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Discipleship Staff

Jason

Jason Finley

Discipleship Pastor

jason@crosspointclemson.org

Katelin

Katelin Domanski

Director of Communications & Connect Coordinator

kdomanski@crosspointclemson.org

EQUIP

 

EQUIP exists to assist the church in producing mature disciple-makers and to help participants apply scripture to every area of their lives. Through classes, nights, and forums, you will find an array of opportunities to be trained to think and live from an explicitly biblical worldview. Classes are taught by elders and members of Crosspoint Church and are open to anyone.

FALL 2020 OFFERINGS

CHRISTIAN GROWTH AND DISCIPLEMAKING

 

Begins September 8 | Seminary Credit Available
7:00 – 8:15 AM | Tuesdays
September – November 2020
Childcare not provided

 

“And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.” 2 Timothy 4:2

 

Paul’s words to Timothy resonate with Christians to this day. Join us for this study of biblical principles for personal spiritual growth and to be trained in discipling other believers. 

 

 

Course Objectives
By the end of the course, you should be able to:

        1. Define and describe “discipleship” and “mentoring.”
        2. Explain how the gospel is one’s motivation, power, and hope for transformation. 
        3. Articulate a biblical theology of, and approach to, disciplemaking.
        4. Demonstrate knowledge and practice of basic spiritual disciplines.
        5. Identify contemporary resources for disciplemaking.
        6. Demonstrate beginning skills for discipling believers.
        7. Articulate a personal strategy for mentoring others in one’s ministry context.
        8. Demonstrate improved written and verbal communication skills.

 

Details

While there is no cost for this class, students are responsible to acquire their own copies of the books as detailed in the above syllabus. 

 

Before registering, please review the syllabus to ensure your availability to attend class meetings and complete out of class assignments. 

 

Space is limited for this class. Should the class fill up, awaiting list will be created and a 2nd class is being considered should there be sufficient demand. Preference to enrollment will be in the following order: 1) degree-seeking students at SEBTS or SBTS; 2) Crosspoint Church Member; 3) Crosspoint Church Regular Attendees; 4) date registration is submitted.

 

Three (3) credit hours available through Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (additional assignments are required and detailed on a separate SEBTS syllabus).  

 

Contact Jason Finley (jason@crosspointclemson.org) or Abbey Cook (acook@crosspointclemson.org) for more information.

 

Before registering, please review the syllabus to ensure your availability to attend class meetings and complete out of class assignments. Space is limited for this class. Should the class fill up, preference to enrollment will be in the following order: 1) degree-seeking students at SEBTS or SBTS; 2) Crosspoint Church Member; 3) Crosspoint Church Regular Attendees; 4) date registration is submitted.

 

Storyline of Scripture

 

9:50 – 10:50 AM | Sundays
October 4 – November 8

 

While the Bible consists of 66 books written by 40 authors over 1500 years, it also is one book from one author with one message. Participants will learn the overall storyline of Scripture and their place within God’s story. Meets for 1 hour per week over 6 sessions. Cost: none.

 

Cultural Events 

 

9:50 – 10:50 AM | Sundays
October 4 – November 8

 

We live in a world of differing beliefs and opinions. Even in the church, we can find ourselves in disagreement as we approach life’s problems from various perspectives–Who should I vote for? What does God think about social justice? Is homosexuality evil? . . . Each week in this class a panel will engage with your burning questions in an effort to shape our minds and hearts in the centrality and sufficiency of the gospel.

 

Biblical Counseling for Beginners

 

9:50 – 10:50 AM | Sundays
October 4 – November 8

 

Learn what Biblical Counseling is and how it is unique. Also you will learn how to apply important counseling principles to some common struggles.

 

Personal Finance for Christians

 

10:30 AM | Sundays
February 2 – March 15

 

Explore what the Bible says about giving, saving, and spending our money and resources. Additionally, gain practical training covering a wide range of topics including keeping a budget, paying off debt, saving for retirement, choosing charities and more. Cost: $5 if book is needed (Art Rainier, The Money Challenge, 2017; retail: $12.99)

 

Bible Exposition: How to study and teach the Bible.

 

Advanced Level EQUIP Class
Begins September | Seminary Credit Available
7:00 – 8:45 AM | Tuesdays
September – November 2019
Childcare not provided

 

Discover the joy of Bible study and essential principles of faithfully developing biblical teaching. This course includes an introduction to hermeneutical principles necessary for arriving at the Holy Spirit’s intended meaning of a given passage and then developing that meaning into engaging teaching/preaching/Bible lessons.

3 credit hours available through Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Course Objectives
By the end of the course, you should:

• Explain the role of the author, text, and reader in the interpretive process and defend the position of the author as the determiner of meaning.
• Distinguish different genres of biblical literature.
• Display competence in applying basic rules that govern the interpretation of these genres in determining the meaning of a text.
• Develop the main idea of a text and, based on the structure and meaning of the text, develop a teaching outline.
• Apply theological and philosophical convictions for biblical exposition.
• Apply principles for interpreting biblical passages for faithful exposition.
• Prepare effective lessons/teaching/sermons for the local church.
• Know some effective models of biblical exposition.
• Value the work of the Holy Spirit and the indispensability of prayer in teaching.
• Know some of the key historical developments in Bible exposition.

 

Contact Jason Finley (jason@crosspointclemson.org) or Abbey Cook (acook@crosspointclemson.org) for more information.

Christian Leadership 

 

Advanced Level EQUIP Class
Taught by Jason Finley
8 weeks | Seminary Credit Available
7:00-10:00 AM | Tuesdays beginning Sept 4
Resources listed in course syllabus
Childcare not provided

 

An analysis of the tasks, styles, and models of leadership, giving special emphasis to the biblical guidelines and church context of Christian leadership. Students may audit or obtain credit through Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

 

To register contact Jason Finley

Sermon on the Mount

 

Taught by Robin Lewis & Rachel Dietrich
Started Feb 3 | 9 weeks | Room TBA
Sundays at 10:30 AM
Wednesdays at 9:30 AM
Resource: Sermon on the Mount by Jen Wilkin ($13)
Childcare provided for both sessions

 

This women’s only class will explore the depths of God’s Word and help equip participants to deeply study the Sermon on the Mount for themselves.

 

Biblical Theology: Imagery in Scripture

 

Taught by Rob Emmons
Started Feb 3 | Room 140
Sundays from 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Childcare provided for ages 3 and under

 

Throughout the Bible, we see God communicate to his people through various types of imagery. This class will explore the different types and trace them throughout the entirety of scripture.

 

Sending Advances the Gospel

 

Taught by Chad Ferrell
February 10 | Room TBA
Sundays at 10:30 AM
Childcare provided for ages 3 and under

 

Join us for this pre-Spring Break Missions trip class. All are invited as we explore God’s plan to spread the gospel to all nations. 

 

Singleness, Dating, and Marriage

 

Taught by Jeremy Chasteen
Started Feb 3 | Room 180
Sundays from 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Class will not meet Feb 17 due to Winter Conference
Childcare provided for ages 3 and under

 

All are welcome as we explore the topic of singleness, dating, and marriage in detail. Class times will feature panels, teaching, and group discussion as we seek to honor the Lord and steward our bodies regardless of where we find ourselves in relationships with the opposite sex.

 

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