Adult Sunday School


Adult Sunday School is offered on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. Below is a full list of Sunday School classes offered this quarter, starting June 1st:



Heaven, Hell, and Salvation

Room C10 | Teachers: Mike Conard, Kathy Kennelly, and Randy Hroziencik

This class will explore what Scripture has to say regarding Heaven and Hell, and what one has to do to enter Heaven after this life is over.  We will also explore some of the ideas - from both Christians and non-Christians - regarding what Heaven is like, the reality of Hell, and questions regarding salvation, including, "What happens to those who never heard about Christ while alive on the earth?"


The Gospels and the Writings of Paul

Room A6 | Teacher: Sue Hulett

A study of the religious, political, cultural, and literary background of the Gospels and Paul’s Epistles. In addition to reading the Gospels and Paul’s letters to the churches devotionally, we focus on finding the meaning of Scripture by listening to the Holy Spirit's leading and prompting. We first study the history of religion, culture, politics, and written and oral language at the time of Jesus and the early church. We will thus know more about the theological debates between Jesus and the Pharisees, the cultural influences stemming from Jewish and Greek philosophy and societal norms, and about the language and writing style of the Gospel writers -- and also Paul.

Just for examples: we might discover more about Jesus' unique use of parables and poetic forms, the theological distinctions between John's and Matthew's Gospels, and the role of Pharisees, Sadducees, women, and Gentiles in the first century. Bring your Bibles, your favorite Commentaries, and your reflections.


The Prodigal God

Learning Center | Teacher: Mark Templeton

In this DVD series, pastor Timothy Keller uses Jesus’ parable of the Prodigal Son to illustrate the depth of God’s love and how his grace extends into some very unexpected places. 

Going beyond the traditional focus on the wayward younger son, Keller helps us glean insights from each of the characters in Jesus' parable: the irreligious younger son, the moralistic elder son, and the Father who lavishes his love on both. 

We’ll explore questions for group discussion and The Prodigal God will challenge us to see Christianity in a whole new way.



Room C4 | Teacher: Rob Potter, Tim Reynolds

In this 8-week DVD series Andy Stanley takes us on a journey through the Gospels as he traces Jesus’ teaching on what it means to Follow.  For many, the Christian life feels like a long game of “Jesus Says.”  But upon further investigation, we discover that Jesus’ invitation to His first-century audience was an invitation to relationship.  And it began with a simple request: follow me


Women's Class: Jesus is our Trailblazer

Library | Teacher: Laura Wintory

The Bible teaches us that God has a path that we are called to walk, but how do we know if we are on it?  Jesus has said we are to follow Him, what does that mean in our every day life? 

Each week our class will look to God’s Word for guidance and understanding.  There will be discussion time for us to talk through what we read and how we can apply it in our lives.

• Can I trust Jesus to guide me?

• Can I follow Him even if I am not sure what His will for me is?

• How do I stay fresh on this life-long journey?

• How does the Bible help me understand God and walk with Him?

• Is it possible for me to see God work in my life?


Men's Class

Room A3 | Teachers:  Tim Carlson, Terry Stewart

Join Men’s Sunday School for the Summer Term as we focus weekly on a topic relevant to men. “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another”  Proverbs 27:7.



Next Steps 

Room A5 | Teachers: Pastor Kendall 

In this class you will learn the basics necessary for successful spiritual growth such as Bible reading, Bible study, prayer, fellowship, spiritual gifts, service, and sharing your faith story. The class has lots of discussion time for doing the exercises.

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1196 N Academy St.
Galesburg IL, 61401


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