Sunday School

Our Sunday School program is the backbone of Christian Education. We believe that each person, from the tiniest baby to the oldest adult is a growing disciple, and we seek to develop that aspect of your life. Our classes are primarily grouped by age, but every class is open to any person seeking to join or just to explore. If you would like to try out any of our classes, please feel welcome. Each teacher looks forward to your visit.

Classes for Women

Faithful Workers Class
Led by MaryLu Moore and Janet Whiteley
Administration Building, Second Floor
This class discusses current issues relevant to the lives of senior women. They are passionate about the role of study and prayer in their lives as they seek to enrich their discipleship.
Literature: Smyth & Helwys Formations quarterly

Agape Class
Led by Karen McBee
Administration Building, Second Floor
The Agape class is a dedicated group of women 70+ who are passionate about living as servants of Jesus in their relationships with one another.
Literature: Smyth & Helwys Formations quarterly

Shining Light Class
Led by Lynda Kerley and Leta Butler
Education Building, First Floor
This small group of women 60+ has developed close relationships and hopes to expand their numbers as they invite new women to join them.
Literature: Smyth & Helwys Formations quarterly

Girlfriends Class
Led by Joan Davis and Phyllis Boyd
Education Building, Second Floor
The Girlfriends class uses a variety of resources to assist women 30’s—60’s in nurturing their relationship with God and with each other. Every week they study and share their journeys of faith with one another. Prayer is a significant part of this group. This tight-knit community is always looking to welcome new women to their circle.
Literature: Books and Bibles studies.  Recent studies include Forgiveness: A Lenten Study by Marjorie Thompson, Vanishing Grace by Phillip Yancey, and While We Wait: Living the Questions of Advent by Mary Lou Redding.

Classes for Men

IMG (Immanuel Men's Group)
Facilitated by Jim Sigler, Jeff Tucker, and Blaine Lasher
Fellowship Hall
Men who are seeking discussion-based series of studies focused on a variety of biblical themes and texts will find this class worth their investment. This class uses a variety of materials to address the concerns men face as husbands, fathers, and employees.
Literature: Books and studies.  Recent studies include What's So Amazing About Grace? by Phillip Yancey, The Gospel of Mark, and How God Makes Men by Patrick Morley.

Adult 4 Men
Led by Russ White
Education Building, First Floor
This small group of men in their 50's – 70's frequently seeks to engage in ministry and missions through acts of service and giving. The class is focused on becoming committed disciples through study and prayer.
Literature: Smyth & Helwys Formations quarterly

Classes for Mixed Adults

The Joy Class
Led by Dee Dee Burch and Wally Montgomery
Administration Building, Second Floor
This class for senior men and women uses has lively discussions of the role Scripture in our lives. This small group is intentional about serious study and faithful prayer.
Literature: Smyth & Helwys Connections quarterly

Adult 4 Mixed Adults
Led by James Whiteley, John Weaver & Robert Hobbs
Education Building, First Floor
This discussion-driven class utilizes a variety of resources and themes to develop critical thinking and serious discipleship for adults in their 40’s—70’s. This lively group is never short on conversation and reflection.
Literature: Recent studies include Faith and Fiction and the Meta-Narratives of the Bible.

Searchers Class
Led by Glenda Phillips and Tommy Flatt
Education Building, Second Floor – Hall Towards Youth Café, First Room on the Right
This small group of adults in their 50s-60s discusses scriptures and Christian living. Finding ways to contribute to both church and community is important.
Literature: Smyth & Helwys Formations quarterly.

Adult 6
Led by Jill Wagner & Jonathan Oliver
Education Building, Second Floor
This discussion-driven class utilizes a variety of resources and themes to develop critical thinking and basic Biblical knowledge for adults 20’s—40’s. Recent studies have included the prophets, the gospels, and Six Habits of Highly Effective Christians.
Literature: Books and Bible study.  Recent studies include The Me I Want to Be by John Ortberg and What's So Amazing About Grace? by Phillip Yancey.

Faith Partners
Led by Gaile Hayes & Lesley Hunt
CLC Building, First Floor
This class is full of energy and spunk and they are excited about studying the Bible! Specifically designed for adults with special needs, this class uses stories, pictures and activities to learn how to live as a follower of Jesus.

Classes for Youth & Young Adults

Middle School Youth
Led by Andy Burch, Charlie Nichols & Caren Lee

High School Youth
Led by Bob Wagner & Chris Hutson

We have separate Middle School and High School classes that meet following an opening time with all youth together in our café area. Topics vary from week to week and lessons include many different learning opportunities.
Literature: Smyth & Helwys Intersection for Youth

Classes for Children

Led by Lisa Highfil, Sarah Bozone, Deb Walker, Heather Pierce, Monica Feiler, Rita Broome, Aimee Clymer-Hancock, Jennifer Tucker, and Debra Talbert (Leaders rotate throughout the year)

Elementary-Age Children (grades K-5) have the opportunity each week to explore Biblical stories through a curriculum called Godly Play. The Godly Play format fosters wonder in children by leading children to enter and engage the story. Children then have the opportunity to respond to the story (or stories from previous weeks) through activities such as coloring, modeling clay, reading, etc. For more information on Godly Play, see our Children’s Ministry Director, Christina Crice, or visit  They are divided into 2 classrooms.

The Discoverers:  Grades K-3
This class begins the Godly Play journey with Core Bible Stories.

The Explorers:  Grades 4-5
This group goes deeper into the core stories through extension stories and intentional Bible studies.

Classes for Preschoolers

Nursery Care
Led by Linda Hamilton and Mildred Davis

The Striders and Learners:  3 year-olds through Pre-K
Led by Karen Kneisler, Dana Price, and Renee Massey

Classes for preschool are taught on an age-specific basis. The Preschool Class uses the Hands-On Bible Curriculum uses engaging activities to introduce preschool children (ages 1-5) to God. Children learn and interact with the Bible story giving children a first impression of God and the wonder of His love for each one of them.