What is the Purpose of Bible Study Fellowship?
The Scriptures indicate that the Christian life is to be lived out in community with other believers. Within that community, we are instructed to encourage one another, serve one another, rejoice and weep with one another, correct, instruct, build up, accept and love one another. Bible Study Fellowship provides a wonderful context to facilitate involvement in one another’s lives. In times such as these we’re not using COVID-19 as an excuse not to fulfill the great commission. We are teaching, learning, growing, loving and meeting the needs of those that find themselves in an unexpected place during this season. We are the Church!
Hebrews 10:24‐25 says,
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
As a church, we are hopeful that our Bible Study Fellowship ministry will be one of the significant ways we live out our obedience to this exhortation.
Life is happening all the time! But Sunday morning church only happens once a week! It’s easy to get inspired on Sunday, do nothing about it from Monday – Saturday and start the cycle again on the next Sunday. We don’t want that for your life. Jesus was very intentional with pouring Himself into the life of His disciples. Through these classes we want to connect you to a small group of like-minded believers who are at different stages of life. During this time you will study God’s word, pray with others, have open discussion, meet practical needs, learn and grow through the Bible.
- Journey into God’s Applause: A Study of the Life of David (13 weeks)
September 6 – December 6, 2020
Lesson titles in this 26-lesson study of Hebrews include:
This 13-lesson study of the life of David, a man after God’s own heart, will include some of the following lessons: How to Be Used by God, When You Face a Giant Problem, Dealing with Difficult People, Doing Things God’s Way, When God Says “No,” and Winning God’s Applause.
Why is David’s life so important for the Believer?
The Life of David, the Shepherd, hymn-writer, adulterer and murderer—God chose a man who filled each of these roles to sit on the throne of Israel. It was through his family that the great king of the Jews would come. In this series, we will examine the life of David and his character as revealed in Scripture. In evaluating this flawed leader, God reminds us that David’s repentance is what made him a man after God’s own heart.
We invite you to grow with us in our understanding of how God picks, protects, pardons and promotes those whom he chooses to use for his glory. You will see how this ordinary man experiences the sovereign grace of God to accomplish and fulfill every task that the Lord has ordained for him. And you will be encouraged weekly in your walk with God, that what he did in and through David he also desires to do in and through you.
If you are looking for a women’s class, a men’s class or a coed class, please email Pastor Terry Brown at our downtown campus.
- The Journey into Purpose (13 weeks)
September 6th through December 27
Abraham is one of the most blessed people in the Bible. Although Scripture is not a comprehensive history of humans it does, however, chronicle the relationship of one man and his descendants with the Creator of the Universe. Ultimately, it is a record of how God has and will bless mankind through the life of the next person in our timeline.
The apostle Paul not only confirms that the world is blessed through Abraham’s faithful life but also that ANYONE who has faith in God is considered one of his spiritual sons and heir of the promises (Galatians 3:7 – 9, Romans 4:16).
- MEN’S BIBLE STUDY – Online Zoom Class | Mondays 6:30pm – 8:00pm | 11/2-12/21
Journey into Becoming A Kingdom Man by Tony Evans
Kingdom Man: Every Man’s Destiny, Every Woman’s Dream – Member Book is a 6-session Bible study for adult men by Dr. Tony Evans. This study is designed to empower men to exercise the God-given dominion they were created for by giving them a Kingdom understanding, vision, and perspective on their identity and responsibilities along with practical steps on how to become a man who rules his world well. Our culture has redefined manhood by emasculating men through a repositioning of the role. This class will show us God’s expectation of men in every step, stage and season of life.
- WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – Online Zoom Class | Mondays 6:30pm – 8:00pm | 11/2 – 12/21
Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer.
A decade ago, Priscilla Shirer authored Discerning the Voice of God, and since then God has continued to grow, teach, and challenge her in her walk with Him. This revised and expanded edition reflects that growth through new stories, illustrations, and exercises.
Through 7 sessions, discover the root to clear and daily communication with God – humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life.
- MIDDAY BIBLE STUDY – Online Zoom Class | Wednesdays 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Journey into Believer Building.
This “Journey” is a 7-lesson study of the “one another” phrases in the New Testament. From studying these phrases, we can discover how God wants us to build up “one another.”
Lesson titles include: Loving One Another, Being United With One Another, Being Patient With One Another, Being Kind to One Another, Forgiving One Another, Encouraging One Another, and Bearing One Another’s Burdens. This class will be taught by Pastor Terry Brown
To be connected to any class, please email our Pastor of Christian Education Terry Brown.