You’re welcome in these classes no matter your age or stage of life. We list them roughly according to age grouping, but the ages listed are not firm. While all of our classes are centered on God’s Word, they each have a unique focus and format. For example, some classes emphasize small groups while others have a combination of lecture and discussion in a large group.
9:30AM / Room FC211 / Taught by Peter Bonner
Our men’s class fosters personal accountability to Christ and features open class discussion and high-interaction small groups. Fellowship opportunities emphasize spiritual growth and genuine discipleship.
9:30AM / Room CC120 / Taught by Susan Brackley
This class is currently working through an exposition of the book of Proverbs. This study focuses on learning what Proverbs teaches and how it applies to the lives of women and girls. Proverbs, the book of wisdom, offers practical insight that women can apply to everyday situations. This class is a comprehensive, personal, and applicable study for women of all ages and stages of life. You will be instructed with principles that prompt you to align each decision you face with the wisdom of God’s Word. All ladies are welcome.
9:30AM / Room WC118 / Taught by Doug Bookman and Larry Pettegrew
Learn how the Bible should shape your Christian worldview. Coaches Corner instructors are seminary professors who dig deep to focus Bible study on a variety of relevant topics. The class encourages community by offering fellowship activities outside of class.
9:30AM / Room FC201 / Taught by Tom Prall
In Walkers, topical studies are alternated with a study of a book of the Bible. Ministry opportunities offered in the class help new members get involved right away. A number of well organized events provide friendly community-building opportunities.
11:00AM / Room FC202 / Taught by Alan Travers
Gain a greater understanding of Biblical theology and learn to apply the truth of God’s Word to your daily life. Bereans gather for frequent fellowship to promote community among class members.
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Classes for Couples and Parents
One of our desires is to help you enjoy a God-honoring marriage and a healthy home life. Raising children and pursuing a biblical marriage is not easy. It’s also not something that God wants you to do in isolation from other Christians. These classes are for married couples with or without children and single parents, allowing you to learn and grow with people in a similar stage of life as you. Choose the class that seems to best fit your stage of life.
Living As One (Young couples, early in their marriage)
9:30AM / Room CC 220 / Taught by Mike Woods
Living As One is a one-year class for engaged or recently married couples. This class will help you build a solid foundation in your new marriage. Your love and commitment is strong, but transitioning from two single adults to one married couple brings challenges. This class will help you develop practical skills and learn timeless principles that will serve you for a lifetime of marriage. You can join this class any time, but you attend for only one year. The content of this class repeats annually. After your year in Living As One, you’ll transition to a permanent Adult Bible Fellowship.
Beyond “I Do” (Young Couples)
11:00AM / Room FC207 / Taught by Joel Thimsen
A successful marriage requires learning how to follow God’s leadership in your home. Beyond “I Do” is a class for young married couples ages 20-35 both with and without children. Through this class, you will find Christian friendships, tremendous Bible study teaching, prayer support and fun fellowship. Join us as we learn to follow Christ and enjoy the journey.
Couples Under Construction (Married couples of all ages)
9:30AM / Room FC202 / Taught by Eddie Watkins
Couples Under Construction is a group dedicated to experiencing biblical truth in marriage, family life and community. Gather with other married couples and parents to study God’s Word and learn truths you can apply to your life experiences. CUC fosters community through a variety of fellowship opportunities.
Learn more about Couples Under Construction at the class WEBSITE.
Adventures in Marriage (Married couples, typically with young families)
9:30AM / Room FC209 / Taught by Vimal Patel
Examine a book of the Bible verse-by-verse and join discussion groups to delve deeply into study topics. Men and women enjoy community through weekly Bible studies and occasional social events. Visit the AIM website: http://colonialaim.org. In addition to meeting on Sunday – ladies from AIM meet for Bible study every other Wednesday evening, men from AIM meet for Bible study on Monday evening or Wednesday morning and a family Bible study meets every other Thursday evening in the home of a class member.
Crossroads (Married couples, typically married 5-15 years)
9:30AM / Room SC222 / Taught by Shaun Swingle
Crossroads offers a unique small group format for believers who desire to know God better. The class meets together each Sunday for practical Bible teaching with a specific focus on applying the Word to life. Each small group meets together throughout the month to fellowship, encourage one another, and develop close personal relationships that draw us closer to Christ.
New Life (Typically parents of children and teenagers, all adults welcome)
9:30AM / Room FC210 / Taught by Paul Funchess and Kevin Welch
In New Life our emphasis is on pursuing spiritual maturity together. We are serious about living out Biblical fellowship with all of its implications. Our teaching time is strong in its exposition of scripture and seeks to be highly interactive. Our members are also encouraged to participate in the weekly Bible studies provided for the men and women.
