Who Are We?
Foundation Bible Classes are held to lay a solid, biblical foundation for spiritual nourishment and growth. For both new and mature Christians, this class works through the systematic teaching of the Word of God, so each one may understand their position in Christ and become a functioning member of the body - locally and at large. Classes are held for 7 consecutive weeks.
There are two courses available:
Course Level 1 - Basic Christian Fundamentals
Course Level 2 - Advanced Biblical Studies
Both Level 1 and 2 are held during one of our 3 semesters each year (winter, spring and summer). These classes are held on Friday evenings from 7pm-9pm. During our spring and summer semesters, we also offer daytime classes of Part 1 on Thursdays from 10am-12pm.
Eligibility for Foundation Bible Classes:
While the Foundation Bible Class is a requirement for every new Brooklyn Tabernacle member, it is open to all. Pre-registration is required to take any class.
Serve In This Ministry
Eligibility to Serve as a FBC Worker:
In order to serve in this ministry, you must be a member of the Brooklyn Tabernacle or in the process of becoming a member.
Activities and Functions:
There are three team areas within the ministry and FBC Staff can work in any one or more of these areas:
This team registers students at the beginning of each semester by greeting students at a table in the lobby after church services, answering questions about the course and checking to see that students have clearly and completely filled in the registration card.
During the semester, team members record the attendance of the students as they enter each class session, provide technical support such as Power Point and audio to the instructors and disseminate lesson handouts and other materials to the students.
At the beginning of each semester, the Data-Entry Team enters information from the student registration cards accurately and completely into the church's computer system. (Training may be required.)
Frequency of Service:
Generally works one service, (after the 9am or 12pm service on Sundays or the Prayer Meeting on Tuesdays) for 3 to 4 weeks just prior to the start of each FBC semester, registering students in the designated lobby.
FBC Core Team members must be available from 6:15pm-9pm on each evening that the FBC course is scheduled. This is generally on Friday evenings for 7 consecutive weeks. (The Daytime module Core Team must be available 9:15am to 12pm on Thursday mornings.)
Length of Commitment:
All FBC workers are asked to make a one-year commitment to the ministry.
FBC workers play a vital support role where they are in contact with individuals who may be new to the Faith and/or seeking membership in the local body. Therefore, the staff must be able to interact well with people and be spiritually sensitive to the needs of students.