Sunday School | 2019-2020
As a church we must be intentionally and systematically teaching, training, modeling the gospel (the good news of Jesus Christ's work on the cross to save sinners and bring God glory). It is the vision of our church, as Colossians 1:28 says, "to present everyone mature in Christ."
The purpose of Sunday School is to provide an opportunity on Sunday morning for men, women and children to meet and to hear of God's plan of salvation and to deepen their understanding of God's Word. Classes are open to anyone who wants to know more about God and his activity in the world and in the lives of people. Classes are offered for 7-8 weeks at a time, and can be wonderful opportunities to grow in faith and to meet other Christ-followers. Class offerings and links to signup are provided below!
[The 9:00 AM hour includes onsite Nursery Care and Children's and age-oriented Youth Sunday School Classes for K-12. Contact Elizabeth Deakin for more information.]
Term 2 Classes | (October 27 - December 15): no classes Thanksgiving, 12/1
Knowing Your Shape | Nate Conrad (Room 303)
Ever wonder what God has gifted you for in the life of the church? Some people wonder what their place is, or they are frustrated because they aren’t connected and thriving in the church. Often, it is because a person does not know how to develop and help the church. Paul teaches that each believer in Jesus, each son and daughter of God, has been given certain gifts for the building up of the body of Christ.
In 1 Corinthians 12, we read: "Now you are the body of Christ and each one of you is a part of it...". This learning module will help members of the church understand how their gifts, passions, time, and resources can build up the church and extend its reach in the world. This is a fun class in getting to know yourself and others, and how to connect at church. It is a great way to meet new people and to grow in community.
The Book of Hebrews | Chris Mabee (Room 301)
Who is Jesus? Why should we follow Him when life is really hard as a Christian? How does Jesus fulfill all of God’s promises to the world to usher in a kingdom of peace and prosperity? Why does Hebrews repeatedly tell us of a better way in Christ? These questions loom large for us today as we increasingly find ourselves shunned by the broader community and persecuted for espousing a Christian worldview. Using a sustained theological argument, the author of Hebrews preaches his sermon to both comfort and give us confidence in the truth claims of the gospel, but also with the motivation to exhort us to persevere in the faith even when we suffer in and for it. Come with me and the author of Hebrews as we take a closer look at Jesus Christ—our prophet, priest and king.
Prodigal God | Tim Keller (at home study)
[Recommended Reading on your own] This is a book we invite you to consider on your own. We will not offer a class on this book, but commend it to you for your own study, or perhaps in your small group. This year, we seek to provide good reading that will help us as church focus our attention on the gospel and living it out in our community. As a church, we want to gather people to hear the gospel and we want to go out with the gospel into Dublin and our surrounding communities.
You can order the book on your own from any online retailer. Some display copies will be available at the Welcome Desk for perusal.
Values and Structure | How classes look and feel
Four terms per year, 7 or 8 week classes, 1 hour class time
Highly interactive between participants and teacher, around tables, dedicated time for prayer
Gospel-centered, Community-oriented, Application-specific
Education Opportunities | for Children through High School
Preschool (4yrs) - 3rd grade | We continue study with The Gospel Project
Sunday mornings we welcome families for age-appropriate education. Join us and bring the kids!
4th and 5th grade | We continue study with The Gospel Project
Join other students for a great time learning about God’s great love for people!
MS & HS Stillwater Sunday School | Topical Studies in the Bible
Students continue to learn and deepen their faith through studying how the gospel applies to tough questions.