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 email@example.com 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 meets on Sundays at 9:40 am in Bldg 5-148 and will have a variety of teachers/leaders this season.
We have four upcoming special lessons in the By The Book Sunday School class
3/31 – “Job Twitterfield” (Robin Levins) the story of Job, told through 140-character tweets;
4/7 – “The Psalms Speak for Us” (Robin Levins) the role of the Psalms, and different types of Psalms;
4/14 – “Forgiveness” (Sam Kyzar) God’s power to heal the impossibly broken relationships;
4/28 – “Learning About God From a Bird House” (Ted Keller) a case study into the life of a bird family
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 Caitlin and Brian Kennedy or Aaron and Erin Samson.
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!
New book study begins April 28: The 4 Seasons of Marriage: Secrets to a Lasting Marriage by Gary Chapman.
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 Joe Grove.
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: A six-weekLenten 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.
Next 8 week Study begins April 28: Philip Yancey offers a different perspective on the life of Christ and, ultimately, who he was and why he came. The author presents a complex character that generates questions as well as answers – a disturbing and exhilarating Jesus who wants to radically transform lives. The Jesus I Never Knew uncovers a Jesus who is brilliant, creative, challenging, fearless, compassionate, unpredictable, and satisfying. No one who meets Jesus ever stays the same.
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.