Adult Sunday School
Sunday School and Discussion Groups begin at 9:45 AM on Sunday mornings. Several Adult Sunday School classes are available to provide the opportunity to worship with smaller groups of people who may be facing similar challenges and issues in their lives. We encourage you to try several classes to determine which of these will be most beneficial to your own spiritual development.
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College (College Age)
College Sunday School meets at 9:45 AM on the third floor of the Sanctuary building. Jenifer Crawford leads this class. To learn more about Jenifer click here. We are located just 1 mile away from Winthrop in downtown Rock Hill.
Barber-Hardin/A.M. Graham/Browning Sykes
The Chapel is home to this large class of 68 members ranging in age from 60 to 80. They use the Adult Bible Study series and employ a teacher-directed lesson, rather than discussion. Each fall they sell pecans as a fundraiser for class projects and each Christmas they hold a party for class members.
The Bible Study Class is an intergenerational "Through the Bible" class. They enjoy warm fellowship and participate in an active prayer ministry. They have sponsored the Friday evening meal for the Interfaith Hospitality Network each quarter since the network was formed. Annually they support Epworth projects, Thanksgiving meals, and Christmas angels. The class donated the multifunctional conference table and chairs when St. John's Center was completed in 1989. Class members participate in a variety of mission projects as well as Disciple and Christian Believer classes. They welcome visitors or those who are shopping for a Sunday School class and need a small group connection at St. John's.
The Crosswalk Class invites you to leave the working world behind for an hour and meet a wonderful group of friends. What started as a group of young adults, single and married, who had crossed over into the working world is now a group of growing families. The class is designed for post-college young professionals and young adults in the twenty and thirty something age range. Both singles and couples are welcome. Bible Study, in and out of class fellowship, and weekend retreats are some highlights of the class. Bible Studies follow books of the Bible. Come join us and let us be a part of your crosswalk with God.
Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study uses biblical language and images and draws upon the work of scholars to aid understanding of the Bible. This study requires reading large portions of Scripture each week. The titles of the sessions along with theme words, theme verses, and major persons, events, and topics will set the sequence of the biblical story in the minds of the participants.
The New Beginnings Class is primarily comprised of folks in their 30's to those in their 50's, but that range seems to be expanding at both ends. The group uses a discussion format with a different facilitator guiding the lesson each week. They come together on Sunday mornings to explore God's word through readings from The Bible, commentaries and essays by various authors, small-group activities, and whole class discussions. Their current study focuses upon re-visiting familar Bible stories from non-traditional viewpoints, which helps us to hear and explore God's word with new ears. Beyond the classroom, the class reaches out to our community by contributing to local families in need, Epworth Children's Home, and other helping agencies. Members of the New Beginnings Class also gather monthly outside of church for fellowship and fun at members' homes and local restaurants.
Open Doors Class
The Open Doors Class welcomes all ages but is primarily designed for young adults. This discussion-based class looks at questions of morality, faith, biblical understanding, and everyday living.
Path Finders (Young Families)
This class features light-hearted discussion and Bible study, like The Mayberry Bible Study Series. This series uses the classical stories of Mayberry to illustrate biblical truths. Each volume is built around the actual stories from Andy, Barney, Opie, Aunt Bee, and all the other characters that made this show so family oriented. Each lesson is taken from one of the half hour shows and supplemented with Biblical-based teachings.
Risher Brabham Study Class
This group seeks understanding of how the gospel relates to our lives by reading and discussing contemporary theological literature. The class selects its own literature for discussion and selections have included works by Marcus Borg, Eckhardt Tolle, Thich Nhat Hanh, John S. Spong, and Walter Wink. The Risher Brabham Study class is a Reconciling Community.
Risher Brabham Adult Study Sunday School Class Statement of Reconciliation:
We recognize that all persons are individuals of sacred worth. We affirm Jesus’s example of love without reservation and we covenant to deal compassionately and justly with one another. As an inclusive and nurturing community of faith, the Risher Brabham Adult Sunday School Class openly welcomes all persons of any age, gender, race, ethnic origin, economic reality, family status, sexual orientation (LGBT), gender identity, diverse ability, or social standing as full participants in the life and work of this reconciling community. We also welcome all who have known the pain of exclusion or discrimination in the church or society. We recognize that there are differences among us, but believe that we can love alike even though we may not think alike. We invite all people to join us in our faith journey toward greater love, understanding and mutual respect.
The Wesley Class, primarily made up of 40 and 50-year-olds has been a mainstay in the church for 30 years. It has an open discussion format with various teachers based on the Adult Bible Studies International Lesson Series. The class provides insight into all types of subjects. This friendly class believes in fellowship with its members and the church, and being good disciples. The class plans projects each year that benefit Pilgrims' Inn and needy families.