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Read below to see what Bible studies we are currently offering. We hope you will find one and get plugged in!

EVENING STUDIES

Monday Night • 6:15 pm-8:30 pm  • Begins Jan. 28

“The Pursuit of God” by A.W. Tozer

Led by Judy Hicks at the home of Julie Taylor

As Christians, we are meant to focus on, to thirst after and to pursue God’s presence with all our might. To pursue God is to know Him, and in our knowing be drawn in.  In his book, Tozer urges us to replace low thoughts of God with lofty ones, to quiet our lives so we can know God’s presence.  He reminds us that life apart from God is really no life at all.  Join us as we study this timeless classic together and draw nearer to Him.  

Monday Night • 6:30 pm-8 pm • Begins Jan. 21

“Chase” by Jennie Allen • Led by Kim Reese and Ann Williams

In the Café of the Community Building 

We’re all chasing after something, something that we think will make us happy—comfort, success, a bigger house, or someone’s approval. But if we are all honest, it feels like trying to catch the wind. Join us for an 8-week study on David: a man after God’s own heart… As David’s life weaves throughout the pages of Scripture, we see he was a man who spent his life chasing after God. Chase explores the 

events that defined David’s life and the Psalms that flowed out of those experiences. Through David’s example we’ll discover what God really wants from us and learn that He is the only thing we can chase that won’t leave us feeling more empty.

DAY STUDIES


TUESDAY STUDIES

Childcare is available for our Tuesday studies by contacting Cindy Barksdale the Thursday prior to class—cbarksdale@doubleaoakcc.org.

The studies listed below are on the following Tuesdays:

Jan. 22, 29 | Feb. 12, 19, 26 | March 12, 19 | April 9, 16, 23

"The Storm Inside" by Sheila Walsh • Led by Pam Arnold and Kristi Booth 

Room C-23 • 10 am - 12 pm  

We all face spiritual storms. Life is filled with them. No one is exempt.  The storms that rage inside our soul have the potential to leave us broken, bothered, and even devastated.  Sheila Walsh examines our heartbreak, disappointments, fears, and our insecurities as we recognize the ability for these emotions to become both overwhelming and debilitating.  Walsh biblically guides us through the storms we face and helps us accept and learn that we may become bold and strong by accepting God’s grace.  Please join us as we lay our burdens down and pray with expectant hearts that we will see Him more clearly.

1 Peter • Led by Alison Robinson and Shannon Young • Room C-21 • 10 am - 12 pm

In the past while much of the culture has lacked a personal relationship with Christ, the values represented in Christianity were generally accepted and promoted by main-stream culture. Yet, today we are facing a monumental culture shift as we transition away from a predominantly Christian culture into a Post-Christian world.  Walking with Christ in obedience today is not only counter-cultural, but often deemed morally wrong in the eyes of the world. Now more than ever, believers today have much in common with the audience of Peter’s first letter. In this study we will delve into God’s word to remember our unique identity as the people of God, set apart from the popular culture. Join us as we learn how to live in obedience to our Lord as “sojourners and exiles in a foreign land.”     

"Treasuring God in our Traditions" by Noel Piper • Led by Liz Clayton • Room C-22 • 10 am - 12 pm

This study  presents the importance of passing along Christ-centered traditions and a Bible-saturated legacy in Christ to future generations. Noël Piper helps her readers recognize how the “everyday” routines of life and the “especially” celebrations of holidays and dates can be practically passed down to future generations. When parents and grandparents seek to pass along the treasure of God to their children and grandchildren, they will develop and deepen their love for him. When family traditions are rooted in the Bible, the next generations will see that the greatest treasure that anyone can have is the treasure of God.

  

THURSDAY STUDIES

Thursday Morning • 10 am - 12 pm • Begins Jan. 24

1 & 2 Thessalonians Verse-by-verse Study

Led by Michelle Wurst• Room C-21

Are you interested in taking Bible study a little deeper? Join us as we look at

1 & 2 Thessalonians in detail to discover encouragement and hope, not only for the Thessalonian believers but also for us. Plus, these letters give us some insight into Christ’s return.  Let’s dig in together!

