Wednesday Night Life

Wednesday Night Life

Wednesday Night Life is what we call our mid-week evening of fellowship and discipleship for every member of the family. Adults can choose to attend a class or serve in the choir or orchestra. Students and preteens meet for worship and teaching. Children and preschoolers learn songs and do missions activities. Most classes are one hour and begin at 6:30pm. Children's and students activities generally start at 6:00pm.

Don't forget dinner! Everyone is invited to our Fellowship Meal. Each week a local restaurant provides an affordable meal before our classes begin. Come to the Gym between 4:45 -6:15pm. We would love to meet you.

Online Wednesday Night Life registration is now closed for the Fall Term (August 16 - October 4), but you can still participate by calling the church office at 205.985.7295 .  Click here for class assignments.

Baptist History

In this Baptist History class we shall survey the entire 400-year history of the Baptist tradition giving attention to noted Baptist figures including Benjamin Keach, Andrew Fuller, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, William Carey, and Lottie Moon. We shall also examine an array of controversies that have shaped Baptist including the Hymn Singing, Downgrade, Toy, and Whitsitt controversies and the recent Battle for the Bible. We shall consider important movements within Baptist life including the Landmark movement and the current Reformed resurgence. In recognition of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation we will note along the way the special Reformation inheritance of Baptists across the years.

Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Leader: Dr. Mark DeVine, Assoc. Professor of Divinity, Beeson Divinity
Contact: Kerry Jones

Roman Catholics and Protestants: What are the Differences?

This year is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.  On October 31, 1517, the Reformation of the Catholic Church began when Martin Luther, a 33-year-old Roman Catholic priest, protested some of the beliefs and practices of the Roman Catholic Church by nailing a paper with 95 theses on the front doors of a Catholic Church in Wittenberg, Germany.  Some of the questions that this class will seek to answer include: Who was Martin Luther? Why did the Reformation happen? Who are Protestants? Who are Catholics?  What are the 7 sacraments of the Catholic Church and what are their purposes?  Do we believe the same gospel?  What is the Apocrypha?  What is purgatory?  What do Catholics believe about Mary? Feel free to invite a Catholic friend.

Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Leader: Brady Tarr
Contact: Brady Tarr

Galatians

Galatians is written to a group of churches that Paul helped establish on his missionary journeys in modern day Turkey. They were being encouraged by some to submit to a work’s based salvation rather than a grace based salvation. Paul counters by relating his own history with the gospel as a pattern to follow and then he contrast a life lived under the law with a life set free by the Spirit.

Join us on this journey through the entire book of Galatians and discover that it is a timely message to all who are prone to modify the true gospel into one that is based upon human effort.

Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Leader: Bryan Lynch
Contact: Kerry Jones

Spiritual Formation, Prayer and C.S. Lewis

What is spiritual formation and how do we accomplish it in our current culture?  Join us as we look at the life and thoughts of C.S. Lewis and how his ideas of prayer and scripture reading encouraged him to live a mature Christian life.

Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Leader: Dr. Matt Burford, President of Tactical Faith Apologetics Ministry
Contact: Kerry Jones

Living Truth: God Has Sent the Spirit of His Son Into Our Hearts

At the moment each person who is a Christian becomes a believer through faith in Christ, Paul says that God sends “the Spirit of his Son into our hearts” (Galatians 4:6). This powerful statement tells us that after salvation, God Himself, God the Spirit, dwells in every believer. In Galatians Chapters 4-6, Paul explained how we know the Spirit is in us, and he explains the difference between living through the Spirit and depending on works-based salvation. In this Wednesday Night Life class, we will walk through Galatians 4-6 and take a close look at the good news that God the Spirit lives inside you and me.

Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Leader: Tommye Lambert
Contact: Tommye Lambert

Grace Filled Marriage

Couples come to the altar bursting with love for each other. Yet, based on how many marriages are unfulfilling, unhappy, or worse yet, end in divorce, it would seem that the love that gets couples married isn't enough to keep couples married. Maybe if we had the ability to love unconditionally, like God does, love would be enough…but we don't. Therefore, love falls short. Love isn't enough to save struggling marriages.

This study explores a radical hypothesis: Most marriages don't fail because they lack love…they fail because they lack Grace. Grace can bring intimacy and restoration to broken marriages. Grace means giving your spouse something they desperately need, but don't necessarily deserve…things like kindness, forgiveness and the benefit of the doubt. And the best part is that if we focus on grace, the love we so desire with our spouse will naturally

Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Leader: Royce and Jennifer Collins
Contact: Kerry Jones
Cost: $10 for workbook in class
Additional Resource: Grace Filled Marriage book for $14

Smart Step Families

When stepfamily life gets tough, remaining dedicated to your commitment is a day-to-day decision.

Join us for this video series by Ron Deal, who is director of Family Life Blended and one of the nation's leading experts on Christian stepfamilies. During our time together you will receive keys to building a healthy stepfamily and get useable solutions for everyday living, practical tips for raising stepkids, and ways to strengthen your marriage. This class will provide you instruction and encouragement that affirms both husbands and wives and their intent to build strong families

Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Leader: Tom and Judy Chiles
Contact: Kerry Jones
Cost: $10 for Smart Step Families book in class.

Grief Share (13 Weeks)

This class is a DVD study designed to help women of all ages cope with their grief following the death of a loved one.  Women will experience Christ-like love and compassion in a safe environment as they learn biblical truths and practical ways to work through the pain and confusion associated with grieving.  Class members will benefit from the support received from this caring group of people as they walk one of life’s most difficult paths

Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Leader: Anita Sparks and Doshia Bennett
Contact: Kelly Parker
Cost: $15 workbook (Available in class)
Optional: $12 for devotional (Available in class)

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