CLASS SCHEDULES AND OFFERINGS:
Classes for this session will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. On Tuesday there will be a general prayer and praise service in the Fellowship Hall between 6:45 pm and 7:15 pm. Immediately after, students will report to their respective classes for the remainder of the evening session. A light dinner will be served, free of charge, from 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm for those attending Tuesday night classes. Tuesday classes will be taught from 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm. The Wednesday class will be taught from 12:00 noon –1:00 pm. Saturday classes will be taught from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. All classes will begin and end promptly. For parents that have children in Tuesday classes, please leave your classes promptly at 9:00 pm to pick up your children.
Classes offered this session, with instructors, are as follows:
September 22, 2015 – December 8, 2015
†dfree: Introduction to the Basic Aspects of Managing Life & Handling Money
Course Description:dfree® is a strategy for people to learn how to manage their lives by managing their finances. dfree® is not just another literacy program. This movement is based on a belief that living in debt is an emotional, psychological, and spiritual problem as much as it is an educational and informational one. dfree® addresses the behavioral and attitudinal keys to debt-free living. The course will allow for one to gain a clear understanding of his or her current financial status and work towards achieving the basic aspects of managing life and handling money according to biblical principles.
Textbook:dfree: Breaking Free from Financial Slavery by DeForest B. Soaries, Jr.
Instructors:Brother Michael and Sister Barbara Glasby
†Doctrine of Salvation
Course Description: What does it mean to be saved? How do I know I am saved? What am I saved from? Have you ever asked yourself these questions? If yes, then this course is for you. This is a basic course to help new members understand their role as an active disciple in the Body of Christ and also for more seasoned Christians who desire a refresher course in the foundation of Christianity.
Textbooks:The Holy Bible; Journey into Discipleship by Tommy Higle
Instructor: Deacon Robert Barnard
†Experiencing God through Prayer
Course Description: Would you like to strengthen your personal prayer time with God? You can have an exciting relationship with God; One of intimate communion with Jesus Christ! Students will learn biblical guidelines for effective, vital communication with God. Discover some of the essential keys to developing a vibrant prayer life.
Textbooks:The Holy Bible and The Power of a Praying Church by Stormie Omartian
Instructor:Rev. Pertina Scott
†The Book of Jeremiah
Course Description: The prophet Jeremiah was chosen by God to deliver a harsh message of judgment. The message broke the prophet’s heart. This Book of the Bible allows students to take a look at how sin can affect a people, a community, and even a nation. It also shows how God relentlessly pursues those He loves and His willingness to win them back.-4-
Textbooks:(1) The Wiersbe Bible Study Series – Jeremiah: Taking a Stand for the Truth by Warren W. Wiersbe, (2) Be Decisive (Jeremiah) Taking a Stand for the Truth by Warren Wiersbe, 2nd edition, David C. Cook, 2010 and the Holy Bible, any translation.
Instructor:Dr. Louvenia Richards
†Temple Restoration and Maintenance God’s Way
Course Description: In spite of all the best efforts of modern medicine AND in spite of "By His Stripes" many believers still are not whole (healed). There is no drug, operation, fad diet or pill to defeat fear, sorrow, envy, resentment and hatred – a few of the stresses plaguing us today that manifest into sickness. The demonic spirits that "stressed" the Israelites centuries ago, producing leprosy, blindness, deafness, dumbness, paralysis, gluttony, slothfulness, drunkenness, sexual immorality, etc. today are disguised as "the enemy" with stress manifesting disease and sickness into the likes of arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, insanity, alcoholism, sexual addiction, infidelity, etc. to name a few. God guaranteed the Israelites a healthy temple, joy and peace of mind if they followed His Word, and it remains true for today’s believers. This course will address spiritual as well as practical lifestyle habits to 1) resist temptation, 2) restore the Temple and 3) maintain the Temple.
Textbook (if required): (1) Fitness ABS’s by Dallas, (2) Temple Restoration and Maintenance Booklet by Dr. Rev. R. Dallas and the Holy Bible Instructor:Dr. Rev. Renette Dallas
†Introduction to the Old Testament - Part 1
Course Description: Most Christians are unfamiliar with Jesus Christ and what He read while on earth. It is very important to see God as He revealed, and interacted with creation and His people, and the world through His people. In this class we want to study God through the pages of the Old Testament. We want to see how God is still interacting in our lives daily through His Word. This will be an exciting journey into the lives of Old Testament people of God.
Textbook:Journey of a Lifetime by Tommy Higle and the Holy Bible. The instructor will also provide handouts.
Instructor: Rev. Daryl Washington
†Women in the Bible
Course Description: Through this study, participants will learn about the triumphs and failures of Hannah, Abigail, Mary the Mother of Jesus, and other women in the Bible. Through these women’s stories and biblical witness, participants will be able to apply biblical lessons to their own modern-day struggles, live through their own failures and successes, draw nearer to God, and more. New insights will be discovered, and participants will provide their own powerful witness to God’s gracious love which challenges, encourages, and leaves us feeling deeply valued. This study will provide an opportunity for each person to renew their mind through their own individual study of God’s Word with the help of the Holy Spirit. Students will be able to examine their own roadblocks to spiritual growth, use the Scriptures to dig deeper into the teachings of Jesus and to apply what is being learned into their everyday life.
