The Bible encourages us to "study to show yourselves approved." Just because you happen to be an adult does not mean you cannot continue to learn. In fact, First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland offers various Discipleship Hour Classes for lifelong learners at one of four levels:
- Introductory level: Most helpful to those who are new to Christianity, or who feel they lack a basic knowledge of the Bible or the tenets of the Christian faith
- Intermediate level: For those with a basic knowledge of the Bible and experience with Christian principles
- Advanced level: For those who want to venture deeper into Christian history, theology and biblical interpretation
- General level: Beneficial for everyone
Classes begin again January 5, 2014 - May 2014.
In addition to the classes listed below, we also have classes on Wednesday nights, small groups, fellowship groups and covenant groups. There is a high emphasis placed on Christian education and discipleship at FBC.
You have the time this week.
Let's Talk About Faith
Rev. Dr. Martin Rolfs Massaglia
Do you ever want to know more about the sermon on Sunday morning? Ever want to discuss the topics with other Christians where you can ask questions in a safe environment and meet new people? Let’s Talk About Faith has all that and more. This class meets every Sunday and is designed to drop-in and out of as often as you can and want. You get a copy of the sermon from the previous week to read and to discuss with friends.
I Samuel Manuscript Study
Rev. Dr. Stephanie Allen
Sometimes the Word of God can be complicated and seem antiquated. This class works through the texts with contemporary issues and a focus on the original language. The driving force in this class is to see God’s Word through a particular and universal lens. We will push through the contextual to ask “why now?” and “how can we apply this to our life?” This class is accumulative and is building on previous classes, which include the Torah (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy), Joshua, Judges and Ruth. You do not need to have come to those classes, but we will utilize information from the previous books.
A covenant group is a group of individuals (no more than 12) who come together under a covenant developed by the group to pray, study and do “life” together. This class conveniently meets during discipleship hour.
NT Bible Study: "Acts"
Dr. Eddie Wills & Dr. Damian Junk
This class is intended to be an introductory class; therefore, don’t be intimidated or feel you don’t have enough Bible knowledge. Grab coffee and come hear and participate in a great discussion on God’s Word.