Adult Bible Classes – Fall

Grounding – Entry Level Classes

First Look

John Horton and Greg Smith

Room 201-203

Our church family at Apostles is passionate about reaching the lost and equipping the Saints. We would love for you to join us on this mission! Our four-week First Look class is an opportunity to learn more about Apostles, learn about your spiritual gifts and discover the many growth, fellowship and ministry opportunities available to you. While not obligating you to join the church, please note: completion of First Look is required for church membership.
The next First Look Class will begin Sunday, February 3, at 9 a.m.

For information, contact Jo Fuller at 404-564-6673 or jfuller@apostles.org.

 

First Step

James Saxon

Room 201-203 (Moving to Room 248 on January 20)

In an attempt to assist all persons relatively new to The Church of The Apostles to move more deeply into the life and ministry of our church, we have organized a learning opportunity called First Step. This class is a sequel to the First Look Class, and it currently is designed to run for 10 weeks. First Step, though not a requirement for membership, is highly recommended for all those new to the church. The class will be led James Saxon, the Director of Outreach and Evangelism, with a team of lay leaders.

 

Progressive Bible Concepts

Chris Kitchens

Room 245

Have you ever asked, “What are basic Christian doctrines?” Or, “where are they located in the Bible?” The study will use Scripture to answer those questions. Adoption, Sanctification, The Trinity, Incarnation, and Election are some the topics we will be studying this fall.

It will be an exciting study that will enrich your faith, whether you are a new or seasoned believer. Come and be transformed by God’s Word.

Connecting – Community or Life Stage Classes

Breakthrough Living -2 Corinthians

James Pool

Room 242

An extraordinary, lively group of maturing Christians that love the Lord and each other and are growing together in our understanding of the Word.  We will launch into 2 Corinthians with an emphasis on receiving 21st century encouragement from Paul’s Epistle written in the 1st century.  James Pool leads a guided participatory discussion where all are welcome.

 

Family Foundations

John Whitney

Room 612

Family Foundations is comprised largely of married couples with children from preschool to high school. The group strives to build a faith-based foundation for the development and strengthening of our individual families and church family bonds through the study of God’s Word in a sharing and participatory environment.

 

Family Ministries Class

Kevin Cuthbertson

Room 620-623

The Family Ministries class is designed for families of every age, from newlyweds without kids to grandparents. Our hope for this time is that we will mature as husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, and that God would use those who have walked before to now walk beside. Breakfast will be provided at 8:45 a.m., and class will begin at 9:15 a.m. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kevin Cuthbertson at kcuthbertson@ apostles.org.

 

Mid-Singles Gathering (Late-30s and above)

Mike Glass

Room 607-610

Mid-Singles Gathering is a place to connect with others in your stage of life as you develop friendships and grow in grace through practical biblical teaching.

 

Thrive: A Mid-Singles Community

Danny Castellano/Brad Ost

Room 613

Thrive is a mid-singles class working through the Bible. Right now, we’re in Romans and sharing our lives in community. We’d love to have you come along with us as we seek to grow toward the Lord and each other in a warm and welcoming setting. Come and thrive in our community.

The Journey – The Book of Hebrews

Steve Peterson, Jordan Broggi, Kevin Selsor, and T.J. Diamond

Room 614-615

We’re on a journey—a journey toward Christ-likeness, a journey that takes us through the gap. This gap is the differential between where we want to be in our walk with God and where we really are. True life-change happens on this journey. This class will combine solid biblical teaching with authentic table discussions about how we live out God’s truth. We’ll explore the book of Hebrews, with time for honest, application-oriented conversation about the Scriptures, as well as the challenges and joys of the journey.

 

Women’s Group – Deuteronomy:   Promised Grace for Rebel Hearts

Linda McEntire and Muriel Cash

Room 616

In this study, we will hear the living God’s words of appeal, calling us urgently to remember His faithfulness and to turn from our unfaithfulness. We will hear His words of promise spoken to rebel-hearted people like us. We will hear His words of instruction, pointing us to embrace the gospel of grace that shapes every aspect of our lives. We will hear His words of renewal, offering life through redemption in His Son.

