Young Adult Classes
Room 207 Ages 22-35
We are a fun and exciting class of couples. Our study format includes discussion, with topics ranging from relationships, beliefs, and various other biblical topics. This class enjoys social activities such as class parties, golf, guys' night/girls' night, eating out together, softball, retreats, and ski trips.
Room 4 Ages 25-45 Est. 1988
A fun and vivacious group consisting of mostly married couples and parents of young children. Class member teachers cover interesting Bible lessons, usually spanning 4-week time periods. Parties, showers, outings, “prayer golf”, children's sports, supper clubs, and service projects enhance group support.
Leap of Faith
Room 204 Ages 25-35 Est. 2009
The Leap of Faith Class is not about "having it all together" or even pretending we do. We're a class of young adults trying to grow together toward a God who knows us and can help us put all the pieces of this sometimes bizarre world into perspective. We may not have all the answers but we know someone who does. Our goal is to connect people to Jesus Christ and to each other through Bible lessons, social activities, and service projects.
Room 2 Ages 25-45 Est. 1993
Membership includes both singles and married couples. Gathering time with refreshments, announcements, sharing of praises and concerns, opening prayer, Bible lesson and closing prayer. Bible Study is presented through a team teaching approach. Monthly fellowships alternate between small group and whole class functions.
Seekers of Grace
Room 115 Ages 25-35 Est. 2000
Seekers of Grace (SOG) is comprised of young married couples, most with young children, in their 20's and 30's. The class was established in February of 2000 and is currently led by Paul & Kathy Dannevik. Topics of study range from relationships to various Christian-based book studies, with emphasis on small group discussion and class input. They enjoy various social gatherings including a family picnic, dinner at Cagle's Steakhouse, potluck suppers, and a Christmas party, in addition to monthly Girl/Guy Nights Out. SOG are encouraged to actively participate in a wide range of mission projects. Seekers of Grace welcome any couple interested in developing Christian-based friendships in a relaxed, open format and who are interested in striving to make their Christian faith a part of their everyday life.
Middle Adult Classes
Ages and Stages
Room 5 Ages 25 and up Est. 1982
For women of different ages who attend Sunday School alone. Bible study and current daily-life issues, strong support of church and member needs. Active participation in needs of the church and community such as Second Helpings, mission trip, and Inter-Faith Hospitality. Monthly socials, potluck dinners, picnics, brunches, and a Christmas party.
Room 106 Christian Live Center Ages 35-55
The class consists of singles and couples, emphasizing the development of friendship. Class topics will provide a dynamic evaluation and perspective of the responsibilities and opportunities of the many roles of middle-aged adults: vocation, family and community.
Room 23 Ages 50 and up Est. 1958
Married and single members from a wide variety of occupations and interests consider topical series from social issues to Bible studies. Monthly socials. Members are active in church projects such as Boy Scouts, Second Helpings, Mom's Meals, and Habitat for Humanity.
Room 24 All ages Est. 1977
A class for both couples and singles. Primary focus of lessons is on Bible study with discussion participation encouraged. Social activities supplement the Sunday class fellowship.
Church Parlor Ages 30 and up Est. 1997
The Generations Class is inter-generational in nature and, thus, the name of the class “Generations”. Ages of class members run from the 20's to 70's, but are primarily 30's through 50's. The class is taught by rotating teachers , emphasizing studies on major Christian beliefs as they pertain to challenging issues in our life today.
Room 19 Ages 40-60 Est. 1979
Members are primarily couples with school-aged children. Class study centers on applying faith and Christian principles in daily life, and is led by a rotation of teachers. Monthly socials, with and without children along, foster close friendships in this class.
Room 18 Ages 50 and up Est. 1974
Focusing on contemporary issues and Bible studies with rotation of teaching duties and special guests. This class of couples with school and college aged children deepens friendship and support with regular family get-togethers and other fellowship opportunities.
Room 22 Ages 30 and up Est. 1991
The Seekers Class welcomes all who are interested in learning about God's Word. Our membership is diverse in age, marital status and background. A variety of teachers lead this warm group in thought provoking study and discussion as we seek to build our relationship with God. Bible-based study and warm fellowship guides this growing group of friends. Opportunities for community service and fellowship make for a spiritually beneficial and fun experience.
Room 1 40+ members, ages 35-ish Est. 1982
This class offers a wide variety of teachers with a wide variety of topics. This is a class of parents with young through teenaged children. Quarterly socials give opportunity for support and nurturing friendships. Class discussion is encouraged and is a strength of the class.
Senior Adult Classes
Room 25 Ages 60 and up Est. 1939
Canterbury is one of First Methodist's earliest established classes and one of the most caring. A teacher leads Bible and other book studies. The group has parties and an Easter breakfast. The class consists of couples and singles.
Bowmen Chapel Ages 70 and up Est. 1932
A singles and couples class for retired persons with convenient chapel access for seniors. The group relies on an alternating core of teachers presenting lessons from the Adult Bible Studies. Get-togethers are twice a year.
Room 3 Ages 60 and up Est. 1939
Four permanent teachers, but all members work together, rotating lessons from the Adult Bible Study Series. Contributions to missions are stressed and well supported, as well as involvement in most facets of First Methodist's church life. Semi-annual socials.
Room 15 Ages 60 and up Est. 1954
Begun in 1954 by Dr. & Mrs. H. I. Robinson, as a young couples class, this class has evolved through the years. Members now have grown children and many grandchildren. An active class of couples and singles taught by a rotation of teachers using the Adult Bible Series and special topics. Quarterly socials are well attended. All age groups are welcome.
Room 7 Ages 60-70 Est. 1947
Guests and permanent teachers lead the Adult Bible Series and other topics of choice in this class of adults with grown children. Brunches every other month, plus four to six socials annually.
Room 10 Ages 40-70 Est. 1958
Emphasizes faith in daily living. Lessons on Bible study, book reviews, and current issues taught by a rotation of teachers. Socials supplement fellowship in this class of warmth and closeness.
Room 16 Ages 50-80 Est. 1959
This class for women meets monthly for luncheons and on Sunday uses the Adult Bible Study. Teachers are secured from the teacher resource within the church and outside guests also lead the discussions. Each year the women adopt one child living at the Children's Home in Waco, TX, who they support three times during the 12 months. They also contribute monthly to the Wesley Foundation and Meals on Wheels. In the fall of 2006jthey supported Ginger Neal in her missionary studies and the renovation of the children's department.
Room 17 Ages 60 and up Est. 1956
This class is for men; some members have wives in Questers and H.I. Robinson, but singles also part of this class. Current selected teachers lead lessons from the Adult Bible Series. Socials such as ice cream suppers and barbecues help members extend their fellowship outside of Sunday mornings.
Special Focus Adult Classes
Room 201 Ages 50 and up
Sunday School lessons focus on relating Scripture to every day life. Lessons center on issues decided upon by the class as a whole. In addition, members enjoy Sunday lunches after the 10:50am worship service; socials like game nights, the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, football parties, and a Wednesday lunch bunch.
Room 11 All ages Est. 1991
Class members lead discussions with different 12-Step material taught each year. Class focus is on spirituality in recovery, living with problems, and every day struggles as they relate to the Scriptures. Several social gatherings each year.