Workshops are Bible Center’s short-term evening classes aimed at developing more maturing followers of Jesus Christ by educating followers in various aspects of life. Most are 2-6 weeks long.

These classes are offered on multiple nights of the week to allow more people to attend who may not be able to attend on Wednesday evenings. It will also allow more people to volunteer in children’s and youth ministries on Wednesdays by enabling them to participate in a Workshop on another night of the week, if they choose.

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– Monday –

Coaching for Ushers

Pastor Lee Walker • Sep 12 & Sep 19 • 6:30-7:30 PM • Room 3104 (Attend 1 of the 2 dates available)

All current ushers and “wannabe” ushers (and who wouldn’t want to be an usher?) are invited to attend one of these two workshops. We will talk about the duties of ushers and the important role they play in our worship services. Even if you are not yet sure you would like to serve as an usher, please plan to attend the workshop to see if this wonderful avenue of service might be for you. Men and women alike are invited.

A Call for Kindness

Pastor Lee Walker • Oct 3 – Oct 24 • 6:30-7:30 PM • Room 3103

Is there any more basic yet profound Christian virtue than simply being kind? The Apostle Paul listed kindness as one part of the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22,23).  We can lament the coarsening of our society and the mean spiritedness that seems to accompany our culture wars, but what can we do about it? Biblical kindness can help. By the end of the class we all develop our own “Kindness Jar.”

Parenting is Heart Work

Pastor Richard & Michelle Thompson • Oct 3 – Oct 24 • 6:30-7:30 PM • Room 3105/06

This video-based class will equip parents to touch the hearts of their kids with this biblically-based, practical training. Parents and teachers of children 2-18 years will benefit from this life-changing curriculum.

“Follow Me” – A David Platt Study in Discipleship

Jane Schultz • Oct 3 – Nov 14 • Room 2104 (Women’s Workshop)

What did Jesus really mean when He told us to follow Him? David Platt answers this question by taking you on a journey to see that the invitation to follow Him is an invitation to a relationship. It’s a relationship marked by self-denial, personal intimacy, single-minded ambition, and ultimate joy. In following Him, you will find the purpose you were created for which is to bring glory to God by sharing the gospel and to make disciples who make disciples.

– Tuesday –

Song of Solomon – Committed Marriage: A Biblical Love Story for All Couples

Pastor Bill Tanzey • Aug 30 – Sep 20 • Living Room

Learning About Marriage from the Song of Solomon.

Come join us as we discover  biblical principles for marriage from the Song of Solomon. This Bible book is perhaps the most misunderstood book in God’s Word, yet found within it is a treasure trove of teaching about God’s plan for the marriage relationship. Everyone is invited!

The Gospel of Mark: The Jesus We’re Aching For

Lisa Pack • Sep 20 – Nov 1 • 9:30-11 AM • Room 2104

Mark’s narrative moves quickly and you sense the action in the story of Jesus’ life. It’s teaching presented as the gospel – good news powerfully announced in a world of bad news. This gospel emphasizes not only that Jesus is “the Son of God” (1:1; 15:39) but also that this fact demands a response. The Gospel of Mark highlights Jesus’ unparalleled spiritual power and authority, leading us to consider for ourselves the question, “Who do you say that I am?” (Mark 8:29)  Video study.

Expecting to See Jesus: A Wake-up Call for God’s People (Ann Graham Lotz)

Susan Beeler • Sep 20 – Nov 15 • 6:45-8:30 PM • Room 2104 (Women’s Workshop)

In the Expecting to See Jesus small group Bible study, Anne Graham Lotz delivers a new message from the Mount of Olives in Israel and issues a wake-up call using the signs of Jesus’ return.  Discuss the experience of a deeper, richer relationship with God through a life-changing, fire-blazing revival.

Men are from Mars… Women are from Venus

Mitri Ghareeb • Oct 18 – Nov 8 • Room 3103

Men Are From Mars, Women Are from Venus is the essential tool for couples who want to develop more satisfying relationships with their partners. John Gray provides a practical and proven way for men and women to communicate better by understanding and respecting the differences between them.

– Wednesday –

Leadership 1: How to Lead Your Group Toward Outreach

Pastor Matt Friend • Aug 24 – Sep 14 • Room 3101/02 (Attend 1 of the 4 dates available)

Ultimately, being a Christian leader is all about developing disciples of our Lord. Groups that succeed are groups that intentionally follow Christ’s model of a small group of learners who want to become more like Jesus. Come be part of this…

Why Did Jesus Come?

