Sunday School

Sunday School Purpose Statement:

We do Sunday school to teach students God’s Word.  We want them to be in a safe environment to hear, discuss, and apply what God says in Scripture to their own lives and environments.  Small groups with an adult leader provide students the opportunity to engage with God’s Word and each other on a weekly basis.

Sunday School Philosophy:

Our teaching team is responsible for approximately 15-20 minutes of teaching at the beginning of the Sunday school hour. 

Small group leaders are provided a summary of the main point of the Scripture used, and a series of questions designed to engage with the primary truth taught in the lesson.

We’ve found that teaching on one truth to the large group and then discussing the truth and its application promotes greater retention and a deeper impact with students.

Our small groups are designed to promote a lifelong, discipling relationship between a mature Christian adult and the student.  Ideally, a small group leader begins with their group in 7th grade and leads them through the end of their senior year.

We believe that the consistent and long-term connection with their small group leader gives students the opportunity to radically grow in their faith through a dependable discipling relationship.  The longer the relationship has to grow the more likely a student is going to see what is being taught in Scripture worked out in the lives of their adult leader.

Students spend each year with the same group of students as well.  They build relationships with one another as they grow in their faith through middle school, high school, and into college.

Sunday School hours:

9:30am – Middle School Sunday School Classes:

During the 9:30am Sunday School hour we offer small groups for all middle school students divided by age and gender. 

If your oldest child is in middle school, we recommend your family attend Sunday school at this hour.  There are adult and children Sunday school classes available during the 9:30 hour, and service times at 8:00am and 11:00am for your whole family to attend.

11:00am – Middle School, High School, and College Sunday School Classes:

During the 11:00am Sunday School hour we offer classes for all students.  All of our high school students meet in small groups divided by age and gender.  Our college aged students have one co-ed class, and we also offer one co-ed middle school small group as well.

If your oldest child is in high school or college, we recommend your family attend Sunday school during this hour.  There are classes and small groups available for adults and children during this hour and services are available at 8:00am and 9:30am.

It is very important to us that you have options to attend service together as a family.  Offering Sunday school classes in this way provides the best possible experience for your student to grow in relationship with their peers and still offer your entire family time to attend worship together.

Current Series: The Gospel of John

EXALTING JESUS IN JOHN

John

Matt Carter and Josh Wredberg

Exalting Jesus in John is part of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series. Edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this new commentary series, projected to be 48 volumes, takes a Christ-centered approach to expositing each book of the Bible. Rather than a verse-by-verse approach, the authors have crafted chapters that explain and apply key passages in their assigned Bible books.

Readers will learn to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture, and they will be encouraged by the devotional nature of each exposition presented as sermons and divided into chapters that conclude with a “Reflect & Discuss” section, making this series ideal for small group study, personal devotion, and even sermon preparation. It’s not academic but rather presents an easy reading, practical and friendly commentary.

The author of Exalting Jesus in John is Matt Carter and Josh Wredberg.

Buy a copy in the Family Ministry Resource Area.