In a large church like Fourth, it is vital to get connected into a smaller group. These are the places where women can wrestle with Scripture, deepen their relationship with the Lord, from a genuine community with peers and women of other generations, and reach out to their communities. There are many opportunities to be part of a small group at Fourth:
G2G (Generation to Generation)
AM Edition: Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am, Room 130 / We will resume again in September 2017. Register for that session below.
G2G is a Christ-centered ministry that seeks to glorify God as women study and apply His Word in community with women of all generations. During G2G, a Bible study is offered for preschool-aged children (G3) with stories that coordinate with the moms and a nursery for our very youngest.
To listen to the audios of previous lessons, go to Fourth’s Resource Library page on our website. Click on the “department,” “date,” or the name of the series under “Classes”. You’ll see this in the lower half of the green box to the right of your screen view. On the next page that you will be directed to, click on the series title that you are interested in, which will be listed on the left half the page. Enjoy the audios.
Children who are homeschooled and members or regular attendees of Fourth are welcome to join us on Wed. mornings at G3. Unfortunately, due to limited resources, we are unable to open registration to homeschooled children of families who attend other churches.
Fourth Night Women’s Bible Studies
Wednesdays, 7-8 pm in Room 130
Fall/Winter – Roman (Crossway series)
The book of Romans was Paul’s greatest literary achievement, a majestic letter in which the apostle explains crucial doctrines such as original sin, election, substitutionary atonement, the role of the law, and justification by faith alone. Plumbing the theological depths, this guide explains the biblical text with clarity and passion—helping us to follow along as Paul recounts the history of salvation and illuminates the glories of the death and resurrection of Christ.
Winter/Spring – The Blessing of Humility (Jerry Bridges)
We all admire humility when we see it. But how do we practice it? How does humility―the foundational virtue of the normal Christian life―become a normal part of our everyday lives? Jerry Bridges sees in the Beatitudes a series of blessings from Jesus, a pattern for humility in action. Starting with poverty in spirit―an acknowledgment that in and of ourselves we are incapable of living holy lives pleasing to God―and proceeding through our mourning over personal sin, our hunger and thirst for righteousness, our experience of persecutions large and small, and more, we discover that humility is itself a blessing: At every turn, God is present to us, giving grace to the humble and lifting us up to blessing.
This evening Bible study is a part of Fourth Night and will meet on Wednesday nights when Fourth Night is in session. The cost is $15 for materials. Register here.
Contact: Jean Bronson
Thursday Morning Bible Study
Thursdays, 10:30 am – noon
Gather in a home for fellowship, prayer and an exposition of Scripture by Fourth’s Senior Pastor, Dr. Todd Smedley. This fall the group will continue their study of Hebrews, beginning at Chapter 7.
Contact: Patricia Windsor
Women’s Reformed Theology Reading Group
3rd Fridays, 10:30 am – noon
An inter-generational group of women gathers to explore the riches of Reformed writings beginning September 18. This year the ladies will begin with Calvin’s Institutes, Book III, and the discussion will be led by Esther Steel.
Contact: Esther Steele
Monday Night Moms’ Group
4th Monday, 7:30-9 pm
An excellent opportunity for mothers of young children to gather in a home for fellowship and discussion of topics relevant to their lives.
Contact: Claire Hearle, Rachel Greszler, or Hillary Gramlich.