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 on Thursday nights from 7 – 9 p.m. and Friday afternoons from 1 – 3 p.m. You may attend in-person at the church or tune in via Zoom.

Current Study Topic

Experiencing God: Knowing & Doing the Will of God
(By Henry, Richard, and Mike Blackaby and Claude V. King)

Over the years, God has used the truths of Experiencing God to awaken believers to a radically God-centered way of life. As a result, millions have come to know God intimately, to recognize His voice, and to understand His will for their lives.

God is inviting you into an intimate love relationship through which He reveals to you His will, His ways, and His work. When you recognize where God is working, you can join Him in what He is doing. Carefully listening to His voice will anchor you in His plan and set you free to live it with boldness and freedom. Then you will experience God doing through you what only He can do.

Study Group Notes

Check back for the notes to be posted after each week’s session


Past Study Group Topics

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