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DISCIPLESHIP OPPORTUNITIES


  JENNIFER SIMS    Education Coordinator   Contact for more info:   jsims@firstbaptistpc.com

JENNIFER SIMS

Education Coordinator

Contact for more info:

jsims@firstbaptistpc.com

At First Baptist Church of Panama City, we are passionate about making disciples that make disciples.  We want to teach the body of believers at FBCPC to think and act like Christ. We provide opportunities for people to engage with the Bible, learning more about who they are in Christ, leading them to service and a greater love for God and for others.

Our discipleship opportunities take place throughout the week on a variety of subjects to help you navigate through life.  Classes are open to anyone who wishes to attend. Membership is not required, and workbook cost should never prevent someone from participating in a class. We strongly encourage you to find a class whether you are just beginning your discipleship journey or you need some encouragement and strengthen along your way.

 

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Monday

 

Share                                5:00PM                             Fellowship Hall

Share is a ministry that will help equip you to share your faith, share your testimony, share His story, or even share about our church.  Whether you are a new learner or an experienced leader, we have two separate trainings that you can participate in. 

Orientation: Monday, January 29th, complimentary light supper served at 5:00PM; First Night of Visitation: Monday, February 5th (childcare provided).


Tuesday

 

MOMS TOGETHER

Cyndi Kadlec              9:00-12:00 PM                       100 D-Building

MOMS Together will strive to be a place of encouragement, education, and fun for mothers in our community. We believe that mothers of young children can benefit from the influence and testimony of moms that have gone before us. As we glean from their experiences, we gain strength to push forward and trust God. We will make friends, share thoughts, and create beautiful things. Meets during the school year on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. For more information, please contact Cyndi Kadlec at Cyndi.kadlec@gmail.com or 619.517.1340.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY

Dr. Larry Bruce                        9:30 AM                                   Family Life Center

Literally a round-table discussion group of 25-30 attendees centered presently on the book of Matthew. Everyone is encouraged to participate and explore any theological or practical application of the Biblical text. Unmatched fellowship and spiritual stimulation make this one of the best Bible studies most participants have ever attended. Come join the study at any time.

"The Quest" Women's Bible Study

Linda Sims                                  9:30-11:00AM                             Chapel         

(Begins Tuesday, January 9th) The Quest: An Excursion Toward Intimacy with God by Beth Moore - Curiosity is hardwired in humanity. In this study, delve into Scripture to explore how God created us to seek after Him—a God who desires to be found and known. In this lifelong quest of faith, learn to develop your intimacy with Him and embrace the adventure that comes with living a life for God.

THE TWO-EDGED SWORD

Mary Freeman                                  9:30-11:00 AM                                  Room: 101D

Women’s study. A two-edged sword left in the attic or on a shelf does not help the owner very much. All of us need peace and power daily, but if we aren’t in the Word every day, where are we getting our strength? Join us as we encourage one another to read through the Bible, to journal as the Lord speaks to us through His Word, and to memorize a few nuggets more precious than gold.


Wednesday

Since we have several options on Wednesdays, we divided them into three categories. Use the buttons to jump to the CORRESPONDING section.

Fight the Good Fight 1 Timothy                                                         

David Flatt

Fellowship Hall

In 1 Timothy, we see instructions from Paul to Timothy his "true son in the faith." Paul encourages Timothy to "love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, ". Paul is teaching his protégé how to live a godly life in and outside of the church. He knows his time is short and wants to prepare Timothy to take over his ministry. We can look at Paul's instructions and apply them to our lives today. 

