Wednesday Night Life Classes
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 Wednesday Night Life registration has now closed, but you can still participate. If you have any questions, please call the church office at 205.985.7295. Click here for class room assignments.
Ephesians 2: From Worse than Death to Greater than Life
Ephesians chapter 2 seems to start off very negatively as Paul tells all Christians, "you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked." Yet Paul's purpose is not negative, rather it is to highlight the tremendous contrast between chapter 1 and chapter 2. In chapter 1 believers are overwhelmingly blessed in Christ by the Father, blessings that continue to grow in grace and knowledge through the experiential powerful presence of the Father.
Then after the spiritual heights of chapter 1, chapter 2 describes our hopeless condition we stood in without Christ and what great lengths God has taken to redeem us from this condition. Included in this description of God's saving actions are references that span both the Old and New Testament. The chapter concludes with the Father and the Son bringing together all the true people of God into "a holy temple in the Lord," indwelt by his Spirit. Ephesians chapter 2 traverses our rescue from death and sin under God's wrath to holiness and life eternal with God.
Foster Parent Support Group
This class will give an opportunity for licensed Foster parents to receive education credits, support, and encouragement as they display the gospel through Foster Care. Open only to those that are licensed Foster Parents.
Grief Share (WOMEN’S STUDY)
This 13 week class is a 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.
In His Image:10 Ways God Calls Us to Reflect His Character (WOMEN’S STUDY)
Sometimes we ask What is God’s will for my life? when we should be asking Who should I be? The Bible has an answer: Be like the very image of God.
By exploring 10 characteristics of who God is - holy, loving, just, good, merciful, gracious, faithful, patient, truthful and wise – this book by Jen Wilkin will help us understand who God intends for us to be. Through Christ, the perfect reflection of the image of God, we will discover how God’s own attributes impact how we live, leading to freedom and purpose as we follow his will and are conformed to his image.
Is Romans in your heart?
In 1552, in his preface to his commentary on Romans, Martin Luther wrote these words: “Romans is worthy not only that every Christian should know it word for word, by heart, but occupy himself with it every day, as the daily bread of his soul.” How strange a statement like that sounds to the Christian in 2019! “...word for word, by heart...” Really? Yes. I submit to you that it is not too much to ask of a Christian, and I intend this class to move us in that direction. After 8 weeks together, some will know a few verses; others, a few chapters; but whoever submits himself to Romans will know the God who wrote it.
Knowing Jesus through the Life and Writing of Peter the Disciple
Peter, the disciple, was an average person like you and me. He was a fisherman, a husband, a son-in-law, and a hard working citizen. He knew fear, suffering, excitement and joy. Peter was also a typical follower of Jesus Christ, like you and me. Every believer, male or female, of all generations, can relate to Peter with his love for Christ and his stumbling humanity. Peter was quick to speak, full of questions, and often put his foot right into his mouth. Although Peter walked with Jesus and was the first to confess that Jesus is “Christ, the son of the living God,” he also made mistakes and faltered, even denying he knew Jesus in a weak moment. It was through faith in the death and resurrection of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit that Peter’s faith grew; propelling him to become a powerful witness for the gospel and a leader in the church.
In this WNL study, we will grow in Christ by looking chronologically at the life of Peter. We will meet and get to Peter in the gospels and follow his life and ministry through the book of Acts. Finally, we will study his New Testament book entitled The First Letter of Peter, a powerful letter of hope that encourages believers to completely trust the Lord and see purpose in all of life’s circumstances.
Mormons: Examining What They Believe & Ways to Share the Gospel with Them
Do you want to learn what Mormons believe, easy ways to start conversations with them, and be equipped to share the gospel with them? If so, this class is for you! Some of the topics that will be covered will include: The History of Mormonism; Who is Joseph Smith; What Mormons Believe about God & the Gospel; What Mormons Believe about the Bible and the Book of Mormon; The Main Differences Between Mormonism and Christianity; How to Answer Their Tough Questions; Questions to ask Mormons; and How to Share the Gospel with Mormons. Feel free to invite a Mormon friend or others who are interested in Mormonism.
Ready to Launch: Jesus-Centered Parenting in a Child-Centered World
Most people start out with great intentions for parenting their kids-especially in the area of spiritual development-only to discover that life with kids is anything but a formula. Once you are immersed in the messiness of life, you realize that our best plans and pre-fabricated answers are not enough.
Ready to Launch is a video series done by J.D. and Veronica Greear based on Psalm 127. It will provide biblical guidance on topics such as discipline, prioritizing time, balancing a schedule, the importance of church as a second family, and preparing your kids to leave home and carry out the mission of God.
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 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
Work for the Glory of God
1 Corinthians 10:31 says that whatever we do, we should do for the glory of God. We spend the majority of our waking hours at work. So what does it mean to work for the glory of God? Join us as we explore what the Bible says about our work and consider practically how each one of us can glorify God in the context of our work.