The Choice – 10 a.m., ES306 (third floor, Johnson Education Building) Young Adults-recently graduated from college, ages 22-26
The Choice class is a gathering of recent graduates and young adults who are building a foundation of faith together through Sunday morning study, small groups, regular social events, and service opportunities.
Newly Married Class – 9:45 a.m. ES308 (third floor, Johnson Education Building) Newly married couples, ages 25-35 Join other recently married couples as you enter into this new stage of the journey together. This community takes an honest, faith based approach to living out your marriage in a way that glorifies God and brings joy to your new family. The class will also participate in service projects and social gatherings together. Contact Rev. Thomas Harper at 713-402-5009 for more information.
Luminous – 10 a.m., EC304 (B330) (third floor, above Hines Baker room) Young professionals – single, committed relationship, or married in their late 20s and early 30s Each Sunday offers an in-depth Bible study with discussion. The lessons offer a wide variety of topics and are led by class members. The class engages in regular service projects and frequent social gatherings. Contact Luminous Sunday School for more information.
Three Strands – 9:45 a.m., ES311 (third floor, Johnson Education Building) Married couples in their late 20’s through 30’s, many with young children A Christ-centered community where couples can grow in their faith together. Lessons cover a variety of relevant topics, with lots of group discussion. Three Strands also has quarterly small groups available, frequent social outings, and engages in quarterly service projects, with a focus on families and children.
The Hub – 9:45 a.m., ES301 (third floor, Johnson Education Building) Young Couples–recently married or new parents, ages 25-35 A small class where it’s easy to encourage and be encouraged by others. There is a new topic each week so you can come anytime! Frequent social gatherings are also a part of the class experience.
Fellowship – 9:45 a.m., EC222 (B243) (second floor, above Hines Baker room) Married couples in their 30s and 40s, parents of children of all ages Members strive to grow in their faith through fellowship and sharing life experiences. This class follows biblically based studies designed to promote individual growth, build relationships and strengthen the family.
Compass – 9:45 a.m., ES309 (third floor, Johnson Education Building) Singles and couples in their 30’s, many with young children The Compass class explores a variety of studies that explore the biblical message and how to apply it to daily life. The class sponsors regular social and service events, including volunteering at the Texas Medical Center’s Hospitality Apartments.
Families in Faith – 11 a.m., ES314 (third floor, Johnson Education Building) Couples in their 30’s and 40’s, all with young children Each week, this class dives deeper into the previous week’s sermon, discussing and exploring how it relates to our lives throughout the week. Frequent socials, service projects, and family-friendly events make up the life of Families in Faith.
Common Ground – 9:45 a.m., EC220 (B232) (second floor, above Hines Baker room) Parents of school-age children This vibrant class builds strong relationships through regular social gatherings, service projects and spiritual growth through fellowship and worship together. Lessons involve a wide variety of topics and are often self-taught by class members. Social gatherings include both “adults only” and family friendly activities. Common Ground families also participate in service projects to support the Christian Community Service Center.
Journey2Gether – 10 a.m., EC104 (Library) (first floor, Commons area) Singles, ages 40-55 (with or without children) Journey2Gether meets for fellowship and a discussion-based bible study. With frequent lunch outings, service projects and socials, there are plenty of opportunities for you to fit in!
Horizons – 9:45 a.m., EC221 (B241) (second floor, above Hines Baker room) Couples and singles in their 40’s through late 50’s Horizons features relevant Faith-in-Life topics and Bible study. Topics include relationships, marriage, children, and everyday issues. The class engages in a family retreat, social events throughout the year, and serves with Generation One, Inc. in Third Ward.
Genesis – 9:45 a.m., EN207 (R21) (second floor, above the Rotunda) Mostly couples, ages 45-60’s plus Faith issues relating to life experiences and Bible studies in a lecture/discussion format are taught by Steve Lufburrow, Mark Hawkins, and other class members. Regular social and service projects are emphasized.
Sojourners – 9:45 a.m., EN208 (R24) (second floor, above the Rotunda) Single adults (some couples) over 55 Bible study and faith issues in daily living are presented by Phil Murray in a lecture/ interactive discussion format. Regular social and service opportunities are scheduled, including Kids Meals.
Gene Decker Study – 9:45 a.m., EN205/206 (R23) (second floor, above the Rotunda) Couples and singles, ages 55 and up A large, socially active class that engages thought provoking lessons are presented each week by class members and guest teachers on a wide range of spiritual topics. Monthly social gatherings, service projects, and an annual retreat help members enrich one another’s lives.
Randy Smith Bible Study – 9:45 a.m., Parlor (first floor, northwest corner, near Fellowship Hall) Couples and singles, ages 50 to 85 This large class meets in a caring atmosphere for Biblical study. Often marked by spirited discussions, the lessons are led by Hank Coleman and Jim Henderson. The class also supports and works with SEARCH Homeless Services.
Good Will – 9:45 a.m., Rotunda (first floor, between Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall) All ages, couples and singles This large group studies Bible and Faith-in-Life topics in a lecture format, taught by Richard Ethun and visiting teachers. The class sponsors regular social and service events, especially partnering with Kids Meals and Texas Medical Center’s Hospitality Apartments.
Bible Discovery – 9:45 a.m., EN204 (R25) (second floor, above Rotunda) All ages, couples and singles Using a stimulating interactive format and featuring a mix of class discussion and lecture, this class takes on in-depth Bible topics taught by Jack and Fran Steele.
Charles Wesley – 9:45 a.m., Choir Room Open to all adults This class, in a concentrated 30-minute format, focuses on Biblical and theological topics. The class was created primarily to serve members of the chancel choir and is taught by Don Brynes. Along with the choir, the class has “adopted” a refugee family through InterFaith Ministries.
Open Arms – 9:45 a.m., EC223 (B256) (second floor, above Hines Baker room) All ages, couples or singles Do you want to learn more about your faith? Open Arms studies the Bible and how it helps us draw closer to God and deal with everyday life. Joel Mohrman and other class members teach. We love lesson discussions, service and class social events.
Covenant – 9:45 a.m., EN209 (R22) (second floor, above the Rotunda) All ages, couples or singles This class explores specific books of the Bible in a round table setting with engaging discussion on how the scriptures relate to daily life.
Friendship – 9:45 a.m., EC102 (B154) (first floor, Commons area hallway) All ages, couples or singles A small, engaging class for all ages. Discussions center on Bible and Faith-in-Life topics in a round-table setting, gathering frequently for social and service events.
Joy Class – 10:45 a.m., EN115 (R11) (first floor, next to Rotunda) Adults with special needs Jesus, Others, Yourself is the focus of this class featuring Bible lessons, music, and prayer in an environment conscious of those with special needs. For more information, please contact Lisa Gossett.