Healthy, living things grow. It is a common reality in nature, and it is a reality in the Bible. Coming to a saving faith in Christ is described in the Bible as new birth and new life (John 3 is one example). If you are alive in Christ and are spiritually healthy, you should be marked by growth: growth in maturity, growth in knowledge of God, growth in affections for God, growth in love of neighbor, growth in charity, growth in service. Growth is not only natural, in God’s family, it’s expected. The writer of the book of Hebrews tells his audience: “For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food.” (Hebrews 5:12) Ouch! How would you feel if God’s word called you out as being in the spiritual nursery? Unfortunately, more of us may be in that situation than we would think. “By this time you ought…” How long do you think “this time” is? A week? A month? A year? A decade? Truth be told, in God’s economy, there is the expectation that a disciple should always be growing. We want to be a family that is living, thriving, and GROWING. Discipleship University is an attempt to help each other grow.

THRIVE is the Marriage & Family Ministry of First Baptist Owasso.

Marriage was designed by God to be the core of the family structure. When marriages thrive, families grow strong, the church bears much fruit, and God is glorified! We long to see couples come to a clear understanding of this beautiful purpose for marriage and see their relationship bring Him honor.

Our mission is to help people experience the individual growth necessary for a healthy marriage.
We attempt to fulfill this mission by creating relevant environments designed to:

  • Prepare engaged couples to get off to a great start.
  • Empower couples and their friends with fun, yet powerful environments and experiences.
  • Encourage people to be a part of a small group to experience friendship and support.
  • Help people when they need hope and direction.

We are creating opportunities throughout the year (not just on Wednesday nights) that we pray will help people experience the individual growth necessary for a healthy and THRIVING marriage and family.

For more information about THRIVE – Marriage & Family Ministry of FBCO, CLICK HERE.

MARRIAGE & FAMILY CLASSES

Beginning Wednesday, February 6th

In the midst of folding laundry, coordinating carpool schedules and breaking up fights, it’s easy to loose sight of the ultimate goal as parents. This class will help refocus us and also give practical ways we can embrace a bigger vision for our parenting that comes from purpose and joy!

Length of Class: 4 weeks
Course Material: None
Material Cost: $0
Room: 707-709

April 3 – May 1 (No class April 17) – Topic is Parenting

WEDNESDAY NIGHT CLASSES – 6:00pm

Beginning Wednesday, February 6th

PLACE

Through the PLACE process, participants discover that God created them with a unique personality, spiritual gifts, abilities, passions, and experiences. Discovering God’s purpose and plan for their lives helps members find their PLACE of service within the body of Christ.

Length of Class: 6 weeks
Course Material: PLACE Workbook
Material Cost: $10
Room: 701
Teacher: Page Cole

OFFERED TWO TIMES THIS SEMESTER:
February 6 – March 27 (No class on March 6 or 20)
April 10 – May 22 (No class April 17)

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY

This course is dedicated to developing a biblical perspective on wealth, and healthy financial habits because we are stewards of all the God gives us. No matter where you are with your money, this nine-week class will teach you to create a budget, pay off debt, spend and save wisely, and so much more!

Length of Class: 9 weeks
Course Material: Financial Peace University Kit
Material Cost: $90
Room: 817
Teacher: Katy Hylander

February 6 – April 24 (No class March 6, 20, April 17)

FOUNDATIONS

Have you ever had the thought, “I’m a Christian, now what?” Whether you are a new believer or just need encouragement for the next stage of your walk with Christ, this class is for you!

Length of Class: 13 weeks
Course Material: Foundations Workbook
Material Cost: $10
Room: 703
Teacher: Rick Cuccio

February 6 – May 15 (No class March 6, 20, April 17)

BIBLE PROPHECY

This semester we will take an in-depth look at the chapters 10-19 of the book of Revelation.

Length of Class: 10 weeks
Course Material: Revelation Through My Eyes by Ted Naman
Material Cost: $15 for the book (Optional)
Room: 818
Teacher: Ted Naman

February 6 – May 1 (No class March 6, 20, April 17)

HEARING GOD’S VOICE

This is a study on hearing God’s voice in our lives. As God’s Word as the spiritual authority in our lives, we will look at ways God uses his Word and other means to speak into our lives. It is our responsibility to hear his voice, follow and obey.

Length of Class: 6 weeks
Course Material: None
Material Cost: None
Room: 702
Teacher: Mike Roark

April 3 – May 15 (No class April 17)

LAY COUNSELING TRAINING

First Baptist Owasso provides specific training to equip church members to serve as a lay counselor in our Counseling Ministry. If you are interested in serving in this ministry, this class is how you get started.

Length of Class: 6 weeks
Course Material: None
Material Cost: None
Room: 702
Teacher: Cathy Breese

February 6 – March 27 (No class March 6, 20)

TUESDAY NIGHT CLASSES – 6:00pm

Beginning Tuesday, January 29th

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

Celebrate Recovery is a 12 step, Christ-centered program for anyone struggling with any hurt, habit or hang-up. We have found hope and help in the power of Jesus Christ. We are Believers in Jesus Christ who recognize the struggle with the chaos in our lives. Through CR we are accessing Christ’s power in our lives to overcome our issues of anger, grief, alcoholism, guilt and shame, financial loss, divorce, dysfunctional families, sexual abuse, drug abuse, eating disorders and many more.

NO NEED TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS

Schedule – Every Tuesday
7:00pm-8:00pm – Large Group
8:00pm-9:00pm – Small Group
Childcare is available free of charge.

For more information:
Contact Brad Aylor, 918.516.6610 – brad@fbcowasso.org

DIVORCE CARE

For people who have experienced the deep hurt of separation and divorce. Led by people who have been through divorce and can help you experience real hope for your future.

Length of Class: 13 weeks
Course Material: Divorce Care Notebook
Material Cost: $10
Room: 817
Teacher: Rex and Vickie Porter

January 29 – April 30 (No class on April 16)

GRIEF SHARE

A support group for people grieving the loss of a spouse, child, family member or friend.  It is led by people who understand what you are experiencing and who have a desire to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time. Each session includes a video seminar with top experts on grief recovery and group discussion.

Length of Class: 13 weeks
Course Material: Grief Share Workbook
Material Cost: $10
Room: 700
Teacher: John Belcher

January 29 – April 30 (No class on April 16)