Adult Ministry

Forum@First

Theological education at FBG is growing! Our church values curiosity, diversity in perspective, and bringing our whole heart, mind and soul to our faith life. As a congregation, we believe in asking big questions and thinking deeply.

Beginning Fall 2022, we are piloting a new Sunday morning theological education option called the Forum for Theological Education at First Baptist, or Forum@First. Forum@First is a collection of 6-week courses diving deeper into topics you might find in a seminary curriculum, like church history, theology, ethics, or worship.

Forum@First courses will tackle questions like…

How and where do faith, fiction and fact collide in the Old Testament?
How did we get the Bible, and why was its canonization such a bloody affair?
Why does a Pentecostal worship service look different from an Episcopal service?
How have Baptists across time supported the separation of church and state…or not?
Is Jesus divine, human, or both?

Forum@First courses are open to all community members of any church affiliation or faith tradition.

No registration needed!

Sessions are live-streamed on Vimeo and recorded for later viewing. To view Jim Dant’s sessions on the Hebrew Scriptures, email Camille Loomis Rehnborg (camille.loomis@firstbaptistgreenville.com).

Fall 2022 Dates

Sundays from 9:30-10:15am

FBG Fellowship Hall

Session 1
August 21 – September 25
Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures
Instructor: Jim Dant

Session 2
October 16 – November 20
Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, Part II
Instructor: Kendra Plating and Grayson Hiatt

9:15–10:15 a.m.

Adults may choose from several different classes during the Sunday school hour

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 Camille Loomis Rehnborg.

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: Singles, and couples, mostly in their 30s and 40s, many with children

Location: Room C319 (Rotunda entrance, up one level)

We are a diverse community of people who are striving to understand God and live out our faith at home, at work and in the world. We discuss a wide range of topics in our class, including theology, faith development, current events, and social justice issues. 

The Gayle Price Class

Age Range: Young couples and singles in their 20s, 30s and 40s

Location: C315 (Rotunda entrance, up one level)

Our class meets weekly on Sunday mornings for fellowship, Bible study, and discussion of current events and theological topics. We gather at 9:15 for fellowship and coffee. Sunday school begins at 9:30. We have fellowship and mission opportunities throughout the year, so make sure you’re on our e-mail newsletter list for more information. Our group is named after Dr. Gayle Bolt Price, a former teacher who is dearly missed by all.

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The Koinonia Class

Age Range: Couples and singles mainly in 40s and 50s

Location: Room C404 (Rotunda entrance, up two levels)

In addition to quality weekly Sunday morning lessons, this class plans periodic retreats, several yearly mission opportunities and plans regular adult-only and family-oriented fellowships. The class is named after the Greek word for fellowship.

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: 50s+ 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. In the past, we have discussed navigating life transitions, business issues, cultural and social concerns, comparative religions and Bible study with a variety of speakers and teachers. We enjoy group socials outside Sunday morning, such as ballgames, theater performances and meals.

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 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. We have mission projects and class socials throughout the year.

The Connections Class

Age Range: 30s through 70s, singles, couples, retired and working folks

Location: Hybrid with Zoom and Room C403 (Rotunda entrance, up two levels)

The Connections Class was created to establish a community within the church. We are a diverse group of individuals seeking to increase our faith, knowledge, and understanding through sharing and studying Christian resources. We welcome you to join our faith journey, no matter who you are, where you’re from, who you love or who your family is.

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.

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