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2008 Spring A.C.T.S. Classes Starting Wednesday, April 9 at 6:00 pm
TITLE Abraham: Becoming a Friend of the Faithful God Bible Geography (STARTING APRIL 30) Biblical Financial Principles (Crown) Biblical Insights into Child Training Business by the Book Cult Awareness Daniel – Part 2 For Women Only Galatians Greek Intro II Corinthians Leading and Loving/Heart That Makes a Home Lord, Teach Me to Pray Love and Respect MasterLife 1 for Men MasterLife 2 for Women Parenting with Purpose Please Open the Door Raising a Modern Day Knight Ruth & The Kinsman Redeemer Search for Significance Shine Sign Language (407-514-4238) The Case for Easter TEACHER Nick Meola Dr. Dan Warner Tony Gravanda & Daniel Jimenez CeCe & Dutch Owens Mike Wells Carl Mickens Laura Messina Chris Hammond Larry Margarella Carol Hotz Bob Taylor Kevin & Delaine Gabriel Suzy Bobbitt Wally & Lynette David Pete VanScoy Dawn Pici Naida Hardy Gail Brown Roddy Wagner & Chris Fernandez Tom Headley Bob Myers & Dona White John Harris & Tim Grosshans (continued from Winter) Terrell Yon ROOM E2-212 E2-215 E2-310 E2-342 E2-312 E2-208 E2-211 E2-229 E2-207 E2-213 E2-214 E2-232 E2-228 E2-206 FH 301-C E2-231 E2-340 E2-308 E2-338 E2-210 E2-306 E2-308 E2-223 E2-209 WKS. 7 5 10 9 8 8 10 7 10 9 10 6 5 7 7 7 6 4 7 7 9 8 10 9 LENGTH 2 hrs. 1 hr. 2 hrs. 1 ½ hrs. 2 hrs. 1 ¼ hrs. 2 hrs. 2 hrs. 1 ¼ hrs. 1 hr. 1 hr. 2 hrs. 2 hrs. 2 hrs. 1 ¾ hrs. 2 hrs. 1 ½ hrs. 1 hr. 1 ½ hrs. 1 ¼ hrs. 2 hrs. 1 ½ hrs. 2 hrs. 1 ½ hrs.

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Academy of Christian Training and Service

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Women’s Ministries: Monday and Tuesday at 9:15 am

Starting Monday, April 7 at 9:15 am
Lord, Teach Me to Pray Jennifer Adamson WC 132/134 5 2 hrs


Starting Tuesday, April 8 at 9:15 am
Lord, Teach Me to Pray Sharon Hodges/Michelle Ellison Laura Messina WC-139 AP-2 5 10 2 hrs 2 hrs

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Daniel – Part 2 (Precept)

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SPRING 2008 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS • Register at • Classes begin Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Abraham: Becoming a Friend of the Faithful God
In this Precept study of Genesis 12-25, learn principles and truths from the life of Abraham, the friend of God, that will ground your faith, challenge your walk, and give you hope for your future. Workbook available in bookstore.

Biblical Insights into Child Training
Parents can accidentally train their children to disobey. They can also exasperate their children through their own improper attitudes and inconsistencies. Reb Bradley’s video series gives us tools to establish parental control in our home. God’s design for training and disciplining our children are found in His Word. This class is aimed toward parents planning for a family, and for those with newborns through children in mid to late elementary school. $12 will cover the cost of the book and syllabus available in class.

ences and how to defend our faith. Discussion will include Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormonism, Seventh-Day Adventists, Freemasonry, and the New Age Movement.

but He sees you as clothed with the righteousness of Christ. As such you are acceptable and carry authority.

through the Biblical perspectives. Workbook available in bookstore.

Greek Intro
This is an extension of the class, Learning New Testament Greek, and will be covering chapters 11 through 19. Anyone interested in continuing this class for advanced study as well as for review are welcome.

Lord, Teach Me to Pray
Jesus gave His disciples a perfect pattern for prayer in the Lord’s Prayer. In this study, Kay Arthur leads you to put the Lord’s Prayer into practice. You will gain insights from God’s Word on how to pray, what to pray, and what to expect when you pray. Workbooks available in bookstore.

Daniel – Part 2
Are domestic and international tensions, terrorism, and moral decay getting you down? Daniel lived as a captive in a foreign land, but he made a lasting impact not only on his people, but also on his enemies, because he knew El Elyon – God Most High. You can know the same Mighty God! Workbooks available in bookstore.

life that makes a difference! Take the fi rst step of a fourpart program to develop a victorious Christian life and grow a deeper relationship with Christ as you practice the six biblical disciplines of a disciple. This is not only for new Christians, but for all who thirst for a deeper relationship with the Master. Workbooks are available in the bookstore.

Open the door of your heart and your mind to develop acceptance of persons with disabilities into the church family.

foundation of Jesus Christ. Workbooks available in class ($15).

Raising a Modern Day Knight
A compelling new video study for dads that will give you the opportunity to explore how we can raise our sons into a noble, vibrant masculinity and a healthy manhood propelling your fatherhood to another level. Some of the topics include Sizing Yourself Up As a Dad, Shaping Up As a Dad, Dad’s Workout Program for Sons, and A Son’s Defi ning Moment. Cost for the class is $39 and covers the book, Participant’s Training Guide, the Dad’s Workout Program for His Son, and a six-week daily devotional.

