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Discipleship
First Glance
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The purpose of First Glance is to aquatint new members and visitors with all the ministers on staff and provide you with information on the different ministries in the church. You will spend time with Dr. Jackson and each staff member over a three week period as well as take a tour of our campus. First Glance is offered once a quarter on Sunday afternoons. For more information, please contact Pam Drescher or call us at 986-9066.

 
Growth Institute
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Based on Psalm 1, the Growth Institute Ministry provides opportunities for Bible Study on various topics to assist Christians to become mature followers of Jesus Christ. Courses are short-term in duration and offered year round, with subjects that are relevant and practical to life today! Growth Institute courses include areas such as spiritual growth, family life, marriage, parenting, financial planning, ministry missions, Bible book studies, and leadership development, plus much more.

“But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.” – Psalm 1:2-3

Current Growth Institute Brochure

Disciplers Bible Study is a non-denominational Bible study for women of our community. Our goal is to help women of all ages get God’s Word into their lives so that they become disciplers who disciple others. This Bible study will include daily individual study, small group discussion time and weekly large group lecture, much like a Bible Study Fellowship format. Our Bible study leader is a former, long time BSF leader and teacher. Disciplers Bible study meets on Tuesday’s from 9:30 to 11:30 am. For more information about this ministry, please contact Pam Drescher.

 
Life Groups
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Sometimes life is hard! Life Groups are here to assist people in finding Biblical answers and support from others for help in those hard life situations. Whether you are experiencing divorce, loss of a loved one, etc., you can find both acceptance and answers in our Life Groups.

www.griefshare.org | www.divorcecare.org

Living the Abundant Life - John 10:10
Wednesday @ 6:00 pm Led by Brian Stivers Room A216

Has the “Thief” robbed you of the abundant life through the hurts, hang-ups, and habits that living in a fallen, sinful world brings? Jesus wants to heal us and bring life that we might have it more abundantly. However, we must choose to enter the door of His healing. Come join us on Wednesday nights for twelve weeks to study 10 Biblical choices we must make in, “Choosing to Heal our Lives”. However, and whatever sins have wounded and scarred your life, the healing touch of Christ can restore you to the place of “Living the Abundant Life.”

 
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LINKS

Bible Lifeway
7 Bible Translations, Matthew Henry Commentaries, Devotionals, Dictionaries, Topics search and Word studies

The Net Bible
A public domain translation with numerous footnotes; Hundreds of essays on Biblical and theological topics

Bible Crosswalk
22 Bible versions, Interlinear and parallel Bible functions; Public domain commentaries, dictionaries and reference works Greek and Hebrew tools; Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology Creeds, confessions and catechisms

Bible Gateway
16 Bible versions, including NIV, NIV-UK, and Amplified Parallel Bible function IVP New Testament commentaries; Numerous foreign language versions

Bible History
Numerous resources and links to pictures, maps, timelines and historical information

Holy Land Photos
Photos of Biblical sites in the Middle East

CCEL
An extensive collection of classic Christian literature

Study Light
32 Bible versions plus Greek and Hebrew texts; Parallel Bible function; Public domain commentaries, dictionaries and reference works

 
Spiritual Growth Downloads
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The Discipleship Ministry has developed a Spiritual Growth Notebook to assist you in your spiritual growth. This notebook has sections in which you can take sermon note, prayer request, Bible study notes, and much more. Below are downloads to refill your notebook pages as needed. The notebook are available in the church office for $10.00.

 
Spiritual Growth Assessment Process
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Your spiritual journey as a follower of Christ began the moment you admitted personal sin and placed your trust in Christ as Savior and Lord. From that point, until death or the return of Christ, you life’s call is to grow in Christlikeness. Accomplishing this challenging assignment requires growing in your understanding of what it means to be a Christian, expanding your personal knowledge of biblical truth, and applying daily what you learn. Thought the presence of His indwelling Spirit, God enables you to know, obey, and serve Him. The Spiritual Growth Assessment helps you think carefully about your spiritual development related to six specific spiritual disciplines; abiding in Christ, living in the Word, praying in faith, fellowshipping with believers, witnessing to the world, and ministering to others. After completing the assessment, please contact the Discipleship Pastor for guidance on growth opportunities.

SPIRITUAL GIFTS ASSESSMENT

Helping you Discover your Spiritual Gift - Ken Hemphill defines a spiritual gift as...“an individual manifestation of grace from the Father that enables you to serve Him and thus play a vital role in His plan for the redemption of the world." Peter Wagner defines a spiritual gift as...“a special attribute given by the Holy Spirit to every member of the Body of Christ according to God’s grace for use within the context of the Body.” Gene Wilkes uses this definition: "A spiritual gift is an expression of the Holy Spirit in the life of believers which empowers them to serve the body of Christ, the church." HERE is a Spiritual Gift test to help you discover your gifts. After completion, contact any FBC pastor to discover how you can use your gift.