THE FOCUS: Bible Study & Conversations

Adult conversation and Bible study options for the whole family

7pm –8pm

On Wednesday nights At 7pm, we offer a 60 minute period of simultaneous service options that will greatly benefit our kids, singles, married, men and women... young and old. This 60 minute church-wide study time is then followed up at 8:00pm with social fellowship in the Mall area. During this social time, the CFAN Cafe and Bookstore will reopen to serve espresso drinks and other beverages as well!

Come out and meet our CFAN leaders! This night is designed to create a terrific opportunity for a midweek renewed refreshing for our CFAN Volunteers and Ministry Leaders especially, and to serve as an even greater tool for community evangelism. If you are a ministry leader or volunteer, we are strongly encouraging you to take advantage of this opportunity to connect with people you are not conveniently able to on Sundays because of your faithful service! This is your opportunity to get to know your co-laborers in Christ who serve in another area of ministry!

Something for everyone, choose from:

Study Option Meeting Location

"In The Word", a Verse-by-Verse Bible Study
with Dr. Ken Ecker

Upstairs in room C-206

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Currently talking about: The Books of 1 & 2 Thessalonians: Where Do We Stand with God?

Wouldn't you like to be sure about where you stand with God? This verse-by-verse study of Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians is designed to strengthen your faith, deepen your assurance that Jesus will come again, comfort you in the midst of your troubles, and direct your life so that it is pleasing to God. Then we will all be able to “comfort one another with these words.” (1 Thessalonians 4:18)

Study Option Meeting Location

A Men's Conversation & Study

Upstairs in room D-201

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Currently talking about: David: Developing a Heart for God

In this conversation and study we will introduce you to David the servant and the leader, the sinner and the redeemed, the man and the instrument of God's creative purposes. As you explore David's tumultuous story, you too will discover what it means to have a passionate heart for God.

The study topics include:

Session One

The Lord Looks at the Heart
The Lord tells Samuel, "Man looks at the outward appearance." What sorts of "outward" things do we tend to look at in people?
1 Samuel 16:113

Session Two

The Battle Is the Lord's
David is confident that he can defeat Goliath. We normally take on responsibilities for which we feel qualified. Does faith remove the need for human qualifications?
1 Samuel 17

Session Three

True Friendship
Think of your closest friend. If you could pick one area in which you'd like your friendship to be more like Jonathan and David's, what would it be?
1 Samuel 20:117, 3042

Session Four

A Matter of Conscience
What factors might have convinced David that it was God's will for him to kill Saul? We often rely on circumstances and the counsel of friends when making important decisions. To what extent are these reliable guides?
1 Samuel 24

Session Five

Secure in the Lord
David is insulted by a man named Nabal. Even if David's offense is justified, how would you evaluate his plan to get even with Nabal? What methods do we sometimes use to "get even" with those who mistreat us?
1 Samuel 25

Session Six

Finding Strength in the Lord
David declares that the Lord "has protected us and handed over to us the forces that came against us." If the Lord was able to do all that, why do you think he allowed the problem to arise in the first place?
1 Samuel 30:125

Session Seven

God's Wrath & Blessing
Uzzah's act of taking hold of the ark seems well-intentioned. Why then did the Lord's anger burn against him? Why are sincerity and good intentions sometimes not enough to please the Lord? 
2 Samuel 6

Session Eight

God's Promise to David
What prompts David to want to build a house for the Lord? Throughout history, sincere people have built monuments for the Lord that he never asked for. How can we avoid involvement in these misguided projects?
2 Samuel 7

Session Nine

Facing Temptation
What steps led to David's sin with Bathsheba? Why do you think Satan often entices us with a series of temptations rather than offering us one "big" temptation?
2 Samuel 11

Session Ten

God's Severe Mercy
Why do you think Nathan tells David a story rather than confronting him directly about his sin? Why is it so difficult for us to be objective about our own sin?
2 Samuel 12

Session Eleven

Misplaced Trust
What do you think motivated David to take a census of Israel? Why are we tempted to trust in human strength and resources rather than in the Lord?
1 Chronicles 21:122:1

