will look at case studies of men in the Bible as a guide for understanding how God’s truth and gospel inform the raising of a boy. To sign up, contact Fontaine Pope (Fontaine@CathedralAdvent.com).
Mondays, 7:00-8:00 a.m., at Cranmer House, January 28 through March 4 (not meeting March 11)
Bible Study in Romans 13-16
Open to all, led by Dr. Allen Ross, Professor of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School. Drop-ins welcome.
Mondays, 9:15-10:15 a.m., at Cranmer House, September 10 through mid-May
Women’s Open Bible Study in Romans
Deborah Leighton will teach an open Bible study from Romans, digging deeply into the Word’s meaning for its first hearers and for us today, while also offering lots of opportunities for questions, clarification, and discussion. Drop-ins welcome. Contact Anita Gray (Anita@CathedralAdvent.com, 205.443.8550).
Open to all, led by Doug Webster; drop-ins welcome. Contact Doug (Doug@CathedralAdvent.com, 205.726.2414).
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m., at Alfred Goings’ home, beginning January 15
20s & 30s Men’s Bible Study
Mike Weeks (Advent’s Assisting Clergy), Alfred Goings, and Allan Causey lead this study. To sign up, contact Fontaine Pope (Fontaine@CathedralAdvent.com or 205.443.8562).
Wednesdays, 9:15-10:30 a.m., at Cranmer House, January 16 – March 6
Women’s Study on the Gospel of Mark
Virginia Webster will lead this study for women of all ages: The Gospel of Mark has been characterized as a tag line gospel. Mark’s word pictures of Jesus are straightforward and unembellished. His concise narrative qualifies Mark as a minimalist. He captures Jesus’ rapid-fire encounters and miracles, and before you know it, we are heading to the cross. Mark strips everything away and insists on giving maximum attention to Jesus. In a unique way Mark’s description of Jesus gets our attention and brings the gospel home to our daily lives. To sign up, email Virginia.
Wednesdays, 9:15-10:30 a.m., at Cranmer House, April 3 – 24
Women’s Study on the Book of Ruth
Virginia Webster will lead this study for women of all ages: Out of the chaos and violence of Judges emerges a true story of God-centered lamentation, devotion and commitment that has continued to inspire and instruct God’s people through the ages. The Book of Ruth is the story of two loves, the love God has for his people and the love between Ruth and Boaz. Romantic love and redemptive love converge in God’s Salvation Story. If you are interested in attending, please email Virginia.
Wednesdays*, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m, at Sally Goings’ home, beginning January 9
20s & 30s Women’s Bible Study
This group will be led by Sally Goings and Gretchen Williams. Each week’s study is stand-alone, so come when you can! To sign up, contact Fontaine Pope (Fontaine@CathedralAdvent.com or 205.443.8562).
*The last Wednesday of every month the group will attend the Young Adult Community Dinner at Cranmer House (2814 Linden Avenue, 35209)
Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 a.m., in the Refectory, September 13 – May 23.
Join Dean Pearson (plus the upcoming Sunday morning preacher if other than he) for breakfast and the Bible. Open to all, drop-ins welcome.
Thursdays, 6:45 – 7:45 a.m., at Cranmer House, year-round
Women’s Early Morning Bible Study
Based on recorded sermons and talks by Tim Keller. Led by Fran Cade and Rita Wright, drop-ins welcome. If you work during the day, this might be a great time to have fellowship with other working women from the Advent while you receive great biblical teaching.
Thursdays, noon-1:00 p.m., in the Staff Conference Room at church, January 10 – February 28, then resumes after Lent
Men’s Bible Study
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 are currently in Matthew. Though each class builds upon another, they are designed to stand alone so newcomers are always welcome. Led by Canon Craig Smalley, drop-ins welcome.