First, Adult Sunday School at First Baptist Church is really multiple Schools, there are five, plus several for youngsters. Each one is an informal discussion group to help with your understanding of the Bible and for you to get to know other people. Check out these Sunday School classes to find the fit that works best for you! We were not created to go through life alone. Sunday School is a great way to find fellowship, make friends, and feel a deeper, more personal connection to your faith and the Bible. The best part is, you don’t have to sign anything, raise your hand, write a check, stand on one foot or recite the Lord’s Prayer out loud.
Plus, no homework, no exams. Quit whenever you want.
No one takes attendance. Don’t like it? Don’t come back.
Sound too good to be true? It couldn’t be easier.
The thorny part is mustering up the courage to pull open a closed door.
When you do, the room will either be empty, or Sunday School.
You can’t walk in or interrupt on anything else.
The areas of discussion are moderated by volunteers who enjoy the fellowship and interaction. There may be printed materials, videos, music, games, even a guest speaker.
Once you go through the door, you will be welcomed without qualification, to experience amazing Christian Discussion. You don’t have to say anything. You can sit and watch and listen, or you can participate. No one will whisper about you if you elect to just listen.
Of the five Sunday Schools, one encourages young adults, and the other four welcome ALL adults. Each class is led by nurturing and committed volunteers.
The Schools are in numbered rooms and easy to find. There are two in the front of the church, just outside the sanctuary, three more down the long hall on the East Side, past the Pastor’s Office:
101 Alpha class (all the way down the hall)
Facilitated by Gary & Pat Woodall Freely explore your Christian faith. Ask questions and share your point of view. A great way to explore life’s biggest questions in a safe and respectful way.
102 Junior/Senior High class (across the hall)
Facilitated by Sharon Payne & Jeani McCammon Finding ways to keep Christ “Cool” for Tweens & Teens because 59% of teens walk away from Christ by their 18th birthday. It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way!
103 Faith & Fellowship (Not quite as far down)
Facilitated by Craig Herndon Look for ways to explore your faith, discuss relevant topics and enjoy fellowship together.
111 BYKOTA (up front – East Side)
(BYKOTA : Be Ye Kind One To Another) Facilitated by Jack Greenwood & Don Rhodes Dig into the Word of God week after week. Join in lively discussions and great fellowship.
112 JOY Sunday School (also up front – West Side)
(JOY: Jesus, Others and You) Facilitated by Wally & Connie Liechty What is your Christian worth? What is important to you? How big is your God? Do you want your children/grandchildren to catch your joy?
The west hall is has Sunday Schools for children of all ages:
114 Little Sprouts (ages 3-5) moderated by various volunteers
115 Nursery (newborn -3) moderated by various volunteers
(the discussion here is often loud and usually about personal needs or comfort)
116 Primary class (Kindergarten)
moderated by Jo Haun & Tricia Herndon
117 Upper Elementary
moderated by Rae Anne Tyra
118 Young Adults moderated by Ted Wagner
You can even show up late and not get the Stink Eye.
Throw open a door and see what happens.
seek, and you will find;
knock, and it will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks receives,
and the one who seeks finds,
and to the one who knocks it will be opened.
Note from the author: I know how much nerve it takes to open a closed door. Is this the right room? What if they all look at me? What if I don’t know anybody? What is someone calls on me? Summon your courage, take the plunge. Find out what Sunday School is all about. There’s an old line in a commercial: “Try It, You’ll Like It”