MVBC Coffee House is a weekly gathering of college students and young professionals for discussion of contemporary topics from a Biblical worldview in a casual atmosphere.  We welcome individuals of all backgrounds and faith traditions to join us each week for lively conversation and thoughtful engagement of the doctrines of Christianity with the issues of the day.

Our 2016 schedule begins with a series of sessions based on David Platt’s best-selling Counter Culture.  In this study we will discuss how a biblical worldview informs the most pressing and contentious issues of our day–including poverty, homosexuality, abortion, sex trafficking, climate change, immigration, and religious liberty–and challenges us to become compassionate, unwavering voices for the truth of the gospel in our homes, schools, workplaces, and communities.

Our Fall 2016 series will feature Living by the Book: The Art and Science of Reading the Bible, a lively and interactive group study for learning the basics of biblical interpretation and how to apply the principles of God’s word to everyday life.  Each week we will learn a new skill in bible interpretation and then use it in a group exercise to interpret a passage of God’s word.  Bring a friend!

Coffee House Schedule for Fall 2016
Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.

August 2016
Date Topic/Event
8/24 Living by the Book Preview Night
8/31 Step 1: Observation – What Do I See?

September 2016
Date Topic/Event
9/7 Observation – Ten Strategies for First-Rate Reading (Part 1)
9/14 Observation – Ten Strategies for First-Rate Reading (Part 2)
9/21 Observation – Six Things to Look For (Part 1)
9/28 Observation – Six Things to Look For (Part 2)

October 2016
Date Topic/Event
10/5 Step 2: Interpretation – What Does it Mean?
10/12 Interpretation – Five Keys to Good Interpretation
10/19 Interpretation – Coming to Terms and Figuring Out the Figurative
10/26 Interpretation – Putting it All Together

November 2016
Date Topic/Event
11/2 Step 3: Application – How Does it Work?
11/9 Application – Four Steps of Application
11/16 Application – Nine Questions to Ask
11/23 Thanksgiving Break – No Coffee House

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Coffee House Archives

The following tables list our recent Coffee House topics from the past several months.  If you would like a copy of the materials from a particular session please contact us.

April 2015
Date Topic/Event
4/5 Resurrection Sunday – No Coffee House
4/12 How Can I Know God Exists?
4/19 Is the Bible Really the Word of God?
4/26 Did Christ Rise from the Dead?

May 2015
Date Topic/Event
5/3 Deeper Life Conference (6:30 p.m.)
5/10 Mother's Day Weekend – No Coffee House
5/17 Spring Retreat – Topsail Island
5/24 Memorial Day Weekend – No Coffee House
5/31 MVBC Spring Picnic (3-7 p.m.)

June 2015
Date Topic/Event
6/9 Why evil?
6/16 Reason: The End of Faith?
6/23 Evolution/Creation and the Genesis Debate
6/30 Summer Social – Carousel Farms

July 2015
Date Topic/Event
7/7 Vacation Bible School – No Coffee House
7/14 The History of Christianity and the Church
7/21  Israel and the Mid-East Crisis – Part 1
7/28 Israel and the Mid-East Crisis – Part 2

August 2015
Date Topic/Event
8/23 Introduction: Culture and the Christian Life
8/30 Daniel 1:1-8 – How Far is TOO Far?

September 2015
Date Topic/Event
9/6 Labor Day Social
9/13 Daniel 1:9-21 – Would You Consider?
9/20 Daniel 2 – I Get by with a Little Help from My Friends

October 2015
Date Topic/Event
10/4 Fall Missions Conference
10/11 Daniel 3 – Shadrach Meshach and Away We Go
10/18 Fall Retreat – Boone NC
10/25 Trunk or Treat Community Outreach

November 2015
Date Topic/Event
11/1 Daniel 4 – Pride Has Me Stumped
11/8 Daniel 5 – When the Writing's on the Wall
11/15 Daniel 6 – Take it Lion Down?
11/22 Daniel 7 – The Son of Man

January 2016
Date Topic/Event
1/10 Counter Culture Preview Night (7 p.m.)
1/17 Culture – Video Session 1
1/24 Culture – In the Beginning; Idolatry; Engaging Culture
1/31 Culture – The Gospel; Speaking Up

February 2016
Date Topic/Event
2/7 Super Bowl Social (5 p.m.)
2/14 Wealth – Video Session 2
2/21 Wealth – Orphans; Widows; The Poor; Treasures
2/28 Wealth – As You Love Yourself; Keep Working

March 2016
Date Topic/Event
3/6 Creation Conference – No Coffee House
3/13 Human Life – Video Session 3
3/20 Human Life – Image of God; Covenant; Abortion
3/27 Resurrection Sunday – No Coffee House

April 2016
Date Topic/Event
4/3 Human Life – Pornography
4/10 Sexuality – Video Session 4
4/17 Sexuality – Gender; Foundations; Morality; Marriage
4/24 Race –  Video Session 5


Date,Topic/Event
5/1, Race – Nations; Church; Heaven; Immigration
5/8, Mother’s Day – No Coffee House
5/15, Spring Retreat – Topsail Island
5/22, TBD
5/29, Memorial Day Social