Disciple Bible Study Testimonials

                                If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;  John 8:31

                                   

              
  Three years ago I asked God to help me to grow closer to him, deepen my faith, and know his word.  He answered my prayers in church one Sunday, when I heard the testimony of a church member that had taken all of the Discipleship classes.  Her testimony touched my spirit and confirmed that I had to seek God for myself.  I had to put the time and work in.  I enrolled immediately, and since then, God has been blessing me to know Him through His word. My faith has increased and I know for myself that God is preparing me to be used by him.  I am about to enroll in my 4th year of discipleship class and I can’t wait to start.
LaTonya Jaiman
 
My time spent taking the Discipleship 1 Class was a great learning experience for me.  I got to meet some wonderful people and it enhanced my Bible knowledge. Class discussion was an awesome experience and I made some good friends and acquaintances. I think it would be a good experience for all.
Brenda Ricks
 
I successfully completed all of the discipleship classes including “Slaying the Giants”.  This was one of the best experiences that I have ever had.  I grew up attending church every Sunday in South Carolina.  I moved to Georgia after college.  I attended a church for over 20 years in the Decatur area before becoming a member of PHBC.  I was going to church all those years, but really never took the time to study the Bible.  I was indeed “playing church”.  When I first became a member, parishioners would get up and tell of the experiences in attending theses classes.  I said to myself, “It can’t be all that”.  I can tell you now that it was indeed all that!  Not only did I gain a better knowledge of the Bible, it connected me personally to other members of the church that I now refer to as my church family.  My son and I serve on the Usher’s ministry and I truly believe that my experience with learning beside others has made me better in so many ways.  I truly encourage you to take part in this study.  It will truly bless you in ways too many to mention.  I now have a better understanding of the Bible and how it relates to my life today.  If you are looking for an experience that you will never forget, try it out!!!  You will not regret it. 
Machelle Harden Coleman
 
Taking the Discipleship class provided me with the platform to navigate the detours that occur in life and also about relationships with others.  I have developed an intimate relationship with God through Christ rather than just learning about Him.  It has equipped me with God’s Word, prayer, doctrine, worship, encouragement and service. Through the small class settings, relationships were developed through devotions, care, and by encouraging each other toward living with Christ-like characteristics in our everyday lives.  One great impact from the class was hearing experiences and testimonies from classmates regarding their own journeys.
         This is a class for the seasoned Christian and well as the new Christian.  If you haven’t taken this class, I would strongly recommend that you do!
Carla Maddox
 
Slaying the Giants is a fun and uplifting opportunity to apply Biblical knowledge to your personal life in a way that can bring about spiritual growth.  Together we go deeper into the Word, encouraging an honest look at how we respond to 12 emotional giants – for these emotions are not sinful in themselves, it is how we respond to the emotions that can ultimately lead to sin.  We look forward to you joining us in September. 
Mary Annamraju
 
I am thankful as I reflect on the many years of Disciple Bible study here at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and how God has blessed and grown this ministry and His people.  As we prepare for the upcoming session, I pray that you would take advantage of the opportunity, whether you are a first time or returning student, to engage in what has proven to be spiritually transforming for the Body of Christ. 
For anyone who may be concerned as to whether the virtual experience is significantly different than the in person experience, rest assured that as we ended last season’s session with a virtual experience, the power and presence of God was evident and we were immensely blessed.  As His dear children we make every effort to forsake not the assembly of the saints in order that we might become the Disciples He has called us to be.  I’m looking forward to seeing you in August. 
Minister Lorna Linen
 
Hello to the PHBC family!  We inevitably, as followers of Christ Jesus, face all sorts of struggles, including opposition and sometimes we even meet defeat.  What do we do?  How should we handle this as a Christian?  Discipleship participation offers assistance in the spiritual development necessary for us to live and represent the kingdom of God victoriously!  So please, accept this opportunity to strengthen yourself in the Word of God for spiritual edification.   God bless,
Bro. Roosevelt Conyers
 
As I reflect back on my years as a Disciple student, I am reminded of how the classes broadened the horizons of my spiritual journey.  My Disciple experience was truly one of the most spiritually rewarding encounters I had ever experienced.  It was more in depth than my own personal study had ever been.  I really began to value the various perspectives from other classmates, which enhanced my understanding of extended family in the church, which is so important in the body of Christ.  The study of God’s Word helped me grasp the real meaning of relationship, both with God through Jesus Christ and with fellow believers.  The fellowship of Disciple class is something I treasure always, as I not only grew closer to God through a deeper understanding of his word, but also in a more profound understanding of my role as a Disciple in the community of Christian believers. 
As a facilitator in the Disciple program, I am continually amazed to see how the thoughtful study of God’s Word provides the avenue by which spiritual maturity takes place in the lives of God’s people.  It is through the intimate fellowship with God’s Word and His people that lives are indeed changed and spiritually transformed.  Please join us for this wonderful time of study and fellowship! 
Minister John Riley