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Equipping Center/ Adult Discipleship

At FBC, we have a strong commitment to both evangelism and discipleship - reaching people with the saving message of Christ and helping them grow in their relationship with Him.

In addition to adult Sunday School, we offer relevant, topical studies in The Equipping Center. During the Fall and Winter/Spring semesters, studies are offered on Sunday evenings. These small group studies usually involve a study guide, longer class times, and more in-depth study of particular topics. We feel like they provide participants with Biblical “handles” on life issues they face everyday. Among the topics recently covered have been Christian parenting, marriage enrichment, Christian financial management, Bible study methods, and other key principles of meaningful Christian life.
Our Equipping Center studies, which supplement our Sunday School ministry, meet at the church, The Equipping Center classes are on Sunday evenings, from 5 pm - 7 pm.  They are meant to supplement the Bible study offered through Sunday School, not replace it. Childcare is provided at the church during these small group times.

For more information about our Adult Discipleship ministries, please contact our Minister of Education, Doug Powell.

Spring 2014
The following list of discipleship studies is being planned for the Spring Equipping Center at FBC.  Brief descriptions of each class are provided, together with the cost of materials (if any).  Classes vary in length from 8 weeks to 12 weeks, but all begin on or after January 12 and end on or before April 27. 
Unless otherwise noted, classes start Sunday, January 12 @ 5 pm.

Leviticus: A Holy God- A Holy People

7 sessions                 Room 153/155

Study Leader:              Vicki Birdwell

(A Precept Ministries coed study)
What do sacrifices, priesthoods, and feasts teach us about how we can be holy and worship God properly?  This excellent study will help you understand the relationship between the Old and New Testaments.   Materials: $16 

Time of Your Life

5 sessions     Room 152

Study Leader:     Bill Broyles

Time of Your Life, 5 - part series by Andy Stanley. What time is it? Where did all the time go?  Does time really fly when your're having fun? Maybe we think about time so much because there never seems to be enough of it. Maybe there's only one question we need to ask. What am I doing with my time? Simple question? Easy question? It's time you found out.  Materials:  no cost    

Step by Step Through the New Testament

13 sessions            Room 151

Study Leader:         Dale Grounds

This study provides a framework for understanding and interpreting the Old Testament, and teaches biblical background material.  See the Word come alive as you gain a better understanding of how the various parts of the Scriptures relate to each other and to our lives today.

Materials: $15                                                                

Financial Peace University

9 Sessions               Fellowship Hall

Study Leaders: David & Mori Permenter 
This 9-week class teaches the successful combination of God's wisdom along with practical principles for biblical stewardship.
Materials: $80 (limited supply of materials at this cost - regular cost of materials is $99)

Spanish for Beginners

12 Sessions                 Room 157

Study Leader:  Bobby Hughes                                  
This class continues to be popular and designed to help introduce the language to those who want to learn the basics of conversational Spanish.        Materials:  $10

While you are in one of our Equipping Center studies, we have fun activities for children from birth the though Grade 5. Our competent child-care team will begin receiving children at 4:45 p.m. allowing you plenty of time to get to class.


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