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Bible Studies

For interested international students, FOCUS offers Bible studies.  

Have you ever wanted to find out what is in the Bible, but found it too hard to read?  Now is your chance to learn some of the important stories and teaching of the Bible.  Teaching is aimed towards those who have little or no experience in learning the Bible in English.

* You  will increase your understanding of new vocabulary words.
* You will learn stories that are common knowledge to speakers of English.
* These studies typically use a discussion/question format in an open, accepting environment.


Bible Study: Discovery Bible Study
Description: Who were Adam and Eve?  Abraham and Sarah? Moses? Mary? Jesus? How did he live?  If you are learning English and would like to practice with other international students and a native speaker, please join us. Invite a friend!
Meeting time: Mondays, 1PM - 2:30 PM October 12, 2017 to May 7, 2018
Meeting location: Grace Bible Church (1431 SW 12th Ave.), SW 12th and Clay (just 2 blocks from PSU on SW 12th Ave). Enter by the small door on the north side of the church.
Teacher/Leader: Jacqueline Gonnerman
Who to contact: Email Jacqueline (jsgonnerman@gmail.com). Put "FOCUS Discovery Bible Study" in the subject box!

Bible Study
Meeting time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30PM - 3:30PM beginning September 26, 2017
Meeting location: Grace Bible Church, SW 12th and Clay, 2 blocks from the PSU campus.

Enter by the small door on the north side of the church.

Teacher/Leader: Sherrie Love
Who to contact: Email Sherrie Love or call her at
503-771-4836, 503-752-5595 (cell).

Bible Study
Meeting time: Tuesdays, 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Meeting Location: Vic & Kathy's, "The 1748 House", SE 12th and Mill across Hawthorne Bridge from Downtown. (Rides available)
Teacher/Leader: Kathy & Vic Varis

Bible Study: Who Does Jesus Say He Is?
Description: A 4-week introduction to the Bible initially, followed by a more detailed study of the Life of Jesus.
Meeting time: Fridays, 12:30pm - 2pm beginning Friday, October 6, 2017

Meeting location: Grace Bible Church, SW 12th and Clay (just 2 blocks from PSU on SW 12th Avenue.

Enter by the small door on the north side of the building.

PLEASE NOTE: Eventually, the study time will be followed by a low-impact aerobics exercise class which lasts ~45minutes. Bring a water bottle and comfortable workout clothes/shoes to wear if you wish to participate.
Who to contact: Email Jodi Decker or call her at 360-601-4340 (cell)


Other opportunities for Bible Study:
Some FOCUS staff and associates (FOCUS volunteers) offer Bible studies in addition to the ones listed above, so if you are interested, you can also ask your FOCUS friend if they know of other studies.

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