Sunday Morning Spiritual Opportunities
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Beacon / Keystone Class
The Beacon / Keystone class meets in the beautiful Schwab Chapel and studies The Present Word curriculum series. This series continues to be one of the most popular curricula for adults seeking a meditative and reflective Bible study with practical applications for their lives and relationships. Based on the Cooperative Uniform Lesson Series, The Present Word carries on the legacy of Bible Discovery with relevant, stimulating explorations of Scripture and the answers it provides for the issues we face today.
Teacher: Rev. Adie Grenpastures
Location: Schwab Chapel
Pathfinders is an inter-generational, discussion class. Our mission is to be an open, all-inclusive, Bible -based, discussion class. Our studies range from current issues to in-depth Bible study. We have completed a study of Unbinding the Gospel led by The Rev. Dr. James Brewer-Calvert. Prior to this study, we studied and discussed a series of books by J. Ellsworth Kalas and James W. Moore. In addition, we participated in an in-depth study of the Book of Matthew led by Mary Frances Early. Currently, we are learning more about the Disciples through “Exploring the Disciples’ Identity” led by The Rev. Dr. James Brewer-Calvert. Then, we will begin study and discussion of Kalas’ Detective Stories from the Bible. All are welcome to join us for open discussion of the Word and how we as contemporary Christians live the Word on a daily basis.
Leader: Yolanda Lewellyn
Location: Pathfinders room on the main floor across from the nursery
Special Interest Classes
Baptism and Belonging
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) practices baptism by immersion at an age of understanding. Often called a “Pastor’s Class” or “Confirmation Class” in other denominations, First Christian Church of Decatur is delighted to periodically offer a study of the meaning of baptism, leading each participant to decide whether to accept Christ as Lord and Savior and to be baptized by immersion. We also explore what it means to be a member of a vibrant community of faith. This four-to-six week study is offered on Sunday mornings and is taught by our Pastor alongside our Eldership, and is open to youth and adults.
Leader: Rev. Dr. James Brewer-Calvert
Location: Carmack Room