Sunday Morning Classes
You will find opportunities to enrich your Christian education, spiritual journey, and fellowship through the adult classes that meet on Sunday mornings from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., as well as from the many other groups that meet throughout the week. You'll also have the chance to build connections by participating in our outreach and missions programs and groups. Invest in a Sunday morning class and discover Christian community that can last a lifetime. To learn more contact , Coordinator of Embracing Communities, at 713-402-5031.
New Sunday Morning Opportunity for Single Parents
Refuge - 9:45 a.m., R22 (second floor, above the Rotunda)
Refuge intends to be a community of encouragement and support as we work to walk closer with God, grow as both parents and individuals, seek out answers to real-life issues, and develop friendships with others like ourselves. Refuge will begin meeting February 22, in A205 at 9:45 a.m. Our opening study will be Grace Based Parenting - creating an atmosphere of grace; we’d love for you to join us! Please contact with any questions.
Luminous - 9:45 a.m., R25 (second floor, above the Rotunda)
A class for young professionals - single, committed relationship or married in their 20s and 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. This growing class features regular service projects and frequent social gatherings. Contact Daniel Pierson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Discovery - 9:45 a.m., Rev. Linda Christians' Office (office area)
A small, highly-interactive class for young adults ages 21-34, featuring round-table Biblical discussion and fellowship. This discussion based hour explores the week’s scriptures from the lectionary to discover how they speak to our daily lives. Singles and couples are all welcome.
Three Strands - 9:45 a.m., R23 (second floor, above the Rotunda)
This class for engaged and married couples in their mid-20’s through 30’s strives to create 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 weekly small groups available, frequent social outings, and has “adopted” a refugee family through InterFaith Ministries.
The Hub - 10:45 a.m., Hines Baker West (Commons area hallway)
The Hub is a class for Young Couples–either engaged or recently married. Weekly lessons are from the Wired Word curriculum, which takes current events from headline news and shows how to apply the Bible, faith and beliefs in responding and addressing these issues. There is a new topic each week so you can come anytime! Frequent social gatherings are also a part of the class experience.
30s - 40s
Fellowship - 9:45 a.m., R22 (second floor, above the Rotunda)
This class consists of married couples in their 30s and 40s, all with young children. 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. The class is taught by member rotation and periodic guest speakers.
Compass - 9:45 a.m., Hines Baker East (Commons area hallway)
This is a class for those in their 30s. Singles and couples are welcome. 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. If you would like more information about the class, email Katie at email@example.com.
30s - 50s
Common Ground - 9:45 a.m., R23 (second floor, above the Rotunda)
This vibrant class consists of parents with young children 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, with occasional guest teachers. 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.
Journey 2Gether - 9:45 a.m., R21 (second floor, above the Rotunda)
Each week, singles, ages 30-55 (with or without children) meet 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., R21 (second floor, above the Rotunda)
Primarily for adults (couples and singles) in their 40's through late 50’s. Horizons features relevant Faith-in-Life topics and Bible study led by class members, and guest speakers. 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., R21 (second floor, above the Rotunda)
Faith issues relating to life experiences and Bible studies in a lecture/discussion format are taught by Steve Lufburrow and other class members. Regular social and service projects are emphasized. Mostly couples, ages 45-60’s plus.
Sojourners - 9:45 a.m., R24 (second floor, above the Rotunda)
For single adults (some couples), ages 50-65. 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., C263 (second floor, above choir room)
A large, socially active class of couples and singles, ages 55 and up. 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)
A large group of adults, ages 50 to 85, meet 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.
Harmony - 9:45 a.m., Chapel Parlor (first floor, behind Chapel)
This class welcomes those 55 and up, who enjoy fellowship and lively discussion. Topics include contemporary issues and spiritual growth.
Good Will - 9:45 a.m., Rotunda (first floor, between Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall)
A large group, of all ages, couples and singles, studying Bible and Faith-in-Life topics in a lecture format, taught by Richard Ethun. 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., Hines Baker West (first floor, Commons area hallway)
This small class is made up of all ages, couples and singles. Using a stimulating interactive format and featuring a mix of class discussion and lecture, in-depth Bible topics are taught by Jack and Fran Steele.
Charles Wesley - 9:45 a.m., Choir Room
A concentrated 30-minute class, open to all adults. The presentations and discussion focus on Biblical and theological topics. The class was created primarily to serve members of the chancel choir and is taught by Don Brynes. The class is working with InterFaith Ministries to “adopt” a refugee family.
Open Arms - 9:55 a.m., Library (first floor, across from Hines Baker)
Do you want to learn more about your faith? Our class 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. We welcome singles or couples to come and learn, seek God and serve others.
Covenant - 9:45 a.m., C262 (second floor, above choir room)
This class welcomes all adults and 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., B154 (first floor, Commons area hallway)
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.
The Journey - 9:45 a.m., Library (first floor, across from Hines Baker)
An adult and family class, crossing generations, offers an in-depth analysis Bible study which includes community, study, sharing, questions, life application and accountability. The class also works regularly with Kids Meals.
Joy Class - 10:35 a.m., C167 (first floor, near office area)
Jesus, Others, Yourself is the focus of this class for adults with special needs. The class features Bible lessons, music, and prayer in an environment conscious of those with special needs.