Adult Sunday School Classes

MOST CLASSES MEET EVERY SUNDAY FROM 9:45 A.M. TO 10:30 A.M.

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 (carv1405@bellsouth.net)


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 (wwcrunk21@gmail.com) and Vance Lahey (vancelahey@gmail.com)

Exploration Class

Barr Conference Room 211

A spirited discussion class with in depth conversation on regarding the impact a faith-based book has on our lives, our

family, and our community. Class members rotate leadership and the book changes about twice every semester. The opening book will be The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers: Spiritual Insights from the Worlds Most Beloved Neighbor, by Amy Hollingsworth. 
Contact: Doug Halleen (doug.halleen@mentorakid.org

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 (adam.crunk@gmail.com) and Clarke Oldham (oldhamfamily@bellsouth.net)

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 beginning series will be entitled Right in the Eye which addresses a part of the American Dream that says, "I can do what I want, when I want and with whom I want...as long as it doesn't hurt anybody." We are a welcoming and friendly class that searches for meaning in today's complex world. 

Contact: Steve Lewis (stevelewis22@comcast.net

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 Hope for the Future: Answering Gods Call to Justice for our Children, by Shannon Daley-Harris will guide our fall and winter discussions. Contacts: Sarah Fox (sarahfox87@gmail.com), Christi Granstaff (cgransta1213@gmail.com) and Kim Joiner (kjoiner@fpcfranklin.org)

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 (missy@kitchings.net)