All are welcome at St. Joan’s virtual bible studies. To register, write to Rosemarie @ RMcKenney@sjasr.org. If acquiring the materials for these studies presents a hardship for you, let Rosemarie know and she will get them for you. And, if you would like to host a study on another day or time, let her know, as well!


UNLOCKING THE MYSTERY OF THE BIBLE

Tuesdays at 7pm, February 8 to March 29, 2020

Have you ever tried to read the Bible and found it confusing? THEN THIS IS THE BIBLE STUDY FOR YOU!

Many of us want to read the Bible because we know it is God’s Word, but we can give up because it seems so complicated. The Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible study helps us to get the “big picture” by showing how fourteen narrative books of the  Bible tell the complete story from Adam and Eve to Christ and the Church…and breaks the story into 12 periods. As we study together in a virtual group, we will discover the story of salvation history and explore how each of us fits into God’s plan. The unique color-coded Bible Timeline® Chart that accompanies the study arranges the key people, places, and events of Scripture in chronological order. This study is great for beginners and experienced students of the Bible, alike.

To order your materials, go to Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible

To RSVP, contact Rosemarie McKenney at RMcKenney@sjasr.org.


James: Pearls for Wise Living

 Practical Solutions for Sanctifying Everyday Circumstances

A new Bible Study for the New Year!

Looking for an anchor to hold you steady through the storms of life? Want the  secret to finding joy in the midst of trials? Interested in learning to recognize the source of discord and the way to peace? 

James, one of the most practical books of the Bible, is a collection of teachings on issues faced by ordinary Christians in everyday life. In James: Pearls for Wise Living, we learn how the teachings of James speak to those of us who feel torn between the competing demands of this world and our faith…giving us wisdom we can apply to the present.

To learn more and to order your study materials, go to: James: Pearls for Wise Living.

To RSVP for our Wednesday morning study beginning on January 19, write to RMcKenney@sjasr.org.


Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom

September 2021 – March 2022

Acts is one of three “foundational” studies that we offer on a three-year cycle. It instructs us on how to live our lives by telling the story of how a few Christians, empowered by the Holy Spirit, were chosen to bring Christ and the Good News to the ends of the earth. They faced secular forces, internal strife, and hostile crowds, and despite all of this, they brought the kingdom of God to a broken world and the love of God to the hearts of men.

Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom traces how the gospel witness spread outward in waves from Jerusalem, and reveals how the seeds of Church structure and authority took root. Presenter Jeff Cavins shows how the joys and struggles of the early Christians in living the life of Christ apply to us today.

Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom will help you to see your place in the Church as a disciple of Christ.

Learn more and RSVP by writing to Rosemarie at RMcKenney@sjasr.org.


JESUS: the Way, the Truth and the Life

Coming April 2022

If you haven’t experienced this study, you will want to consider this opportunity. Alpha gives us a deep introduction to Jesus; this study helps us to get to know Him by studying His life in the very places He lived and taught.

Filmed beautifully on location in the Holy Land, this unique study takes a new and fresh look at Jesus—Who He is, what He is really like, what He taught, and what He did for our salvation. This encounter with Christ will inspire and empower you to center your entire life on Him as you come to know and love Him in an ever-deeper and more intimate way.

Purchase your study materials here.