All Sunday School classes meet from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
COMMUNITY CLASS :: B209
The Community Class is a class of approximately 35-40 people, teenagers to seventies, who seriously study God's word and seek to serve each other, come and visit us. We're friendly, diverse, and enjoy loving God together. We have rotating teachers who use a variety of teaching styles. We hope to welcome you and serve you.
Contact: David Dean (firstname.lastname@example.org, 403-2013)
CORNERSTONE :: B214
Cornerstone welcomes you to our class! Jesus describes Himself as the Cornerstone that His church would be built upon, a unified body of believers. We seek to build upon Christ’s foundation by having class members share real life experiences, studying topics that are current and relevant to today’s challenges, living in community, parenting, and specific focused studies of the Bible. All are welcome to attend this conversational and casual class. We will start off this fall studying 1 Peter.
Contact: Andy Moss (email@example.com), Kelly Moss (firstname.lastname@example.org)
COVENANT :: B237-239
The Covenant Class consists of around 125 men and women both married and single. We study God’s Word and typically work through books of the Bible. We enjoy fellowship through 4X4 groups which meet on a rotating basis, occasional parties, a spring picnic, and a Christmas time brunch. A traditional favorite of many of our members has been an annual fall breakfast at a pavilion in the Smoky mountains. Even when it has been particularly cold we enjoy a roaring fire, great breakfast and teaching from God’s Word. This fall we will finish studying 2 Peter and then begin a study in Genesis.
Contacts: Bobby Sherwood (670-2010), Dale Keasling (694-5454)
DOULOS :: B226
Our class feels strongly about the benefits of sharing together as Christ’s Body with its varied parts, so our ages range from grade school children to elderly adults, with a mix of single, married, divorced, and widowed members. Our format is to share and pray for each other first, then have an interactive lesson from the scriptures; we sit in concentric circles to facilitate discussion. We have 40-50 in attendance, have a high mission and international involvement, share a monthly lunch, and enjoy an annual retreat together. This fall we will be studying the book of Matthew.
Contacts: Arnie & Sarah Lumsdaine (email@example.com); Raymond & Renee Tucker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
EMMAUS :: B203
Emmaus begins each class with prayer, announcements and encouragement. Prayer requests are sent to the class via email. Our teachers lead the class in short biblical studies in both lecture and discussion format. On the 1st Sunday in January, we have a time of sharing how God worked in our lives in the past year. Our class actively supports and encourages missionaries. We meet in small groups during the week for Bible study and fellowship. We also have a class retreat once a year. Our class members encourage one another when facing tough situations. We have approximately 80-90 in attendance each Sunday. This fall our studies include “running to win”, revival and Genesis.
Contacts: Gary Owens (email@example.com or 693-2053 / 660-1240), David Ackerson (firstname.lastname@example.org or 539-1121)
HOMEBUILDERS :: Parlor
Homebuilders seeks to provide a multi-generational environment for prayer, studying God’s word, fellowship, and sharing one another’s needs and burdens in an atmosphere of thanksgiving and joy…often with laughter. We begin with prayer then study books of the Bible or spiritual topics. We support one another through life’s challenges and celebrate God’s bountiful blessings and answers to prayer. We also enjoy fellowship through seasonal social gatherings. We are a welcoming family of “homebuilders” seeking to glorify and honor the triune God. This fall we will be studying 1 Peter, 1 John, 1 Corinthians 13, and the promises of God.
Contact: Bill Hamel (email@example.com or 806-1073)
INTERNATIONAL CLASS ::B232
This class welcomes international and local friends in a spirit of Christian fellowship, with the understanding that many who visit for the first time have not heard the story of Jesus. Throughout the year we offer many opportunities for fellowship, especially visiting parks and hiking trails in Tennessee together. This fall we are exploring the gospels to discover who Jesus is and why he came to earth.
Contacts: Mike Ballast (firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-0993); Lindon Thomas (email@example.com or 357-2002)
Journeys is an ideal Sunday school class for married couples with children who are seeking community, fellowship and Biblical teaching as they navigate their individual walks with Christ as well as the various seasons of marriage and parenting. Please join us!
