Christian education is a vital part of our ministry. In addition to classes for children and youth, the following adult classes are available during Sunday School in the Education Building from 10:10 AM to 10:50 AM. All of the classes are a blend of ages, singles, couples and genders.
Proverbs 17 (Room 208)
Proverbs 17:17 says, “A friend loves at all times and a brother is born for diversity.” Proverbs 27:17 says “As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” These two verses are the guiding lights for the class. Primarily lecture style, but through in-depth study and engaged conversation, strong friendships are built on biblical principles. This class is suited for those who want to be rooted in God’s Word and grow spiritually. This class is diverse in attracting people from all ages and genders as well as married couples, singles and those who have been divorced.
Pairs and Spares (Room 214)
The name of the class represents the composite of the class – some attend with spouses and some do not. Members select study topics and change about three times a year. Past topics have included books of both the old and new testaments, world religions, cults and topics to live as bold and confident Christians. Current and upcoming study topics include prayer and mainline denominations in the United States and the world. Members of the group participate in lively discussion each week as they they interpret scripture and discern its application to everyday life. The class is dedicated to helping others in the church and community. It supports the church’s Salkehatchie All Year (SAY) project as well as God’s Storehouse, individuals on mission trips, families in crises in the area, and has provided resources for church building maintenance. This class encourages and invites adults of any age to visit for a dynamic and enjoyable Sunday morning study time.
Kingdom Seekers (Room 216)
A diverse class in age ranging from the 20s to 60s with the majority of class being parents with young children through college students. Members describe themselves as a dynamic, animated, energetic, enthusiastic and an outspoken class. The leader facilitates through readings, while volunteers takes turn reading the scripture. Everyone actively provides interpretation, insight and understanding of the scriptures and its application today, infusing conversation with humor and laughter.
Overcomers (Room 212)
Comprised mostly of married couples over age 30, this is a facilitator led class where books of the Bible are studied to learn how to apply to current life events. The leader encourages group discussion to draw out interpretation from everyone. Materials are chosen by the class and past studies have included Luke-Be Courageous by Warren Wiersbe, Passion Bible Studies, Efird Bible Study by Mickey Efird, Fruit of the Spirit-Life Bible Study by Hazel Offneer and Advent Study-Gospel of Matthew-Faith Connections-Word Action.