Psalm 90:12 is an inspiration to our group. "Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom." Both sharing and praying are important features of our group time. Discussion, rather than lecture is our method of enrichment. Much of the material in the Lifeway quarterly is foundational to the Bible doctrine we know and believe.
So, in our group discussion, we work at discovering the relevance of these truths to contemporary issues as they challenge our daily lives with the purpose that we may with honesty and understanding engage with our Creator and one an- other. We study to be ready to share the gospel of Jesus Christ whenever the opportunity exists.
A class for women of any age and marital status who want to respond to God’s call for a deeper understanding of His Word and its relevance to daily life. Bible study, prayer, and nurturing relationships with other women make a dynamic combination. Members develop endearing friendships that meet the need for a place to belong, grow, serve and live the abundant life in Christ.
We begin each Sunday by sharing prayer requests and praises and pray over them. Prayer is a vital part of our class mission. This is followed by our bible based book study and discussion time.
As of August 7, 2022, our class is mid-way through a book study entitled, “Loving God With All Your Mind” by Elizabeth George. This study leads in a discovery about what the Bible says about how to turn scriptural principles into practical application. It all starts by changing the way we think. Changing our thought patterns will change our life as we grow ever closer to God. This current book study should continue to the end of October 2022.
We use a study guide to direct in-depth studies of books of the Bible. We are finishing Philippians and will choose a new book to study this fall.
We are couples and singles aged 30's to 80’s who desire to grow in our relationship with God and live lives pleasing to Him. Three men rotate leading our class in a discussion format. Folks are encouraged to participate in the discussion, but no one is required to do so. We also meet periodically for fellowship outside of class.
“Now the Bereans were more noble-minded than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see
if these teachings were true.” Acts 17:11
Equipped is open to all ages, and we focus on helping believers become equipped through the Scriptures, allowing us to be used by God in the lives of people inside and outside the church.
Following are what we will examine this year:
- Strange New World book study
- Ecclesiastes book study
- Understanding the Bible as a whole
- New Testament book study
Our purpose and desire is for our members to be a significant part of Christ’s Church and Trinity Baptist Church. To that end, we follow biblical truth to build a foundation to help each member sink their roots deep in the soil of God’s Word. We:
TEACH the Word of God through Scripture studies and other studies that focus on specific foundational truths. “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” (Heb. 4:12, ESV)
SERVICE to Trinity, each other, and our communities. “For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them:” (Rom. 12:4-6a, ESV)
FELLOWSHIP gathering on Sunday mornings, in our homes, at restaurants, and through prayer to grow closer to each other in Christian love. “And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” (Acts 2:42 ESV)
We will begin with a study in 1st and 2nd Peter.
A group of men and women of all ages who meet to discuss Scripture and other books for the purpose of strengthening our connection with God. We will also meet outside of Sunday activities to build relationships with each other. We typically begin class by reading a Psalm, followed by group prayer time before diving into our study. We will start with a study of Hebrews, and our goal is to have a mix of Bible studies and Christian book studies throughout the year. The class will be discussion-based not lecture.
Our goal is to be a place where we can follow the command in Hebrews 10:24 to “consider how we may spur one another on to love and good deeds” by seeking to build a strong community where we encourage and support each other. This year we will alternate studying the book of 1 Corinthians with Erwin Lutzer's No Reason to Hide while looking for ways build community within our group and the church. This is a discussion-based group, so some preparation will benefit both you and class members with a deeper, richer discussion. One Sunday of each month we will divide into men's/women's groups to pray for each other.
As Christians, we live in tension between the reality that we are adopted, redeemed, sanctified, saved, and raised with Christ and the knowledge that these qualities are increasing as we grow in Christ-likeness and will be fully realized when we are with the Lord. We pray our group will be used of God to reinforce the truths of who we are in Christ, while also encouraging us to grow in Christ-likeness. 1 John 3:1-3 captures the tension well – “We are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when He appears we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him as He is.”
We begin with a discussion of how the “one another” commands should influence our life in the church. We then alternate reading and discussing books on Christian living (the first will be The Doctrine of the Bible by David Dockery) and books of the Bible (starting with 1 Corinthians), while seeking to build community within our group and the church. A bit of preparation each week will serve you and the class members with deeper and richer discussion. The first Sunday each month, we divide into men’s and women’s groups to pray for specific needs in each person’s life.
Our focus is to study the Bible (THE Logos) and use reference materials to better understand the message that was received by and spoken to the original recipients (historically, culturally, contextually, and grammatically), in order to transform us into the followers we are called and desire to be.
Eddie will teach on the Holy Spirit – Person, Works, and Trinity, using a sermon series from Brother Ronnie and Who is the Holy Spirit by Malcolm B. Yarnell as key resources. Mike will teach on the birth of Christ from a cultural and historical perspective, using a John MacArthur sermon series as a key resource. Mike will also teach on the origins of life using MacArthur’s book Battle for the Beginning as a key resource.
God longs for us to know Him, and He has graciously made that possible through the death of His Son. I know of no other resource, apart from the Bible, to help us in this pursuit more than the book The Knowledge of the Holy by A. W. Tozer.
We will study the unchanging character of God and hopefully learn to let His great character shine through our lives. If you deeply desire to know God, you are welcome to join us.
as a disciple (follower) of Jesus Christ is not some- thing that happens
automatically. It takes dedication, commitment, and learned skills to continue a lifelong,
growing devotion to our Lord. Join
us as we focus on growing in our personal relationships with Christ using the Colossians
2:7 Series discipleship
Whether you are a newlywed couple or have been married for fifty years, this one-year class is for you. For young marriages it helps set foundations for success. For established couples it offers great reminders and new concepts to build on past success. It will help you focus and engage each other while you do life together with your best friend. Class fellowship opportunities outside of class will allow us to draw closer and exchange experiences. Outside reading requirements are limited. The books and videos below that we will cover in class will help us fulfill God's design for a faithful, growing, and joyful marriage.
- Sacred Marriage video series by Gary Thomas
- When Sinners Say I Do by Dr. Dave Harvey
- Love and Respect video series by Dr. Emerson & Sarah Eggerichs
- Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman
- Song of Solomon video series by Tommy Nelson
- God on Sex by Dr. Daniel Akin
Your friends, your co-workers, your neighbors, your children, your grandchildren, your parents, perhaps, at times, even you, want to know—is it truly reasonable to believe the Christian faith? Historic Christian beliefs are under attack in every area, and under attack in some new and challenging ways. But these are exciting times for the equipped Christian. In recent years remarkable developments have dramatically strengthened the evidences and arguments for the truth of Christianity.
BUT—are you ready to give answers to those who want to know why you believe? In a one-year study, Persuasive Faith will help you to reason carefully, and equip you to answer challenges in areas such as science, history, atheism, Islam, philosophy, trustworthiness of the Bible, Jesus of Nazareth, miracles, the Resurrection, and more.
This class is mostly a teaching format, with opportunities for questions and discussion. You will be urged to participate and take notes. Limited outside reading at a level you find personally comfortable will be encouraged. We would love to have you grab your notebook and pen and join us.