Learning – Study Classes with a Learning Emphasis

The Book of Acts

Monte Johnson

Room 611

As we study Acts and Paul’s various missionary journeys, we will take a pause from Acts, and study the letters he wrote while on each journey to the various churches that he started. We are currently in Acts chapter 16, Paul’s 2nd missionary journey. When we finish Acts 18, the end of his second missionary journey, we will pause our study of Acts, and do a detailed study of 1 and 2 Thessalonians, and then 1 and 2 Corinthians. When finished with those studies, we’ll head back to Acts chapter 19!

 

The Book of Ezekiel

Roger Hill

Room 237 A,B,C,D

“By the rivers of Babylon, we sat down and wept,” said the Psalmist. BUT WAIT! At the same time, Ezekiel said, “The heavens opened and I saw visions of God!” What a contrast! As the prophet of the Holy Spirit and the shekinah Glory of the Lord, Ezekiel tells us why it left the Temple and when it will return even in the millennium. THIS is the warning we need in this country today to abide in the Glory of the Lord!

 

The Gospel of John

Jimmy Goolsby

Room 229 B&C

The Apostle John said… “but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:31). John’s Gospel is about the biggest need in our life, to see the Glory of God revealed through Jesus Christ. Join us for this in-depth study that will lead us to be in awe of Jesus Christ and worship Him—He is all we need!

 

The Psalms – All Praise to Christ

Baker Smith

Room 234

The Lord Jesus Christ quoted the Psalms more than any other Old Testament book, and the Psalms are cited 148 times in the New Testament in order to explain and advance the gospel. According to Luke, Jesus said that everything must be fulfilled that was written about Him in the Psalms. Because the Psalms illuminate the person and work of God the Son while summarizing God’s powerful hand in history, Martin Luther often referred to the Psalms as a little Bible. As we approach God in prayer, praise, and worship, the Psalms guides our hearts, words, and actions to glorify the Lord.

The Ways of the Lord

Lee Holston

Room 243

You could probably rattle off many of the laws or statutes of the Lord, but how long of a list could you make of God’s ways? Moses charges the Israelites to walk in God’s ways. David instructs Solomon to “walk in His ways” in I Kings 2:3, and God repeats the charge to “walk in my ways” in the next chapter of I Kings 3:14. We will begin to study and list some of God’s ways as we work our way through Joshua, Judges, the Samuels, and the Kings.

Training Classes – Developing Life Skills

The Book of Isaiah

Tom Taylor

Room 244

We will study Isaiah, the evangelical prophet, the prophet most often quoted in the New Testament. We will not only see the Holy God, whose glory fills the earth, our loving Father who begs us to come to him, but we will see his Son, our Wonderful Counselor and the Prince of Peace. Hopefully, throughout, we will respond with “here am I, send me.”
“Come all of you who are thirsty, come to the waters and you who have no money; come, buy and eat. Come buy wine and milk without money and without cost.” (Isaiah 55:1)

 

Revival in America Today

Bobby Mitchell, Sr.

Room 239

This is a study about the decline of America today and what we, as Christians, can do about it. It is a story of our personal faith walk and how we can unite with others to make a difference. It builds on previous studies of knowing and doing God’s will and comparing 21st century America with Scripture. It focuses on revivals and whether or not they are occurring today, and if they are occurring, what can we do to maintain them. Does God call us today? Can we really walk with Him in the turmoil of America today? How can we make a difference? As always, Scripture and application are the foundation to this course.

 

You Only Die Once

Stan Carder

Room 242

For many years, The Church of The Apostles has taught us how to live a godly life. Now, we need to be taught how
to be prepared for our “final laps.” We have run the race well; now, we must finish well. This video-based, 5-week class will offer practical information and guidance as we make preparations regarding our end-of-life issues, such as caring for our surviving family members, executing our wills, estate planning, and other areas that would need to be addressed.