This fall our Sunday Night Adult Classes will feature six areas of study. Our classes will be nine weeks in length and they will continue through October 23, 2022. Our core classes will be offered during three sessions per year. Electives will be formed on the basis of creativity, interest, and speaker availability. Our core classes consist of personal growth in discipleship in order to prepare one for leadership positions at Triad Baptist and to develop the member into a mature Christian.
The following takes place from August 14 - October 23, 2022
class time is 5:30-6:30PM unless otherwise stated
|First Step Class||Timothy Core Group||Pastor Rob Decker||G-210|
|Models for Disciples||Paul Core Group||Greg Fountaine||G-203|
|Basic American Sign Language||Berean Core Group||Tan Lynn||
|Sunday Evening Bible Study||Berean Core Group||Kevin Carden, Allen Ferry, Alan Comer||G-216|
|Precious in His Sight||Berean Core Group||Dana Austin||G-211|
|Art for the Heart||Berean Core Group||Gail Peterson||G-214|
Fall Class Descriptions
First Steps Class- This class for new converts and prospective new members is designed to overview the heart of Christianity and Triad Baptist’s purpose. To sign up for this class please call the church office at (336) 996-7573.
Models for Disciples – Jesus' parting instructions to His followers was to make disciples! During this class we’ll study key life principles (models) presented throughout the New Testament that believers are challenged to live by and to teach others to follow. The models are essential for living a Christian life full of hope, peace, joy and purpose. The class is suitable for new believers looking to be discipled as well as those looking to disciple others.
Basic American Sign Language – What do you need to bring? Just yourself and your willingness to learn and to engage. Tan will teach basic signs for greetings, simple conversations and some tidbits about Deaf Culture. We will be using a sign language book: Talking with Your Hands, Listening with Your Eyes: A Complete Photographic Guide to American Sign Language by Gabriel Grayson which can be purchased here.
Sunday Evening Bible Study – For this session the class will have three teachers leading in the study of God’s Word: Kevin Carden, Allen Ferry and Alan Comer.
Precious in His Sight – Ladies, do you struggle with how you see yourself? Do you avoid looking in the mirror? Are there parts of yourself you wish to change? Do you have low self-esteem? Do you wish you had more confidence? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone. The world does not define us, our Heavenly Father does. He loves us for who we are. Come join us on Sunday nights as we work together to grow in God's Word and learn to walk in who He says we are. We will see His truths of who we are as His daughters and learn to battle our thoughts and fears that keep us from living out who He has called us to be. With the help of the book Precious in His Sight, we will dig deeper into ourselves and find healing from those things that hold us back from walking fully and confidently in Him. The book is recommended, but not required for class. If you would like to order a copy for yourself, you can do so here.
Art for the Heart – In the beginning, God created. And He made man in His image. So it's safe to say that every person on the planet has a creative side. Exploring our creative potential helps us experience who God is and who we are individually at a whole new level. That is why I am so passionate about Art for the Heart. Over the 9-week session, we will learn a few simple art techniques, but more importantly, we will: slow down, reflect on God's Word, and examine our hearts and thoughts. We will put all these together to create art each week that reminds us of our desperate need for our creative Heavenly Father and discover a new depth of the love relationship He so longs for us to experience with Him. Materials that participants will need to bring to each class are: mixed media sketch pad, mechanical pencils (any brand), a large eraser, and pad of tracing paper. Scriptures to consider as well as other supplies will be optional or provided each week by the instructor.
The Timothy Core Group - The First Step - This new converts and new members class is designed to overview the heart of Christianity and Triad Baptist’s purpose.
The Paul Core Group - The Second Step - Basic Bible Doctrine - A believer is trained in the basics of Bible doctrine and Baptist distinctives and/or the principles of Biblical interpretation.
The Stephen Core Group - The Third Step - A believer identifies and develops his spiritual gifts. His passion is assimilated into a ministry.
The Andrew Core Group - The Fourth Step - Evangelism - A believer is framed in reproducing his faith to the outside lost world. This is accomplished by a teaching, modeling dynamic.
The Joshua Core Group - The Fifth Step: Leadership - A believer is trained in the characteristics of biblical leadership with the goal of stepping into a leadership position.
The Abraham Core Group - The Sixth Step: Prayer - A believer is instructed on the centrality of prayer.
The Barnabas Core Group - The Seventh Step: Stewardship – A believers’ financial accountability to God is discussed in the light of biblical guidelines for stewardship.
The Berean Core Group - The Infinity Step: Miscellaneous elective classes are offered over a period of time to further develop the individual interests of believers like theology, encouragement, ministry, etc.