EQUIP Night: Politics & Christian Witness in a Secular Age

 

To equip and help us to navigate this election year with wisdom, conviction, and kindness, Dr. Bruce Ashford will be joining us for this special event on consecutive nights across the upstate: April 2 in Clemson and April 3 in Greenville. Doors open at 5:30 PM and the events begin at 6:00 PM. Childcare is available.

 

Discipleship Staff

Jason

Jason Finley

Discipleship Pastor

jason@crosspointclemson.org

Katelin

Katelin Domanski

Discipleship Associate

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.

SPRING 2020 OFFERINGS

Bible Exposition: How to study and teach the Bible

CLASS FULL: REGISTER TO JOIN WAITLIST

 

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.

 

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.

 

Biblical Counseling Foundations

 

7:00 – 8:15 AM | Thursdays

 

Learn how the Bible addresses everyday problems and how you can help others using foundational biblical counseling principles. This is a 12-session class and space is limited. See the course syllabus here.

 

REGISTRATION CLOSED: Class is full

Biblical Femininity 

 

10:30 AM | Sundays
February 2 – March 15

 

Scripture presents a common call for all women regardless of season of life. Understanding what it truly means to be female yields clarity in our mission and freedom in serving Christ fully. Come be refreshed and equipped with a liberating vision of womanhood as revealed in Scripture. Cost: $10 if book is needed (Chrystie Cole, Biblical Femininity, 2013; retail: $12.00)

 

Christian Theology II

 

10:30 AM | Sundays
February 2 – March 15

 

What we believe about God deeply affects how we live in this world. This six-week course explores God’s work in salvation, and considers future events including what happens after we die. Gain a God-centered perspective toward and appreciation for the doctrine of salvation and grow in confidence in relation to our future hope. Cost: $20 if book is needed (Wayne Grudem, Bible Doctrine, 1999; Retail: $39.99)

 

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.