Study to show thyself approved unto God.           II Timothy 2:15

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION WEEK       Join us for this edifying week of Education, Empowerment & Enrichment!  This will be an exciting hybrid experience, with classes offered virtually and in-person.


Praises to our incredible God!

We pray that this week of study will strengthen your faith and increase your knowledge in the Word of
God.  The purpose of Christian Education Week is to provide you with instructional opportunities that reflect four paradigms of spiritual enrichment. They include Personal Spiritual Growth, Biblical Studies, Church Doctrine and the Christian Family.  We pray that these classes will prove to be beneficial to you and that you will leave this week inspired, enlightened, and excited about serving God. 

In memory of Rev. Dr. Drew E. Marshall (April 16, 1953 –June 25, 2011), we have  given this name for our week long celebration.  We all know that Christian education was a passion of Pastor Marshall’s and that this week was always dear to his heart.   It is our prayer that the Lord’s blessings are upon the Rev. Dr. Drew E. Marshall Christian Education Week of the Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in Pontiac, Michigan.

  Rev. Dr. John D. Tolbert,                                                                                                                                                    Senior Pastor, Trinity Missionary Baptist Church 



Lets Go Fishing! - “Sharing Our Faith in Community in A Relational Way”

Student will learn how to be a blessing to the souls you are fishing for with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Jesus came to earth as a relational God Who was willing to do life in community with people in order to B.L.E.S.S. people to have everlasting life. Jesus told stories, asked questions, served others and Jesus met people where they were. This class will provide 5 ways of journeying with people to introduce them to Jesus. 

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Now What?! Being The Church in Uncharted Territory

 This class will focus on how to reconnect the church (following the COVID season) with God’s assignment for the church. Specifically, this class will focus on better ways to Be the church, you will rethink what we do and how we do it.  This class will provide techniques, methods, strategies, and suggestions on how to reach and teach disciples for Jesus Christ.

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The Church Post Covid. A Church Evaluation: How is my church doing and what can I do to update/adapt to win souls and transforms lives?

Most churches are using 20th century methods to achieve 21st century kingdom results and not being successful. If we fail to “understand the times” as the sons of Issachar did, (1st Chronicles 12:32) we stand the possibility of decreasing memberships and continued souls being lost to the ways of the world. This class will focus on methods/reason to evaluate church ministry, (programs, teaching, those serving in ministry, and church purpose) and ways to make adjustments that will keep the church relevant and effective.

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                                                                       The Passion Generation:                                                                                            The Seemingly Reckless, Disruptive, But Far from Hopeless Young Adults

Young Adults have disrupted almost every major industry. Whether you’re a parent trying to raise them, a pastor trying to reach them, or an employer trying to retain them, they’re disruptive. As the largest living generation, Young Adults are one of the most studied but misunderstood groups of our day. And the chasm between the generations is only getting wider. This class  will guide you beyond the stats of what young adults are doing to the why they’re doing it and how we can all move toward healthy community.

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Hearing God’s Voice (Closed)

“He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God. John 8:47. Hearing from God is not as mystical as it may sound. Rather, it is a privilege that all children of God have. As the scripture above states, if you belong to God, you will hear what He says. However, hearing His voice implies that two actions must take place. First, it must be God who is speaking to you and second, you must be listening to Him. Oftentimes though, our prayers, which are usually full of requests, questions, and fears, end when we finish speaking and therefore we fail to hear what God has to say. If you are serious about hearing God’s voice and getting His direction and applying it to your life as you continue to grow your faith, then take this class and learn what the bible says about hearing the voice of God.

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Forgiving What You Can’t Forget (Closed)

In Forgiving What You Can’t Forget, students will be challenged on a personal journey with forgiveness and what the Bible has to say about letting go of resentment and finding peace.   You will learn a step-by-step plan to free yourself from hurt, disempower triggers that hijack your emotions, deal with difficult relationships, and discover life-giving freedom our souls desperately need.  These sessions include: What Am I Supposed to Do with All the Hurt? Your Mind, Your Mouth, Your Master. The Compounding Effect of Unforgiveness. And This Isn’t Easy, But It Is Good.

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Revealing Revelation: How God's Plans for the Future Can Change Your Life Now 

Revelation does not stand alone in the Bible-rather, it's a culmination of God's words throughout the entire Old and New Testaments. This class  helps you examine the Bible's final book through that lens, illuminating Revelation both as an individual letter and as a part of a greater whole.  You will  encounter an exciting overview of God's perfect plan for the future and thoughtful questions that encourage you to dive deeper into Scripture.



Pre-School, K- 2nd Grade: Live like Jesus

3rd - 5th Grade: I've got that DRIP: Pouring God into my life

 Through stories, adventure, activities and skits, this workshop will present the plan of salvation in clear and concrete ways for our children. Not only will they learn the ABCs of Salvation, but they will be introduced to the Romans Road and humanity’s need for the Savior. Each child will walk away not only knowing what it means to be saved but how to share Christ’s gospel with others. 

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Jr. High: What does it mean to be YOUNG & BOLD for Christ?  

High School: What does God Say? Exploring controversial topics or topics of uncertainty.

Are you a fan of Jesus?  What is your answer?  You attend every movie starring a certain actor, you know the stats of your sports hero, and you can recite lyrics from your favorite songs. In short, you're a huge fan. Are you treating Jesus the same as the other people you admire? Are you doing and believing based on what your parents or others know about Jesus? At some point you have to know Jesus for yourself. He's looking for people who are actually willing to sacrifice in order to follow him; not a fan.  If the church is to maintain its energy and influence in our communities, our youth must learn how to “go fish” for their peers based on what they know about HIM.  Will you be a fan or a follower?


                                                       Dr. Drew E. Marshall Christian Education Week

Trinity Missionary Baptist Church Campus 
113 Wessen Street, Pontiac, Michigan 48341
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