At First Presbyterian Church, Bible study and discussion are offered for all ages in a variety of formats. We offer adult Sunday School classes, as well as a multi-age class for youth in grades K-12. Sunday School classes meet 9-9:45 each Sunday morning. Below you will find information on each of our classes. You will also find information on many Christian Education opportunities that are available throughout the year.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
The Pathfinders class meets in Room 406, on the upstairs sanctuary level. The primary focus is “seeking God’s path for us through study and prayer.” Currently, the group is using the book study, Simon Peter, by Adam Hamilton.
- Adam Hamilton’s The Call
- Bruce Wilkinson – Secrets of the Vine
- Priscilla Shirer – Discerning the Voice of God
The Fellowship Class
The Fellowship Class meets in the Hospitality Room adjacent to the kitchen in the Family Life Center. This class uses the “Present Word” Adult Sunday School Curriculum, a curriculum of close Bible study that has been popular with Sunday School classes “since Noah and maybe even Adam.”
The “Free-For-All” class meets in our church library with Ray Fraley as the discussion facilitator. This class studies many different topics, from the Lord’s Prayer to the Presbyterian Confessions to reading through the entire Bible in a year. They favor lecture courses taught by DVD and are currently engaged in “The Apocryphal Jesus,” a study from “The Great Courses” series. The first six lessons focus on the wisdom of Proverbs and Psalms.
Multi-Age Youth Class
Children in grades K-12 are invited to meet in Room 301 on the first level across the hall from the church office. Each month, our youth engage in a different Bible story and topic with games, crafts, storytelling, science, and Bible study. The curriculum, Deep Blue, is led by a group of adult teachers on a rotating schedule. The group is currently studying The Ten Commandments and Jesus Lives.
OTHER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Youth Group – The Firebirds
Young people in grades 6-12 meet weekly on Wednesday nights for Bible study and activities. The gatherings begin with supper at 6 p.m., followed by Bible study, games, and activities. All activities are in the Fellowship Hall of the Family Life Center. Throughout the year, the youth group participates in mission opportunities, special events, retreats, and community service.
Our Women’s Circle meets in the Hospitality Room of the Family Life Center on the first Monday of every month at 10:30 a.m. The women meet for Bible study and then enjoy a potluck lunch together at noon. This year the Women’s Circle is focusing on The Ten Commandments, a study from PCUSA Horizons Bible Study. Rhonda Copple leads the Bible study lesson.
Java with Jesus meets at Java Road Espresso Bar, 204 E. College Street, on the second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. This is a small-group Bible study concentrating on the application of Biblical study and teaching to current events. The Wired Word provides the curriculum.
Theology on Tap
Theology on Tap is an evening small-group Bible study using the same curriculum as Java with Jesus. Theology on Tap begins in October 2019 at The Local Café, 113 South Main. Dates and times will be announced.
Evening Studies and Other Periodic Studies
Throughout the year, additional studies are offered to specific groups (Women’s Group, Men’s Group, etc.) and on specific topics or seasons of the liturgical year.