Sunday School Classes for Adults

The Following classes meet most every Sunday morning between the early and later services, usually at about 9:50 a.m.
We hope that you can find a place to connect and grow at St. James.
 
 

Bible Study

This class studies different books of the Bible—in depth, chapter by chapter—as members seek to discover what each passage means and how it can be applied. 
Level: Intermediate, for men and women of all ages.
Current study: New Testament books of Paul’s letters.  The class is studying Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians.  That will be followed by 1 Timothy, and 2 Timothy. 
Led by Aaron Sampson, with rotating teachers, Room 22. 
This class meets twice monthly– on the first and third Sundays of the month.
 
 
 

Faith Followers

The focus of Faith Followers is to learn more about how to be a follower of Christ in our everyday lives and how to use the knowledge we gain from our class instruction and discussion to engage with others and be an example for each other and the community.  Here are just a few topics studied over the last few years: Sermon on the Mount, Parenting in Today’s World, The War Room DVD study, The Shack DVD study, How to Be Thankful, How to be a Witness for Christ, The Book of Acts, Jesus and the Crucifixion and Resurrection, the Unafraid DVD study, and Spiritual Gifts.
Level:  Beginning/Intermediate, mostly for parents of adolescents.
Current study:  The “live” Love & Respect Marriage Conference, a DVD-study based on Ephesians 5:33
Led by Sarah Jane Taylor, with rotating teachers, Room 23.
 

Faith Foundations

The members of Faith Foundations enjoy topical studies that make the Scriptures relevant to life today. The class is discussion-based, which allows members, who have diverse backgrounds, the opportunity to reflect and share their views.  The emphasis is on how the verse speaks to you; and how  these verses impact our lives, society, and the church.  The class is dynamic, accepting and open-minded. 
Level: Beginning/Intermediate, for men and women of all ages.
Current study: Jesus’ Final Week: A Lifeguide Scripture Study. The events of Jesus’ final week of life—Palm Sunday, the Last Supper, the trial, Jesus’ death and his Resurrection—are foundational to our Christian lives and to our salvation. Focusing on these events day by day brings new understanding to who Jesus is and how he loves us.
Led by Artie Rogers, Room 304.

 

 
 

God of Mercy (NEW CLASS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS!) 

Members of this class study the entire Bible, following the thread of God’s mercy throughout.
Level: Beginning and Intermediate, for undergraduate and graduate men and women.
Led by Nicole Franklin, Conference Room.
 

Growing Together

This group is flexible and topical.  Members choose studies that help them face the challenges of parenthood and faith development.
Level: Beginning/Intermediate, for parents of young children.
Current Study: Adam Hamilton’s Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times.  For anyone struggling with fear, worry, or anxiety, or who wonders how families and communities can live as peacemakers in troubled times, Unafraid offers an informed and inspiring message full of practical solutions.  Trusted pastor and bestselling author Adam Hamilton draws on the latest research, therapeutic insights, biblical principles, and personal experience to untangle the knots of fear and truly embrace Jesus’s recurring counsel to his followers: “Do not be afraid.”
Led by Spencer Letchworth, Room 24.

 

Life Enrichment

This class is willing to tackle the wisdom and experience of daily living under God’s direction.  Their yearly studies include in-depth studies of at least one book from the Bible, seasoned with books and small group studies that serve as pathways for living the godly life that God desires for us. 
Level: Intermediate, for middle-aged to senior men and women.  
Current Study:  Adam Hamilton’s The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life.  Their walk with God will be enhanced by sections on Worship and Prayer, Study, Service, Giving, Sharing, and Five Practices from the Cross. 
Led by Mike Arny and Jim Hix, Room 310.
 
 

New Dawn

The New Dawn class looks at the Scripture passages that will be preached in the Sanctuary at the 11 a.m. service or that was preached at the 8:45 a.m. service.  They read the Scripture, look at background, other relevant verses, discuss how it might relate to those who lived it and how it might apply today. 
Level: Intermediate, for senior women.
Led by Irene Gerow, Parlor.

 

Seekers

Seekers is a diversified group in age and life experiences.  We support good discussion and different points of view.  We love to laugh and share.  We welcome all. 
Level: Intermediate, for middle-aged men and women.
Current study: Letters to the Church by Francis Chan.  Chan urges Christians to ask honest questions about our churches and contemplate what God wants for His Church.  The purpose of the study and the book is to point us back to the Bible and to fall in love with God’s original design for the Church.

Led by Lora Joyner, with rotating teachers, Room 311.

 

The Story

This class was created in part to provide a shorter class that would accommodate choir members who want to attend a class, but have to leave by 10:30 am to sing in one of our worship services.  
Level: Beginning/ Intermediate
Current study: The Organic God, by Margaret Feinberg.  Through personal stories and scriptural insights, Margaret invites you to experience a spiritual renewal by exploring breathtaking glimpses of God’s character: God’s big-heartedness, kindness, beauty, mystery, and more—inviting you to discover God in a healthy, refreshing way.
Learn how to:
-Recognize God’s presence in your daily life
-Renew your passion for Scripture
-Discover healing from being hurt by the church
-See and savor the gifts of God all around
-Experience the joy that comes with being a child of God

Led by Joyce Day, Room 21.

 

Women on the Way (WOW)

This group for women focuses upon issues of the heart through studies that will move you along on your journey with God.  The class incorporates outside fellowship activities that help us grow in our friendships with each other as we grow in Christ! 
 
 
Level: Beginning, for women of all ages and stages in life. 
Current Study: How Happiness Happens by Max Lucado.  Discover how to find lasting joy in a world of comparison, disappointment, and unmet expectations!  Let’s learn how to have life-altering, uplifting, heart-stabilizing, peace-producing joy guided by Jesus’ teachings that will produce a happiness that lasts and a reliable joy that endures through any season! 
Led by Laura Smith, Room 306.
 
 
We are always looking to start new Sunday morning classes for adults at St. James.
If you have an idea for a class and are interested in helping others grow in their faith journeys,
contact the church office at 252-752-6154.
 
 
 
For more information about these and other discipleship opportunities for adults at St. James,
contact Chris Garcia at Chris@stjconnect.org or 252-752-6154.