Adult Discipleship Classes

Sunday School Classes
Sunday School is the church mobilized to carry out the Great Commission to make disciples according to Matthew 28:18-20. Our classes are open groups that are organized into departments based on age and life stage. An open group is a group that expects guests each time it meets. Sunday School classes gather each Sunday morning from 9:00 to 10:15 a.m. to engage men and women in biblical community through the study of God's Word, prayer and caring for one another.

Because Sunday School teachers play such a vital part in our overall disciple-making process, we ask that prospective teachers meet some basic requirements before serving as leaders. Prospective teachers need to be members of the church who are actively participating in a class and who have at least some experience leading Bible study discussion in a group setting. The Discipleship Pastor will meet with each prospective teacher prior to him/her leading a group of people.

Discipleship Classes
Discipleship classes are short-term, topical classes that equip believers to grow in some aspect of discipleship. Classes meet for usually 6-8 weeks to dive deep into a particular topic, such as understanding how to study the Bible, financial management, marriage, parenting, evangelism training and prayer. There is usually a charge associated with workbooks or books which participants purchase for the duration of the class. Most discipleship classes meet on campus on Sunday nights from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Or on Wednesday nights from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Classes typically begin meeting at the beginning of the Fall, Winter and Spring semesters.

Because Discipleship facilitators play such a vital part in our overall disciple-making process, we ask that prospective facilitators meet some basic requirements before serving as leaders. Prospective facilitators need to be members of the church who are actively participating in a class and who have at least some experience leading Bible study discussion in a group setting. The Discipleship Pastor will meet with each prospective facilitator prior to him/her leading a group of people.

Weekday Bible Studies
Weekday Bible studies for men and women connect people into an ongoing Bible study experience. These Bible studies are open groups that meet on campus. Most of them meet year round, with the exception of holidays. These Bible studies include the Prayer and Share Wednesday night Bible study,, the Titus 2 Women's Bible study that meets on 2nd and 4th Thursdays, a Men's Bible study that meets on Wednesday nights, a Griefshare group that meets on Sunday nights and other Bible studies for women offered during the week at various times.

Prospective teachers of these Bible study groups need to be members of the church who are actively participating in a class and who have at least some experience leading Bible study discussion in a group setting. The Discipleship Pastor will meet with each prospective teacher prior to him/her leading a group of people.

Off Campus Groups
Off campus groups meet in peoples' homes during the week to experience a deeper level of unity and relationships. These groups typically meet every other week for up to two hours per session and group members share in hosting the group in their homes. Each group consists of about ten to twelve people who engage in a short-term study for a brief period of time. Most groups are closed once formed, and we are always open to starting new off campus groups when we find the small group hosts to serve as facilitators.

Prospective group hosts need to be members of the church who are actively participating in a class and who have at least some experience leading Bible study discussion in a group setting. The Discipleship Pastor will meet with each prospective group host prior to him/her leading a group of people.

Discovering Discipleship
Discovering Discipleship is an eight session class that introduces new and growing believers to the essentials of discipleship and disciple-making. Discipleship involves becoming responsible for one's own spiritual well being. Disciple-making involves becoming responsible for another person's spiritual well being until that person reaches a certain level of maturity. Discovering Discipleship is based on Follow: A Kingdom Person Resource which outlines the seven marks of a growing disciple. This class is a recurring class that meets three to four times a year on Sunday nights and is open to all men and women who want to grow as disciples who make disciples. The class is ideal for new believers or for believers who have never been personally discipled. People interested in taking this class can email us for more information at dfletcher@fbcmi.com.

Discovering FBCMI
Discovering FBCMI is a class required for people to attend prior to joining the church. This class meets once each month, either on a Sunday morning in the Bowling Alley at 9:00 a.m.or a Wednesday night in The Grove building at 6:00pm The purpose of the class is to introduce men and women to the discipleship process, as well as help them find a place of service and connection with a Bible study group. This class serves as an important part of our discipleship process because it provides an overview of the church's mission and spells out how each member may play a part in helping us achieve that mission in Brevard county. People interested in church membership can email us at dfletcher@fbcmi.com for more information about the membership process.

Fall 2017 Discipleship Brochure (PDF format)