Sunday Schoolfor all ages
Adult Spiritual Formation
We offer a variety of adult learning opportunities through Bible Study, Sunday School, The Grace School of Applied Christianity and other events. If you would like additional information on any of the programs offered, please contact Director of Christian Education, Coreen Witke at 515-255-2131 ext. 230 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For a complete listing of our Children and Youth Sunday School classes, please visit https://gracedesmoines.org/sunday-school/.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
At Grace, Sunday School is not just for children. We offer several adult Sunday School classes that offer a variety in curriculum and presentation methods. If you are interested in joining a class, but aren’t sure which one is for you try a few of them before making a decision. Most classes meet from 9 – 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings.
THE OPEN TABLE
This new class will focus on the spiritual needs of those who are in the millennial generation or those who identify with the millennial generation. We hope you will be a part of this new group. Contact class leader Joe Nixon at joenixon84 @yahoo.com or 515.971.7362 for more information. Meets after the 10:15 worship service for lunch once a month. Look for a new opportunity for this class that is coming soon!
The Carpenters Class offers members a warm and fun-loving atmosphere to share joys and struggles that occur in our journey to understand and grow in our relationship with God. The class is composed of a mix of couples and singles. We explore faith, religious and current topic issues in a variety of formats, but always with an emphasis of having time and being open to share our differing points of view and ideas. The class does a few service projects and social gatherings. Meets in Room 206 of the Education Wing.
The Generations Class includes adults in their 50s and older, although the class is open to any age. A variety of learning mediums are used including books, DVD’s and guest speakers on a variety of subjects intended to inform and challenge our faith. The discussion is lively and the class doesn’t always agree. Social events are throughout the year. Meets in Room 206 of the Education Wing.
Class members share leadership for the Ikono Class which provides a great opportunity to broaden your perspective and to share in discussion with others. Class members span all ages. Meets in Room 306 of the Education Wing.
Bible study, missions, and social concerns are a few examples of the topics presented by outside speakers and class members in the NEIGHBORS CLASS. As good neighbors do, the class serves as a strong support for the church and our classmates. Many class members can be found helping out at the church throughout the year. The class gathers for an official monthly social time besides our out-to-eat Friday nights and Sunday breakfast. Many members are in their early 70s and 80s. Join us…the coffee is always on. Meets in the Church Library on the 2nd Floor of the main building.
Shared leadership throughout the year allows for many different viewpoints to be shared in the ODYSSEY CLASS. Class members have a variety of backgrounds and discussion is usually active and thought provoking. Our class location is Room 308 of the Education Wing.
The TRAVELERS CLASS is led by Rev. Jim and Carolyn Nelson. Class members include singles and couples with many of the members being parents of elementary and middle school aged children. Please join us in the discussion and fellowship. Meets in E-1 which is the Confirmation Room…go to the north stairwell in the Education Wing and keep going up the stairs until you get to E-1.
WIN SUM CLASS
The WIN SUM class covers a variety of topics. Weekly lessons and discussion are often led by outside speakers, with class members leading at times. Social events are also held throughout the year. The class also participates in other mission projects both inside and outside the walls of Grace.
ADDITIONAL ADULT LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
LECTIONARY BIBLE STUDY
The Thursday Morning Bible Study is lectionary-based, which gives those attending an opportunity to study and contemplate the scripture for our upcoming worship services. This study is led by the pastor who is preaching the following weekend. Meets from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. on Thursday mornings in Fellowship Hall.
INTO THE FRYING PAN BIBLE STUDY
This Bible study meets on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. in Room A-2 in the lower level of the main building. Look for the room with the ramp leading to it and you have arrived. Led by Rev. Josh Steward this progressive, in depth study will challenge general assumptions about theology.
EMERGING ISSUES FORUMS
These forums are scheduled three times a year while Sunday School is in session. The forums, which focus on issues that are of concern to us as members of the general community and Christians, are sponsored by our Church and Society Committee. Additional forums are scheduled on an as needed basis.
SUMMER SUNDAYS FOR A GROWING FAITH
Summertime offers the opportunity to continue enriching our faith with Summer Sundays for a Growing Faith. Leadership is shared by members of the class. The class meets in the air-conditioned library at 9 a.m.