The Gospel of Mark
The Gospel of Mark chronicles Jesus’s journey from Galilee to Jerusalem. Along the way, the Messiah gathers a ragged band of disciples. As crowds grow and dwindle on the road to Jerusalem, only a few stick by the Suffering Savior on the road of discipleship. In this 11-part series on the Gospel of Mark, author and speaker Francis Chan invites us to walk with him along the ancient ways of the Master. Tracing the steps of Jesus and the Twelve through Israel, Francis explores the major themes of the Gospel of Mark, and asks: Are we willing to take this journey to embrace discipleship?
The Book of James
True faith produces fruit. A faith without action and without life change is ultimately a dead faith. The book of James speaks to the realities of a living faith in Jesus—the kind of roll-up-your-sleeves and get-your-hands-dirty discipleship that is borne out of an authentic relationship with the risen Lord. James writes to believers who know suffering, who've faced trials, and who ultimately desire a deep relationship with God. Francis Chan unpacks the dense truth contained in the book of James in front of the iconic backdrop of San Francisco, the city where he lives and ministers. Through 12 sessions, Francis works through James verse-by-verse, challenging followers of Christ to move beyond a private, intellectual knowledge of God and His Word, to a vibrant faith that impacts every square inch of life.
The Book of Titus
In this Book of the Bible series, Chip Ingram unpacks the book of Titus. He challenges us to display the gospel in our lives through doing good. We do good works not to earn God’s favor, but as a result of God’s favor. When the gospel has truly taken root in our lives, it produces the fruit of godliness. As we pass these things on to future generations, the Church stands in bright contrast to the darkness of the world.
The Book of Colossians
What we think about Jesus matters. Our perception of Him shapes us—what we say, how we treat others, even what we think. If we paint Jesus as any less than who He is as supreme over all creation and savior of the world, not only does our theology slip, but the working out of our faith also suffers. In this 8-session series, Louie Giglio will take us through the book of Colossians to help us form a complete picture of Jesus. What we believe about Him influences everything from our corporate worship to our relationships to our attitude toward sin. Now alive in Christ, we can live a life worthy of God instead of falling back into the ways of the world.
(Summer Sunday School)
Calvary's Sunday School classes are called Connection Groups, because this is where church is personal and people can connect with Christ, with Calvary, and with the Word. We host more than 30 adult Connection Groups aimed toward your particular stage in life. We encourage you to use the Small Group finder in the link provided to discover your best fit in Calvary Connection Groups.
Each group page includes a link to the group’s leader so you can reach out to them and inquire about more information and get to know them. Each group knows to expect new contacts, so don’t feel shy about reaching out to one or all of them and asking them about their class. We have groups that meet at various times, so you can worship at one hour and engage in Bible study in the other. Our groups also know that folks try out different classes as they work to find the very best fit for them--the class to which the Holy Spirit is leading them.
For Summer, Calvary Connection Groups are engaged in a program called "Zoom N2 Summer." This means they are meeting in a variety of off-campus modes. Most of these are Zoom Groups while a few others are meeting in homes or other locations. Below, you will find a listing of the types of Bible studies these groups are doing this summer. Feel free to check out each study by hovering over the image of each.
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The purpose of Eyewitness Bible Series is to help people learn and understand the Bible. Eyewitness video narratives are Bible-based and designed to spark your imagination and provoke your curiosity. Each video addresses a portion of the Bible from the viewpoint of a Bible personality. Imagine Mary telling about the birth of Jesus, Satan disclosing how he tempted Jesus in the wilderness, and Mary Magdalene imparting her story of being the first person to see the resurrected Jesus. The videos and study guides provide a significant amount of historical, cultural, and chronological information that the original writers and hearers of the Bible knew but are not well-known by most people today. The videos are not recitations of Scripture.
Eyewitness - The Three Gospels Series
The Three Gospels Series is composed of narrative accounts by Bible personalities about Matthew, Mark and John, such as Lazarus discussing the seven miraculous signs related in John. The videos and study guides discuss the differences of Matthew, Mark and John compared to Luke, and relate material that is not in Luke.
Eyewitness - The Paul's Letters Series
The Paul’s Letters Series is composed of narrative accounts by Bible personalities about the letters of Paul found in the New Testament, such as Aquila and Priscilla talking about First Corinthians. Together, the videos and study guides provide a good overview of the letters of Paul. By placing the letters in the approximate order in which they were written, this Series provides special insights.
Eyewitness - The Book of James
The James Series is composed of narrative accounts by Bible personalities of different subjects discussed in James, such as Barnabas speaking of wisdom or King Solomon discussing foolishness. Together, the videos and study guides provide an in-depth view of the main subjects in the book of James.
The Eyewitness – Other Letters
The Eyewitness Bible Series’ Other Letters Series has eight 8-15 minute videos and related study guides. The videos are narrative accounts by Bible personalities about the letters not written by Paul found in the New Testament, such as Apollos talking about Hebrews. Together, the videos and study guides provide a good overview of the letters not written by Paul. By placing the letters in the approximate order in which they were written, this Series provides special insights.
The Eyewitness Bible Series – Revelation
The Eyewitness Bible Series’ Revelation Series has five 12-15 minute videos and related study guides. The videos are narrative accounts by Bible personalities about Revelation, such as the Apostle John talking about Revelation 1. The videos and study guides provide an excellent overview of the book of Revelation.
Worldview: Part 1
Part 1: An Introduction
Every human being has a worldview, and each person's worldview affects the way they think, act, and believe. This course will teach you to identify worldviews in the people around you and help you understand they ways that the biblical story challenges and affirms our views of what the world is and how it works.
Worldview: Part 2
Part 2: The All-Encompassing Story of God
This course picks up where Part 1 left off, exploring the many ways that the gospel offers a comprehensive worldview that speaks to every aspect of our lives and our societies.
Worldview: Part 3
Part 3: The Gospel and Society
This course builds upon the foundation of previous worldview courses and explores several aspects of modern society and demonstrates the profound ways in which the gospel speaks to and transforms every aspect of society.