Core Classes

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.

Upcoming Classes

Wednesday evening classes are held from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.

Foundation Studies

The purpose of these classes is to lay Biblical and theological foundations in the life of the believer.

The Beginnings: A Study of Genesis 1-12 | September 6 – November 29 (11 weeks) | Perry Garrett/Tim McGhee | Room 241

In this class we will walk through the opening chapters of Genesis paying particular attention to important theological foundations that are laid as well as the development of biblical covenants. In addition, we will be introduced to important characters such as Adam and Eve, Noah, and Abraham.

    Care and Counseling

    DivorceCare | August 3 – November 9 (13 weeks) | Ministry House | Dan and Janet Hawkins 

    Separation and Divorce can be the most painful and stressful experiences that one can face. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before. DivorceCare is a 13-week biblical, Christ-centered divorce support group ministry that meets weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each session has three distinct elements: 1) 40-minute Video Seminar featuring top experts on divorce and recovery subjects, 2) Group Discussion, discussing the week’s video seminar and what is going on in the lives of group members, and 3) a Workbook to take video notes and complete short, daily homework exercises to encourage healing. Cost of the Workbook is $25. Please register on our Counseling page.

    GriefShare | July 31 – November 13 (13 weeks) | Ministry House | Dan and Janet Hawkins

    It hurts to lose someone. Find help at GriefShare — a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. The 13-week biblically-based seminars feature a video, small group discussion, and a workbook. The workbook for GriefShare is $25. Please register on our Counseling page.


    Sunday morning classes meet every Lord’s Day from 8:45 – 10:00am

    Basic Theology

    Systematic Theology 1 | September 3rd – November 26 (13 weeks) | Steven McGhee | Room 301
    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.

    Church History

    Baptist History | September 3 – November 26 (13 weeks) | Tim McGhee | Student Center
    We will trace the history of Baptists beginning in the 17th century up to the present day. We will give particular attention to the history of the Southern Baptist Convention and will examine different theological streams with the broader Baptist movement.

    Practical Theology

    Membership Matters | Ongoing | Room 232 | Perry Garrett

    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. Learn more at

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