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.
11:10AM/Upper Room/Taught by Peter Goeman
FUSION is class for young adults, both single and married, with the purpose of proving a biblical community that encourages growth and maturity in Christ through the study of Scripture. Young adults feel the pressure of important responsibilities and the constant influence of the culture around them. FUSION exists to help navigate these daily challenges by looking to Scripture, as well as providing a place for fellowship of like-minded adults..
9:45AM / 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 to Fellowship opportunities which exist outside of class time emphasize spiritual growth and genuine discipleship.
9:45AM / Room WC118 / Taught by Steve Stadtmiller
Dig deeply into God’s Word and discover the Christian world view that equips us with spiritual wisdom to be coaches in whatever stage and station of life we find ourselves: parents, leaders, teachers, and counselors in our families, church ministries, and communities. The class encourages community by offering fellowship activities outside of class.
9:45AM / 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.
11:10AM / 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.
Journey to Jerusalem (Bible study with a Jewish perspective)
9:45AM / 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, Jewish evangelism, and Old Testament book studies. The Journey to Jerusalem class hosts a Bible study on Friday evening in the offices of Jewish Awareness Ministries.
Saltshakers (Discussion of that morning’s sermon)
11:10AM / 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.
9:45AM / Room FC209 / 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.
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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)
9:45AM / 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)
11:10AM / 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)
9:45AM / 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)
9:45AM / Room FC204 / 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.
New Life (Typically parents of children and teenagers, all adults welcome)
9:45AM / Room FC210 / Taught by 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)
9:45AM / Room FC205 / 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)
9:45AM / 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)
11:10AM / Parlor / Taught by various men in the class
New Seasons is focused on embracing God's plan and presence in every new season of life. Each season has its own unique challenges and opportunities from an empty nest, expanding families though the marriage of children, aging parents or whatever God has for you in this season of your life. The joys, sorrows, and challenges of each new season are made better through this strong community of faith. New Seasons follows a discussion format while providing dedicated time for prayer. The class is committed to an abundance of fellowship to strengthen your faith and provide opportunities for you to experience the encouragement of Christian friendship.
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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)
11:10AM / 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 is 55+, but all are welcome)
9:45AM / Room WC116 / Taught by Vince Smith
Open Bible seeks to exalt Christ through the study and teaching of Scripture verse by verse. This class provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere of prayer, class interaction, along with mission support, whereby, each becomes a means to carry out the admonition of Heb.10:24, "Let us consider how to simulate one another to love and good deeds."
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Classes for Internationals
Global Connect (All Internationals and Americans)
9:45AM / Room FC203 / Taught by Karl Kosobucki
For internationals and Americans, both believers and seekers, those with little knowledge of the Bible and those with much knowledge. Excellent for those for whom English is a second language. The teaching is usually of a Bible book, but may also be a Bible overview or topic. It may include lecture, discussion groups, or multimedia. Bi-monthly fellowship events are also held in homes.
FilAm Fellowship (Filipino and Filipino-American families)
Sunday Worship Service / 11:10AM / SC202-204
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.
Colonial en Español
11:10AM / SC122 / Taught by Ramon Sam
Colonial en Español is an outreach to the local Hispanic community in Cary and surrounding areas. The fellowship meets every Sunday at 11:10 am for Bible study in SC122.
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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.
SALT & Life (Singles, Age 30-39)
11:10AM / Room FC204 / Taught by Scott Wilson
SALT & Life is designed to help you live in undivided devotion to the Lord. Our goal is that you would enjoy abundant life in Christ, live a life of faithful service to God and trust Him in all areas of life. This is an opportunity for you to make new friends, build relationships, have fun through fellowship and social activities, and understand more about God’s purpose for you. SALT & Life: Singles Abundantly Living and Trusting … for Life!
Crosstrainers (Singles, age: 40+)
11:10AM / Room FC206 / Taught by Steve Polen
Crosstrainers study God’s Word through discussion and small group studies as well as presentations. Understanding God's amazing grace toward us is the focus of every study, and enjoying that grace and living it out toward others is the guiding principle of the class. There are frequent fellowships offered, and the class participates in an annual service project.
Holy Hands / (Deaf and Hearing Impaired)
9:45AM / Room FC202a / Taught by Ken Pohlig
Bible study for adults and youth who are deaf, hearing impaired or desiring to learn sign language. All are welcome. We strive to study God's Word and apply the Word in our daily lives. We learn from each other and seek to grow spiritually in the Lord. When our Bible study ends at 10:50 am, we then go to the Worship service (starting at 11:10 am) where the entire Worship service is interpreted with dedicated and skilled interpreters who love the Lord. We frequently meet for fellowship and social interaction.
Praiseworthy (Abbreviated class for choir and orchestra members)
9:45AM / Room FC206 / 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.
Be Our Guest (Guests and anyone new to Colonial)
11:10AM / 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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