First Baptist Church, Huntsville, AL
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Explore the Bible Sunday School Department
Co-Directors: Tim & Martha Odom
Teachers: Anthony Adamson, Carol Barclay and Diane Singer
Secretary: Lucy Glover
Greeter: Jeanette Fowler
Benevolence: Benita Hines and Sandra Hall
Prayer Ministry: Ruth Merritt, Eileen Cleveland, Marge Odom & Jackie Huff
Teaching Format: The format our teachers primarily use is teacher-led discussions. The teachers rotate on a monthly basis. We have a brief opening assembly to review prayer needs, to hear praise reports and to acknowledge birthdays. The remaining time is devoted to Bible study.
Curriculum: We are a Spirit-led, Bible-centered Department. We use "Explore the Bible" dated literature, published by Lifeway Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. This curriculum provides for a study through the Bible in a nine year cycle. The 1998 Statement of The Baptist Faith and Message is the doctrinal guideline. Scripture is taken from the New International Bible. We occasionally use optional studies; primarily those suggested in our literature.
Mission Project: Our Sunday School Class ladies cook on Wednesdays for Huntsville Hospital's Blount Hospitality House. We spend time meeting and talking with the people who are staying there (those who need hospital services or are having family member currently in the hospital). Our class members collect new and gently used books, magazines and DVD's and box and ship them to U.S. Military men and women who are currently serving overseas. Several of our members also participate in home and foreign mission projects.
Social Activities: Our class activities include occasional after-church restaurant outings, Christmas Parties, movie nights with finger foods, etc. We try to have at least two or three of these type functions each year.
Explore the Bible Class Teaching Schedule
1 & 2 Peter and Jude
Sep 4 A Living Hope (1 Peter 1:3-9) Carol Barclay
Sep 11 Be Holy (1 Peter 1:13-25) Judy Rollins
Sep 18 Building Our Faith (1 Peter 2:1-10) Carol Barclay
Sep 25 Living as Strangers (1 Peter 2:11-20) Judy Rollins
Oct 2 Living in Relationship (1 Peter 3:1-12) Anthony Adamson
Oct 9 Always Ready (1 Peter 3:13-22) Anthony Adamson
Oct 16 Equipped to Live (1 Peter 4:1-11) Anthony Adamson
Oct 23 When Ridiculed (1 Peter 4:12-19) Anthony Adamson
Oct 30 Alert Living (1 Peter 5:1-11) Anthony Adamson
Nov 6 Be Useful (2 Peter 1:3-11) Diane Singer
Nov 13 With Trust (2 Peter 1:12-21) Diane Singer
Nov 20 On Guard (2 Peter 2:1-3 & Jude 16-25) Diane Singer
Nov 27 With Anticipation (2 Peter 3:3-13, 17-18 & 2 Peter 3:1-18) Diane Singer