All Classes Meet 9:45 – 10:45am
Sunday School Classes
The Gathering spends time connecting through friendships, developing community, and navigating through Scripture. Teaching topics are relevant to young adults and usually involve a conversational style. The Gathering connects young adults from all walks of life: singles, couples, families, and young professionals.
The Sunday Study
In this Sunday morning Bible study, we will watch a 5-8 minute video produced by the BibleProject, followed by reading related Bible passages and a guided discussion. The topics will range from theological concepts to the Biblical definitions of joy and justice, to the character of God, and more. The BibleProject is a non-profit organization helping people experience the Bible as a unified story that leads to Jesus. Our class will not meet on the second Sunday of each month so that participants can serve the church by volunteering in the Children’s Ministry.
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.
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. We begin with prayer then study books of the Bible or topics. We support one another through life’s challenges and celebrate God’s blessings and answers to prayer. We also enjoy fellowship through seasonal social gatherings.
Doulos strongly values brothers and sisters in Christ of all ages and stages sharing life together. 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 a high mission and international involvement, share a monthly lunch, and enjoy an annual retreat together.
Life Together Fellowship
The Life Together class desires to grow in rich fellowship with God and one another through studying and discussing God’s word and worshiping together. We seek to develop close community as we bear one another’s burdens, pray together, and encourage each other to live missionally. The entire class serves in CSPC children’s ministries on the third Sunday of every month. We enjoy getting together outside the class throughout the year. Visitors are always welcome to join our discussion format class!
The Covenant Class studies and discusses God’s word, typically working through books of the Bible. We enjoy fellowship at the beginning of each class along with occasional gatherings, 4X4 groups, a spring picnic, a fall breakfast at a pavilion in the Smoky Mountains, and a Christmas season brunch.
As a group of believers in our 60’s, the cornerstones of the Seekers class are Bible study, prayer, fellowship, and encouragement. Our desire is to honor God by “seeking” Him in our discipleship of one another, service in our church, and our involvement in local and global ministries.
Class activities include scripture-based Sunday school teaching, ladies’ monthly dinners, seasonal fellowships such as spring and fall picnics, small group dinners (3×3’s), and Christmas parties.
We also communicate through weekly email updates, an optional Facebook group, and Zoom (as necessary).
If you are “seeking” a place to grow and serve His kingdom, then we would love for you to join us. All ages are welcome.
New Creations is made up of a mix of both couples and singles ranging in ages from 50s to 90s. Lessons are taught in a relaxed fashion where class questions and discussion are encouraged. We are currently studying 1 Peter and we will follow that up with 2 Peter in the Fall. Monthly fellowship and service opportunities help to generate a good sense of family among classmates.
The Cornerstone Adult Sunday School class attempts to be a reflection of the early church. We gather weekly to study God’s word and encourage one another through the sharing of our lives. Prayer is a key component of our time and serves as an avenue for us to support one another. Our class regularly does mission projects within the community through class member connections, the church, and other local mission organizations. Finally, our class gathers on a quarterly basis at someone’s home for food and fellowship. Most of the class attendees have children ranging from middle school to college age.
Facilitated by mentor couples, Pursuit 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.
The Saints Alive Class, each Sunday, consists of a good time of fellowship over coffee and snacks, a time of updating prayer needs, and a time of Bible Study, either topical or from a particular book of the Bible. A hallmark of the class is hoping to make everyone feel welcome from the moment they enter the classroom. We are primarily aged 60+, but not entirely, so all are invited. Going forward, we will remain Bible-based, of course, placing emphasis on personal growth, discipleship, and ministry to others.
Live and Learn
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. 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 project is Operation Christmas Child.