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2014 Fall Discipleship Studies


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DivorceCare helps you recover from the pain of separation and divorce. DivorceCare is a support group that meets weekly and features biblical teaching for recovering from divorce or separation. You’ll find it to be a warm, caring environment and will come to see your group as an “oasis” in an otherwise difficult season of your life. There are three key parts to your DivorceCare experience: Video seminar, small group discussion and personal workbook.

Materials: $20 Workbook
Start Date: Wednesday, September 10
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Location: The Hub (3rd floor)
Class Format: Discussion
Number of Sessions: 13
Led by: Jerry Parker and Jill Crawford
Child Care: Yes, sign up by August 27


2014-07-30 02.51.30 pm

Prayer is an interesting topic because it has such broad meanings. Almost everyone prays. For some, praying is a private act; others are comfortable with public prayers. To some, it is formal; others find it deeply personal.

Are you pleased with your prayer life? Would you like to learn how to enrich your walk with God through meaningful prayer?

In three Wednesday night sessions, we will look at prayer as a relationship with God that defines the rest of life.

Course Name: Prayer: Simple, Real, Relational
Instructor: Allan Blume
Class Meets: September 3, September 24, & October 1
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Dining Hall
Cost: FREE


2014-07-30 02.51.42 pm

Join us for an evening highlighting the history and basic theology of early Protestant reformer, John Calvin. You’ll see how modern Southern Baptist beliefs are still shaped by Calvinism. This Geneva minister’s teachings, first printed in the mid-1500’s, still serve as the guideposts of agreement or disagreement as to past and current Protestant theology.

Course Name: John Calvin
Instructor: Tim Sydnor
Class Meets: October 8
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Dining Hall
Cost: FREE


2014-07-30 02.51.54 pm

For 2 nights, you will see video and hear lectures that discuss the first Anabaptists who asserted “Believer’s Baptism” only and opposition to state churches which caused them to be universally persecuted and despised—not only by the established Catholic Church, but by other Protestant reformers. Underlying modern Baptist beliefs and church structure arose indirectly from these radical reformers that first appeared in Switzerland in the 1520’s. You will develop better concepts of important Baptist doctrine that can be traced back to Anabaptist thought.

Course Name: The Anabaptists
Instructor: Tim Sydnor & Don Wright
Class Meets: September 10 and September 17
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Dining Hall
Cost: FREE


2014-07-30 02.52.08 pm

What do you really know about your marriage? Why did you get married in the first place? Why are you so normal and your mate is so weird? Are you in step with your mate? Are you doing what is right without a fight?

Come and join other couples interested in enhancing their marriage relationships. Learn and laugh, and learn more, as we share insights and lessons from Dr. Charles Lowery’s book.

Course Name: Balanced & Blessed
Instructor: Dick Conners
Class Meets: Wednesdays (starting September 10)
# of Sessions: 7
Time: 6:15 pm
Location: E103
Cost: $12 per couple


2014-07-30 02.52.26 pm

Strong families aren’t necessarily born that way. They become strong because individuals choose to live life together as one body, one family, trusting God to lead and walk them through their struggles, victories, and joys. These sessions will teach practical and biblical tools to help families prepare for the inevitable storms of life.

Course Name: Discipling Your Family In Tough Times
Instructors: Eddie Thompson* & Cheryl Markland**
Class Meets: Wednesdays (starting October 15)
# of Sessions: 5
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Dining Hall
Cost: FREE

*Eddie Thompson is a senior consultant for Family Evangelism & Discipleship with the NC Baptist State Convention and will lead the first few sessions.
 **Cheryl Markland will lead the last few sessions. She is a senior consultant for Childhood Evangelism & Discipleship with the NC Baptist State Convention.

2014-07-30 02.52.45 pm

This study explores tough questions men ask: What is my game plan? What is my strength? What is success? Where is my security? What is my significance? What is my legacy?

These questions help men deal with real life today in a relevant, Christian way while building relationships and Christ-like character.

The book this study is based on by Super Bowl XLI Winning Head Coach, Tony Dungy (seen above), is optional and can be read ahead of time or as a companion piece, but is not necessary for the study.

Course Name: Quiet Strength
Instructor: Glenn Travis
Class Meets: Wednesdays (starting September 10)
# of Sessions: 6
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: E107
Cost: $12


Women’s Studies

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All classes are open to non-church members.