Core Classes focus primarily on learning with a goal of expanding biblical-based knowledge of the learner. These short-term groups are organized in three broad categories: Biblical Studies, Theology, and Practical Theology.
Core Classes are offered on various days and times in order to provide multiple opportunities for members and guests to attend. So if a class is not offered at time that meets your schedule, it will likely be offered at another time in the future. Below you will find the Core Class offerings in each of the three categories.
Wednesday evening classes are held from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
New Testament Survey | June 29 – Dec 14 (22 weeks) | Eric Sams | Room 250 | Bible Survey Track
All Scripture is inspired by God for our good (2 Timothy 3:16). God’s covenant love is displayed through Scripture. This core class will journey through the New Testament from Christ’s first coming as a babe in Bethlehem to his second coming as the conquering King.
Meeting with God | August 3 – September 7 (6 weeks) | Tim McGhee & Joseph Hicks | Room 231 (G-Force) | Spiritual Formation Track
This class is the part of the Practical Theology core class track, which is designed to help ground us in the foundational disciplines of the Christian life. The goal of the Meeting with God core class is to give you a Biblical understanding of why we should meet with God on a daily basis and to equip you with practical tools that will help you do just that.
Following Jesus | September 13 – October 26 (6 weeks) | Tim McGhee & Joseph Hicks | Room 231 (G-Force) | Spiritual Formation Track
This class is the part of the Practical Theology core class track, which is designed to help ground us in the foundational disciplines of the Christian life. The primary objective of the class is to answer the question, “What does it mean to live as a Christian?” “How does God speak to me?” “How do I talk to him?” “What is the church?” “And how am I to engage the world with the good news of Jesus Christ?”
How to Study the Bible | November 2 – December 14 (6 weeks) | Tim McGhee & Joseph Hicks | Room 231 (G-Force) | Spiritual Formation Track
This class is the part of the Practical Theology core class track, which is designed to help ground us in the foundational disciplines of the Christian life. We will examine some the most important methods of understanding how the bible fits together. We will look at the Bible’s structure and different literary genres. We will discover some specific study tools and methods to allow us to better understand the Bible.
Sunday morning classes meet every Lord’s Day from 8:45 – 10:00am
Romans 1-5 | October 2 – December 25 | Rick Bertou | Room 304
How People Change | October 2 – December 25 | Dan Hawkins | Family Life Center 2
This course is designed to help God’s people understand what it means to be
progressively transformed into the likeness of Christ. Our goal is that through this study, people will live more functionally Christ-like lives, even in the middle of life’s hardest challenges. This is not a theology course, but a God-ordained opportunity for class members to know, confess, repent, obey, and grow.
Membership Matters | Ongoing | Perry Garrett | Room 232
Membership Matters is a unique class offered for anyone who wants to join or is prayerfully considering becoming a member at First Baptist Powell. You are not making a commitment to join just by attending the class. The class will provide information about our church structure, FBP history, and what we believe the Bible says regarding the importance of church membership.
Biblical Theology | October 2 – December 25 | Tim McGhee | Student Center