Spiritual Growth Ministries (Bible Studies and Prayer)

All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the Word of the Lord stands forever. I Peter 1:24

Like the disciples, are you longing to pray more biblically, fervently, and faithfully? Are you wondering why you lack joy in your walk with the LORD? Do you need wisdom for godly living in your day to day life and relationships? God, in His Word, speaks His truth to these questions. We will be addressing these questions and more in our different small group weekly and monthly studies. So, come join in fellowship with your POPC sisters around the Word of God. On a weekly basis, we will be looking deep into the heart and mind of God concerning prayer, joy, and wisdom.

Things to Remember

*You are invited to visit or join a Bible study at any time during the year! The opportunity to study God’s Word with your sisters in Christ is a gift to YOU. Please contact Tammie Haynes at thaynes@pearorchard.org if you have any questions about what study may be best suited to you.
*If you are unable to participate in a Bible study, but would like to purchase a book, please contact Tammie.
*We never want anyone to stay away because of money concerns. A confidential book scholarship is available for those experiencing financial difficulty by contacting Tammie.
*All of our Wednesday Bible studies offer childcare. Please refer to the “Childcare for Women’s Bible Studies” on the right hand side of this page. Click here to register for Morning Bible Study or here for Wednesday evening Bible Study.
*Bring a friend! Friends who are not members of POPC are welcome to attend.


  • Weekly Studies Monday Evening Study -Esther and Ruth by Ian Duguid, led by Jackie Shelt in her home at 7 pm. Email jackieleeshelt@gmail.com.

  • Wednesday Morning Study Suffering, by Paul Tripp  led by Jeanie Kalberkamp in the church parlor from 9:30-11:15 am. Nursery and home school study hall provided.

  • Wednesday Evening Bible Study: Women are studying the topic of our Identity of Christ using the book Identity Theft: Reclaiming the Truth of Who We are in Christ, edited by Melissa Kruger.

Register by emailing:

  • Tammie Haynes at thaynes@pearorchard.org for the studies.

  • For child care, e-mail Serena Lucas at slucas@ccs.ms for the nursery - children ages infant through 4 years. Homeschool study hall is also available - email thaynes@pearorchard.org to reserve a spot.


Lydia Circle:

Taught by Tammie Haynes, this circle meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month in the parlor to study how Peter’s relationship with Christ changed him from fearful to faithful. Time and location varies. Email Tammie Haynes for more information at thaynes@pearorchard.org.

Tabitha Circle:

This circle meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month in the home of Tammie Haynes, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Cheryl Reese is teaching the book of Philippians using the book In All Things by Melissa Kruger.

Ruth Circle:

Taught by Cindy Fox, this circle will continue to study the Psalms. It meets the 2nd Tuesday evening of every month in different homes, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Please email Amy Hatchett at
amy@hatchettfamily.net to register.