Sunday School

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Young Adult

College

Facilitator: Timmy Riggs

Ages 18-25    

Room 200, Second Floor of South East Lobby

This class is for college-age individuals, both those who are currently attending college, and those who are not. Participants study how the Bible and contemporary issues intersect, with plenty of discussion. This class has regular social activities.

The Well

Facilitator: Lorne Hall

Ages 20-early 30's        

Room 205, Second Floor of South West Lobby

The Well is the newest Sunday School class for young adult ministry at BFC. It consists of single and married adults in their 20s and early 30s. The class is focused on fellowship and ends with a 15-minute, discussion-based devotional. The Well has a social event every month and several small groups to choose from.

Built on the Rock

Facilitator: Steve Davis     

Ages 25-35

Room 124, Main Level

This class is geared toward young families and couples striving to build Christian households. Class time includes a mix of fellowship and biblical-based discussion. Regular activities for fellowship in each others' homes are a priority for the class.

Kairos

Facilitator: Blair & Tollya Spindle          

Ages 25-40

Room 322, 3rd Floor of Main Building

Kairos features a focused discussion on a specific Bible passage each week. This class focuses on creating community and discovering what it means to be a disciple of Christ. This is a friendly and energetic group of people, who have regular social and service events.

Roots

Facilitators: Tim & Elizabeth Taylor/Brett Bradley

Ages 30-40's      

Room 023, Lower Level                               

Roots is a friendly, informal class, a mix of persons who are single and married couples, many with young children. Participants spend time digging deeper into the Bible and Christian living through discussion.


Middle Adult

Open Arms

Facilitator: Jim Fitzgerald

All ages welcome

This group is focused on service, fellowship, and discipleship. Our class sessions include interaction around all three of those elements as we support, encourage, and learn from each other. Our current service commitment is to come alongside the Tulakes congregation as they seek to meet the spiritual and physical needs of their community, and we will share in service projects there regularly.

Journey

Facilitator: Mark Brown

Ages 30-45

Upstairs Exercise Room, Family Life Center

This class strives to be welcoming and inclusive. Journey is a very social group, and many participants are parents. This class has a desire to grow spiritually and engage in a lot of discussion.

180°

Facilitators: Brenda Teeters/Rob Redwine

Ages 30-50

Room 210, Second Level

This class is team-taught and was created as a resource for parents in the child-raising phase of life. Lesson topics include current Christian literature, books of the Bible, and marriage enrichment studies. The group is friendly, talkative, and actively involved in serving.

 

Ladies of Legacy

Facilitator: Martha Highley

Ages 30-70

Craft Room, Family Life Center

This class is for women who are single, divorced, or married and attend alone, taught by Martha Highley. Ladies of Legacy is a prayerful and supportive class, welcoming anyone with love. Many different backgrounds are represented, and everyone connects well with one another through discussion time and prayer.

 

Circle of Friends

Facilitator: Dave O’Bannon

Ages 30-65                

Room 025, Lower Level

This group is focused on living out the Christian faith, and is known for serving the greater community. Are you Single? Married? Children at home? Empty nest? You are welcome here, regardless of stage in life. Circle of Friends is active in social events and service opportunities.

 

The Gathering

Facilitator: Stephanie Shellenberger

Ages 40-55                        

Room 024, Lower Level

The Gathering primarily consists of married couples and single people with children. Participants are in the prime of their work careers, and have a desire to be welcoming of newcomers and those who don’t have family attending church with them. The Gathering alternates focusing on Bible passages and topical studies.

 

Salt and Light

Facilitator: Jim Priest

Ages 50-70                             

Family Life Center Gym

A highly interactive class with purposeful discussion, Salt and Light includes people who are single, married, those who have kids, and those who do not. Teaching and discussion is focused on Christian discipleship in all stages of life. In addition to weekly fellowship, regular social events are planned.

 

Better Homes and Lives

Facilitator: Cyndi Lackey

Ages 50-65                

Room 027, Lower Level

A smaller class with a family-life atmosphere, some members are single, some are married couples. Some have children at home, others are empty nesters. The class focuses on Bible study through lecture-style teaching, and includes time for sharing and prayer.

 

Cornerstone

Facilitator: Bill Thomas

Ages 50-70’s

Room 100, North Entry

Cornerstone class has an active, engaging atmosphere. Lecture, discussion, and video are all a part of the learning method in this class. They have regular social events and includes people from various life stages and backgrounds.

 

Escuela Dominical

Facilitator: Jerry Rice

All ages welcome

Room 157, Chapel

This is BFC’s Spanish-speaking Sunday School class. The class sessions are mostly discussion based, and the group has occasional social events outside of class.


Senior Adult

Heart to Heart

Facilitator: Deretta Austin 

Ages 50-70's                

Room 026, Lower Level

This class is highly interactive and service-oriented. Class members come from a variety of backgrounds and ages, and it is their mission to make everyone feel included. Teaching style includes a presentation by the teacher with significant opportunity for discussion and prayer.

 

Lifelifters

Facilitators: Hal Cauthron, Jane Riley, Terry Wood, Larry Jones               

Ages: 55-70s                

Room 022, Lower Level

Lifelifters class features a team-teaching approach with a teaching focus being on Bible study and discussion. This class consists of singles and married couples. Class members are very supportive of each other in prayer and have regular social gatherings.

 

Sonseekers

Facilitator: Kep Keoppel

Ages 55-70            

Room 150, Chapel

This class is made up of people from a wide range of occupations, most with grown children. The class is generous, mission-minded, and socially active, with small group suppers, and several social events throughout the year.

 

Reach Out

Facilitators: Lyndell Watson, Orville Jenkins

Ages 60-80s       

Room 122, Main Level

A mixture of those still in the work force and those now retired, this class often sings together, with sharing and discussion on a weekly basis. Reach Out has as annual class retreat. Each week’s lessons are based on Scripture, rarely using other book or video resources.

 

Great Expectations

Facilitator: Ron Willard

Ages 50-70s                

Room 151, Chapel 

Great Expectations is a fellowship of faithful, encouraging, caring people who love to laugh, share, and pray for each other. The class format is conversational-style Bible teaching that encourages class participation. Frequent Sunday potluck/catered lunches and other class social events promote strong friendships. An iAmerican Sign Language interpreter is provided during each class time.

 

Get Real

Facilitator: Chuck Lewis

Ages 50-80

Room 152/154, Chapel

This class is a lively group, and is very welcoming to newcomers. Class format is lecture presentation with some discussion and praying together. This group is service-oriented, and hosts regular social events outside of class time. 

 

Fellowship

Facilitator: Will and Karis Stemen

Ages 80-90’s

Room 121, Main Level 

Enjoying a lecture-style Bible study using Nazarene Sunday School Curriculum, this class contains some of our most senior treasures. Most class members have both children and grandchildren who are grown. Class time includes snacks, coffee, a lesson, discussion to learn from each other, and prayer together.

 

The Better Life

Facilitator: Winford Akins

Ages 60-70’s

Room 020, Lower Level

Each week the class format centers on a discussion, with the focus being reflecting on the pastor’s sermon, sharing reflections, and seeking to make individual application.

 

Kumjoynus

Facilitator: Don Dunnington

Ages 65-85

Room 123, Main Level

This is a faithful and caring group that has been in existence as a class for a long time. Kumjoynus uses the Nazarene Sunday School literature for Bible study, with lecture-style teaching. The class frequently opens with singing, and has regular social events.