This page has Sunday School options for adults.  To find out more about Sunday School options for children and teenagers (and about seasonal Sunday night opportunities) click below.  To contact our interim Sunday School Director, Cathy Hyatt, please click here.

Sunday school- 9:45 a.m.

The church family gathers to study God's Word in community on Sunday mornings at 9:45.  Studying together brings out aspects of God's Word that otherwise may have gone unnoticed!  There's also the fellowship aspect, as conversations, for some, happen more naturally during Sunday school than during the worship service.  

There are ongoing classes and topical classes, offering flexible options.  For example:
  • Some choose a class based on the relationships they have with others in the class; they grow spiritually through studying among those people.  
  • Others choose a class based on the topic; they grow spiritually through the content study.  
  • Still others may attend a class regularly, but may take a 4-8 week break to attend a special-emphasis class, and then return to their former class once it's over.  
Regardless of which style you prefer, there are plenty of choices below, and we pray the Lord uses them to help you grow in relationship with Him and with His people, the Church.
Class Title: Bodybuilders
Led by: Alex Crowley
Duration: Ongoing
Class Style: Direct Instruction with Group Discussion
Class Composition: Young Adult Co-Ed
Class Location: Room 103-B
Overview:  This class name is inspired by Ephesians 4 and will begin with an 8-week in-depth look at the Book of Ephesians.  Alex Crowley, the class leader, says this about his heart and vision for the class:  "Topics such as our position and identity, stewardship we have in what has been given to us (both the gift of salvation and the life we lead), the need for spiritual maturity, and the interdependence of independent members working together to support, encourage, and strengthen each other towards growth really caught my attention. This is where I currently am, and I have a strong desire to fellowship with others who are likewise interested in doing life together. I have a hunch, or at least a hope, that this will resonate with the targeted age group and individuals in similar seasons of life."  Also, the word "young" means something different among various people; most people attending this class will be post-college through 30s-ish.
Class Title: Explore the Bible
Led by: A triad of rotating facilitators
Duration: Fall 2023
Class Style: Group Discussion
Class Composition: Adult Co-Ed
Class Location: Room 206
Overview: Explore the Bible for adults is designed to illuminate the historical, cultural, and biblical context of Scripture. Book by book, this study series helps adults understand and apply God’s Word in a manner that is practical, sustainable, and thorough.  This fall, the class will be taking a deep dive into the book of Mark.
Class Title: Bible Studies for Life
Options: TWO Classes Offered
Led by: 1. Mark Whitley & Cathy Hyatt  /  Room 303  /  Adult 2.5
2. Shared Leaders  /  Room 202  /  Adult 1.5
Duration: Fall 2023
Class Style: Direct Instruction with Group Discussion
Class Composition: Adult Co-Ed
Overview: Bible Studies for Life is designed to help adult groups make disciples through comprehensive, in-depth Bible study.  Topics for the fall include:  Staying true in a world away from God and Confident in the face of hard questions.
Class Title: 1 & 2 Thessalonians
Led by: Roger Haas
Duration: September 3-December 24
Class Style: Direct Instruction
Class Composition: Adult Co-Ed
Class Location: Room 201
Overview: Thessalonians is one of Paul's first letters.  The class will investigate all that Paul had to say to this church at the beginning of his ministry to Gentiles.
Class Title: The Gospel Project: Chronological
Led by: Jo Barringer
Duration: Ongoing
Class Style: Direct Instruction with Group Discussion
Class Composition: Adult Co-Ed
Class Location: Room 204
Overview: This class is continues in its chronological study of the Holy Bible. Participants can join in at anytime, as it revolves and is ongoing. During this portion of the ongoing series, this fall, participants will take a look at "From Death to Resurrection."  
Class Title: Senior Adult 4
Led by: Cindy Stafford
Duration: Fall 2023
Class Style: Direct Instruction
Class Composition: Senior Adult Co-Ed
Class Location: Room 103-A
Overview: There are four very interesting units for this quarter using the curriculum from Next Sunday Resources:
  1. God's New People - From the Book of Peter
  2. Offering our gifts
  3. Solomon's Temple
  4. Awaiting Christ
Come join us to explore these exciting topics together.
Class Title: Be Complete: Become the Whole Person God Intends You to Be
Led by: Pam Bailey
Duration: Ongoing - Jump in Any Time
Class Style: Book Study with Group Discussion
Class Composition: Adult Co-Ed
Class Location: Room 207

Overview: We live in an age when everyone is trying to live richer, fuller lives. We're told to buy this, try that, eat those, and say no to the rest, as if that's all we need to do to make our lives complete.  Two thousand years ago, the church at Colossae faced similar challenges. The Apostle Paul wrote a letter outlining the only way we can live complete lives: Christ. What can we learn today from this ancient church?  Called by many scholars the "most profound letter Paul ever wrote," Colossians warrants a careful, faithful study. In this short, but exciting letter, Paul makes the case for the supremacy of Christ in all things. Best selling author and teacher Warren Wiersbe calls attention to Paul's essential thoughts on living a complete life—Christ alone—in this study on Colossians.  Class participants will undoubtedly have ample opportunity to grow in the depth and richness of this biblical epistle and modern-day life application in this discussion-based class.
Special Needs
First Baptist has a class dedicated to spiritually guiding those with special needs, developmental delays, etc., regardless of their age.  The class is tailored to meet the needs of the students as they come and changes fluidly with the class members' needs. Class is led by Patti Miller.

1st Floor, Room 105-A

Sunday night classes

First Baptist offers seasonal discipleship courses for adults during the year, most often in the mid-Winter, though not exclusively so.  Keep checking back for opportunities and details as they become available.