Grow deeper in your faith

These studies, classes and workshops exist to encourage the discipleship process that is central to the purpose of the Church (Matthew 28:19). The goal is to help Christ-followers be graciously shaped by the Spirit through the study of Scripture, the practice of spiritual disciplines and the encouragement of the community of believers.

Some studies are gender-based, while others are coed to encourage married couples to strengthen their relationship as they grow deeper in their faith. All studies, classes and workshops require registration.

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1 Sep

Women on Their Journey Alone

Friday, Sep. 1, 7:00 PM (recurring)

Springboro (Weaver home, Springboro)

This group is currently full. Join us for fellowship and study as we build community among women in their journey of faith. Email for more information or directions.

Heather Barch

5 Sep

A Long Obedience in the Same Direction (men)

Tuesday, Sep. 5, 6:00 AM (recurring)

Centerville (Lounges)

As a society, we’re obsessed with the immediate. Email and the internet have intensified our quest for the quick x. But Peterson’s time-tested prescription for discipleship remains the same: a long obedience in the same direction. In Psalms 120-134, Peterson finds encouragement as we learn to grow in worship, service, joy, work, happiness, humility, community and blessing. Meetings are structured around manageable weekly readings, but our primary purpose is to encourage one another as men.

Chip Tudor

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7 Sep

Alpha

Thursday, Sep. 7, 6:30 PM (recurring)

Centerville (Room 105)

Alpha is an 11-week series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each session focuses on a different basic question around our faith and is designed to stimulate learning and create lively conversation. It’s a relationally-based, culturally-sensitive series for seekers and new believers that incorporates food, video vignettes and small group discussion to open people’s hearts to the movement of the Holy Spirit in their lives. Invite the people you’re trying to reach and any other seekers you know!

Paul Seabold

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11 Sep

Entrusted (women, Centerville)

Monday, Sep. 11, 9:30 AM (recurring)

Centerville

This study is offered on Mondays at 9:30 AM (Sep. 11-Oct. 23) or Thursdays at 7:00 PM (Sep. 14-Oct. 19).

We were never meant to take this journey of faith alone or in secret. God has entrusted us with the great and mighty gift of the gospel, something too precious and life-giving to keep to ourselves. In this 6-session study, Beth will encourage you to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His kingdom by sharing Christ with others and pour into future generations. Because in this journey of joy and hardship, we need each other to stay the course and live lives of faithfulness.

Kelly Carraher

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12 Sep

None Like Him (women)

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 6:30 AM (recurring)

Centerville

We were created to reflect God’s image, but only to a limited extent. Although we share attributes with God, there are qualities only He possesses - unlimited power, knowledge and authority. Learn ten ways God is different from us and why that’s a good thing. Discover the joy of seeing our limited selves in relation to a limitless God, and how it frees us from striving to be more than we were created to be.

Kelly Carraher

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12 Sep

Rebuild (women)

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 9:30 AM (recurring)

Centerville

This study is offered on Tuesdays at 9:30 AM or 7:00 PM (Sep. 12-Oct. 31).

The book of Nehemiah tells of God’s people rebuilding the city of Jerusalem and being rebuilt according to His Word. As we watch Nehemiah direct the rebuilding, we’re watching God direct history according to His promises–all of which were fulfilled in the promised Christ. This study helps us understand our history as believers in Jesus and learn to walk in faith according to God’s Word, even in times of weakness and rebuilding. It’s a dramatic story of God’s people sustained by God’s Word at a crucial point in salvation history.

Kelly Carraher

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12 Sep

Soul Care

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 6:30 PM (recurring)

Centerville (Kids Room A)

If we look at our spiritual life as a marathon, many of us are nearing exhaustion – dangerously low on reserves, running on fumes. If that resonates with you or if you want to understand how to nurture and feed your soul, this class is for you. We’ll explore practical ways to restore life and vitality to your soul through authentic connection with God as Father, Son and Spirit.

Patti Turner

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13 Sep

Living on Mission in Today’s Culture (men)

Wednesday, Sep. 13, 6:45 PM (recurring)

Northmont

We live in a fast-changing and seemingly godless society. How can we spiritually survive in this increasingly hostile environment? Let’s see how the power of hope, humility and wisdom helps us not only survive, but thrive in our culture. Though culture changes as the years and generations march on, the gospel never changes.

Kathy Abbott

14 Sep

Better Halves: Get Clear on Money

Thursday, Sep. 14, 7:00 PM (recurring)

Centerville (Kids Room H )

For too many couples, money is getting in the way of a great relationship and preventing them from living the story God is calling them to. Discover the truth about what makes marriage and money difficult and realize there’s hope. This study is not just for newlyweds, it’s for any married couple looking to gain a new understanding of their partner and new skills for making better financial decisions together.

Patti Turner

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15 Sep

The Armor of God (women)

Friday, Sep. 15, 9:00 AM (recurring)

Springboro

This study by Priscilla Shirer is an action plan for putting on your armor and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory against the enemy. Meets in Faith Vision’s home. Cost is $13. Sign-up or contact Heather Barch at hbarch@fairhavenchurch.org for more info.

Heather Barch

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18 Sep

Pathways to the King (men)

Monday, Sep. 18, 7:00 PM (recurring)

Centerville (Rooms 201-203)

How do we usher in God’s kingdom on Earth and help bring revival to the church in America? It starts with you. God wants you to draw near to Jesus and to be a carrier of his kingdom, and he wants you to expand the kingdom to others—just like Jesus did. This 10-week study examines eight kingdom pathways you need to develop intimacy, authority, and power in Christ in order to experience and expand God’s kingdom on Earth.

