"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6
We invite you to join us for Adult Sunday School at 9:30am on Sundays beginning September 20 and for "Sunday School" activities each and every Wednesday evening at SON SEEKERS from 6:30-7:30pm beginning September 16.
Sunday Morning Adult Class
The adult class is a wonderful opportunity to share with fellow brothers and sisters in Christ our questions and thoughts about scripture. The class atmosphere is friendly and casual. If you do not feel like speaking out loud, that is perfectly fine. Just listening to the discussion is still a great way to learn more, and with such an amazing God, there is always more to learn. We hope you will attend the class as often as you can.
The adults are currently studying Fear of the Other, No Fear in Love by William H. Willimon.
"There is a distinctively Christian way to engage the so-called 'outsider' and 'stranger.' Tolerate one another. Wait. Isn't that supposed to be love one another? It's one thing to genuinely love people who are more or less the same as we are, but what about those who are not only strangers, but are people who live completely different lives? Reliable spiritual guide Will Willimon invites you to look more closely at the Gospel's command to love - because to genuinely love those considered to be 'Other,' or outside the mainstream Christian culture, may be the hardest thing for people of faith to do." (Review taken from https://www.cokesbury.com/9781501857249-Fear-of-the-Other-DVD )
The teacher for the Sunday morning Adult class is Brian Lasko.
We are starting something new on Wednesday, September 16, and WE ARE EXCITED! In this time of physical distancing, we miss having Sunday School. We miss the time to be more active, the fun games, the cool experiments, the craft projects, the chance to ask questions, and the opportunity to learn more about our awesome God together. Since we do like having our Sunday mornings being more about worshiping our God, we want to gather together on Wednesday evenings for "Sunday School". Classes for all ages (pre-school through adults) will meet to continue with the great curriculum we started in the spring. Each group will have its own area to meet, and we will meet outside when the weather permits. Continue reading below for more information about each age group.
Children's Classes - Preschool-5th Grade
Our younger children's classes meet by age level (Non-readers: Preschool through 1st grade. Readers: 2nd through 5th grade.) Each class time includes a Bible story and activities such as games, object lessons, music, videos, and/or crafts that reinforce the Bible Lesson. The kids could be at the table, under the table, sitting in a circle on the floor, or running from here to there. Sometimes all in the same morning! The kids are also given a take-home extension to the lesson so parents can get involved and bring the classroom learning home. The kids are thriving and the teachers are excited!
"Dig In (curriculum from Group Publishing) creates experiences where kids make discoveries, helping them to take ownership of their faith. Simply being TOLD to believe something does not result in a strong and sustaining faith." (Description taken from https://www.group.com/category/ministry-resources/childrens-ministry/sunday-school/dig-in.do)
The teachers for the Children's classes are Jamie Bish, Jodie Parson, Sammie Beachem, and Meagan Aiken.
Tween/Teen Class - 6th-12th Grade
All students in middle school or high school are invited to attend our Tween/Teen Discussion Group at Son Seekers. In this class, the kids "drive the bus." It is a safe space to share; for difficult questions to be asked and discussed. We want our teens and tweens to feel that they are heard and what they have to say is important.
In the past year, the students wanted to discuss what the Bible teaches about bullying, Deborah, Samson, handling anger, contentment, integrity, called to be different, favorite Psalms, and why did Jesus have to die?. Other activities included prayer journals, leading a children's lesson, Bible drills, writing Thankful Thoughts, and they explored The Last Supper and Messiah's Birth paintings.
The teachers for the Tween/Teen class is Corrie Nye.
Son Seekers Adult Class
Are you looking for a firmer foundation for your faith? Or perhaps you have an interest in the history of faith. At Son Seekers the adults will be looking at the Shorter Catechism of the Westminster Confession of Faith. This isn't as scary as this formal title sounds. The Westminster Confession is an explanation of the basic principles or standard of doctrine for Christians. These standards, written in the 1600s, have stood the test of time, and they are the standard of faith at Mountville.
The Shorter Catechism is a way of teaching the basics of scripture through a series of questions and answers. The questions cover the topics of God the Creator, sin, Christ the Redeemer, the Ten Commandments, Baptism & Holy Communion, and the Lord's Prayer. The answers are backed up with Bible references which are the infallible words of God and our highest authority.
The teacher for the Son Seekers Adult class is Sue Moore.