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Why Attend Sunday School?

Here at FPC, we see the vital role knowing about Jesus plays in truly knowing Jesus. Sunday mornings are a time where our church members come together to worship Jesus, fellowship with their church family, and become better equipped in knowing Jesus  This intentional equipping occurs through Sunday Schools. We have various classes offered that will prepare our people to better love God, know self, and serve their context. For more information, please read below or contact Kimberly Chassay, Discipleship Coordinator, at kchassay@fpchouston.org.


Core Sunday Morning Classes 

*****Unless noted, all classes begin at 9:40am****

 

Intersections (Inter-generational Class)
Singles and Married |  all ages  |  9:40am  |  Mini-Gym  

Intersections is a multi-generational Sunday School class with the express goal of supporting FPC's Vision 2020. Through class discussion and interaction "Intersections" focuses on the study of the Bible and the mission of First Presbyterian Church to take the Gospel to Houston and to the world.  


Basic Training in the Bible (Inter-generational Class)
Singles & Married  |  all ages  |  Fellowship Hall   

Have you ever wondered how to study the Bible? It can often feel like you are trying to understand a story from a completely different culture in a completely different language in a completely different era. That’s because you are! Led by Pastor Andrew Stepp we will dive deeper into God’s Word and learn how to read and interpret it faithfully. We will look at how to study books as a whole, analyze characters and themes, and even dig into some of the more bizarre and provocative stories. 

Click here for the resources page for the Basic Training in the Bible Sunday School class. If you can’t gather with us at that time, we have created this web page to make the materials available, including audio recordings, PowerPoint presentations, and handouts


The Table (Young Professionals)
Singles, Married, & Married with kids |  ages 20s–30s  |  FH 156   

Join the young adult community at FPC as we meet at The Table to welcome each other, feast on God’s Word in dialogue together, and become transformed to live the language of the Bible before a watching world.


Boomers (Born in the 1940s and 1950s) 
Singles and Married  |  ages 55 and older  |  9:30am  |  Living Room 

Join other baby boomers who want to grow together in faith, build trusting bonds of friendship, serve the needs of others, and have fun along the way. This class offers Bible-based teaching, group interaction, and small group discussions. 

 


 

Alternative Classes

 

Life Together (Parents with young children)
Singles & Married with kids 
|  ages 25–45  |  Solarium  

Life Together is more than a once a week one-hour Sunday School class. This class seeks to help people grow in faith and friendship with others through solid Bible teaching, weekly small groups, social events and service opportunities. This class is designed to foster community and fellowship, being equipped for ministry wherever the Lord places us.


Trinity (Parents with middle school-aged children) 
Singles and Married with kids |  ages 35-55  |  FH 154  

Trinity values studying the Bible, growing in faith, and developing relationships. Extending far beyond Sunday morning, many members meet weekly for men’s, women’s, and couples’ small group Bible studies and service projects. 


Potters Clay 
Mature couples and singles  |  9:30-11:00am  |  LC 269   

This class will discuss The Truth Project. The Truth Project is a DVD-based curriculum comprised of 13 one-hour lessons taught by Dr. Del Tackett. Each lesson discusses in great detail the relevance and importance of living the Christian worldview in daily life. 


The Church, Then and Now 
All ages  |  CE122   

This lecture/video/discussion-style class focuses on church history, theology, and the practice of our faith.  Past studies have included Bonhoeffer’s “The Cost of Discipleship”, Bunyan’s  “The Pilgrim’s Progress”, and N. T. Wright’s “The Day the Revolution Began”. Our smaller class size and open discussion promote strong friendships among the members. 


Galiliean 
All ages  |  Adult Library   

This fellowship seeks a deeper understanding of biblical and denominational principles and their application, while promoting strong bonds of friendship and candid discussion. 


Journey 
All ages  |  FH 251   

This class focuses on contextual studies of the books of the Bible, paying attention to the circumstances in which they were written and their relationship to the Bible’s message. 


Special Topics 
All ages  |  FH 253   

Listen to lectures and join in discussions led by speakers from our church and community on a broad range of subjects including theology, ethics, church history and education. This group desires to challenge those in pursuit of Christian intellectual stimulation. 


Groundbreakers 
All ages CE 214    

Contribute to lively group discussions designed to deepen faith and nurture a personal relationship with God through Bible study and prayer. Class members share in fellowship and community outreach activities. 


Hot Topics 
All ages  |  10:45am  |  FH 251   

This in-depth Bible study, in the context of Presbyterian and Reformed Christian thought, encourages class discussions exploring key issues of our faith and its significance. 


Marriage Beginnings
Engaged and Newly Married
  |  9:40-10:00am  |  LC 267   |  Spring Class has ended. New dates will be announced. 

Our hope is that engaged and newly married couples would join us for this 6 week Sunday School Class. 

Marriage is a gift from God and we place a high value on the importance and necessity of preparing for this relationship, before and after marriage. FPC offers a 6-week seminar that addresses the biblical meaning of marriage, common issues couples face, and provide vital tools to help navigate your relationship. The class is taught by members of FPC, pastors and family counseling professionals. The class facilitators are Alan and Claudia Stewart. Whether you are considering marriage, engaged, or have been married for only a few months or years, this class is beneficial to all as we work towards glorifying our Lord in the way we love our future or current spouse. Register here. 

 


Parenting Beginnings
Parents and Expecting Parents
  |  9:40-10:00am  |  LC296 on Sunday, 4/22, LC 267 the following Sundays   |  April 22-May 27 

Our hope is that parents and expecting parents would join us for this 6 week Sunday School Class. 

Dear Parents and Expecting Parents,

We are excited to announce that Stacey Rockwell, Director of Children and Family, will be leading a class this springfocused on parenting newborns. This 6 week (Sundays, April 22-May 27) discussion and reflection group is perfect for anyone that is considering having an infant, about to have an infant, or currently has an infant. Stacey Rockwell will facilitate the group using Your Newborn Promise Project: A Christian Pre-Parenting Primer. The guide walks us throughs cripture that encourages reflection on our relationships with each other, our own parents, and God as we take on the responsibility of being Christian parents.“The arrival of a child is a watershed event, a spiritual passage of life for infants and parents alike. God brings a child into the world already primed to know and grow in him. At the same time, new parents enter an entirely new phase in marriage and personal growth. The confluence of transitions is like a gift from God to bring us closer to him and to each other.”(Grant, Haney & Kolar, 2017, p. 9) 

Register here.


 

Friends & Family Sunday School Class
Parents of Youth | 9:40-10:00am  |  LC 268   |  Every Sunday, except Holidays and Summer 

Looking for fellowship with FPC families? This class is for you! Parents gather for coffee, fellowship and time in the Scriptures. There will always be Christ-centered biblical teaching. We know that it’s tough to navigate life as a parent, especially when your kids are teenagers or young adults.  The goal of this class is to listen to you, encourage you and inspire you, not only in your daily faithwalk but in the journey of raising your children that honors the Lord Jesus in every way.  Our curriculum and format will change throughout the year, but we will always offer a variety of speakers and formats to encourage relationship growth in our parent community.  Whether we address "hot topics” (issues facing families at the intersection of faith and culture), hear from the Youth Staff, or study an excerpt of Scripture, our hope is that as we all draw closer to the Lord and to our families, we will grow closer as friends in the process! Visit the Parents of Youth page for more info. 

 

For more information about Sunday School classes, please email Kimberly Chassay at kchassay@fpchouston.org.