Join us sundays at 9:00 or 10:45am

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>>>

Spring Semester Block One

Block Two classes meet January 7 through March 10. No registration is required.

 

9:00 Classes

Adults with Special Needs: God’s Promises
Room A1 | Leader: Evanelle Olinger
This is a class designed to meet the needs of adults with special needs. During this block the class will focus on the promises of God and how trusting in his promises leads to eternal reward. Also included will be activities to support the lessons 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 at eolinger@firstfreewichita.org before attending the class.

God’s Big Picture
Room A5 | Leaders: Tim Buhler and Clayton Laird  
We will follow Vaughan Roberts’ book, God’s Big Picture, and look at the eight phases of the gospel that begin in Genesis where the pattern kingdom becomes perished and ends in Revelation where the kingdom of God is perfected. We will trace the Scriptures and see the gospel taking shape, noticing how all the books fit into the whole. If you have never read or walked through Roberts’ book, you will not want to miss this opportunity. It is one you will want refreshed every few years. 

Kingdom Living
Room: A6 | Leaders: Dave Netherton, Dana Ferrell, Ken Chouinard
As believers we are called to live in God’s kingdom here on earth. What does that look like? We will discuss how to think and live biblically in our homes, workplaces, church relationships, community, and in dealing with current events. The class will be highly interactive and is open to people of all ages and life stages.

Money, Possessions, and Eternity
Room A2 | Leaders: Dan Nelson and Scott Stringfield
The start of a new year often causes us to consider new habits, practices, and resolutions. One may be related to finances, and this class is designed to help us think through a biblical understanding of money, possessions, and their relationship to eternity. We’ll address questions like: Why is money important to God? What should we do about debt? How can we help the poor and reach the lost? How much does God want us to give? How can we leave our children a heritage? Money, Possessions, and Eternity is a thoroughly researched, practical theology of money written by Randy Alcorn. You will need to get a copy of this book for the class. (This is not a continuation of the fall class; it's is being offered again.)

Reading Through Scripture Together: 2 Kings
Room B4 | Leaders: Cary Lavender, Paul Lindstrom, Pat Moyer
Using a “Read Through the Bible” format, we will individually read, and then, when we meet on Sunday mornings as a group, we’ll discuss 2 Kings following a chronological reading schedule. Join us as we see the continuing saga of Israel’s depressing and downward spiral of disobedience.

Revelation
Room B3 | Leader: Matt Brown
When we hear the words “repentance” and “perseverance,” many different thoughts may come to our minds. During both spring blocks, we will be looking at both of these terms through the lens of the book of Revelation. Join us as we consider God’s eternal and sovereign perspective from this book! 

10:45 Classes

Considering Christ’s Return
Room A6 | Leaders: Various 
At First Free and within the Evangelical Free Church of America, multiple eschatological perspectives are held regarding the second coming of Christ. This class will take a close look at the pre-tribulational, premillennial view through the lens of Dr. David Jeremiah’s video series based on his book, The Great Disappearance. For a discussion of Article 9, Christ’s Return, in the EFCA Statement of Faith, see the full theological exposition in the commentary Evangelical Convictions.

Ezra
Room B3 | Leaders: Steve Nave and Wes Penner 
Have you encountered unlikely sources of blessing? Have you wondered how God can really work all things together for the good of those who are called by his name? The book of Ezra is a chronicle of hope and restoration as God uses secular rulers to allow, encourage, and help the Jewish people return home. The return of the Israelites to Jerusalem, the rebuilding of the temple, and their spiritual renewal all demonstrate God’s great mercy and sovereignty to his people and encourage us as we trust him with the challenges we face today.

Spring Semester Block Two

Block Two classes meet March 17 through May 26. No registration is required.

 

9:00 Classes

Adults with Special Needs: God’s Promises, cont.
Room A1 | Leader: Evanelle Olinger
This is a class designed to meet the needs of adults with special needs. During this block the class will continue its focus on the promises of God and how trusting in his promises leads to eternal reward. Also included will be activities to support the lessons 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 at eolinger@firstfreewichita.org before attending the class.

Church History
Room A2 | Leaders: Jonny Rector, Jordan Green, Jane Schaible
This course will explore more than two thousand years of church history by tracing pivotal figures, events, and developments from the early apostolic church to the formation of the Evangelical Free Church. By studying the historical narrative with honesty and care, we will cultivate both humility and hope while we gain a better appreciation of our spiritual “family tree.” Together, we will navigate the various contexts in which the Great Commission has been carried out, while drawing valuable insights to illuminate our present role in this ongoing narrative.

Politics: Gaining a Biblical Perspective
Room B2 | Leaders: Philip Ingram and Jeff S  
In our world today, politics dominates the news cycle. Unfortunately, that same news can come into the church with the potential to create division. As we approach this fall’s national election it’s important to have a biblical view about the critical issues we face every day, not only with other believers but also in our workplaces and at family gatherings.

Judges
Room A5 | Leaders: Tim Buhler and Clayton Laird  
How can it be wrong when it feels so right? We will walk through the time of the judges in Israel and discover the very common themes of Israel, 3,500 years ago, that come alive in modern day America. Worldliness easily creeps into our lives and the cycle of repentance can bring us to rest once again. Come discover with us the story behind these stories of Israel’s judges.

Kingdom Living, cont.
Room: A6 | Leaders: Dave Netherton, Dana Ferrell, Ken Chouinard
As believers we are called to live in God’s kingdom here on earth. What does that look like? We will discuss how to think and live biblically in our homes, workplaces, church relationships, community, and in dealing with current events. The class will be highly interactive and is open to people of all ages and life stages.

Reading Through Scripture Together, cont.
Room B4 | Leaders: Cary Lavender, Paul Lindstrom, Pat Moyer
Using a “Read Through the Bible” format, we will individually read, and then, when we meet on Sunday mornings as a group, discuss the Scripture following a group reading schedule. The specific section of Scripture hasn’t been selected yet for this block.

Revelation, cont.
Room B3 | Leader: Matt Brown
When we hear the words “repentance” and “perseverance,” many different thoughts may come to our minds. During both spring blocks, we will be looking at both of these terms through the lens of the book of Revelation. Join us as we consider God’s eternal and sovereign perspective from this book! 

10:45 Classes

1 & 2 Timothy
Room B3 | Leaders: Steve Nave and Wes Penner 
How many of us would be able to express a real concern for others if we were imprisoned and awaiting death? Paul is our example in these letters as he encourages Timothy, as well as future generations of Christians, to stand firm and remain true to the gospel in the face of suffering and persecution. He provides instructions regarding false teachers, godly living, and godly leadership within the church. We will be encouraged by these letters to rightly handle God’s Word and focus on Jesus as we look to him for salvation as well as our source of strength, faith, and love no matter what trials we may encounter. 

Considering Christ’s Return, cont.
Room A6 | Leaders: Various 
At First Free and within the Evangelical Free Church of America, multiple eschatological perspectives are held regarding the second coming of Christ. This class will take a close look at the pre-tribulational, premillennial view through the lens of Dr. David Jeremiah’s video series based on his book, The Great Disappearance. For a discussion of Article 9, Christ’s Return, in the EFCA Statement of Faith, see the full theological exposition in the commentary Evangelical Convictions.


If you have any questions about our adult classes, please feel free to contact Adult Education Director Jo Coltrain.