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.


Monday Evening Study:

  • Let's Study Colossians, by Mark Johnston ($11)

  • August 26 - November 18, at 7 pm

  • Home of Jackie Shelt

The book of Colossians contains beautiful and unique descriptions of Christ and His supremacy and sufficiency. Beginning on August 26 at 7:00 p.m., the Ladies Monday Evening Bible Study will explore these descriptions and their implications for our lives as we seek to “walk in a manner worthy of the Lord.”
Email Jackie (jackieleeshelt@gmail.com) for more information or to sign up for this study.

Wednesday Morning Study:

  • Overcoming Fear, Worry, and Anxiety, Becoming a Woman of Faith and Confidence, by Elyse Fitzpatrick ($11)

  • September 4 - December 11

  • 9:30-11:15 am in the Church Parlor

Nursery and Home School Study Hall available by emailing Serena Lucas with your children's names and ages. slucas@ccs.ms

Email Doreen Slater at doreen@theslaterhouse.net for more information or to sign up for this study.

"Our fears are like chains around our hearts... they paralyze, entrap and enslave us. But Jesus Christ holds the key that can unlock and banish all your fears. He is able to do this because his love is more powerful than your fears. It is his plan to teach, encourage, and transform you into a person who trusts Him... Even in the face of your deepest worries and anxieties. He doesn't promise to make you perfect here on earth, but he does promise to work mightily in your heart now and will ultimately, in heaven, completely free you from every fear."

Wednesday Evening Study:

  • Idols of the Heart, Learning to Long for God Alone, by Elyse Fitzpatrick ($11)

  • September 4 - November 20

  • 6:15 pm in the Church Parlor

" In this book and Bible study guide we'll learn that idolatry - love gone wrong - lies at the heart of every besetting sin with which we struggle. We all struggle with having divided hearts, putting our hope and trust in something, someone, anything other than the One True God. We find ourselves weak, afraid, fretting or angry, bitter and complaining. In the midst of this struggle, God speaks to us through His Word to remind us of His incomparable love and His gracious welcome of idolaters. He has given us everything we need for life and godliness in union with His Son, Jesus Christ, so that we learn, over time, to love Him with undivided hearts."

Email Tammie Haynes at thaynes@pearorchard.org for more information or to sign up for this study.


Tabitha Circle - Idols of the Heart, by Elyse Fitzpatrick ($11)

·     2nd Tuesday morning of every month in a home or the parlor

·     10 am to 12 noon

·      Email Tammie Haynes at thaynes@pearorchard.org for more              information.


Ruth Circle - Union with Christ, by Rankin Wilbourne ($12 hardcover)

·     Second Tuesday evening of every month in different homes from 6:30-8:00 pm. 

·     Union with Christ, by Rankin Wilbourn.

·      Led by Cindy Fox.

·      Email Amy Hatchett amy@hatchettfamily.com for more information.

Lydia Circle -

This circle meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month in the parlor. Time and location varies. Email Tammie Haynes for more information at thaynes@pearorchard.org.