Classes

The word disciple literally means "learner," one who dedicates themselves to learning the way of another. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we should be life-long learners of who he is, what the Bible teaches concerning him, and what it means to follow him. Adult Sunday morning classes at First Free are designed to do this by offering classes that both pass on the faith and equip people for ministry and Christian living. 

All are welcome to attend any class listed below, but if you're new to First Free we recommend you start with A Closer Look! Learn more here.

Spring Semester Block One

Block One classes meet January 9 through March 13. No registration is required.

7:45 Class

The Prayer Life of the Apostle Paul 
Room B3 | Leaders: Dick High, Jan Steinert, Gil Adams 
The apostle Paul tirelessly sought to spread the gospel and build up those who had professed faith in Christ for salvation. Scattered through most of the epistles he wrote are evidence that prayer was a significant part of his work. During this ten-week study we will examine passages from Romans to Philemon, desiring to pursue growth in our own prayer life.

9:00 Classes

1 Samuel, continued 
Room B3 | Leaders: Clayton Laird and Kurt Yowell 
Our class desires to encourage one another through connecting, sharing, praying for one another, and interactive learning. Join us as we continue our study of 1 Samuel, beginning in chapter 16. This book is known for many great Bible stories, but we also see the sovereignty of God play out as his people transition from a tribe to the beginnings of a promised nation, and we are reminded that obedience is better than sacrifice. 

Adults with Special Needs Class 
Room A1 | Leader: Evanelle Olinger 
This is a class designed to meet the needs for adults with special needs. Included in the class are Bible lessons as well as activities to support the lesson and to help build relationships among the students. We welcome anyone eighteen years or older with special needs. To help us prepare adequately to meet the needs of all students, please contact Evanelle Olinger before attending the class.  

Evangelical Convictions
Room B2 | Leader: Jonny Rector
In this class we will study ten essential Christian doctrines as taught in Scripture and communicated in the EFCA Statement of Faith. By studying what the Bible teaches about God, itself, the human condition, the person and work of Christ, as well as several other topics, we hope to increase our love for God and his gospel.

Joshua
Room B4 | Leaders: Cary Lavender, Paul Lindstrom, Pat Moyer 
Using a “Read Through the Bible” format, we will individually read, and then discuss as a group, the Old Testament book of Joshua. The focus of this study will be the establishment of Israel in the Promised Land. We will discuss the preparations for conquest of the land, the fall of Jericho and Achan’s sin, the Gibeon deception, and Israel’s conquest of the kings. We will learn about the distribution of land to the various tribes, the cities of refuge, and the cities assigned to the priests. Our study will conclude with Joshua’s farewell address, the renewal of the covenant at Shechem, and the death of Joshua.

Spending Time with God 
Room A5 | Leader: Matt Brown  
Two of the fundamental disciplines of our Christian walk are spending time in the Word and praying to our God. Christ set the example for us as he would often “…withdraw to desolate places and pray.”  Today we refer to these times with God as “quiet time” or “devotions” but what do those terms mean?  What do they look like? Join us as we look at developing a consistent discipline of prayer, daily study, and meditation upon his Word. 

Who Does God Say He Is?, continued 
Room A6 | Leaders: Dave Netherton, Dana Ferrell, Ken Chouinard  
Join us for a study of  Exodus 34:6-7 and what it means for God to describe himself as “compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, overflowing with loyal love and faithfulness.” We will trace this rich thread of God’s self-revelation throughout the whole of Scripture as we extend grace to one another, praying for each other, and sharing what God is doing in our lives.  

10:45 Classes

1 John
Room B3 | Leaders: Steve Nave and Wes Penner
Please join us as we grow together through studying John’s first letter which calls us to true doctrine, obedient living, and steadfast devotion. John is writing this letter so that our joy may be complete, we can be on guard against deceivers, and be assured of our salvation. An excellent group of teachers will lead this study and help us understand that our joy can be complete, we can have assurance of our salvation, and we can love others. 

Gentle and Lowly, continued 
Room A6 | Leaders: Various 
Are you burdened and heavy-laden by events in your life? Gather with us as we continue to discuss Dane Ortlund’s book Gentle and Lowly: Christ’s Heart for Sinners and Sufferers. This study will help us understand Jesus’ compassion and care for us in our daily lives. Come be encouraged with us!

Fall Semester Block Two

The following Block Two classes end December 19.

7:45 Class

2 Timothy
Room B3 | Leaders: Pastor Dick High, Jan Steinert, Gil Adams

9:00 Classes

Adults with Special Needs Class
Room A1 | Leader: Evanelle Olinger

Hebrews
Room B4 | Leaders: Cary Lavender, Paul Lindstrom, Pat Moyer

1 Samuel
Room B3 | Leaders: Clayton Laird and Kurt Yowell

Romans, continued
Room A5 | Leaders: Matt Brown and Jonny Rector

Who Does God Say He Is?, continued
Room A6 | Leaders: Dave and Fay Netherton, Dana Ferrell, Ken Chouinard

10:45 Classes

Esther
Room B3 | Leaders: Steve Nave and Wes Penner

Gentle and Lowly
Room A6 | Leader: Jim Fast

 

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