Cornerstone Couples (Typically parents of children and teenagers)
9:30AM / Room FC206 / Taught by Alan Hoffler
Developing a strong marriage, parenting, caring for aging parents, cultivating faith in the workplace—a daunting list for anyone! Join Cornerstone where parents are encouraged to glorify God in life’s many challenges. Supper clubs and women’s fellowships are some of the community building opportunities provided. Cornerstone is currently studying the big stories of the Bible. Visit the Cornerstone website: cornerstoneabf.org. During the week the ladies from Cornerstone meet Wednesday morning for Bible study in the home of a class member and men from Cornerstone meet for Bible study on Friday morning at 6:45AM at the church.
Devoted 2:42 (Typically parents of older teens and young adults)
9:30AM / Room SC122 / Taught by Jim Boland
Making the transition to being parents of young adults who are establishing independence isn’t easy. Learn to follow the principles of Acts 2:42, being “devoted to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship” with a focus on parenting and family relationships.
New Season (Typically parents of adult children)
11:00AM / SC206 / Taught by various men in the class
New Season follows a discussion format while providing time for fellowship and prayer. Frequent community-building and fellowship opportunities are a part of the class.
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Classes for Mature Adults
These classes are for adults over the age of 55. Through these classes and other ministries of Colonial Baptist Church you’ll find meaningful friendships, enjoyable activities, opportunities for service and a network of care where you can continue to grow in your faith. Widows should also learn more about one of our Women’s Ministries called Widows Might. Colonial also has a ministry to mature adults called Primetimers.
Lifespring (Typical age: 55 and above)
11:00AM / Room FC201 / Taught by Bill Barber
Lifespring is designed to encourage you to develop and maintain a deeper study of Scripture. The interactive lecture supplements your study, using a question and answer time to stimulate critical thinking. Lifespring members enjoy fellowship outside of class. “Breakfast at Barry’s” (BABS) is a weekly informal get-together for the men and “Birthday Lunch” is a monthly fellowship for women.
Open Bible (Typical age: 60 and above)
9:30AM / Room WC116 / Taught by Vince Smith
Join the Open Bible class where the teaching provides opportunities for class interaction in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Class members have made serving and prayer a priority and they also support missionaries and Shepherds Theological Seminary. Community-building opportunities include both casual and planned fellowships.
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Classes for Internationals
Global Connect (All International Adults)
9:30AM / Room FC203 / Taught by Karl Kosobucki
Is English your second language? Are you looking for an opportunity to learn with other adults from around the world? Join Global Connect where the teaching includes lecture, discussion groups, and a variety of multimedia. All language skill levels are welcome!
FilAm Fellowship (Filipino and Filipino-American families)
Sunday Worship Service / 11:00AM / Upper Room
Friday Bible Study / 7:30PM
Our fellowship is an opportunity for you to worship God outwardly in spirit and truth, experience God’s love that transcends racial boundaries as we foster unity in the context of our culture and glorify God by proclaiming His name and by equipping and edifying one another under one Word and under one church.
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Special Emphasis Classes
These classes designed to bring together people who share a particular interest, need or life circumstance. Sometimes the best way to learn and grow is in a setting that is specifically tailored to your life circumstances.
Holy Hands / (Deaf and Hearing Impaired)
9:30AM / Room FC202a / Taught by Ken Pohlig
Bible study for adults or youth who are deaf, hearing impaired or desiring to learn sign language. We strive for application of God’s Word in our daily lives. The class meets frequently for fellowship and social interaction.
Journey to Jerusalem (Bible study with a Jewish perspective)
9:30AM / Room FC207 / Taught by Mark Robinson
Journey to Jerusalem and learn the historical and cultural background of the Scriptures from a Jewish perspective, highlighting the role of the nation of Israel. Examine Jewish culture in light of the New Testament, God’s plan for Israel, Messianic prophecy, Bible prophecy, and Jewish evangelism. The Journey To Jerusalem class hosts a Bible study on Friday evening in the offices of Jewish Awareness Ministries.
Praiseworthy (Abbreviated class for choir and orchestra members)
9:30AM / Room FC205 / Taught by Gary Hallquist
Praiseworthy is designed to give members of Colonial’s Music Ministry an opportunity to study God’s Word together following their ministry in the 9:30 worship hour.
Saltshakers (Discussion of that morning’s sermon)
11:00AM / Room FC210 / Taught by Brian Boender
Looking for a place where you can learn to apply the sermon you hear on Sunday morning? Saltshakers looks for practical ways to implement and apply God’s truths as you interact with class members and discuss the foundations for your growth as a Christian. Saltshakers enjoys a class fellowship every 6-8 weeks. Men from Saltshakers gather for a Bible Study on Wednesday evenings.
Welcome Class (Guests and anyone new to Colonial)
11:00AM / Prayer Room / Taught by Russ Frank
You’re invited to come learn more about Colonial. Whether you are new to the area or just new to Colonial, you’ll enjoy a session where you can learn about Colonial’s history; the ministry of our pastor, Stephen Davey; and available ministry opportunities. This is a class you attend for just one week.
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