Level 100

Spiritual Foundations – Level 100

When: Sundays

Time: 9:45am – 10:30am


The Spiritual Foundation course is a series of four classes designed to help guide you through the essentials that every believer needs to become a devoted follower of Christ.  Classes covered in this course include:

  • Insights into God’s Word and Your Faith
  • Biblical Approaches to Prayer
  • Mission and the Great Commission
  • Sharing Time, Talent and Treasure

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Class 101 – Insights into God’s Word and Faith

Description: This class provides a core orientation introducing how God relates to man and how we relate to God. You will review scriptures that speak to the infallibility of God’s Word, the creative power of His Word and how to access the life that God has for you by faith. You will be introduced to what faith is and what faith is not.

Pre-requisites: None



Class 102– Biblical Approaches to Prayer

Description:  In Biblical Approaches to Prayer you will learn about the purpose and power of prayer.  You will also review biblical examples of different kinds of prayer and how to apply the type of prayer needed for the situation at hand.

Pre-requisites: None



Class 103– Missions and the Great Commission

Description:  This class is designed to provide an introduction to the believer’s role and responsibility in local and global evangelism and disciple making.  You will be introduced to the biblical mandate commonly referred to as the great commission as well as be introduced to the missions efforts of the church.  You will also be provided opportunities to become personally involved.

Pre-requisites: None



Class 104– Sharing Time, Talent and Resources

Description:  This class is will present the believer with scriptural examples on the fundamentals of Kingdom giving and principles of reciprocity.  You will be introduced for God’s plan in taking care of his people and understand the role you play both individually and as part of a church family.

Pre-requisites: None                                                                                            



Level 200

Spiritual Growth – Level 200

Level 200 courses are grouped into various categories based on interest.  These courses cover a range of topics designed for the believer to go deeper into biblical truths, discover life purpose, help to identify and remove obstacles to fulfilling purpose and practical application of the Word to everyday life.  Classes currently offered include:

  • Bible Survey (Old and New Testament) 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Path Seminar 
  • Pre-Encounter 
  • Women’s Encounter 
  • Men’s Encounter 
  • Post- Encounter 


Bible Survey of the Old & New Testaments

When: New classes coming in 2018

Time: 12:15pm – 2:15pm

Location: Room 31

Instructor: Robert Johnson



Have you ever wondered: Where Did the Bible Come From? Who Wrote it? When and How was it Written? What Does Some of the Symbolism Represent? How to Interpret Scripture Given Historical Context? Answers to this and more will be answered in the 13 week Bible Survey Classes. These structured classes are designed to help you understand for yourself and explain to others the origin, history, structure, patterns and books of the bible, the life of some of the main writers and more. 







Parenting Classes- “Nurturing God’s Way”

When: New classes coming in 2018

Time: 12:15pm – 2:15pm

Location: Room 54

Instructors: Seyto & Dr. Christina James


“Nurturing God’s Way” is a biblically-based, psycho-educational parenting program held over 8 weeks. It is taught by a team of trained teachers committed to successful parenting headed up by Mr. Seyto and Dr. Christina James, the parents of three Zoe children who serve in our children’s ministry. The James’ have completed the week long, 21 module Christian Parenting Training Course in Atlanta conducted by Nurturing Resources, Inc. Seyto and Christina are active school teachers and professional school psychologists, respectively. 



These classes will help parents to: 1) Develop Godly Character in Children  2) Help Manage Your Child’s Behavior 3) How to Turn Chaos into Confidence 4) Learn the 7 Principles to Nurturing God’s Way and much, much more… 



“Releasing the Holy Spirit to Work on Your Behalf”

When: TBA

Time: 9:45am – 10:30am

Location: Room 31


Learn about the beauty and power of your heavenly prayer language in this powerful growth class. Topics include: Speaking in Tongues, Fact vs. Fiction, The Power and Purpose of Speaking in Tongues, Experience a Full Release of this Gift and more…




When: 2018


Do you want to know God in a more intimate way? Are you ready to break free of any distractions that could be hindering the release of God’s full potential in your life? Do you want to walk in maximum freedom and power? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then the Encounter is for you.


On this empowering weekend getaway, you will:
• Enjoy a “mountain top” experience with God
• Bond with brothers and sisters in Christ
• Encounter Jesus like never before
• Return empowered and emboldened to fulfill God’s purpose for your life.


Level 300

Growing in Leadership – Level 300

Level 300 courses are designed to develop the leader in you. The Growth in Leadership courses will help to release your God given leadership gifts. The courses range from gaining an understanding of basic leadership values, developing practical leadership skills and preparing you to bring out the leader in others. Level 300 builds from one series of classes to the next based upon where you sense your call to lead. Growing in Leadership is divided into two tracks. 



Bishop Ed Smith Leadership Development Series

Saturday, March 18, 2017

“Being the Leader You’re Born to Be” Notes



Growing in Leadership -Track 1

Church Leadership:  Track 1 is targeted for those desiring to lead in church. Whether your call is to be lead within a life group or a ministry department, or become a deacon or elder. Track 1 will help you to become effective in helping to care for and serve God’s people within the organization and structure of the church.

Personal Leadership

  • Spiritual Devotions
  • Stewardship
  • Life of Prayer

Team Leadership

  • Team Building
  • Team Training
  • Team Care & Shepherding

Ministry Management

  • Scheduling
  • Communication
  • Time Management

Lifestyle & Character

  • Why Be an Example
  • Above Reproach
  • Sexual Purity
  • Boundaries
  • Gods’ View on Money


Growing in Leadership -Track 2

Vocational Ministry: In Development

Pre-requisites: Track 1