Core Classes

Sundays 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

Core Classes are weekly opportunities for you to grow more deeply in your relationship with Christ and in following Him onto mission. They are short, 6-week courses, for all age groups allowing you to attend multiple courses over the school year. Designed to be practical and informative, the goal of these courses is that they would be transformative opportunities, leading to a deeper walk with Jesus, a deeper knowledge of the faith, and a more effective witness for His kingdom.

Core Classes begin each week at 6:00pm at The Gathering in the Worship Center, a time of worship where all classes meet together to praise the Lord and pray. At 6:15pm, we will separate into our different classes held all over the church: auditorium, fellowship hall, college room, etc. Classes will finish at 7:00pm.

Core Classes are designed for youth, college students, adults, and senior adults. We offer Kids Krew (music and worship arts) at the same time - for PreK through 5th grade. More info Kids K.R.E.W.

 Several different topics will be offered each session and childcare is available in the children's building. You may join at any time but attendance at the beginning is encouraged. 

Fall Session One Aug 16-Oct 4

  


Class 1 - Baptist Basics - led by Pastor Matt Brown in the Worship Center

What makes a church Baptist? Baptist churches hold many things in common with other evangelical churches. Yet there are a number of things that make Baptists distinct. In this class, we will learn about basic distinctives of Baptists, why these matter, and how they impact everyday life and how we operate as a church. If you want to know what makes us unique as Baptists, you will not want to miss this class.

Session 1 (Aug 16) - Class Introduction and Authority for the Church

Session 2 (Aug 23) - Believers Church

Session 3 (Aug 30) - Gathered Church

(Not meeting September 6th - Labor Day Weekend)

(Not meeting September 13th - Mark Hensley Retirement Celebration)

Session 4 (Sep 20) - Ordinances of the Church

Session 5 (Sep 27) - Congregational polity and Leadership within the Church

Session 6 (Oct 4) - Unity and Diversity in the Church


Class 2 - God's Will - led by Kyle Smith in Fellowship Hall

Purpose: The purpose of this class to help us to discern the will of God in our lives. At times, that seems very simple. Other times, it proves to be more difficult. How do we follow God?

Session 1 (Aug 16) - What is the basic will of God? What does He want from me?

Session 2 (Aug 23) - What is God’s will for His people?

Session 3 (Aug 30) - What does God want from me?

(Not meeting September 6th - Labor Day Weekend)

(Not meeting September 13th - Mark Hensley Retirement Celebration)

Session 4 (Sep 20) - What is the goal of the Christian life?

Session 5 (Sep 27) - How do I follow God’s will for my life? (Part 1)

Session 6 (Oct 4) - How do I follow God’s will for my life? (Part 2)


Class 3  - Women's Discipleship - led by Jennifer Slater with Aimee Brown in College Room #211

This class will cast vision for making disciples at any stage of life as well as provide the practical “How-To” elements of discipleship. Come prepared to learn how to grow in your own walk as well as how to invest your life into the spiritual lives of other women.

Session 1 (Aug 16) - Getting a Vision

Session 2 (Aug 23) - Nuts & Bolts; Quiet Time & Scripture Memory

Session 3 (Aug 30) - Covenants, Expectations, Temperaments

(Not meeting September 6th - Labor Day Weekend)

(Not meeting September 13th - Mark Hensley Retirement Celebration)

Session 4 (Sep 20) - What to Cover; Evangelism; Prayer

Session 5 (Sep 27) - Guest Panel

Session 6 (Oct 4) - Discipling Your Family


Class 4  - Cultivating an Effective Prayer Life - Led by Garrett Slater in Room #221

This class will focus on the concept of prayer that we see in scripture and develop practical ways that we can pray as we follow Jesus today! We will answer theological questions about how and why we pray and work to enhance the prayer life of the individual class members, their families, and the church as a whole.

Session 1 (Aug 16) - Prayers in the Bible

Session 2 (Aug 23) - The Model Prayer “Lord, Teach Us to Pray”

Session 3 (Aug 30) - People of Prayer in History

(Not meeting September 6th - Labor Day Weekend)

(Not meeting September 13th - Mark Hensley Retirement Celebration)

Session 4 (Sep 20) - Current Concepts of Prayer

Session 5 (Sep 27) - Teaching others to Pray, and building a praying family

Session 6 (Oct 4) - The spiritual discipline of Prayer for Sanctification

FALL 2020 SESSION TWO - Oct 11-Nov 22