2022 Sunday School Classes

In a large church such as ours, a Sunday School class offers a great opportunity to develop friendships and enjoy Christian community. The weekly rhythm of Sunday provides a regular opportunity to gather with others and study the Christian faith. Our adult Sunday morning program includes a variety of regular classes with a wide range of sizes, formats, and content. Leadership is drawn from among church staff, church members, and professional guests. See the descriptions of current classes as you search for one that might be right for you. Visitors are always welcome. For assistance, contact Rev. Sarah Bird Kneff, Associate Pastor for Discipleship and Engagement, at sbird@fpcnashville.org.

Summer 2022 Class Schedules

Many classes have scheduling changes over the summer. Find the summer schedule for each class below.

  • Coffee & Bible Class | Memorial Library | Meets during summer months
  • Cornerstone Class | Vance Hall | Meets through July 31; resumes Sept. 18
  • Discipleship Class | Witherspoon Room | Meets during summer months
  • Family Fellowship Class | Jones Session Room | Meets during summer months
  • Good News Class | Room L-207 | Meets during summer months
  • June Ramsey Class | Cheek House Living Room | Meets during summer months
  • LOGOS Class | Stanford Chapel | Meets during summer months
  • College Class | Bryant Conference Room | June 5 – July 31

Coffee & Bible Class

Location: Memorial Library
Led by: Class members
Life stage: Adults of all ages

This small group study is Bible based with an emphasis on God’s word as a guide to our daily walk with Christ.  Bring your Bible and a cup of coffee and join our fellowship where discussion and digging deep into scripture are an integral part of the class.  Class involvement helps strengthen our faith journey as we build connections to the church community.

Cornerstone Class

Location: Vance Hall
Led by: John Hollins, Chris Kirkland, Ben Merrill, Darryl Thompson, and Julia Wilk
Life stage: Adults in their late 30s-50s
The Cornerstone class involves short lectures followed by facilitated discussion.

Discipleship Class

Location: Witherspoon Room
Led by: Charlie Bryan Sr., David Goodcase, and Jim Cawood
Life stage: Adults of all ages

This Bible-based class often engages in line-by-line study of Scripture.  Currently we are studying the Gospel of John.

Family Fellowship Class

Location: Jones Session Room
Led by: Dr. Ryan Moore
Life stage: Parents of young children

The Family Fellowship Class, taught by Pastor Ryan Moore, provides a space for parents to connect with one another and gain insight from Scripture on raising a family. Adults in any stage of the parenting journey are welcome to join us in the Jones Session Room during the education hour on Sunday mornings.

Good News Class

Location: L-207 (with virtual option)
Led by: Rev. John Musgrave
Life stage: Adults of all ages

The Good News Class will be examining Celtic Christianity.  The study will begin by tracing Christianity to Great Britain during the Roman era.  Then, we will follow its journey to Ireland after the Roman withdrawal.  From Ireland Christianity will spread to Scotland via the Ile of Iona.  After making its claim on Scotland, this vibrant Christianity will move into northern England.  In the seventh century it will encounter Roman Church moving up from southern England.  At the Synod of Whitby the two will reconcile.  The class will study the emphasizes of Celtic Christianity and how they might be helpful for us today.

June Ramsey Class

Location: Cheek House Living Room (with virtual option)
Led by: Guest speakers coordinated by Scott Pearson
Life stage: Adults of all ages

This class offers a range of guest speakers from outside the church to discuss a variety of spiritual topics. The June Ramsey class has adopted John Polkinghorne’s The Faith of a Physicist: Reflections of a Bottom-Up Thinker for our summer reading. It covers Polkinghorne’s reasonings on why he confesses the Apostle’s Creed and walks through a part of the creed in each chapter. Scott Pearson, class leader will provide a verbal summary of the chapter each week for those who have not read the text. Class members can buy their own copy of the book wherever books are sold.

LOGOS Class

Location: Stanford Chapel (with virtual option)
Led by: Dr. Stuart Gordon
Life stage: Adults of all ages

The Logos Class is a lecture-oriented class led by Dr. Stuart Gordon.  Each week, Stuart offers encouragement for daily discipleship by means of careful reading of a scripture passage, reflection upon theological tradition, and interpretation of contemporary connections.

In May and June, Dr. Stuart Gordon and Rev. Josh Rodriguez will teach a class titled Reasons to Believe (or Not): Faith Among Vampires. Using the Netflix series Midnight Mass, we will look at the life of Riley Flynn, a young adult who has lost his childhood faith. The show, which qualifies for the horror genre, may not be your preferred viewing. Fear not, though; you need not watch the show to participate in the class. Each week’s class will feature scripture, cultural analysis, and reflection on Christian mission. Riley Flynn wrestles with all the issues that Christians encounter in our day: the reality of evil, the presence of people of other faiths, the “disenchantment” of the world in this age of science, sensitivity to the abuses of religious power, and the question of personal autonomy in matters of identity. If you choose to stream the show, you need not binge-watch it. We’ll follow it in a roughly chronological fashion. Stuart and Josh invite you to join them in the Stanford Chapel in May and June for this special study.

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