Church School – All Ages

No Church School in July

Church School for ALL AGES will NOT meet in July. We will take this month off to renew and refresh our teachers

 

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.

“The Gospel According to Peanuts”
by Robert L. Short – COMPLETED

Everyone loves Charlie Brown and Snoopy. Find out how Charles Schulz inserted the Gospel into his comic strip on a regular basis. Led by Becky Strack in room 205 on the upper level.

“The Gospel According to the Simpsons:
The Spiritual Life of the World’s Most Animated Family”
by Mark I. Pinsky

How did The Simpsons, one of the most popular television shows in history, go from being attacked by many religious leaders for its lack of family values to being called one of the most theologically relevant programs in prime time? Led by Nathan Jennings in Room 205 on the upper level.

 

See Adult Ed brochure for complete Summer 2017 schedule.

 

Adult Ed brochure