Sunday Bible Classes at  9:30 am: 
 
November 4 – December 16
 
  The Holidays are Here! Thanksgiving and Christmas give us the chance to evaluate our level of gratitude for all God’s gifts, as well as understand the true meaning of the greatest gift found in Jesus as our Savior.  Using the video teaching of Andy Stanley and Pete Briscoe, this class will provide guidance in a consumer-driven society for the person who desires more out of the holiday season. 
Discussion led by Pastor Steve and Pastor Brad in 201. 
Pastor Steve and Pastor Brad are dedicated shepherds of the flock at St. Timothy.  They work together to preach and teach truth from scripture, leading others to know God’s heart for His people.
 
 
Genesis: History or Metaphor? – Does
it really matter if the book of Genesis (especially the
first nine chapters) is an historical account? These chapters describe the creation of the universe, the formation of our planet, the first people, the entrance of sin and its consequences, and the destruction of the Flood. A person who is not familiar with the Biblical record might say these chapters should be understood as a metaphor or a symbolic guide to God’s interest and care. If you are interested in seeing why these early chapters of Genesis really do matter, and how the Biblical account can be understood as history, then this class is for you! Come and join us as we study Genesis 1-9 and discuss the information in the light of 21st century science. Bring your Bible and an honest desire to understand these important chapters. 
Led by Noel Atzmiller in 102/103.
Noel takes the study of the Bible very seriously, even though each one of his classes begin with his famous “top ten bad jokes.”  Noel has led Bible studies for many years and provides many historical and archeological insights into each lesson.
 
Esther: The Unseen Hand of God – This study will explore the only book of the Bible
that
does not mention God by name but shows His power and His hand at work in the world. God is in
control even when we can’t see it.  God can even use those who do not believe in Him for His greater purpose.
Led by Heather Harmann in 203.
Heather and her husband, Craig, are in that busy season of life, raising children and working while still focusing on their calling as followers of Jesus Christ.  She is currently working on her master’s degree in Theology in order to teach and inspire others to live a life that honors God.
 
 
How to Read and Understand the Old Testament – Have you ever wanted to read the Old Testament, but were intimidated by the unpronounceable names, confusing story line, and laws about mildew and leprosy?  This class will provide a safe place for questions as we lay out an understandable overview of the people, places, and how God was working to prepare the world for a Savior.
Led by Gloria Ruppel in 101.
Gloria serves on staff at St. Timothy as Director of Mission and Ministry.  She oversees adult Bible classes, local and overseas missions, and adult ministries at St. Timothy.  She finds great joy in getting to know people and introducing them to the life of fullness only found in Christ.

 

Grace-Based Parenting Too often well-meaning parents create rigid rules and checklists for “holy” behavior intended to make children more spiritual.  Grace-based parenting, on the other hand, mirrors God’s love and forgiveness and displaces fear as a motivator. It’s not only about loving your children as God does, but also helps you decide which behaviors really need curbing, deciding which rules need to be written in pencil rather than blood, and making grace, not fear, the driving force in your family. Study guides which are very helpful to expand class discussion are available for purchase for $10. 
Led by Alison Scott in 202. 
Alison and her husband Josh are in the thick of raising children and teaching them to live with integrity and follow Jesus with their whole heart.  Both Josh and Alison are elementary teachers who have a heart for living their faith each day with their students and co-workers.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Weekday Bible Classes

Monday Moms’ Group  9:30-11 AM

This class will meet through Monday, November 26th. Focus is on the RightNow Media series titled Believe by Louie GiglioFear and anxiety fuel so many in our world today, and can be debilitating in the darkest of days. Yet, Christ calls us to be rooted in faith, standing on His promises and truth to get us through. Fear and faith cannot occupy the same space, so we lift our gaze to Jesus and praise takes over the darkness, bringing light and life as we lift our hands to believe. He is with us, our refuge and strength. Faithful, forever. Led by Sonia Branscome in Rm 104.

 
Monday Ladies’ Study  12:30-2 PM

this group is studying  “Philippians & Colossians – Joy of Living Bible Studies”.  Books are available on Amazon.com or by contacting Chris Bregenzer at c.bregenzer@sbcglobal.net for more information.

NO class on Monday, Nov. 26, the Monday AFTER Thanksgiving.  Our last class of the year will be Monday, Dec. 3, and we will resume sometime in January 2019.  Meets in Rm. 101 

 
Tuesday Morning Women’s Study  9:30-11 AM
This group is studying “Share Jesus Without Fear” by William Fay and Ralph Hodge.  Come for fellowship time from 9:15-9:30am before the study begins! All women are invited!  Meets in Room 101,
led by Elsie Endsley 
 
Tuesday Evening Study  7-8 PM

Ephesus was a well situated trade center famous for its temple to the Greek goddess Artemis and also its thriving Jewish population, which enjoyed considerable privilege.  Paul spent nearly three years with the Ephesian congregation, more time than with any other mission congregation.  He wrote his epistle to the church some five to eight years later and sent Timothy to Ephesus to minister there.  His message of a personal relationship with God and unity in the church resonate as strongly today as then.  Led by John Rohan, meets in the Church Office Conference Room. 

 
    
   Pit Stop Wednesdays
Sept. 12 – Nov. 14
 
Wed. Adult Bible Class at 6:45pm
 

Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World What is Jesus saying to our chaotic world today? Can we take a broken world and rebuild it into something fruitful?  How can we weather the storm of today’s events?  This study brings a message of hope and confidence from God’s Word in a world of turmoil. Discussion led by Pastor Steve and Gloria Ruppel in Rm 102/103

 
Saturday Morning Men’s Study  7-8:00 AM
Come in for an early start to your weekend and experience teaching from God’s Word and encouragement from other men as they seek to live as men of God.  Their current study is on RevelationThe coffee is hot and conversations are lively!  Led by Mike Steele in the Church office conference room
 
 
Free Bible teaching videos on demand
St. Timothy is always looking for ways to serve you as you live out your faith throughout the week. We have invited St. Timothy members and guests to have a free account to an exciting new video library called RightNow Media.
   It’s essentially the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” because you will have instant access to thousands of great videos for kids, youth, parents, married couples and more. You can view these videos from your phone, tablet or computer. And you can also view them in a group setting through a TV or projector. If you want, you can purchase study materials through this site, but your access to the videos is completely free.
   There are over 14,000 videos from great teachers. You should have already received an official “invitation email” to give you FREE access to this library. If you haven’t received it, please check your spam filter. Because it was coming from RightNow’s system it may have got caught there. You must accept the invitation in order to take advantage of this amazing opportunity. You will set up your own user name and password to access RightNow Media.
   We have already heard from a number of those who are trying out the resource, and feedback is overwhelmingly positive. Don’t miss out on the chance to continue your growth in faith – and you do it on your own time. Questions? Contact Gloria in the church office – gloria@stlhouston.org