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.
Fellowship Classes (Bible Book Classes)
Our fellowship equipping hour classes are ongoing and continuous classes that typically teach through books of the Bible.
Women’s Bible Class | Esther | Room A-211
A verse-by-verse study of Paul’s instruction to Esther
Taught by Yvonne Samons, Charlotte Brotherton, and Mary Kate Arrington
Culture Clash | Activity Center
There are many voices swirling in our culture today, vying for our ear to hear their message. Many in the church have become confused as to what God’s Word really says about certain ethical issues. Culture Clash is a class designed to call us back to understand the clear biblical message regarding complex moral issues that believers are facing today. Paul exhorts us in Colossians saying: “See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ,” (Colossians 2:8).
Taught by Paul Hamline and Mike Meadors
Under the Sun: A Study in Ecclesiastes | Room A-206
King Solomon examines the vanity of life apart from a relationship with God. In the process, he points us back to God to find significance, meaning, and direction for our lives. Join us for a 12 week study and reflection on Ecclesiastes for today.
Taught by James Henrich and Phil Carroll
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.
Read the Bible for Life | Room A-208/210
How should we read a story of the Old Testament differently than we read a letter from Paul? How can we engage these various parts of Scripture in a way that is truly life-changing? The Bible may be the most-purchased book in the world, but it is often the least read and least applied due to a basic lack of understanding and motivation on the part of readers. Read the Bible for Life aims to improve biblical literacy in the culture and the church by simultaneously moving readers toward greater skill in reading the Bible well and toward a deeper commitment to applying Scripture to everyday life. Topics covered will include reading the Bible in context, choosing and reading a Bible translation, reading in times of sorrow or suffering, and reading the Bible with your family. As we better understand how to read the Bible skillfully, we begin to see how every person of the Bible, every psalm, and every teaching fits into the Bible’s powerful, overarching story, and we begin to realize our place in the story God is still writing in the world.
Taught by Jim Clardy
Parenting: Creating a Legacy for the Glory of God| Room A-202/204
Begins January 6th
We will all leave a legacy. It might be a good one or a poor one, but without a doubt we will leave a legacy. Our legacy may not be as widespread as a CEO of a major corporation or a pastor of a 5,000 member church, but for those whom it touches, it will be just as monumental. For most of us, our greatest legacy will be established through our children. And for us to have a significant, kingdom legacy, we need to understand our role as parents.
During this class, we will ask and answer the following questions within each stage:
- What are the main life lessons to be taught or learned?
- What are the essential biblical teachings to impart?
- What are our key attitudes and actions that will help or hinder us?
- What are our main challenges, ways to overcome these challenges, and our greatest joys?
Our highest prayer and greatest joy for this class is that it would first challenge you to spend more time with God in prayer and in His Word and then equip you to parent your child for the glory of God and the Kingdom of God.
Your legacy is being built every day. Join us for this class on parenting and learn how to build a godly legacy that will impact generations to come.
Led by Mike Hefner, Shannon Earls, and Mike Davidson
New Member Class | Room 205
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.