We offer many classes for Bible Study on Sunday mornings from 9:45 - 10:30. We hope you will join us as we study God's word. We have a wonderful group of dedicated teachers to lead us. Below is a listing of our classes:
Nursery and Toddler Classes - Located across from the Sanctuary. Marka Burns, Erica Roberts, and Morgan Stratton are our paid nursery and toddler teachers.
Preschool and Kindergarten Class - Located across from the Sanctuary. Timmy Campbell and Cindy McCann, teachers
Grades 1 and 2 - Located on the third floor of the Moffatt building and easily accessed from the front elevator near the sanctuary. Teachers: Gary Forman, Kara Johnson, Jaime McKown, and Doris Wallace
Grades 3, 4, and 5 - Located on third floor of the Moffatt building. Teachers: Karen Sigler, Peggy Williams, and Laura Hughes
Middle School (grades 6-8) and High School (grades 9-12) - Located in the Youth Suite. Teachers: Rev. Marcus Pernell and other adult volunteers
At FBC we want to provide a safe and stimulating place for people to ask questions, explore, learn and grow on their journey of faith.
The study of scripture is vital to our ability to be the presence of Christ and reflect the nature of God. The Bible invites us to look at God, the world and even ourselves in ways that make it possible for us to reflect upon the meaning of life and our role in it.
This is why we take Bible study seriously, value each person’s perspective, and welcome everyone’s questions. We invite you to visit one or more of these groups that meet on Sundays at 9:45 a.m.
Cellar Dwellers: Located in Heritage Hall in the front hallway next to the nursery. Teacher:s: Dwight Lovan and Rick Mason
This class is made up of a diverse membership. Ages run from poised, mature 20 somethings to young and vibrant 70 somethings and all decades in between. Some are married couples, some unmarried, some divorced, some divorced and remarried, some single, etc. Most are parents of older children.
Our study is done in community with weekly smiles and laughter for all in attendance.
Charis: Located in the Nexus area across from fellowship hall. Teacher: Keith Stillwell
Named after the Greek word for “Grace” this class is composed of younger adults, both married and single. Some have children and some do not. We are a community that values discussion and building relationships with each other as we grow in our love and understanding of Christ.
We utilize Faith element curriculum which uses multimedia and discussion to provide relevant Bible Study in a changing world.
Mustard Seeds: Located in the mustard yellow classroom behind the sanctuary. Teacher: Dan Hughes
The general age range of the Mustard Seeds is 30-50+ year olds, single and married.
This class typically uses two of the four lectionary texts for the week (Old Testament/New Testament/Psalm/Epistle) as a basis for discussion. The goal of the class is to not only enhance class members' understanding of the Scripture, but also to look to The Word for guidance, direction, and inspiration in our daily journey.
Discovery Class: Located in the sanctuary which is handicap accessible. Teacher: Joe Manning
This class is open to all adults regardless of age or marital status.
We use the Smyth and Helwys Formations literature. Our purpose is to pray for one another, read the scripture aloud, and apply God's Word to our everyday lives.
Golden Circle Class: Located near the balcony entrance on the 2nd floor of the Moffatt education building. Teacher: Anne Wesley Mayes
This class is for women. The Golden Circle invites omen of all ages to attend.
Study includes teachings from Scripture with life application. Smyth and Helwys Formations curriculum and Reflections devotional guide are our primary resource. We enjoy fellowship and friendship as well as prayerful support of one another.
Keystone Class: Located in the classroom inside the fellowship hall near the back entrance of the church. Teachers: Ralph Divine and Scotty Campbell
The Keystone class is comprised of senior adult men age 60 and above.
Study includes readings from Scripture and discussion of materials provided in Smyth and Helwys Formations curriculum.
Pairs and Spares: Located by the balcony door in the second floor of the Moffatt building. Teachers: Greg Gaby, Jim Richardson, and Don Hines
General age range: 55+ men and women. This class is comprised of married and single folks.
We use The Connections curriculum which presents an ecumenical mix of traditional Bible study (NRSV) and contemporary insight. Following the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL), Connections provides our class with a plan for reading and studying the Bible. It often corresponds to the sermon of the day. Our discussions help in knowing the content of the Bible, understanding its message, and responding to that message by living a life of faith and love.
Pollyanna Class: Located on the second floor of the Moffatt education building and left off of the elevator. Teachers: Carolyn McElroy, Adell Kemper, and Rosie Smith.
The Pollyanna class is a women's Bible Study class. Member ages range from 50-80+.
Much of our study is taken from the Smyth and Helwys Formations curriculum. Everyone has the opportunity to discuss and have input for each lesson. We strive to understand God's word and demonstrate His love and grace through our actions. In addition, the class places an emphasis on support for each other through struggling and difficult times. We also reach out to those in need in our church and our community.
Sojourners: Located in the Nexus room, second classroom on the right. Teachers: Elaine Greer, Janie Forman, Joel Jones, and Melinda Simpson
All ages are welcome. Both men and women, couples and singles, make up the Sojourners class.
Different members of the class serve as teachers on a monthly basis with each one bringing a unique approach to Bible study. We use Nurturing Faith curriculum to guide our discussion.
For more information on the curriculum used at First Baptist Church by the adult classes, see the following: