Bible Studies &
Groups

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

Proverbs 27:17

At Immanuel, we are committed to creating community. One of the keys to connecting is getting involved in a Bible study class. Adult Bible Study is the heartbeat of Immanuel and is what gives our big church a friendly, small town feel. Classes are designed with our diverse crowd in mind. You will find a class for every age -- literally from birth to your final day on earth! Some classes are organized by age range and marital status, while others are for all ages and stages of life. Come join us. You'll be glad you did!

SUNDAY MORNING

TATES CREEK 8:45 AM

FITCH CLASS
CO-ED 50s-60s
Parents of teens and 30s, this class is active in Bible study, fellowship, and community service. Leader: Mike Fitch.

SUNDAY MORNING

TATES CREEK 10 AM

BELIEVERS
CO-ED 50+
This groups is Bible-focused, continuing our Christian growth while enjoying fellowship and friendship. Leader: Jeff Taylor.
BIBLE CROSSWALK
CO-ED 50+
We are made up of singles and marrieds, walking with each other and with Christ, the Bible as our guide. Leader: Linda Linville.
BROCK/BOLAND CLASS
MEN 70+
Class uses the "Explore the Bible" material to grow in God's Word. Leaders: Al Pope & Leader Team.
BUILDERS
MEN 80+
This class is dedicated to Bible study, missions, and care of each other. Leader: Fred Brandon.
CORNERSTONE
WOMEN 60+
This class has a heart for service projects and Bible teaching from the "Explore the Bible" series. Leader: Allyson Bishop.
DEDICATED DISCIPLES
CO-ED ALL AGES
A hodgepodge of singles and marrieds, studying the Bible in a discussion format. Leaders: Cindy Kewin, Paul Sisk, Karen Wright
DIVING DEEPER
CO-ED ALL AGES
This study is for those who desire to go deeper into God's word and become more committed followers of Christ. Potential studies include "Understanding the New Testament" and "Basic Bible Doctrines." Leader: Dan Russell.
FOX CLASS
CO-ED 60+
A class with a strong sense of community and faithfulness to pray for one another. Material is from the "Explore the Bible" series. Leader: John Fox.
INTERNATIONAL
CO-ED ALL AGES
A welcoming environment for anyone from another country who might not know the gospel or the Bible, exploring the foundations of Christianity. Leaders: Stuart & Mary Henson.
JOINT HEIRS
CO-ED 70+
Senior adults whose focus is to love each other while studying scripture. This groups is active in the life and ministry of the church throughout the week. Leader: Bill Alley.
JOYFUL SISTERS
WOMEN 60+
Bible application and fellowship form the foundation of this class. Leader: Lyda Russell.
L.A.C.E.
WOMEN 45+
Living According to Christ's Example is where women grow stronger through Bible study, fellowship, and finding new identity as sisters in Christ. Leader: Vickie Barlow.
LOVE ONE ANOTHER
WOMEN 80+
This class uses the "Bible Studies for Life" material to delve into God's Word. Leader: Molly Fox.
M.A.S.H.
CO-ED 40+
Ministering And Serving Him is a diverse group of adults studying God's Word with emphasis on discussions, relationships, and community. Leader: Mark Richardson.
OPEN DOOR
WOMEN 50+
A diverse group of loving women who meet for Bible study and prayer. Visitors and new members welcome! Leader: Betty Sublette.
PRAYER WARRIORS
CO-ED 70+
This group uses the "Explore the Bible" material with an emphasis on evangelism. Leaders: Larry Brandstetter, Bill Carter.
ROBERT SCOTT CLASS
CO-ED 40s-50s
Studies from contemporary and classic authors guide us through Bible-based, life applicable lessons plus fellowship and service opportunities. Leader: Robert Scott.
TREASURE SEEKERS
CO-ED 60+
A very social group of married couples seeking to tie the whole Bible story together through the study of God's Word. Leader: Dennis Hyde.
YOUNG ADULTS @ THE CREEK
CO-ED 20s
College grads, grad students, and young professionals passionate about helping the helpless. This group enjoys staying connected throughout the week. Leaders: Gary & Barb Ellis, Kim Livesay.

SUNDAY MORNING

TATES CREEK 11:15 AM

BROKEN AND BELOVED
CO-ED
A group of believers focused on learning, growing, serving, and laughing. Join us to "do life together" and share in the ups and downs. Leaders: Jeff & Laraine Rice.
BROWN CLASS
LATE 20s-30s
Married couples with and without kids and those transitioning into parenthood. Discussion class with topical studies throughout the week. Leaders: Tim & Laura Brown.
COMMUNITY
CO-ED 30s-40s
Doing life together through Bible study, prayer, mission, and friendship. We seek to follow Jesus with our lives at work, at home, and in our neighborhoods. Leaders: Jeff & Rhonda Story.
CommUNITY
CO-ED 30s-40s
Young couples applying God's Word to daily life; keeping life in perspective; building unity within our families, our world, and with God. Leaders: Paul & Kelli Drake.
DYNAMIC
CO-ED 40s-50s
For parents of high school and college age children, class is rooted in scripture. Emphasis is to grow into a dynamic relationship with Jesus. Leader: Keith Galloway
FAMILIES: GROW & GO
CO-ED 30s
Families raising kids of various ages as we strive to grow in our faith and go to the mission field around us through Bible study, fellowship, and service. Leader: Philip Jones.
FAMILIES IN FAITH
COUPLES 30s-40s
Families who desire to grow in their Christian faith. In addition to Sunday morning Bible study, we gather at various times for service and fellowship. Leader: Todd Burus
FAMILIES WITH SCHOOL-AGE KIDS
CO-ED 30s-40s
We meet to study God's Word as it relates to parenting, marriage, and other subjects of interest. We also meet for various social gatherings. Leaders: Chris & Nicole James.
IBCFAMILIES
CO-ED 30s-40s
Families committed to studying God's Word and applying the principles to daily lives with family, friends, and colleagues. Leaders: Paky Kramer, Jesse Robbins, Richard McQuerry.
JOURNEY WITH CHRIST
MEN ALL AGES
This fellowship of men is open to all ages who desire to study God's Word together. Enter at Door #8 under the arched breezeway. Leader: Darrall Henderson.
KYLE FARMER CLASS
CO-ED 50s-60s
Parents of teens and 20s, active in Bible study, fellowship, and community service. Enter at Door #8 under the arched breezeway. Leaders: Kyle Farmer, David Downs.
S.A.L.T.
CO-ED ALL AGES
Sharing And Learning Together is a welcoming and diverse community focusing on fellowship, service, and interactive Bible study. Leaders: Shawn & Melissa Quinn.
THE WELL
SINGLES 30s
A gathering place for young professionals to go deep into God's Word, build authentic relationships, and serve the community. Leader: Brittney Thomas.
W.O.W.
WOMEN ALL AGES
As Women Of the Word, we delve into God's Word, apply it to our lives, enjoy fellowship, and serve our community. Enter at exterior door #11. Leader: Jennifer Degler.

