All of our Adult Equipping Hour classes are designed to help you grow in your walk with Christ as you deepen both your knowledge and love for God. They are offered on Sunday mornings beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Fellowship Classes (Bible Book Classes)
Our fellowship equipping hour classes are ongoing and continuous classes that typically teach through books of the Bible.
From Dust to Destiny | Room A-202/204 | Beginning January 10th
It goes without saying that every Christian must know his or her Bible better than any other book. It is not enough that we simply be familiar with great verses or key stories in the Bible. We must know the Bible as a whole and be familiar with the individual parts that make the whole. As bread is baked so that it may be consumed, as a house is built so that it may be inhabited, so it is that the Word of God is given to us that we might know God and live according to His revealed will. Thus, beginning Jan. 10th, we begin a book-by-book survey through the pages of Scripture—from Genesis to Revelation, from dust to destiny. This course is designed to give you a panoramic, big picture overview of the Bible, paired with a comprehensive “read through the Bible in a year” plan, which will serve to energize your personal study by improving your ability to read, understand, and apply Scripture to your life. Taught by Keith Phillips and Kent Kolstad.
Origins of Genesis | Joined Heirs | Activity Center
This class is a study of beginnings, but it is so much more than merely understanding the beginnings. This study exalts God, who is the Creator of our beginnings. It is our desire that this study will lift one’s eyes upward to God the Creator, exalting and honoring Him as God. We pray that—as His nature, glory, power, and attributes are put on display through creation—participants of this class will become more ardent and wholehearted worshipers of God and that this will lead them to joyfully and willingly live their lives under the Kingship of our great God.
Led by Paul Hamline, Mike Meadors, and Richard Hall.
Women’s Bible Class | Hebrews | Room A-211
This class consists of prayer time followed by a discussion of assigned verses directed by one of the leaders. We welcome women of all ages who are interested in prayer and Bible study. Led by Yvonne Samons, Charlotte Brotherton, and Mary Kate Arrington
1 Corinthians | Single Adults, College – Age 30
Many of us can attest to the difficulties we face in trying to be in the world yet remain unstained by it. In his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul addresses these difficulties in a way that allows us to better understand these problems and teaches us how we can be encouraged in our battle. As we study 1 Corinthians, we will find help in living lives that represent Christ as Paul addresses several topics including our relationships with each other, spiritual gifts, church life, and even being single. This promises to be a profitable time as we consider how we can both live in the world yet remain strong in our commitment to our Lord. Led by Howard Bennett.
Spiritual Life Classes (Topical/Elective Studies)
Our spiritual life classes are elective studies that are typically taught in the course of a semester time frame and discuss a certain topic related to the Christian life.
Heaven Matters Now | Room A208/210 | Beginning January 10th
Scripture continually exhorts us to look toward the hope of Heaven as our focal point, helping us to make wise choices here (Matt 6:33) and giving us endurance in the battle (Rom 8:18). Yet many of us really aren’t longing for Heaven because we have an inadequate or wrong understanding of what it will be like. Properly understood, the Scriptural picture of Heaven can be one of the greatest power sources for the Christian life. Heaven Matters Now will focus on cultivating a longing for our eternal reward by examining what Scripture reveals about this central topic and then discussing what that eternal perspective means for how we live our lives in the here and now. Taught by Butch Walker and Wes Bramlett.
New Member Class
If you are interested in becoming a member of or simply want to learn more about BCLR, please consider attending this class. A final fellowship dinner will be held one evening after the class is completed. You will cover such topics as Philosophy of Ministry, membership requirements, the constitution, bylaws, stewardship and missions as well as information about the various ministries of the church. Please contact Julie Riley in the church office to sign up or for more information.