Mike Kaufman • Aug 24 – Sep 14 Room 3103

We are going to examine Jesus’ own words explaining why He came to earth over 2,000 years ago. Do the reasons He came make a difference in your life now?

What is the Church? (Part 1)

Josh Hanks • Aug 24 – Sep 28 • Room 3104

Join us as we answer the following questions from the Bible…

  1. How does God define the church?
  2. Why does our mission statement include “To glorify God…”?
  3. Why is Bible Center Bible-Centered?
  4. Where does the Holy Spirit fit at Bible Center?
  5. Why do we have a church covenant & membership?

Where does the church fit on God’s calendar?

Fight Back with Joy (Margaret Feinberg)

Carolyn McMillen • Aug 24 – Sep 28 • Room 2104 (Women’s Workshop)

Learn to practice joy, defiant joy. Sooner or later, we find ourselves on the battlefield of life and struggle to know how to respond.  But God says, “Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s” (2 Chronicles 20:15). On that fateful day, King Jehoshaphat and his army marched forward rejoicing. though we can choose from many weapons, God wants to empower us to fight back with joy. Join Margaret Feinberg for this 6-session Bible study that will help you embrace a life that’s richer and fuller than you’ve ever known before – a life radiant with joy.

Leadership 2: How to Lead Your Group Towards Care

Pastor Chad Cowan • Sep 21 – Oct 19 • Room 3101/02 (Attend 1 of the 4 dates available)

This class is for Community Group leaders. In this class, we’ll discuss practical care items (like visiting folks in the hospital), as well as how to generally provide good care for members of our community groups. All four nights will have the same material, so leaders need only attend one session.

The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

Pastor Matt Friend • Sep 21 – Oct 12 • Room 3103

Join us as we answer the following questions from the Bible…

  1. Why is the Holy Spirit important?
  2. Why so much disunity over the Spirit of unity?
  3. What kind of personality does the Spirit have?
  4. Can we be sure the Holy Spirit is God?
  5. What did the Spirit do in ancient times and what’s he doing today?
  6. How can we be practically and personally transformed by the Spirit?

Why Your Work Matters to God

Brian Plants • Oct 5 – Nov 16 • Room 3104


Carolyn McMillen • Oct 5 – Nov 6 • 6:45-7:45 PM • Room 2104 (Women’s Workshop)

This book is a deep dive through Scripture that spotlights a turning point in Beth Moore’s experience with the capacity to infuse any life with holy passion and purpose. What does it mean to audaciously love Jesus and live that out?

What is the Church (Part 2)

Pastor Matt Friend • Oct 19 – Nov 16 • Room 3105/06

Join us as we answer the following questions from the Bible…

  1. What is God’s plan for growing the church?
  2. Who leads the church?
  3. What responsibility and authority does the congregation have?
  4. Why do we do baptism & communion?
  5. Why do we do what we do on Sunday mornings?

*Attendance to Part 1 would be helpful, but not required.

Leadership 3: How to Lead Your Group Towards Discipleship

Pastor Bill Tanzey • Oct 26 – Nov 16 • 6:45-7:45 • Room 3101/02 (Attend 1 of the 4 dates available)

– Thursday –

The Bible & Interpretation 1

Pastor Chad Cowan • Aug 25 – Sep 29 • Room 3104

Is the Bible the final authority in all matters? What is tradition and what role does it play? Just how did we get our Bible? In this first section of the Bible and Interpretation, we’ll discuss how the Scriptures were passed down to us, and why it matters!

Hope in Perilous Times: A Study in 2 Peter

Dan Anderson • Sep 8 – Sep 29 • Room 2104

This class will include four sessions, based on the three chapters from 2nd Peter, dealing with the uncertainties we face in the world.

Spiritual Growth: The Process

Mike Kaufman • Oct 6 – Nov 17 • Room 2104

Am I maturing as a follower of Jesus? Salvation is an event; spiritual growth is a process. For the next 7 weeks, we will examine the process and learn that through preparation, performance, and perseverance, we can be maturing followers of Jesus.

The Bible & Interpretation 2

Pastor Chad Cowan • Oct 27 – Nov 17 • Room 3104

Has the Bible always been interpreted the same way? And how was it inspired? In this study, we’ll take a look at how the Scriptures have been interpreted throughout history, and some of the successes and failure of the church when interpreting God’s Word. We’ll also see the vital importance of the relationship between inspiration and interpretation.