Momentum is defined as the strength or force that allows something to continue or to grow stronger or faster as time passes. It is our desire to help you continue and grow in your faith. We are excited to offer a variety of classes that cover important topics. You will find many opportunities to learn to grow in your Christian walk, strengthen your faith, and share your hope in Jesus Christ. We look forward to giving you the tools necessary to get you started! Please take a minute to look over classes offered and complete the registration form. Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth. – 2 Timothy 2:15

Laborers Together,

Steve Allen, Pastor of Ministry and Missions

Courses Offered

Please register no later than one week prior to all classes so adequate materials will be available.


At Northside, we call our spiritual development process “THE RACE.” Hebrews 12:1 tells us to “run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Paul said, “I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” Unfortunately, many people start the race strong but never finish, either getting discouraged or hindered by the sins that easily trip us up. Our desire is that each member crosses the finish line a winner!

Running Together – Northside’s Membership Class

Teacher: Rocky Purvis
Dates: Saturday, January 29 (1 session class)
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:00pm
Location: Room 245 – PowerHouse Room
Cost: None

CLICK HERE to sign up.

Teacher: Scott Crede
Dates: Sundays, February 27, March 6, 13 & 20 (4 session class)
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Hospitality Room
Cost: None

Teacher: Rocky Purvis
Dates: Saturday, May 14 (1 session clas)
Time: 8:30am – 12:00pm
Location: Room 245 – PowerHouse Room
Cost: None

If you’ve ever run, you’ve probably discovered that it is more enjoyable and much easier when you are running with someone else. God never intended us to run alone—that’s the purpose of the church. In this class, we will learn about four things that unite us as we “run” together—Our Salvation Story, Our Mission/Vision/Strategy, Our Beliefs and Values, and Our Commitments. Because Northside is made up of people from many different backgrounds, this experience is intended to clearly explain who we are, what we believe, and how to get connected. Childcare (ages 11 and under) will be provided by reservation only. Completion of this class is required for membership.

It Takes Discipline

Teacher: Steve Allen
Dates: TBD (1 session class)
Time: 2 PM – 6 PM
Location: Room 253
Cost: None

Childcare (ages 11 and under) will be provided by reservation only.

2020 has been quite a year for everyone!  Many have found themselves facing unexpected illness, financial hardships and our world has never looked quite this uncertain.  But, we know that God’s Word, the Holy Bible, is certain and is TRUTH!  Pastor Steve will share how to best study your Bible – you will learn how to unlock truths of the Bible and how to apply these truths to your life.

Running a race requires discipline. Our enthusiasm will help us get started but it won’t take us across the finish line. The same is true in the Christian life. That’s why the Bible says, “Take the time and trouble to keep yourself spiritually fit.” In this class you learn the spiritual disciplines that are critical to your success in “The Race” God has called us all to run. Deadline to register for childcare is the Wednesday before the class. Prerequisite: Running Together.

Finding Your Stride

Teacher: Steve Allen
Dates: TBD (1 session class)
Time: 2 PM – 6 PM
Location: Room 253
Cost: None

This class is designed for you to discover how your personality, gifts, passions, and life experiences can all be used to serve others. “Finding Your Stride” sets the pace for living your life to the fullest by finding what God has created you to do (Phil 3:13-14). Deadline to register for childcare is the Wednesday before the class. Prerequisite: Running Together.

Pass It On

Teacher: Steve Allen
Dates: TBD (1 session class)
Time: 2 PM – 6 PM
Location: Room 253
Cost: None

Are you ready to continue your spiritual journey into Pass it On? This is an exciting experience to teach you how to use your gifts, talents and life story to lead others into the Kingdom of God. Your eyes will be opened to the fields that God lays in front of you each day. Whether it is across the street or around the world, this experience invites you to change the world one life at a time. Deadline to register for childcare is the Wednesday before the class. Prerequisite: Running Together.

Other Courses Offered



Facilitators: Ted and Pennie Dyches
Dates: Sundays, beginning February 13 (13 sessions)
Time: 4 – 6 PM
Cost: Workbook—$20.00
Location: Room 121

CLICK HERE to sign up.

You don’t have to go through it alone. Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before.

DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each session has two distinct elements: Video seminar with experts and a support group with focus.


Facilitators: Audrey Skipper and Maggie Johnson
Dates: Sundays, beginning February 13 (13 sessions)
Time: 4 – 6 PM
Cost: Workbook—$20.00
Location: Room 125

CLICK HERE to sign up.

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.

This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.

