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


Book of ActsBook of Acts by Max Lucado – Discipleship Hour

The Life Lessons series takes the participant on a journey through the Bible, book by book. Inquisitive questions, “Keys to the Text” feature, and new material compose this useful and concise tool.

(Sundays @ 9:00 AM In the Fireside Room)

 


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.
Now On Summer Break (Wednesdays  @11:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the Fireside Room)


Sermon on the MountWomen’s Wednesday Night Class

Our current book is the Sermon on the Mount by Jen Wilkin – It includes a small-group experience for 9 sessions, individual study, applicable Scripture, a group discussion guide, and a leader s guide to help group members learn what it means to be a citizen of the kingdom of Heaven according to Jesus Sermon on the Mount. What does it mean to be a citizen of the kingdom of Heaven? Matthew s gospel opens with three chapters containing Jesus longest recorded message a sermon given to His disciples early in His ministry to articulate what the life of a Christ-follower would look like. It was a message intended to turn upside down every expectation His closest followers might have. Both practical and profound, the sermon asks of us the same questions it posed to its original hearers: How should a disciple relate to sin? To others? To the Law? How does a disciple think, speak, and act? What is the nature of true righteousness? In His sweeping depiction of kingdom citizenship, Jesus utters some of the most familiar passages in all of Scripture. Most of us have only encountered the Sermon on the Mount in fragments, considering its subdivisions as complete teachings in their own right a study on blessedness, a reflection on the Lord s Prayer, a meditation on lilies of the field. But what if we navigated these three chapters as they were originally heard: as one cohesive, well-ordered message, intended to challenge us to think differently about repentance, salvation, and sanctification? This 9-week study led by Jen Wilkin does just that. Seat yourself on a mountainside to learn at the feet of Jesus. Ask for ears to hear and a heart to respond to the teaching of our King. Outline: The Kingdom of Heaven Who is Blessed? A People of Influence You Have Heard that it was Said Part 1 You Have Heard that it was Said Part 2 Secret Righteousness Where Your Treasure Is Judges, Givers, Gates and Trees A Foundation that Endures Features: Teaching from Jen Wilkin Biblically rooted and gospel-centered Leader material (environment, guides to questions, general leadership, and so on) Member Book includes a small-group experience for 9 sessions, individual study, applicable Scripture, a group discussion guide, and a leader s guide Lessons in leadership from prominent voices of The Gospel Coalition Intimate knowledge of what is perhaps the greatest sermon ever preached Study of the Sermon on the Mount as a complete unit rather than in fragments Author: Jen Wilkin is a speaker, writer, and teacher of women s Bible studies in Dallas, Texas. Her passion is to see women become articulate and committed followers of Christ, with a clear understanding of why they believe what they believe, grounded in the Word of God. She is the author of Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both our Hearts and our Minds. Her family calls the Village Church home. “

(Starts May 15th and continues through September 14th, 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.

Our current book is BE Alive – Get To Know The Living Savior by Warren Wiersbe

When Jesus spoke, people listened. When Jesus traveled, people followed. When Jesus arrived, hearts and lives were transformed.

No other Gospel gives such an extensive explanation to Jesus’ ministry as the Gospel of John. The first three Gospels describe events, but the fourth Gospel describes the significance behind those events. Through miracles, parables, and relationships, Jesus shows how He is the fulfillment of God’s promises of old. He is the Word, the Light, the Lamb—the eternal Son of God. Let the humanity of Christ move you as He feels your joys and pains, and let the deity of Christ awaken you to the life He has planned!

(Every Other Wednesday @6:30 PM In the Judson Room)

 

New Fall Schedule


Invitation to Solitude and Silence by Ruth Haley-Barton
The facilitator is Sheri and David Stevens
In the Livingstone Room

Winner of a Christianity Today 2005 Book Award! Ruth Haley Barton describes how she has discovered
the real presence of God–the God who is present through the practice of solitude and silence. Her book
invites you to meet God deeply and fully outside the demands and noise of daily life. Barton says, “I
believe silence is the most challenging, the most needed and the least experienced spiritual discipline…It
is much easier to talk about it and read about it than to actually become quiet”.


How Do I Hear From God?
The facilitator is John Ragsdale-Jane Pernicone
In the Sphar Center

God is ready to speak to you…are you ready to listen? An invaluable book about hearing and heeding
God’s call. Ragsdale discusses six steps to help you hear from God. Additionally, he explains tools to
help you listen and learn from God. Most significantly, he shares ideas to help you experience God’s
guidance in your life.


Life Changing Prayer by Jim Cymbala
The facilitator is Tobili Sam-Yellowe and Charmie Scott-Morrison

In this six-session video-based Bible study, Jim Cymbala, pastor, explores how God promises in His
Word to always hear you, answer you, and extend His mercy when you come to Him. As you pray
with faith, He will provide His perfect peace and “meet all your needs according to the riches of His
glory” (Philippians 4:19).
He reveals how prayer has the power to transform your life. Prayer is the force that binds believers
together, and when God's people unite and call on the name of the Lord, powerful things happen in
our world.


Open Your Bible by Raechel Myers & Amanda B. Williams
(Women’s Group)
The facilitator is Martha Lant
In the Fireside Room

We’re all longing to hear from God, aching to know who He is and know His heart. The beautiful truth is this—we can encounter the living God today in the pages of His Word. The Bible is for you and for now. Whether you already open your Bible every day, have never read it before, or struggle to keep up with studying Scripture, Open Your Bible, will leave you with a greater appreciation for the Word of God, a deeper understanding of its authority, and a stronger desire to truly know the Bible.


Be Transformed: Christ’s Triumph Means Your Transformation