Adults

DIVORCE CARE           

Genia Robinson

Room: 204 C-Building

Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences theyʼve ever faced. This class provides a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of lifeʼs most difficult experiences. Donʼt go through separation or divorce alone. Workbook $10

Authentic: Developing the Disciplines of a Sincere Faith

Craig Dinkins

Room: 209C

What does it mean to live as an authentic follower of Jesus? Learn to follow His example by practicing the spiritual disciplines He used to maintain a close relationship with His Father. Written by James MacDonald, discover how much you can grow in Christlikeness as you pursue the practices of Bible study, prayer, fasting, fellowship, service, and worship. Workbook: $10

 

Battle Plan for Prayer

Karen Cook

Room: 102D

Develop a deeper walk with God as you seek the Lord for your battles first.  Believers will be equipped to create their own prayer strategy and be specific and strategic in prayer. This study features teaching by Alex and Stephen Kendrick, producers of War Room, on the topics of: what prayer is and is not, why God wants us to pray, specific areas of prayer, specific strategies for prayer, and more.

Follow Me: A Call to Die.  A Call to Live.

Derek & Mandy McDavid

Room: 107D

When Jesus says, "Follow Me," it's not an invitation to say a prayer, it's a summons to lose our lives. In this much anticipated follow-up to Radical, Pastor David Platt challenges the traditions of cultural Christianity and reintroduces us to Jesus and His most simple request: Follow Me.  Workbook: $10

Gideon: Your Weakness. God's Strength.                        

Sonya Mabery                             Women Only
Room: 100D

If you have ever struggled with insecurity or had trouble accepting your limitations, this Priscilla Shirer study will help you see how God can use your weakness to unlock His strength in your life. Instead of ignoring, neglecting, or trying to escape your weaknesses, learn to see them as the gifts given specifically and strategically by God. If you've ever felt insufficient, ill-equipped, incompetent, or outnumbered, this study is for you!  Workbook: $15

The Gospel of Mark

Mary Freeman                            Women Only

Room: 208 Fellowship Hall

God hears our hearts when we cry and when we rejoice. When we become His disciple, we become part of His 'forever family.'  Lisa Harper explores the compassion of Christ in the "The Gospel of Mark, The Jesus We're Aching For." Workbook: $15

Millennial Life

Billy & Beverly Findley                                                                   

Room: 301C

Consider. Confess. Connect. Millennial Life is designed to win and build questioning young adults for Christ through clear and relevant teaching, intentional discipleship, and close Christian community.  Through Christian apologetics (faith defense), we strive to create an atmosphere that will foster discussion, questions, and curiosity among non-believers and believers alike. Target age group: 18-32.

Moving Mountains: Praying with Passion, Confidence & Authority

Roy Morris                                  Men Only

Room: 207C

How would it feel to enter into prayer with confidence and assurance—certain that God heard you and that your prayers would make a difference?  It would likely feel amazing and unfamiliar. That’s because often our prayers seem to be met with silence or don’t appear to change anything. John Eldredge confronts these issues directly by offering a hopeful approach to prayer that is effective, relational, and rarely experienced by most Christians.  Book & Workbook: $20

The Quest

Karen Bryant                               Women Only

Room:          105D

An Excursion Toward Intimacy with God by Beth Moore - Curiosity is hardwired in humanity. In this study, delve into Scripture to explore how God created us to seek after Him—a God who desires to be found and known. In this lifelong quest of faith, learn to develop your intimacy with Him and embrace the adventure that comes with living a life for God.  Workbook: $15

Think Differently

Jared Lott & Cory Brookins

Room: 201C

In a world constantly bombarded by the fictions of a self-absorbed culture, managing our thinking becomes an even trickier proposition. This James MacDonald study identifies strongholds, examines how they came to be, and offers believers a biblical path toward repentance and the renewing of their minds. Workbook: $15

What Keeps You Up at Night

Shawn Tootill

Room: 202C

Uncertainty is paralyzing and today’s world has created an environment ripe for the kind of uncertainty that has shackled an entire generation in a paralysis-inducing fear. This Pete Wilson study will help develop habits for coping with fear and provide the tools for remaining in motion toward an anxiety-free life.  Workbook: $10

Creation Discipleship - Life

Ed Coppola and Susan Kimball                                                     

Room: 208C

Creation discipleship this semester will focus on biology as we explore evidence from nature and the Scriptures that the Genesis account of life is true and trustworthy.  Topics include the origin of life, dinosaurs and the Bible, what modern genetics reveals about mankind, living fossils, natural selection and mutations, the so called “races,” apemen, Darwin, and much more.

