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 present Core Class offerings as well as the upcoming schedule for classes in each of the three categories.
Wednesday evening classes are held from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. There will be no class meetings on March 16.
Old Testament Survey | Jan 5 – June 22 (22 weeks) | Eric Sams | Room 250
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 Old Testament from creation to anticipation of the coming Savior King.
The Discipleship Journey | May 18 – July 20 (10 weeks) | Tim McGhee | Room 240
The Discipleship Journey provides a basic overview of what it means to be a follower of Christ. Topics covered include: the disciple’s identity, the disciple’s guidebook, the disciple’s prayer life, the disciple’s accountability, and the disciple’s final home. This 10 week study will help lay a strong foundation for your walk with Jesus.
Galatians | May 18 – July 20 (10 weeks) | Janice Ramsey | Room 241
The Precepts In & Out study for ladies will focus on Paul’s letter to the churches in Galatia that were struggling with this issue, a letter that still speaks today. Its message clearly defines the relationship between Law and grace, and how Christians live under grace, led by the Spirit, free from bondage. We will answer the questions: What does it mean to live under grace? Do you have to keep the Law to be a Christian? All of it or just part of it? Who is right? How will we know?
Sunday morning classes meet every Lord’s Day from 8:45 – 10:00am
Membership Matters | May 15 – June 26 | 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 Manhood and Womanhood | April 3 – June 26 | Alan and Alys Grissom | Room 304
Our culture has fallen into confusion concerning gender and roles for men and women. In this 13-week class we will examine what the Bible teaches about gender, masculinity, and femininity. We will also unpack the roles of men and women in the home, church, and broader culture. This class will be especially helpful for parents as you seek to guide you children through the confusion that is today’s culture.
Biblical Stewardship | April 3 – June 26 | Aaron Jones | Room 240
This 13-week class will help the believer develop a proper biblical understanding and relationship with your possessions, time, health, and skills. Our goal will be to help you reach a God-honoring balance in your life.
Apologetics | April 3 – June 26 | Adam Holland and Scott Graham | Family Life Center 1
This course equips members with a foundational understanding of and skills within the field of apologetics. We will explore the major apologetic issues that arise today. Additionally, we will learn both critical thinking skills and theological principles in order to aid the Christian in responding persuasively to a lost world.
Systematic Theology 1 | April 3 – June 26 | Tim McGhee | Youth Worship Center
In this two-part study we will examine the dominate doctrines and themes of the Bible. We will endeavor to answer big questions from God’s word.
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
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.