Adult Sunday School Classes: First United Methodist Church offers twenty different Sunday School classes for adults. In a large church, opportunities for Christian fellowship and study are provided most effectively in small groups. Although all of these share the fundamental goal of helping adults grow in their understanding of the Bible and their commitment to Christ, each class has its own personality. A brief description of each class is offered to help you find the Sunday School class that is best for you. For more information about our Sunday School program, please call the Office of Adult Ministries (834-8990).
Short-Term Bible Studies: These classes are taught on a ten to thirteen week schedule, usually meeting once a week. Typically, sessions begin in January, June and September. Both daytime and evening classes are offered to accommodate differing needs. Studies range from specific books of the Bible to the popular Beth Moore series.
Long-Term Bible Studies: These are 28 to 34 week studies that begin in September and conclude in May, with breaks for holidays. Included are Disciple I, II, III and IV, Christian Believer, and Champions in Christ. A variety of meeting days and times are available.
On-Going Bible Studies: Dr. Karl K. Stegall's Wednesday Morning Bible Study at 10:30 a.m. and the Men's Tuesday Bible Study and Breakfast at 7:00 a.m. meet from September through May. Visitors and new members are welcome at any point during the year.
Bible and Prayer Conferences: In fall and winter, three-day church-wide conferences led by renowned scholars and inspirational speakers, provide new opportunities for spiritual growth and development.
School of Enrichment: Each fall a lineup of seminars designed to educate, enrich and entertain is presented over a three-week period. It is usually scheduled around lunchtime to allow working individuals the opportunity to attend. Topics range from practical issues to use of leisure time.