WESTERN SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH | THE VILLAGE CHURCH

WSBC CORE CLASS:

Sundays at 9:30am in the Fireside Room

The Core Class is a 3 year initiative for Sunday school born out of a desire to put our “best foot forward” when it comes to doing what Sunday School is meant to do, namely, disciple our congregants toward maturity in Jesus through learning Bible and theology. While the traditional Sunday School model might be “good enough”, we believe that classes with a progression of content taught by the leaders in the church who have been trained biblically and theologically for this work is a good and faithful step forward in the life of our church. 

What will this look like?

This program will last three years, each year consisting of one class (Sept.- May). The classes will be held during the Sunday School hour, 9:30-10:20am, so that we are able to maximize the number of people who are able to go.

  1. The first-year: The Core Story of the Bible, following the major narrative of the Bible and attending to its many genres. 
  2. The second-year:  The Core Themes of the Bible, observing those many realities that sweep throughout all of scripture, shifting and developing as the people of God gain more revelation of who He is. 
  3. The third-year class:  The Core Beliefs of the Church, formulating faithful ways of saying what the church knows to be true and what needs to be said in our time, while remembering what has been said by the church throughout history. 



CORE CLASS TEACHING AUDIO

YEAR 1: January - May 2020: New Testament

Jan. 12:  Week 1 - WORLD OF THE GOSPELS

TIMOTHY ABBATACOLA

Jan. 19:  Week 2 - GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW

MATTHEW WILEY

Jan. 26:  Week 3 - GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MARK

TIMOTHY ABBATACOLA

Feb. 2:  Week 4 - GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LUKE

TIMOTHY ABBATACOLA

Feb. 9:  Week 5 - GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOHN 1-11

JOEL SISSON

Feb. 16:  Week 6 - GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOHN 11-21

JOEL SISSON

Feb. 23 & March 1  Link2Missions Break

March 8:  Week 7 - GOSPEL RECORDED IN ACTS (1)

JOEL SISSON

March 15:  Week 8 - GOSPEL RECORDED IN ACTS (2)

We spent some time as a class discussing our thoughts and concerns of the Coronavirus Pandemic and how we as a church should respond as Good Neighbors to our friends, family, coworkers and neighbors.  This portion of the class was not recorded. The recording picks up as we consider Luke's usage of the word Power in relation to the Holy Spirit.

JOEL SISSON

JOEL SISSON

March 20: A Theology of Paul and His Letters (1)

TIMOTHY ABBATACOLA

A Theology of Paul and His Letters (2)

TIMOTHY ABBATACOLA

 A Theology of Paul and His Letters (3)

TIMOTHY ABBATACOLA

GENERAL EPISTLES - PETER

JOEL SISSON

GENERAL EPISTLES - JAMES

JOEL SISSON

Lessons in Revelation (1)

TIMOTHY ABBATACOLA

Lessons in Revelation (2)

TIMOTHY ABBATACOLA 

Lessons in Revelation (3)

TIMOTHY ABBATACOLA

Lessons in Revelation (4)

TIMOTHY ABBATACOLA 


CORE CLASS TEACHING AUDIO

YEAR 1: September - December 2019: Old Testament

Sept. 8:  Week 1 - CREATION

TIMOTHY ABBATACOLA

Sept. 15:  Week 2 - FALL

TIMOTHY ABBATACOLA

Sept. 22: Week 3 - ABRAHAM

TIMOTHY ABBATACOLA

Sept. 29:  Week 4 - JOSEPH

TIMOTHY ABBATACOLA

Oct. 6: Week 5 - MOSES 

JOEL SISSON

Oct. 13:  Week 6 - EXODUS

JOEL SISSON

Oct. 20: Week 7 - LAW 

JOEL SISSON

Oct. 27: Week 8 - SAMUEL: 1 

TIMOTHY ABBATACOLA

Nov. 3:  Week 9 - SAMUEL: 2

TIMOTHY ABBATACOLA

Nov. 10:  Week 10 - TABERNACLE/TEMPLE & WORSHIP

We experienced some technical issues this week.  Sorry there is no recording.

TIMOTHY ABBATACOLA

Nov. 17: Week 11 - KINGS & KINGDOM COVENANT WITH DAVID

JOEL SISSON

Nov. 24:  NO CLASS.  THANKSGIVING BREAK

Dec. 1: Week 12 - KINGS & KINGDOMS CRUMBLE

JOEL SISSON

Dec. 8: Week 13 - EXILE

JOEL SISSON

Dec. 15: Week 14 - PROPHETIC RESTORATION 1

TIMOTHY ABBATACOLA

Dec. 22: Week 15 - PROPHETIC RESTORATION 2

TIMOTHY ABBATACOLA


WESTERN SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH | THE VILLAGE CHURCH