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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:

 Tuesday Classes

February 23, 2016 – May 10, 2016

†Debt Free Living: How to Manage Your Money through the Word

Course Description: This course will emphasize money management through the study of the Bible. Students will discover God’s design for money and how it may best glorify Him as they manage it.

Textbook: dfree: Breaking Free from Financial Slavery by DeForest B. Soaries, Jr.

Instructors: Sister Carolyn Alston, Brother Michael and Sister Barbara Glasby

†Doctrine of Salvation: Redemption - Reconciliation

Course Description:  The course examines salvation from the viewpoint of redemption and reconciliation, both acts made possible through Jesus Christ. Redemption views the saved as a purchase by His blood; reconciliation marks His accomplishment, bringing man and God back into fellowship.

Textbooks:  The Holy Bible; Journey into Discipleship by Tommy Higle                                         

Instructor: Deacon Robert Barnard

†The Doctrine of Prayer

Course Description:  This course is designed to teach the fundamental purpose, principles, and power of prayer. It looks into prayer as the channel of communication of the believer to the Father.

Textbooks: The Holy Bible and The Power of a Praying Church by Stormie Omartian

Instructor:  Rev. Pertina Scott

30 Life Principles: A Study for Growing in Knowledge and Understanding God

Course Description: This Bible study has been developed to help answer questions and encourage growth in a relationship with Jesus Christ.  It will serve as a guide to help one grow in the knowledge, service, and love of God.  It will review the biblical principles taught about having a lifetime of spiritual success and avoiding traps of ineffectiveness and spiritual misery.

Textbook:  The Holy Bible and 30 Life Principles by Dr. Charles F. Stanley

Instructors:  Deacon James Sheppard and Deacon Daphney Sheppard


The Church’s Role in Caring for the Sick and Elderly

Course Description:  This course provides skills in ministering to sick and elderly individuals in the local church. Students will learn how to work with patients and families in identifying the best resources for ministering to the sick and elderly.

Textbooks:  The Compassionate Visitor by Arthur Becker and Our Journey of Hope participants guide

Instructors:  Rev. Stephon Henderson and Rev. Jacquelyn Henderson


†Introduction to the Old Testament  

Course Description:  This course will survey the Old Testament. Included in this survey will be a general overview of the divisions, time periods, places, events, people, and archaeology of the Old Testament.

Textbook:  The Holy Bible and Journey of a Lifetime by Tommy Higle. The instructor will also provide handouts.

Instructor:  Rev. Daryl Washington


†Women in the New Testament

Course Description: This course will focus on biblical women and their contributions to the growth and develop­ment of the early church. The New Testament is neither a biography nor a history of the Life of Jesus.  It is much more.  It is about how the interaction between Jesus and the men and women of his times changed them and challenges u.  We will focus on who these women were, what they did and how we can be inspired and challenged because of them.

Textbooks:  The Holy Bible and Women in the New Testament by Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan

Instructor: Rev. LaWanda Kamalidiin

†Marriage Preparation

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.

Textbook: The Holy Bible

Instructors: Rev. Kevin and Sis. Sandy Fennell

†Equipping the Church Choir for Ministry

Course Description:  The focus of this course is on developing mature, skilled disciples within the music and arts ministry.  We will study the biblical foundations of music ministry and explore the theological perspectives of music in worship.  We will examine the roles and responsibilities of choir members and choir leaders in the contemporary Christian church.  Additionally, we will cover basic aural, visual, and vocal experiences in dictation and sight singing.  Students will apply their knowledge of intervals and rhythms to sing simple melodies.

Textbooks: The Holy Bible and Equipping the Church Choir for Ministry: A Resource for Church Music Leaders and Choir Members by Eli Wilson, Jr. and Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory (Complete) by Andrew Surmani

Instructors:  Sister Angela Ford and Sister Cheryl Rious

†Music and Worship

Course Description: This course will look at music as an aid to worship. Students will look at different styles and genres of music and their relationship to varying styles and worship experiences. The study will include classical, contemporary, gospel, spirituals, jazz, hymns, and other traditional and non-traditional types of music.

Textbook:  The Holy Bible

Instructor:  Sister Lisa Rowe


The Black Family: A Framework for Strong, Effective and Harmonious Families

Course Description:  This course is designed to help leaders in local churches understand the importance of being a healthy church in the community. Various biblical principles shall be studied to effectively move a stagnant ministry to a flourishing congregation.

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


Tuesday Youth Classes

February 23, 2016 – May 14, 2016

The Use of the Bible with Children (Ages 3-5), (Ages 6-10)

Course Description:  This course will give practical study guidelines in using the Bible with children. Teachers will demonstrate learning strategies, such as storytelling, role-playing, and general Bible reading.

Textbook:  The Holy Bible

Instructor:  Sister Kim Matthews


The Best Me I Can Be (Ages 11-13)

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: The Holy Bible

Instructor:  Sister Theresa King



Wednesday Class

February 24, 2016 – May 11, 2016

†Introduction to Discipleship

Course Description: This course is designed to introduce the believer to the biblical principle of discipleship.  The course will examine the character traits of the believers, while looking at the overall examples of Jesus.  This course will examine discipleship methods of Jesus and the difference between discipleship and membership.

Textbook: The Holy Bible

Instructor:  Rev. Eldridge Spearman

Saturday Classes

February 27, 2016 – May 14, 2016

How to Accurately Interpret the Bible

Course Description: This course is designed to lead the students to employ the resources and tools of hermeneutics. With these tools, students will engage in biblical analysis during the class period.

Textbook:  The Holy Bible and Interpreting the Scriptures by Kevin Conner and Ken Malmin

Instructor:  Sister Vera Hollingsworth

Introduction to the New Testament

Course Description:  This course will survey the New Testament. Included in this survey will be a general overview of the divisions, time periods, places, events, people, and archaeology of the New Testament sections of the.

Textbook(s):  The Holy Bible (your choice of version) and Journey of a Lifetime by Tommy Higle

Instructor: Deacon Alfreda White