SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:30 – 10:15AM
Kids will spend their time learning Bible Stories, doing group projects, playing and singing. All Sunday School teachers are members of the church and have passed a background check before serving. Check the list below to see what class your child should attend:
- 0-2 years – 1st Floor Nursery
- 2-3 year old – Downstairs Classroom
- 4-5 year old – North Classroom
- 1st & 2nd Grade – 2nd Floor Classroom
- 3rd & 4th Grade – Balcony
- 5th & 6th Grade – 2nd Floor Classroom
- 7th through 12th Grade – Sub-Basement (classroom below the kitchen)
Adult Classes: June 3 – August 26
Ezra & Nehemiah|Sanctuary|Tim & Dan Faust
Life had not been easy during the exile under Babylonian and Persian rule, but now that God’s people were returning to Jerusalem, there were more challenges. As enemies close in, would they really succeed in rebuilding the walls and temple? Perhaps even more importantly, would they still remain faithful to God as they begin a new life returning home? Join us as we study Ezra and Nehemiah, two rebuilders and reformers reminding God’s people of His promises and their need to remain faithful, and we too will learn the need to trust God in all circumstances and stay true to His Word.
The Beautitudes|Overflow|Ron Reed & others
John Stott said “The Sermon the Mount is probably the best-known part of the teaching of Jesus, though arguably it is the least understood, and
certainly it is the least obeyed.” Some of the expressions have become part of our everyday speech. But what is the purpose of this teaching of Jesus?
Rome sees obedience to this Sermon as necessary to merit salvation.
Liberal theologians have used this passage to justify the social gospel and as a blueprint for the reorganization of society. Some evangelicals argue that the Sermon is not intended for us now, but only pertains to life after the second coming of Christ. Even Thomas Aquinas suggested that ordinary Christians need not observe the Sermon’s hardest demands and thought we need to have a “two-tier” approach, leaving the Beatitudes for Christians with a “higher calling.”
But there is a reason that Matthew placed this teaching block at the
beginning of Christ’s teaching. It speaks to issues in which even faithful Christians can become fuzzy and confused. What does it mean to have a Christian lifestyle in the pluralistic and secularized world in which we live? To what extent are Christians really “different” from other people? Jesus puts his finger on that very issue of supreme importance. Come join us as we focus on the Beatitudes that begin the Sermon on the Mount.
Membership|Fellowship Hall|Pastor Grossman
Surveying the biblical basis of church membership, this class will discuss the doctrine, government, discipline, and history of the Bible Fellowship Church. This elective is particularly recommended for those considering church membership, or interested in learning more about this church. (Six Weeks)