CULTIVATE is a key part of the strategy for spiritual growth at Faithbridge. CULTIVATE describes our personal development as followers of Jesus. It is what Paul described in 1 Timothy 4:7 when he said, “train yourself to be godly.” After you are engaged in a Connection Group, consider one of our CULTIVATE classes on Wednesday nights with specific opportunities for men, women and couples to get involved.
Classes meet Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM unless otherwise noted.
Fall Classes begin August 30, 2017.
Classes for All Adults
Praying with Paul
The apostle Paul found the kind of spiritual closeness in his own fellowship with the Father that is available to all of us. In Praying with Paul, D.A. Carson leads participants into the “Epistles” to see what the Apostle Paul taught in his “school of prayer.” Facilitated by David Westbrook, there is no cost to attend.
Created by Steve Urban and based on CS Lewis’ book, Mere Christianity, this bible study is specifically intended for those seeking to deepen their understanding of God by nurturing the thinking faith that alone is pleasing to Him. This is not a special faithit is the faith commanded in the scriptures. It will require putting on one’s thinking cap and putting forth mental effort – the kind of effort Christ sought when He spoke in parables and asked difficult questions. Facilitated by Janie Timones, the cost for the book is $10.00.
Financial Peace University
We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University is that Plan! It teaches God’s way of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! Grant McMillian facilitates this course.
As a believer, you know angels exist. Hebrews 13:2 tells us that we may entertain them without even knowing it. They helped announce the birth of Christ, and one arrived to strengthen Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. Who are these powerful warriors and servants of God? During this study, we will dig deep into the biblical clues of this wonderful mystery. Facilitated by Harold Stanfill, there is no cost to attend.
Classes for Women
Patience: Fruit of the Spirit
Have you ever asked God for patience…right now? It is easier to joke about patience than to become patient. You can tell that God is growing patience in you when you run into frustrating experiences; when others fail to meet your expectations; when people you depend on let you down. Most of all, you are learning patience when you call out to the Lord for help and he seems to be on vacation. In the face of such trials, the bible tells us that patience is worth the wait. This Fruit of the Spirit study will help you discover the benefits of waiting. Led by Heather Corey, the cost for the book is $10.00.
The Daniel Prayer
In Daniel chapter 9, Daniel poured out his heart in prayer and lives were changed. The Daniel Prayer is not an everyday type of prayer, but one birthed under pressure, heartache, grief, desperation. Or it can be triggered by a revelation of hope, an answered prayer, a promise received. This DVD study by Anne Graham Lotz will help you to understand that this type of prayer, one that changes nations and impacts generations, is possible in your own life. Facilitated by Denise Davidson, the cost for the study guide is $10.00.
Chronological Bible Discipleship
We will continue our Chronological Bible Discipleship studies that began in January 2017. If you have taken CBD before and would like to join a current class, please contact Norma Anderson via email at email@example.com or call 874-2204. Note: New CBD classes will start in January 2018 for people interested in beginning CBD.
Classes for Men
This course is designed to strengthen men through weekly encouragement and accountability, teach biblical masculinity and train them to walk daily with God and be a witness. It is a rigorous course that requires a significant commitment to complete. Mandatory orientation will be held on Wednesday, August 30th in the Front Lobby. Cost is $25.00 for materials.
We will study Pat Morley’s book, Man in the Mirror, and look at all aspects of life in relation to God’s purpose for men including identities, relationships, finances, time, temperament and integrity. We will also continue in the 2:7 series and learn various ways to share our faith. This class is open to all men who have completed Yokefellows 1. Cost for materials is $15.00.
Yokefellows 3 is designed to help men build on the spiritual disciplines learned in Yokefellows 1 & 2 as they develop skills for ministry and find a place of service. We will be studying John Stott’s book, Acts: Seeing the Spirit at Work. This class is open to all men who have completed Yokefellows 2. Cost for the book is $9.00.