Life of Christ

Michael T. Walker                                                                        

Room: Chapel

Real security.  Can I know I have it?  Permanent peace.  Reality or fiction?  Am I willing to admit I cannot supply my own answers?  Christ promises to supply me abundantly.  The closer I get to Him, the more I will trust Him to be my Source.  His life is my Door.  Knock and see what happens.  Course materials provided.

Grief Share                                         

Leader                                                                                         

Room: 101D

If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.  This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.  Grief Share is a place to find support and healingduring a time of loss. 

Love & Respect

O’Shields & Snellgroves

Room: 203C

Back by request.  Dr. Emerson Eggerichs and his wife Sarah launched the Love & Respect Conferences based on scientific and biblical research.  They answer three major questions in this video-based Bible Study: Why do we negatively react to each other in marriage?  How do I best motivate my spouse?  What if my spouse does not respond to me?  This series has given hope and new life to thousands of marriages.  Workbook: $10

Religious Freedom: How the Gospel Shapes our First Freedom

Keith & Irene Smith

Room: 103D          

Religious liberty has protected Christians in America from having to decide whether to follow either the rule of our country or our God-given conscience, but that may not always be the case. This Russell Moore study articulates what the Bible teaches about religious liberty through an overarching biblical theology. Workbook: $10

Sacred Marriage

David & Cindy Conrad                          

Room: 200D

Happy is good. Holy is better. Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person.  It’s a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust Him more fully, and love Him more deeply.  See how God can use marriage as a discipline and a motivation to reflect more of the character of Jesus. Workbook: $10

STUDENTS

Middle and High School at 6:00 PM                                 Student Building

College Students at 7:30 PM                                             Truth Building

Thrive Student Ministry exists to help students know God more, and through that experience the abundant life He has prepared for them in relationship to Him, other Christians, and in serving a lost world. So on Wednesday nights we engage with God’s Word and in our relationships with one another in fresh and exciting ways! We are serious about helping you to know God more. We just have a lot of fun doing it! Come and see for yourself!

KidS

5:45-6:30 PM Mission Friends

6:30-7:15 PM Preschool Choir (3rd Floor B)

Mission Friends exists for those interested in learning about our world and the missionaries who share God’s love to all groups of people.

5:45-6:30 PM Children’s Choir/Bible Drill (4th Floor B)

6:30-7:15 PM GA’s (Girls in Action) and RA’s (Royal Ambassadors)

Bible Drill exists to raise up a generation of Christ followers through encouraging them to hide God’s Word in their heart.


Thursday

BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP (BSF)                  

Mary Marshall (class administrator)          9:30-11:30 AM      C.C. Moore Chapel

BSF is an in-depth, interdenominational Bible study that helps women know God and equips them to effectively serve the Church throughout the world. BSF will be studying the Gospel of John with a fourfold approach to Bible Study so each participant receives maximum benefit. Please contact Mary Marshall at mahemarshall@yahoo.com or Linda Geiger at lhgeiger@comcast.net. Also, visit www.bsfinternational.org for more information.

 

WOMEN IN THE WORD

Sarah Ann Gay                                 10:00-11:00 AM                                 203 Fellowship Hall

We will begin our study in the Book of Acts.  There are no homework assignments except to read the Scriptures week by week.  Join us for a precious time in God's Word.


Friday

FRIDAY MEN’S BIBLE STUDY

Mark Broersma                   6:30 AM                    Family Life Center


Saturday

PASTOR’S PRAYER PARTNERS

The Pastor’s Prayer Partners commit to pray for our pastor, staff, and church family. The monthly meetings meet in the Family Life Center at 8:00AM.  A key role for the partners is to take approved prayer requests of the Pastor, disseminate them quickly, and allow the men to pray specifically.  If you would like to join a tribe, please contact Ray Mcleod (raymcleod@outlook.com) or David Champion (nolechamp88@knology.net).

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