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Study U

Through our Study U educational ministry, First Baptist Church of Piedmont offers a variety of small-group discipleship classes periodically throughout the year in addition to Sunday School. Most of these Bible studies meet at 5 pm on Sunday evenings during the school year with some Bible studies meeting during the week. Each course usually lasts 6-12 weeks. Regardless of your age or life experience, there is a place for you to grow in the Word and to build meaningful and lasting relationships with others at FBC Piedmont.

A list of Study U classes offered this fall can be found below. While there is a fee listed for the study materials used for each class, please know these fees may be waived in cases of need. We would love for you to join us!

Fall Classes

The Apostles Creed by Matt Chandler

Taught By: Shane Wagner
For: Men & Women
When: Sunday, 5:00 PM
Length: 12 Weeks
Begins: September 8
Cost: $14

Dive deeply into what Christians believe, why we believe it, and how to apply our beliefs in a life of informed, active, and practicing discipleship.

The lines of the creed aren't mere words. They are the essence of what we confess and believe. Repeating the creed doesn't make disciples. Incantations don't transform us into better, more effective Christians. Creeds don't hold any authority apart from Scripture, but they do point outside themselves to the authoritative Word of God.

This group study from Matt Chandler and The Village Church leads to greater clarity on Christianity, symmetry and balance as a disciple, and a more profound sense of belonging in the kingdom of God.
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The Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler

Taught By: Patrick Scott
For: Men & Women
When: Sunday, 5:00 PM
Length: 6 Weeks
Begins: September 8
Cost: $14

Even if you go to church, it doesn't mean that you are being exposed (or exposing others) to the gospel explicitly. Sure, most people talk about Jesus, and about being good and avoiding bad, but the gospel message simply isn't there-at least not in its specificity and its fullness.

Inspired by the needs of both the overchurched and the unchurched, and bolstered by the common neglect of the explicit gospel within Christianity, popular pastor Matt Chandler writes this punchy treatise to remind us what is of first and utmost importance-the gospel.

Here is a call to true Christianity, to know the gospel explicitly, and to unite the church on the amazing grounds of the good news of Jesus!
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Jesus Among Secular Gods by Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale

Taught By: Wes Lennertz
For: Men & Women
When: Sunday, 5:00 PM
Length: 6 Weeks
Begins: September 8
Cost: $14

Learn how to confront the empty promises of cultural philosophies and develop confidence sharing the claims of Christ.

As belief in the secular gods of atheism, hedonism, relativism, and humanism continues to grow, it’s more important than ever for believers to be able to defend and share the claims of Christ. Of course, this clash of worldviews is nothing new. Throughout Paul’s writing in the New Testament are references to elemental forces that seek to separate believers from the love and truth of Jesus.

This study helps seekers explore the claims of Christ and provides Christians with the knowledge to articulate their faith that Jesus stands tall above all other gods.
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Financial Peace University

Taught By: Brian and Cortney Trumbly
For: Men & Women
When: Sunday, 4:30 PM
Length: 9 Weeks
Begins: September 8
Cost: $59

Never worry about money again with Financial Peace University (FPU), the nine-lesson course that gives you the proven plan to master budgeting, pay off debt, build wealth, and give generously. The course centers around lessons taught by Dave Ramsey, Chris Hogan and Rachel Cruze, followed by small group discussions. FPU includes your member workbook as well as one year of free access to Financial Peace Membership, where you’ll find tons of online resources to help you start winning with money.

Just imagine the impact we could have on the community if we were all debt-free! Marriages and families would be strengthened. People would be freed up to be outrageously generous. This kind of hope will ignite change in our entire community!
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The Battle Plan for Prayer by Stephen Kendrick, Alex Kendrick, Travis Agnew

Taught By: Richard & Beth McDonald
For: Men & Women
When: Sunday, 5:00 PM
Length: 8 Weeks
Begins:October 20
Cost: $14

Equip believers to develop their own prayer strategy and be specific and strategic in prayer. This 8-session study features teaching on the topics of: what prayer is and is not, why God wants us to pray, specific areas of prayer, specific strategies for prayer, and more.
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GriefShare

Taught By: Janis Robinson & Rhonda Wilson
For: Men & Women
When: Sunday, 5:00 PM
Length: 13 Weeks
Begins: September 8
Cost: $15

Parenting & Fostering Support Group

Parenting & Fostering Support Group
Taught By: Bill Alexander & Shawn Priddy
For: Men & Women
When: Wednesday, 6:00 PM
Begins:September 4th

Finding I AM by Lysa TerKeurst

Taught By: Amy Zerger
For: Women Only
When: Sunday, 5:00 PM
Length: 6 Weeks
Begins: September 8
Cost: $15

What is the deep cry of your heart? That ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it.

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When Godly People Do Ungodly Things by Beth Moore

Taught By: Stefanie Parnell
For: Women Only
When: Tuesdays, 7:00 PM
Length: 6 Weeks
Begins: August 20
Cost: $14

Christians are still subject to Satan's attacks. He is determined to disrupt the lives of believers, destroy their ministry, and steal their joy. Sadly, those who have "fallen" may not recognize the devil's schemes until they have already been caught in a snare of defeat. In this biblical guide to authentic repentance and restoration, Beth examines why devoted followers of Jesus Christ can fall into the traps of Satan and how to find their way back to God.

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David – Seeking a Heart Like His by Beth Moore

Taught By: Tammy Foister
For: Women Only
When: Tuesdays, 9:00 AM
Length: 11 Weeks
Begins: September 3
Cost: $16

Explore the depths of God's love with this updated edition of A Heart Like His. In this study of the "man after God's own heart," David will make you laugh and cry. He will delight and disappoint you. You'll want to be just like him at times and nothing like him at others. David's life clearly demonstrates that God is always able to reach us, correct us, and reclaim our worship. If you've ever experienced doubts, temptations, losses, or personal inconsistencies, this study is for you.

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Bible Study – Studying through Romans

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Taught By: Jordan Arney & Amy Lennertz
For: Women Only
When: Sundays, 5:00 PM
Begins: September 8

We will be studying through the book of Romans this fall. Our goal is to read one chapter per week, and then we will discuss each chapter during our Bible study time. An outline will be provided to assist you in the reading throughout the week. We will be using the COMA method of studying scripture. COMA stands for context, observation, meaning, and application. We want to offer something more simplistic as we learn to engage with the Word and with one another through discussion of the Scriptures. This will be a time of encouragement and growth among other women at FBC Piedmont.

Bible Journaling

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Taught By: LaWanda Miller & Erin Livingston
For: Women Only
When: Sundays, 5:00 PM
Begins: September 8

Bible journaling is an exciting way to engage with Scripture. It can transform the way you spend time in the Word and it all begins within the margins of the Bible.

With Bible journaling, you will find a creative and fresh approach to the age-old discipline of Bible reading. With pen in hand, you can visually capture Scripture, meditate on God's Word, and memorize the text. Some choose to journal as an expression of private devotion, others journal as an act of worship and there are even some who consider it a creative outlet that can be shared. No matter what your purpose for Bible journaling, the beauty of the movement is this: it doesn’t require a skilled artist. All that matters is that you’re willing to experience God and His Word in a creative way.

Our Bible journaling class will focus on learning how to do creative worship. We’ll be going through a study to help us understand how to interact with God’s Word in a more artistic way. The purpose of this study is to create visuals that will helps us memorize and grasp scripture. Each class will go over a chapter of the Illuminated Journaling book by Jann Gray. Then we will end each class by talking about scripture and how to make your artistic representation of what that particular scripture means.