Adult Discipleship Classes

"Applying God's Word To Life"

Sundays, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Winter/spring session
began January 14!

When you hear the word discipleship, what thoughts come to mind? Many think of discipleship as knowing facts about Jesus and the Bible. Biblically, discipleship is not a program, but a process - a process of becoming more and more like Christ.

A disciple is a "pupil" or a "learner," a "follower;" one with definite commitment. By definition, "a disciple is someone who is being taught and consequently accepts a set of beliefs, embracing a holistic, total, and intentional approach to life based on those teachings.

For the Christian "those teachings" are found in God's Word, the Bible. As Christ Followers we are called to be intentional about understanding and applying God's Word to our lives. 

Adult Discipleship offers a number of GREAT classes that will help you apply God's Word to daily life.

Pray about which class to attend and then commit to attend!!


Classes FOR 2018 winter/spring session

12 Weeks - January 14, 21, 28│ February 11, 18, 25 │March 4, 11, 25 │ Apr 8, 15, 22

No classes on:
February 4 - Super Sunday
March 18, 5:00 - 7:00PM - "Touching Tomorrow Today" Building Fund Banquet
April 1 - Easter Sunday

Pick up a brochure & registration form in the Atrium or near the Seven Hills Entrance.

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DivorceCare: You Don't Have to Go Through It Alone!
13 weeks; begins January 7
Please note: DivorceCare WILL meet on March 18.

           Description: Find Help and Healing for the Hurt of Separation and Divorce. DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences.    

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Precept Study: Revelation Part 4 from Precept Ministries
In-depth Bible study
Continued from Fall Session
The Precept class will be completing Revelation Part 4, lessons 11 - 14 on Jan 14, 21, 28 & Feb 18. No class on Feb 4 or 11. The Galatians study will begin Feb 25 (see below).

          Description: Part four examines related passages, seeking to understand and know what scripture says about the end of the age and the return of our Lord. These passages will help put Revelation in context with the rest of biblical prophecy.

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Cherish by Gary Thomas
The One Word That Changes Everything for Your Marriage
Married couples
6 weeks; Jan 14 - Feb 25

           Description: What if one word could change everything for your marriage? According to best-selling author Gary Thomas, it can! And that word is cherish! Drawing from decades of experience with couples, he believes that when you and your spouse choose to notice, appreciate, honor, and encourage one another, it will bring hope, light and life into your relationship.

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Jonah by Priscilla Shirer
Navigating a Life Interrupted
Women only - In-depth Bible Study
7 weeks; Jan 14 - Mar 4

           Description: What do we do when God interrupts our lives? Many times, like Jonah, we run! In this 7-session Bible study, Priscilla Shirer redefines interruption and shows that interruption is actually God's invitation to do something beyond our wildest dreams. When Jonah was willing to allow God to interrupt his life, the result was revival in an entire city.

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The Legacy Journey by Dave Ramsey
A Radical View of Biblical Wealth and Generosity
7 weeks; Jan 14 - Mar 4

          Description: FBCO will be offering Dave Ramsey's Legacy Journey class for the first time starting on January 14th. We're excited to be able to offer Dave's newest class and the long awaited follow-up to Financial Peace University. In 7-lessons, you'll gain a deeper understanding of what the Bible says about wealth, how to be truly generous and you'll receive the practical tools for living and leaving a legacy -- leaving your family financially secure for generations to come.

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How Should We Then Live by Francis A. Schaeffer
The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture
Christian Apologetics & Ethics
   10 weeks; Jan 14 - Apr 8

          Description: Dr. Francis Schaeffer's spectacular series presents profound truths in simple language and concludes that man's only hope is a return to God's Biblical absolute - the Truth revealed in Christ through the Scriptures. Each 30-minute episode focuses on a significant era of history while presenting answers to modern problems.

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Parent Support Group
For Parents Dealing With the Unique Challenges of the Special Needs Child
12 weeks; Jan 14 - Apr 15

          Description: The group's goal is to provide support, prayer and a focused time of bible study as well as sharing the resources and experience that comes with the unique life experiences of the special needs family. The group will be completing the book: Detours: The Unpredictable Path to Your Destiny by Tony Evans.
For more  information, please contact the KidsLife Office or call 618.726.6003.

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Precept for Kids: Studies on the book of John
Discover 4 Yourself Inductive Bible Studies
Grades 5 - 8; enrollment limited to 20 students.
   13 weeks - meeting concurrently when adult Precept class is offered.
No class on Feb 4, 11, Mar 18 and Apr 1.
          Description: Learn to study the Bible inductively as we spend time in the Gospel of John using the books Jesus - Awesome Power, Awesome Love and Jesus - To Eternity and Beyond! Cost of class includes book, snacks & materials. Books will be distributed in class.


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When Godly People Do Ungodly Things by Beth Moore
Arming Yourself in the Age of Seduction
Woman only - In-depth Bible study
7 weeks; begins Feb 11 - May 6
No class Mar 18 and Apr 1.

Description: Christians are still subject to Satan's attacks. He is determined to disrupt the lives of believers, destroy their ministry, and steal their joy. Sadly, those who have "fallen" may not recognize the devil's schemes until they have already been caught in a snare of defeat. In this biblical guide to authentic repentance and restoration, Beth examines why devoted followers of Jesus Christ can fall into the traps of Satan and how to find their way back to God.

beginning February 25

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Precept Study: Galatians from Precept Ministries
Who Has Bewitched You? Why and How?
In-depth Bible study
8 weeks; begins Feb 25 - May 6
No class Mar 11, 18 and Apr 1.

          Description: Just like the early church, there is a need for Christians today to know the doctrines and principles handed down to men by the Holy Spirit of God. Do you know the gospel message? What does it mean to live under grace? Do you have to keep the Law to be a Christian? Can you identify "False Doctrine?" Or are you, like the Galatians, being bewitched by a word that does not come from our Lord?

Beginning March 4

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How to Craft a Lesson with Pastor Obie Dalrymple
Practical Tools in Lesson Development -
A Step by Step Guide

5 weeks; Mar 4 -  Apr 15
No class Mar 18 and Apr 1.

Description: Have you ever thought about teaching adults or youth in a small group setting? Or are you currently a teacher? Oftentimes people shy away from teaching because they simply feel unprepared or unqualified. If God has put the desire to teach on your heart, then we encourage you to come learn how to be a better teacher.    

Course information, cost and descriptions can be found in the "Course Description Brochure" below.

Most books may be purchased in the church bookstore.



Childcare available for ages 4 and under. To register, contact

In addition to the Precept for Kids (Grades 5-8), students may participate in either KidsPraize (Choir for Grades K-6) or Cross Teens (Choir for Grades 7-12). For more information or to sign up, click here.

KidsPraize meets: January 14, 21, 28│ February 11, 18, 25 │March 4, 11, 18*, 25
         *Please check with for pracitce times.

Cross Teens meets: January 7, 14, 21, 28│ February 11, 18, 25 │March 4, 11, 25 │ Apr 8, 15, 22, 29 │May 6
          Questions? Contact

PLEASE NOTE: Course Description Brochure class dates do NOT reflect the cancellation of classes for the
"Touching Tomorrow Today" Building Fund Banquet on March 18. DivorceCare will meet on March 18.


Questions? Contact the Adult Ministries Office - 618-632-6223 or use the form below.

Name *