Discipleship

“Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

Here at Santa Margarita Community Church, we believe that being a disciple includes a “head” decision to follow Jesus, a “heart” transformation toward growth and maturity, and a “hands” involvement in service and outreach. We provide opportunities for all our congregants to be involved in spiritual mentorship, biblical teaching, and mid-week fellowship groups.

The Table

The Table groups are our midweek gatherings for fellowship, prayer, singing, and discussing scripture. This year we are discussing the sermon text from Leviticus after it is preached on Sunday and potential problems we might have in understanding or application. We will also focus on the process itself of how to lead and have discussions about scripture. Finally, we will use this time to learn and practice new hymns or psalms for congregational worship on Sunday.

Fall Session Schedule (September 15-November 18):

Wednesday
Santa Margarita Table Group - 6pm at the Chapel
North Atascadero Table Group - 6:30pm

Thursday
South Atascadero Table Group - 6:30pm
Templeton Table Group - 6:30pm


Bible Study

Men's and women's bible studies meet weekly to dig deeply into the Word of God. We use a "manuscript" style study, which follows a pattern of Observation/Questioning/Interpretation/Application: We look closely at the text, ask questions about the text and, as we find answers, decide what the author was trying to communicate. Finally, we consider how the text informs our beliefs and shapes our lives. (Click here for a more in-depth description.) These studies look at the passage that will be preached on Sunday usually 1-3 weeks ahead of time.  Using a printed manuscript allows us to mark the text, helping us note repeated words, images and themes. 

Fall Session Schedule (September 14-November 18):

Tuesday
Tuesday Women’s Bible Study - 6:30pm at the Chapel

Thursday
Men’s Thursday Morning Bible Study - 6:00am at the Chapel
Women’s Thursday Bible Study - 9:30am at the Chapel
Men’s Thursday Evening Bible Study - 6:30pm at the Chapel


Sunday Education Hour

Sunday School takes place at 9:00am before our Sunday Lord's Day service so all can participate in the service afterwards:

Children 2nd-5th Grade: Children's Sunday school follows the Generations of Grace curriculum, which walks through a passage a week and teaches the whole Bible over the course of three years. 

6th Grade-Adult: This year adult Sunday school is studying the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith, an excellent historic resource which summarizes the key doctrines of classical orthodox Christianity in a clear and concise way. You can access it here.