Our desire is to help make you a disciple of Christ. What is a disciple? It's someone who adheres to the teachings of Jesus Christ and lives his/her life according to them. But you can't be a disciple until you know what the Bible says. 

That's where our adult education ministry comes in. We have put together weekly classes and groups that approach the Bible from so many interesting directions, and all of them take you on a journey toward being a disciple of Christ. 

So 1.) decide to go deeper, 2.) browse our opportunities and 3.) pick a class or group that is catered to your style and preference for growing in your walk with Jesus Christ!  

Sunday Classes 
9:15 & 10:30 a.m. 

Wednesday Classes 
7:30 p.m. after corporate worship in the Seminar Room

Call the Believer's Life Ministry: 630-585-3208

Tuesday

Tuesday Bible Studies

Tuesdays, 9:00a.m.
Jan. 1 - May 2
Will not meet on Feb. 21 and Mar. 28

Women's Bible Study

Deborah Winkler
Jr High Auditorium
(9am)
No class on 2/21 and 3/28

Join this diverse group of women who are desiring to grow in their relationship with God beside other believers. This midweek gathering of worship and Bible study allows women to build authentic friendships and be encouraged in faith. Childcare is provided.

Doce Mujeres Extraordinarias de la Biblia

Milenka Pena, Janeth Espinoza & Noemi Gauna
Suburbs
(9:30am)
No clase 2/21 and 3/28

En esta primera clase del 2017, hablaremos acerca del poder transformador de la Palabra de Dios para cambiar vidas.  Aprenderemos la importancia de memorizar las escrituras, y cómo aplicarlas en diferentes áreas de nuestra vida.

Wednesday

Join us for worship in the Seminar Room at 7 p.m. before participating in one of these classes at 7:30 p.m. Classes start at 7:30 p.m. unless another time is noted.

Wednesday Classes

Mar. 1 - April 19

Worship together in the seminar room at 7pm

Tell Me a Story: Jesus' Parables, Today's Lessons

Various Pastors
Seminar Room
(7pm, 3/1-4/19)

Jesus had a special way of telling a story. He used commom language to connect with common people. If you've ever thought the Bible can be confusing at times, join us as we look at how Jesus told stories through simple truth with parables.

Forgiveness – Giving and Receiving

Wanda Burgund
Room 223
(7:30pm, 4/5-4/19)

During this three week intensive class, we will examine our need to give and receive forgiveness horizontally – in our relationships with other people. We forgive because Jesus said so, Matthew 18:32-33.  Working through the problems that other people bring into our lives is the way God works in us. This class will encourage you to see that clearly with insight, understanding, and action!

Financial Peace University

Anton and Tasha Bossio
Ministry Training Center
(7pm, 3/15-5/17)

Financial Peace University (FPU) is the plan you need for your money as it teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through videos, discussions and interactive group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely and much more! Pre-registration is required. Register here.

Marriage Enrichment

Fellowship Hall
(7:30pm, 3/1-4/19)

This video small-group instructs Christian couples on how to tap into the power of God as they seek God's purpose and perspective for their marriage. Author and speaker Tony Evans explains how kingdom couples bring light and life to their families and communities, and he offers many practical insights and applications.

Leadership Lab

Pastor Michael Smith
Atrium Sm Conf Room
(7:30pm, 3/1-4/19)

Develop leadership skills, learn new principles and connect with other leaders during this time together.

Jesus Christ: The Life that Brings New Life, Part 3

Chris Haywood
141
(7pm, 3/1-4/19)

Join us as we continue to discover how the life of Jesus changed his disciples 2,000 years ago and still powerfully changes us today! Part three covers Jesus’ final ministry, including his trials, execution and resurrection. We will close with a challenging look at Jesus’ post-resurrection commission to his disciples and to us.

Women's Bible Study

Patsy Horner
236/237
(7:30pm, 3/1-4/19)

What is the deep cry of your heart? Does the ache in your soul keep you up at night? What prayers do you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares, He wants to step in and see you through it. This study will zero in on the Great I Am and his resources for victorious living in the face of adversity. Click here for a preview of the study!

Men's Study: I & II Timothy

Jay Pina
225/226
(7:30pm, 3/1-4/19)

In I & II Timothy, Paul gives clear guidance to Timothy about being God's man and a leader in the kingdom. Join us to see how his guidance and instruction can be applied to your life.

Blended Families

Terry and Carol Moss
233/234
(7pm, 3/1-4/19)

This group provides tools, resources, ideas and support to help successfully blend your step family.

Understanding Personalities

Jean Visser
Room 231
(7:30pm, 3/1-4/19)

God created you with a specific personality, which determines how you respond to and engage in the world around you. Understanding and embracing your personality (and personality of others) will make you free to function and fulfill God's purpose for your life. The cost is $3/person for a personality profile. Please register here.

