Small Groups are an important part of the ministry at BPC. Currently there are a dozen groups meeting in a variety of places throughout the week.
The Family Alliance, small group, bolsters the family unit by including the entire family in discussion, study, prayer, life and fun while spending time with other families. By sharing time together, we grow together, lean together in the trials of life. This is a simple model of the church. We have a rotation between all the family’s homes. We meet monthly on the 3th Saturday of every month. (Joe Grifoni)
Adult Sunday School: Winter 2013
Classes begin on January 13
Steve Trudel: The Gospel According to Matthew
Steve will be continuing his study on the Gospel of Matthew started in the Fall. Even though this is “part 2” don’t feel like you can’t join in. There is no homework for this class, just bring your Bible. Steve is a student at Gordon-Conwell Seminary and is a gifted teacher.
Art Gott: The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
Using Rene Peche’s book of the same title, Art will be discussing who the Holy Spirit is, what He did before Pentecost, and what He has been doing since then in the lives of men. What place does the Holy Spirit have in the service life of a Christian worker and what will be His ministry in the future? Art expects a lot of personal testimony and dialogue to go along in the discussions. The lessons will be prepared, so there will be no books or study, just handouts.
Dan Ledwith: Shadows in the Light
The sovereignty of God, God’s being all-powerful and in complete control of everything that happens, is at once the greatest comfort and the greatest mystery to us. It is God’s sovereignty that assures us that we can always trust Him. No one has any trouble accepting this when things are going great. But when bad things happen, we seem automatically to question God’s character. It seems that deep down, we are afraid that there are shadows in the light…that God isn’t as good, or wise, or in control as the Bible says He is. In this class, Dan will be looking at the doctrine of original sin, the problem of evil, and the Christian’s response to evil. There will be readings assigned in class, but the readings will be provided in class for the discussion of the following week.
These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.—Deuteronomy 6:6-7 (NIV)