2024 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 Stuart Gordon, Sr. Associate Pastor.

2024 Class Offerings

  • Bible & Coffee Class | Memorial Library
  • Confirmation 201 | OHS Board Room
  • Cornerstone Class | Vance Hall
  • Current Issues Class | L-200
  • Discipleship Class | Witherspoon Room
  • Fellowship Class | Jones Session Room
  • Good News Class | Room L-207
  • June Ramsey Class | Cheek House Living Room
  • Life Together | L-203
  • LOGOS Class | Stanford Chapel

Bible & Coffee Class

  • Location: Memorial Library
  • Led by: Marty & Betty Dickens
  • 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.


Confirmation 201

  • Location: OHS Board Room
  • Leader: Dr. Jonathan Cahill 
  • Life stage:  Parents of Confirmands and adults of all ages

Karl Barth was fond of saying that theology is always a matter of “beginning once again at the beginning.” This class will track with the 6th-grade confirmation class as they journey through the New City Catechism and think together anew on the foundational teachings of the Christian faith. The class is for parents of 6th-grade confirmands, those new to exploring the Christian faith, those who have spent decades in the church, and anyone in between. 


Cornerstone Class

  • Location: Vance Hall
  • Led by: Ben Merrill, John Hollins, Chris Kirkland, Darryl Thompson, and Julia Wilk
  • Life stage:  Adults of all ages

The Cornerstone class explores the study of Biblical topics through a combination of lecture and discussion.


Current Issues Class

  • Location: L-200
  • Led by: Sally Ostheimer
  • Life stage: Adults of all ages

An interactive class that addresses and actively discusses the issues of today and our role as Christians. A great way to meet and discuss with fellow Christians.


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.


Fellowship Class

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

The Fellowship Class, taught by Pastor Ryan Moore, provides a space to connect with one another and gain insight from Scripture. We stay close to Scripture and dig deeper into the sermon text. This class is intended to be come and go as you are able and serve as a welcoming place for anyone looking to plug in at the church. While we will continue to have a core of parents of young families, this class is open to (and welcomes!) folks of all ages and stages. 


Good News Class

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

The Good News Class is studying the Gospel of Luke. Luke is a beautiful narrative that asks the question: “Who is Jesus?” As the class works through the gospel, we will examine the question: “Who is Jesus to us?” and “How are we following Jesus?” After completing the study of Luke. The Good News Class will look at several theologians addressing the question: “Who is Jesus?”


June Ramsey Class

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

Scott Pearson and guest professors, scholars, and graduate students from Vanderbilt and Belmont Universities, lead this class in study of theology, Bible, ethics, and worship, among other topics.


Life Together Class

  • Leaders: Ashley & Jake Higgins, Keats & Phil Leach, Tara & John Thomas, Nahed & Joel Zehr
  • Location: L-203
  • Time: 9:45–10:40 a.m. 

The Life Together Sunday School class is designed for people wanting to dig a little deeper into what it means to be a follower of Jesus in our families, our workplaces, and our communities. The class will be designed through the lens of scripture, using topical books as our resources. We seek to regularly serve and fellowship together in a family-friendly way outside of Sunday mornings. All are welcome! 


LOGOS Class

  • Location: Stanford Chapel (with virtual option)
  • Led by: Dr. Stuart Gordon
  • Life stage: Adults of all ages
  • Time: 10:00–10:40 a.m.

The Logos Class is a lecture-oriented class led by Dr. Stuart Gordon. Each week, Stuart combines Bible study, lecture and discussion, and offers members significant opportunity for serious reflection and learning.

 

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