This fall we will spend ten weeks together studying Old Testament Characters. The Campus Ministries team has observed that many of our students would be grateful for more knowledge about the Old Testament. So, we asked several colleagues in our Religion and Ministry departments which Old Testament characters they would like their students to know about before taking their classes. There were great responses and a lot of consistency.

So, this fall the study will be on 10 characters or events from the Old Testament! In addition, Pastor Mary will preach on 10 different characters or events from the OT at LOFT. So, if students, staff, and faculty participate in the Bible study and attend or tune in to LOFT, we will end the semester knowing more about 20 significant people or events from the Old Testament, why they matter and how they point us to Jesus.

Consider studying this with your dorm floor or apartment. Form a group with your weekly lab friends, sports team, musical group or co-workers. We even have a group studying in Budapest, Hungary, and Grenoble, France this fall! The small group study begins with the week of September 10 as week 1, and will conclude the week of November 19. All the weekly study guides are posted below.

Schedule & week-by-week group guides


Week 1- Hagar
Week 2- Jacob
Week 3- Tamar Judah
Week 4- Joseph
Week 5- Miriam
Weej 6- Deborah
Week 7- Hannah
Week 8- Jeremiah
Week 9- Amos
Week 10- Malachi

Want to dig deeper?

Join us at LOFT, Sunday evenings at 8 p.m. in the chapel where Pastor Mary will be preaching on these topics each week. You can also view archived LOFT services.

Available study materials

Books referenced in the study guides are available for purchase at the Campus Store, if desired.

Contact information

If you have questions you may contact us at or stop by the Campus Ministries office in Commons Annex 150.

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