SUNDAY MORNING

ARMSTRONG MILL 

MOVING AHEAD
8:45 AM | CO-ED ALL AGES
A group that grows in faith and serves together. Leader: Ric Hale.
BARNABAS
8:45 AM | CO-ED ALL AGES
Encouraging believers in their daily journey with Jesus Christ. Leaders: Luke & Hillary McCowan.
LADIES OF HARMONY
8:45 AM | WOMEN ALL AGES
Sweet ladies with a few miles sharing life together. This group loves studying the Word and is very active in various outreach programs. Leaders: Nancy Smith, Charlotte Guarneros.
2nd STORY LADIES
11:15 AM | WOMEN ALL AGES
This group studies and serves together while walking through God's Word. Leader: Lori Barkley.
EKKLESIA
11:15 AM | CO-ED 20s-30s
Gather and grow through God's Word, searching for wisdom while building relationships with others. Focus is on studying through books of the Bible. Leaders: Leland & Alyssa Wright.

Need help finding a Bible study? Let us know and we'll get you connected.

SPRING 2021 SHORT-TERM BIBLE STUDIES

A FUN BIBLICAL OVERVIEW
SUNDAYS 5:30 PM BEGINNING FEBRUARY 14
CO-ED. Learn the major themes of each book of the Bible, where they are, and how they relate to each other. You'll receive a picture of every book to help you learn in a fun environment. Great for all ages and levels of biblical knowledge. Leader: Bill Ellis
BELOVED
MONDAYS 11 AM BEGINNING APRIL 12
WOMEN. Learn about the Apostle Paul and the religion and culture of the Thessalonians at the time Paul first proclaimed to them the good news of Jesus Christ, then take a look at the subject of the End Times. $13. Leader: Cindy Kewin.
CAREGIVERS COMMUNITY
TUESDAYS 10 AM ONGOING
CO-ED. Let Caregivers Community help you as your journey through. life with your loved one. During this time of support and fellowship, share in the victories of other caregivers like yourself and be encouraged during times of struggle. Leader: Inez Parish
DIVORCE CARE
SUNDAYS 5 PM BEGINNING FEBRUARY 14
CO-ED. Don't go through separation or divorce alone. Join others who have experienced divorce and/or separation for this professionally developed program and learn to heal from the deep hurt, discovering hope for the future. $15. Leader: Matt Lockett
DOING LIFE WITH YOUR ADULT CHILDREN
TUESDAYS 7 PM BEGINNING APRIL 27
WOMEN. If you have an adult child, you know parenting doesn't stop when a child reaches the age of 18. Parenting expert Jim Burns helps you navigate one of the richest and most challenging seasons of parenting. Leaders: Phyllis Carithers, Holly Arnold.
GOD OF COVENANT: A STUDY OF GENESIS 12-50
FRIDAYS 10:30 AM BEGINNING JANUARY 29
WOMEN. Walk alongside the fathers of our faith: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph to discern Jesus in the stories of His people. Discover how God orchestrates everything for His glory and the good of His people, and see how the God of creation and covenant is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Leader: Stephanie Kitts
GRIEF SHARE
SUNDAYS 5 PM BEGINNING FEBRUARY 14
CO-ED. It hurts to lose someone. Find help at GriefShare, a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences. You don't have to go through the grieving process alone. $15.
MEN OF GRACE
MONDAYS 7 PM ONGOING
MEN. For men who desire to develop sexual integrity by utilizing non-judgmental accountability, God's grace, spiritual practices, and healthy integration of sexuality while avoiding the two common extremes of indulgence and repression. Leader: Steve Fisher
MEN'S GROUPS
VARIOUS TIMES
There are over 20 men's groups that meet various times throughout the week. Let us help you find one! Contact Bill Ellis at bille@ibclex.com.
RE|ENGAGE
SUNDAYS 5:30 PM BEGINNING FEBRUARY 21
COUPLES. This is a 16-week experience for married couples who want to continue to grow in oneness with each other and with God. Includes large group teaching, small groups, and testimonies from other married couples. $20/couple. Leaders: David & Kelly Howard.
SUNDAY NIGHT COMMUNITY GROUP
SUNDAYS 5:30 PM BEGINNING FEBRUARY 14
CO-ED. Enjoy small group discussion based on that morning's sermon. Leader: John Croft