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  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

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Share                                

5:00 PM                             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, August 20th, complimentary light supper served at 5:00 PM; First Night of Visitation: Monday, August 27th (childcare provided)


Tuesday

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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 beginning Sept. 5th. Join us for the Open House on Tuesday, August 21st from 9-11 AM. For more information, please contact Rachel Ivy at racheldza@icloud.com or 850.890.1311.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY

Dr. Larry Bruce                        9:00-10:30 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.

"Ephesians" by Tony Merida (6 weeks)

Linda Sims                                  9:30-11:00 AM                             Chapel         

(Begins Tuesday, August 21st)  The Book of Ephesians provides Paul's most direct address about the life of a disciple of Jesus, addressing issues related to new life, the community of believers, the pursuits of unity and holiness, and life's challenges. This study plays off scripture to offer practical answers to contemporary believers' basic questions about the Christian life and our identity in Christ. Workbook: $10

 

"What Matters Most" by Karen Ehman (7 weeks)

(Begins Tuesday, October 2nd)  The world has always been full of trials, disappointments, temptations, fractured friendships, and financial hardships. Yet Paul’s letter to the Philippians claims we can discover contentment and joy in the midst of it all by prioritizing what matters most—Christ. This study will help you to deepen your relationship with Jesus, turn your worries into worship, and develop gospel-centered tools for navigating relational conflict

 

Moms in Prayer International

9:30-10:30 AM                                  Room: 106 C-Building

(Begins Tuesday, Sept. 4th)  Mom's In Prayer International invites any woman desiring to pray for our children and their schools, preschool through college, to come experience the joy of replacing anxiety with peace and hope when you pray scripturally and specifically for your child. Childcare is available. 


Wednesday

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

All classes begin at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, August 22nd

                                             

David Hecht                                  Fellowship Hall

August 1 - September 5 | The Covenants of God | 2 Corinthians 1:20 

God has ordained a series of biblical covenants designed to bring forth eternal salvation and the new creation. Each covenant is related, fulfilled in the person and work of Jesus Christ, and applied to our lives by faith. Study and apply these exciting promises in a new series entitled The Covenants of God on Wednesday nights beginning August 1.


Adults

SPIRITUAL

All Things New

Roy Morris                                  Men Only                                  203FH

Most Christians miss the ultimate hope for their future because their views of heaven are vague, religious . . . and, frankly, boring.  Hope begins when we understand that for the believer, nothing is lost.  Heaven is not an endless life of harp strumming and worship singing in the clouds.  Rather, the life we long for – the paradise Adam and Eve knew – is precisely the life that is coming to us.  And that life is coming soon.  A study by John Eldredge. Workbook & Book: $20

 

The Forgotten Jesus

Craig Dinkins                                  105 D
Most Christians would say they know Jesus, but do we really know Him? Through the years our understanding of Jesus has been shaped by different cultural influences. Many Christians have forgotten that Jesus was a Jewish man living in a Jewish land, observing Jewish customs, and investing His life in Jewish men and women.  A study by Robby Gallaty. Workbook: $10

 

Foundations

Ginger Master & Erin Toole                              Women Only                              109D

"The more you know God, the more you love God, the more you obey God."  This class is a 12 month long Bible reading plan that highlights foundational passages of Scripture every disciple should know.  It is an intensive study that will help develop the disciple's ability to better understand God's Word through daily readings, weekly journaling, and scripture memorization. Designed for an intimate small group, this class will challenge you to grow in your knowledge of, love for, and obedience to Jesus.  Limited seating available.  Workbook: $15.

 

James: Faith Works

Forrest and Carol Ann Whitehurst                              209 C-Building

Understand that works don’t save us, rather good works follow true faith as our beliefs and actions line up with each other.  James had a unique earthly relationship with Jesus, but his letter clarifies what the Christian life should look like for us all. Join Matt Chandler as he explores the Book of James.  Workbook: $15

 

Lies Women Believe                           

Sonya Mabery                                       Women Only                                           203 C- Building

Lies Women Believe by Nancy DeMoss

Satan is the master deceiver; his lies are endless. And the lies Christian women believe are at the root of most of their struggles. This study exposes those areas of deception most commonly believed by Christian women—lies about God, sin, priorities, marriage and family, emotions, and more – and sheds light on how we can be delivered from bondage and set free by God’s truth! Workbook & Book: $20

 

Living Free: Learning to Pray God’s Word

Karen Cook                                           Women Only                                           102 D-Building

Ready to replace false strongholds with true freedom in Christ?  As you learn to pray Scripture with Living Free, you’ll realize the life God desires for you. Author Beth Moore explores the somewhat radical idea that we cannot please God by being perfect. Workbook: $10 & Book: $10

 

Millennial Life

Billy & Beverly Findley                                                                   

Young adults, let’s do life together. We meet in homes for prayer and Bible study at 6:15 PM on Wednesdays. Topics are practical, relevant, and interactive as we discuss the deep truths of God’s Word in a relaxed setting. As a group, we share meals together, serve our community, and enjoy hanging out during the week. Join us and strengthen your commitment to Christ.  “Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together…but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near,” (Heb. 10:24-25). 

For the address of this Wednesday’s host home, text “HOME” to 850.276.0311 (Beverly Findley) or 850.339.8161 (Billy Findley). 
 

