Our mission is to provide Bible Study groups that engage people in evangelism, discipleship, fellowship, ministry, missions, and worship.
Chester Baptist Church offers a variety of opportunities to learn more about God’s Word through Sunday morning Bible Study Classes – Bible Fellowship. These classes also serve as a social network for members and visitors through fellowship and mission projects. The classes provide support to their members through prayers and assistance during time of need.
Bible Explorers DepartmentThe Bible Explorers Department is made up of adult couples and singles of all ages. After an opening session, the department divides into three groups for study.Jim Williams Class, 9:45 a.m.Room 204 (Conference Room)Teacher: Roberta DamonThe Jim Williams Bible Fellowship Class uses topical materials published by Smyth & Helwys, a Baptist publishing house. A Biblical theme is explored for three to five weeks using one or more books of the Bible. Context and biblical history are explored, but practical application is emphasized. The lessons are designed to help adults grow spiritually as they receive practical guidance for dealing with the tensions and complexities of our contemporary society. Discussion is encouraged. There is a warm fellowship within the membership.Fellowship Class, 9:45 a.m.Room 205Teachers: Kathy Carpenter &Linda ConyersThe Fellowship Class is a ladies class and uses Smyth and Helwys literature for study. For personal devotions they use Reflections and/or Open Windows. The class is active in mission projects, taking on projects as identified. Recently they have supported the Christmas Store, Church Pantry, 5 mission projects, class members as needed, and Community needs. The class helps each other in prayer and deeds and keeps up with each other through contacts and visits. The class also enjoys social activities together.The FOCUS department is made up of adult couples and single of all ages. After an opening session where praises and prayer request are shared along with a snack, the class divides into two groups for study. The FOCUS department works together on many mission projects. The class also enjoys sponsoring an annual church barbeque, quarterly social events, a Christmas party and an annual weekend beach trip.Crump Class, 9:45 a.m.Room 207Teachers: Henry FogleThe Crump Bible Study class is a senior men’s class named in memory of George Washington Crump who was an active church member during the first decades of Chester Baptist Church. Weekly study utilizes practical guidance in a learner’s guide called Life Ventures (for retired adults). Study lessons published by Life Way Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention are discussed each Sunday morning along with related Scripture from God’s Word. Throughout the year, class members look for ways to use their skills, resources, and experience to help others. Typical home mission projects include maintenance and limited home improvement work for needy persons in the church and community, providing aid to local schools and charitable organizations, and working with different ministry teams at Chester Baptist Church to meet the needs of others.
focus (Followers Of Christ United to Serve) department
Agape Class, 9:45 a.m.
Teacher: Michael King
Substitute: Dan Truett
The Agape Class uses lesson materials from Smyth and Helwys, as the primary theme of each weekly lesson. Additional thoughts and ideas are expressed as a basis for spiritual revelation and growth.
Truett Class, 9:45 a.m.
Teacher: Dan Truett
Substitute: Gene Raines & Dan Truett
The Truett Bible Class is devoted to the systematic study of the books of the Bible. Alternating between Old Testament and New Testament books, the entire Bible is studied in a scholarly, in-depth fashion designed to appeal to the needs and desire of Bible students of all ages. The class focuses on learning biblical content, concepts, and facts.
other classesEarly Bird Class, 8:20 a.m.
Teachers: Michael King, Paul Riding, Roberta Damon, & Brenda Riding
This is a new adult class that likes to get an early start in the morning using lesson material from Smyth and Helwys. A Biblical theme is explored for three to five weeks using one or more books of the Bible. Context and biblical history are explored, but practical application is emphasized to help adults grow spiritually.
Lois Williams JOY (Jesus Others Yourself) Class, 9:45 a.m.
Teacher: Brenda Riding
Substitute: Judy Morris
The Lois Williams/JOY class is a ladies class made up of women of all ages. The class currently uses the FORMATIONS literature. The JOY class takes on projects during the year (i.e., giving food to the food pantry, providing for a child at Christmas, etc.). The class also enjoys taking small trips to include lunches. Each class member has a prayer partner that she is responsible for lifting up in prayer, which are reassigned annually. The class also cares for each other with food, prayer and cards especially during times of need.
Berea Class, 11:00 a.m.
Teacher: Paul Riding
The Berea class is an Adult Bible study composed of women and men, couples and singles of all ages. They enjoy lively discussions and participation of the study material with weekly renewal of faith. The study material changes depending on the desire of the class. The class enjoys studying the Word of God, and applying that to everyday lives for enrichment and to walk a more focused Christian life. The class has a casual atmosphere where they enjoy refreshments while studying the Word of God. The Berea class focuses living the Word towards mission projects, such as Christmas shoe boxes for underprivileged children around the world, Christmas shopping spree for residents of the Lucy Corr Nursing home, Chesterfield County Christmas Mother, Chester Baptist youth activities and more. The class enjoys each other’s company and has social events outside of Church to get together to share a meal and fellowship.
Young Adult Class, 11:00 a.m.
Teachers: Rusty & Jacqueline Peaks
The Young Adult Class is for College and Career Age adults. This is not your typical bible study class. It’s an open discussion looking into God’s words for answers to issues of today.
For information about our Youth Bible Fellowship please check our our Youth Page
For information about our Children's Bible Fellowship please check our our Children's Page