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!
Temple and Tabernacle
At various points in Israel's history, God dwelt in specific, significant places, most notably in the tabernacle and the temple. These structures, meticulously planned, extravagantly furnished, and regularly frequented by the devout, were more than just places of worship and sacrifice. They were pictures of God's relationship with his chosen people and of the atoning work that would be done by the Messiah. To understand the tabernacle and the temple, then, is to understand how we are brought into God's family through the sacrifice of his only Son, Jesus.
The Gospel Comes with a Housekey
What did God use to draw a radical, committed unbeliever to himself? Did God take her to an evangelistic rally? Or, since she had her doctorate in literature, did he use something in print? No, God used an invitation to dinner in a modest home, from a humble couple who lived out the gospel daily, simply, and authentically. With this story of her conversion as a backdrop, Rosaria Butterfield invites us into her home to show us how God can use this same “radical, ordinary hospitality” to bring the gospel to our lost friends and neighbors. Such hospitality sees our homes as not our own, but as God’s tools for the furtherance of his kingdom as we welcome those who look, think, believe, and act differently from us into our everyday, sometimes messy lives—helping them see what true Christian faith really looks like.
Ruth: loss, love & legacy by Kelly Minter
Ruth: Loss, Love & Legacy - Member Book by Kelly Minter is a women's Bible study of Ruth's journey of unbearable loss, redeeming love, and divine legacy. The second in the Living Room Series, this 6-week study delves into the virtuous character of Ruth, her unique relationship with her mother-in-law Naomi, and her blossoming love with Boaz. If you've ever felt devastated, struggled as a stranger, longed to be loved, or wept along the way, you'll find a loyal sister in Ruth. This study includes stories, recipes, a leader guide, interactive Web site extras, and free bonus videos.