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Weatherly Heights Baptist Church

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Nautilus Composite

led by Rev. Frank Broyles
Frank Broyles is an Ecumenical Minister and has been a “Minister to the Huntsville Community” for over 30 years. He is the Founder of Nautilus Endeavors, a consultation practice that advances personal, leadership, and community development.  They excel in assessing personal aptitudes and strategies for life enhancement.
Drawing upon an integrated capacity assessment called The Nautilus Composite, the class will apply several personality tests requiring student inputs. Mr. Broyles will then analyze each student inputs and provide a personalized assessment of your gifts, talents, and skills. This will be shared with students privately. This process can reveal latent abilities and opportunities for effective and satisfying service. Further information is available at nautilusendeavors@outlook.com
Classes on: Monday Nights from 7:00-8:15pm
This class will be offered twice
6 Classes Feb 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3
6 Classes April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Cost: $50 Materials Included: Personalized Assessment (typically 25 pages or more)

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World Religions

led by Rev. Dr. Robert Ferrell
Rev Dr Robert Ferrell is the founder and spiritual director of Contemplative Interbeing which is a growing ministry inspiring a shared commitment to create meaningful lives in loving presence with the whole of human civilization. Robert is a social psychologist and ordained Interfaith/Interspiritual Minister who is dedicated to cultural and spiritual development. His experience includes 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, college professor, leadership coach, independent consultant, and minister.
This class is an opportunity to learn the perennial wisdom that encompasses the recurring themes of the world’s religions including “treat others exactly as you would have them treat you” (Matthew 7:12) and “Whatever you do to others, you do to me” (Matthew 25:40) So, “…let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another…” (Hebrews 10:24 – 25). Topics include Interfaith, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam, Buddhism, Interspirituality, and hristianity.
Classes on: Thursday Nights from 7:00-8:30 pm
8 Classes March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 20, 27
Cost: $70 Materials Included: Class handouts

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Lessons From Dead Guys

led by Rev. Ryan Cagle
Ryan is an eclectic Christian, Youth Minister, and Curator of Exile Liturgy who believes the road to the Christian future runs though the ancient Christian past.
There is more than enough room at the table of Jesus. Room enough for our differences of opinion, theology, dogma, doctrine, and denomination. This course is built on the backbone of ecumenism and the idea that what we have in common is of far greater importance than anything we disagree on. We need our differences – Orthodox mystery, Catholic beauty, Anglican liturgy, Protestant audacity, Evangelical energy, Charismatic reality and everything in between – if we ever hope to truly see a world liberated by the love of God.
Classes on: Tuesday Nights from 7:00 – 8:00 pm
10 Classes March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23
Cost: $35 Materials Included: Access to all Ryan’s podcasts

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The Daniel Plan

led by Leigh Smith
Mrs. Smith is married, has 2 adult children, a choir member and an active health enthusiast. She has taught the Daniel Plan in the past and the group has continued to meet in a follow – on Faith, Fitness and Food group.
Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church, developed this program , which emphasizes the need to maintain our bodies in order to serve God and enjoy life. It is a reasonable eating plan, moderate exercise, with group support and healthy motivational elements. Six of the sessions will include a 30 minute video from Warren. Additional activities will be planned as optional participation.
Classes on: Thursday Nights from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
8 Classes March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 April 6, 20, 27
Cost: $25 Materials Included: The Daniel Plan book available on the website is recommended for everyone. Optional additional materials (Cookbook, journal, exercise DVD, etc.) are available for additional cost.

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Speechcraft

led by Dr. Ebonee Walker
Dr. Walker is a Materials Engineer for the U.U. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center.  She received her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Materials Science from Vanderbilt University.  She is a member of Strategic Speakers Toastmasters Club that meets on Redstone Arsenal and is a former Area Governor in Toastmasters International District 77.
Speechcraft is a Toastmaster’s introductory program. It develops leadership and speaking skills. Gain confidence writing and delivering speeches; practice impromptu speaking; and use audiovisual aids.
Classes on: Thursday Nights from 7:00 – 8:15 pm
6 Classes March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 April 6
Cost: $30 Materials Included: Student workbook; printed materials

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Building the Kingdom of God

led by Rev. Bruce Martin
Rev. Bruce W Martin has been a pastor and counselor for 20 years and is an inspirational speaker. He was the pastor or Westside Community Church in Huntsville and currently is the Founder of Invest Your Life. http://investyourlife.org
God is establishing His Kingdom on earth now and He invites you and I to be a part of His great redemptive work. In this class you’ll learn how you can invest your life in such a way that you are in partnership with God, doing your unique work as an integral part of His larger Kingdom building plan.
Classes on: Tuesday Nights from 7:00 – 8:15 pm
2 Classes February 28, March 7
Cost: $35 Materials Included: Spiral bound notebook with all session materials

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Hunger for Change

facilitated by Clete Wetli,  Keith Noren, and Preston Augustus
Mr. Wetli was the Director of First Stop, a Huntsville service that aids the homeless. Mr. Noren is the Founder of The Discovery Center. Dr. Augustus is the Director of Interlink South, a college placement service for African students.
JustFaith Ministries was birthed in the effort to invite and prepare people of faith for the life – changing and world – changing call of the Gospel to help heal the world and, in so doing, experience a deeper faith, a more fulfilling life, and a community of care and vitality. Hunger for Change is JustFaith’s module on domestic and world hunger.
Participants will deepen their understanding through in – depth reading and viewing videos and online materials. To broaden perspectives, Hunger for Change includes immersion experiences by visiting local organizations to learn from those involved in alleviating hunger (e.g. Manna House, Downtown Rescue Mission, First Stop).

An optional add – on for participants is a trip to the ECHO Demonstration Farm in North Ft. Myers, FL to see first hand agricultural research that is being supplied to Southeast Asia and Western Africa, with commentary by WHBC’s missionary Rick Burnette.

Classes on: Monday Nights from 7:00 – 9:30 pm
8 Classes February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 17, 24
Cost: $50 Materials Included: Access to JustFaith Online materials.

Weatherly Heights Baptist Church

Future Classes in the works:

Introduction to the New Testament
Introduction to the Torah
Introduction to the Koran
Spiritual Development
Spirituality and Psychology
Christian Theologies
Personal Credo Statement
Interfaith Leadership
Heaven and Hell Across the Faiths
JustFaith Basic Program
JustMatters Modules:
Crossing Borders – Immigration
Churches of Second Chance – Judicial and Prison Reform
The Sultan and the Saint – Muslim/Christian Dialog
Global Warming
Emergent Church
Open and Relational Theology
Enneagram In – Depth
Mission Action Plan Development

Events in the works:

Science and Religion (Dr. Steve Donaldson, Samford University)
Interfaith Mission Service (IMS) Overview (Chuck Vedane)
Labyrinth Experience – Mother’s day (Sharon Sapp)

Events range from 1 – hour talk to a weekend lectures
Suggestions for Events can be made on the Special Speaker Easel