Foundations

foundations-logoFoundations, our Sunday-morning education ministry, equips participants of all ages for the work of the ministry by helping them learn to read and apply the Bible, so that they may carry out the mission of Grand Avenue Baptist Church.

Adult Foundations is from 9-10 am in the sanctuary (unless otherwise notes). Visit our Children’s Ministry page to learn more about Foundations for Children.

The Fall 2019 Adult Foundations schedule is below (download PDF).

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Sep 1 — A Gospel-Centered Culture of Grace — Michael Felkins (audio/handout)

Women’s and Men’s Seminars — Women will meet in the sanctuary. Men will meet in Room 102.

Sep 8 — 

Women — Bringing the Gospel to Our Community Schools: Panel of women discuss how they support, encourage, volunteer and spread the good news in area schools. How have they effectively built trusting, welcoming relationships? How do they tangibly support and pray for the schools?

Men — A Paradigm for Work and Rest: A panel of men discuss how the Bible defines work and rest, the importance of each, and what it looks like to faithfully practice both in our vocations, communities and homes.

Sep 15 — 

Women — A Meaningful Season: Thriving in the Golden Years & Beyond: Panel of women discuss faithful ministry, service and loving one another after age 50. When children have grown up and gone, what does it look like to find your identity in Christ with a new set of opportunities and limitations?

Men — Loving Our Sisters Well: A panel of GABC women discuss life as Christian women in the local church and the world. Men will learn how to understand, relate to, help, and walk alongside their sisters in the congregation.

Sep 22 — 

Women — Christian Digital Media 101: A behind-the- scenes look at various types of Christian Digital media like podcasts, blogs, online magazines, social media, and more. Answering questions like, “How are these resources created? How are these mediums meant to be utilized? How do creators profit?” This information can bring context to our choices, helping us evaluate the resources we consume and share with others.

Men — Exhortation Without Exasperation: A panel of men discuss the challenges of raising children and what it looks like to faithfully disciple, discipline and exhort children without exasperating them.

Bible Study Discussion — Adult Foundations partners with our Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies by providing a brief overview of the previous week’s passage and then guided discussion time in small groups. You do not need to be in a Bible study to participate in and benefit from these discussions. Please see our Bible Studies page for more information and registration.

Sep 29 — Bible Study Introduction & Overview
Oct 6
— Bible Study — Overview Acts 1-14
Oct 13
— Bible Study Discussion — Acts 1:1-26
Oct 20
— Bible Study Discussion — Acts 2
Oct 27
— Bible Study Discussion — Acts 3-5
Nov 3
— Bible Study Discussion — Acts 6-7
Nov 10
— Bible Study Discussion — Acts 8-9:31
Nov 17
— Bible Study Discussion — Acts 9:31-12:25
Nov 24
— Bible Study Discussion — Acts 13-14

Dec 1No Foundations (all ages)

Dec 8No Adult Foundations. (Children still meet.)

Dec 15 — Men’s and Women’s Devotional Breakfast — Men and women will read a devotional book in December-January and then gather to discuss in January. Books will be distributed Sunday, Dec. 8. Men and women’s groups will meet during the Foundations hour the first Sunday of February (Feb. 2) to discuss the book. A light breakfast will be served.

Dec 22—Jan 5 —No Foundations (All Ages)