Adult Sunday School

Please contact Pastor of Adult Discipleship and Outreach, Laura Byrd, at lbyrd@graceAvenue.org with questions about any of our adult classes.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL 
Gather with a community on Sunday mornings at 9:15! Sunday Morning Groups are a place where people have the opportunity to pursue authentic community, find belonging, and grow in deeper life and faith. When you participate in a group, you will spend time connecting, learning, and growing together in love of God, neighbor, and self. All you have to do is show up and be yourself!

SUNDAYS AT 9:15 AM

Christ Connections
| Room 218
Christ Connections is a dynamic group of people of various ages and backgrounds. The focus is to learn and grow as they study the Bible through present-day resources. They have monthly lunches after class and festive social gatherings throughout the year!  

Discovery | Room 214
Our class includes both singles and couples. Many of our members have elementary-age to college-aged children. Our class topics include current events, contemporary faith issues, and Bible study. We often use videos and other media to enhance our lessons. We gather regularly for social activities. 

GraceLink | Room 219
GraceLink is a discussion style format that is easy and fun! This class continues to grow through a variety of books on Christian living and Bible study. We have different backgrounds and interests, marital statuses and ages, from empty nesters to retirees, but come together in Christian fellowship and learning. Our members like to get together several times a year. We get to know one another much better during these times and we always have a lot of fun. All are welcome!

Providence | Tom Graves Hall
This friendly class is comprised of adults ages 50+ which includes couples and singles. Lessons generate stimulating discussions on a variety of Christian issues. We are mature, but not old! This class is involved in outreach and participates in frequent social activities. 

Short Term Bible and Book Studies

Meets on Sundays at 9:15am in Room 214


Practical Prayer: Real Tools for the Average Pray-er
 February 25 - March 17 | Led by Jeff Bouis & Laura Byrd
One thing we hear repeatedly is “I don’t really know how to pray.” It’s a common phrase used among many Christians who don’t see themselves as “good” at prayer. But who said you had to be good at it? Actually, no one did! It’s indeed the practice of prayer that is much more important. We invite you to join us at the beginning of the Lenten season to pick up some practical prayer tools which will support a regular prayer practice and interact with others who are doing the same. Let’s be average together, because learning how to sit in prayer is the way to discipleship, not being the ‘perfect’ pray-er. 

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The Color of Compromise
March 24 - April 21 | Led by Laura Byrd 
The Color of Compromise tells a history we either ignore or just don’t know. It details how the American church has helped create and maintain racist ideas and practices and aids you in thinking through concrete solutions for improved race relations and a racially inclusive church. This book is a call from a place of love and desire to fight for a more racially unified church that no longer compromises what the Bible teaches about human dignity and equality. A call that challenges black and white Christians alike to standup now and begin implementing the concrete ways Tisby outlines, all for a more equitable and inclusive environment among God’s people. Starting today.

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Spiritual Lessons from Plants 
April 28 - May 12 | Led by Laura Byrd 
Have you ever wondered if plants are alive? As it turns out, they do have a form of intelligence that is quite different from human intelligence and connection. Join Laura as she teaches lessons that can be learned from the plant kingdom, drawing on the life experience of indigenous scientist, Robin Wall Kimmerer and Scripture. Together we will learn how other living beings - asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass - offer us spiritual gifts and lessons, and have from the beginning of life, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices.

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