Your relationship with God is everything. We take that seriously at FFC. Wednesday evening enrichment classes are offered each Fall and Winter for 6 weeks. We also value fellowship, so bring a friend and meet new ones. Childcare is provided.
February 1 - March 8, 2023 Classes:
FORWARD PART II by DR. DAVID JEREMIAH
Led by Pastors Jeff and Ann Hoy. Everyone offers a plan on how you should move forward in life. But before you get started, you should know GOD'S plan! Imagine a tomorrow where you discover your God-given purpose, maximize your mindset, easily prioritize your time, overcome your fears, outlive your life, fulfill your purpose, and receive your eternal reward! Wouldn’t that be amazing? The steps to discovering God’s presence and purpose in your life present a pathway forward no matter who you are, what your age, what your circumstances, or what you desire to do. Let Forward be your step-by-step plan of action that helps you move past where you are to where you want to be. Learn how God wants to: Expand your dreams; Give you divine direction; Plant within you a life purpose; Equip you with tools to overcome fear; Grant you great personal accomplishment; Find a mission that will outlive your life.
GROWING THROUGH DIVORCE by JIM SMOKE
Led by Damaris Torres. No one goes into marriage expecting to get divorced. If you are separated, going through a divorce, recently divorced or divorced for years, this class is for you. It will help you by using Biblical principles to help you through this confusing time. Jim Smoke is an internationally known author, speaker and life coach. He is recognized as an expert on divorce recovery.
THE PRODIGAL GOD by TIM KELLER
Led by Bob and Brenda Brant. Taking his trademark intellectual approach to understanding Christianity, Timothy Keller uncovers the essential message of Jesus, locked inside his most familiar parable. Within that parable, Jesus reveals God’s prodigal grace toward both the irreligious and the moralistic. This book will challenge both devout and skeptics to see Christianity in a whole new way.
TAKE BACK YOUR TEMPLE PART II by KIMBERLY TAYLOR
Led by L. A. Waelti, Stef Greer, and Andrea Lewis. On Kimberly’s weight loss journey, she discovered that weight loss is a Spiritual and emotional battle. Through the Take Back Your Temple Christian weight loss program, you too will learn how to become a fit and healthy person day by day as you: Put off your old self and put on your new, empowering identity in Christ, Overcome mental strongholds and emotional eating that weighs you down, Develop an “Overcomers” mindset in a community of support so that we all finish well together. What we believe about ourselves determines how we treat ourselves. It’s Time to Take Back Your Temple! The scripture 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 inspired the name “Take Back Your Temple”, “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” Use your weight loss experience to draw you closer to Him. In that way, God can be glorified through it. Let’s glorify our God in body and Spirit so that others can taste and see that He is good through us!
BECOMING ONE by Jimmy Evans
Led by Steve and Alvena Schoenwolf. Lasting love is so much more than physical attraction. The secret to falling in love and staying in love is realizing what it truly means to become one with another person. In this inspiring series, you’ll discover the secrets to having a thriving relationship including: How to know the purpose for your marriage; Making love in your spouse’s language; How to create your soul mate; Overcoming negative, toxic thoughts; and The secrets to experiencing lasting intimacy. Closeness and satisfaction can become reality like you never thought possible. Experience the joy of becoming one together.
HOW TO STUDY THE BIBLE INDUCTIVELY AND THEN APPLY IT TO “THE BOOK OF JUDE”
Led by Mindy and Mark Ross. The purpose of an Inductive Bible Study Method is to understand the Word of God by first observing the text (discovering what the passage says), interpreting it (figuring out what it means), and applying the message of Bible passages to our lives (determining how it can change us and walking in light of the truth we’ve learned). This class will equip you to study your Bible for the rest of your life.
“BASIC” SERIES by FRANCIS CHAN
Led by Moe and Sheila Desrosiers. The BASIC Collection is a seven part series with Francis Chan. The BASIC short film series, through Francis Chan's teaching, challenges us to reclaim the simple, full, and beautiful journey of the church that is described in Scripture. In these films, he asks the questions many are wondering about: What is church? Who is it for? Is it broken? Can it be better? “If I only had this as my guide . . . if all I had was the Bible . . . and I was to read this book and start a 'church,' what would it look like?” asks Francis Chan, in the BASIC series. “Would it look like the thing we have built here and all refer to as church? Or would it look radically different?” The BASIC Collection features seven reflection guides, bonus features, and all seven films, including: Fear God, Follow Jesus, Holy Spirit, Fellowship, Teaching, Prayer, and Communion.
LIFE AND MINISTRY OF THE MESSIAH by RAY VANDER LAAN
Led by Jenna and Eric Marshall. This six-session small group Bible study, Life and Ministry of the Messiah, from noted teacher and historian, Ray Vander Laan, is volume three of the 12-part That the World May Know series. In it, Vander Laan illustrates how Jesus’ call to follow Him turned the world upside down. Journey back to the time of Jesus. Marvel at the magnificence of Herod’s palace. Scramble among the ruins of Qumran. And wonder at the simplicity and wisdom of Jesus’ parables. In the Life and Ministry of the Messiah, you and your group will discover how the events of Jesus’ day impacted His life, ministry and communication…and then you’ll learn how it affects yours. Filmed on location in Israel, That the World May Know is a unique video series that brings God's Word to life with astounding relevance. By weaving together the Bible's fascinating historical, cultural, religious, and geographical contexts, teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan reveals unique insights into the Scriptures.
GOOD GRIEF – CHANGED FOREVER, GRIEVING THE DEATH OF SOMONE YOU LOVE By ROBERT ZUCKER, HEATHER GARY AND MONIQUE CERUNDOLO
Led by Melissa Wessel & Janet and Robert Pasfield. When someone we love dies, our lives are changed forever. The pain and sorrow we feel seems as if it will never end. In this powerful, therapeutic, video presentation, you will see and hear others discuss what you are going through right now. You will learn how to let yourself walk through your grief without letting it overwhelm you. Testimonies of people who have recently experienced the death of a loved one, as well as experts in the field, talk about how to slowly integrate the loss you have experienced, and the grief that comes with it, into a life that is changed forever.
SPRING ZOOM CLASS
THE LAMB OF GOD by NANCY GUTHRIE (FOR WOMEN ONLY) THURSDAYS STARTING MARCH 2
Led by Nancy Deibner. “For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me.” (John 5:46) Jesus's declaration that Moses wrote of Him frames this study of four books of the Pentateuch—Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy—as we discover the many ways that Moses spoke about Christ. Seasoned Bible teacher Nancy Guthrie shows that the Bible's story from beginning to end is the story of the Lamb—the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Over ten weeks of guided personal Bible study, relevant teaching, and group discussion, you will see the person and work of Christ: in the person of Moses as a great deliverer, mediator, and prophet; in the manna, the water from the rock, and the bronze serpent on the pole; and in the priesthood, tabernacle, and sacrificial system. Gain a fresh perspective on the story of Israel's deliverance and journey, a broader understanding of Jesus as the fulfillment of Scripture, and much more, when you join with Nancy on this incredible journey to see Jesus in the Old Testament! Contact Nancy by email at email@example.com to join this class.