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Discipleship Training
August—October

Co-Ed Classes

Experiencing God
Starts Aug 17
» Wed 6:30pm • Rm. 200 • Al Danner • Cost $10

The Experiencing God ministry is even more vibrant today than when it began. As it continues to rise, and the world continues to change, the Experiencing God book has been revised and expanded with more than seventy percent of its material newly written. A modern classic that has sold millions of copies worldwide, Experiencing God is based on seven Scriptural realities that teach us how to develop a true relationship with the Creator.

Celebrate Recovery
» Fri 6:30pm • Youth Suite • Mark Graff • No Cost

Celebrate Recovery is a Biblically-based program that incorporates the words of Jesus Christ found in the “Beatitudes” (Matthew 5) to help people experience freedom from ALL TYPES of hurts, habits and hang-ups. It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory. Helping people experience inner healing and assisting them in their life-long journey toward wholeness is the goal of Grace Baptist Church’s Celebrate Recovery ministry.

Young Married Class – Topical Study
» Wed 6:30pm • Rm. 109-110 • Dr. Jim Ford • No Cost

This is a weekly topical study geared for the young married couple. It is designed to address various issues that are important to today’s generation of young families and gives Biblical solutions to those issues. This is highly interactive class that points out practical answers to the challenges you face today and offers real hope for your future, right from the most authoritative book ever written on practical living: The Bible.

GriefShare
Starts Aug 17
» Tues 6:30pm • Rm. 112 • Bob & Ann Stoutjesdyk • Cost $15

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. At GriefShare you will find support through people who understand what you are going through. You will gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.

New Members Class
TBD
» Wed 6:30pm • Rm. 203 • pastor Bill Hilley • No Cost

Our New Member’s Class is designed for 3 types of people: those who are considering membership, those who have recently become members, or those who have been members and never had the opportunity to attend the class. If you fit any of these categories, you fit in our class! This 6-week series is an opportunity for you to discover who we are and what we do here at Grace Baptist Church as well as looking deeper into who you are in Christ, your gifts, your unique design, and distinguishing how God is calling you to use your gifts and talents in the world.

Impact One
» Sun 10:30am • Rm. 113 • Diana Robinson • No Cost

Impact One is a ministry with the purpose of teaching the gospel to special needs preschool/elementary children.  One of the primary goals is to help prepare children to be able to attend a regular worship service with their family.

Young Singles Class
» Wed 6:30pm • Admin Conference • Chris Lane • Cost $12

This is a continuing topical study geared for the young singles that have entered the work force.  It is designed to address various issues that are important to today’s generation of young lives and gives Biblical solutions to those issues.  This is highly interactive Bible study series that points out practical answers to the challenges you face today and offers real hope for your future, right from the most authoritative book ever written on practical living: The Bible.

The Gospel of Matthew
» Wed 6:30pm • Sanctuary • Mark Otstot • No Cost

Although the Gospel of Matthew was not the first gospel written, it is generally regarded as the most important and was placed first in the collection of writings that constitute the New Testament. This Gospel contains one of the largest numbers of Jesus’ sayings and discourses and also a group of stories not found in any of the other Gospels. Matthew contains an extensive account of Jesus’ teachings and as such is considered the most authentic and fundamental doctrine of the Christian religion. Come join us as we explore the Greatest Story ever told.

Ladies Classes

Proverbs
Starts Sept 7
» Wed 6:30pm • Rm. 111 • Judy Banks • No Cost

The key word in Proverbs is Wisdom, or “The ability to live life skillfully.”  A godly life in an ungodly world, however, is no simple assignment.  Proverbs provides God’s detailed instructions for His people to deal skillfully with the practical affairs of everyday life: How to relate to God, parents, children, neighbors, and even government. Come and study these series of parables, poetry, short stories, and wise maxims to develop the common sense and divine perspective to deal with life’s issues.

The Sermon on the Mount
» Wed 6:30pm • Rm. 202 • Teresa Parton • No Cost

In one powerfully comprehensive yet compact message, the Lord sets forth the foundational truths of the gospel of the kingdom He came to proclaim. Though Jesus repeated many of these truths on other occasions, chapters 5–7 record one continuous message of the Lord, delivered at one specific time. As we will see, these were revolutionary truths to the minds of those Jewish religionists who heard them, and have continued to explode with great impact on the minds of readers for nearly two thousand years.

You Were Born for This: 7 Keys to a Life of Predictable Miracles
» Wed 6:30pm • Rm. 113 • Heather Baggett & Desi Velez • Cost $12

Jesus told us to go into the world and share the Good News of the Gospel. So through these spiritual practices we model and testify to those outside the Christian faith, to introduce them to Jesus and the kingdom of God. We honor God and others by making a difference in someone’s life through thoughtful and loving help, advocacy, and compassion.  Join us for a time of Bible study, fellowship, and opportunities to share the Good News.

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No, to Take Control of Your Life
Starts Sept 6
» Tues 9:30am • Rm. 111 • Kim Massey • Cost $10

Christians often focus so much on being loving and giving that they forget their own limits and limitations. Have you ever found yourself wondering:
Can I set limits and still be a loving person?
How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money?
Why do I feel guilty when I consider setting boundaries?
This class will give you biblically based answers to these and other tough questions, and show you how to set healthy boundaries with your parents, spouses, children, friends, coworkers, and even yourself. Unpacking ten “laws of boundaries,” Drs. Cloud and Townsend show you how to bring new health to your relationships. You’ll discover firsthand how sound boundaries give you the freedom to walk as the loving, giving, fulfilled individual God created you to be.

Men’s Class

A Study in the Book of James
» Wed 6:30pm • Rm. 201 • Mickey Reville • Cost $9

In this short and powerful book, the apostle James gives us practical guidance on issues that measure true and living faith.  Through an emphasis on spiritual fruitfulness, James calls all believers-then and now-to live a life that demonstrates genuine, saving faith marked by godly behavior.  A key leader in the Jerusalem church and oldest half-brother of Jesus, James wrote this epistle to Jewish believers who had been scattered by persecution.  Out of compassion, he confronted Christians to test the quality and consistency of their faith.  This MacArthur Study Guide Series provides a twelve week, verse-by-verse examination of the books of the New Testament.