Our classes are Christ Centered.  Grow Spiritually with unique classes, group participation, explore the Bible in ways that lead to a growing relationship with God. Ask questions and get the answers, dive deeper, as we explore the Bible with a purpose and plan to ensure that you are fully equipped to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have in Christ. Learn how to use spiritual tools that will enrich your spiritual foundation.

Sunday classes will start after the first service at 10:10 AM which allows everybody to attend either the contemporary service before or the traditional service afterward. Most evening classes will start about 6:30 PM on Wednesdays

Wednesdays in the WordGlorious Gospel  Mid-week Mid-morning Bible Study – Taught by Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris
“The Gospel is God’s Good New for humanity.”  It is a message about the person and work of Jesus Christ. It is both a message that is both personally transformational to those who accept it, as well as communally transformation as its kingdom principle shape culture and society. Our ongoing study is walking through the entire Bible.  We began in Genesis and are currently in 2 Kings.  It is open to anyone to come and join in our small group study.
(Wednesdays  @11:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the Fireside Room)

The Daniel Plan by Warren, Amen & Hyman – Facilitated by Jane PerniconeDaniel Plan
This plan teaches simple ways to incorporate healthy choices into a reader’s current lifestyle and helps them understand the kind of foods God created to keep them fit and strong. The book is categorized around five key concepts for optimal health that promote success: faith, food, fitness, focus, and friends. These concepts encourage readers to deepen their relationship with God and offer inspiration as they make positive choices each and every day. (Starts Jan. 16th and continues through Mar. 13th Every Other Wednesday @ 6:30 PM in the Fireside Room)

The Storm InsideThe Storm Inside by Sheila Welsh – Facilitated by Martha Lant
Women feel the storm activity all around. We find ourselves teetering somewhere between everyday chaos and crisis. We can feel a storm brewing, we are in the middle of a storm, or we are facing the aftermath of a storm. But don’t be afraid because it is possible to grow through turbulent times.

Storms show you what’s really going on inside, reveal what you really believe, and actually make you stronger. In this powerful book Sheila will help you:
– Redefine your failures as a new beginning instead of an end.
– Replace the words always and never in your life with positive declarations of hope.
– Know with confidence how to help a friend in chaos or crisis.

(Starts Jan. 23rd and continues through May 1st, Every Other Wednesday @ 6:30 PM in the Fireside Room)

First Baptist Men LogoMen’s Wednesday Night Class – Facilitated by Various Class Members

The group selects a book and lays out the chapters for discussion. This provides an opportunity to grow as men and in fellowship with other men. Various members of the group lead the group discussion.
(Every Other Wednesday @6:30 PM In the Judson Room)

FBC 101


FBC 101 Class – See Pastor Burris for more information.
(Starts Feb. 25th, Mondays @7:00 PM)

When God's Spirit MovesWhen God’s Spirit Moves by Jim Cymbala – Facilitated by Mari Schroeder-Jenkins (6 Sessions)
This class is a precursor and especially recommended to anyone interested in taking the later Spiritual Gifts class in March.
What happens when the Holy Spirit moves in a church? You’ll not only learn about the person of the Holy Spirit, but you’ll also learn:
– How to make room for the work of the Spirit in your life and in your church
– How the Spirit empowers you to be creative and honor God with your gifts and talents
– How to listen in prayer and apply the Word of God
– How the Spirit is active in the work of healing your body, your emotions, and your relationships
– How your personal transformation leads to greater transformations in your community and around the world through the changed lives of believers
– How your church can become a place where the message of the gospel is heard and people experience the life-giving power of a grace-filled community You will learn how to infuse a fresh sense of God’s power in your church and in your life as a follower of Jesus.
(Starts Feb. 3rd and continues through Mar. 10th, Sundays @10:10 AM in the Livingstone Room)

JamesBook of James by Tony Evans – Taught by Marty Capers and Wendy Chaney (16 sessions)
Do you know what it takes to live your life as an authentic Christian? Luckily for you, James was a very direct kind of guy. In the book of James, he gets right down to the basics and covers all the critical areas of Christian living that you need to know using many simple illustrations and analogies. Join Dr. Tony Evans in this series he challenges you to apply the book of James to your life so that you can live out your faith in the real world in a real way.
(Starts Feb. 3rd, Sundays @10:10 AM in the Fireside Room)

Discovering God's Vision For Your LifeDiscovering God’s Vision for Your Life – You and Your Spiritual Gifts by Kenneth C. Haugk – Facilitated by Mari Schroeder-Jenkins (8 Sessions)
Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions?
– Who am I?
– Why am I here?
– What does God want me to do with my life?

Anyone who would like to take this class should consider taking the When God’s Spirit Moves as an introduction. Not an absolute, but recommended.  Anyone who did not fully complete the class in a previous session can join again for all or part of the 8 sessions.  A certificate will be issued at the end of the class. However, attendees must attend all 8 classes or otherwise make arrangements with the instructor to be certified.

Discovering God’s Vision for Your Life: You and Your Spiritual Gifts will explore biblically based answers to these questions in various ways. The interactive course will be taught by Mari Schroeder-Jenkins.  Each session combines lecture, experiential exercises, and practical application. Course participants will discover their gifts and consider how those gifts can be used in our church and community. In addition to class time, each participant receives a manual that includes areas of further study and devotions. We will try to relate the topic of spiritual gifts to other aspects of Christianity and spiritual growth such as discipleship, community, lay ministry, and grace.

We have been offering this class at FBC since January 2005. Here is what individuals from our congregation have said:
“It was wonderful. I was a bit surprised at first how my gifts came out, but it helped me see a direction for my life.”
“I learned a lot about my spiritual gifts. I felt affirmed and empowered.”
(Starts Mar. 17th,  Sundays @10:10 AM in the Livingstone Room)

Children’s Vacation Bible School 
Children will want to come and have a blast in this week of fun and learning.
(Starts Jul. 29th and continues through Aug. 2nd @9:00 AM – Noon)

All-Family Vacation Bible School 
Everyone from babies to seasoned adults can get in on the fun this year. Mark your calendars now!
(Starts Jul. 30th and continues through Aug. 1st @6:00 PM – 8:00 PM)