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
Missiology 101- Teacher: Blair Waddell
The church is said to be on 'mission'. What does that exactly mean? Over the centuries there had been a lot of misunderstandings about the goals, the methodology, and the strategies in missions. This course will examine what the Bible says about missions. It will also provide an overview of the history of missions from early church to our own heritage of Baptists in missions. It will also provide an explanation of how the missionary task is carried at Providence Baptist Church.The primary text will be the Bible. John Piper's Let the Nations Be Glad will be a secondary text from which we will study a few chapters. If you happen to have a copy, bring it along. Come discover the joy of missions.
Church History 202 - Teacher: Mike Watson,
What is the basis of the protestant denominations? What prompted the protests of the Roman Catholic teachings and the departure from these? Why did this movement result in many different denominations today? With the posting of the 95 Theses, God brought the culmination of 2 centuries of preparation to fruition in a simple act of scholarly debate. The church blossomed and regained its scriptural basis. Many denominations sprang up either directly linked to Martin Luther or following his example in departing from Roman Catholic traditions. This course covers the second part of the history of the church, from the reformation to present day. We will look at the foundation of several current denominations and also some of the heresies that are prevalent today. The Bible will be the primary text of the course, but we will also be using B.K Kuiper's book, The Church History, to assist us.
-Old Testament 101 - Teacher: Randy Cox
This is part one of a two part class that will briefly survey every book of the Old Testament. This class will cover the five books of the Pentateuch (Genesis-Deuteronomy) and the twelve historical books (Joshua-Esther) of the Old Testament. The class will provide a summary of each book's content, key theme(s), literary style, and connection to the Gospel. The primary text for the class will be the Bible and Introducing the Old Testament by Tremper Longman III.