Adult Sunday School

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

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!

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 211 & 213
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

Meet on Sundays at 9:15am in Room 214

Bible Stories for Grown Ups: Reading Scripture with New Eyes
Led by Laura Byrd & Jeff Bouis
September 10- October 8
We will look at familiar Bible stories and reveal new details and interpretations for an adult audience. This Bible study will consider stories many read as children including Noah's Ark, the binding of Isaac, Jonah and the big fish, Jesus and Zacchaeus, and Jesus healing a blind man. We will reimagine these stories and open new visions for Christians to understand well known pieces of Scripture in our current cultural environment.

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Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation
Led by Laura Byrd and Edward Glasscock
October 15- November 5
The book Jesus and John Wayne is a sweeping, examination in America on then last 100 years of white evangelicalism. It reveals how evangelicals have worked to replace the Jesus of the Gospels with an idol of rugged masculinity and Christian nationalism. Evangelical culture is teeming with muscular heroes―mythical warriors and rugged soldiers. Chief among these evangelical legends is John Wayne, a cowboy icon of a lost time. Join Laura and Edward for this journey into how evangelical culture remade their faith, with enduring consequences for all Americans.

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Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
Led by Laura Byrd
November 12-26
Join Laura as we journey through Austin Channing Brown’s bestselling book about her life, as we learn the basics of an anti-racism education. In a time when nearly every institution claims to value diversity in its mission statement, Austin writes in breathtaking detail about her journey to self-worth and the pitfalls that kill our attempts at racial justice.

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Awkward Family Christmas
Led by Laura Byrd
December 3-17
You know that feeling you get at the pit of your stomach when you must go home for the holidays? If so, you may understand what it means to have an awkward family Christmas! Join Laura as she takes us through Jesus’ own awkward family story including his eccentric cousin John, the awkward silence of his uncle, and the most awkward road trip anyone has ever taken on a donkey.

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