Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday. If you are seeking a group, stop by our Welcome Center on Sunday where one of our Sunday School leaders will be glad to help. A variety of classes meet and are grouped by age/life stage, or by particular themes or formats. There are both co-ed classes and gender specific classes for adults, as well as age-graded classes for children and youth. Classes are listed below.
Children & Youth Sunday School
Preschool Division (Birth – 5 Years)
Our preschool Sunday School meets on the first floor of the children’s building. We have classes for infants/toddlers and up through pre-K. Parents will be given a pager when checking children into the preschool/extended session department, so as to be located if the need arises.
At 9:45 am, all children in K-3rd are invited to Opening Session, a brief time of prayer and announcements in the choir suite (2nd floor children’s building). They then dismiss to their classes (K-1st, 2nd-3rd). 4th-5th graders meet in the youth wing, lower level.
Youth Division (6th – 12th Grades)
Youth begin the Sunday School hour with fellowship time in the main youth room, then split into middle school and high school classes (youth wing, lower level). Classes are topical and conversational.
Adult Sunday School Classes
College & Young Professionals
Emerging adults, from college students to 20-something professionals, make up this conversational Bible study that meets in the conference room. Usually follows the Nurturing Faith series.
Discovery is a group of “younger middle” adults, 3o to 40-somethings, many with younger children. In recent years, the class has served as a welcoming point for people who are “new to Central” or who have returned after growing up here. Usually, they follow the Formations Bible Study series. Official start time is 10 a.m., after dropping off children for class at 9:45 a.m.
Explorers of Faith
Explorers of Faith is a multi-generational group of men and women (couples and singles) who are especially interested in supporting one another through fellowship and friendship in a solid support structure. Many are parents of children, teens, and young adults. They use a variety of studies, currently the Formations series.
This book-study oriented, discussion-based class explores deeper questions of faith, with a particular interests in Celtic and contemplative Christianity. Favorite authors include John Philip Newell and Richard Rohr. The group is intended to provide open space for dialogue for those from diverse theological perspectives.
Journey of Life
A group of men and women in their forties, fifties, and beyond, the Journey of Life Class is interested in learning more about the Bible and how it relates and can be applied to their everyday lives. They are currently using the Formations series, with occasional studies on a book or video series.
The name of the “Helping Hands Class” speaks for itself. Composed of adult couples ranging in age from 50 and up, they share a love of the Lord, studying His word, and fellowship. Many are involved in other church activities such as choir, instrumental ensemble, deacons, ushers, Broken Loaves, CARITAS, preparing Wednesday night suppers, serving on the premises and other committees, bringing the elderly to church, and anything else for which there is a need. The class is led by teachers who promote interaction between the members. Classes are scripturally-based and all opinions and comments are welcomed and discussed. Our Lord is at the center of all topics. Growing and maturing in His likeness, as well as sharing His love with others, is always at the forefront.
Central Men Good News Bible Class
Good News is a group of mature men from their mid-forties to their mid-nineties. Our objective is to become better disciples of Christ through study and example. We have open discussion and feel that the participatory method is best for learning. We serve our church, our community and one another. This gives us an opportunity to see our friends and neighbors and to encourage others to become Christian disciples. We accept the Great Commission and support international, state, and local missions.