Learn about the variety of opportunities for gathering and growing on Sunday mornings at First Baptist Greensboro. We hope you’ll try a new class or rekindle your connection to an established class, and find the best place to learn and grow in your faith. A list of class locations can be found in the atrium on Sunday mornings.

Teachers: Robert Angell, Will Crawford, Janice Newsom and Dale Singley

Life Stage: 60s and older 

 

The Agape Class has several facilitators who guide the class using discussion and member participation with the Nurturing Faith curriculum. It is a safe space to discuss ideas as all opinions are respected. This class is comprised of couples and singles in their 60s and older. The class is a group of caring members who also meet outside of class for social or holiday occasions.

Teacher: John Suggs          

Life Stage: Senior Men

The Barnabas-Caldwell class is specifically intended for senior men. Using the Nurturing Faith curriculum, this class employs a combination of lecture and discussion with ample class participation. This class is a Bible study in which most members come prepared on Sunday to discuss the week’s lesson in detail. The goal is for members to find a take away from each lesson that can be applied to daily lives. The class likes to fellowship with each other, support the church and other chosen projects.

Teacher: Scott Culclasure

Life Stage: All 

The Covenant class is committed to the in-depth study of Scripture. Class lessons are based on the Nurturing Faith curriculum. The class combines lecture as a way of contextualizing the scriptural passage with open-ended class discussion. Instead of insisting on a single way of reading the Bible, members are invited to consider points of view different from their own, which helps in consider anew the wonders of God’s word. Class members represent all ages and are both couples and singles. Members are encouraged to participate in discussion and to be respectful of perspectives different from their own. There is plenty of laughter and time to share our sorrows and concerns with each other and through prayer.

Teacher: Joe Garcia

Life Stage: All

A Gathering Community class welcomes any and all to this book-based study. Class members range from ages 20-85 and include singles, couples and those both new to the church and “veterans”. Class members make suggestions for book studies and the majority decides. Weekly discussions are led by a facilitator and all are treated with respect and acceptance. It is the hope that any who would visit would find an immediate sense of comfort and belonging while having challenging and hearty dialogues. There is a feeling of freedom to express differing ideas and opinions without fear or embarrassment. The class also enjoys sharing prayers concerns, developing friendship and growing in faith together.

Teachers: Thom Little

Life Stage: Adults with maturing children and/or aging parents

The Journey class currently meets both virtually and hybrid (adapting as needed). The class welcomes anyone, but may be of particular interest to those who are in the stage of life where they are shifting from caring for maturing children to supporting aging parents. Using Nurturing Faith and book studies chosen by the class, members enjoys facilitated discussions about the meaning of scripture and what they can teach about how we should live today. This class also enjoys getting together for fellowship, laughter and support for each other.

Teachers: Darl Champion, Cliff Lowery, Marietta Noel, David Rowe 

Life Stage: Upper 60s and older 

The Koinonia class uses the Nurturing Faith curriculum with the teacher presenting the lesson based on the scripture for the particular week. The emphasis of this class is on how the Bible study and material are relevant to living today. Members are encouraged to actively participate, but no one is forced to speak out. In this class, members’ ages begin in the upper 60’s and include a combination of couples, widow(er)s and singles. The class is very caring and consider fellow members to be part of the class family. Anyone who joins the class is immediately made welcome and accepted by everyone. 

Teachers: Cookie Hamilton, Margaret Lafevers, Geneva Metzger

Life Stage: Women of any age

The Reflections class is a discussion-based class that uses the Nurturing Faith curriculum. It is open to women of all ages and in all stages of life.

Teachers: Matt Messick, Rob Mullin, Robb Wells

Life Stage: Adults in 40s and 50s with children in the youth group and older. 

The Seekers class is mostly composed of married couples in their 40’s and 50’s with children in the youth group or older. Single adults are also welcome and encouraged to give the class a try. The class uses the Formations curriculum and focuses on practical life application of the Bible. This class always welcomes new members and maintains an open, inclusive environment where all opinions are valued. The class encourages discussion and work to have a healthy blend of lecture and Q&A/discussion time. The class enjoys doing mission projects, having social gatherings and caregiving for each other as a group.

Teacher: John Setchfield

Life Stage: All

This class is intentionally multigenerational with hopes that this small group of members from all ages and life stages will feel welcome. The objective is that this class will foster engaging discussion and strong relationships. The class will focus on how scripture affects us personally and collectively.

Teacher: Tom Petty

Life Stage: All

The most unique aspect of this class is that it will meet after worship each Sunday. This class is ideal for choir members, Sunday School teachers, or anyone who would rather gather for class a bit later in the day.The class will be studying and meditating on the lectionary text for each Sunday while also gathering for fellowship and community.

Wondering where you fit in? Are you interested becoming a teacher? Do you have an idea for a new class?

Connect with Rev. Courtney Willis, Associate Pastor Spiritual Formation and Congregational Care | courtney@fbcgso.org or (336) 274 – 3286 ex 113