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 verse by verse study in the Book of Philippians.
Location: Room 9 / Teacher: Rev. Brian Milby
Biblical Anthropology-The Doctrine of Man-Teacher: Cliff Smith
This class will entail the study of man from a Biblical perspective. We will study man in his original state of 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? What is wrong with a "gender-neutral" Bible translation? 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 Covenant of Grace? Come and learn the answers to these questions.
1, 2, & 3 John - Teacher:Jim Moorhead,
This class will be an expositional study of the letters of the Apostle John. John wrote his gospel so that his readers may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that in believing they may have life in His name. He wrote his letters to give his readers joy, holiness, and assurance of their salvation by giving three marks or tests of a true Christian that could also be used to reveal false teachers who were disrupting that church in John's day as well as today. This class will last one quarter.
Church History 201 - Teacher: Mike Watson
How did Christianity spread from a small sect in Palestine to becoming one of the largest religions in the world? How did it grow from individual house churches to a functional institution? How were heresies handled and doctrines established? How were the words of scripture preserved to become our authority? This course covers the history of the church in two parts. The first part will look at the New Testament Church up to the Reformation. The Bible will be the primary text of the course, but we will also be using B.K. Kuiper's book, The Church in History, to assist us.