Summer Book Studies

Follow Jesus Together this Summer!

This summer, we have two incredible discipleship opportunities for you to engage with as you seek to follow Jesus and make disciples in our community. You can participate in one study or multiple - feel free to jump into the discipleship opportunities that most interest you. Everything launches soon - explore the options and get plugged in today!

Summer Book Studies
Digital Book Studies

At the end of June, we have five book studies launching on some incredible books worth your attention and thought. All studies will gather digitally via Zoom for 4-6 weeks. Invest in your mind and walk with Jesus with a great book this summer!

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Psalm 23 Study
Psalm 23 Study Groups

For those ready to regather in person, we're encouraging group studies of the Psalm 23 study by Matt Chandler. It's an incredible study into one of scripture's most well-known psalms of comfort that will be very beneficial during these challenging days.

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Summer Book Studies

Digital Book Studies

Launching the week of June 28, we have five incredible book studies for you to jump into. All book studies will gather digitally via Zoom for 4-6 weeks led by faithful members from our church family. Space is limited to 15 people/group. Explore the options below and signup today!

“Give yourself unto reading. The man who never reads will never be read; he who never quotes will never be quoted. He who will not use the thoughts of other men’s brains, proves that he has no brains of his own. You need to read.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Church Membership

Ever wondered why God created the local church and why membership is such a big deal? In this book, Jonathan Leeman unpacks the dazzling vision for the local church that we see in scripture, helping us grasp our place in the incredible design of God.

Wednesdays at 8:00pm
4 Weeks Beginning July 1
Led by Brad Hillman

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None Like Him

In None Like Him, Jen Wilkin carefully unpacks the unique and incredible nature of God, examining ten traits that define his divinity. This book will challenge you to think deeply of God, understanding him better than you ever have before.

Tuesdays at 7:00pm
6 Weeks Beginning June 30
Led by Ellen Messerschmidt

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Not Yet Married

Many of us grew up assuming that marriage would meet all of our needs and unlock God's purposes for our lives. But God has far more planned for us than just a future marriage. In this book, Marshall Segal helps us grasp a big view of God's design for faithful living, helping us to find joy in both singleness and dating as unmarried believers.

Wednesdays at 7:00pm
6 Weeks Beginning July 1
Led by Greg & Amy Pace

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Overcoming Sin and Temptation

There is perhaps no book on sanctification and overcoming sin more widely respected than John Owen's Of the Mortification of Sin in Believers. In it, Owen offers biblically faithful and incredibly powerful wisdom for putting sin to death with the help of the Spirit for lasting spiritual victory.

Wednesdays at 7:00pm
6 Weeks Beginning July 1
Led by Jim Porter

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Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full

Motherhood is tough! With never ending to-do lists, experiencing true joy in God, our children, and the gospel can be a challenge. In this book, Gloria Furman helps us reorient our vision of motherhood around scripture, showing us how to pursue a vibrant walk with Jesus even in difficult seasons.

Tuesdays at 7:30pm
6 Weeks Beginning June 30
Led by Grace Erath

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Psalm 23 Study

Psalm 23 Study Groups

Ready to regather in person to study scripture with friends? This summer, we're encouraging you to form groups to study Psalm 23 together. With incredible video curriculum from Matt Chandler, these groups will gather for 6 weeks to dive into this incredible psalm! Watch the trailer for the study below.

Ready to jump in? Start a group!

As we reintroduce ourselves to gathering in person, we know most people feel most comfortable regathering with people they already know. Therein, all Psalm 23 study groups this summer will form and meet organically. We'll provide you with the curriculum; you find some friends and meet! Here's how you can start a group...

Step 1 - Make a Plan!

As you form a group, making a careful plan for gathering safely in accordance with guidance from government and health experts is a must. Here are a few places to start:

  • Stay Small. For health purposes and to foster good discussion, keep groups to a max of six.
  • Meet Outside. Find a patio, fire pit, or local park. Use a phone/tablet to stream videos.
  • Gather safely. Stay 6ft apart, wear masks, use sanitizer, bring your own chairs, no hugs, etc.
  • No Kids. Kids don't distance. Leave them home with a caregiver.
  • Single Gender. Gather by gender to keep groups small and minimize childcare needs.

Step 2 - Form a Group!

If you're interested in this study, chances are your friends are too. Take some time to think of people in your life that could benefit from this study (MC group? neighbors?). Send them a text, ask if they would be interested, and then make a plan to meet!

Things to think about as you recruit:

  • Consider including friends that are not yet walking with Jesus. What a great way to introduce them to our great shepherd!
  • Make sure to communicate your plan for gathering safely. Many people are not ready to regather unless they know safe guidelines exist.

Step 3 - Gather Together!

When you gather, devote time to prayer, to watching the Psalm 23 study, and to group discussion. All the resources you need are available through RightNowMedia from any computer or smart device. At Emmaus, your RightNowMedia account is on us. Here's how to access it: