Spring 2019 Discipleship Studies

The Spring 2019 Discipleship Studies are described below.  Unless otherwise noted, classes began on Sunday, January 6th and meet at 6:00 p.m. Reach out to Jeff if you have any questions!
A Beautiful Design God’s Unchanging Plan For Manhood and Womanhood
God created us to function according to His perfect design, and for all of human history, our world has been male and female. But our ever-changing culture faces challenges due to sin. More than ever the church needs to be a safe refuge for the gender confused, the sexually broken, the single, the married, and the divorced. In this 9-session study, pastor Matt Chandler gives evidence that God’s plan for man and woman is the ultimate design. Life lived within this beautiful and unchanging design leads to our greatest joy.
Location: Sanctuary   |   Facilitator: Fred Stone
Commands of Christ
Jesus instructed His followers to go and make disciples, “Teaching” them to obey all that He had commanded them. While the focus of this course is upon ten of Jesus’ com-mands that we are to obey as His followers, it is also much more than a bible study. In addition to studying Jesus’ commands, we will also focus upon training how to: (1) Give your testimony; (2) Share a plan of salvation; and (3) How to study the bible. This course is for everyone who is interested in growing as a disciple, learning how to study your bible, and learning how to be on mission in your daily life.
Location: Room E310  |  Facilitator: Jeff Rafferty
James
This study by Matt Chandler examines the core message of James: the relationship be-tween faith and works. In our own ability, we cannot stand in the face of adversity. With-out faith we could never find the strength to trust God. We would never be able to see above the trials we meet and to keep our eyes focused on the King while counting our trials as joy. This is the essence of James. We don’t work to be saved; we work because we are saved. Faith apart from works can never be sustained.
Location: Room E357  |  Facilitator: Davey Hiott
New Testament Survey
An overview survey of the New Testament focusing on the theme, purpose, structure and basic content of each individual book and relating each book to the whole Bible. Strong emphasis is also given to the applicational message of each book.
Recently we have been working in Peru to establish a training center for pastors and church leaders. This training center is based upon a ten course curriculum written by the Bible Training Center for Pastors / Church Leaders. New Testament Survey is one of these courses. It is an excellent course for Sunday School teachers and anyone desiring to grow in their knowledge of the New Testament and how it fits the overall message of the entire bible.
Location: Room E107  |  Facilitator: Jim Gilstrap
Shaken
Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms
Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow passionately shares glimpses of his journey staying grounded in the face of disappointment, criticism, and intense media scrutiny. Following an exceptional college football career with the Florida Gators and a promising playoff run with the Denver Broncos, Tebow was traded to the New York Jets. He was released after one season.
In Shaken, named the 2017 Christian Book of the Year, Tebow talks about what he’s learned along the way, building confidence in his identity in God, not the world. This mov-ing book also features practical wisdom from Scripture and insights gained from others who have impacted Tebow in life-changing ways.
Location: Room 300  |  Facilitator: Bart Rogers
Tuesday Morning Women’s Class
I Can Only Imagine – The Song you know. The Story you don’t.
In the I Can Only Imagine Study, Bart Millard (lead singer of Mercy Me) shares his own personal story with you. He watched a monster become a godly man. He came face to face with his own brokenness, and he saw God transform a lifetime of hurt into a beauti-ful and enduring purpose. In this 4-week study, Bart will lead you on a redemptive jour-ney to recall your past wounds, reorient your present identity, and reimagine your future.
Begins Tuesday, January 8th, 9:00-11:00 a.m., Room E357 Facilitator: Ida Breazeale
Tuesday Morning Women’s Class
No Other Gods – The Unrivaled Pursuit Of Christ
We often think of idols as ancient graven images or golden calves, but God’s people still battle idolatry every day. Our idols look more familiar – money, fame, power, work, minis-try, and people. We serve these gods above the one true God and miss the unrivaled joy of following and knowing Jesus Christ.
In this study, learn to identify the gods you may be unknowingly serving and the lies they tell you. As you dethrone your modern-day idols, you’ll be set free for the more abundant life Jesus gives. You’ll discover Jesus can do what no other god can. Begins Tuesday, January 15th, 9:00-11:00 a.m., Room E250 Facilitators: Judy Holder and Helen Batson