Learning Community

New Song Community Church offers an opportunity to put God’s truth into action in our everyday lives through Learning Community. Led by Pastor Herb Shaffer, this small group study helps distinguish true Bible teaching from some of the false ideas that have crept into Biblical theology.

Why Participate?

  • Become better disciples of Christ together so we can face anything
  • Gain a deeper learning of Biblical truth
  • Develop stronger “iron sharpening iron” relationships
Ephesians 4:11-16 (ESV)"And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love." 

Join Us!

Learning Communities are offered twice a week:

  • Thursday nights from 7-9 p.m.
  • Friday afternoons from 1-3 p.m.

You may attend in-person at the church or tune in via Zoom.

Current Study Topic

How to Study the Bible

In this Learning Community series, we take a deep dive into how to read and understand the Bible in order to strengthen Bible study in our lives. Topics will include the Bible’s structure, nature, and historical contexts; reading strategies to apply toward the Bible; and critical questions for application in our lives.

Lessons will draw from the teachings of Dr. Cliff Sanders from the School of Wesleyan Studies.

Learning Community Materials:

Background Materials: Here is a link to weekly study videos and more

How to Study the Bible” – Dr. Cliff Sanders, The School of Wesleyan Studies

Past Study Group Topics

S.H.A.P.E. Training (Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, Experiences)

Our Utmost for His Highest (Oswald Chambers)

Experiencing God (By Henry, Richard, and Mike Blackaby and Claude V. King)

Cultures in Conflict (By Ray Vander Laan)

Supernatural (By Michael Heiser)

The True Christmas Story (By Ray Vander Laan)

A Clash of Kingdoms (By Ray Vander Laan)

American Gospel (Various contributors)

Promise to America’s Children