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6 sessions

Introduction to the Bible is great for Bible study leaders or anyone who wants to deepen their skill with the scriptures. The series is designed to introduce you to the Bible, its origins, its basic structure and message, and how you might use it to better inform your faith.

Session 1 coming soon!

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* Please watch the video offered for each session AHEAD of the meeting time for that session. 

Week One

“How I Was Trained to Be Quiet (and What Caused Me to Speak): White Silence from a Do-Gooder Christian Perspective” 

Dr. Laura Levens

June 16, 7pm EST – Live Zoom meeting 

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PLEASE WATCH the lecture video BEFORE the Zoom meeting.

Week Two

“We Won’t Take It Any Longer: Understanding the 2020 Black Protest Movement”

Dr. Lewis Brogdon

June 23, 7pm EST – Live Zoom meeting.

Week Three

“We Know Their Names: The Power of Reading Black History Together”
Dr. John Inscore Essick

June 30, 7pm EST – Live Zoom meeting.

Week Four

“Did I Read It Right?: Reading Scripture and the Road Out of Southern White Supremacy”
Dr. Dalen Jackson

July 7, 7pm EST – Live Zoom Meeting

Week Five

“God Loves Blackness: Unlearning Whiteness and Building Habits of True Solidarity”

Dr. Mark Medley

July 14, 7pm EST – Live Zoom Session

Week Six

“Transforming Power: Biblical Strategies to Move out of White Supremacy and into Shalom Community”

Dr. Angela Cowser, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

July 21, 7pm EST – Live Zoom Meeting

Sara Clarke Turpin


Rev. Sara Clarke Turpin is Associate Pastor of Spiritual Formation at Buechel Park Baptist Church in Louisville, KY, where she has served since 2013. She earned a Master of Divinity degree from BSK: Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, along with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown College with majors in Religion and Business Administration: Management and minors in Church Music and Psychology. She has been both a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) Scholar and Fellow and served on the CBF Kentucky Coordinating Council and Execitive Committee. Before coming to Buechel Park, Sara served as the Youth Minister at Melbourne Heights Baptist Church in Louisville for four years.

Jeremy Colliver


Jeremy Colliver is Minister of Youth, Missions and Communications at Smoke Rise Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Jeremy is a native of Lexington, KY and received his B.S. in Accounting from Georgetown College and his Master of Divinty from BSK: Baptist Seminary of Kentucky. Jeremy has a passion for helping students to experience God daily, discover their spiritual gifts, and empower students to use those gifts. Jeremy and Laura have three great kids, Blaine, Molly Frances, and Liam. They love to be outside exploring the world that is around them.

flourish courses

Flourish courses offer great learning opportunities around key topics designed to help equip church leaders for vibrant ministry. These short-term courses are offered online and are affordable.

upcoming courses

Additional Flourish Courses are coming! Plan to register for Introduction to the Bible, coming Fall 2020.