Learning is an important part of Belmont Baptist Church. We hold dearly the opportunity to “love God with our minds” as we study the Bible and other books together. Sunday School is offered to individuals of all ages along with other opportunities during the week.
Classes Consist of the following:
- Nursery: Meets in the back of the chapel.
- Children: Meets in the lower level of the chapel building.
- Youth & Teens: Meets in a classroom of the chapel.
- Young Adults: The Young Adult class began in April 2007. Our discussions have been guided by ‘The Purpose Driven Life, The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss and When Religion Becomes Evil’.
- Adult 1: Meets in the prayer room behind the piano side. This is a loosely-constructed class with a wide age-range that enjoys a seminar-style of learning as opposed to a traditional lecture or Bible-study style. There is a lot of conversation, give-and-take and freely expressed opinions, all done with love and good-natured humor all around.
- Adult 2: Meets in the sanctuary.
- Senior Adult for Men and Women: Meets in a classroom off of the chapel.
Crossroads (Prayer time and study)
Wednesday evening is a time for Bible or topical study where we discuss biblical truths and how we apply those in our lives. Some of our studies have included, ‘The Purpose Driven Life’ by Rick Warren, ‘Redemptive Responses of Jesus’ by Howard Roberts, and ‘The Misunderstood Jesus: 10 Lost Keys to Life’ by Clyde Fant.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Tuesday Morning Bible Study meets (on Tuesday’s) at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall of the main building, for a time of Bible study and fellowship. The study is led by Janet Shiflett, a retired school teacher, who also teaches the Senior Adult for Women (Naomi’s) Sunday School class. Specific books of the Bible are chosen and studied verse by verse. Currently the group is journeying through 1 Corinthians.
Serendipity and Music Camp
Serendipity and Music Camp are held annually over the school year’s summer break. These events are open to children of all ages.
The Tuesday morning and Wednesday evening times do not always fit into our schedules so we have seasonal opportunities for study together. One example of this was a group reading ‘The Practice of the Presence of God’ by Brother Lawrence, where members met as their schedules allowed to fellowship together and learn while listening to the book reading.
Currently we have a Parent Support Group that meets once a month, on the 2nd Friday at 06:30, here at the church. They are currently investigating a book entitled, ‘Ten Gifts Your Children will Grow to Appreciate’.
We always have family activities spread throughout the year as well.
Children of all ages are an important part of the Belmont Baptist Church family. Sunday School is divided into specific age groups so that their is an optimal learning environment. With caring and committed teachers our children are able to explore Bible stories and have a fun and safe time doing so. Sunday School meets from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and is immediately followed by a children’s music time filled with singing and dancing. During the worship service we have a nursery for infants and toddlers. Preschoolers through 5th graders join the beginning of the worship service and are invited forward for a children’s moment with the pastor. Following the children’s time they depart to the education wing for an age appropriate time of Bible story, music and plenty of fun with loving and prepared adults who teach them.
Every Thursday morning from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. we offer a “Community Playgroup” held in the church fellowship hall. Children ages birth – 5 years come together with a caregiver and are led in prepared activities that include crafts, stories and song. Time is allotted for free play and the children always enjoy snack time. The playgroup is not currently meeting at this time.
We also offer a variety of seasonal opportunities for children and families to enjoy together.
Youth & Teens
Teens in grades 6-12 have opportunities that are directly for them that include a Sunday School class, Bible study, fellowship outings, and mission projects. Attending PASSPORT summer camps and Youth Evangelism Conferences have been a highlight for the Belmont Youth.