Adult Classes

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.


Join us at 9:00 AM each week for Sunday Wonder Hour.


Class Zoom links can be accessed by clicking on the image next to each class description.

  • The Bible Class, Room 207

    A focus on ancient history in the Holy Land during a time span of 960 B.C. through 135 A.D.  This fall the group will be viewing videos based on Genesis, then moving into studies of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Holy Land.

    Contacts: Hugh DuPree (hughjdupree@gmail.com) and Duke Ellis (familyellisd@bellsouth.net)

  • Christian Faith & Life Class, Room 206
    (Hybrid on ZOOM)

    A Bible study class that offers a hybrid of in-person and on Zoom. 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 (missy@kitchings.net) and Barb Heerman (barb.heerman@gmail.com )

  • Exploration Class, Room 211 (Barr Conference Room) (HYBRID ON ZOOM

    Elusive Grace: Loving Your Enemies While Striving for God's Justice” by Scott Black Johnston

     

    The United States is suffering through a season of social and political division unseen since the Civil War. Unrest over long-standing social (especially racial) injustices are confronting new, antidemocratic perspectives and practices. So much is at stake. Will this country fulfill or abandon its historic commitment to equality and civil liberties? Can a nation so divided come together again?

    These questions cut to the core of the beliefs articulated by Christian communities. How can we as people of faith reconcile the call to participate in God's ongoing struggle for justice while not losing our souls to hatred? How can we love our enemies in this time? Scott Black Johnston believes that there is a way to pursue this difficult work and that people of faith can light the way. He encourages us to recommit to our highest principles―our virtues―and to turn hearts poisoned by cynicism into instruments of love.

    From his pulpit in midtown Manhattan, just one block from Trump Tower, Johnston has a unique perspective on the ideological discord tearing at the nation's fabric. From there, he raises a moral voice that beckons us to become better neighbors, better citizens, better human beings. He calls for the church to model robust advocacy for justice, without denying the full humanity of those on the other side of the argument.

    This provocative book brings the wisdom of Scripture into conversation with such diverse minds as Emily Dickinson, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ayn Rand, and Mister Rogers. Johnston's prose is by turns erudite and poignant, yet always insightful. He offers not just words of hope but a prescribed course of action for individuals and communities alike, as we look to mend our souls and restore our civic life. (From Amazon book description) 


    Contact: Doug Halleen (doug.halleen@mentorakid.org)

  • Feasting on the Word, Room 210

    An in-depth study of the weekly lectionary scripture text using Feasting on the Word curriculum published by Westminster John Knox Press. Open dialogue is encouraged. The texts follow the Revised Common Lectionary that we also follow in worship each Sunday. Contacts: Adam Crunk (adam.crunk@gmail.com); Clarke Oldham (oldhamfamily@bellsouth.net)

  • Living Faith Class, Room 208 (ZOOM

    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. We are a welcoming and friendly class that searches for meaning in today's complex world. Contacts: Anne Parsons (anneparsons@comcast.net) and Margaret Whiteside (jonesjays05@gmail.com)

  • keeping current as a christian, Room 213

    We will offer a variety of topics for discussion based on current events using podcasts and news articles. We always encourage respecting other’s point of view and learn from

    listening and discussing in our safe, Christian community. Contacts: Brian Kissel (btk7m@yahoo.com) and Mary Sellers Shaw (msshaw@fpcfranklin.org)