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.

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: resumes March 6, 2022; location TBD
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.

Enneagram Class

Location: Cheek House Dining Room
Led by: Abbi Rodriguez
Life stage: Adults of all ages

Join Certified Enneagram Teacher Abbi Rodriguez in the Enneagram Sunday School class this fall as we look at our personalities and our Christian faith through the lens of the Enneagram. This Sunday School class is designed for those that already know their Enneagram Type as we will take a deeper dive into understanding the gifts and blind spots of our personality that directly impact our spiritual growth. This class will incorporate interactive teachings as well as group discussions to process the information. Please reach out to Abbi at enneagramspace@gmail.com to let her know you’re interested in attending or if you have any questions.

Family Fellowship Class

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

This class for parents of young children will be led by Ryan Moore.

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.  This semester we will host an astrophysicist, librarian, postdoctoral fellow, and assistant dean all from Vanderbilt or Vanderbilt Divinity School, as well as a public historian of religion.


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. Currently the class focus is Turning Points, significant events in church history.

Marriage Beginnings Class

January 30-March 6

Location: Vance Hall
Led by: Pastors, church members, and family counseling professionals
Life stage: Engaged couples and those who have been married for less than 5 years

Marriage is a gift from God and preparing for this relationship—before and after the ceremony—is vital. We encourage engaged and newly married couples to join us for Marriage Beginnings, a six-week class being offered this winter. This seminar will address the biblical meaning of marriage, explore common issues that couples face, and provide vital tools to help navigate your relation- ship. Whether you are in the first years of marriage, engaged, or thinking about getting married, please join us as we work toward glorifying our Lord in the way we love our spouses. Contact Rev. Josh Rodriguez at jrodriguez@fpcnashville.org to sign up.

Young Adults Class

Location: Bryant Conference Room
Led by: Rev. Josh Rodriguez
Life stage: Post college young adults

The Young Adults Class is currently studying the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans.

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