Discipleship at Earlington FBC (Step 2 - ACQUIRE)
How do we become more like Christ daily? At Earlington First Baptist Church we believe it is the requirement of every believer to grow in their understanding and practice of the Word of God.  This growth is enhanced and encouraged through the ACQUIRE Groups of EFBC and the various courses and trainings that are offered through this ministry.  

Below you will find the ACQUIRE Group offerings for this discipleship year (October 2018-May 2019)

If you would like to be a part of a particular course, please click the SIGN UP link to register.

*please note, book costs are indicated for those able to give to help supplement this ministry's cost



Be sure to like the ACQUIRE Ministry of Earlington First Baptist Church page on Facebook to keep updated on course offerings and get connected to your specific study group for additional content and discussion.  Click the link below and "LIKE" the page to get started:

http://www.facebook.com/Acquire-Ministry-of-Earlington-FBC



 



 
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April 10, 2019
Wednesday
10

4/10/2019 - Family Night Meal
5PM
5:00 PM -6:00 PM

Meal for the entire family
$4 per person, max of $12 for family


4/10/2019 - IGNITE Student Ministry
6pm
6:00 PM -7:00 PM

Bible study and worship for pre-teens and teens in grades 7-12


4/10/2019 - TeamKID
6PM
6:00 PM -7:00 PM

Bible study, games, and fun for children in grades 1-6


ACQUIRE Course Descriptions (Choose Course Sign Up for specific dates)
A 6-Session Study From Best-Selling Author Lysa TerKeurst

What is the deep cry of your heart?
That ache in your soul that keeps you up at night?
The prayer you keep repeating?

Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it.

Join Lysa TerKeurst on the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John.

Through this interactive, in-depth study, you will learn to:
  • Trade feelings of emptiness and depletion for a more personal fulfillment from knowing who Jesus is.
  • Stop living like a slave to your circumstances by training your heart to embrace the life-giving freedom God wants for you.
  • Gain a better understanding of how Jesus' words 2,000 years ago are so very applicable to the answers we are searching for today.


FACILITATOR - LEA ANN WILLIAMS
STUDY BOOK COST - $13

OFFERED:  WINTER TERM 1 ONLY


 
Where have all the disciples gone?
There is a missing force in Christianity today. Its absence has led to weak believers, disintegrating families, ineffective churches, and a decaying culture. Without it we lack what we need to fully live as heaven’s representatives on earth.
 
That missing force is discipleship. The result is powerless Christians attending powerless churches, having a powerless presence in the world. The power, authority, abundance, victory, and impact God has promised will come about only when we understand and align ourselves with His definition of discipleship.
 
Through this Bible study, participants will learn: 
• What a disciple is
• What a disciple cares about
• How to be a disciple and make disciples
• What discipleship looks like in community with other believers
• What the impact of discipleship on the world can be
 
Kingdom Disciples calls believers and churches back to our primary, divinely ordained responsibility to be disciples and to make disciples. Only when we take this assignment seriously will the world see heaven at work on earth.

FACILITATOR - DANNY KNOTT
STUDY BOOK COST - $12


OFFERED: FALL TERM 2, WINTER TERM 1, & SPRING TERM 2


 
THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT OVER 2 TERMS (FALL 2 & WINTER 1)

Pastor, author, and speaker, James MacDonald introduces believers to spiritual disciplines that will help them develop a closer walk with God.

What does it mean to live as an authentic follower of Jesus?

Learn to follow His example by practicing the spiritual disciplines He used to maintain a close relationship with His Father. Discover how much you can grow in Christlikeness as you pursue the practices of Bible study, prayer, fasting, fellowship, service, and worship.

Features of this study:
· Identifies spiritual disciplines that Jesus practiced so that believers can follow in His steps
· Helps believers identify areas of hypocrisy in their lives and adopt spiritual practices that lead to authentic Christian living

FACILITATOR - MATTHEW WILLIAMS (Pastor)
STUDY BOOK COST - $12

OFFERED:  FALL TERM 2 through WINTER TERM 1
 


 
THIS ACQUIRE COURSE IS PRIMARILY FOR GRADES 7-12

Student Survival Kit by Ralph Neighbour Jr. is a classic resource for new and even seasoned Christians and has, with the same trusted content, been re-designed for this generation of students with a new, culturally relevant look.

As students move beyond their critical decision to trust Jesus for eternal life, they will explore topics like sin, doubt, and sharing their faith as they encounter five specific stages in their walk with God:
· Excitement
· Fighting
· Doubting
· Panic-search-for-truth
· The silent Christian stages

This 11-session resource will also help students learn the basics of growing in Christ — establishing a quiet time, learning to pray, and learning to study the Bible and use it as a tool for growth. Equip your students to survive and thrive as they walk with God!