Textbooks: Required:(1) Twelve Women of the Bible: Life-Changing Stories for Women Today by Lysa Terkeurst, (2) Transformed Women in the Bible by Julie Allyson Ieron; and the Holy Bible. Recommended: Between Sundays: Black Women and Everyday Struggles of Faith by Marla Frederick and Transformed by God’s Word by Sharon Steele and Jane Hoyt.
Instructor:Rev. LaWanda Kamalidiin -5-
Course Description: The Marriage Preparation Class is for engaged couples or those couples contemplating engagement. The class is MANDATORY for all couples planning to be married at Mt. Jezreel Baptist Church. The fee for the class is $50 for members and $100 for non-members, which covers all course materials and assessment tools.
Instructors: Rev. Kevin and Sis. Sandy Fennell
Tuesday Youth Classes
September 22, 2015 – December 8, 2015
Youth (Ages 6-10)
†The Armor of God
Course Description:In Ephesians 6:10-18, Paul reminds us that our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but is rather a spiritual battle. This interactive course will teach the importance of being on guard spiritually and to use the resources that God gives us. Students will learn what the "full armor of God is, learn the individual aspects of the "armor of God" and be encouraged to read the Bible and share what they have learned about Jesus.
Instructors: Sister Kim Matthews and Sister Brittany Ford
Youth (Ages 11-13)
†What's Up?: Discovering Jesus, the Gospel, and Who You REALLY Are
Course Description: This course will help answer the real questions of identity and purpose that begin to unfold in middle-school hearts and minds, revealing God's love, forgiveness, and power to change. Through the Bible and other materials students will come to understand that the gospel is all about God making us into who he meant us to be all along. As they learn how to lean wholly (and happily) on Jesus through these formative years, their lives are changed from the inside out.
Textbook: What's Up?: Discovering Jesus, the Gospel, and Who You REALLY Are and The Holy Bible.
Instructors: Deacon Karen Hines and Sister Teresa King
Youth (Ages 14-18)
†The Battlefield of the Mind Part 1: The Importance of the Mind
Course Description: Are you ready to win the battle in your mind? Do you think winning the battle in the mind is impossible? Did you know that just saying "No" out loud can break the troubling thoughts once and for all? The students will go through a series of lessons to help them overcome the battle that is in the mind.
Textbook: Battlefield of the Mind for Teens: Winning the Battle of Your Mind by Joyce Meyers
Instructors:Min. Khalida Burton and Min. Marissa Mahoney
September 23, 2015 – December 9, 2015
Instructor: Rev. Eldridge Spearman-6-
September 26, 2015 – December 12, 2015
†Biblical Interpretation – Module III
Prerequisites:Students who enroll in this course are required to have taken the following courses (through the Koinonia Bible Institute, seminary, divinity school, etc.): New Testament and Old Testament. This course is for "seasoned" Bible students, not for persons new to the study of the Bible. Perspective students must participate in regular, ongoing Bible study outside of study in which they participate as a course requirement.
Course Description:There are so many wonderful things about Jesus! This is an introduction to the Christo-centric Principle by which the Bible was Holy Ghost-inspired and by which we rightly divide and interpret the Word of truth. We will identify select references and allusions to the Lord Jesus Christ from EVERY book in the Bible. Bring your favorite Bible translation – every week we will search the Word diligently to see whether Bible publishers are subtly changing modern Bible versions to align with the Jehovah Witness "New World Translation" and the Catholic Bibles.
Textbooks:The Holy Bible and Interpreting the Scriptures by Kevin Conner and Ken Malmin
Instructor: Sister Vera Hollingsworth
†Introduction to the New Testament – Part 1
Course Description: This course covers Matthew through Ephesians. Through this survey course, participants will build a framework for understanding and interpreting the New Testament, gain an understanding of the biblical background needed for a lifetime of meaningful Bible study and respond to God as He speaks to each participant through His Word.
Textbook(s):Journey of a Lifetime by Tommy Higle and The Holy Bible (your choice of version).
Instructor:Deacon Alfreda White
Course Description: With the challenge to be a parent today comes the ever greater challenge to be a Christian Parent. This course, through real-life stories and practical application, teaches how to build enduring relationships with our children. Living in such difficult times it is important that Christian parents have the confidence and courage to tackle what is being presented to our children. This course will discuss and focus on the internal overflow of the heart of a child instead of just the external behavior. God is concerned with the heart-the well-spring of life (Proverbs 4:23). Parents will learn to teach and model Christian principles so that even generations yet unborn would arise and teach them to their children, so they might put their hope in God. The aim of this course is to develop "empowered parent coaches." Empower parents who help their families, as well as help other parents and children, keeping in mind the African Proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child." To wrap up the course, a "Parent and Child Conversations" roundtable will be held with course participants using the format suggested in Brian Dollar’s book, Talk Now or Later: How to Lead Children Through Life’s Tough Topics.
Textbook: Required: Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Dr. Ted Tripp and the Holy Bible Recommended: It Takes a Village and Other Lessons Children Teach Us by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Talk Now or Later: How to Lead Children Through Life’s Tough Topics by Brian Dollar
Instructor:Min. Gloria Gaddy