Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Temple Adult Classes
S ue Mallory shares the following in her book, The Equipping Church.
“THE POINT OF CHURCH GROWTH is not to collect new people and cage them with church programs.
The goal of church health is not to fatten up church members for show. That was then. This is now. The church exists to equip people in order to release them back into the world, grounded in truth and community, dangerous for the gospel.
God has created a new movement of churches that equip people, according to their calling and gifts, to be salt and light in their churches, communities, family workplace, media, and government – in the whole of society.”
With this thought in mind, SMZBT is becoming an equipping church, realizing its goal to provide opportunities for the members of the church to develop a lifestyle of worship, fellowship, ministry, discipleship, and evangelism. In order to do this, members must grow their spiritual knowledge as well as develop their spiritual gifts. This requires an Intentional Systematic Teaching/Learning process. This process will prepare those who complete the required stages of the process to lead and teach those who will come behind. Thus, the process will endure as new teachers and leaders are prepared to step forward to replace others.
SMZBT offers learning opportunities at five different levels, with each level having a specific focus:
Present session of Sunday School features the 100 and 200 level courses.
Listed below are the courses and a brief description of each.
100 – New Members’ Class.
This class is to assimilate New Converts into the kingdom
of God and new members into Sixth Mount Zion. The topics include: The Vision, Core Values,
Getting to Know the Pastor, and the History of Sixth Mount Zion; Salvation; Baptism and the
Lord’s Supper; Articles of Faith, Stewardship, and; Ministry. This course is taught on Sunday
morning at 8:00 AM.
101 – MasterLife I.
This is the first stage in the discipleship process. Through this
study, participants will experience a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ as He leads them
to develop six biblical disciplines of a disciple: Spend time with the Master; Live in the Word;
Pray in Faith; Fellowship with believers; Witness to the World; Minister to Others. This course
is taught on Sunday morning at 8:00 AM.
200 – MasterLife II.
This is the second stage in the discipleship process. Participants will
focus on Christ transforming their character into Christ-likeness through the works of the Holy Spirit.
The six areas of study will include: Do God’s Will; Renew Your Mind; Master Your Emotions; Present Your
Body; Be Filled With the Spirit, and: Live Victoriously. This course is taught on Sunday morning at 8:00 AM.
M302 – The Quest for Authentic Manhood…A Sunday School Class for Men.
This class is designed to
bring the men of God together through a fraternity process. Become a man of valor and be strengthened
by other men in this class.