Adult Sunday School Classes


First Presbyterian Church Franklin is offering several diverse and interesting options to choose from. God calls us to be in community with one another so we might be equipped to be an influence to others. By interacting with others in our church family we challenge each other, learn from one another and become stronger in our faith as followers of Christ. We hope you will take time to visit several classes and find where you connect best.

Adult Forum

Room 208

Dialogue and deep explorations of multiple topics, including the history and confessions of the Presbyterian Church, comparative religions, visions of spirituality, biblical studies, and contemporary issues for Christians. Topics are participant directed and class discussion and participation are encouraged. This is the class that is willing to push the envelope and think in creative, loving, and mindful ways. The fall study will use: Presbyterian Questions, Presbyterian Answers, Revised Edition, by Donald K. McKim.

Contact: Bill Carver (

The Wired Word

Room 214

The lessons will have a biblical foundation on and the topics discussed will be relevant to modern Christ an living through the discussion of current events. We use The Wired Word, an online curriculum and lessons will be sent the prior Friday. World events such as border issues, death of national figures, and even reports on “prosperity gospel”will dictate the topics discussed. Nothing is off limits. Our young adults are especially invited. 

Contacts: Will Crunk ( and Vance Lahey (

Exploration Class

Barr Conference Room 211

Old Testament Ethics: A Guided Tour by John Goldingay. Ethics is not merely about tricky situations or hot topics. Instead, ethics asks questions about what sort of people we are, how we think, what sort of things we do and don't do, and how we ought to live our everyday lives. How might we learn ethics from the Old Testament? Instead of searching for support for our positions or pointing out problems with certain passages, trusted guide John Goldingay urges us to let the Old Testament itself set the agenda. In this volume, readers will encounter what the Old Testament teaches about relationships, work, Sabbath, character, and more. Featuring Goldingay's own translation and sicussion questions for use, Old Testament Ethics: A Guided Tour is a resource for ethics like no other. Topically organized with short, stand-alone chapters, this book is one to keep close at hand.

Contact: Doug Halleen (

feasting on the word

room 206

An in-depth study of the weekly lectionary scripture text using Feasting on the Word curriculum published by West- minster John Knox Press. Open dialogue is encouraged. The texts follow the Revised Common Lectionary that we also follow in worship each Sunday. This fall we will explore texts from James, Mark, and Revelation.

Contacts: Adam Crunk (, Clarke Oldham (, and Jim Skillen (

Living Faith Class

Room 213

Our class uses a video format that allows for thoughtful consideration and discussion. We will use videos by Andy Stanley who is the founder of North Point Ministries. Our group will begin with Stanley's book Me and My Big Fat Mouth. We are a welcoming and friendly class that searches for meaning in today's complex world. 

Contact: Steve Lewis (

Parenting at All Stages and Ages

Music Room 215-B - 9:55 A.M.

A book study class designed to help parents integrate their faith into their everyday life with their families. Podcasts, TED talks, and the book The Stressed Years of Their Lives: Helping Your Kid Survive and Thrive During Their College Yearsby Janet Hibbs and Anthony Rostain will guide our fall and winter discussions. Contacts: Namaste Anderson (, Rhonda Moyers ( and Kim Joiner (

Christian Faith & Life Class

Room 201

A Bible study class that will be focusing on the Gospels using the timeless commentary series written by William Barclay in 1958. The Daily Study Bible series offers wisdom and sparks discussion for each chapter. This is a small but intimate group focused on applying the lessons to daily life and supporting one another with prayer and fellowship. Contact: Missy Kitchings (