Discipleship Classes

Programs or Kids Kare (Childcare) is offered while parents attend classes on Wednesday evenings and most classes on other days. Scholarships are also available for classes upon request. Please call should you have any questions about classes.

If you have questions about any Discipleship Classes, please contact Jenny Harkey.

Spring 2014 Discipleship Classes and Group Opportunities

B.H. Carroll Theological Institute
Dr. David Evans will be teaching The Apostle Paul and the Book of Acts - New Testament II. The class may be taken for either Certificate or Master's level credit. The class is FREE for audit by any member of FBC or others may audit for $40. Contact John Copeland at 269-0151 for more information.

Begins Tuesday, January 7, 6 p.m., room E118, 8 weeks

The Bondage Breaker
Bondage Breaker leads participants to overcome negative thoughts, irrational feels and habitual sins. This life-changing class helps anyone facing a struggle understand and embrace Jesusí promise to win the spiritual battles that confront them. Led by Gene Hilburn.

Begins Wednesday, February 5, 6 p.m., room C206, 6 weeks

Community Bible Study CBS
This interdenominational Bible Study for the community is made up of 250+ ladies of all ages from a variety of backgrounds. Schedule includes both large and small group time. Limited spaces in the childrenís program for 0-5 years available; please register in advance. For more information, contact Pat Davis at 689-8375 or email

Wednesday at 9:15-11:30 a.m., Chapel, $25

ESL - English as a Second Language
Each Thursday evening, Adult/Children ESL and Citizenship classes. The class includes dinner, childcare, transportation - all provided free of charge with the support of FBC. Each Sunday morning, an Adult ESL Class is offered at 9:45 a.m. in Room D103. Led by Amanda Melchor McCown.

Thursday at 6:30 p.m., D Hall, ongoing, no cost

Financial Peace University
This biblically based, life changing personal finance study by Dave Ramsey shows how to apply proven, common sense principles in the ìreal worldî that will allow you to walk in financial peace. Led by Mark Williams. Contact Jenny Harkey at 683-0612 to register

Begins Wednesday, January 8, 6 p.m., room E118 (Parlor), 9 weeks, $80 per family

Gideon: Your Weakness, Godís Strength by Priscilla Shirer
This is a story about God and His people. His love for them, as well as His strength operating in spite and through their weakness. Gideonís story is also about us, our lives, our doubts, our struggles, and our possibilities as believers. This study will encourage you to recognize your weakness as the key that the Lord gives you to unlock the full experience of His strength in your life. Led by Mickey Trimble.

Begins Wednesday, February 19, 6:30 p.m., 7 weeks, room D101, $10

Guitar Lessons - Introduction
Come learn how to worship the Lord by playing the guitar. This introductory class will teach you the fundamentals of guitar. Bring your own instument and see how fun it can be! Class limited. Call Mary Miller to register at 349-4869.

Begins Wednesday, February 19, 7 p.m., 6 weeks, room B205, $5

How to Prepare and Present Effective Bible Lessons
Dr. Stokes has developed this class from his years of experience in public education and teaching in the church. Several key points of teaching will include: lesson development, principles of learning and lesson delivery. A variety of resources will be provided. Written and led by Dr. Vernon Stokes. Preregistration required. 683-0612.

Begins Wednesday, January. 8, 6 p.m., room C208, 10 weeks, no cost

I'm a Christian Now
This class is for all 1st-6th grade children. It will help them understand what it means to be a Christian, the importance of baptism and the Lordís Supper, their role as church members, and getting started in daily Bible study and prayer. Contact Bertha Rendon at 683-0609 for more information. Led by Sarah Arrambide.

Begins Sunday, April 6, 6 p.m., room A215/213, 4 weeks, no cost

Impact Your World
This study will help you prepare your mind, body, soul and spirit to go on mission with God. Confronted with the biblical imperative to take the gospel to all nations, you will gain a new perspective on the worldís desperate need for Christ. Led by Bill Johnson.

Begins Wednesday, February 5, 6 p.m., room D106, 6 weeks, $5

Ladies Lunch Time Bible Study
Gideon: Your Weakness. Godís Strength by Priscilla Shirer
This is a story about God and His people. His love for them, as well as His strength operating in spite and through their weakness. Gideonís story is also about us, our lives, our doubts, our struggles, and our possibilities as believers. This study will encourage you to recognize your weakness as the key that the Lord gives you to unlock the full experience of His strength in your life. Led by Robin Wilson

Begins Thursday, January 9, 11:30 a.m., 7 weeks, FH 1, $5 Lunch optional, $10 book optional

Me, Myself & Lies by Jennifer Rothschild
Words are powerful. Especially the words women speak to themselves. All too often, what they say to themselves when they lie in bed at night or look in the mirror in the morning is not even close to the words God wants them to speak to their souls. According to Rothschild, what we think about often has a ripple effect on nearly every area of our lives. Led by Kristie Garnett.

