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
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, Jimmy Fetterly, and Frank Turk.
Behavioral Therapy | Joined Heirs | Activity Center | Beginning September 11th
The Corinthian church was made up of believers coming out of a very pagan society who struggled to make a break from worldliness. The issues faced in 1 Corinthians are strikingly similar to issues faced by the church today. Paul combines exhortation and encouragement to help the church at Corinth make corrections to their behavior. These same admonitions and encouragements can be used by God to help us to understand how to live in the world but be separate from the world. Come join us as we learn to navigate our way in this world in a way that pleases our Lord. Led by Paul Hamline, Mike Meadors, and Richard Hall.
Women’s Bible Class | Isaiah | 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 and Tim Cain.
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.
Work as Worship | Beginning September 11th
The average person will spend over 90,000 hours of their life working. For something so central to our daily lives, so central to our lives in general, it’s important to ask the simple question, “Why do I work?” In this study, we’ll discuss the doctrine of vocation, business as missions, and the ways the gospel transforms the way in which we work.
Led by Lawson Hembree.
Parenting Teens in a Changing World | Beginning January 15th
We are living in a rapidly changing world! The internet has made information available to anyone who asks. Much of that information is useful, but some of it is harmful. How does technology affect our society and, more importantly, our families? How should we, as parents, manage the increasing pull of technology on our children? How does it affect our communication with them? How can we strive against the flow of the culture to protect our teens from easily-available sin and train them to be mature adults before they leave home at 18?
Questions to be discussed in the class include:
- The importance of nurturing your relationship with God and your spouse as you parent a teen to become a mature, 18-year-old adult.
- What makes this generation unique?
- What do we, as parents, need to recognize and believe about parenting this generation?
- What do we need teach this generation?
- How do we get through to this generation? How do we communicate?
- What do we need to do differently in parenting a teen as they approach 20-years-old and beyond?
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.