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.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT CLASSES – 6:00pm

Beginning Wednesday, September 4th

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: 707
Teacher: Page Cole

OFFERED TWO TIMES THIS SEMESTER:
September 4 – October 9 
October 16 – November 20

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY

This course is dedicated to developing a biblical perspective on wealth, and healthy financial habits because we are stewards of all that 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/household
Room: 817
Teacher: Robert and Lisa Johnson

September 4 – October 30

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

September 4 – December 4 (No class on November 26)

BIBLE PROPHECY

This semester we will take an in-depth look at the chapters 14-22 of the book of Revelation.

Length of Class: 11 weeks
Course Material: Revelation Through My Eyes by Ted Naman
Material Cost: $15 for the book (Optional)
Room: 701-702
Teacher: Ted Naman

September 4 – November 13

TUESDAY NIGHT CLASSES – 6:30pm

Beginning Tuesday, September 17th

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: 713
Teacher: Rex and Vickie Porter

September 17 – December 17 (No class on November 26)

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

September 17 – December 17 (No class on November 26)

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

Every Tuesday Night at 6:00pm

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

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, September 4th

God has a plan for your marriage and your money. It starts with a challenge. Will you accept?

For many couples, the collision of marriage and money is the beginning of relational havoc. But does it have to be this way?

What if the collision of marriage and money no longer tore couples apart but brought them together? What if money was no longer a topic to argue about but a topic around which couples rallied? What if the collision of marriage and money actually helped couples find contentment and purpose?

Join us on a journey to a financially healthy marriage.

Length of Class: 4 weeks
Course Material: Book
Material Cost: $5
Room: 708-709

September 4 – September 25

In Smart Money Smart Kids, Dave Ramsey and his daughter, Rachel Cruze, team up to share some personal family stories you don’t want to miss! Get a no-nonsense approach for teaching your kids and teens the basics of money.

Find practical strategies to raise money-smart kids in this debt-crazed world. Smart Money Smart Kids offers common-sense ways to teach important money lessons.

Length of Class: 6 weeks
Course Material: None
Material Cost: $0
Room: 708-709

October 2 – November 6