Adult Classes are built around a “Core Curriculum” – that is, those subject areas essential to a solid grounding in the Christian faith and which help us become fully equipped as disciples who make disciples.
We encourage and invite everyone, whether you’re a first time guest or a covenant partner, to connect and grow in your faith through a Sunday study class, weekday Bible study, or small group. All of the opportunities listed below are always open to new attendees.
Five core topics
Each class description will feature an icon to allow you to quickly identify the core topic under which it falls. Everyone is encouraged to proactively broaden your knowledge by choosing from different topic areas from one semester to another so that over time, you will increase your understanding in all the core subject areas.
Sunday Morning Study Classes
Doing a new thing
Room: 2124 | Leaders: Mark Britton This group is open to all the Spirit may call. The first sessions will be devoted to learning about each other and our faith journeys. We will decide as a group what we might like to study and also talk about how we will incorporate the core practices of our church into our communities of influence.
“The story” – Jesus in the old testament
Room: 2106 | Leaders: Lee Schmidt This class will use the first 21 chapters (covering the Old Testament) of the book The Story as a framework, telling the story of humankind, who God is, and what He has done for us and how the Old Testament points to the coming Christ. The Story contains portions of Scripture that have been thoughtfully and carefully excerpted and placed in chronological order. Omitted Scripture is summarized to help the flow of the storyline. This study will be filled with intrigue, drama, conflict, romance, and redemption; this fall, we will start with Joshua- “The Battle Begins.”
Room: 2109 | Leaders: Martha Blaess
Married and single people in their 20s and 30s seeking new life through Jesus by gathering together, spending time in scripture and prayer, and investing in the community. Join us as we go through the book of Job.
hebrews study (Men’s class)
Room: 2123 | Leaders: Henry Boecking We will explore the authorship and the theme of the book of Hebrews, as well as the definition and the practice of faith.
Room: 1205 (Fellowship Hall) | Leader: Wes Fryer This class will take a look into Gospel Encounters – both Biblical and Contemporary.
I’m glad you asked
Room: 2115 | Leader: Ed Martin and Ken Mendenhall
Our material will be the book I’m Glad You Asked. It is a perfect fit for the theme of outreach since it teaches Christian’s how to answer the 12 most common objections unbelievers have to Christianity. All are welcome!
“The Gathering” on Wednesday Evenings
Meal at 5:30-6:15pm | Groups at 6:30pm
The Gathering is a time for all ages to share a meal and fellowship together in the Palmer Lounge (above the gym) before heading off to kids/youth programs and adult study/small groups. Dinner is available from 5:30-6:15pm at just $6 per person. Pizza, soft drinks and other snacks are available at the Filling Station of the Palmer at a variety of prices with proceeds benefiting local and global mission.
wednesday night class
Room: 2114 | Time: 6:30pm | Leader: Bill Ball
Do you love studying the Bible, but wish you could understand it better? Do you enjoy Bible study discussions that embody the concept of iron sharpening iron? Do you want to share God’s word with others, but feel inadequate? This fall, a new small group will form with the goal of learning how to study God’s word to glean as much out of it as possible. The course will require a two semester commitment (fall and spring) and will be taught by Bill Ball and facilitated by Crystal McGee DePue. In addition to studying Scripture together, we will share who we are, care & pray with and for each other, and go into the community to serve, as well as becoming equipped to teach what we’ve learned from God’s Word (practicing first in the group with the love and support of everyone there!). Don’t miss this chance to learn from an amazing (& fun) former Bible college professor while growing in relationship with others and with God.
Room: 2126 | Time: 6:30pm | Leader: Dave Lewis
Understanding Paul: Letter to the Romans will be a discussion based class focused on reading and understanding the history and theology behind Paul’s letter to the church in Rome. We will draw primarily on the biblical text for each class discussion punctuated with commentary from Karl Barth, John Calvin, and other ancient and modern theologians.The ultimate goal for this class is to build a framework for evangelicals to understand how to apply Paul’s discussion of salvation to everyday life.
Dave Lewis is no stranger to teaching at FPC. He has previously taught classes including Introduction to Calvin’s Institutes, The French Confession of Faith, Karl Barth’s Introduction to Evangelical Theology, and Sacred Scripture, Secret Scripture: how the NT developed and why. Dave was a Presbyterian Church USA pastor for 10 years serving in Illinois, Virginia, and Oklahoma. He has been involved with Young Life for over 20 years and currently serves on the OKC Metro Young Life Board and as a member of the national Young Life Alumni and Friends think tank.