Session Twelve

Generous Giving
What effect does David's example have on the leaders of Israel and the people? In what ways have you been motivated to give more generously or to dedicate yourself more fully by observing the personal example of Christian leaders?
1 Chronicles 29

Study Option Meeting Location

A Women's Conversation & Study

Upstairs in room D-202

focustopic-david

Currently talking about: David: Developing a Heart for God

In this conversation and study we will introduce you to David the servant and the leader, the sinner and the redeemed, the man and the instrument of God's creative purposes. As you explore David's tumultuous story, you too will discover what it means to have a passionate heart for God.

The study topics include:

Session One

The Lord Looks at the Heart
The Lord tells Samuel, "Man looks at the outward appearance." What sorts of "outward" things do we tend to look at in people?
1 Samuel 16:113

Session Two

The Battle Is the Lord's
David is confident that he can defeat Goliath. We normally take on responsibilities for which we feel qualified. Does faith remove the need for human qualifications?
1 Samuel 17

Session Three

True Friendship
Think of your closest friend. If you could pick one area in which you'd like your friendship to be more like Jonathan and David's, what would it be?
1 Samuel 20:117, 3042

Session Four

A Matter of Conscience
What factors might have convinced David that it was God's will for him to kill Saul? We often rely on circumstances and the counsel of friends when making important decisions. To what extent are these reliable guides?
1 Samuel 24

Session Five

Secure in the Lord
David is insulted by a man named Nabal. Even if David's offense is justified, how would you evaluate his plan to get even with Nabal? What methods do we sometimes use to "get even" with those who mistreat us?
1 Samuel 25

Session Six

Finding Strength in the Lord
David declares that the Lord "has protected us and handed over to us the forces that came against us." If the Lord was able to do all that, why do you think he allowed the problem to arise in the first place?
1 Samuel 30:125

Session Seven

God's Wrath & Blessing
Uzzah's act of taking hold of the ark seems well-intentioned. Why then did the Lord's anger burn against him? Why are sincerity and good intentions sometimes not enough to please the Lord? 
2 Samuel 6

Session Eight

God's Promise to David
What prompts David to want to build a house for the Lord? Throughout history, sincere people have built monuments for the Lord that he never asked for. How can we avoid involvement in these misguided projects?
2 Samuel 7

Session Nine

Facing Temptation
What steps led to David's sin with Bathsheba? Why do you think Satan often entices us with a series of temptations rather than offering us one "big" temptation?
2 Samuel 11

Session Ten

God's Severe Mercy
Why do you think Nathan tells David a story rather than confronting him directly about his sin? Why is it so difficult for us to be objective about our own sin?
2 Samuel 12

Session Eleven

Misplaced Trust
What do you think motivated David to take a census of Israel? Why are we tempted to trust in human strength and resources rather than in the Lord?
1 Chronicles 21:122:1

Session Twelve

Generous Giving
What effect does David's example have on the leaders of Israel and the people? In what ways have you been motivated to give more generously or to dedicate yourself more fully by observing the personal example of Christian leaders?
1 Chronicles 29

Nursery Care

Nursery care is provided

Preschool Church

A safe, fun place for preschool students to learn about God. Children will participate in creative crafts, exciting and upbeat worship and Bible application catered to their age group.

Nations Kids

While you are receiving verse by verse teaching about the truths of the Word of God, what are you going to do with your children?

The typical child watches an average of 13,000 hours of TV between the ages of 3-18. Almost 16,000 hours of secular education between the ages of 5-18. The average child only has 527 hours of Bible teaching during that same period of time. This is why we have Wednesday night Children’s church.

An energizing time of worship, Focus Bible study, Bible memory, games and crafts, all designed to lead kids into a growing relationship with Jesus.

Nations Youth

Junior High and High School students experience Nations Youth and encounter God through rockin’ worship and a powerful message. Build lifelong relationships with peers and have discipleship opportunities with amazing leaders who are dedicated to impacting this generation for God.

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