8:30 AM Classes
Kip Dorsey and Bill Abbott teach members wanting to focus on Bible study and getting to know more people in the church. Some are experiencing Sunday School for the first time while others are looking for a time more suitable for 9:30 worshippers.
9:30 AM Classes
The Becomers have a rotating teaching format with scripture-based lessons and contemporary issue discussions to help further their spiritual walk in meeting the everyday problems and stresses of life. They are an active group within this church and are involved in many mission projects. This group is mostly empty-nesters. We always have donuts and you are never late!
C3 (College, Career and Christ) | Bldg. B, Rm 122
A place for young adults who live in the Rockwall area to connect with each other and with God. Relaxed and easy-going, this class provides a place to learn and question what it means to live a life that is authentic to Christ’s call to be disciples to the world. The first Sunday of each month the class meets at 9M in the classroom to travel together for local mission opportunities.
Challengers | Singles and Couples | Avg. Age: 45+ | Bldg. B, Rm 121
The Challengers are a family-oriented, caring, friendly, loving, praying, fun group with class time devoted to prayer requests and Bible study. They have all age groups from all walks of life. Discovery Young Families, Avg. Age: 35+/Bldg. B, Rm 119 This class is especially for families with school-aged children. They extend a special invitation to all to join the discussion and study of the Bible as it relates to our daily living.
Foundation | Mostly Couples | Avg. Age: 27+ | Bldg. B, Rm 110
This class is a loving group of people with young children around preschool-age and younger, created to serve as a spiritual foundation for each individual, their children, and each other. They study a breadth of topics from Christian parenting and scriptural studies to discipleship. The fun does not stop in class; Foundations regularly participates in fellowship opportunities with and without their children! Through class on Sunday mornings and other gatherings, this class seeks to grow together in faith and relationship, serving as sounding blocks, friends, support, and a place to continue to be spiritually fed.
Friendship | Singles and Couples | Avg. Age: 70+ | Bldg. B, Rm 118
This class has rotating teachers who lead discussions from programmed international curriculum. Occasional social outings provide fellowship opportunities beyond the Sunday morning classroom setting The Friendship Class is intentional about supporting many mission and outreach programs within and outside the walls of the church.
Harmony | Singles and Couples | Avg. Age: 50+ | Bldg. B, Rm 120
Members of this class seek to enhance their understanding of God’s Word through Bible studies led by rotating teachers. Contemporary issues are addressed in light of the scriptures and current Christian literature. The class enjoys social activities, supports numerous mission projects, and is dedicated to serving the Lord in all ways.
J. E. Wilson | Singles and Couples | Avg. Age: 60+ | Bldg. B, Rm 117
This class is primarily Bible Studies led by class members. Class members have an active social calendar together and also maintain a busy Christian service agenda to provide support for the Society of St. Stephen, the United Methodist Children’s Home, and other missions.
Journeys | Singles and Couples | Avg. Age: 40+ | Bldg. A, Rm 212
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8.12 The focus of this class is to use Biblical and Christian principles to learn from and to encourage each other throughout our daily lives. Lessons are member-led and discussion is encouraged. Our hope is that through this class we can learn more about what Christ has in store for us. Through the Christian relationships that we develop, we can be an encouragement to each other as we journey through life’s joys and challenges.
Pathfinders | Mostly Couples | Avg. Age: 45+ | Bldg. A, Rm 214
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” Psalm 119:105 The goal of Pathfinders is to bring its members closer to living a Christ-centered life through study and fellowship. We seek to promote the Lord and bring others to Christ by leading by example, sharing each others joys and hardships, and seeking answers to life’s questions by study and discussion. Lessons generally follow published study guides designed to enhance our understanding of the Scripture and its application in all facets of our daily lives.
Seekers | Singles and Couples | Avg. Age: 55+ | Bldg. A, Rm 213
The Seekers Class is taught by members on a rotating teaching schedule. The class selects the literature and topics for its lessons, with emphasis on applying scripture to contemporary issues. The class has periodic socials and family outings, offering fellowship opportunities to its members. This multi-age class of couples and singles support and participate in numerous mission projects throughout the year and sponsors the Habitat for Humanity 2×4 Sunday each year.
Trinity | Mostly Couples | Avg. Age: 40-65 | Bldg. B, Rm 123
The Trinity Class is comprised of married couples ranging in age from mid 20’s through late 40’s. They seek a fun and friendly way to make Christian friends and share God’s word. Their faith experiences vary from new Christians to those with a time-tested abiding faith. They have discussions on topics ranging from family matters to spiritual topics, all with an emphasis on God’s will for us. They enjoy regular social outings, and seek to build a trusted community of friends who celebrate God and support each other during life’s trials.
The Rock | Singles and Couples | Age 25-37 | Bldg B, Rm 119
We are a new Sunday Morning Class for young adults to meet each other, grow together, learn together, and support each other as we work to figure out what it looks like to be faithful to our families, our friends, in our offices, and our communities in today’s world. This class is full of young professionals and young families, and everyone in between! All are welcome, no matter your life stage or age, to join us as we study and grow together each week.
Unity | Singles and Couples | Avg. Age: 65+ | Bldg. B, Rm 109
Bill Abbott teaches this class and develops the lessons around the adaptation of scripture and Bible characters to contemporary times with special attention to class participation. As a group, they are active in and support many groups and projects in the church. They have frequent social outings. While the majority of the class is middle aged or over, the class extends a special welcome to all.
Vase Breakers | Singles and Couples | All ages, Avg. Age: 55+ | Bldg. B, Rm 125
An adult Sunday School Class with strong Bible-based lessons and lively discussion. The members’ ages span several decades. The class offers opportunities for in-depth study and discussion about how to best apply. Biblical principles to everyday life. The class is currently focusing on various video-based sermon series such as those presented by Rev. Adam Hamilton, a UMC minister in Kansas, and Dr. Mickey Efrid of Duke University School of Theology. They welcome all adults to join them in their study of the Bible!
10:45 AM Classes
Fellowship | Singles and Couples | Avg. Age: 55+ | Bldg. B, Rm 119
The Fellowship Class attends the 9:30 worship service, meets for coffee afterwards, and then class begins at 10:45. We dismiss promptly at 11:30 to beat the Rockwall traffic! Our group is comprised of empty-nesters who enjoy the fellowship offered by Sunday School. Every week is different!