WELCOME TO MOMENTUM – Winter / Spring 2023

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: Scott Crede
Dates: Sundays, February 26 – March 19 (4 session class)
Time: 11 AM – 12 Noon
Location: Hospitality Room
Cost: None


Teacher: Rocky Purvis
Dates: Saturday, May 20 (1 session class)
Time: 8:30 AM – 12 Noon
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, Sunday, Spring 2023 (One session Class)
Time: 2 – 4 PM
Location: Room 133
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, Sunday, Spring 2023 (One session Class)
Time: 2 – 4 PM
Location: Room 133
Cost: None

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

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, Sunday, Spring 2023 (One session Class)
Time: 2 – 4 PM
Location: Room 133
Cost: None

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

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: Will be offered in the Spring of 2023 (13 sessions)
Time: TBD
Cost: Workbook—$20.00
Location: Room 121

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: Will be offered in the Spring of 2023 (13 sessions)
Time: TBD
Cost: Workbook—$20.00
Location: Room 125

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.



ABIDE: Women’s Study through 1st, 2nd & 3rd John

Facilitator: Emily Purvis
Dates: Sundays, January 15 – March 19
Time: 5:00-6:25pm
Location: Room 125


No Childcare available, register children for Kids Choir HERE.

Facilitator: Sara Harris
Dates: Mondays, Beginning January 16 – March 20
Time: 7:00 pm

REGISTER VIA EMAIL at sharris@northsidebaptist.org and indicate if you need childcare

Walk through 1, 2 & 3 John with Women of N. How can we hold onto assurance of our faith? How can we discern the truth from a lie? How can we know God loves us?

In three short letters, the apostle John reminds an early church facing division, deception, and doubt to hold fast to what they know and to live like they believe it. And he reminds us, as well. You will see how two thousand years later, his words call to Christians in similar challenges to recall a great salvation and to abide in the truth.


Elijah: Faith and Fire

by Priscilla Shirer

The Ties of Love Ladies Bible Study Group

Teacher: Elizabeth Gressette
Dates: Tuesdays, January 24, February 7, 21, March 7, 21, April 4, 18
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Cost: Book—$17
Location: Room 134

Old Testament heroes are best known for their most celebrated moments: Moses dividing the Red Sea; David slaying Goliath; Gideon routing an insurmountable army; Joshua marching around the defiant walls of Jericho.

And Elijah—calling down fire on Mount Carmel.

Blinded by the remarkable narratives of our biblical heroes, we can forget they each had a backstory—months and years of development, even difficulty, which fortified their spiritual muscle and prepared them for the tasks that made their lives unforgettable.

Every serious believer longs to summon up the kind of boldness and faith that can stand firm on Mount Carmel and pray down heaven into impossible situations. Yet few are willing to go through the process required to get them there. Strength of faith, character, and boldness can only be shaped in the hidden fires of silence, sameness, solitude, and adversity. Those who patiently wait on God in the darkness emerge with their holy loyalty cemented, their courage emblazoned, and their confident belief in Him set afire.

Join Priscilla Shirer on this 7-session journey through the life and times of the prophet Elijah to discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine. And how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now. Please contact Elizabeth Gressette for more information at 803-873-5674, egressette@bellsouth.net.


People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided

Group: Bible Study Fellowship
Dates: Tuesdays, Resumes January 10
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Cost: None, donations only

Good and evil kings. Passionate prophets. Prophecies that shape our modern age. The Old Testament is full of theologically rich books that both recount and shape history. They also set the stage for the long-awaited Messiah, containing more than 300 prophecies covering His birth, life, death, and resurrection.

People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided will unpack a fascinating period in Israel’s history across 15 books, from its split into two nations, through dozens of kings and prophets and ultimately to the heartbreaking exile into Babylon.

Jesus loved the Old Testament. And you will too.

Explore 15 of the books Jesus deeply loved in community, discussing questions around the goodness of God amidst calamity, mercy, ultimate allegiance, judgment, and salvation. Join others in finding answers and how they apply to modern life.

The fourfold method of BSF includes personal study questions, discussion in a small group, a lecture time and printed notes each week. For more information, go to www.bsfinternational.org and choose FIND A GROUP. If you have questions or need assistance with joining, please email and specify the Northside Baptist Class: bsf.colaew1105@gmail.com (for ladies) and John.myers26@yahoo.com (for men).



When: Wednesdays (Resumes On January 11)

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.


FOCUS ON THE FUTURE: The Panorama of Bible Prophecy

Instructor: Dale Weaver
Dates: Wednesdays, Beginning January 11
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
Materials: Handouts will be provided
Location: Choir Room 135

KEY VERSE: “Children, it is the last hour …”

This study is a general outline of prophetic Endtimes events that integrates a view of our Eschatology (“Study of Last Things”) from all the Scriptures, with a concentration on the events that lay directly ahead of us “in the days that must shortly come to pass.”


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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