Some Bible studies are gender-specific, and others are open to everyone. The Advent’s Bible studies meet throughout the week and are usually led by the same people each week; the style of the group typically depends on the its size. The Advent has a talented team of engaging and faithful Bible study leaders, all of whom love the Gospel message and wish for others to mine the riches of the Bible.
In addition to our many Sunday morning offerings and other special classes throughout the year, we offer the following regularly scheduled weekday Bible studies:
Note: Cranmer House is located at 2814 Linden Avenue, Homewood 35209.
Israel in the Wilderness
Mondays, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m., at Cranmer House.
Led by Dr. Allen Ross, Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Beeson Divinity School; drop-ins welcome.
“…episodes from the Pentateuch about the major sins and failures of the people, and God’s persistent grace. They are passages that seldom get taught in the churches.” – A.P.R.
Women’s Bible Study in 1st Corinthians
Mondays, 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at Cranmer House, January 9 – February 3.
Led by Canon Leighton; each study stands alone, drop-ins welcome.
Gospel of John Women’s Bible Study
Mondays, 9:15 – 10:15 am at Cranmer House, February 13 – May 8, but will not meet April 17.
Led by Virginia Hornsby, drop-ins welcome.
The Psalms: Jesus’ Prayer Book
Mondays, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., 2900 Cahaba Rd., Suite G1.
[Class is on hiatus until January 9, 2017.]
The Rev. Dr. Doug Webster, a Beeson Divinity School professor and Teaching Pastor on the Advent staff, explores the Psalms, how they are used in the New Testament, and how they each point to the Gospel. The class starts on Monday, September 12 and runs through November 21. It is for men and women, young and old. Drop-ins welcome.
Habits of Grace Men’s Study
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. at Cranmer House.
Led by Craig Ogard and Pierce Yates, this group will study the book Habits of Grace:Enjoying Jesus Through the Spiritual Disciplines by David Mathis.
Women’s Bible Study in Revelation
Wednesdays 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at Cranmer House, January 11 – May 3, but will not meet March 15, 22, 29.
Led by Virginia Webster, drop-ins welcome.
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 with other Advent preachers.
Women’s Early Morning Bible Study
Thursdays, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. at Cranmer House, year-round.
Based on recorded sermons and talks by the Rev. Tim Keller. Led by Fran Cade and Rita Wright, drop-ins welcome.
Gospel of Luke Women’s Bible Study
Thursdays, 9:45 – 11 am at Cranmer House, January 19 – April 27, but will not meet March 2 or 30.
Led by Shirley Anne Stringfellow, drop-ins welcome.
Men’s Bible Study
Thursdays, noon – 1:00 p.m., in the staff conference room at church.
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 1st Corinthians. Though each class builds upon another, they are designed to stand alone so newcomers are always welcome. Led by Canon Smalley, drop-ins welcome.