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- “Fixin’ to Join” – This Sunday School class is offered periodically and is a great place to discover what FPCA is about. After several weekly sessions during the regular 9:45 Sunday School time, there is an opportunity to join FPCA, Classes are advertised in the Sunday bulletin or you may contact the church office to find dates for upcoming classes.
- The Bible Study Class (Room 210) – The Bible Study Class reads and studies one chapter of Scripture per week, answering two questions about that chapter every day for one week. Class members then meet to share their answers and the insights they’ve gained through their study of the Word. Each group is guided by a facilitator who keeps the discussion moving. Discussion time is followed by a time to praise God for His faithfulness and to pray for one another. The class is open to all adults and welcomes new members.
The class is currently studying the book of Gospel of Matthew. Anyone can join anytime and there is no need to commit to attending every week.
Contact Brett Shideler, 214-576-8293 or Marla Shideler, 214-486-9729 for more information about this class.
- Friendship (Room 103) – The Friendship class meets and enjoys Bible study using the “Present Word” curriculum. The Present Word engages participants in an experiential style of learning—connecting faith and life. This quarterly resource features an Adult Leader’s Guide and an Adult Student’s Book. The Present Word nurtures individual growth of the participants as children of God rooted in the Christian community, life in the Spirit and Christian hope. Discussion and activities encourage participants to live out their faith in their individual and congregational activities.
Contact Liz Lowrance 817-860-2246, firstname.lastname@example.org or Carol Moody, email@example.com for information about this class.
- Foundations (Room 209) – The lessons for this casual, discussion-type class focus on a broad range of topics. The class is currently facilitated by Matt Annen, and study topics have included specific books of the Bible (Hebrews, Habakkuk), learning about the various components of the worship service, and book studies (Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus). Many of the class members are parents of very young or school-aged children, and this class meets outside of class for family and class social events.
For further information, contact Matt Annen, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Family Living (Parlor) – The Family Living Class – Studies the Bible and scripture through The Present Word curriculum while praying for each other, the church, and the world, with frequent breaks for social and fellowship activities. The door is always open – new members welcome.
The class currently uses the “Present Word” curriculum.The Present Word engages participants in an experiential style of learning—connecting faith and life. This quarterly resource features an Adult Leader’s Guide and an Adult Student’s Book. The Present Word nurtures individual growth of the participants as children of God rooted in the Christian community, life in the Spirit and Christian hope. Discussion and activities encourage participants to live out their faith in their individual and congregational activities.
The Family Living Class works with the Friendship Class to furnish backpacks for a local grade school. Each week class members buy food to fill sacks for children who might otherwise have a hungry weekend. The backpacks are filled at the church on Wednesday or Thursday and delivered to the children on Friday as they leave school.
Contact Jim C. Quick for more information: email@example.com
- Genesis (Room 208) – The Genesis class meets and studies a variety of topics related to applying the Scriptures to daily living. This welcoming group also schedules regular family-friendly outings together, such as campouts, crawfish boils, Ranger games and bowling.
The current study is Discovering God’s Will by Andy Stanley.
Everyone is invited to join this class for this study. For more information contact Tina Hanson 817-483-3774 or Jeanne Chin 817-274-8286, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Theological Inquiries (Room 204) – The Theological Inquiries Class primarily studies theology through the Bible and other writings and periodically hosts outside speakers. The class is currently engaged in a study Augustine of Hippo: His Life and Theology. George Morey is the contact for this class: email@example.com.
- Indagators (Bride’s Room) – The primary focus of this class is the study and discussion of works by noted religious historians and theologians. In the fall, the class will be reading and viewing a series of lectures entitled “The Holy Land Revealed” presented by Dr. Jodi Magness. This study is a blend of religion, history, archeology, and culture, as Dr. Magness draws from multiple sources, which include the Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Josephus, Philo, and others. All adults are welcome.
Contact Kathy Rotert, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this class.
- Loose Ends(Library) – This group encompasses all ages and stages of life. Phil Austin facilitates the class discussions. The class is currently studying Job.
All are welcome to join the class for lively discussions. Contact Phil Austin, email@example.com for more information.