Begins Thursday, March 20, 11:30 a.m., 7 weeks, FH 1, $5 Lunch optional, $10 book optional

The Law of Love - Beth Moore
This lecture series by Beth Moore is on the teachings from Deuteronomy. Bethís daughter, Melissa Moore Fitzpatrick will also participate with articles. This is a lecture series and has no formal homework.  Led by Elizabeth Buchanan.

Begins Wednesday, January 8, 6:30 p.m., room D101, 6 weeks, $10

Missing Pieces by Jennifer Rothchild
Do you hear my prayer for healing? Did you make a mistake? Hereís what is true: Godís ways donít always make sense, but he is trustworthy. Go through this study to become closer to Him. Led by Misty Prewit.

Begins Wednesday, January 15, 6:30 p.m., room D103, 5 weeks, $10

Sacred Pathways - Iron Men's Ministry
Some Christians effortlessly spend hours in contemplative prayer. Just being around them makes you wish you were that way. Or maybe you are that way, but others are far better at showing Godís love in practical ways or courageously standing up for Godís kingdom. Why canít you be like them? Maybe you werenít designed to be. Gary Thomas strips away the frustration of a one-size-fits-all spirituality and guides you toward a path of worship that frees you to be you. Sacred Pathways will show you the route you were made to travel, marked by growth and filled with the riches of a close walk with God. Led by Berry Simpson.

Begins Thursday, January 9, 6:30 a.m., 13 weeks, room D101, $10

Sign Language
Learn the language and techniques to communicate with the hearing impaired. Led by Nancy Edge.

Begins Wednesday, January  8,4, 6 p.m., ongoing, room E121, no cost

Starting Point
An introduction to membership and ministry at FBC. We will discuss church organization, your ministry interests, our core beliefs and more. Prerequisite for elected service at FBC. Led by Paul Byrom.

Begins Wednesday January 8 or March 19, 6 p.m., 4 weeks, room D100, no cost

Step Out Sunday School Department
This Sunday School group offers the discipleship studies listed below. STEP OUT and give us a call at 697-5701 to enroll.

Led by Randy & Mickey Trimble, Sunday, 9:45 a.m., room D102

May 11 thru June 15 - Acts of God by Bob Russell - 6 week study
"Perhaps the greatest human question of all is the question of suffering: If God is good, why does He allow so much pain in the world? This is a question not often talked about in church, but Acts of God addresses it head on and doesn't offer trite answers. Acts of God offers insight and hope as Pastor Bob Russell uses the biblical story of Joseph to explore how, in the face of personal pain or the suffering of those we love, we can trust in the Lord at all times."

June 22 thru July 27 - Gods at War by Kyle Idleman - 6 week study                                 "Christians and the church rightfully place an emphasis on identifying and eradicating sin...but what if we're actually missing the point? What if all sin has a common root? A core issue that we typically fail to address? Kyle Idleman challenges us with the thought that perhaps all sin springs from the same source - IDOLATRY. While we may not see many 'graven images' in the world today, Kyle argues that there are still countless gods passionately at war for the throne of our heart.  If we put the wrong god on the throne of our heart, our lives will be thrown into chaos, and all our efforts of managing sin will be futile.  Only by recognizing our misplaced worship and by enthroning Jesus can we experience true freedom and life."

August 3 thru August 17 - He's Still God the Whole World in His Hands by Andy Stanley - 3 week study "How do we remain hopeful in a world that seems hopelessly broken? How do we continue to trust a God that seems conspicuously absent? How do we find peace in a world that is spinning out of control? If you have ever asked questions like these you are not the first and you are not alone. Uncertainty is nothing new, and the uncertainty we face today is no different from that felt by the men and women of the Bible.  We, like them, question God's faithfulness, His presence, His concern, but in the end they, like us, are reminded that He's Still God the Whole World in His Hands."

House of Hope Ministries

Divorce Care
DivorceCare is led by people who understand what you are going throug. DivorceCare will help you deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life. Each session includes an instructional video followed by discussion. Childcare is available upon request at no cost. Registration is required. To register call Dee Dee Neal at 683-0645.

Begins Wednesday, January 8, 6:30 p.m., 13 weeks, room C202, no cost

Grief Share
A special weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. GriefShare features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics from many experts, who are authors, counselors, speakers, and pastors. We must have at least 4 people pre-register. Call Dee Dee Neal at 683-0645 to pre-register or with questions. Led by Tiffany Telesca.

Begins Monday, January 13, 6:30 p.m., 13 weeks, room D100, $15

For more information about Discipleship options contact: 432.683.0612

Paul Byrom, Minister of Education
Jenny Harkey, Education Administrative Assistant



Paul Byrom
Minister of Education

Amy Harrison
Education Ministry Assistant

Moses Caesar
Minister to Young Adults and Single Adults