Bardsdale’s current Christian / Bible Studies are noted below.  You are welcome to join any that sound interesting. Please let us know 2-3 weeks before the start date so that we may order material for the classes. If you are new to studies and would like to try a session or two out, please feel free to contact the church office to specify a date you would like to attend. (Note:  We are currently conducting our studies via Zoom. Please contact the church at bardsdalechurch@yahoo.com to receive the Zoom login and password.)  Material costs are paid by the church with reimbursement appreciated from those able to contribute.

Study Name: Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith, by Barbara Brown Taylor

Thursdays at noon for 1.5 hours

Begins Thursday, July 23, 2020; concludes November 12, 2020 (17 weeks)

Study Leader:  Pastor Bethany Carpenter

Overview: The author’s spiritual journey will remind even the most skeptical among us that life is about both disappointment and hope – and ultimately, renewal.

Materials Cost:  $17.00


Study Name:  The Case for Christ, by Lee Strobel

Tuesdays at two o’clock for 1.5 hours

Begins Tuesdays, August 11, 2020

Study Leader: Laura Shaw

Overview: A journalist’s personal investigation of the evidence for Jesus.

Materials Cost:  $12.00


Study Name:  An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith, by Barbara Brown Taylor

Thursdays at noon for 1.5 hours

Begins Thursday, November 19, 2020 after the conclusion of Leaving Church above

Study Leader:  Pastor Bethany Carpenter

Overview: The author shares how she learned to encounter God beyond the walls of any church.

Materials Cost:  $18.00


Study Name:  Pastor’s Bible Study

Wednesdays at noon for 1 hours

Ongoing Weekly Studies

Study Leader:  Pastor Bethany Carpenter

Overview: Gospel Bible Study working with short sections of scripture at a time. 

Materials Cost:  No cost




Disciple Series’ Bible Study – Beginning in September –

NOTE:  Each group will determine mutually agreeable meeting days and times in September.



Study Name:  Disciple IBecoming Disciples through Bible Study / Fast Track

Study Leader:  Laura Shaw and Tom Somers

Overview: A comprehensive study of the Old and New Testaments

Time Commitment:  24 weeks, daily study plus 2 hour weekly meeting

Materials Cost:  $26.00

Mondays at 10 AM


Study Name:  Disciple III – Remember Who You Are / Fast Track

Study Leader:  Pastor Bethany Carpenter

Overview: The Prophets – Letters of Paul, a 24 week study

Time Commitment:  24 weeks, daily study plus 2 hour weekly meeting

Materials Cost:  $26.00

Thursdays at 2 PM


Study Name:  Disciple IV – Under the Tree of Life

Study Leader:  Pastor Bethany Carpenter

Overview: Concentrates on the Writings (Old Testament books not in the Torah or the Prophets), the Gospel and Letters of John and Revelation, a 34 week study

Time Commitment:  34 weeks, daily study plus 2 hour weekly meeting

Materials Cost:  $32.00

Wednesdays at 1 PM