Wednesday Night Life is what we call our mid-week evening of fellowship and discipleship for every member of the family. Adults can choose to attend a class or serve in the choir or orchestra. Students and preteens meet for worship and teaching. Children and preschoolers learn songs and do missions activities. Most classes are one hour and begin at 6:30pm. Children's and students activities generally start at 6:15pm.
Don't forget dinner! Everyone is invited to our Fellowship Meal. Each week a local restaurant provides an affordable meal before our classes begin. Come to the Gym between 4:45 -6:15pm. We would love to meet you.
Online registration for Wednesday Night Life Winter Term (January 9 - February 27, 2019) classes is now closed, but you can still participate. For information, please contact the Church Office, 205.985.7295 during business hours, Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm. Click here for classroom assignments.
The Book of Ephesians
Paul's letter of Ephesians, written for the Body of Christ, Jew and Gentile, describes in detail "The Blessings of God for the Church in Christ." The impact of God's blessings for the Church recorded in Ephesians can further be divided into two sections, "The Confidence of the Church in Christ" (1:1-3:21) and "The Life of the Church in Christ" (4:1-6:24).
This will be an ongoing class, covering several terms of Wednesday Night Life, with the first eight-week session exploring chapter 1 of Ephesians. Based on this opening chapter, the confidence of the Church should soar to the heavens as the apostle Paul unfolds the great work God has completed in Christ for the Church, an eternal divine accomplishment that calls the Church to praise and give thanks to God for his overwhelming grace.
Leader: Bryan Lynch
Contact: Kerry Jones
Christian History Made Easy
In this video series led by Dr. Matt Burford of Tactical Faith, you will be engage on an entertaining tour through the most important events in Christian history from the time of the apostles to today. You will discover the fascinating people and events that shaped our world through dramatic stories. During this journey you will learn spiritual lessons by looking at the past, and see how God is still working in his church today.
You will learn about people like St. Patrick, Martin Luther and Augustine as well as cover the early church, monasticism, medieval conflicts, the Protestant Reformation, the Great Awakening, 19th century missions, modernity, and postmodernism
Leader: Dr. Matt Burford, Tactical Faith
Contact: Kerry Jones
This 12 week class is a DVD study designed to help women of all ages cope with their grief following the death of a loved one. Women will experience Christ-like love and compassion in a safe environment as they learn biblical truths and practical ways to work through the pain and confusion associated with grieving. Class members will benefit from the support received from this caring group of people as they walk one of life’s most difficult paths.
Leaders: Anita Sparks and Doshia Bennett
Contact: Kelly Parker
Cost: $15 workbook & $12 for optional devotional (Available in class)
Hope for Restoration in Pregnancy and Infant Loss
Your heart grieves. The tears won’t stop. You sense bitterness and anger growing in you as you struggle between grief and trying to trust God through this part of your journey. No matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to find the delicate balance between your grief and faith in God for the future. It is difficult to understand God’s purpose in the death of a child. Join us to talk with others that have experienced this dark road and been restored by Christ as He brings us from grief to joy.
Leader: Bevin Tomlin
Cost: $10 for book in class
Instruments of Grace
God wants his people to know Christ and become more like Christ. He has given us instruments of grace, such as his Word, prayer, and fellowship with other believers, to facilitate our growth. In this class, we will explore practices Christians have used for centuries to avail themselves of these instruments of grace, and we will incorporate these practices into our time together on Wednesdays and our lives throughout the week.
Leader: Brian Hinton
In the Midst: Walking With Your Girl Through Her Teenage Years
Join Amy Byrd and a team of girls ministry leaders as we spend 8 weeks digging into the details of living life with and raising a daughter in her middle school and high school years. We will cover topics like body image, setting boundaries and hear from counselors on anxiety, stress, and self harm. Whether you are just at the beginning of this road or well into the journey, this is a place to find hope and the promises of scripture for the process. This class is for all moms of 7th-12th grade girls
Leaders: Amy Byrd and Girl’s Ministry leaders
Contact: Amy Byrd
The Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ in Galilee
Our hope is built on Christ alone. He is the focal point of all history. How fitting, then, to study the life of Jesus! Approximately 85 percent of the life of Christ is His time spent in Galilee. This class will use all four gospels of the Bible to walk with Jesus as He calls His disciples, as He delivers the Sermon on the Mount, and as He travels the region of Galilee. We will learn from Him as He uses parables to teach His followers and the Jewish leaders. We will walk beside Him as He heals the sick, casts out demons, and raises the dead-each time providing forgiveness of sins because Jesus is “ushering in the kingdom of God.”
Leader: Dr. Tommye Lambert
Promise and Preparation in Deuteronomy: How God Leads His People into His and Their Future
In this study of the book of Deuteronomy we shall examine how God uses called leaders, the word of God, holy remembering, and loving warnings to prepare his people for future prepared for them. We shall meet in the book of Deuteronomy the only true God whose redemptive purposes for his people encompass the whole of life on this earth, the entire history of creation, and the special role prepared for the people called by his name.
Leader: Dr. Mark DeVine, Beeson Divinity School
Contact: Kerry Jones
Reframing Foster Care: A Foster Parent Support Group
(Open to Licensed Foster Parents ONLY)
This class is an opportunity for licensed Foster parents to receive education credits, support, and encouragement as they display the gospel through Foster Care.
Foster parents face a unique set of circumstances and experience a wide array of emotions that few can relate to. Their journey is one of equal parts beauty and brokenness, joy and heartache, excitement and exhaustion. There is no textbook on how to be a foster parent, no formula, no simple three-step guide. But there is hope—in God’s capacity to bring great beauty out of tragedy.
Leader: Holly Lewis and Heather Vines
What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage
Somehow, someway, every marriage becomes a struggle. Everyone’s marriage morphs into something they didn’t intend it to be. At some point you need something sturdier than romance. You need something deeper than shared interests and mutual attraction. You need changed expectations, you need radical commitments, and, most importantly, you need grace.
For anyone who is married, planning to be married, or fighting to save a marriage, What Did You Expect: Redeeming the Realities of Marriage by Paul David Tripp should be required. It points you to the biblical truth about marriage, what it is, why it is important, and what will be required to keep it healthy and strong for the years to come.
Leaders: David and Carla Long
Contact: David Long
What Is a Christian Worldview and Why Is It Important?
Do you have a Christian Worldview? Do you want to make sure your kids have a Christian Worldview? Do you want to be able to help your kids filter what they learn in High School and College through a Christian Worldview? How does Christianity apply to every aspect of your life? Why is a Christian Worldview essential for apologetics, evangelism, missions, and spiritual maturity? Is the Bible absolute truth that is inerrant and can really be trusted? Do you want to be better equipped to answer any question that someone has about Christianity? If any of those questions interest you, this is the class for you! Some of the specific things you will be learning about in this class are: Absolute Truth, Ethics, Man, God, Science, Creation, Evolution, History, Sociology, Community Involvement, and many other things. Click here to see a preview of the class.
Leader: Brady Tarr
Optional Resource: The Truth Project Study Guide $11 at FocusOnTheFamily.com