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.

Sunday Morning Classes (10:10 AM – 10:55 AM)

Two new Sunday Classes Are Starting November 3rd, 2019


Dinner by Candlelight Comfort and Joy for Advent

Dinner by Candlelight: Comfort and Joy for Advent by Kevin Louise Schaner
Led by Carol Broadbent in Morrison Room
In the Morrison Room

As we approach this season of Advent, let’s renew our anticipation of Christ’s birth. Throughout the seasons of our lives, how we celebrate Christmas may change, but the joy of Jesus Christ remains the same. This book study will reconnect you to the sense of Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace that flows from the coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

This will be a four-week study of the book Dinner by Candlelight: Comfort and Joy for Advent by Kevin Louise Schaner. The book study will be supplemented with Scriptures that focus on Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace. This discussion will take place on November 3rd and 17th & December 8th and 15th. Books will be signed by the author.


Praying At The CrossroadsPraying At the Crossroads: Learning from the Prayers of Old Testament Leaders General Editor Ken Coley
Facilitated by Marty Capers and Wendy Chaney
In the Fireside Room

Prayer is vital to our spiritual growth, yet few of us pray as frequently or as fervently as we would like. We turn to God only in moments of desperation and crisis. God wants us to turn to Him at every moment of our lives. The Bible is filled with the prayers of God’s people. Often these prayers come at critical moments of their journey—“at crossroads of decision”. This study will help you pray regarding everyday matters and at those critical, sometimes unpredictable crossroads of life.


Financial PeaceManaging Personal Finances for Christians
Facilitated by Tammy Gordon
In the Livingstone Room

This class includes information on mutual funds, credit reports, and dealing with debt collectors.

 

Wednesdays in the Word

Wednesday Morning Class (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM)


Holy BibleGlorious Gospel  Mid-week Mid-morning Bible Study
Facilitated by Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris
In the Fireside Room
“The Gospel is God’s Good News 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 our small group study.

 

Wednesday Evening Classes (7:00 PM – 8:00 PM)

Dinner is served for everyone starting at 6:00 PM


Invitation to Solitude and SilenceInvitation to Solitude and Silence by Ruth Haley-Barton
Facilitated by 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 GodHow Do I Hear From God? by John Ragsdale
Facilitated by 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 PrayerLife Changing Prayer by Jim Cymbala
Facilitated by Tobili Sam-Yellowe and Charmie Scott
In the Morrison Room

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 BibleWomen’s Group
Open Your Bible
by Raechel Myers & Amanda B. Williams
Facilitated by 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.


First Baptist Men LogoMen’s Group
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. All men are welcome to join us at any time.
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Be TransformedBE Transformed – Christ’s Triumph Means Your Transformation by Warren Wiersbe
Facilitated by Various Class Members
In the Judson Room

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!