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Sunday School

Beyond Worship

Extend your worship experience by being part of a Sunday morning class. In addition to our programs for children and youth, we have nine different classes for adults every Sunday! In each, we focus on engaging God’s Word and enjoying fellowship with God’s people. These smaller “congregational communities” offer a home for sharing lives as well as learning. It is here that a true sense of community can be built. We have one class at 8.45 for those attending the early morning Chapel service. Eight others meet during the discipleship hour between the Sanctuary services at 10.10 am. There’s one for every age, stage and taste. Further information is available at the Connection Center on Sunday mornings. 
 
 
Explorers     10.10 am     Senior Pastor, Gerrit Dawson's Office
We are excited that Pastor Gerrit is teaching on the Apostle’s Creed this fall! To complement his series, we are studying the book of Acts this semester. We are excited to study how the early church spread and grew by diving into this timeless book. Come join fellow young adults/professionals primarily in their 20s and 30s for great discussion and engaging content.
Teacher: Jeff Swarner
 
Kingdom Builders     10.10 am     SB 220
This class is geared toward adults in their 30s and 40s. Excellent teaching and warm fellowship characterize this class. Many would say this class is where they first began finding community in the church. On top of Sunday mornings, we also meet a few times throughout the year for socials in someone’s home or a local pool. Come join this growing class where God’s Word is cherished and friendships are deep.  
Teacher: Ryan Dickerson
 
Essentials     10.10 am     SB 219
Essentials Sunday School is open to anyone and is comprised of many who are in the midst of raising younger children. In addition, those who have kids or don’t, married or single, will feel like this class is home. Many of our attendees are in their 30s but we have some in their 20s and several others who are a little further on the journey.
Contact: Darin Travis
 
CrossRoads     10.10 am     EB 202
The continuing vision for the CrossRoads Class is to participate fully in our quest as a church to go deeper in Christ. Whether we are engaged in a verse-by-verse study of the Scriptures, a topical study such as ‘prayer.’ Predestination or heaven or reading and studying through books by various Christian authors, we understand that the “Living Word” is the means by which our minds are transformed and renewed. Currently we are studying the book of Isaiah. We are privileged to pray for one another each week and we schedule times of fellowship and breaking bread together. Guests and visitors are most welcome.
Teacher: Barry Phillips
 
Truth Seekers     10.10 am     EB 302
The Truth Seekers Class focuses on the Bible or Biblical topics with lots of discussion questions. We are primarily composed of adults in their 50s-70s, but all are welcome. This fall we will finish a study of Spiritual Warfare and begin an in-depth study of important words in the Bible, such as listen, soul, Lord, and iniquity. We hope this aids reading and understanding of the Bible.
Teacher: Larry Simeral
 
Chapel Service     9 am     EB 202
The Chapel Sunday School Class, affectionately known as "The Tom and Jerry Class," welcomes folks of all ages and stages. Engage in lively Bible study that alternates between Old and New Testament Scripture. We gather for authentic koinonia fellowship immediately following the 7.45 service.
For more information email Suzie Thompson.
 
Foundations     10.10 am     EB 302
Our class will be doing a four week study on how to handle your emotions called "You're not the Boss of Me" by Andy Stanley. It is a study in Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. Then we will go to the Book of Judges with some of the material on "Right Now Media" "books of the Bible study." One of the goals of our group is to introduce the class to various resources that help us study the Bible all week long then come together on Sunday to discuss what we’ve experienced and learned. All ages and levels of experience are welcome in this class!
Teacher: Hank Mills 
 
Lecture     10.10 am     Darin Travis' Office
The Lecture Class will be doing a deep dive into The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer's exposition of the Sermon on the Mount. This martyred Theologian causes us to think deeply and to take seriously one of Jesus' most important teachings on living in Christian community. ... and we're just kidding about the "Lecture" part of our class name; the Class is more discussion format Book-Club-style. Please join us.
Teacher: Jim Ingram
 
Ed Grant     10.10 am     Dunham Chapel
We will study “Responding to God’s Grace” as found in the Torah and also in Paul’s writings in the New Testament. The focus will be on how God is faithful, what our responses should be to God’s faithfulness, and how our faith leads to holy living.
Teacher: Kris Kirkpatrick
 
 
Children's Sunday School
Elementary Sunday School (K-5th grade, 10.10 am, lower level of the Sanctuary Building)
Pre-Teen Sunday School  (10.10 am, lower level of Sanctuary Building)
"So Loved" Nursery (Birth-PreK, 7.45 - 12.30, first floor of the Education Building)