Contact: Ashley Baisley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
LIFE TOGETHER FELLOWSHIP :: B207
This class values genuine relationships and strives to encourage one another as we walk out our faith. The class is discussion-oriented and mission-oriented, some class members are very involved with global and local missions. The entire class serves in various children’s ministries on the 3rd Sunday of every month in lieu of meeting together. We have a seasonal potluck fellowship hosted at Cedar Springs or members' homes. We are also committed to doing life together through regularly praying for and with each other. We will start this fall hearing from a collection of both short-term and full-time missionaries and then Bible study thereafter.
Contact: Mike Taylor (email@example.com)
LIVE AND LEARN :: B230
Committed to the idea that correct doctrine leads to correct practice, “Live and Learn” is a multi-generational class focused on studying books of the Bible and theological principles, seeking to equip its members with solid doctrinal knowledge rooted in the eternal Word of God. This fall we will be studying the Pauline epistles, starting with Ephesians.
Contact: Darren Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
NEW CREATIONS :: B201
New Creations is made up of a mix of couples and singles ranging in ages from mid-40s to 80s. Lessons are taught in a relaxed fashion where class questions and insights are encouraged. Monthly fellowship and service opportunities help to generate a good sense of family among our members. This fall we will be studying Galatians.
Contacts: Ed (384-8162) & Donna Guion (384-8161)
OPEN BOOK ::B210
Open Book enjoys studying the Bible a book at a time. Each week we read a chapter and then have group discussion. We have prayer requests at the beginning of each class. We also try to have a class social on a quarterly basis. Our class is made up mostly of couples, ages 40 to 60, averaging about 15 people. We do not meet when Team Kids is canceled. This fall we are studying Acts.
Contact: Judy Randazzo (email@example.com)
PURSUIT :: B242
Facilitated by five mentor couples, the Pursuit class is made up of marrieds and singles in their 20’s and 30’s. Our teaching is Scripture-based and focuses on Christ-centered, missions-focused discipleship, allowing for much discussion. Periodically we have a panel discussion where our mentor couples field questions from the class. We sponsor several small group Bible studies for men, women, and couples; support one missionary family; have organized socials; participate in ongoing service opportunities; and seek to care for and shepherd one another. This fall we will be studying Philippians, the sovereignty of God, and then practical discipleship.
Contact: John Lyons (Jrlyonsii@knology.net or 806-8375)
SAINTS ALIVE :: B223
We have 35-40 members, with both couples and singles in attendance. We start each class with a time of coffee, tea, and snacks to give everyone opportunity to visit and get to know visitors. We enjoy a time of worship (with piano accompaniment), followed by sharing prayer requests and prayer. We study books of the Bible with ample time for discussion. During the week, we check in with class members as needed, particularly if they are dealing with illness, medical procedures, or other needs. Our class culture is one of prayer, fellowship, fun, caring, and study. This fall we are studying Romans.
Contact: Randy & Carol Overbey (firstname.lastname@example.org or 539-2776)
SEEKERS :: B228
Scripture - Prayer - Fellowship. These three words are the cornerstones for our class. All class lessons are scripture based, usually a study from a book of the Bible or a topic supported by scripture. We pray each week for each other, our church and beyond. We never exhaust our desire for fellowship together whether surrounding class time and occasionally at a more fun evening or event. Any and all are welcome. This fall we are doing a study on “faith, hope, joy and peace” followed by a study of Habakkuk.
Contacts: Chris & Sally Scott (email@example.com)
SPEAK OUT :: Conference Center
We named our class “Speak Out” when we were formed as an encouragement to each of us to tell others what the Lord has done for us. Our studies are usually for a couple of months and we encourage discussion. We are strongly committed to being care givers to each other. We are made up mainly of couples and singles of retirement age but we welcome all ages to our class. This fall we are studying Romans.
Contacts: George Dilworth (firstname.lastname@example.org, cell 250-5583; home 966-6002); Monty Montgomery (email@example.com, cell 806-6870; home 693-8176)
WOMEN'S STUDY :: B212
Women’s Study is for every woman: married and single, mothers and childless, older and younger. We have a strong commitment to learn about Jesus through studying Scripture, seeking to follow him, and encouraging one another in our journeys. Come join us! This fall we will be studying Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst, focusing on understanding rejection, love, and how past rejection impacts our current relationships.
Contact: Rebekah Peterson (firstname.lastname@example.org)