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Sunday School

Adult Sunday School meets each Sunday from 9:30am – 10:15am. Below you will find a description and the location of each Sunday School.

Electives for June 3rd – August 26th

  • Ezra & Nehemiah|Sanctuary|Tim & Dan Faust

    Life had not been easy during the exile under Babylonian and Persian rule, but now that God’s people were returning to Jerusalem, there were more challenges.  As enemies close in, would they really succeed in rebuilding the walls and temple?  Perhaps even more importantly, would they still remain faithful to God as they begin a new life returning home?  Join us as we study Ezra and Nehemiah, two rebuilders and reformers reminding God’s people of His promises and their need to remain faithful, and we too will learn the need to trust God in all circumstances and stay true to His Word.

  • The Beautitudes|Overflow|Ron Reed & others

    John Stott said “The Sermon the Mount is probably the best-known part of the teaching of Jesus, though arguably it is the least understood, and
    certainly it is the least obeyed.” Some of the expressions have become part of our everyday speech. But what is the purpose of this teaching of Jesus?

    Rome sees obedience to this Sermon as necessary to merit salvation.
    Liberal theologians have used this passage to justify the social gospel and as a blueprint for the reorganization of society. Some evangelicals argue that the Sermon is not intended for us now, but only pertains to life after the second coming of Christ. Even Thomas Aquinas suggested that ordinary Christians need not observe the Sermon’s hardest demands and thought we need to have a “two-tier” approach, leaving the Beatitudes for Christians with a “higher calling.”

    But there is a reason that Matthew placed this teaching block at the
    beginning of Christ’s teaching. It speaks to issues in which even faithful Christians can become fuzzy and confused. What does it mean to have a Christian lifestyle in the pluralistic and secularized world in which we live? To what extent are Christians really “different” from other people? Jesus puts his finger on that very issue of supreme importance. Come join us as we focus on the Beatitudes that begin the Sermon on the Mount.

  • Membership|Fellowship Hall|Pastor Grossman

    Surveying the biblical basis of church membership, this class will discuss the doctrine, government, discipline, and history of the Bible Fellowship Church.   This elective is particularly recommended for those considering church membership, or interested in learning more about this church.   (Six Weeks)

 

lightstock_31979_small_grace_bfcBible Studies

From September through May, various Bible studies are available for anyone to attend and participate in. Bible studies are conducted for men, women, as well as singles and are a great opportunity to study a portion of Scripture or a specific topic in an in-depth manner. If you would like to participate in a Bible Study, please ask one of the pastors or church leaders for more information. For directions to any of the locations, please contact the church office or group leader.

Ladies Morning Bible Study
Mark
September – May
Nancy Grossman – Fellowship Hall
Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM

Ladies Evening Bible Study
Equipped: Knowing Jesus is Enough for Joy by Steve Wibberley
September – May
Dottie Haines – At her home
Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday at 6:15 PM

SOLO Singles Bible Study – Year Round
John Janney – Randy Beaver’s home
1st & 3rd Saturday every month at 7:30 PM

Worship Choir

Worship Choir is a great opportunity to use your gifts to praise our Lord. The choir rehearses Thursday nights from 6:45pm – 8:15pm in the Sanctuary. Musical selections range from Contemporary Christian to Spirituals to the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah. Choir season typically runs from Labor Day to Memorial Day and usually involves singing during the Worship Service two or three times per month.

Prayer Meeting

Every Wednesday evening from 6:15 PM to 7:15 PM, a prayer meeting is conducted for adults. Following songtime and a brief devotional from the Bible, prayer is offered in individual, small group, and corporate settings. Each week, a different focus for prayer is emphasized such as local and national political concerns, world missions, various ministries and outreaches of the church, needs of individuals and families within the congregation, or Christians persecuted around the world.