GriefShare group meets weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements: Video seminar with experts, support group discussion with focus and personal study and reflection.



STUDY AT THE TABLE with Women of N

Women of N will begin a study, Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament on January 10th, a Proverbs 31 Ministries study.

Even when we can’t see what is ahead, we can trust Who is already there.

As believers, we can see examples of Jesus’ presence and assurance all through Scripture … even the Old Testament! We often think of Jesus as only being physically present in the New Testament … but did you know He was actually active in the Old Testament from the beginning? It is so important to study how Jesus makes His presence known in every part of the Bible because this will help us experience more of His presence in our day-to-day lives right now. Jesus is never absent in the pages of Scripture, and He’s certainly not absent in the pages of our stories either. From cover to cover, He’s there.

Childcare will be available at our West Campus for Thursday’s 9:30am group only. Please let us know if you will need childcare in the comments.

Classes offered online, in person at homes and on campus at various days / times

CLICK HERE to sign up.

Experiencing the Words of Jesus

by Max Lucado

The Ties of Love Bible Study Group
Teacher: Elizabeth Gressette
Dates: Tuesdays, January 18, February 1, 15, March 1, 15, 29
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Cost: Book—$16
Location: Room 134

Listen more closely to the words of the Savior. You’ll find peace and wisdom for living. Experiencing the Words of Jesus is an interactive workbook designed to help you meditate on and study His sayings, parables, and teachings. Containing 30 lessons in 6 chapters, the material is drawn from several of Lucado’s previous books, and is a stand alone workbook for individual or group use.

Please contact Elizabeth Gressette for more information at 803-873-5674, egressette@bellsouth.net.

CLICK HERE to sign up.

The Unexpected King: Matthew’s Account of Jesus

Group: Bible Study Fellowship
Dates: Tuesdays, January 4 – May 3
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Cost: None, donations only
Location: Ladies Class: Room 121

CLICK HERE to sign up.

Bible Study Fellowship will now be available beginning in January on Tuesday nights from 6:30-8 with in-person and online options. This verse by verse study will cover the book of Matthew this year, finishing in early May. The fourfold method of BSF includes personal study questions, discussion in a small group, a lecture time and printed notes each week. Please contact Mele Baize at bsf.colaew1105@gmail.com for more information about this group and also about groups for men and school-age children.



When: Wednesdays

Time: 6:00 – 6:30 PM

Location: Auditorium

Today there is a desperate need for men and women of God who know how to pray: People who will not be satisfied with what they can accomplish in their power. Instead, they long to see the power and the glory of the Living God invade the Church with supernatural displays of His Deity! Jesus said, “My house shall be called a house of prayer.” The phrase house of prayer is from Isaiah 56:7, where it is used twice: “These [foreigners] I will bring to My holy mountain and give them joy in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on My altar; for My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.”

The church in Acts was birthed out of a prayer meeting. The great Revivals in America were begun with prayer! It is time for Christ-followers to fall on their knees and pray to the One who can change our country, our community, our church, our families, and our very lives through the power of the Holy Spirit.

It is clear that the place where believers worship will be a place of prayer. It is our desire that Northside will be known as a HOUSE OF PRAYER. Join Pastor Rocky as we gather for a time of prayer and worship. A time where we humble ourselves and ask our Heavenly Father to show us mercy and to anoint our lives and our church with His power! Asking for revival in our world and lifting needs in our church to the Lord. Simply come, no registration is needed.


For further assistance, email kallen@northsidebaptist.org or call 803-520-9544.



What Does the Bible Say About the Origins of Man and the Universe?
Teacher: Dr. Lawrence Ford Dates: Wednesdays, beginning January 26 (10 week course)
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM (following HOUSE OF PRAYER)
Cost: None, handouts provided

CLICK HERE to sign up.

Creation? Evolution? Intelligent Design? Are they all just theories or are there facts to support any of these explanations of our origins? How does God fit into these ideas? And what does the Bible say about how the earth and mankind came to be? These and other questions will be addressed in this 10-week introductory course on Genesis and Creation.

Dr. Lawrence Ford has been teaching the Bible for more than 40 years and is a former Director, Executive Editor and Publisher of the Institute for Creation Research, founded by Dr. Henry Morris in 1970. He received his ministry training at Columbia International University, Dallas Theological Seminary and Liberty University. He and his wife Vivian live in Chapin, SC. lford4@liberty.edu

OUR MISSION is “to make disciples” by urging all people to BELIEVE in Jesus, BELONG to His family, and BECOME like Him.


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Sunday Service Time: 10:00am

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