Community Bible Study



CBS is where everyone in our local community can discover God through the study of His Word, the Bible.  We are an inclusive and caring bunch--a mixture of "churched" and "unchurched," old and young, men, women and children with very diverse backgrounds and levels of Bible knowledge. We respect and cherish the diversity among us and because we focus on the eternal truths of God's Word and how it can be applied in our daily lives, divisive topics or political/religious differences and opinions are discouraged.  This is a place where we honor God's Word, study, contemplate, refresh, and reset! 

CBS is an international organization that has been meeting in San Marcos for almost 30 years.  Our Evening Co-ed class meets on Tuesday evenings, but there is also a Day class for Women & Children that meets on Wednesday mornings.  Both classes in San Marcos intentionally parallel each other. 

CBS is not affiliated with any one church or denomination, but we do meet in a large and beautiful "host" church conveniently located on Ranch Road 12 between San Marcos and Wimberley, the First Christian Church.  

Our classes meet weekly for about 30 weeks during the school year.  You can enroll at any time throughout the class year, or just come and visit and check us out.  Sign-up is easy and registration is $35/year.  Since we don't want money to be a hindrance, scholarships are also available. 

Each class member receives materials for personal study--a course book with a commentary and home study questions which can also be accessed online.  Each week, you’ll participate in small group discussions and a large group teaching. From time to time, fellowship meals will provide special times of sharing and relationship building within the class. 

Our "Ethnos" class members discuss and receive printed lessons in their "heart" language--Spanish!

Our Young Adults (ages 18-35ish) can also discuss the lessons together as a special group.  Monthly social gatherings for members and visitors are planned outside of class for our Young Adults. 

We are also pleased to offer a CBS Children & Youth Program with specialized curriculum for each age group.  Children and Youth studies (elementary readers through high school) parallel adults' lessons.  Pre-school age and young non-readers have special curriculum designed by the CBS national team that repeats every 3 years.  Nursery is also provided for infants.

We invite all to come and learn with us!


This is a Co-Ed Class
Tuesdays at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Currently Studying: 1 and 2 Peter, 1 and 2 Peter (Highschool), Christian Living (Highschool), Christian Living (Middle School), 1 and 2 Peter (Middle School), Christian Living, Joshua


1 and 2 Peter - 12 weeks study

Joshua - 6 weeks study

Christian Living - 12 weeks study (1&2&3 John, Jude, Philemon)


Patty Willis
Teaching Director
Joe Carrell
Associate Teaching Director
Paula King
Donna Carrell
Children & Youth Director
Archis Grubh
Young Adult Director


Children & Youth Ministry

Through a variety of activities such as Bible teaching, Scripture memory work, crafts, music, games and other activities, we seek to provide a nurturing environment where children can learn about Jesus' wonderful love for them. We also come alongside parents as they teach and train their children to live out God’s truths in their lives. We welcome your children to experience the love of Jesus through the loving servants in our CBS Children's Ministry.


If you’re learning to speak English as a second language, then our CBS core group in Spanish– "Ethnos" – might be just perfect for you!

Our cities, neighborhoods, schools and communities of Central Texas are multicultural, and it’s our desire to bring the life-transforming benefits of an in-depth Bible study to people whose first language is not English. 

Lesson books and small group discussion will be in Spanish and will correspond with the class's curriculum in English. 

Young Adult

Ever wanted to be part of a community where relationships and studying the Bible are a central focus? Well then, come along to our dynamic Young Adult groups that meet at the same time as our other CBS classes. And no, you don’t have to have a PhD in theology or belong to a specific denomination.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 17, 6:30 PM-8:00 PM


Lesson 3: Living as Children of a Holy God

Tuesday, September 24, 6:30 PM-8:00 PM


Lesson 4: Living Stones and Chosen People

Tuesday, October 1, 6:10 PM-8:15 PM


Fellowship Night! Bring a pot-luck dish at 6:10 pm

Lesson 5: God-Honoring Relationships


SAN MARCOS WIMBERLEY EVE - TX meets at the following address

First Christian Church
3105 Ranch Road 12, San Marcos, TX, 78666.


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