Foundations for Christian Living
Foundations for Christian Living (FCL) is our adult discipleship ministry. The focus is to ground adults in the foundation Biblical beliefs of Willow. The class involves both large group teaching and small group discussion. Look for upcoming classes on the website and weekly bulletin. Contact Pastor Scott for more information at email@example.com or 297-4079.
Alpha – Alpha is a series of session exploring the foundations of the faith, typically run over ten weeks. Each week looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe and everyone is welcome. Alphausa.org
Breakthrough – The focus is breaking out of the Satan’s lies and into our freedom in Christ. These lies are spiritual chains, which only Jesus can remove. When we recognize them as such and embrace God’s truth, then we are on the road to breakthrough. This study has been revolutionary in many lives. It is open to all.
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality – You cannot be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. EHS combines emotional health and contemplative spirituality which we believe unleashed the Holy Spirit inside of us so that we might experientially know the power of an authentic life in Jesus.
Emotionally Healthy Relationships Course – This study equips you with practical skills to love others wells as a mature follower of Jesus. It directly helps you identify fragmented self-awareness, self-management and social skills that are roadblocks to love God, yourself and others well. This course is for everyone. For more info about EHS and this study – emotionallyhealthy.org.
Healing Ministry – We believe it is God’s will that people be healed at every level of their lives. This study explores how to walk in healing and how to pray for others to be healed.
Is an exciting ministry that helps individuals and couples look inward to find hidden core issues that are causing and/or inflicting pain outwardly. So much of people’s emphasis on behavior is to focus on the outward expression of behavior instead of what is on the inside driving the behavior. We flip things INSIDE OUT and focus on what is deep inside and often times hidden unless purposefully searched for and exposed. We believe in the saying, “The Problem Is Not the Problem”, and we will help you discover the true meaning of this in your own unique situation.
There are several ways to participate in Inside Out: Conferences led by international ministries, women’s small group sessions, topical video/book series with small group discussions, and individual or couples mentoring sessions are available.
Small group meetings are led by individuals that have received some amount of interpersonal healing and victory in relational areas of life that they have struggled with for years but are still on the journey of finding new levels of freedom in their own lives. Small group meetings for women will be available fall and spring and will run for 12 weeks during the week. Contact April to sign up for these meetings. Keith Jones is exploring the interest of having a men’s small group meeting on Sunday mornings. If you are interested in a men’s small group contact Keith.
For 2016, Trisha Frost is coming to Willow to conduct a “Heart of Sonship” School, October 12-15, Wednesday through Saturday from 9:00-5:00. This Schools helps people get started on their journey of discovering who they are in God’s Kingdom. Details and registration information is on Willow webpage, and you can contact Keith Jones for more information. We hope this becomes an annual event that brings people from all over the region to participate in this exciting opportunity.
Wednesday night Video/Book/Small Group sessions will also be offered. The series on Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, Jack Frost’s Series on Spiritual Slavery to Spiritual Sonship, and others are in the rotation. Typically sessions begin in September and January and run for 8-12 weeks. In these meetings there is a 10-20 minute video, 15-20 minute teaching, and a 45 minute break out small group discussion. There are resources available to help you stay up to speed if you miss a session.
Individual and Couples Mentoring is another facet of the Inside Out Ministry. We have trained several people that can help you get through a bump in the road in a broad range of areas. Don’t go through the crisis alone there is help for you out there.
If you would like to participate in any of these areas or have questions, you can contact any of the team leaders and they would be happy to talk to you. Inside Out leaders are: April Jones, Jayme Gilkison, Gemi Powell, Carmen McKinney, Jennifer Barber, Suzi Saulsman, Gene Saulsman, and Keith Jones.
Today more than ever we need that leading with purpose, integrity, and love. None of which can be done without a personal relationship with Christ. We also believe many of us have slipped into a state of being passive followers rather than passionate leaders.
We believe it’s time for men to take personal responsibility for their growth.
