Thursday Evening Bible Classes
In the late 1960's Dr. Matthews began to seek ways to communicate to lay people; he began by bringing six to eight people to campus for serious Bible study. After a year, the group was opened to the general public--and so began the Thursday Evening Bible Class. Attendance increased rapidly and before long, grew to an average of 250 people and a decision was made to record the classes which provided 10 sessions in the Fall and Spring. With only a few interruptions, Dr. Matthews taught the class until his retirement in 1986. The Thursday Evening Bible Class continues today as a free gift of the Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.