ADULT DISCIPLESHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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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MEN’S BIBLE STUDY
Dr. Larry Bruce
Family Life Center
A round-table discussion group of 25-30 attendees centered on a book of the Bible. Everyone is encouraged to participate and explore any theological or practical application of the Biblical text..
Women’s Bible Study
“Job: A Story of Unlikely Joy” by Lisa Harper
(Begins Tuesday, January 15th) Discover the redemptive facet of Job’s suffering. Learn to view pain as a way to strengthen your faith, point others to the Gospel, and trust in the Lord because His providence will never take you to a place where His grace will not sustain you.
Psalm 23: The Shepherd with Me
(Begins Tuesday, March 5th) Many women know Psalm 23 by heart but haven’t experienced its power in their lives. This beloved psalm can breathe new life into women who are weary and unsure of their next steps. It’s more than a psalm that comforts in death; it gives confidence in life.
All classes begin Wednesday, January 16th at 6:00 PM
Pastor's Bible Study
Dr. Craig Conner
Every week, our pastor enjoys delving into a book of the Bible line-by-line and giving an in-depth, expository teaching. He will be exploring the topic of spiritual warfare as he goes through the sixth chapter of Ephesians.
God Of Creation
Worship Center - 178
Join us as Jen Wilkin 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 following three critical stages of understanding: comprehension, interpretation, and application.
The Biblical and Geologic History of the Earth
WC - Upstairs Lobby
Ed Coppola & Susan Kimball
Creation discipleship this semester focuses on the recent creation of the earth, as clearly documented in the Bible, vs. geological evolution over long ages. Topics include the age of the earth, dating fossils and rocks, the global flood, Noah’s Ark, the fossil record, the Grand Canyon, and the ice age. In “Beyond is Genesis History: Rocks & Fossils," Del Tackett (creator of the Truth Project) interviews six creation scientists on-location. Learn how the world around us validates Biblical Creation.
Bible Study with Cissy
WC - Downstairs Lobby
New Testament Survey
(Continued from Fall 2018) In this study, David Platt examines the New Testaments in its literary, historical, and theological dimensions, and it offers a survey of all 27 books in the New Testament.
Letters to the Church
(Begins March 16th) Speaking out of deep love for the Church, Francis Chan guides Christ followers to live out God’s magnificent and beautiful vision for His Church: a vision we may have lost but God has never forgotten.
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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
The Most Excellent Way
The Most Excellent Way (MEW) provides meetings for men and women who are struggling, or have struggled, with addiction. All meetings are based on God’s Word and are teaching environments. We also welcome and encourage anyone who is affected by addictive behavior to attend our meetings.
Family & Friends Meeting
Al and Martha Harris
In addition to its own meetings, The Most Excellent Way offers biblical solutions and support for spouses, parents, or anyone else who believes they are or tend to enable co-dependent behavior of loved ones. Attendees are encouraged 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.
*Meeting in Harrises’ home. For more information call Martha at 850-381-4922.
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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
Worship Center - 144
Seth and Tricia Snellgrove
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.
Let Hope In
Worship Center - 177
None of us are immune from feelings of hopelessness, but the Bible tells us, and this study reminds us, that we can rejoice when we run into problems because they help us endure and give us strength, character, and hope.
Worship Center - 135
We are all grieving different losses as we learn to deal with “life after the storm.” Storm Share is a place to find caring support as we face challenges and move toward rebuilding together.
Foundations: Know God. Love God. Obey God.
Ginger Master & Erin Toole
"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.
BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP (BSF)
(Begins Thursday, January 10th) BSF is an in-depth, interdenominational Bible study that helps women know God and equips them to effectively serve the Church throughout the world. Please contact Mary Marshall (email@example.com) or Linda Geiger (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit www.bsfinternational.org for more information.
Women in the Word
Sarah Ann Gay
(Begins Thursday, January 10th) Many Bible commentaries say Romans is the most important and most profound book in the New Testament!
FRIDAY MEN’S BIBLE STUDY
Begins Friday, January 4th.
Pastor’s Prayer Partners
Every 2nd Saturday
The pastor’s prayer partners commit to pray for our pastor, staff, and church family. A key role for the partners is to take approved prayer requests of Dr. Conner, disseminate them quickly, and allow the men to pray specifically. If you would like to join a tribe, please contact Ray Mcleod (email@example.com) or David Champion (firstname.lastname@example.org).