Through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, we have peace with God and one another. God takes we who were outsiders, and draws us close to Himself. He takes us into His family, and gives us His name and a new identity. Together, and with saints across time and across the world, we are the body of Christ. Through us, He calls all nations to be reconciled to Him in Christ, and become part of His living Temple.
As the body of Christ, we don’t merely want to be a church that meets on Sundays. Our prayer is that our lives will intertwine and intersect in countless ways. As members of the body of Christ, we seek to live life together and love one another. We use our gifts to build one another up, to encourage the downhearted, strengthen the weak, and bear one another’s burdens.
To help build relationships, there are a number of opportunities to connect with others from church.
Community Bible Studies
We meet together weekly in Community Bible Studies, one on the West side in Victoria, and another on the East side in St. Paul, with others being planned. Ask us for more information on where and when.
Men’s Book Study
Over the years, this early morning men’s book study has been held on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 AM. Along with cappuccinos, espresso and the occasional donut, we work through roughly a chapter per week from a good book of theology or practical Christian living and devotion (which flows out of good theology, of course!). A secondary aim is to stretch out our “worldview legs” by exploring how our reading intersects with culture, current events, and history. This study is open to men of all ages and runs year round (holidays and occasional cancellations excepted). Email us if you are interested in attending.
Some of the notable books we’ve read and discussed in the past:
- The Westminster Assembly (Robert Letham)
- The Things of Earth: Treasuring God by Enjoying His Gifts (Joe Rigney)
- Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity (Nancy Pearcey)
- Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life (Donald Whitney)
- Christianity and Liberalism (J. Gresham Machen)
- Knowing God (J.I. Packer)
- Heresies: Heresy and Orthodoxy in the History of the Church (Harold O.J. Brown)
- Holiness (J.C. Ryle)
- Idols for Destruction: The Conflict of Christian Faith and American Culture (Herbert Schlossberg)
- Far as the Curse is Found: The Covenant Story of Redemption (Michael Williams)
- The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything (Fred Sanders)
- Back to Basics: Rediscovering the Richness of the Reformed Faith (David Hagopian)
Current Book Study
Athanasius’s On the Incarnation
Zoom. Please reach out to the church office for more details.
Check out our calendar to verify this week’s study plans.
The first Thursday of every month is set aside for what we call, “Ladies First.” This is an opportunity for women young and old to gather, learn, and pray for one another. Ladies First is held in different locations. Please email the church office for more information.
Ladies Summer Book Study
We hold an eight week book study throughout the summer for the women of our church as well as any friends who may benefit.
Past examples include:
- Psalms, Volumes 1 and 2 (Kathleen Buswell Nielson)
- The Knowledge of the Holy (A.W. Tozer)
- Virtuous: A Study for Ladies of Every Age (Nancy Wilson)
- Idols of the Heart: Learning to Long for God Alone (Elyse Fitzpatrick)
- Desiring God (John Piper)
- Praise Her in the Gates (Nancy Wilson)
Ladies First – Psalm Study
Due to COVID-19 please check out our calendar to verify this month’s event.