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You grow here. Our earnest concern is that regular attendees become disciples of Jesus Christ. To that end, we encourage you to mature by joining a Growth Group, and a Discipleship Hour class. For more information, please email ChristianDiscipleship@ProgressiveChicago.org.
August 2018 Discipleship Hour General Session - Join us each Sunday in August at 9:45 am in the main sanctuary as we study God's Word together. All classes including children and youth will meet as one during the month of August.
It is time to Register for the Fall 2018 Discipleship Hour Classes! As always course offerings will include topical Discipleship classes as well as traditional quarterly classes to meet the generationally diverse needs of our congregation and surrounding. Beginning, Sunday, August 5, 2018, all who are interested will be able to register:
- At the registration tables in the North and South lobbies after 8:00 am and 11:00 am services;
- In class on Sunday, September 2, 2018; or
- By completing the Course Registration form here.
Each of the following courses will meet each Sunday from 9:45 - 10:45 am beginning Sunday, September 2, 2018 thru Sunday, November 25, 2018
"Discover Your Destiny" by Cary Schmidt
Teachers: Rev. Aaron Moore and Sis. Leah Kirk
Location: Fellowship Hall
A step by step guide through the biblical principles that will help you discover God's plan for your life. Throughout this course you will: Learn God's foolproof plan for keeping you from going astray; Uncover the subtle deceptions that could exist even within your own heart; Delight in God's guiding principles for decision-making; and Equip yourself to discover your destiny. This course will focus on Young Adults.
"Act Like Men" by James McDonald
Teacher: Bro. Eric Lindsay and Min. Chelten Carter
Location: Bessie Sanford Room
The standard for how a man acts and conducts himself continues to be lowered. While some might see men's roles as insignificant, God tells a different story. God says that men matter, and He's appointed them to lead. In this study, you will be urged to live out Paul's instruction in 1 Corinthians 16:13-14: Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love. This is a Men Only couse.
"Be Authentic" by Warren Wiersbe
Teacher: Bro. Darrell Mathis and Sis. Audrey Mathis
Location: Balcony South
God is looking for authentic people who will dare to have firsthand spiritual experiences in life and not settle for secondhand imitations if you promise to listen to the right seminars, watch the right videos, and attend the right meetings. In this study of the book of Genesis, we find three men who experienced an authentic life: Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. These men were not perfect but they were authentic in the relationship to themselves, their peers and their God.
“Your Comeback: Your Past Doesn’t Have to Determine Your Future” by Dr. Tony Evans
Teacher: Rev. Geovanni Bates
Location: Balcony North
We have all experienced a time in life when it feels like the world is against us. Whether it's a financial setback, a breakup, or career that's gone off course, our first instinct is to give up and give in. God is the master of comebacks and orchestrated the greatest turnaround of all—through Jesus, the Savior who was crucified and came back from the grave. In this study, you will find inspiration to turn your circumstances around as you learn about some of the most remarkable comeback stories of all time.
"Beginnings: A Study on the Book of Genesis"- Union Gospel Press Fall 2018 Quarterly Study
Multiple Teachers - 7 Adult classes
The theme for the quarter is “Beginnings,” and all our lessons are from the book of Genesis. You will note each of the thirteen lessons features a golden text and suggests several related Scripture passages to enhance your study. For example, lesson 1, we will examine the first three days of Creation as God brought the earth into existence and began preparing it for humanity. Moreover, in lesson 2, days four, five, and part of six will be our focal point. The light God called into existence on day one is transformed into the heavenly bodies on day four—the sun, moon, and stars. The filling of the seas and sky with fish and birds occurs on day five, and on day six land animals are created in a final act before the creation of man. Over several weeks you will explore God’s crowning act of creation, find God making a special place on earth for man’s first home, Eden, learn about patterns of behavior that began in Eden and continue to this day, and so much more.
"Elijah and Elisha: Mighty Prophets of God"- Union Gospel Press Fall 2018 Quarterly Study
Multiple Teachers - 6 Children/Teen classes
Location: Lower level and Balcony
During this session, we are studying the exciting lives and ministries of Elijah and Elisha. We could almost call them superheroes because of their dangerous assignments with enemies. With God, they had some amazing adventures! You will learn life lessons as you study every exciting bible verse.
New and Interested Member Orientation
Location: Cry Room/Balcony North
Orientation class is designed specifically for our new members and those interested in becoming members of Progressive Baptist Church. This course is structured to provide attendees with a greater understanding of the Progressive Way (the principles and spiritual guidelines we follow) and a launching pad for life-changing Christian concepts, biblical study, and spiritual fellowship.
Growth Groups will resume in September 2018!!!! These non-traditional discipleship classes aim to help the person with a busy schedule. Growth Groups meet throughout the week at different locations in and around the City. Most Growth Groups are hosted off campus to give members access to groups in their neighborhoods. Joining a Growth Group gives you a chance to grow through fellowship with other Progressive members, learning in a small setting, and discussing important matters of Christian Discipleship. For more information please contact your growth group leader or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pastor Charlie and Rev. Raynard Hawkins teach a Wednesday Noon Bible class each week at the church. It is a lively discussion centered around a Biblical passage or topic. It meets for one hour in the Fellowship Hall. This class observes Holiday breaks, and pauses for Church-Wide activity. Please check with the main office to be notified for when it is in session.
Men who lead well need accountability, Biblical instruction, and intentional fellowship. Progressive offers a seasonal Men's Discipleship group. It does not meet year round. Please contact the main office for its schedule.
At Progressive, we relentlessly pursue our mission to serve the local community, our city and those in need. Our Pastor and Deacons lead by example. Our members stretch beyond the church walls to demonstrate the love of Christ in places of great need. Our ministry projects seek to drive impact and inspire hope in the lives of those we reach. Every Christian has a spiritual gift, and we want to help you apply yours here at Progressive.
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We love children at Progressive! We believe that church for children should happen at their age developmental level. So we take great care, pride, and attention to detail in how we serve them. Our children's ministry staff is trained, competent, and compassionate. Bring your to experience the PBC Kids' ministry. It meets every 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sunday. We encourage the entire family to worship together on 1st and 5th Sundays.