TBC is focused on teaching our people to be Biblically literate and thoroughly equipped to apply spiritual principles in the hassles and joys of everyday life.
This is not a dry intellectual pursuit… the point of understanding the Bible is to do what it says, so our emphasis is on practical application.
But different people learn in different ways. In Sunday School classes, we try to offer a variety of curriculum, particularly for adults, to promote growing spiritual maturity in different ways. Multiple adult class teachers move through various small groups offering classes 6 or 8 weeks at a time. We don’t really have a professional education staff… we’re just everyday people trying to make it work. We all have day jobs.
When the writer to the Hebrews said, “…by this time you ought to be teachers,” (Heb. 5:12) it pretty strongly implied that those who come to faith in Christ should grow in the Christian life, grasping the truths of the gospel and developing into mature believers. As they mature, they ought to be able to explain their faith and participate in intelligent conversations about what it means to live in obedience to Christ. This is normal; maybe not average, but normal.
The ability to teach a class is rooted in that personal walk with Christ, but is also a matter of giftedness. Not everyone is, or is expected to be, comfortable in a leadership position where they are responsible to guide a discussion of a Bible passage toward conclusions consistent with an orthodox, traditional understanding of the Scriptures.
But as we identify individuals who are maturing and gifted, we delight in challenging them to move to the next level, coming alongside others to help them live out the Christian life in practical ways.
And remember, the one who gets the most from a small group Bible Study or Sunday School class is probably the teacher.
“One cannot transform a world except as individuals in the world are transformed, and individuals cannot be changed except as they are molded in the hands of the Master.”
Robert E Coleman, The Master Plan of Evangelism, Fleming H. Revell Company, 1963, p. 24.
“It is not mere words (preaching) that nourish the soul, but God Himself, and unless and until the hearers find God in personal experience they are not the better for having heard the truth.”
The Pursuit of God, A. W. Tozer, Christian Publications Inc, 1948.
Kids enjoy small group sessions, big group lessons, and lots of entertaining games.
Kid's Sunday School
Biblically sound teachers lead children through weekly lessons on age appropriate material.
TBC offers a Sunday morning class for middle school and high school students.
Adult small groups are available both on Sunday mornings and through the week.
Noah's Ark Preschool
This is a place where kids are cared for, accepted, loved and taught
Vacation Bible School
1 week during the summer learning religion in a fun, themed, environment.