Short-Term Adult Classes

Sundays 9:30-10:30 am

Education Building Room 302/303

January 20-February 10

Overview of the Gospel of Luke

Taught by Rev. John Ragsdale

We will be hearing a lot from Luke this year. He crafts a unique version of the Jesus story to make his case for its lasting meaning and significance. His portrayal shows the often startling, sometimes dangerous, and ultimately joyful encounters in the life and ministry of Jesus. Join us for this eyeopening exploration. No prior knowledge required. BYOB-Bring your own Bible (or ones will be provided).

February 17 and 24

Changing Culture, Changing Church

Taught by Rev. Joyce Lieberman

Executive and Stated Clerk of the Synod of South Atlantic

Changes in our culture impact the worship, education, mission and leadership of congregations. This class will explore these cultural shifts and how the church can be a faithful witness of Jesus Christ in the midst of this rapidly shifting landscape.

Rev. Lieberman has served congregations in Portland, Oregon and Albuquerque, New Mexico. She served as the Director of Constitutional Interpretation for the denomination before coming to Jacksonville to serve the Synod of South Atlantic.

Special Elective Opportunity

Williams Building 2nd Floor Music Room

February 10-April 21

The Journey through the Life of Jesus presented by Andy Stanley

Taught by Ben McDonald

Rev. Andy Stanley presents the story of Jesus from the day Jesus stepped into history as an adult on the banks of the Jordan River to the morning his grave was discovered empty. This series presents how Jesus came to introduce something new for the world. Our hope is that this series will help you rediscover, or perhaps discover for the first time, the NEW that Jesus introduced to the world...for the world...for you! Each Sunday we will watch a 30 minute video segment and then open up for discussion. Bring your questions, doubts, ideas and reexamine well known verses from a fresh perspective.

Short-term Women's Bible Study

Williams Building 2nd Floor Conference Room

March 3-March 31

Keys to Triumphant Living: 

Studies from the book of Ephesians

Taught by Janie Jones

This 5-week Bible study is open to all women. One short term women's Bible study is typically offered each fall and spring. Join this group of women as they study the book of Ephesians.

Ongoing Adult Sunday School

Sundays 9:30-10:30 am

Herb Underwood Class

Education Building: Thompson Parlor

Teachers: Clay Boone

This is a friendly and welcoming adult Bible study that meets throughout the year and follows the International Sunday School Lessons.

The Bridge Class

Education Building: Library

Teacher: Shared Leadership

The Bridge class is a group of younger and middle-aged adults that focus on discussion and fellowship through book studies and Bible studies throughout the year. During Advent this class will study as series by Thomas Moore title All I Want for Christmas: Opening the Gifts of God's Grace.

Pratt-Dannals/Ragsdale Bible Study

Williams Building: Second Floor Library

Teacher/Dr. Ed Pratt Dannals and Rev. John Ragsdale

This ongoing Bible study covers different books and stories of the Bible throughout the year. This fall Rev. John Ragsdale will be teaching the Book of Ezekiel. 


Holy Grounds-Bittinger Hall

If you just need a place to have some great coffee and join others in casual conversation and fellowship, please join us in Bittinger during the Sunday School hour.



Education Building: Room 312

Facilitator: Nancy Splane

Both experienced meditators and beginners are welcome. Come weekly or drop in - as in the meditation, nothing is expected or required.