Bible Study

Study the Bible

Our ministry with adults includes faith formation and fellowship opportunities through small groups and bible study classes.To find out more about our faith formation ministry or to connect with a small group, contact Brent Greene, Minister of Discipleship at brent@firstonfifth.org.

Sunday Groups

 

 Conversations Class Bible Study 

When: Sundays at 9:00 AM
Facilitators/Teachers: Ka’thy Gore Chappell, Chris Gambill & Joy Gambill
Where: Zoom

The Conversations Class is a group of approximately 25 adults who gather on Sunday mornings at 9:00 for prayer, mutual support, and Bible Study. During the pandemic, this class has veered from its usual lectionary-based Feasting on the Word curriculum to focus on specific books of the Bible. Each weekly conversation offers new understandings, spiritual insights, and hope. All are welcome!

 Covenant Class 

When: Sundays at 9:00 AM
Facilitators/Teachers: John Baxley and Mary Foskett
Where: Zoom

The Covenant Class meets weekly sharing personal updates at 9:00 AM and turns to prayer and discussion at 9:00 AM. Adults of all ages are welcome. We seek transformation together by providing one another sacred space for wrestling with the challenges of our time; and honest, open, and faithful reflection on what it means to be called by Christ for such a time as this. We seek to find ways as Christians to address injustice by reading books by Christian writers that call us to see, listen, and respond, and by applying the insights we gain from the Bible and the life of faith as we understand it. We are thankful to walk the journey of Christian discipleship together and welcome any who would like to join us.

Friendship Class

When: Sundays at 8:45 AM
Leadership: Benny Bowes, Al Guenthner
Where: Zoom

This welcoming group of friends/family of believers share openly about faith, life experiences and support for the well being of each other, our church, and community with 100% participation/commitment from every member for the glory of God’s Kingdom. This intergenerational class of mostly 60-80 somethings uses the Nurturing Faith bible study curriculum that includes video, readings, and discussion. Group members share in teaching and facilitating weekly study together. All welcome!

GAP Class
When: 2nd and 4th Sundays at 9:00 AM
Leadership: Emily Hull McGee, Matt Steen
Where: Zoom

The GAP Class is primarily made up of young adults in their 20s and 30s, committed to journeying with each other through the changing seasons of these pivotal years. We generally arrange our time together in conversation and prayer, followed by a conversation about our study for that season. Some recent short-term studies include: matters of racial justice and inequity, everyday life and faith (using Tish Harrison Warren’s book, Liturgy of the Ordinary), and spiritual groundedness (using David Benner’s Surrender to Love). In the winter/spring of 2021, we are reading together Bishop Michael Curry’s Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times and studying the Enneagram as a tool for our faith.

Koinonia Class

When: Sundays at 9:00 AM
Leadership: Ray Owen, David Hughes, Gene Sherrill teachers; Bob Edwards, Facilitator
Where: Zoom

This fellowship of friends of mostly 65 to 90 year olds, including couples and singles, enjoys studying books of the Bible led by three outstanding teachers who rotate teaching responsibilities. We enjoy lecture and discussion during our time of study. Our fellowship and ministry with one another and in our community continues outside of the Sunday morning hour as we strive to support each other and our neighbors through prayer, service, and fellowship when possible.

Sunday Morning Women’s Bible Study

When: Sundays at 9:00 AM
Leadership: Roper Halverson and Wally Cox
Where: Zoom

The Sunday Morning Women’s Bible Study Class is a multigenerational Women’s class. This class has evolved from using seasonal Sunday School Literature, as well as special seasonal studies including one on Handel’s Messiah. This group has a growing desire to dive deeper into the Books of the Bible and has studied the Gospel of John, Nehemiah, Galatians, Ephesians, Revelation and now the Minor Prophets. This Sunday Bible study group usually alternates between the Old and the New Testament. Come join us!

 

Weekday Groups 

Tuesday Morning Devotional Classics

When: Tuesday mornings at 6:30 AM  (WSFCS school year)
Facilitator: David Williamson
Where: Zoom

Are you an early riser? This co-ed group of adults meets on Tuesday mornings from 6:45-7:45 AM for study and discussion of great Christian classics as well as scripture-focused studies. Start your morning off with fellowship and study with others each Tuesday during the school year.

Wednesday Women’s Group

When: Wednesday evenings every other week
Leadership: Patrica Greene, Sherri Jones, Carol Wilkinson
Where: Zoom

We are a small group of women of a variety of ages and walks of life who meet every other Wednesday evening to discuss a particular reading, share joys and concerns, and pray together. We rotate who facilitates each session (though no one is forced to lead or talk!), and we enjoy the insights and gifts each person brings to the table. We give thanks for this point of virtual connection for us during a global pandemic, hoping that this time together both renews and challenges us as we seek to follow more closely the way of Love. We welcome anyone who would like to check out or join our group!

Older Adult Fellowship and Study

Thursdays at 10:00 AM
Facilitator: Amy McClure
Where: Zoom

This is a group designed for weekly fellowship and a variety of topics and study each week. We also do virtual tours with our church historian, Paul McCraw. This space is a safe space for older adults to learn technology, practicing using zoom and accessing all of our social media outlets with training led by Pastor Amy. During the year, we spend time reading books and doing studies that are relevant for older adults (and anyone else interested!) Please join us!

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