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Adult Education

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.  2 Tim 3:16-17

Here we have a comprehensive statement on our Adult Education Philosophy.


2nd Quarter Classes begin on April 2, 2023


Spiritual Disciplines 101 – Mark Smith
Textbooks: The Hole in Our Holiness, by Kevin DeYoung
What does it mean to be a disciple? Jesus said, “Go therefore and make disciples ... teaching them to observe (obey) all that I have commanded you.” So being a disciple means observing (obeying) all that Jesus has commanded. And in obeying Him, we grow more like Him. But how does that happen? How do we grow in obedience to all that Jesus has commanded? In this class, we will learn the fundamentals of what growing as a disciple means and how we participate with the Holy Spirit to grow in Christlikeness.

Missiology 101 – Beau Sams
Textbook: Missions by the Book: How Theology and Missions Walk Together, by Alex Kocman and Chad Vegas.
This course will broadly cover what it means to study missions and why, the history of Baptist missions and missionaries, and current trends and concerns in missions. The bulk of the course will be framed by a discussion of the text, Missions by the Book. This small book gets at the question posed by Carl Trueman regarding missions: “Does theology drive practice, or does practice drive theology?”. As we study, we will discover the Father, Son, and Spirit’s work in missions, the sufficiency of Scripture as the ground of missions, and the purpose of the local church in sending and supporting missionaries, with the ultimate goal of missions being, as John Piper puts it, “the gladness of the peoples in the greatness of God.”

Bible 248: Galatians – Melissa Patterson
Textbook: Galatians: Living in line with the Truth of the Gospel, by Tim Keller
Join us for an in-depth look at Paul's letter to the Galatians, which provides wonderful instruction on living our lives in Christ, not in works.

Historical Theology 301 – Ryan Wolfe and Brandon Ash
Textbook: Historical Theology, by Greg Allison
This new course will use the book Historical Theology to guide us as we navigate some vast and astonishing terrain - for example: How did the martyrs of the early church think about scripture? How did this period formulate our core doctrines? How did God work in his church during the otherworldly medieval period? How can the vibrancy of the reformation encourage our own walk today? How has God preserved the purity of His church during the modern period? And how can we learn from these holy saints of old and endure as those who, with them, will win the prize? As John Stouton explains, "[Historical theology] attaches us to former generations, and inspires us with satisfaction and joy to find that in the substance of evangelical faith and sentiment, we are one with the Church of all ages."

Bible 301: Gospel of John 17 - The High Priestly Prayer – Jim Moorhead
Textbook: Bible
This class will be a quick overview of the longest prayer of Jesus recorded in any Gospel. It has been called “the greatest prayer ever prayed on earth and the greatest prayer recorded anywhere in Scripture”: a literary and theological masterpiece - "the holy of holies" of the New Testament. Our goals will be to understand the context of the prayer within the gospel of John and within the life of Christ and his disciples; to explore the three major desires of Jesus prior to his crucifixion; to briefly delve into some of the major theological gems found in the chapter; and to understand how this prayer impacts our lives today both theologically and practically.

College and Young Singles
Bible 248: Galatians – Logan Dolloff
Textbook: Bible
In this class, we will be studying Paul's very first letter. We will see Paul boldly defend the gospel and combat the early church's first heresy. During this study, we will move verse by verse through the letter and gain a strong understanding of Paul's letter to the Galatians. To an even greater degree though, the hope is that we would all love the gospel more deeply as a result of this study.


Providence Education Modules


  • Prospective Members Class 010
  • Spiritual Gifts 101
  • One-on-One Discipleship 201
  • Church History 201
  • Church History 202
  • History of the Baptist 301
  • Forms of Church Government 301

Understanding the Bible

  • Old Testament Survey 101
  • Old Testament Survey 102
  • New Testament Survey 101 - The Gospels & Acts
  • New Testament Survey 102 - The Epistles & Revelation
  • Hermeneutics 201 - Understanding how to read different genres of scripture. (Translation, Historical Context, Epistles, Narrative, History, Law)
  • Hermeneutics 202 - (Wisdom, Gospels, Parables, Prophecy, Apocalyptic) 


  • Theology 101 - The Word of God & the Doctrine of God
  • Theology 102 - The Doctrine of Man, the Doctrine of Christ & the Doctrine of the Church
  • Theology 103 - The Doctrine of the Application of Redemption & the Doctrine of the Future
  • Theology 201 - Doctrine of Salvation (Soteriology)
  • Theology 202- Inspiration of Scripture
  • Theology 203- Doctrine of the Church (Ecclesiology)
  • Theology 204- Christology
  • Theology 205- Doctrine of God
  • Theology 206- Doctrine of the Holy Spirit (Pneumatology)
  • Theology 207- Doctrine of Man (Anthropology)

Christian Ethics

  • Spiritual Disciplines 101
  • Evangelism 101
  • Missiology 101
  • Christian Ethics: Marriage, Singleness, and the Family 201
  • Christian Ethics: Parenting 201
  • Christian Ethics: Discipling Women 201 (Women's Ministry*)
  • Christian Ethics: Discipleship 301
  • Christian Ethics: Mercy Ministry & the Poor 301
  • Christian Ethics: The Christian at War 301
  • Christian Ethics: Politics and the Christian 301
  • Christian Ethics: Money and Finances 301

Advanced Subjects/Electives

  • Individual Bible Book Studies 201-266
  • Bible Book studies are taught at least twice a year
  • Books planned or taught include:
  • Bible 219: Seeing Christ in the Psalms
  • Bible 221: Ecclesiastes
  • Bible 227: Daniel
  • Bible 248: Gospel of John
  • Bible 249: Ephesians
  • Bible 250: Philippians
  • Bible 259: James
  • Bible 262: 1,2,3 John
  • Bible 266: Revelation 
  • Bible 301: Gospel of John: The Great Priestly Prayer
  • Biblical Manhood & Womanhood 301
  • Biblical Counseling 301
  • World Religions 301
  • Biblical Concepts of Education (How to Teach) 401
  • Teaching in a Small Group 402
  • Apologetics 401
  • Worship Music 401
  • Basic Greek for Beginners 401
  • Working with Youth 401
  • Basics of Christian Preaching 401