What Keeps You Up at Night

Shawn Tootill                                           202 C-Building

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 & Book: $20

 

When God Doesn’t Fix It

Stacy Smith                                          Women Only                                           209 Fellowship Hall

God may not fix everything in our lives, but we can know that God will lead us to a place where we are better because of it. In this study, Laura Story examines the twists and turns that took place in her own life and in the lives of heroes of the faith like Abraham, Sarah, David, and Paul to bring them closer to him and set them on the path he wanted them to take in spite of their flaws and brokenness.  Workbook: $10

 

DOCTRINE

 

Apostle’s Creed

Keith & Irene Smith                                           103 D-Building

The Apostles’ Creed was born from the apostles’ teachings. It contains essential doctrines and beliefs that summarize the gospel and the foundation of our faith. The scriptural truths contained in the creed enable us to build our Christian lives on good theology, with the knowledge that our faith is rooted in truth and a rich history.  The lines of the creed aren’t mere words. They are the essence of what we confess and believe. A study by Matt Chandler.  Workbook: $15

 

 

God Of Creation

Kristin Lambert                                                 208 Fellowship Hall

The opening lines and chapters of Genesis teach us fundamental truths about God. Join Jen Wilkin as she teaches how God brought light after darkness, order after chaos, and rest after toil—all through the power of His Word.  A verse-by-verse study through the first 11 chapters of Genesis by following three critical stages of understanding: comprehension, interpretation, and application. Workbook: $15

 

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

Ed Coppola and Susan Kimball                                                     208 C-Building

Did you ever look up into a starlit night sky in total awe?  Did you ever wonder about the big bang, billions of years, starlight and time, star formation, galaxies, comets, the earth, the moon, and the planets?  How do the heavens declare the glory of God as so clearly stated in Psalm 19?  What aren’t we being told by secular scientists about our universe?   Learn the answers to these questions and much more as we learn how the Universe declares the Glory of our God.

 

Modern Parables

Mike Walker                                           201 C-Building

Modern Parables seeks to re-create the emotional immediacy that Jesus’ 1st-century audience felt when hearing the parables. It does this by using some of the best parable scholarship and exploring it through creative filmmaking. The gut-level understanding made possible by the films is intended to drive listeners into a deeper understanding of the Bible. People can immediately relate to what the films are saying as well as to what the pastors are teaching. Workbook: $15

Secret Church : Old/New Testament Surveys

Cissy Grubbs                                           100 D-Building

In this Study, David Platt examines the Old and New Testaments in its literary, historical, and theological dimensions, and it offers a survey of all 39 books in the OT and 27 books in the NT. Offers a tour of the entire New Testament, including an overview of each of the 27 books.  We’ll see how the New Testament fulfills what was anticipated in the Old Testament, shining a spotlight on the King, Jesus Christ, and the gospel of His Kingdom.  Workbooks: $10 (for both)

 

PRACTICAL

 

Art of Parenting

James & Bobbie Oshields and Neal & Crystal Stewart                                           207 C-Building

Lay a spiritual foundation that your children will build on for the rest of their days. Drawing on expertise gleaned through their years of ministry, the Raineys offer advice on how to help your kids discover who they are in Christ, live wisely and honorably, foster godly connections, and understand God's purpose for their lives. Workbook: $15

 

Divorce Care                                                 

Genia Robinson                                            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: $15

 

Family & Friends Meeting

Al & Martha Harris and Chris & Connie Justice                     204 Fellowship Hall

“The Most Excellent Way” now offers Biblical solutions and support for those who believe they are or tend to be “co-dependent.”  This meeting helps spouses, parents, “adult children” to stop trying to control, fix and blame their dependent loved ones in order to justify and survive their own misery.  They receive loving support and learn how others are becoming God-dependent – the process of taking responsibility for their thoughts, attitudes and actions despite their circumstances. 

 

Grief Share                                         

Virginia Seal                                                                            101 D-Building

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. 

 

Just Open the Door

Kim Carroll                                           200 C-Building

Hospitality is one of the best ways to live out the two greatest commandments: loving God with all your heart and loving your neighbor as yourself. But often we get caught up in perfecting our homes and conversations before opening our doors.  Look to scripture to learn to replace cultural expectations with biblical hospitality to create a legacy of invitation and reflect Jesus through simple acts of service. Workbook: $15

 

Love & Respect

Seth & Tricha Snellgrove                                          205 C-Building

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

 

LEADERSHIP

 

A Walk In The Corporate Work Place as a Christian

Tommy Berry                                           107 D-Building

Learn how to be a Christian in the modern corporate work place, the “dos’ and don’t.”  One must trust God and keep on trucking. How to apply this to your life.  GOD, Family and work. What does this mean in todays world. Many practical application(s) for daily living and working.  

 


STUDENTS

Middle and High School at 6:00 PM                                 Student Building

College Students at 6:00 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 enables women to deepen their relationship to God and equips them to effectively serve the Church by the study of His Word.This year there is a brand new study, People of the Promise Land, Part One.  It focuses on the lives of Joshua, Ruth, David, and Solomon. BSF encourages women to live out Biblical truths. Be ready for a life transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit. This year there is a Children's Program, ages 2 weeks till 5 years old. They study on their level the same program as the adults. Starts Thursday, September 13th. You may pre-register online at  http://www.bsfinternational.org/class/307.

 

Women in the Word

Sarah Ann Gay                           10:00-11:00AM                           208 Fellowship Hall

Many Bible commentaries say Romans is the most important and most profound book in the New Testament! 


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 8:00 AM.  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).