Classes

Sunday mornings at First Free look a little different in the summer. We have a great team of volunteer teachers that are with our kids and students each week throughout the school year and we want to give them a break and the opportunity to take a class and be equipped as they serve the rest of the year.

June 4-25

Adults and students can pick from the classes below and we have a special missions class for elementary kids whose parents are taking a class or serving in a morning ministry. To help us plan for class sizes and rooms, we are asking everyone to register online for these classes by Monday, May 22.

Please note:
Nursery and preschool classes will meet as usual in June, no new registration required.
Our regular elementary and student 9:00 classes and our 10:45 Kindergarten class will not meet through August 6.

Exploring Missions (for current K-4th grades)
9:00 am | Shine! Room 202
This interactive, missions-themed class is for kids whose parents are attending one of our adult classes or serving in a Sunday morning ministry.

Missionaries Past and Present
9:00 am | Room A5 | Class Leaders: Pastors Jordan, Lucas, and Curt
In this class, each week we’ll share the story of God’s work through a past missionary and then hear from a present First Free missions partner. This class will be especially friendly for our middle and high school students and a blessing to adults as well. Come learn about God’s work among the nations in centuries past and today.

Entering the Harvest, Prepared
10:45 am | Room B3 | Class Leaders: Chuck Thomas and Gary Wickham
This class will be a look at the process of bringing an indigenous church to maturity through the eyes of Doug & Cheryl Schaible and their time working in the Solong language group of Papua New Guinea.

Room of Grace: Missions Focus 
9:00 am | Room A3 | Class Leader: Dave Netherton
Room of Grace will be focusing on missions for the month of June. We are all called to be ambassadors for Christ (2 Cor 5:20) and some are called to be his representatives overseas as missionaries. We will look at four questions: 1) What is the character of the King we represent? 2) What is our mission? 3) What is our message? 4) What are his methods?

Jesus with Dirty Feet: A Look at Christian Principles and Evangelism
9:00 am | Room B6 | Class Leader: Matt Brown
A simplistic study of who Jesus was (a man with dirty feet given how much he walked) and how his life should impact believers in the twenty-first century.

God’s Big Picture (meets through July 30)
9:00 am | Room B3 | Class Leaders: Steve Nave and Wes Penner
This class will take an overview look at scripture with the main source material being the book God’s Big Picture by Vaughan Roberts. We will see how the different parts of the Bible fit together under the theme of the kingdom of God, and see how the Bible’s supreme subject, Jesus Christ, and the salvation God offers through him is embedded throughout the storyline of scripture.

Survey of Church History, Part 3 A.D. 1500-1620 (meets through August 6)
9:00 am | Room B4 | Class Leader: Paul Lindstrom
This class will survey the period of the Reformation using the Ligonier Ministries' Church History DVD series taught by W. Robert Godfrey.

Psalms of David, cont. (meets through August 6)
7:45 am | Room B3 | Class Leader: Dennis Finley
Who was David? Shepherd, warrior, poet, musician, king? Was he also a prayer warrior with all those psalms? We will survey his wonderful writings as we look at some of David’s psalms.

Read through the Bible Class, cont. (meets through August 6)
10:45 am | Room B10 | Class Leaders: Dave Sutton
This class encourages you to read through the Bible in a year. They use a chronological reading plan and meet on Sundays to discuss the readings and pray for one another in light of it. New students can join at any time.

July 2 - One Service at 10 am

To kick off July, we’ll all join together for one worship service on the 2nd that includes babies, toddlers, all the way up through senior adults—one worship service for the entire church family!

Please note:
There will be no nursery or preschool classes this morning.

July 9 - August 6

We intentionally scale back our programming for the month of July. Consider coming for one of the services, and then take advantage of that extra time without classes to grab breakfast or lunch with others you’d like to get to know better, or consider serving together in our nursery or preschool classes. Think about how you might build relationships and develop true community!

Please note:
Nursery will be available both services.
Preschool will have classes during the 9:00 service.
There will be no elementary or student classes.

The following adult classes will continue meeting through August 6, see descriptions above:
God’s Big Picture (meets through July 30)
Survey of Church History, Part 3 A.D. 1500-1620
Psalms of David
Read through the Bible Class

Room of Grace (July 9 - August 6)
9:00 am | Room A3 | Class Leader: Dave Netherton
The Room of Grace is a multi-generational class whose purpose is to encourage each other in our relationship with Jesus Christ. We do this through the study of God’s Word, praying for one another, and sharing what God is doing in our lives. Anyone is welcome in this highly interactive class.