Chip Tudor

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19 Sep

33 Series: A Man and His Work (men)

Tuesday, Sep. 19, 6:45 PM (recurring)

Springboro (South Tech Office)

Learn how to respond to disappointments and the 10 essential biblical blueprints for work. How we can avoid work traps that can rob you of your joy, influence, and integrity. Join us at the campus office for coffee/refreshments, teaching, and then small group breakouts. Cost is $15 for training guide.

Jared Petty

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19 Sep

Entrusted (women, Springboro)

Tuesday, Sep. 19, 7:00 PM (recurring)

Springboro

We were never meant to take this journey of faith alone or in secret. God has entrusted us with the great and mighty gift of the gospel, something too precious and life-giving to keep to ourselves. In this 6-session study, Beth will encourage you to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His kingdom by sharing Christ with others and pour into future generations. Because in this journey of joy and hardship, we need each other to stay the course and live lives of faithfulness. Meets in Renae Phillips’ home. Cost is $13. Sign-up or contact Heather Barch at hbarch@fairhavenchurch.org for more info.

Heather Barch

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29 Sep

Finding I Am (women)

Friday, Sep. 29, 5:45 PM (recurring)

Centerville (Rooms 201-203)

This study is for single, divorced or widowed women. What is the deep cry of your heart? The ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it. Through this interactive, in-depth study by Lysa Terkeurst we will be trading feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is like never before. No childcare provided.

WWAT

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1 Oct

Starting Point

Sunday, Oct. 1, 3:00 PM (recurring)

Northmont

This study is for people who are new to a relationship with Jesus, are returning to church after having been away for a while, or are curious about God, Jesus, the Bible, or Christianity and want to learn more. Starting Point is a place where no question is off-limits, conversation is encouraged and there are opportunities to discuss your questions with others who are on the same journey.

Kathy Abbott

2 Oct

Conquer Series (men)

Monday, Oct. 2, 7:00 PM (recurring)

Centerville

This study is offered on Saturdays from 10/7-11/4, 9:30-11:00 AM at Fairhaven Church, Mondays from 10/2-10/30, 7:00-8:30 PM at Parkview Nazarene and Thursdays from 10/5-11/2, 7:00-8:30 PM at Far Hills Community Church.

This five-week, DVD-based study deals with the subject of pornography and conquering temptation in a way that’s engaging, informative and includes roundtable discussion. You’ll gain insight from top Christian leaders who present scientific facts and biblical strategies that employ God’s weapons against the battle that every man faces. Cost is $12 (payable at first meeting), includes workbook.

Chip Tudor

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9 Oct

Bad Girls of the Bible (women)

Monday, Oct. 9, 7:00 PM (recurring)

Northmont

Join us as we study some of th Bible’s most well-known “femme fatales.” Each woman’s story and struggles comes to life and reminds us, “No one is good - except God alone.” (Luke 18:19)

Kathy Abbott

17 Oct

Book of James

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6:30 PM (recurring)

Centerville (Kids Room A)

According to James, the Christian life is more action on Monday than worship on Sunday. The book is packed with practical, everyday wisdom and it challenges not only our words, but our actions. Talk is cheap, James argues. Service is invaluable. Join us for a bare- knuckled look at the practical side of faith, which often means trusting God even in hard times.

Patti Turner

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21 Oct

Bringing Baby Home

Saturday, Oct. 21, 9:00 AM (recurring)

Centerville (Room 105)

This two-part workshop prepares couples for life with a baby and helps them become the best parenting team possible. New or expecting parents will learn how to strengthen their marriage and foster baby’s development during the transition to parenthood. Prepare for the challenges and learn how to bond through the highs and lows together. This research-based program combines lecture, multimedia, interactive exercises, biblical insight and group discussion. Cost is $60 per couple and includes a workbook, materials and lunch both days.

Patti Turner

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2 Nov

Adulting (college)

Thursday, Nov. 2, 6:45 PM (recurring)

Northmont

Finally, you earn your diploma, and you’ve arrived. Adult at last. But all of a sudden, instead of a diploma you hold a paycheck in one hand and a stack of bills in the other. You find yourself surrounded by 401ks, insurance, bosses, potential spouses and everything in between. How can you begin to navigate your 20s and 30s, and still honor God in the process? We’ll walk through how to discern God’s will for your life right now and specify how you can best glorify Him through your career, relationships and commitments.

Kathy Abbott

11 Nov

Celebrating Advent Workshop

Saturday, Nov. 11, 9:00 AM

Centerville (Rooms 201-203)

Has Christmas become stale for you? Has it lost its meaning? In this practical workshop, you’ll come to understand how the preparatory season of Advent can invigorate your celebration of Christmas. Advent is an invitation to experience both a journey and an arrival. We’ll learn about Advent, talk about ways to personalize it and even make something visual to keep it before us throughout the season.

Patti Turner

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26 Nov

Advent Contemplative Service

Sunday, Nov. 26, 6:00 PM

Centerville

This contemplative, prayerful service will help us to enter into the Advent season, as Christians around the world celebrate and reflect upon the coming of God to man. Using liturgical elements such as prayer, readings, responses, hymns, Psalms and silent reflection, we will deliberately and joyfully anticipate nothing less than the coming of Jesus.