Adults may choose from several different classes during the sunday school hour: 9:15–10:15 a.m. The classes are diverse in their approach to teaching and in the curricula they choose. Each class attempts to meet the individual and corporate needs of its members through study and fellowship. Many classes engage in mission projects and are active in ministry outside the class time. Our overall goal is to provide an environment of lifelong learning that enables adults to mature in faith, deepen relationships, and learn to invest their God-given gifts in ministry. We want to assist you in finding a class which meets your needs and in which you can grow and serve.
If you have questions, contact Matt Rollins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Baptist 101: A Newcomers Class
Location: Clemons Conference Room (Rotunda entrance, up two levels)
This is an orientation class, held in May and November, for visitors and new members to get acquainted with the church. Longtime members wondering how they can become more involved are also welcome. Participants will learn ways to get involved at First Baptist, what it means to be Baptist and some history of the church. First Baptist 101 is not a permanent Sunday School option; rather it should serve as an entry point to the life of the church for those who could use some help finding their place of service or their area of involvement.
The Gayle Price Class
Age Range: Young couples and singles in their twenties and thirties
Location: C315 (Entrance to lower building off drive through, up one level)
The Sunday School class and Bible study sessions range from topics to lessons following liturgical seasons, facilitated by a rotation of teachers. We have fellowship and mission involvement opportunities throughout the year. Additionally, several members participate in a mid-week book study discussion over dinner, team trivia, and community events related to topics of faith and social justice. The class is named after Dr. Gayle Bolt Price, a former teacher who is dearly missed by all.
The Koinonia Class
Age Range: Couples and singles mainly in 30s and 40s
Location: Room C404 (Rotunda entrance, up two levels)
In addition to quality weekly Sunday morning lessons, this class has an annual class retreat, several yearly mission opportunities and plans regular adult-only and family-oriented fellowships. The class is named after the Greek word for fellowship.
The Adkins-Bouton Class
Age Range: Primarily couples in their 40s and 50s
Location: Room A306 (Entrance under bell tower, hall to left)
Lessons come from a lectionary based curriculum which promotes open discussion and study of biblical texts and its application in the life of the church and its members.They have an annual marriage retreat and plan their own fellowships, outings and mission projects. The class is named after two former teachers, Clista and Glen Adkins, and two current teachers, Becky and Ralph Bouton.
The Link Class
Age Range: Young adults, singles, and couples, mostly in their 20s and 30s, many with babies and young children.
Location: Room C319 (Rotunda entrance, up one level)
A class which studies a wide variety of Biblically related topics of particular concern to the lives of young adults-relationship, Bible study, business ethics, theological development, faith, and life issues.
The Rose/Grace Class
Age Range: Couples and singles with college-age to young adult children
Location: Room C318 (Rotunda entrance, up one level)
A class that stays on the ‘theological cutting edge’ with topics that range across the biblical, theological, and cultural perspectives. Class teaching, reflection and discussion is designed to focus on discernment of the role of Jesus’ message, the Bible and Christianity in daily life and in the larger society/world.
The Carson Class
Age Range: Mid-life to older singles and couples with adult children
Location: Room C317 (Rotunda entrance, up one level)
A discussion-oriented class whose members are active in leadership roles within the congregation and community. Their teaching team offers a wide variety of topics related to Christian living in the real world, biblical and theological study, and ethics. The class focuses on class care and support of members.
The Hope Class
Age Range: Mid-life couples and singles with adult children
Location: Room C320 (Rotunda entrance, up one level)
A discussion-based class which focuses on a wide variety of issues and topics related to Christian living in the real world. Life concerns, business issues, cultural, ethical, and social concerns, comparative religions and Bible Study are addressed by a variety of speakers and teachers. This class meets during the school year only.
The Johnson Class
Age Range: Women 50+
Location: Room C316 (Rotunda entrance, up one level)
Prayer, ministry, and Bible study are reflected within this caring community of women. Lessons are taught using the Nurturing Faith Series.
The Covenant Class
Age Range: Mid-life to older singles and some couples
Location: Room C303 (Rotunda entrance, up one level)
An active group with a special emphasis on careful study, lively discussion and creating Christian community. The class studies a wide variety of books related to the Bible, spiritual growth, and Christian living.
The Apphia (and Fidelis) Class
Age Range: Senior women
Location: Room C403 (Rotunda entrance, up two levels)
A lecture/discussion class with an emphasis on Bible Study and its applications for daily life. This class is active in mission projects and in the care of its own members.
The Dr. M.T. Anderson Class
Age Range: Senior adult men
Location: Room C401 (Rotunda entrance, up two levels)
A Bible study lecture/discussion class with special emphasis on ministry to class members and community.
The Seminar- Corder Class
Age Range: Mid 60s through 90s
Location: Parlor (Rotunda entrance, up one level)
A lecture/discussion class with a focus on Bible study and life application. The class emphasis is “Every Member a Minister” with Christian care and concern in action for members and others.
Joint Sunday School Options
Summer in the Fellowship Hall
Advent in the Fellowship Hall
Each summer and each Advent season, the Spiritual Formation Committee sponsors a combined Sunday School series of lessons for classes to come together and learn together. The topics and speakers vary from year to year but are publicized ahead of time.