The word disciple literally means "learner," one who dedicates themselves to learning the way of another. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we should be life-long learners of who he is, what the Bible teaches concerning him, and what it means to follow him. Adult Sunday Morning Classes at First Free are designed to do this by offering classes that both pass on the faith and equip people for ministry and Christian living.
All are welcome to attend any class listed below, but if you're new to First Free we recommend you start with A Closer Look! Learn more here.
Spring Semester Block 2
Block 2 classes meet March 17 through May 26. No registration required.
Isaiah: The Hope of the Gospel, Part 1
Room B3 | Teacher: Pastor Dick High
Isaiah contains one of the clearest expressions of the gospel in all of the Old Testament. However, the context for that proclamation is woven amid a significant focus on God’s judgment of his people for their meaningless worship and corporate injustices. That focus serves to remind us of our need to perpetually preach the gospel to ourselves as “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” (Is. 53:6)
2 & 3 John
Room A4 | Facilitators: Clayton Laird and Kurt Yowell
In 2 John and 3 John, John wanted his readers to be walking in the truth. Join us as we seek to encourage one another each week as we walk in truth together with Christ by having time for sharing, prayer, and the interactive study of the Word.
If God Is Good
Room A3 | Teachers: Dave Netherton and others
This 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. In addition, we’ll continue looking at the book If God Is Good: Faith in the Midst of Suffering and Evil by Randy Alcorn.
Living Life with Purpose
Room B3 | Teacher: Tim Buhler
Join us as we discover how God created each of us and our role in serving in his kingdom. We will study scripture passages that show how our spiritual gifts, personality, abilities, passions and life experiences form our calling and then discover how we are to be a steward of the convictions God has given us. This class is designed to be relevant for individuals in all stages of life.
Read Through Leviticus: You Shall be Holy
Room B4 | Facilitators: Cary Lavender, Paul Lindstrom and Pat Moyer
Join us as we read through the book of Leviticus using a format similar to the Read Through the Bible program. In this block we will be reading about God’s demand for holiness and his provision of atonement for ancient Israel with the institution of the priesthood and sacrificial system; and how these apply to us today. Class participants will have the opportunity to discuss what they have learned from each week’s reading and to learn from the insights provided by other class members
Bible Lessons for Adults with Special Needs, cont.
Room A1| Leader: Evanelle Olinger
This class is designed to meet the needs of adults with special needs. It will include Bible lessons as well as activities to support the lesson and to help build relationships among the students. We welcome anyone eighteen years or older with special needs. To help us prepare adequately to meet the needs of all students, please contact Evanelle at firstname.lastname@example.org before attending the class.
Room B6 | Teachers: Matt Brown
Join us as we continue our study in Daniel as we learn, like the Jews did in sixth century BC, that despite present circumstances, God is always in control.
Engaging Scripture, cont.
Room A7 | Facilitators: David and Julie Sutton
Engaging Scripture is a fellowship of believers who gather to grow in knowing God through engaging with his Word. We’ll follow a chronological reading plan that begins in January to read through the entire Old Testament and New Testament in a calendar year. Each week members share and discuss their insights and applications from the week’s reading. The daily scripture readings typically cover three or four chapters and take about twenty minutes. Ways of engaging with the Scriptures, such as meditating, memorizing, praying, journaling and storying, are also highlighted.
Defending Your Faith
Room B4 | Facilitator: Roy Baker
Join us as we watch and discuss a DVD series from R.C. Sproul titled “Defending Your Faith: An Overview of Classical Apologetics.” In this series Dr. Sproul surveys the history of apologetics and demonstrates that reason and science are your allies in defending the existence of God and the historical truth claims of Jesus Christ.
Hebrews: The Supremacy of Christ, Part 2
Room B3 | Teacher: Pastor Dick High
The believer has the opportunity every day to encounter, submit to, and find security in the supremacy of Christ in their life. We invite you to join us as we continue to work through the book of Hebrews with its repeated encouragement and challenge to embrace Christ wholeheartedly as we pray, fellowship, and study God’s Word together.
These classes wrap up on Sunday, December 16.
Hebrews: The Supremacy of Christ, cont., Room B3
Bible Lessons for Adults with Special Needs, cont., Room B5
Evangelical Convictions: EFCA Statement of Faith, Room B3
Gospel Fluency, cont., Room A5
New City Catechism, cont., Room A6
Our Commission in God’s Kingdom, Room A3
Philippians, Room B6, Read Through Exodus: The Covenant at Sinai/Divine Worship, Room B4
Read Through the Bible, cont., Room B10
1 John, Room B3
The Pilgrims Progress, cont., Room B4
Many thanks to the Adult Education Team: Led by Jo Coltrain, Matt Brown, Tim Buhler, Philip Ingram, Susan Dorsey, and Jane Schaible