...to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ...
As Christians, we are each called to disciple one another towards spiritual maturity in Christ. Ephesians 4:11-16 instruct us that evangelists, pastors and teachers are given to the church in order to equip the body for the work of ministry. As the Body is equipped, we are to speak the truth in love to one another so that we, each, grow in maturity that reflects the character and person of Christ. We offer these seasonal Equippers Classes to work towards this goal.
the 8 c's of Bible Study
In an effort to equip the members of the church to study their Bibles more effectively we encourage Bible study to be done with intentionality. Gospel Fellowship desires these tools to help individuals to look at different aspects of scripture and to apply them appropriately.
How is the passage structured? Every passage of scripture has some form of structure.
How does this passage fit within what came before it?
List and describe the human and Divine characters in this passage.
What other Scriptures shed light on this text?
How does this passage point us to the person and work of Christ?
State in one sentence the main point that the original author wanted his original audience to understand and apply from this passage.
List two bulletin points from a commentary that gives further light to this passage.
State in one sentence how this text should shape who the church is to be and what the church should do.
"Equippers Jr." : We will be offering an Equippers Jr. class for any students 4th - 6th grade. This class will provide your student with tools to help them read their Bible, to understand general theological concepts, and more.
"Family Worship" : Come and learn biblical foundations and precedents for leading family worship. Not only will a biblical foundation be laid, but practical tools will be discussed in order to help you lead family worship confidently on your own. This class will be held in the conference room.
"Discipleship Class" : The discipleship class will equip you to engage in practical discipleship. This will be accomplished by using the sermon from the previous week and applying it in various ways. This class will be held in the former resource room.
"Gentle and Lowly" : This class will walk through the Gentle and Lowly book according to the schedule provided for the congregation. There will be opportunity to discuss what was insightful from the chapter and ways in which individuals are able to apply the truths contained in the book and Scripture.