We offer a wide variety of Sunday School classes on Sunday at 9:45 a.m. Classes are offered to all ages, and most classes meet throughout the year.
Our intention is to help one another continue to learn the story of God’s way with humankind as told in Scripture and in the lives of God’s people.
During February and one summer month, the Adult Education Ministry Committee offers several short-term seminars for adults. All ongoing classes are encouraged to take advantage of this time to broaden and deepen the community and to stretch the mind and soul in new directions.
You are invited to contact the teachers or class members for more information and visit around until you feel at home.
ADULT SEMINAR – Room 102
The Adult Seminar uses shared leadership/discussion, as the teachers rotate discussion-leader responsibilities weekly. Typically, the class selects a book or video series about the Christian faith as a basis for the discussions. The age range of class members is wide, with men and women, singles, couples, and both straight and gay members. Occasionally, the class enjoys a covered-dish dinner in the home of a member.
FAITH JOURNEYS – Room 115
Faith Journeys describes itself as “Just another group of confused disciples trying to follow Jesus.” Currently the class is reading its way through the New Testament, using other sources to inform their reading and understanding.
FAITH PERSPECTIVES – Room 215
This is a class of primarily 20- and 30-somethings, although anyone of any age is more than welcome to join. The class uses a discussion format. Although there is no set curriculum, the class has engaged in traditional Bible studies, read and discussed essays, and viewed DVDs.
HALL CLASS – Room 113
Couples and singles regardless of age are all welcome. The class thrives on perspective and discussion, with a focus on thoughtful, today-related topics among friends seeking to grow and apply our Christian faith.
SOJOURNERS – Room 106
The Sojourners are an active, open-minded group, ranging in age from 30-something to 80-something. We spend our class time discussing fresh perspectives on Christian faith using various books as a focus. The class has an active mission component that includes preparing and serving the evening meal at Urban Ministries once a month.
Bible 101 – Library
This class studies the Bible, exploring questions such as the following: How did the Bible come to be? What standards were used to identify writings as Holy Scripture? Are some passages of the Bible more reliable than others? Why is John so different from the other gospels? This class studies as a community and learns from its members.
Bible Workbench – Room 107
Bible Workbench affords its members the opportunity to meet together in a small group of no more than 12 people to explore the scripture in creative ways. Participants apply the readings to their personal lives and to what is happening on the world scene today.
Norris-Tillman Seminar – Room 101
The Tillman Bible Class (Women) and the Norris Bible Class (Men) were organized more than 60 years ago. The members continue their long and rich histories at Watts Street. Lots of energy and freewheeling discussions have resulted!
Breath of God – Room 108
This class features Quaker-style reflection on one of the lectionary texts. The class begins and ends with silent meditation. Discussion is rooted in centered silence.
A Way of Life, a Road to Travel and a Daily Practice of the Presence of Jesus
We can be a discipleship center for sending others into the world to be living examples of God’s grace! If we truly believe every member is a minister, let’s turn our words into action for those who would like to go to the next step! Let your life speak: living out your spiritual gifts and call! Let us live out “What does God require of us? To do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with God.”
Life Together – Room 104-B
Life Together discusses one or more of the lectionary passages to be used in worship that day. By focusing our Bible study on these passages, we are better prepared to participate in and appreciate the elements of worship while also gaining a better understanding of the church year and its seasons and cycles.
Kingdom of God – Room 206
This class incorporates various experiential and interactive ways to encounter the messages in scripture. We nurture those who learn differently and all who prefer or enjoy learning through storytelling, art, music, and different forms of prayer, no matter age or ability. Experience and embrace the diversity in God’s kingdom!