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DeeperLife classes are in-depth discipleship opportunities that are offered at other times beyond Sunday AM Groups. These courses are designed to challenge you toward maturity in your faith and to a greater knowledge of God's Word as you seek to be a follower of Christ (a disciple).

We seek to carry out our vision of disciples making disciples through helping people establish four points of connection in their lives.

  • Connect persons to Christ through faith and repentance.
  • Establish persons in a mature faith and in authentic community.
  • Equip and mentor persons toward sharing faith and serving others.
  • Multiply opportunities to engage believers in making disciples.

Winter/Spring 2021 Discipleship Classes

 

1 & 2 THESSALONIANS

Like a tender shepherd, Paul wrote the letters of 1 & 2 Thessalonians to the church he founded in Thessalonica, a huge city in Macedonia.  These were friends he knew, loved, and missed.  His purpose in writing was to thank them for their work of faith, their labor of love, and their continued hope in the Lord Jesus Christ and His coming again.  Paul was also eager to remind them of the example their faithfulness had been to those around them.  These letters of instruction are as inspirational for us today as they were for these first-century Christ followers.

  • Teacher: Dr. Thurman Hayes, Jr.
  •  Coed
  •  Location: Sanctuary
  •  Time: Wednesday, 6:00 PM (began February 3, 2021)
  •  Cost: No Cost

 STUDY OF ORDINANCES

  1. BAPTISM (February 3 – March 24)
  2. LORD’S SUPPER (April 7 – May 26)

This class will seek to study the two ordinances that are given to the church: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.  They both picture salvation and are clearly commanded to be practiced by the church.  Yet, do we have a strong understanding of their significance and meaning?  The first part of the class will seek to uncover the truths of Believer’s Baptism and the clear teaching of the New Testament Scriptures.  It will pursue the historical and theological challenges that have been related to Believer’s Baptism and seek biblical clarification for these views.  It will also, help you understand the practical applications for Believer’s Baptism as a vital part of the Christian church.

Also, the second part of the class will study the significance and meaning of the Lord’s Supper. It will seek to uncover the truths of the Supper and the clear teaching of the New Testament Scriptures.  It will also look at historical views of the meal and how the Lord’s Supper is a look back at our salvation and a look forward toward the second coming of Christ.

  •  Teacher: Dr. David Edgell
  •  Coed
  •  Location: Goodwin Bldg. G115 - Adult 7
  •  Time: Wednesday, 6:00 PM (began February 3, 2021)
  •  Cost: No Cost – Books optional

ELIJAH: FAITH ON FIRE (February 3 – March 24)

Eiijah calling down fire on Mount Carmel is one of the memorable moments of the Old Testament.  Yet, we can easily forget he had a backstory; months and years of development, even difficulty, which fortified his spiritual muscle and prepared him for the tasks that made his life unforgettable.
 
Every serious believer longs to summon up the kind of boldness and faith that can stand firm on Mount Carmel and pray down heaven into impossible situations.  Yet few are willing to go through the process required to get them there.  Strength of faith, character, and boldness can only be shaped in the hidden fires of silence, sameness, solitude, and adversity.  Those who patiently wait on God in the darkness, emerge with their holy loyalty cemented, their courage emblazoned, and their confident belief in Him set afire.
 
This seven-session video study by Priscilla Shirer takes you on a journey through the life and times of the prophet Elijah to discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine, and how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now.  Class includes video sessions and class discussion.
 

  •  Facilitator: Lisa Amos
  •  Women
  •  Location: Traylor Bldg. 2nd Floor (T212)
  •  Time: Wednesday, 6:00 PM (began February 3, 2021)
  •  Cost:  $17 – Purchase optional

FORGIVING WHAT YOU CAN'T FORGET: DISCOVER HOW TO MOVE ON, MAKE PEACE WITH PAINFUL MEMORIES, AND CREATE A LIFE THAT'S BEAUTIFUL AGAIN (April 7 – May 26)

You deserve to stop suffering because of what other people have done to you.

Have you ever felt stuck in a cycle of unresolved pain, playing offenses over and over in your mind?  You know you can't go on like this, but you don't know what to do next. The author of this study, Lysa TerKeurst, has wrestled through this journey.  But in surprising ways, she has discovered how to let go of bound-up resentment and overcome the resistance to forgiving people who aren’t willing to make things right.

With deep empathy, therapeutic insight, and rich Bible teaching this study will help you:

  • Learn how to move on when the other person refuses to change and never says they're sorry.
  • Walk through a step-by-step process to free yourself from the hurt of your past and feel less offended today.
  • Discover what the Bible really says about forgiveness and the peace that comes from living it out right now.
  • Identify what's stealing trust and vulnerability from your relationships so you can believe there is still good ahead.
  • Disempower the triggers hijacking your emotions by embracing the two necessary parts of forgiveness.
  •  Facilitator: Lisa Amos
  •  Women
  •  Location: Traylor Bldg. 2nd Floor (T212)
  •  Time: Wednesday, 6:00 PM (beginning April 7, 2021)
  •  Cost:  $24  

EXPLORE THE BIBLE

In Ephesians 4:12 the Apostle Paul said that the purpose for providing church leaders is to EQUIP members of the body of Christ to carry out their tasks of ministry.  Each week we will be taking an in-depth look into the Sunday School lesson to gain content knowledge and process skills to teach and work with small groups.

  •  Teacher: Kermit Hobbs
  •  Coed (S.S. Teachers & Adults)
  •  Location: Virtual – Zoom link required (contact Kermit Hobbs at:   khobbs5@aol.com)
  •  Time: Wednesday, 6:30 PM (ongoing)

REGISTRATION

The registration is open each week for several classes. Please come to the classroom and join us for a current study.

Registration is helpful for classes with costs due to the purchase of materials.

Please click here to register for a class:  Online Registration Form