Men’s Bible Study

With competing priorities and packed schedules, it’s often hard to devote time to the study of Scripture. Our intention is to give you a spiritually enriching and fulfilling group Bible study that doesn’t require an intense time commitment.  This non-denominational, in-depth study of God’s Word is condensed into 50-minute classes that meets on Thursday mornings. This comprehensive study provides an opportunity to meet with other men who desire to learn more about the Scriptures from an experienced Bible teacher.  Dr. Tom Cragoe and Pastor Maicol Venter will be serving as the co-teachers.  While no homework will be assigned, study guides, note, and other resources will be provided to enhance your study.


Bible Study Details


Our Fall Men’s Bible Study is entitled:  “A Biblical Blueprint for Life:  A Study of Theology.”  This study will be meeting every Thursday morning from 7:00-7:50am from January 19 through May 25, 2023.  This study is held at the Woodland Country Club, located near the intersection of 116th Street and Keystone Parkway in Carmel (100 Woodland Lane, Carmel, IN).


Costs: There is no fee or enrollment process to attend this Bible Study.  All men are invited to attend.


January 19 – “The Creator:  The Existence and Attributes of God
January 26 – “The Creator:  The Trinity
February 2 – “The Creation:  Creation, Characteristics, and Conduct of Angels”
February 9 – “The Creation:  Creation of the Universe, Man & Woman”
February 16 – “The Creation:  The Image of God in Man”
February 23 – “The Corruption:  The Fall of Angels”
March 2 – “The Corruption:  The Fall of Adam and Eve; Sin, and Guilt”
March 9 – “The Corruption:  The Effects of the Fall upon the Human Race”
March 16 – “The Communication:  General and Special Revelation, Inspiration”
March 23 – “The Communication:  Perspicuity and Accountability”
March 30 – “The Christ:  Old Testament Prophecy concerning the Person of the Messiah”
April 6 – “The Christ:  Kenosis and Offices of Christ”
April 13 – “The Cross:  Sacrifice, Propitiation, Redemption, Reconciliation, & the Gospel
April 20 – “The Cross: Faith, Justification, Regeneration, Indwelling, Spirit Baptism, Sealing, & Sanctification”
April 27 – “The Cross:  Common Grace, Efficacious Grace, Predestination, Election, & Preterition”
May 4 – “The Church:  Distinctiveness, Definition (Scriptural Authority, Saved Membership, Priesthood of Believer, Government)
May 11 – “The Church:  Evangelism, Edification, & Exaltation”
May 18 – “The Consummation:  Conscious Eternal Torment, Imminence, Rapture, & Second Coming of Christ”
May 25 – “The Consummation:  Glorification, Judgment Seat of Christ, & the Kingdom”

Resources:  Need to catch up on the note’s from previous lessons?  Click Here to find notes for this current study.


I have been attending Iron 2 Iron Men’s Bible study for over 1 year. It has become a weekly treasure for me. By that I mean that it is more than a Biblical breath of fresh air – it actually gives you a boost of rocket fuel.  I leave feeling energized for God’s self-revelation and also for direct communication with God.  I often wish I could capture in a jar the feeling I have as I drive away from these weekly meetings.

Daryl D.

Carmel, IN

Thomas Cragoe earned a doctorate and a Master of Theology in Systematic Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Currently retired, Tom has taught full time at the undergraduate level at several different Bible colleges, including the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.  He has taught courses in theology (bibliology, theology proper, Christology, anthropology, hamartiology, angelology, soteriology, ecclesiology and eschatology), as well as Daniel, Life of Christ, the Gospel of John, Christ in the Old Testament, Hebrews, and Revelation.  His publications include a chapter on W. H. Griffith Thomas in Handbook of Evangelical Theologians and a chapter on the Davidic Covenant in Progressive Dispensationalism: An Essentialist Critique. Tom also served in the pastorate for twelve years.

Tom is married to Rebecca Cragoe, his lifetime partner in ministry.  When in teaching, she faithfully attended his classes, counseled and mentored his women students, and did premarital counseling along with Tom.

Maicol was born in Brazil and as a teenager, he developed a love for basketball. When an American missionary began an evangelistic outreach for basketball players in his hometown, Maicol devoted all his time to training with “Coach” so he might have a chance at professional ball. After three years of hearing the gospel preached on the court and through practice, Maicol accepted Jesus as his Savior. Shortly thereafter, he received an invitation to study at Cedarville University with a basketball scholarship.

After completing his undergrad in Pre-Seminary at Cedarville (2007), Maicol also earned his Masters of Divinity at Baptist Bible Seminary (2012) where he met his wife, Mandy.

Maicol and Mandy moved back to Brazil as missionaries his last year of seminary (2011) to complete the required internship. They have served as church planters since seminary and have just transitioned from the mission field in Southern Brazil after ten years of service.  Currently, Maicol serves as the Associate Pastor at Community Bible Fellowship Church in Westfield, Indiana.

They have two daughters, Stella and Cami, and as a family they enjoy playing games, all sports, and most importantly, the privilege of ministering the gospel truth that Jesus saves.

Current Events/Studies

Men’s Bible Study | 2023

The Men’s Bible Study meets from 7:00-7:50am every Thursday morning from January 19 through May 25, 2023.  This Bible study meets at the Woodland Country Club in Carmel, Indiana.

Women’s Bible Study | 2022/2023

The Women’s Bible Study meets from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Mondays, September 13, 2021 through April 24, 2023.  This Bible study meets at the Woodland Country Club in Carmel, Indiana and is also available online.

Publications | Currently

Iron-2-Iron is publishing the In-Depth Bible Study series.  These guides are based upon our previous studies.