FACILITATOR - MIKE COKE (Youth Minister)
STUDY BOOK COST - $7


OFFERED:  FALL TERM 2 through WINTER TERM 1


 
Ever wish you had an easy way to express to others the joy you've found in Christ?

Ever regret not sharing the simple Truths because you were afraid?
 
· If you answered yes to either, you are not alone. Share Jesus Without Fear can help  you can learn practical helps to present the compelling message of God's saving grace from author Bill Fay. 

· Share Jesus Without Fear equips you to communicate your faith in Jesus with confidence and without fear! This easy-to-use, relational approach to witnessing teaches that you cannot fail in sharing your faith if you depend on the power of God for the results.

Discover ways to guide a witnessing conversation without fear of failure or rejection.
 


FACILITATOR - MATTHEW WILLIAMS (Pastor)
STUDY BOOK COST - $10

OFFERED:  FALL TERM 1, SPRING TERM 1, & SPRING TERM 2

 
A decade ago, Priscilla Shirer authored Discerning the Voice of God, and since then God has continued to grow, teach, and challenge her in her walk with Him. This revised and expanded edition reflects that growth through new stories, illustrations, and exercises.
 
Through 7 sessions, discover the root to clear and daily communication with God—humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life.

Benefits:
  • Challenge yourself in the discipline of daily Bible study.
  • Gain practical advice for knowing and understanding God’s voice through His Word.
  • Learn to recognize the Holy Spirit’s character, language, and tone of voice.Experience a deeper relationship with God, and strengthen your daily walk with Him


FACILITATOR - LEA ANN WILLIAMS
STUDY BOOK COST - $13

OFFERED:  FALL TERM 1, & SPRING TERM 1 through SPRING TERM 2


 
Everybody talks about the worship, but nobody does anything about it. 

The well-known quote associated with Mark Twain actually goes like this—Everybody talks 
about the weather ... But changing it to "worship" seems appropriate. WithWorship Essentials, 
Dove Award-winning worship leader Mike Harland helps leaders do something about it. 

Perhaps no subject about church generates more opinion and passion than worship. Walk with the typical church-going family on their way to the car after the service and just listen. 
Everybody really does talk about worship.
Now, veteran worship leader and experienced  ministry coach Mike Harland offers the tools needed to build biblically-faithful and effective worship without bringing the disruption that often accompanies change. 

Psalm 67:5 reads, "Let the peoples praise you, God, let all the peoples praise you.
"Worship Essentials” is here to help
 

FACILITATOR - JAMES WILLIS (Worship Leader)
OPTIONAL BOOK COST - $12


OFFERED:  FALL TERM 2, SPRING TERM 1, & SPRING TERM 2


 
When did we start believing that God wants to send us to safe places to do easy things? Jesus didn’t die to keep us safe. He died to make us dangerous. The will of God is not an insurance plan; it’s a daring plan. It’s time to quit living as if the purpose of your life is to arrive safely at death.

All In, challenges you to resolutely follow God wherever he leads by pointing out that if Jesus is not Lord of all, he is not Lord at all.
Most people think they are following Jesus. They may think they are following Jesus, but the reality is, they’ve invited Jesus to follow them. They call him Savior, but they’ve never surrendered to him as Lord. Are you following Jesus? Or have you invited Jesus to follow you?

You will find Batterson’s teaching filled with his customary vivid, contemporary stories as well as biblical characters like Shamgar, Elisha, Jonathan, and Judas. It’s time to go all in for God.

Sessions include:
1. Now or Never: Pack Your Coffin
2. All In: Charge!
3. All Out: Rim Huggers
4. All in All: Burn the Ships


FACILITATOR - JOHN SNEED
STUDY BOOK COST - $10

OFFERED:  FALL TERM 1, SPRING TERM 1, & SPRING TERM 2
 
 
Do you sometimes wonder if you're living within God's will?
 
Sometimes we're not sure what following Christ looks like from where we are. Maybe we think we're unworthy or not ready. Maybe we think he is preparing us for some epic future endeavor.
 
Many of us are left asking the same question: Exactly what does following Jesus look like?
 
The answer to that question is simple yet life-changing, God wants to use you right now.
 
The mission field is where your feet are at the moment. He's put you right where you are for a reason. You were created for such a time as this. You were created for the very next thing.
 
 


FACILITATOR - BRAD BROWN
STUDY BOOK COST - $10

OFFERED: FALL TERM 1, SPRING TERM 1, & SPRING TERM 2