All Classes Meet 9:45 – 10:45am
Sunday School Classes
Life Together Fellowship
The International Class welcomes friends from other countries in the spirit of Christian fellowship as we share the good news of the Bible story, with the understanding that many who visit our class for the first time have not heard about Jesus, the love of God, and the purpose of life. In addition to those who attend our weekly Sunday morning class in person, interactive online attendance is available through Zoom invitation link. Our dedicated teaching team members, with a broad range of personal international experience, come from various professional backgrounds that include business, engineering & sciences, missionary service, and teaching. In order to provide additional opportunities for developing friendships and enjoying adventurous experiences the class also regularly schedules group activities such as hiking, biking, camping, and potluck dinner parties, as well as group or personal in-home meals and visits.
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.
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.
Facilitated by four mentor couples, the Pursuitclass focuses on biblical issues surrounding relationships and discipleship with an emphasis on individuals, couples, and young families in their late 20s through early 40s. Most of our couples are “young married” and have started their family.
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. We are currently engaged in a series entitled “Exploring the Holy Spirit” since Galatians 5 teaches us to walk in the Spirit and keep in step with the Spirit. 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, and we have several each week who join the class by Zoom. Going forward, we will remain Bible-based, placing emphasis on personal growth, discipleship, and ministry to others. We are located down the Missions Hallway, just past the Welcome Desk and Welcome Center. Please contact Randy Overbey (865-805-7870) or at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Young Adults is a community for men and women who are in their twenties but out of college. These years are exciting but full of transitions and challenging opportunities. Come make friends and be encouraged in your faith. We are here to help you navigate what it looks like to follow Jesus during this formative time. This will happen through teaching, discussion, and (mostly) donuts. We also offer weekly community groups, events, meals, and monthly worship nights. Text “adulting” to 865-205-6362 or follow us on the gram @cspc_youngadults.
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.
New Creations is made up of a mix of couples and singles ranging from 50s to 90s. Lessons are taught in a relaxed fashion where class questions and discussion are encouraged. We are currently studying 2 Peter, and a study of Jude is to follow. Monthly fellowship and service opportunities help to generate a good sense of family among classmates.
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.
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.
The Covenant Class studies books of the Bible and, over the last few years has studied a number of both Old Testament and New Testament books. We will begin to study the book of Hebrews in August 2022. Our class includes singles and married couples. We enjoy fellowship on Sunday mornings and several fellowship times throughout the year, including small group dinners, a Spring picnic, a Fall Sunday School class meeting at a pavilion in the Smokies, a Christmas season brunch, and other activities. We would love to have you join us!