Thursday Morning • 10 am - 11:30 pm • Begins Jan. 24

"No Other Gods- The Unrivaled Pursuit of Christ" by Kelly Minter 

Led by Beth Cash • Room C-23

Often, idols are obvious--money, power, fame. But subtler idols can 

sometimes take the form of loved ones, image, and the busy seasons of work, motherhood, or ministry. But if your heart is prioritizing any of those pursuits before God, you’re missing the unrivaled joy and adventure of Jesus being your heart’s ultimate treasure.  Please join us for an 8 -week session as we discover a deeper, more abundant life that Jesus came to give; realizing that He can do what no other god can. 

All Bible Studies are located in the Community Building of the MT Laurel Campus unless otherwise noted.

Contact Madge Noland for more information.

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Women’s Discipleship 

d-D groups run for 12 months starting each year in September. These groups are made up of 3-5 women who hold each other accountable to stay in the Word, memorize scripture, and pray for one another. The purpose of this group is so that women will learn how to be disciples and how to disciple others. Once completed, these women will take a group of 3-5 women and repeat the process of discipling.

For more information, please contact Madge Noland.

 Moms INC

Moms INC (Moms In Need Of Community) is for moms with children of all ages and stages of life.  We strive to provide a Christ-centered time of fellowship and a place to share the joys and challenges of motherhood. Join us the first Tuesday of each month September – May from 9:30-12:00 in Room C-23 of the Community Building at our MT Laurel Campus —contact Cindy Barksdale by the Thursday prior to each meeting to reserve childcare. For more information contact Madge Noland.

Motherhood is a journey - a journey full of ups, downs and in-betweens.  And this journey is a precious calling from the Lord, a blessing and reward from Him.  Whatever stage along the path of motherhood you find yourself in, there is joy to be found - joy amidst all of the highs and lows, in the middle of all of the “little” moments and “big” moments.  Undoubtedly, the work of being a mom is never finished, but if we seek our heavenly Father and trust His guidance, He will lead us along a path to finding true joy in Him.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  Romans 15:13

To stay in the know of what’s happening with Moms INC, please email Madge Noland to sign up for the monthly newsletter.

 Women’s Mentoring

The Double Oak Community Church Women’s Mentoring Ministry began several years ago after many hours of prayer and seeking after God and His will. Many lives have been touched and changed in both the mentor’s and mentee’s lives as a result of women’s obedience to God’s call.

Titus 2:3-5 is the Biblical reference to our command as “older women” to teach the “younger women”.

“Older women, likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to too much wine. They are to teach what is good and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, and to be self controlled, pure, working at home, kind and submissive to their own husbands, so that the Word of God may not be reviled.”

This is not necessarily about physical age, but more about spiritual maturity. It is about those who have shown through the example of their lives that they live righteously. Perfectly, NO! But they seek with their whole heart to follow and obey the Lord.

The Double Oak Mentoring Ministry pairs spiritually mature women so they can grow in their spiritual walk. This is a unique relationship where women can learn from other women and their life experiences.

For more information, contact Madge Noland or Audrey Bond.

Women’s Prayer Team 

The Women’s Ministry Prayer Team meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1 pm in room C-21 of the MT Laurel Community Building to pray for the women of Double Oak and the various Women’s Ministries offered. We would love for you to come along side us as we lift up the women of our church. If you have a heart for prayer, please come join us!

For more information, contact Madge Noland or Liz Clayton.

Women’s Retreat 

DOUBLE OAK COMMUNITY CHURCH WOMEN’S RETREAT

JANUARY 18-20, 2019 AT JOE WHEELER STATE PARK

The women of DOCC invite you to jump on board as we journey towards JOY! Have the twists, turns, mountains and valleys of your journey stolen your JOY?  Join us as we set Jesus - the way, the truth, and the life, as our destination. We will begin to recapture the joy that is ours in Christ all along life’s journey. Be a part of this weekend filled with fellowship, new friends and fun.

The retreat cost is $175 per person (all payments are non-refundable). An initial deposit of $75 reserves your spot. A second payment of $50 is due by Nov. 18, and a final payment of $50 is due by Dec. 9th. An optional long sleeve, lightweight hoodie is available for preorder for $18. Space for this retreat is limited, so please click on the link and register below to secure your spot!

Mending Hearts 

Meeting Each Month in the Café

Join us at Mending Hearts as we prepare pillows for those who have had open heart surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital. You are welcome to bring your sewing machine or embroidery machine. Non-sewers are also welcome. We need help cutting fabric, stuffing and preparing the pillows! This group meets the first Wednesday of each month, September through May.

For more information, contact Madge Noland.