BLT (Bible, Learning, Teaching)
Leader: Dulaney Wood (dwood007@@aol.com)
Location: Room 1 (just off the Fellowship Hall)
The BLT class does 6 to 8 week studies by outstanding scholars and writers. We will have a short 20 to 30 minute video that is followed by class discussion. Class is formatted so that study ahead of time or attendance every week is not required. Each lesson can stand on its own. We have done studies by Max Lucado, Ray Vander Lann, Adam Hamilton, Jennie Allen, John Ortberg, Rob Bell, Jessica LaGrone, James Moore, Kyle Idleman and many others. We will have special Advent and Easter studies. All of our studies are to intended to help us grow in our walk with Christ. We strive to become better Christians in our life, our work, and our relationships. The BLT class welcomes you to visit with us on August 19 for our open house. At that time you can see what we have studied in the last year. We will be finishing up our summer programming through August and will kick off our new year on the second Sunday of September. At that time we will review our years worth of programming with video trailers and an outline of each study we will be doing. It is a great time to see what and when we will be studying. We look forward to seeing you!
Leader: Ross Stinetorf (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Location: Room 123
Coffee, pastries, and group discussion. The class discussions are based on the Bible and current issues. We will use The Wired Word this fall and look at what is happening in the world and how we respond as Christians.
FISH (Friends in Service to Him)
Leader: Matt Wood (email@example.com)
Location: Room 2 (Just off the Fellowship Hall)
FISH Sunday School is made up of parents with young children (babies-elementary) who enjoy meeting together weekly and at other times throughout the year. We use The Wired Word each week where we discuss a news story and see how Scripture informs what is going on in the world.
Leader: Dr. Jim Heidinger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Location: Room 107
This class follows a Bible Study curriculum with a wonderful quarterly and a supplemental Illustrated Bible Life resource. The make-up of the class is older adults, many of whom are long-time members at First Church, but that is not a limitation or requirement at all. Any age-group is welcome.
Leader: Keith Cooper (email@example.com)
Location: Room 111
We seek to learn more about how we fit in the narrative of God’s Story and how discipleship fits in our homes. As a class we will pick a book of the Bible to read and discuss a chapter per week basis. All ages are welcome!
Leader: Frances Abell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Location: Room 222
A wonderful class covering a variety of topics, news events, and Biblical approaches. All ages are welcome!
Spiritual Growth Class
Leaders: Nell & Chris Alford (email@example.com)
Location: Room 223
This fall we will be reading and discussing two books. First, we will read Seeing Gray in a World of Black by Adam Hamilton. Second, we will read Seeing Black and White in a Gray World by Dr. Bill Arnold. Join us for great conversation and fellowship as we seek to grow in our faith and our spiritual formation.
Leader: Dr. Bill Arnold (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Location: West Chapel
All ages and walks of life welcome. Scholar led class covering various books of the Bible and thematic approaches. This Fall we’ll be starting a new study, “The Gospel According to Moses.”
Young Professionals Class
Leaders: Eric & Jean Ezell (jeanezell@windstream.
Location: Rokeby Conference Room
For Fall, we are discussing various topics that are current in todays news and how that relates to our walk with God. One of our first few discussions will be a review of the various ministries FUMC is involved on and off campus and how we can help as individuals, couples or class. Truly we go off the cuff from discussions like finances and what the Bible teaches, friendships, witnessing in the workplace, handling in-law demands, sportsmanship to the Bible, get to know Todd Nelson, etc.
New Classes Beginning
This fall we have two new classes beginning! John Phillips and Bryan Mullins are excited to start a men’s Sunday School class (Room 14) and Cassidy Baas will begin a women’s Sunday School class (Room 12). Join them for a look at how we live out our faith in every day life.
Trying to Find the Right Fit?
At First Church, our priority for Spiritual growth is that each member and visitor finds a community of fellow disciples in which God is calling him or her to grow deeper in faith. Thus we encourage you to visit various Sunday School classes and small groups in which you have interest until you discover this call. Interested in starting a new group? Contact Carol Cooper, email@example.com.