God's Majesty in Education
Each semester, Providence Baptist Church offers a variety of Sunday School classes covering relevant topics, books and Scripture as applicable to the life of the believer and the church. Our cross-generational adult classes are not segregated by age, college, career, marital status or sex but each consists of a diverse membership, allowing the young and the young-in-Christ alike to benefit from the collective knowledge of other members. The current topics being offered include:
Children's Classes - Preschool through 6th Grade
Our children's curriculum is from Desiring God Ministries. The purpose of the curriculum is stated well: "The greatest need children have is to know and cherish the infinite value of God. We want children to become so acquainted with the Word of God that they treasure Him alone as the One who saves and satisfies the heart. The goal of the curriculum is to fuel spiritual desire in children by exalting the greatness and worth of God and His glorious work through Christ." This curriculum supports our mission to nourish God's people in the Word of God by declaring the sovereign majesty of God through proclamation, exaltation and education for the glory of God. (Preschool classes meet in the hallway of main building. K-6th grade meet in the portable building.)
Junior High Students - Treasuring God's Word
What makes the Bible unique? Can I be confident that the Bible is the Word of God? What's the big story of the Bible? This study takes students on a journey of discovering the uniqueness of the Bible, why it can be trusted, and how it is one unified story of God's redemption through Christ. We will learn about genres of biblical literature, how to interpret scripture and students will be changed to know God more deeply by hearing and doing His Word.
Location: Room 8 Teachers: Hogue & Rigsby/ Kimberly Cox & Katie Burt
Senior High Students - Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics
If you want a faith that is truly mature, it requires a mind that is well informed; that is why it is critical that we train our students to be diligent in their study of God's Word. This semester we are equipping the students to get more out of their study of God's Word by teaching the inductive Bible Study method. We will be covering the three fundamental skills required for sound Bible Study: Observation, Interpretation, and Application. We will then apply these principles through a verse by verse study of the Book of James.
Location: Room 9 / Teacher: Rev. Brian Milby
College and College Age Singles
Teachers: Doug and Steffany Thomas
Textbook: The Bible
This class is for those who are college aged. The class is a weekly discussion of Biblical world view challenges that affect the lives of young adults.
Theology 207: Anthropology: The Doctrine of Man
Taught by Dr. Mike Watson
Textbook: The Bible with study guidance using Created In God’s Image, by Anthony Hoekema
This study focuses on man from a Biblical perspective. The study covers man in his original state at creation, man in the state of sin after the fall of Adam, and man in his redemptive state under the Covenant of Grace. Questions to be answered include: Who is man in the Bible, just a male or all humanity? Is the Bible “gender-neutral”? Why was man created? How does man image God? What is the constitutional nature of man? What is the origin of the soul? Were Adam and Eve under a Covenant of Works? Is the Covenant of Works still in force? What is sin and how is sin transmitted? How do total depravity and free agency co-exist? What is the “unpardonable sin”? What is hell like? What is the Covenant of Redemption? What is the Covenant of Grace?
Christian Ethics 201: Marriage, Singleness, and the Family
Taught by Jim Carter
Textbook: The Bible with study guidance using Strengthening your Marriage by Dr. Wayne Mack
This course will give practical biblical instruction on marriage, singleness and the family. It will help you have a successful marriage and provide biblical instruction for anyone who wants to know God and love more deeply in this life. This course will give both married and unmarried people an understanding of God’s design for marriage according to the Bible. We will help married people correct mistaken views that might be harming their marriage and help single people stop destructively over-desiring marriage or destructively dismissing marriage altogether. Together we will see that marriage is a glorious relationship that is also misunderstood and mysterious.
New Testament Survey 101: The Gospels and Acts
Taught by Dr. Blair Waddell
Textbook: The Bible with study guidance using Introduction to the New Testament by D.A. Carson and Douglas Moo
This is part one of a two part class that will briefly survey every book of the New Testament. This class will cover the four gospels and the book of Acts. The class will provide a summary of each book’s content and discuss its theological contribution to our understanding of the faith.
Old Testament 201: Survey of Minor Prophets
Taught by Randy Cox
Textbook: The Bible
This course is designed to increase the student’s knowledge and understanding of people, places, events, themes and messages found in the Minor Prophets. Using the Bible as our textbook, we will study each of the twelve (12) books to identify the key themes and messages and their application to our lives, the attributes of God revealed in Scriptures, and the connections to the Gospel.