2502 E. College Ave.
Bloomington, IL 61704
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Church School – All Ages

The purpose of Church School is to grow disciples and to build community. It is here that FBC discusses Jesus’ teachings in small group settings every Sunday morning. We value this time as it allows us to delve deeper and to apply what we learn from the Bible to our daily lives as we strive to embody Christ in today’s world. The small group setting allows us to get to know each other and share our thoughts, struggles, and joys – and form lasting and meaningful relationships.

Because it is so important to our faith, there are classes for all ages, from infants to senior adults. Many of the adult classes also include social activities outside of the church to further connect with one another. We invite everyone to attend a Church School class between 9:30-10:30am each Sunday morning.

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Children and Youth

Proverbs 22:6
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Classes for children and youth are located in individual classrooms on the first and second floors of the education wing. Childcare is provided for infants and toddlers. The children’s curriculum is Deep Blue from Cokesbury. The youth use the Smyth & Helwys curriculum.

There are individual classrooms on the first floor for these ages:

  • Infants and Toddlers – Room 103
  • Ages 2 & 3 – Room 103
  • Ages 4-Kindergarten – Room 106

Second floor classrooms are designated for the following classes:

  • Grades 1-2 – Room 204
  • Grades 3-5 – Room 202
  • Grades 6-8 – Room 4 on lower level
  • Grades 9-12 – Room 6 on lower level
Adult Education Study Groups

Psalm 25:4-5
Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

Several adult classes are held every Sunday morning. Below is an overview of our current offerings.

Smyth HelwysMeets Weekly (All Year)

Join this traditional adult study that follows the lectionary cycle of the Bible. Engage in lively discussions and learn life applications of how the scriptures come alive to us today. Crusader Group led by Gordon Ropp. Meets in the Library on the main level. Pathfinder Group co-led by Fred Moore and Roger Bridges meets in room 206 on the upper level.

“Parenting Beyond Your Capacity”
by Reggie Joiner & Carey Nieuwhof

September 17 to October 8, 2017

Engage your family in a bigger story, a story that involves more than just your family – one that involves other influences who are on a journey to discover why a relationship with God really matters. 

Led by Phil Grizzard and meets in room 2 on the lower level.

“Forgiveness Finding Peace by Letting Go” 
by Adam Hamilton

September 17 to October 8, 2017

Over time the tiny pebbles and giant boulders we carry weight us down and break more than our spirit. In seeking and finding forgiveness, we experience pardon and restoration, which offer a new beginning.

Led by Joyce Benton and meets in room 205 on the upper level.

“Emotionally Healthy Spirituality”
~CANCELLED~

October 15 to November 5, 2017

Emotional health and contemplative spirituality, when interwoven together, offer nothing short of a spiritual revolution, transforming the hidden places deep beneath the surface of our lives.

Led by Jennifer Devine and meets in room 205 on the upper level.

Mission Outreach Sundays

Join us on Labor Day, Easter, and Memorial Day for a hands-on Mission project and event. Events could include shopping, crafts, packing, or who knows – maybe even eating!

“Books of Ruth & Esther Life Lessons”
by Max Lucado

October 15 to November 26, 2017

Throughout the book of Ruth we are reminded that God can pick up the shambles of our lives and weave them together to make something beautiful. As for Esther, we are taught that sometimes we have to face life with courage – but God gives us the strength. 

Led by Rich Clemmons and meets in room 2 on the lower level.

Advent Study

December 3 to December 24, 2017

How are we preparing for the best gift ever? Take a moment and see how to really enjoy the gift given to each of us in the baby Jesus. 

Led by Becky Strack and meets in room 205 on the upper level.

 

See Adult Ed brochure for complete Fall 2017 schedule.