- Men’s project team: short term construction improvement projects in our community. We do projects 2 to 4 times per year. This ministry meets critical needs and provides a means to get to know others.
- The Brazosport Mancamp is a one day program that brings together men form a number of churches in southern Brazoria County. Information and registration at the Information Desk in the Atrium
- Men’s fellowship: Whether its breakfast, lunch, bowling, or some other manly event – we get together to felowship, share, and pray. Times and details will be found in the bulletin, so keep an eye out.
There are many opportunities to serve in the events sponsored by Women’s Ministry of Willow Drive Baptist Church. If you are interested in or have any questions please contact Kris Calvert 979-297-4079 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Bible Study
We currently have two women’s bible studies that meet each Wednesday during the school year. Child care is provided for these studies.
The materials used include studies by:
Beth Moore • Kay Arthur • Anne Graham Lotz
Women’s Bible study is dedicated to leading and encouraging women into a deeper and more intimate relationship with God through fellowship, accountability, prayer, and the study of God’s Word.
- Wednesday 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM in MPR C. They occassionally enjoy a luncheon after the Bible study.
- Wednesday 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM in MPR C.
Other events may include specials luncheons and/or retreats throughout the year.
Adult Bible Fellowship
ABFs meet each Sunday morning from 9:45-10:45 AM. They are a good way to meet people, get “plugged in” to the church body and study God’s word together.
CrossTalk is a cross-generational ABF designed to teach God’s Word and develop relationships with other believers. CrossTalk is for everyone, regardless of age, lifestyle, or where you are in your Christian walk. We have a large open, interactive group and lessons that focus on a specific passage of scripture each week. Together we dig deeper into the words used, look at personal application and wrap up with a Weekly Challenge. The growth occurs as class members share insights and experiences from their own walk. Located in the ABF Building; contact Cliff Moore, 480-0481
In Touch is a class that studies how the Holy Spirit is there to aid us in relationships, both with the Father and with each other. The purpose is to learn about relationship building and getting to know who we are as God’s children. Located upstairs by the children’s area; contact Keith Jones, 665-6896
FUSE is for young career singles or marrieds (20s & 30s). The purpose of FUSE is to strengthen our walk with the Lord and encourage the development of Christian friendships within the class. We primarily study straight from the Bible. MPR A; Contact Justin Sheek, 281-224-7664
New Beginnings meet together regularly to honor God, study His Word, and minister to one another. This time of fellowship is used to strengthen our bond of love and to share Christ’s love with others. We are open to anyone who wishes to study God’s Word with a fun-loving, caring group. All ages are welcome; we are couples and singles, 60s and up. MPR C; contact Pat Bedrich, 297-7449
Overcomers meet together for fellowship and prayer in a large group, then breaks into smaller groups (women & mixed class) for Bible Study. We follow the Lifeway Bible material of the Southern Baptist Convention. Lessons are topical and apply to situations we face at home, work and church. The emphasis is on how we can grow in our spiritual walk through discipleship and accountability. Ages 55 and up; MPR B; contact David Zavisch, 297-2541
RENEW We believe in a ministry of care, fellowship and outreach. Our ABF is a group that would like to include you in friendships, in learning how God’s Word can help you through the struggles of life, and helping you find a place in the community to share God’s love. People in Renew are from many different walks of life, backgrounds and varying stages in our relationship with Christ. Whatever your stage, you are welcome to RENEW, located on the 2nd Floor. Contact Darren Rice, 299-0148
FAITH is an essential part of our Christian growth and development. FAITH is a ministry of fellowship and Bible study for couples and singles between the ages of 35-50. The format is Bible focused, open discussion with some instructional time. Those who seek to understand and deepen their walk with God through a life of faith will enjoy this ABF. Each lesson will focus on specific examples and applications of faith in action by learning from real life and biblical examples. FAITH begins Aug. 28, 2nd Floor; contact Louis Doak at Louis.Doak@gmail.com