Discipleship Classes

FBCN regularly offers discipleship classes to help our members and guests grow deeper in their faith. Typically, we offer a 12-16 week Fall and Spring session. 

NEW Discipleship Studies

Wednesday, September 6th @ 6:00 pm

  • Desiring God

    By John piper

    Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God!  Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential.

    Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God.  Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him.

    Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering.

    Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure.  Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy.


    Facilitated by: Pastor Tim

  • Parenting

    by Paul Tripp

    In the midst of folding laundry, coordinating carpool schedules, and breaking up fights, many parents get lost. Feeling pressure to do everything “right” and raise up “good” children, it’s easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas.

    In this life-giving book, Paul Tripp offers parents much more than a to-do list. Instead, he presents us with a big-picture view of God’s plan for us as parents. He shows that we need more than the latest parenting strategy or list of techniques. Rather, we need the rescuing grace of God―grace that has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents.

    Dr. Paul David Tripp explores 14 practical and gospel-centered principles that will help parents see their role through the lens of God's Word and change the way they interact with their children. Principles include grace, identity, lies, authority, foolishness, and character.

    Parents often feel unqualified for the job at hand. The good news is God doesn't call people to be parents because they are able but because He is able. If you read your Bible carefully, you will understand that God doesn't call able people to do important things. Abraham, Moses, David, the disciples - none of them were able. God's plan is to make his invisible grace visible to children by sending parents of grace to give grace to children who need it.

    Facilitated by: Pastor Gordon

  • unshakable hope

    by max lucado

    What feels shaky in your world? Maybe you feel hurt by the past, disappointed by the present, or worried about the future. If so, there is hope. For every problem in life, God has given you a promise.

    Max Lucado unpacks 12 of the Bible’s most significant promises, equipping you to overcome difficult circumstances by keeping your focus on the hope found in the promises of Scripture.

    Now more than ever, we need the definitive declarations of our mighty and loving God.

    In this study, you will be reminded that God’s promises are irrevocable because:

    • God is unchanging
    • God is faithful
    • God is strong
    • God cannot lie

    What is your life built on—the circumstances of life or the promises of God? The answer to that question changes everything. Join Max as he takes a closer look at Scripture’s unbreakable promises and shows you how to live with unshakable hope.

    Facilitated by: Jay Swope

  • garden to glory

    by courtney doctor

    Have you ever . . .
    ...wondered what Exodus has to do with Ephesians?
    ...wanted to study your Bible but didn’t know where to begin?
    ...thought of the Bible as nothing more than a set of rules to be followed?

    If so, this study was written for you! The Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is a beautiful, epic, and cohesive story. It is the story of how our eternal God is on a grand mission to redeem and restore his rebellious and wayward children. But it is not a story meant to merely inform us. The story itself is meant to transform us and invite us to participate in this glorious redemption of all things!

    You will marvel at the steadfast love of our God who longs to dwell with his children again as he did in the Garden—and who will stop at nothing until he does.

    Facilitated by: Tina Recla / Jennae Wiese

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