How to Study the Bible with Your Community Group

Sample study guides for the following studies may be available to checkout from the Community Groups Lending Library. Click HERE to submit a request to borrow study materials for your group.

Bible Savvy Series - Jim Nicodem 

Made up of four individual volumes (Epic, Foundation, Context, and Walk), Bible Savvy is a foundational resource for those wanting to better understand the Bible. From the whole storyline of the Bible to the personal application of it, this set of accessible books is an ideal resource for Community Groups and individuals seeking to increase their breadth of knowledge about God’s word. Click below to learn more.

Bible Savvy Series

 

Bible Study Guide for Beginners: Each of the 66 Books Explained for Getting Started - Brian Gugas

This Bible study book serves as a road map for the beginner to develop an appreciation of the Bible and make it a part of their daily living. All 66 books of the Bible are covered in detail, including: Author of each book and the time frame in which it was written; Key themes for each book; Summary of the message in each book; A devotion for contemplation and further exploration. Immerse yourself in the stories, prophecies, and messages of the Bible and discover anew the awe-inspiring force, mercy, and healing power of God and Jesus Christ.
66-chapter Overview of each Book of the Bible (2-3 pages each)
Create Space Independent Publishing Platform

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Bible Study Methods: 12 Ways You Can Unlock God's Word - Rick Warren

You were created to become like Christ. This is one of the five God-ordained purposes for your life, and it’s why studying the Bible is so important. The Bible’s truths will transform you, aligning you with the character and ways of Jesus as you encounter him in the Scriptures. This easy-to-understand book shows you how to study the Bible. It gives you not just one, but twelve methods for exploring the riches of God’s Word.
12-chapter Book Study
Zondervan

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How to Study the Bible (Revised Edition) - John MacArthur

The Bible is the Word of Life—and learning to understand it is crucial to the growth of every believer! In this revised resource, John MacArthur answers both the "why" and "how" questions of studying Scripture as he examines key passages from the Old and New Testaments. Personal reflection questions to discover your own motivations and understanding of biblical principles are included.
4-session Book Study
Moody Publishers

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How to Study the Bible Pamphlet: Bible Study Made Easy - Rose Publishing

Whether your group members have no Bible experience or have studied the Bible for a long time, this resource provides an excellent introduction to personal Bible study. The full-color, glossy pamphlet is ideal for those seeking information on studying the Bible in a quick, easy-to-use format. It offers concise steps for personal preparation, descriptive resources and reference information, and a step-by-step approach for inductive Bible study that teaches students to dig deeper into God s Word.
12-page folding pamphlet designed to be an effective tool and companion for personal bible study (suitable for 1-session or to help your group conduct your own study of any book in the bible)
Rose Publishing

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St. Charles - Adult Ministries

Jeff Buster

Men's Pastor
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Jeff Buster

Men's Pastor

Dwight Dally

PrimeTimers Pastor
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Dwight Dally

PrimeTimers Pastor630.485.3338

Lorie Dewey

Adult Ministries and St. Charles Women's Pastor
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Lorie Dewey

Adult Ministries and St. Charles Women's Pastor630.485.3360

Lorie is originally from Southern California, but spent many years in Boston and really considers herself to be an east coast girl. She has a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology with a focus on women's issues from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She oversees our Women's Ministry.

In her spare time...well, she has no spare time. Time away from ministry is spent enjoying her husband and three boys.

Eric Ferris

Executive Pastor of Discipleship
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Eric Ferris

Executive Pastor of Discipleship6304853365

Leah Gallaher

Adult Ministries Administrative Assistant
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Leah Gallaher

Adult Ministries Administrative Assistant630.485.3390

Leah grew up in West Dundee, Illinois and received her BA in Education at the University of Iowa. Leah, her husband, Steve, and their three children began attending Christ Community Church in 2003. She has enjoyed being involved with women's and student ministries over the years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading a good book, and gardening.

Jack Goldthwaite

Men's & 60s+ Pastor
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Jack Goldthwaite

Men's & 60s+ Pastor630.485.3338

Jack is originally from upstate New York, and is a graduate of Brown University where he received his degree in Economics. Before joining the Christ Community Church staff, Jack spent 31 years in the consumer products industry in various sales and marketing managerial positions.

Jack and Susie have been married for over 30 years and have five wonderful children.

Lindsey Jodts

Adult Ministries Executive Assistant
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Lindsey Jodts

Adult Ministries Executive Assistant630.485.3370

Lee Lukazewski

St. Charles Married Couples Pastor
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Lee Lukazewski

St. Charles Married Couples Pastor630.450.8002

Lee was born in the Wicker Park area of Chicago and spent his early life slowly moving west, to the Austin District, Oak Park, Elmhurst, and, finally, Batavia. An alumni of Morton College, Lincoln college, and later, Moody Bible Institute, Lee spent 29 years in the meat division of a local grocery chain. Lee has been married over 40 years to his wife, Deb, and have three adult children and four grandchildren. He loves basketball, hiking, camping in Colorado, and sharing his faith with seekers

Jeannine Mueller

Adult Ministry & Finance Administrative Assistant
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Jeannine Mueller

Adult Ministry & Finance Administrative Assistant630.485.3311

Jeannine was born and raised in Champaign, IL. She is married to her high-school sweetheart Jason and they have two children. They have been attending and serving at Christ Community Church since 2008.

She enjoys scrapbooking, playing volleyball with her family, biking, and cheering her son on in baseball.

Kelsey Schrader

Rooted Director and Young Adult Pastor
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Kelsey Schrader

Rooted Director and Young Adult Pastor630.485.3386

Kelsey is a DeKalb, Illinois native. She is an alumni of the University of Arkansas and Moody Theological Seminary, where she received her Bachelors in Marketing and Masters in Spiritual Formation & Discipleship. She has a heart for helping others anchor their life and identity in Jesus.


Kelsey enjoys just about any outdoor activity, gathering with friends or family, trying new recipes, and reading.