Opportunities vary by season
Wednesday Opportunity (July 12-August 23 at 10:00 a.m.)
Summer Bible Study: A Layman Looks at the Lord's Prayer by Phillip Keller
There is inherent in the Lord's Prayer all the strength and compassion of our Father in heaven. There moves through it a beauty and serenity which no mortal man can fully explain. It reassures our hearts, strengthens our resolve, and lead us into personal contact with God, our Father. An "ordinary man and a child of God", W. Phillip Keller, shares with you [in this book] what these Scriptures have meant to him.
Study is led by Wayne Trexler and meets in the Church Parlor (2nd Floor).
Weekly at 9:45 a.m.
Babies (Infants – 12 months) are lovingly cared for, rocked, and prayed over by Sherry Irvin, Cece Miller, Sherry Wyatt, and Janet Hill in the Nursery suite, 1st floor.
One & Two Year Olds are cared for and exposed to scriptural songs and Bible thoughts by Jerri Haigler and Leah Sweatt. Nursery suite, 1st floor.
Three & Four Year Olds meet with Kelly Templeton and Kelly May to begin discovering Bible truths through stories, songs, games and crafts. Nursery suite, 1st floor.
Kindergarten-Second Graders are taught Scriptural truths and applications by Jo Barringer, Cindy Lyon, and Bettye Steen. 2nd floor.
Third-Sixth Graders meet with Sheila Davis and Julie Henderson to continue exploring the Bible and its relevance in our lives. 3rd floor.
Seventh – Twelfth Graders meet for a general assembly at 10:00 in the high school youth room near the elevator on the basement floor for announcements and prayer requests. Following this time, the middle school students dismiss to study their lesson in the middle school classroom near the bottom of the steps on the Gem Theater side of the building. Tiffany Garcia and Todd Hagler co-teach this class. High school students remain in the high school class for their lesson after the general assembly. Their class is co-taught by Gaye Crowell and Lee Forrest. All youth classes use The Gospel Project: Chronological. Basement.
First Baptist has a class dedicated to spiritually guiding those with special needs, developmental delays, etc., regardless of their age. The class is tailored to meet the needs of the students as they come and changes fluidly with the class members' needs. Class is co-led by Beth Blumreich and Patti Miller. 2nd floor.
There are several Sunday School options for adults to find a place to fellowship and study God’s Word together. We encourage you to visit several adult classes and settle in the one which feels most like home to you.
This is a class for adults of all ages. Pam Bailey teaches this class, and it is typically a book discussion, voted upon by the class. There is roughly an even distribution of males and females. There are few couples in this class, but mostly singles, as this class had its origination years ago. The age range is from 20s to about 60s. This is a group of folks who do not necessarily have age or marital status in common, but who meet together to study God's Word and to support and encourage one another. 2nd floor.
Adult 1 is led by Daniel Helms. The curriculum currently being used is LifeWay's The Journey and focuses on essentials of the Christian life: who Christ is, baptism, prayer, the importance of community and discipleship, and more. Our local college-age students are also welcome to attend this class. For more information about College Sunday School (December & Summer), click here. 3rd floor.
Adult 1.5 is generally intended for folks in their 30s. It started out as a young married couples class (many years ago), but is currently composed of both married and single folks ranging in age from late 20s to late 40s! Mike Davis teaches this class, and their curriculum is Bible Studies for Life.
Adult 2 is a group of believers who are striving to grow in their faith and take advantage of Sunday School to assist in this endeavor. Age range is from early 30's to mid 50's with children from pre-schoolers to college. Our learning style would best be described as open and interactive or perhaps more simply, conversational. Our goal is to expose the Word of God, get a glimpse of God's character and take hold of something that we can apply in our lives every time we meet. If you are looking for a lecture this is not the place to be. 2nd floor.
Adult 2.5 is comprised of married (mostly) and single (a few) folks ranging in age from early 40s to late 50s. Led by Cathy Hyatt and Mark Whitley, Adult 2.5 is also using the The Gospel Project for their lesson/discussion. 3rd floor.
This is a multi-generational co-ed class that enjoys meeting together each Sunday, and on other occasions as well, for Bible study and Christian fellowship. This class is a love-based group in which support and encouragement abounds. Just come in, grab a cup of coffee, take a few moments for announcements and prayer, then, explore the Word and learn how it applies to everyday situations. No experience necessary. If you are looking for an informal caring group dedicated to Christ and each other, this is the class for you. Class taught by Roger Haas. 2nd floor.
Adult 4 Sunday School Department
The Adult 4 Sunday School Department is made up of two different classes and caters primarily to the senior adult population of the church. Being a senior adult is not a requirement; the department has several younger adult members. Any adult is welcome. Both classes in this department meet in the fellowship hall area in the basement.
The King’s Servants Class does word studies of the Old and New Testaments. Resources used are the Scriptures in both the Greek and Hebrew language. The objective is to better understand the intent of the words used and the culture of the time period. This class is made up of both couples and single members. This class is led by Frank Critz.
The Norman Brisson Class also uses the Smyth & Helwys Sunday School curriculum. This class is made up of both couples and single members.
"Study to show yourself approved by God, a workman who need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."
~2 Timothy 2:15 (MEV)