Next Sunday is the first Sunday of a new quarter in our education ministry. This past quarter has been a great one for our church family. We had two adult classes that involved four teachers and seven children’s classes involving about eleven teachers and helpers. (And that doesn’t even count Wednesdays, when we had another two adult classes and kids’ classes!)
We’re going to try something new for this quarter: the teens and all of the adults will meet together in the auditorium on Sunday mornings for an in-depth study of the life of Joseph. We will continue to have the regular children’s classes, taught by Kim Davis, Gayle Whitfield, Alicia Dulworth, Nicole Hill, Kathy Gabriel, and Brenda Wall. Information about their topics and locations is available on the bulletin board in the foyer.
On Wednesday nights, we will have two classes coming from the Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament. The auditorium class will be team-taught by Keith Oliver and Randy Fuqua. Leslie Hiatt will be leading a ladies class downstairs in the media room studying “Wisdom for Women.” Two classes for kids will be available as well.
I like it when we begin a new quarter. It is a chance to start fresh. There is excitement about a new topic and new teachers. If you didn’t come as much as you should have last quarter, you get a clean slate starting next Sunday. You haven’t missed anything yet! It is rewarding to see a study through from beginning to end and gain a better understanding of an entire book of the Bible or important topic.
Sunday School is an investment in your spiritual growth that is recession-proof. God’s word can make us competent for any good work (2 Timothy 3:17), prevent self-destruction (Hosea 4:6), and convict us as we need (Hebrews 4:12). I challenge you to commit to raising the bar in your Bible Study!