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. Unlike some churches, 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 challenged to know God more deeply by hearing and doing His Word.
Location: Girls Rooms 8 and Boys Room 5 / Teachers: Hogue & Dauphinais
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 study in the Book of Philipians.
Location: Room 9 / Teacher: Rev. Brian Milby
Introduction To The New Testament-Teachers: Greg Barnett and Jarrad Manor
This is part two of a two part class that will briefly survey every book of the New Testament. It is not necessary t have part one to participate in the class. This class will cover Romans through Revelation. the class will provide a summary of each book's content and discuss its theological contribution to our understanding of faith. The texts of the course will be the Bible and Introduction to the New Testament by D.A. Carson and Douglas Moo..
Essential Teachings For The Christian Faith - Teacher: Mike Watson
This is the third of three classes in basic theology. It is not necessary to have the first two classes in order to participate in the third class. Everyone is welcome to attend. We will be using the Bible along with Wayne Grudem's book, Bible Doctrine. This class will be covering the doctrine of the application of redemption church and the doctrine of Christ (Theology 103). The objective for the class is to gain knowledge of the Christian faith through the revealed word of God so that you might love God all the more.
Tell The Truth Evangelism Training - Teacher: Dennon Clardy
This class will reinstate the truth framework necessary for the survival of evangelism. Biblical illiteracy among evangelicals is on the rise. Theological discernment between truth and error is increasingly elusive. We need to be recalibrated not to the changing times but to the changeless gospel. As useful as it is passionate, Tell the Truth will refocus and re-energize a whole new generation to communicate the whole gospel, wholly by grace, truthfully and lovingly. This is part two of the course. If you were not in the previous course, it would be wise to pick up a copy of the book and read through the introduction and part one over the holidays.
(NEW) The Spiritual Disciplines of the Christian Life - Teacher: Randy Cox
How does one gain greater understanding of the Christian faith? They appropriate the spiritual disciplines into their life. This course will teach the student about the disciplines or prayer, bible reading, meditation, journaling, worship, evangelism and more. The material will be based upon Donald Whitney's book, The Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life. Come discover how to be a better disciple of Christ.