Shine – 5 Empowering Principles for a Rewarding Life
This study is to encourage believers to envision their work – no matter what it is – as an ordained calling to real life ministry. It will be particularly interesting to those in industry and commerce. S – Serve others, H – Honor God, I – Improve continually, N – Navigate by values, E – Excel in relationships. Workbooks $10 available in class.

Our Mission: To Make Disciples of Jesus Christ

Bible Geography (STARTING APRIL 30)
The course will look at the physical geography of the world of the Bible. Our journey will take us to Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt and fi nish with Israel. One will gain an appreciation for the emphasis the Bible places on the geographical movements of God’s people through these various countries, and each country’s topographical features.

II Corinthians
Paul writes his second letter to the church in Corinth. As the most personal of all his letters, he expresses both how exciting and how painful his life as a missionary has been. He also fi nds it necessary to defend himself against those who are criticizing him. As you study this letter, think about how exciting it can be to serve the Lord, but realize too that being a Christian can sometimes lead to pain and suffering.

MasterLife for Women – Part II
Be energized to claim the victory Christ won for you on the cross. Maximize your spiritual potential; break the bonds that are holding you back. Achieve personal excellence; abound in the fruit of the Spirit. Workbooks available in bookstore.

Love and Respect
The love she most desires; the respect he desperately needs. Marriages today face a mountain of challenges. Busy schedules, family-of-origin issues, work expectations, addictive behaviors, affairs and dwindling romance all conspire against healthy marriages. Often the mountain of marital problems seems insurmountable, prompting too many couples to give up and consider divorce as their best option. We believe hope can be renewed in every marriage, and that couples can acquire and develop new tools and skills that will facilitate a transformation in their marriage. Book available in bookstore.

For Women Only
Need help unraveling the mystery of manhood? The inner lives of men are not a mystery to frustrate, puzzle, or even to solve, but God’s plan from the very beginning. This study is for every woman who wants to support her man in becoming all that God intends him to be. Eye-opening discoveries and practical tips growing out of biblical principles will help you put new insights into practice and focus on understanding the man in your life to provide the loving support he wants and needs! Workbook available in bookstore.

Sign Language (407-514-4238)
We offer several levels of Sign Language and interpreting. The current classes are carried over from the winter. New class will begin in August. For more information or details, call 407-514-4238.

Business by the Book
Find your purpose in business. How important is servant leadership? Make good decisions and learn how to manage and keep good employees the Biblical way. Improve your role in business marketing, business planning, and organization. To order materials go to www.Crown. org. Questions? Contact Mike Wells at 407-748-7546 or

Parenting with Purpose
Intentionally bring greater peace and harmony into your home! Using the DISC personalities, learn how to motivate your child toward better behaviors. Cost includes individual personal assessment, book, and a fun, informative and practical way to parent your child. $35 per person; $55 per couple.

Biblical Financial Principles (Crown)
Want to learn how to manage your fi nances God’s way? His principles on money are found in over 2,300 verses in the Bible. Find out how you can change your future by reducing debt, saving, spending, earning money, budgeting and giving. Materials are $25 per couple, or $35 per individual. To order material (Title: “New Day Student Group study”) call SBC at 1-866-902-6578 and tell them FBCO is with the SBC to receive discount. For questions or further information, contact Mike Wells at 407-748-7546 or

Leading and Loving/ Heart That Makes a Home
MUST HAVE COMPLETED “Biblical Portrait of Marriage” PRIOR TO TAKING THIS CLASS. We’ll take a more detailed look at the husband’s and wife’s roles in a marriage, including what it means for the husband to be a Godly leader, and precisely what the role of the wife was designed to be, not according to our culture, and not according to psychologists, but according to the unchanging truth of God’s Word. Dr. Bruce Wilkinson and his wife Darlene will guide us

Ruth & the Kinsman Redeemer
The book of Ruth is a timeless love story. Set in ancient Israel during the time of the Judges, it is a story of hope for the hopeless and life to the lifeless. Come discover God’s plan of redemption as told through the life of Ruth and The Kinsman-Redeemer.

The Case for Easter
Easter is the foundational event of the Christian faith. The Apostle Paul wrote that if the Resurrection did not happen, we of all people are most to be pitied. Best selling author Lee Stroebel addresses the evidence for the Resurrection in his new book, The Case for Easter. We will explore this important apologetics issues and become equipped to defend the faith that we hold as we review and evaluate the evidence for ourselves and learn the case for Easter. Book available in bookstore.

Cult Awareness
Explore the process in which people are deceived into believing things contrary to Orthodox Christianity. Many cult groups are flourishing in our neighborhoods and around the world. The cultic indoctrination is subtle, so many Christians are caught off-guard. This class will discuss the doctrinal differ-

God has a standard. But He makes it possible for you to be acceptable to Him at all times when He gives you righteousness as your clothing. Your faith in Christ enables God to regard you as righteous. He doesn’t see your sin any longer,

MasterLife for Men – Part I
This is a discipleship course for men to discover how to make Christ Master and to master life by developing a personal lifelong, obedient relationship with Him. Put power into your spiritual walk and live a

Please Open the Door
Understanding the basic needs of people with disabilities and helping them explore God’s purpose for their lives is the focus of this course. Discover what Jesus did with the weak, the lame and the downtrodden.

Search for Significance
Discover why a life based on needing the approval of others and achieving more does not bring lasting fulfi llment. Trace the cause of harmful emotions and build your self-esteem on the solid