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Each fall and spring, BFC offers weekly classes and groups where you can learn, deepen your faith, and become more like Jesus in various dimensions of your life.  We call them “electives” because you have choices. Elective sessions focus on Bible teaching, discussion with others, and the application of God’s truth to one’s life. Typically, an elective is 8 to 10 weeks in length, depending on the type of class or group.

Sunday

Sharing Your Faith
September 9-30
Atrium, 6pm

Join Pastor Rick for a four-session class in sharing your faith with others. You’ll learn basic ingredients in finding common ground with people who don’t yet know Jesus. You’ll gain insight and greater ease as you develop as a faithful witness for Jesus Christ.

Financial Peace University 
September 16-November 18
Room 122

Financial Peace is an engaging, transformational nine-week money management course that follows the financial teaching of Dave Ramsey. The cost is $109 per family unit.

Register online 

Tuesday

Community Bible Study – 2 Samuel 
September 25-November 13
9:30-11:30am, Atrium

This Bible Study, taught by Judy Walraven, focuses on the book of 2 Samuel. It also features small group discussion and prayer. Register online or at the first session.

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Celebrate Recovery
Every Tuesday of the year
6:30, Chapel

Celebrate Recovery is a program for anyone who struggles with hurts, habits, or hang-ups. It facilitates the recovery process that shows the loving power of Jesus Christ. CR meets in the Chapel. Supper is at 5:30, followed by worship and teaching at 6:30, then small groups at 7:30.

Celebrate Kids & The Landing

Celebrate Kids, a program just for kids, and The Landing, a program for youth students, also meet on Tuesday evenings for children whose parents attend Celebrate Recovery.

Wednesday

Boundaries with Kids: How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Children
September 12-November 14
Room 100, 6:30pm

Do you want help raising your children to take responsibility for their actions, attitudes, and emotions? This book study, led by Skip and Christa Rowland, addresses topics like how to set limits and still be a loving parent; how to bring control to an out-of-control family life; how to define appropriate boundaries and consequences for your kids; and how to instill the kind of Christ-like character in your children that will help them lead balanced, productive, and fulfilling adult lives. Register online or call Discipleship Ministries.

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God's Friends: An Introduction to Classics of Christian Devotion 
September 19-November 14
Room 123, 6:30pm

One well-known spiritual writer suggests that if you want to "grow in openness to God, you ought to seek the company of God's friends". This class is designed to do just that! Don Dunnington will lead this discussion-oriented class focusing on the great devotional classics in the Christian tradition. Participants will read excerpts from the work of a different writer each week and will share reflections based on a short study guide for each work. Materials Cost: $5. Register Online or call Discipleship Ministries.

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Community Bible Study – 2 Samuel 
September 26-November 14
Room 122, 6:30pm

Participants dig deep into God’s Word with daily reflection work and weekly small group discussions. Judy Walraven teaches in a video re-broadcast of Tuesday morning during this Wisdom of the Word study of 2 Samuel. The cost of the workbook is $20. Books will be available to pick up on Wednesday, September 19.

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Your Time Starved Marriage-How to Stay Connected at the Speed of Life
September 12-October 10
Room 322, 6:30pm

Your marriage matters! Invest in a great marriage during this five-week course featuring engaging teaching videos by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott. This class, led by Dana Owens Delong, offers practical, Biblically-based guidance to build a stronger marriage. The workbook cost is $10. Register online or by calling Discipleship Ministries.

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Apprentice Discipleship: Coming to Know the Good and Beautiful God

Women: September 12-November 7
Room 121, 6:30pm

Men: October 10-December 12
Room 100, 6:30pm

Want to know and love God better? God intends for our hearts and lives to be transformed from the inside out. Apprentice is a class that is dedicated to helping us be transformed into greater degrees of Christlikeness. Outside reading with class discussion and participation in spiritual exercises expected. Contact Discipleship Ministries for an application. The book costs $15.

Divorce Care
August 22-November 14
Room 124, 6:30pm

Divorce Care is a Christ-centered program that provides hope, healing, and support for those going through the difficulties of divorce. The class provides a safe, loving, and confidential environment to truly become stronger through divorce. The cost of the workbook is $15. Register online or at the first class session.

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Divorce Care for Kids
August 22-November 14
Room 222

Divorce can be a really hard and hurtful time for kids. DivorceCare for Kids is a ministry program for children 6-12 years of age that gives the opportunity for children and their parents to have meaningful conversations about the issues they face in a fun, friendly, and loving environment. Divorce Care for Kids meets at the same time as Divorce Care and is free of charge. They meet in room 222 in the Children’s Ministry area.

Embrace Grace
August 29-November 14
Room 022, 6:30pm

This 12-week program is for single young women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Embrace Grace provides spiritual, emotional, and physical support. Class begins August 29. Contact Kali Bernhard at 405-204-9201 for more information.

Embrace Life
August 29-November 14
Room 027, 6:30pm

Embrace Life equips single, new moms to flourish in their relationship with God and not only survive, but thrive in life. Class begins August 29. Contact Melissa Lewis for more information.