Adult education fall 2023
Jesus calls us to follow Him
In his letter to the early church in Ephesus, the Apostle Paul encourages “God’s holy people in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus,” to live as children of light and find out what pleases the Lord (see Ephesians 5:8-10). This kicks us off to ask some other life altering questions:
1. Do I want to live as a child of light?
2. Is Jesus calling me to follow him?
3. What must I know, embrace, give up and believe to live as a devoted disciple of Jesus Christ?
Yearning for answers, we launch out on a scriptural treasure hunt through the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ life and teachings. We find that Jesus instructs us on how to follow him.
“We don’t have to travel the journey alone; we are called to live in community as the church.”
– Duff Points
There is so much to learn and explore about the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6); and, yet it doesn’t need to be overwhelming.
When we attend a Sunday morning class, or a weekday Bible study, or a home-based K Group, we join brothers and sisters in drawing close to our LORD. We find guidance, companionship, love and support as we each commit to the grand adventure of being a devoted disciple of Jesus Christ.
Mondays beginning September 11
Noon; Kirkland Library
An optional lunch is available beforehand
Rev. Justin Schell teaches on “The Kingdom of God.”
Seasons – A Women’s Gathering
Second Mondays monthly
Beginning September 11
6:30 p.m.; Stephenson Hall
Join Rev. Julia Metcalf and Sarah Savage for Seasons, a space for women to connect and be transformed by the word and presence of God.
Precept Bible Study
Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.; E100
Elder Denise Rounds teaches on the Psalms.
Pastor’s Study with Dr. Jim Miller
Sundays, 9:30 a.m.; Stephenson Hall
Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.; E104
Dr. Miller continues his series on Rebecca McLaughlin’s book, “Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion.”
Before the Rooster Crows
Saturdays, 8:45 a.m.; E103
Elder Phil Rounds leads Bible study andconversation about the sermon texts for the upcoming Sunday morning worship services.
Various times and locations
K Groups are established for Koinonia – holy, covenantal fellowship. K Group gatherings take place in homes across the city and a new study topic will begin in October.
16 adult classes
Sundays, 9:30 a.m.
various classroom locations
Grow in your knowledge of scripture and equip yourself as a devoted disciple of Jesus Christ. Find a full listing of classes at FirstChurchTulsa.org/AdultSundaySchool.
Foundations with Rev. Dan Hutchinson
Sundays, 9:30 a.m.; E104
Rev. Hutchinson is teaching an overview of the Epistles. Whether you are new to reading the Bible or have been studying it for years, you will gain an appreciation and understanding for the New Testament letters.
Dr. Rebecca McLaughlin
“Four things Christians must reclaim.”
Saturday, September 16
6:30 p.m.; Stephenson Hall
Rebecca is the author of many Christian books including “Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion.” This lecture is free and you are invited to stay for a reception in the Atrium beginning at 7:30 p.m.
About the author: Duff Points is the executive director of Adult Ministries and has worked for First Church for 12 years. Duff considers this role to be a calling from the Lord and finds great joy in serving alongside gifted lay leaders, pastors and colleagues.