Elements is a new Sunday morning class for people who are new to Arborlawn, new to following Jesus, or who haven't quite found a group to connect with in our community. This class will meet on Sunday mornings, at 9:45 in Room 224. If you are interested in being a part of Elements, simply show up on a Sunday morning, or for more information about this opportunity, contact Abby Johnson, Discipleship Coordiator atAbby@ArborlawnUMC.org.
SUnday School Classes
Because, Jesus | 9:45-10:45 am | Room 221
The "Because, Jesus" class exists to provide Christ centered teaching, parental support, and community to those who want to teach their children about faith. The hope is that you take what you learn and help your home thrive through your own growing faith and reliance on Jesus.
Ben Feemster New Testament | 9:45-10:45 am | Room 271
The Ben Feemster New Testament Class is a group of couples and singles with a focus on applying biblical principles to modern life. The lecture format plus an open exchange of experiences provides members a way to strive for spiritual maturity.
Beyond 90 Days | 9:45-10:45 am | Room 262
Beyond 90 Days was formed in response to The Bible in 90 Days study. The class focuses on scripture by working through an in-depth study of one book of the Bible at a time. The class explores the meaning of the book, both from a historical context as well as its application for today’s faith journey. Class participants discuss assigned readings and explore the impact of the text on personal spiritual growth. New members of all ages and backgrounds are always welcome.
Bible Study | 9:45-10:45 am | Room 270
The Bible Study class is a loving, caring group of couples, widows and widowers aged 50 to 100. They have various activities away from class including 42, bridge, dinner parties, luncheons, breakfasts and other outings. Their outreach activities have primarily supported Arborlawn's missions. The class format is a lecture-type presentation of various books of the Bible.
Cornerstone | 9:45-10:45 am | Room 212
This class is 20 to 60 plus in age and takes turns leading group discussions to grow in faith and knowledge through lessons, discussion and fellowship. The class strives to apply various aspects of the Bible to everyday life. Activities away from the church run the gamut from movie outings and dinners to mission projects."
Covenant | 10:00-10:45 am | Room 160
When you really dig into the Bible, does it ever strike you that there are as many questions in it as there are answers? If so, and you’re looking for a change of pace for Sunday School, the Covenant Class may be a place to continue your faith journey. We not only enjoy puzzling over the parables, we strive to set aside our 21st Century lenses to understand the crucial messages offered in the 1st Century. The class typically mixes lecture and lively discussion. Our study in the coming year, “All in the Family,” will delve beneath the surface of familiar Bible passages about family relationships to uncover layers of meaning that are often overlooked. In fact, the buried “layers” often contradict common superficial readings. Topics will range from what the Old Testament says about who belongs in the “family of God,” to the New Testament’s controversial descriptions of the “ideal” family. Curious? Come visit. Our study opens in October, but you can catch up or keep up by reading the weekly notes via the link below.
Faith Bible | 9:45-10:45 am | Room 220
Faith Bible Class is made up of adults of all ages who believe that you cannot love or serve that which you do not know. Therefore, the class studies the Bible one book at a time, in no special order, with study guides that encourage and hopefully result in a "Spirit filled" discussion. Activities outside the classroom include monthly ladies luncheons and occasional class dinners at members' houses.
Fellowship | 9:45-10:45 am | Worship Center
The Fellowship Class is a group of believers who share the same interest in building strong families and friendships through Bible and book studies, fellowship, and missions. The class is mostly comprised of parents with young children, but also has many singles and couples of various ages. Average class attendance is 35-40, and the class meets at 9:45 each Sunday in the Worship Center. Come check it out!
Friendship | 9:45-10:45 am | Room 222
The Friendship Class consists of individuals mostly in their 60s-80s who seek to become better Christians in their families, church, community, business, and personal lives. Lessons focus on Biblical and Christian topics and their application to daily living.
The Journey | 9:45-10:45 am | Room 260
The Journey Class is an intentionally hospitable and progressive community that reflects God’s love as revealed in the life of Jesus Christ. Led by the Holy Spirit, the class affirms that every person is loved as the beloved child of God who God has created them to be. And so, the Journey Class celebrates their diversity in race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious backgrounds, age, gender, ability and socio-economic status. All are welcome!
The Journey Class seeks to strengthen their faith in God and Christ through the exploration of diverse points of view. Lessons are discussion-oriented, and expression of alternative perspectives through respectful listening and open minds is encouraged. The class believes that by questioning and challenging, we can better discern God’s truth. The class also believes our faith in Jesus should manifest itself in action.
The Journey Class is a Reconciling Sunday School Class. More information about Reconciling Ministries Network here.
New Hope | 9:45-10:45 am | Room 225
The New Hope class studies Bible-based lessons with present day applications and has a healthy social time before beginning class. Many members enjoy participating in leadership positions and mission work offered by the church. The members are 45-60+ years. The class plans for a couple of social events throughout the year and has a great Christmas party.
Open Door | 9:45-10:45 am | Room 223
The class enjoys a mix of ages from the 40s to 50s. It is a blend of single and married adults who share leadership responsibilities as well as coordinating weekly educational lessons. Topics vary from Bible teachings to current issues in everyday life. Class sessions are informal and encourage open discussion and participation. Monthly socials are scheduled for additional fellowship and fun. Come see us, the Door is always Open!
Saints and Sinners | 9:45-10:45 am | Room 261
The class includes mostly parents of children and youth who enjoy class-led Bible studies, studies on current events or issues relating to our faith. The class also enjoys bringing in speakers on faith-based topics. Their greatest joy comes from discussing these studies within the class and learning how to apply them to their lives and families.
Searchers | 9:45-10:45 am | Room 214
Classes generally involve a video presentation followed by a lesson and discussion. Class members enjoy a variety of mission projects.
Sisters By Grace | 9:45-10:45 am | Room 231
The Sisters by Grace Class is a diverse group of women of all ages, both married and single, whose mission is to support and encourage each other to become the women that God has called us to be. We do this through small group discussions of scripture and Christian topics and direct application to our personal lives.
Sojourners | 9:45-10:45 am | Room 210
This class is comprised of young seniors, both singles and couples. The lessons are varied and include Biblical and related subjects for discussion. The class enjoys gathering in members' homes for good food and fellowship throughout the year as well as supporting mission projects.
Warmed Hearts | 9:45-10:45 am | Room 170
The Warmed Hearts Class is a group of mature adults who are striving to become a group of close Christian friends through shared concern for each others’ lives, regular prayer for each other, and group study of the Bible each Sunday.
Looking for a book or curriculum for your Sunday School Class?
Check out our Curriculum Resource page for available books, videos, studies, etc.