Sunday mornings from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
Classes are available for all ages and stages of life. See below for more information on our programs available during the Sunday School hour.
Adult Sunday School
See below for information on the specific classes offered this Spring. Visitors are always welcome to come and try out a class before committing! Please contact Karl Umble with general questions about adult Sunday School classes at Blacknall.
Click here for a printable PDF version of the Fall 2013 class schedule.
Fall 2013 Adult Sunday School Classes
Young Adult Community
1 Corinthians: The Young Adults gather in the Parlor each Sunday for fellowship, food, prayer, and scripture study. Single or married, graduate student, young professional, or in transition, all are welcome! On Sunday mornings we will have a discussion-based study of 1 Corinthians, and throughout the semester we will have smaller gatherings for prayer and fellowship.
Location: Parlor | Contact: Goodie Bell
Introduction to the Old and New Testaments: Have you ever wanted to know the Bible better? If so, we’d love to have you join this class where each week we look at a different book of Scripture and learn what it says and why it matters. This class is not geared toward biblical scholars, but toward those who want a solid introduction to what Scripture says.
Location: Fellowship Hall | Contact: Josh Leim
The Crossroads class is a discussion- and dialogue-driven class; each week, we focus on the passages of scripture given in the Revised Common Lectionary and consider how these passages relate to each other and to our lives.
Location: Room 404 (4th Floor) | Contact: Brian Free
Faith Seeking Understanding
Our guide for study this fall will be Bruce Metzger’s 1987 book, The Canon of the New Testament (reprinted in 2009). The idea afoot today is that the New Testament was a product of a conspiratorial power grab in which Jesus was misrepresented for the sake of creating an all-powerful institution known as the church. We will explore the development of scripture and how our ancestors in the faith compiled the collection of resources we rely upon to illuminate our journeys together.
Location: Room 402 (4th Floor) | Contact: Russ Congleton
Growing in Grace
Using texts from the gospels and the book of Revelation, we will focus on how to be disciples in a world that is hostile to the faith. We will be encouraged in our walk with Jesus as we study scripture together. We will have skits, presentations, and discussions to make the class lively, entertaining and enriching. The class will also have social opportunities to get to know people at Blacknall outside of the Sunday School hour.
Location: Room 405 (Upper Room) | Contact: Paul Immanuel
We hold an ongoing discussion of topics regarding life together & the practical implications of scripture in Christian community and culture. Currently, we are studying the book of Matthew, roughly paralleling the sermon series study of the book of Mark. We will weave in readings from Brazos commentary on Matthew written by Stanley Hauerwas, which has been found to be rich, rewarding and thoughtful. This will enable us to combine study of scripture, guided by the sermons with Matthew’s perspective and utilize commentary resources for the discussion.
Location: Room 401 (4th Floor) | Contact: Rudy Renfer and Don Grigg
Handel’s Messiah: We are a combination of young adults and others of varying ages and life stages. We are beginning a new series this summer on Handel’s Messiah led by Caleb Pineo and Dave Stuntz. We hope to let the Scripture and the music guide us to a deeper understanding of who God is. We would love for you to join us!
Location: Community Room 201 | Contact: Caleb Pineo
Fundamental Skills of Bible Study
Eli and Peyton Manning returned 4 months ago to their old coach, David Cutcliffe, for a review of the fundamentals of the quarterback position. For 500 years Christians have agreed—more or less—on a small list of fundamental skills required to study the Bible well. When violating fundamental skills, quarterbacks lose games and Christians misinterpret God’s voice to them. Most Christians give up studying the bible, concluding they can’t get the good stuff out anyway. Maybe their problem is just in the fundamentals. How well are you aligned with the fundamental skills of bible study? Maybe this class can do for you what David Cutcliffe did for Eli and Peyton.
Location: Room 103 (Choir Room) | Contact: John Hamilton
Come join us for a 12-week class on how to have meaningful and respectful spiritual conversations with friends or family members who don’t know Jesus. We will discuss the elements of the gospel and learning how to share our life experiences and how asking questions about our friends’ experiences can lead to conversations about Jesus. We will also debrief together conversations we are having with our friends each week. The class will use the book Holy Conversations and will be led by Jennifer Hagin and Keri Linares. The class begins on Sept. 9.
Location: Room 104 (Commons Area) | Contact: Jenn Hagin
Want to brush up on your Greek? Join us for an informal time of working through Greek texts from the bible. No preparation required, and come even if you’re very rusty!
Location: Room 211 (David Dunderdale’s Office) | Contact: Tom McGlothlin