A new six-session, monthly class on hermeneutics (Bible study methods) is scheduled to begin on Saturday, February 23, at Fellowship Chapel, 201 Crockett Street, Bristol, Virginia. Tri-Cities Area CAPS representative, Doug Smith, will lead the classes in a hands-on Bible study of Genesis 1-11. This class is suitable for those who have never taken a class in Bible study or hermeneutics, as well as those who have experience and education in this area and would like a refresher or chance to look closer at this foundational portion of Scripture with a group.
The cost for the class is $12, which includes a notebook, handouts, and Why Genesis Matters by Dr. Jason Lisle of the Institute for Creation Research. Materials may be pre-ordered no later than Friday, February 15 to prepare them for the first class.
The class will meet the fourth Saturday of the month (Feb 23, Mar 23, Apr 27, May 25, June 22, July 27) with the following schedule:
8:00 a.m. Breakfast (optional; bring your own for a time of fellowship and conversation before class)
9:00 a.m. Teaching Session, first part
10:10-10:15 short break
10:15 a.m. Teaching Session, second part
11:30 a.m. conclusion of teaching session; optional dismissal or questions/fellowship until noon
At the conclusion of these classes, we hope to offer a new preaching class for those interested in publicly teaching and preaching God’s Word. However, this class is strictly a Bible study class designed to be useful for both personal edification and those wishing to share with others.