Adult Sunday School
Adult Sunday School classes are an important component of finding a place to connecting and growing with others in our congregation. All of our classes welcome new people and would love to have you as their guest this Sunday. Visit several classes to see which best fits your needs and interests. If you don’t find what you are looking for, let us know if you are interested in helping to start a new class. Contact: Rae Frenette at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-255-3336. Classes meet at 9:40 am each Sunday morning in the Adkins Building 5. For class location, see room numbers listed below.
Our newest Sunday School class: By the Book
First Church’s “By The Book” Sunday School Class is resuming our 2018-2019 Bible Study season on Sunday, September 9th. We meet on Sundays at 9:40 am in Bldg 5, Room 148 and will have a variety of teachers/leaders this season.
New 6-week Sunday School Series: “Mark as a Story”
On Sundays 1/13/19 through 2/17/2019 in the “By The Book” Sunday School Class, guest teacher Robin Levins will provide an in-depth look at the Gospel of Mark as told in its ‘story form.’ Emphasis will be on the devices, characters, exposition, and the narrative strictly from a Markan viewpoint. The class meets in Bldg 5, Room 148, at 9:40 am on Sundays. Contact Ted Keller at email@example.com to request helpful reading materials which accompany this series.
You are invited to join us regularly or occasionally as we fit in with your schedule and your topic interests. We have a wonderful curriculum in place for the next few months: Who You are in Christ (how our faith in Jesus changes our self-perception); Seasons of the Year and Sacraments led by Dr. John Clifford; studies on Galatians, Colossians, Philemon and Mark just to name a few!
This class was established in February 2018 to: expand our First Church Adult Sunday School study options. Please join us and bring a friend! Contact Ted Keller, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Sam Kyzar, email@example.com, if you want more information.
A small group consisting of couples who come together for Bible-based study, fellowship, and to build supportive Christ-centered relationships. Location: Adkins Bldg 5-119. Contact Tom Manning for more information.
F.I.S.H. – Families in Service to Him
A class for couples with young children and babies who enjoy topical studies, mission, and social events together. Location: Adkins Bldg 5-234. For more information, contact Chris and Katy Davenport or Paul and Sarah Stribling.
Friends and Seekers
A class with couples roughly 35 years to 50+ seeking a relationship with Jesus to better understand God’s role in their lives. Studies include Bible study, parenting, and marriage on a rotating basis. All are welcome. Join us!
Friends in Faith
This class is for couples with a wide age range of children who want to walk together as friends in the faith journey to build strong Christ-centered families while deepening faith through Bible study, service, support, and fellowship. Location: Adkins Bldg. 5-123. Contact Mendy Barnett for details.
Good News Class
For adults 50 to 100 that focuses on the Bible and how it relates to contemporary issues. Primarily a lecture followed by class discussion. Location: Adkins Bldg. 5-122. Contact Myra Schomburg for more information.
Journey in Faith
A class for adults and seniors who primarily study the Bible, with periodic seasonal or short-term studies. This group hosts occasional fellowship activities, potlucks and game nights. Location: Adkins Bldg. 5-127. Contact Rich Thompson for details.
One in the Spirit
For (mostly) single adults 50 and up who focus on the Bible and spiritual book studies with dynamic discussion including a wide variety of views and topics. The group goes to lunch together most Sundays and hosts other frequent social activities. Location: Adkins Bldg. 5-124. For more information, contact Richard Berkley.
Open Door Class
A class for adults 60 and up who discuss various topics including Bible studies, spiritual growth, discipleship and current events. Location: Adkins Bldg. 5- 126. For more information, contact Carla Walrath.
Paths to Positive Living
Adults of all ages and stages who are looking for a way to dig deeper into life and faith around the theme of living faithfully through positive living. The class generally does 5 – 8-week studies on a variety of topics.
Current Study: Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi, by Jewish Rabbi Amy-Jill Levine.
Next 8 week Study begins March 10: A six week Lenten study, beginning March 10, 2019. Join us for a study of The Way by Adam Hamilton. Using historical background, archeological findings and stories of the faith, Hamilton retraces the footsteps of Jesus from his baptism to his final week on Earth, including the people he loved, the enemies he made, the parables he taught, and the roads he traveled.
A group of adults in their 40’s through early 60’s that meets for leader-led Bible study and discussion. Location: Adkins Bldg. 5-146. For details, contact Brad Thorne.