Seven Keys to Answered Prayer

Peggy Mayo
Room 224
(7:30pm, 3/1-4/19)

Pray prayers that reach the altar of God. This class will help you to understand the authority you have in prayer when you use the keys God has given to you.

Christ-Centered Addiction Recovery

Scott Fox
220
(6:30pm)

This class is geared toward those who want to seek freedom from drugs, alcoholism or sexual addiction. We focus on recovery God’s way!

Griefshare

Ron Koza
Carol Kreger
202
(7pm, 1/11-4/12)

This is a Bible-based video seminar series that features some of the nation’s foremost Christian experts on grief and recovery topics. These are complemented with support group discussion of the presented materials.

Standing for Marriage

Tom Palermo
221
(6:30pm, 1/11-4/12)

This class is for any individual or couple desiring a better marriage and willing to look to Christ and his Word to accomplish this.

Journey On

Sheila Jackson
235
(7pm, 2/22-4/12)

This class is for those who are beyond the acute stages of grief or have completed the Grief Share program. This group will help you to answer the question, “Now what?” Sessions commence weekly to help you move toward your “new normal.” Every session includes support group discussion with specified focus and personal reflections.

2:7 Discipleship Series

Room 223
(7:30pm, 5/10-7/19)

Want to grow deeper in your faith? Based on Colossians 2:7, this course in personal discipleship will strengthen your walk with God. You will learn and practice skills such as quiet time options, ways to meditate on Scripture, how to sharpen and tell your salvation story and other skill-based topics. Cost is $15/person for class materials. Register here.

Starting Point

New Guest Welcome Center
(7:30pm, 5/3-5/17)

When you come to faith in Jesus Christ, you start a whole new life! This class is for those beginning their new life in God. What does it mean to follow Jesus? What is discipleship? Where do I start? This study is for those who are searching for the answers to these questions. It will also give you directions for personal spiritual growth, help you to understand the basics of theology and encourage you to live daily in God’s rewarding purposes and blessing.

Small Group Connect

Pastor Michael Smith
221
(7:30pm, 5/3-5/24)

Thinking about joining a small group at Calvary Church? At this class, you will sit at one of several tables in the room and experience the key components of a typical small group. You will enjoy conversation and a video teaching. Following the video, you will engage in a conversation with those at your table. Small Group Connect is hosted by Pastor Mike Smith, pastor of small groups.

Intercessory Prayer

Joan Scottberg
Prayer Room
(7:30pm)

If you are new to prayer, are a seasoned prayer warrior or just want to join others in prayer, join us for this time of intercession and worship. We will seek the heart of God and pray according to his will for our church, its leaders and its ministries.

Sunday

Sundays, 10:30 a.m.

Sundays

Acts: The Gospel Unleashed

Doug Chatfield
Chris Haywood
141
(10:30am)

The book of Acts continues where the Gospel of Luke left off: telling the story of what the disciples did in response to Jesus’ commissioning as they were empowered by the Holy Spirit. Join us on an exciting journey as we discover what it means for the Gospel to be unleashed!

Intercessory Prayer

Prayer Leaders
Prayer Room
(11am)

If you are new to prayer, are a seasoned prayer warrior or just want to join others in prayer, join us for this time of intercession and worship. We will seek the heart of God and pray according to his will for our church, its leaders and its ministries.

Sundays, 9:00 a.m.

Sundays

Financial Peace University

Andy and Lindsey Guise
233/234
(9am, 3/12-5/14)

Financial Peace University (FPU) is the plan you need for your money as it teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through videos, discussions and interactive group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps for getting from where you are to where you’ve dreamed of being. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely and much more! Pre-registration is required. Cost is $95/household. Please register here.

FrontRunners 40+

Pastor Ron and Krisan Markese
236/237
(9:15am)

Join Pastor Ron and Krisan Markese as they fellowship, pray for needs and present study topics for this life stage.

Back to Basics: Living According to John's Epistles

Eileen Gable
221
(9:15am, 3/5-4/23)

In John's letters to the early Church, he reminds them of Christian basics and calls them to live out their faith when it seems like those around them are falling away. We will study these letters and apply these concepts to living as children of light in a dark world.

Single & Parenting

Kelia Guyton
202
(9:30am, 2/12-3/26)

Some people don't truly understand how tough it is to be a single parent day after day. Sometimes you want to give up, and that's a normal reaction. You're doing the job of two people. You deeply desire to do what's best for your kids but worry you can't. Sometimes all you can do is survive one day to the next. In this group, you'll meet other single parents, learn and discuss some amazing parenting strategies and receive hope-filled insights. What you are experiencing is normal and survivable!

Intercessory Prayer

Joan Scottberg
Prayer Room
(9am)

If you are new to prayer, are a seasoned prayer warrior or just want to join others in prayer, join us for this time of intercession and worship. We will seek the heart of God and pray according to his will for our church, its leaders and its ministries.