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Weatherly Heights Baptist Church

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Your Best Life: Releasing Your Capacities for a Life that Flourishes

led by Rev. Frank Broyles
Frank Broyles is an Ecumenical Minister who has been a “Minister to the Huntsville Community” for over 35 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.
Participants will immerse themselves in five personal growth assessments woven together. Rev. Broyles will then analyze each student’s 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. They will come away from the class with their own projected autobiography. Further information is available at nautilusendeavors@outlook.com or calling (256)656-1062.

Though each student will receive a comprehensive report that will be their own to keep and utilize, all students will be encouraged to share highlights and insights they have gained with one another. A community of discernment and of “pilgrims on a shared journey” will be built. The class will concluded with an experiment that call upon each person to “gift an endeavor” with talents and skills that make for collaboration.

Students will come away from the class with their own life capacity autobiography revealed through a booklet of over 75 pages.

Classes on: Monday Nights from 6:30- 8:00pm
3 Classes May 8, 15, 22
Cost: $50 Materials Included: Personalized Assessment (typically 75 pages or more)

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Grasping the Enneagram

led by Rev. Frank Broyles
Frank Broyles is an Ecumenical Minister who 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.
The Enneagram is a model of the human psyche as a typology of nine interconnected personality types. It has been successfully employed by Christian counselors since the 4th century. The objectives for this class are:

  • Grasp the essentials of this ancient, relevant, and unique system of self-discovery.
  • Tap into this fascinating tool for spiritual and life clarity.
  • Gain insights for breaking down and breaking through barriers to authentic
    personal growth.
Classes on: Sunday Nights from 6:30- 8:00pm
3 Classes July 9, 16, 23
Cost: $50 Materials Included: Personalized Assessment (typically 25 pages or more)

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Christian Theology for Beginners: Part 1

led by Rev. Laura Lemley
Rev. Laura Ingram Lemley is a Baptist minister who is currently the Palliative Care Chaplain at Huntsville Hospital. She grew up in Nashville. She received her BA in Economics at the College of William and Mary and her MDiv in Pastoral Care at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. Laura spent several years as a nursing home chaplain before her second of three children was born. After moving around with her husband (an Emergency Physician) and children for 13 years, they settled in Huntsville in 2013.
This class introduces the basic concepts of Christian Theology in a way that is easily accessible to the average Christian. You will be invited to consider different approaches to the concepts that are the foundations of faith. How does God reveal Godself to us? What people or things hold spiritual authority for me? What do I believe about God and the Trinity? What is God’s relationship to the Creation? What are humans? What is sin?
Classes on: Monday Nights from 6:30- 8:00pm
8 Classes June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31
Cost: $30 Materials Included: An Exploration of Christian Theology, by Don Thorsen

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Heaven and Hell:
Viewpoints from Different Faiths

led by Rev. Michael Bowe
Michael is a native of North Alabama. He has a Bachelor of Science in Bible Ministry from Amridge University, M.Div from Liberty Theological Seminary and is nearing completion of a D.Min from Memphis Theological Seminary. He has a variety of experience serving as a chaplain, church planter, interim pastor, and pastor in churches in Virginia and North Alabama. Lastly, he has three children: Reanna, 14; Christian, 11; and Elijah, 10 that he has no greater joy than them calling him Dad!
What happens in the afterlife? This is a question that has been on the minds of many. There are a variety of answers and each come from a different faith perspectives. Hopefully, after this class we can understand and gain perspective from different faith representations.
Classes on: Tuesday Nights from 6:30- 8:00pm
6 Classes June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18
Cost: $10 Materials Included: Printed Class Material

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Introduction to Islam and the Qur’an

led by Imam Ragab Abdelnomiem
Ragab Abdelmoneim is from Cairo Egypt. He, his wife, and two daughters moved to Huntsville in May 2013 to become the first full time minister at the Huntsville Islamic Center. He is a Graduate and Former Professor at Al Azhar University in Cairo, which is the oldest continuing operating university in the world.
Islam is often misrepresented in America today. The Imam will provide a first hand description of the major beliefs and practices of Islam as practiced today. He will also give an introduction to Islam’s holy book, the Qur’an. Two classes will be held at Weatherly Heights Baptist Church (WHBC) at 1306 Cannstatt Drive in Southeast Huntsville and two classes at the Huntsville Islamic Center (HIC) at 1645 Sparkman Drive in Western Huntsville.
Classes on: Thursday Nights from 6:30- 8:00pm
4 Classes July 6 (WHBC), July 13 (HIC), July 20 (WHBC), July 27 (HIC)
Cost: $10 Materials Included: A Complimentary English Translation of the Qur’an

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Introduction to Spiritual Direction

led by Rev. Dr. Robert Ferrell
Robert Ferrell is an interfaith minister, spiritual director, and social psychologist passionate about helping individuals and organizations develop spiritually and culturally. Robert is a student and teacher of the contemplative path of spirituality. After serving 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, he taught at Bethel College (Clarksville, TN) and Austin Peay State University (Clarksville, TN) and serves on the Executive Committee and Leadership Council of the Huntsville Interfaith Mission Service. Robert shares his ministry at www.ContemplativeInterbeing.org.
This is a one session event to help introduce you to the ministry of Spiritual Direction. Join in an open dialogue and spiritual experience that can help deepen your relationship with God, others, all creation, and the higher Self. Open and awaken to your True Self, love, joy, peace, gentleness, patience, kindness, faithfulness, and compassion.

Spiritual direction, an ancient ministry of the church, is a relationship in which one person assists another, or others, in attending to God’s presence and call. Spiritual direction has been, and remains, particularly strong within Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and Anglican religious denominations, and over the past twenty-five years Protestant traditions have begun to recover it more fully. Spiritual direction is not psychotherapy or pastoral counseling.

1 Session
offered at 3 times
Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 pm
Thursday, June 8 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 25 at 3:00 pm
Cost: Free

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