Each week as a part of Faith Academy, we offer wonderful programs for your children and teens.
AWANA provides an exciting and effective way to teach your children the Bible, beginning at age 2 and up all the way through 5th grade. With a variation of fun themes and competitive games and a bunch of caring adults, AWANA is a great ministry to help your child grow in the ways of the Lord.
For the students grades 6-12 we have our weekly youth ministry program. This is a special time for the students to be continue to grow in knowledge of the Word of God, through an evening full of fellowship, worship, Bible study and small groups.
The Ambassadors Diploma is at the heart of our vision of Equipping church goers to become well trained, prepared and Equipped disciples of Christ.
It is our hope that during a tour in Germany all those who attend Faith Baptist Church will be able to go through an educational process involving courses in Faith Academy, Weekend Seminars, Personal Studies to go through at home alone and even some mission trips.
Over the course of the Diploma program individuals will discover their God given gifts, learn to discern the Will of God, be equipped with evangelism tools, grow in understanding of the whole Bible and experience a mission trip.
At the end of this three year program individuals will be awarded a Diploma as they are sent out to be Ambassadors for Christ. We believe you will be truly blessed, stretched and challenged during the equipping process.
Here is a short overview of the entire process:
101 Discovering FBC (Seminar) 102 Jesus On Leadership (6wk) 103 O.T. Survey (13wk) 104 N.T. Survey (13wk)
301 We Believe: Doctrine (13wk) 302 Experiencing God (13wk) 303 Soul Winning (Seminar) 304 Mission Trip
Faith Academy is a key part of our equipping process. The small group studies meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:15 - 7:45 pm in the upstairs classrooms and Apartment 1.
These courses will be offered during this Semester (Spring 2016):
You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity by: Francis and Lisa Chan www.youandmeforever.org Facilitated by: Bryan and Lana Eckart
Marriage is great, but it’s not forever. It’s until death do us part. Then come eternal rewards or regrets depending on how we spent our lives.
In his latest book, Francis Chan and his wife Lisa address the question that many couples wonder at the altar: “How do I have a great marriage?” Setting aside typical topics on marriage, Francis and Lisa dive into Scripture to understand what it means to have a relationship that satisfies the deepest parts of our souls.
In the same way that Crazy Love changed the way we see our personal relationship with God, You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity will radically shift the way we see one of our most important earthly relationships: marriage.
Jesus was right. We have it all backwards. The way to have a great marriage is to not focus on marriage.
Whether you are single, dating, or married, this book will help you discover the adventure that you were made for and learn how to thrive in it.
A Picture of Christ through the Old Testament Led by: Pastor Goforth
The Old Testament: Old, Dry, History, Rules, Angry God. Is that it? "I like the New Testament because that's where Jesus shows up right." That's what some may think. But if John 1 says that he has always been and that he created all things, is there more? Is Jesus in the Old Testament? The Answer to the question is YES. Jesus can be found throughout the Old Testament if we are paying attention. So, we will take a quick overview of the Old Testament and find Jesus revealed from the first page onward ... Come and let's see Him and let the Old Testament become New.
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Grace Based Parenting Facilitated by: Ben & Amy Martin
Grace Based Parenting is not another manual full of impossible standards; rather it is a new map for learning to see ourselves and our children through God’s limitless tenderness – to raise our kids the way God raises us. This thoughtful, profound and compassionate message presents a truly liberating way to nurture a healthy family. As we embrace the grace God offers, we begin to give it – creating a sound foundation for raising morally strong and spiritually motivated children.
Kimmel recommends creating a grace-based home environment that allows children to meet their full potential, to parent children in the same way God parents us. He presents a child's true needs--according to Scripture--and provides parents a realistic way to meet them. The result--spiritually strong children who grow up with a sense of calm and a heart full of purpose and confidence.
Grace Based Parenting: Creating An Atmosphere of Grace will help you:
·Find the balance point in a world of extremes ·Keep from investing your energies in a long list of things that don't matter ·Make parenting more fun ·Liberate your children emotionally and spiritually ·Prepare your whole family for a lifetime of healthy choices and relationships - with God and with each other ·Know the best way you can meet your kids' most basic needs - the way God meets all of ours ·Teach your child to navigate their culture, choose better friends, and make wiser choices
Parents can expect to go away with a blueprint for building confident, courageous, and cooperative kids. Grace Based Parenting will show them a grace-based, character-driven model to nurture well- rounded and loving kids—and have a great time in the process!
Tuesday Nights at 19:00 in the Sanctuary Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) Study for Men
BSF's newest study will explore the revelation of Jesus Christ and the glorious consummation of His Kingdom.
"Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near."