Adult Class Details

The Bethel Series logoBethel Classes

Bethel Classes are currently closed.
  • Class Size: 35.
  • Age Group: Adults of all ages, single, and couples

Led by teams of FPC Bethel-Trained teachers

The Bethel Series, launched in 1962, is a 2-year overview Bible study, tracing the journey from Genesis to Revelation of God’s divine intentions for His people. This year’s study of the Old Testament begins with Creation, the Fall, and the Flood. We then journey through the ages from Abraham and Moses to the Promised Land, from the Conquest to the Exile and Restoration, through the Judges, Kings and Prophets.

“Bethel” is a continuous study structured for regular, committed attendance. All along, it teaches how God leads His children into fulfulling His hopes and dreams for all mankind. Its theme, “Blest to Be a Blessing” (Genesis 12:1-3), echoes from week to week in its innovative presentation of symbolic pictures, accompanying Scripture, short written texts and lectures by First Presbyterian Church Bethel-trained teachers. Please contact Sarah Bird, 615-298-9518, if you want to learn more about the Bethel Series.


Coffee & Bible in the Round

Meets Sundays, 10:00 A.M., via Zoom Meeting
  • Class Size: 15-20
  • Age Group: Adults of all ages, singles, and couples

Led by various class members, coordinated by Rick Gernert, Valerie Cantrell, Trish Callison

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 delving into scripture are an integral part of the class. Class involvement helps strengthen our faith journey as we build connections to the church community.

The class is currently studying wisdom as shown to us in scripture, including passages from Job, Ecclesiastes, James, 1 Corinthians and John. Our goal is to explore how this Godly gift can enhance our everyday lives.


Cornerstone Class

Class is temporarily suspended.
  • Class Size: 30-40
  • Age Groups: Parents of school-age children

Led by John Hollins, Chris Kirkland, Ben Merrill, Darryl Thompson, and Julia Wilk

This winter and spring, the Cornerstone Class is studying the book of Genesis. From creation through the early patriarchs, we will seek to better understand our own relationship with the Creator. The class explores the study of Biblical topics through a combination of lecture and discussion.


Current Issues Discussion Class

Class is temporarily suspended.
  • Class Size: 25-35
  • Age Groups: Couples and single adults of various ages and viewpoints

Leaders are Justin and Maureen Milam

The leaders and class share information and discussion on a wide variety of current topics from a Christian perspective. An email is generally sent to class members each week with the planned topic for discussion. Maureen generally opens the class with prayer and a Bible verse, and then Justin provides background and information about the day’s topic. Guest speakers are featured from time to time. This format is very welcoming to those who care to drop by on any given week.


Discipleship Class

Class members currently receive weekly email thread.
  • Class Size: 15-25
  • Age Groups: All ages welcome

Led by David Goodcase, Charles Bryan, Sr., and Jim Cawood

After presenting the life and works of Jesus in the third Gospel, we will explore the working out of His directions to His disciples in the power of the Holy Spirit to the Jew and the Gentiles through a line by line study of the Book of Acts. Please join us!


Family Fellowship Class

Class is temporarily suspended.
  • Class Size: 25-30
  • Age Group: Singles and couples

Led by a teaching team including Chan Sheppard and Jessie Yancey

The Family Fellowship Sunday School class provides a warm, welcoming environment for community and Christian education. Comprised mostly of parents with young children but open to all, our class enjoys discussion, biblical exploration, and life-sharing. We are currently studying “Luke for Everyone,” by N.T. Wright, where dig deeply into the gospel of Luke. We would love for you to join us!


Good News Class

Meets Sundays, 9:30 A.M., via Zoom Meeting.
  • Class Size: 25-35
  • Age Groups: Couples and single adults of various ages and viewpoints

Led by The Rev. John Musgrave.

The Good News Class looks at significant theologians reflecting on their lives, and their impact on the Christian faith and the study of scripture. We continue our study of the life and teaching of Apostle Paul, the first Christian theologian.

 


Inquirers’ Class

Class is currently on hold.
  • Class Size: 25-30
  • Age Groups: Adults of all ages

Led by The Rev. Sarah Bird, Associate Pastor for Discipleship and Engagement

This 4-week Inquirers’ Class series is offered for persons interested in uniting with First Presbyterian Church as members, or who wish to learn about the history, beliefs, ministries, and mission of First Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian (USA) denomination. Persons considering membership should take the Inquirers’ Class before joining the church.  The class is offered three times a year. For more information, please call the church office at 615-383-1815 or Rev. Sarah Bird at 615-298-9518.

 


June Ramsey Class

Class will meet Sundays beginning in June. Time to be determined.
  • Class Size: 25
  • Age Groups: Couples and singles, ranging from their 30s to 70s.

Brenda Geise is class coordinator. Wide variety of guest speakers featured.

Professors, visiting scholars, and graduate students from Vanderbilt Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion, lead this class on theology, Bible, ethics, and worship, as well as other pastoral topics.


Logos Class

Class members receive weekly email thread with link to lessons.
  • Class Size: 60-85
  • Age Groups: All ages of adults

Led by The Rev. Dr. Stuart Gordon with assistance from Chuck Grice

The Logos Class is currently surveying the Biblical narrative in search of real examples of faith: such as Abraham, who “hoped against hope,” according to Paul, believing that he would become “the father of many nations.” Then there is the father of a boy possessed by a demon, who begged Jesus to heal his son: “I believe; help my unbelief.”

Faith is not easy these days, nor has it ever been, We’ll seek to make sense of life as an exercise in faith, mixed with uncertainty, even in a supposedly scientific age. The Logos Class meets from 10:00-10:40. Stuart’s presentations, combining Bible study, lecture and discussion, offer class members significant opportunity for serious reflection and learning.

 

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