Membership - Class 101
Church membership is part of the process to Christian maturity. Jesus founded the church and believers in the New Testament were committed to identifying with others of like faith. The two imperatives for spiritual growth are commitment to Christ and commitment to church membership.
The Bible says Jesus loved the church and gave Himself for it. In fact, it says He purchased it with His own blood. (Acts 20:28; Eph. 5:25). Because the church is so important, we have provided a special class for all who desire to obey Christ and become members of His church.
If you have trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, your next step of obedience should be water baptism and church membership. This class is designed to assist you in your determination to obey the Lord.
CLASS 101 - We cover
- How Open Door Baptist Church was started
- What the Bible says about membership
- What the Bible says about baptism
- The structure of Open Door
- The strategy followed at Open Door
- How to be a part of the Open Door family
Maturity - Class 201
Class 201 is designed to help you in your Spiritual growth, study habits and understanding of the Bible. God's plan for maturity demands that we "get a grip" on the Scriptures and that we discover how to apply them in every day life. This courses focuses on the four basic habits every Christian must possess to grow to spiritual maturity. One of Jesus' disciples, Simon Peter, said, "As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:" Just as a new born baby must have milk in order to grow into a strong adult, we too must have the milk of God's Word for our spiritual growth. This class is a "must" for every sincere believer. I want to encourage you to continue your effort to become the person God intends for you to become.
CLASS 201 - We Cover
- How to become a Disciple
- What is "Spiritual Maturity"
- Habits of a Disciple
- How to get a "Grasp" on Your Bible
- How to Start & Maintain Good Habits
Ministry - Class 301
Ministry Without a doubt, this course could be the most important in this series on Christian development. You were created for ministry. Your unique talents, gifts, experiences and hearts desire are indicators of what God has in mind for you. This course will reveal and clarify how God has gifted you for ministry. You will no longer wonder or ask, "Why was I born?" or "What does God want me to do?" Once you discover how God has gifted you, you are ready to do what He intended for you.
"For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another." (Romans 12:4-5).
CLASS 301 - We Cover
- The Purpose and Priority of Ministry
- The Motivated Direction of your Heart
- Your Ministry Fit
- How I'm made for Ministry
- Where Do I Go From Here
Missions - Class 401
Jesus commanded His disciples to be witnesses and to take the gospel into all the world. "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen." ( Matthew 28:19-20).
The only way the world will ever hear about God's love and the salvation provided in the Lord Jesus Christ is for every believer to be involved in world missions. The command is to every Christian. In this class you will discover your place in home and world missions.
CLASS 401 - We Cover
- Discovering My Life Mission
- Sharing The Message
- Fishing In My Mission Pond
- Becoming A World-Class Christian