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.
  • Sunday mornings before the service from 9-10 a.m.

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

Current Study Topic


Session notes 5/22-26

Session notes 5/30-6/2

Session notes 6/6-6/9

Session notes 7/18-7/21 – John 9

Walk As Jesus Walked: Being a Disciple in a Broken World (By Ray Vander Laan)

Becoming a disciple of Jesus demands more than merely a deep commitment to the text and complete devotion to Christian community. The Messiah is King, and believers are called to pick up their crosses in daily pursuit after becoming like Him. Come rediscover the fierce passion of the apostle Paul and our early Christian brothers and sisters as the rabbi leads you through cities such as Aphrodisias, Antioch Pisidia, Lystra, and Cappadocia in ancient Asia Minor.

In the seventh volume of the series That The World May Know, take a tour through the land of the Bible—visiting places such as Aphrodisias, Antioch Pisidia, Lystra, and Cappadocia—and understand the Bible’s fascinating historical, cultural, religious, and geographical contexts in whole new way.

Study Materials:

Past Study Group Topics

The Apostles’ Creed

The Treasure Principle: Unlocking the Secret of Joyful Giving (Randy Alcorn)

Learning to Love Like Jesus (Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand)

How to Study the Bible (Dr. Cliff Sanders)

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