Sunday Bible Classes at  9:30am: 
 
September 9 – October 28
 
Discovery
If you have been worshiping at St. Timothy and are interested in making this your church home, you are invited to take part in this class which explores the values and beliefs of St. Timothy, as well as shares how you can partner with us using your specific gifts and interests to tell the good news of Jesus with others in our community.  At the conclusion of the class, you can decide if you wish to become a member.  Led by Gloria Ruppel in Room 104.  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 caring atmosphere and service we have at St. Timothy.
 
1st and 2nd Thessalonians
Paul wrote these two letters to the believers in Thessalonica to encourage them in their walk of faith, help them face challenges in their world, instruct them in Godly living, and prepare for Christ’s second coming.  God’s Word applies as much in today’s world as it did then, and this section of God’s Word will strengthen you in your understanding of how God is calling us to live as His chosen people.  Led by Pastor Steve and Pastor Brad in Room 201.
 
The Circle Maker
Mark Batterson, in his book The Circle Maker, delves into the idea that “drawing circles around our dreams” can become “a mechanism whereby God accomplishes great things in us.” We will examine prayer and how we can focus our prayer life, drawing prayer circles around dreams, family and the promises of God, trusting in His Word and character to accomplish His greater purpose. Led by Jeff Barckholtz in 202.  Jeff and his wife Katie are diligent in teaching their 2 young children the truth of God’s Word.  Jeff was blessed to have been raised in a home where Jesus was lifted up in word and lifestyle, and he continues to share the Good News with his high school students and anyone else he meets.
 
Who Were the Prophets?
The word translated prophet from Hebrew means ‘who speaks for God’.  Over the nearly 4,000 years from creation until Jesus came God selected many individuals to “speak for Him”.  Who were these men and women and how and why did God select them?  Come and hear their story and see how their lives and the lives of those around them were impacted by their acceptance of God’s call. Led by John Rohan in 101.  John has been a trusted teacher of God’s truth for many years, bringing insight into scripture that strengthens a Biblical perspective.  He includes information about recent discoveries that support events recorded in scripture.  He and his wife, Nancy, are devoted to helping others discover the joy of following Jesus.
 
Where Do I Fit in God’s Plans?
You are not an accident but have a purpose.  God has a plan for you and you have been specifically designed with gifts and talents that God is expecting you to utilize – not alone but as part of a team.  As a part of the “body of Christ,” you have a spot on the team and are needed for Kingdom work. Led by Jeff Sjurseth in 102/103Jeff and his wife, Leslie, have long called St Timothy their church home, whether living in Houston or somewhere else in the world on overseas work assignments.  Jeff is a Biblical scholar, delving deeply into God’s Word and things that matter for eternity.  His thoughtful analysis will encourage you in your life as a disciple of Christ.
 
Women Only Class – Walking by Faith
Do you walk by faith or by sight?  This video study is taught by Jennifer Rothschild who has been blind since age 15.  She contrasts the evidences of walking by faith and walking by sight, teaching how to release control to God, persevere through hardships, and fully receive God’s gifts when we are guided by the truth rather than our feelings.  Discussion led by Janis Heider and Shelly Meyer in 202Janis and Shelly, friends for many years, will co-lead the follow up conversation to the video.  Shelly is very familiar with learning how to walk in the darkness as she, too, has the same eye disease as the author. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Weekday Bible Classes

Monday Moms’ Group  9:30-11 AM

This class resumes on Monday, September 24th through Monday, November 26th.  We will not meet Monday, October 8th.

We will focus on the RightNow Media series titled Believe by Louie Giglio

Here is a little excerpt on the series:

Fear 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

resumes Monday, Sept. 17 in Rm. 101 with “Philippians & Colossians – Joy of Living Bible Studies”.  This is a 9 lesson study which will be done over 11 weeks.  Books are available on Amazon.com or by contacting Chris Bregenzer at c.bregenzer@sbcglobal.net for more information.

 
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
NOTE: This class will not meet September 18, 2018. 
 
Tuesday Evening Study  7-8 PM

Z to shining Z.  In the movie ‘Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark’ there is a scene where the flesh of NAZI soldiers is melted off their bodies when the Ark of the Covenant is opened and God’s presence seen.  This imagery is taken from Zachariah 14:12.  Come out and study the prophesies from Zephaniah, Haggai, and Zechariah about the judgments of God and the coming of the Messiah.

Beginning Oct. 2nd – 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.  Come and hear his message starting on Tuesday night October 2nd.  Led by John Rohan, meets in Room 101. 

 
    
   Pit Stop Wednesdays return September 12th, 2018
 
Pit Stop 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