We recognize the need for intentional time to nurture our faith and grow through study with others. In a church our size it is easy to remain anonymous if one only attends Sunday morning worship. At First Christian you will find a variety of Sunday morning classes, Bible studies and discussion groups to help you grow in your faith. These groups are vital to our community life together. We encourage you to get connected by visiting one or more of the groups listed. If you have any questions, Rev. Micah James would love to visit with you about your faith formation.


Adult Sunday Morning Classes


Classes Meeting at 9:30am


  • Who:  60’s — 80’s  |    Room 116
  • Teacher: Don Wiechmann           
  • The Challengers are a strong fellowship and service-oriented class, always ready to “meet the challenge.” They enjoy active discussion and Bible study. 


  • Who: Adults of all ages | Location: Room 113
  • Teachers: Jeff Fine-Thomas & Larry Ball
  • A discussion oriented class focusing on issues of Christian beliefs, faith, interpretation and historical perspective. The class seeks the expression of many varied points of view in an open-minded atmosphere of spiritual growth. Meets at a time convenient for singing with the choir!


  • Who:  70’s — 90’s  |  Room 112 
  • Class members rotate to lend their teaching perspectives to this lecture-based class.  Curriculum is the “Present Word” series, which is studied after the class begins by singing a few gospel songs.

Classes Meeting at 10:00 am

Christian Issues

  • Who: Adults of all ages |  Room 125
  • Teacher: Rev. Chris Shorow
  • An intergenerational class for anyone interested in exploring the connections between faith & daily living.
  • CURRENT STUDY: "Vanishing Grace" by Philip Yancey


  • Who: Adults of all ages | Room 130
  • Teacher: Ellen Chitwood
  • An intergenerational fellowship for single and married adults. The class enjoys a variety of Bible studies, both lecture and discussion oriented.


  • Who: 40's, 50's & a few 60's! |  Room 201
  • Teacher: Kelly VanOsdol
  • Style: Teacher-led Discussion
  • A discussion-oriented class which uses a variety of short term studies and subjects of current interest. Both married and singles are welcome to participate in the fellowship and service projects of the class.


  • Who: 40's & 50's  couples | Room 114
  • Teacher: Kay Mades
  • Fellowship and service are strongly emphasized in this class. 
  • CURRENT STUDY: Colossians


  • Who: 50's & 60's | Room 117
  • Teachers: Class Members
  • Style: Teacher-led Discussion
  • A group that places a high emphasis on fellowship together. Class members rotate teaching duties which adds to varied perspectives.

The Road to Faith

  • Who: 20's & 30's, Singles & Couples | Room 207
  • Style: Class-led Discussion
  • Together we are walking the road, exploring our faith, stretching our minds and building community. 
  • CURRENT STUDY: "Staying in Love" by Paul Stanley

Bible Studies & Faith Development

5:00    Justice & The Prophets Led by Rev. Micah James, Rm #116
Wednesday's during Unite Spring 2017.  Bring your Bibles! Each week we will look at the understanding of justice, equity, equality, compassion, and mercy through the lens of the Hebrew Prophets. Our study will be supplemented with excerpts from contemporary readings, but no book purchases will be needed for the class. The class will begin January 18 and conclude April 19, with no class on the weeks of Ash Wednesday and Spring Break.

5:00     Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University led by Cameron Woods, Rm #117
Wednesday's during Unite Spring 2017.  Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is being offered Wednesday evenings. It is that time of year where we start to make our resolutions for the New Year. One that is common to a lot of us is: “I will get on a budget this year!” When it comes to managing money, this 9-week class will teach you how to become debt free, prepare for the future and create a working budget! This is more than a class about budgeting, it also helps with communication, relationships and goal setting. To register and purchase class materials use the link: http://fpu.com/1032072

6:30    Ethics & Morality: Making the Moral Choice - Led by Rev. Chris Shorow, Rm #116
Wednesday's during Unite Spring 2017.  How do you decide what the right thing to do is? We will explore modern topics of morality, how we make decisions and look at Biblical directives for our actions and values, using real life examples. Using Michael Sandel’s book on Justice as a basis, we will look at justice and righteousness in scripture and how it informs us today. Expect lots of spirited discussion.

6:45    Chancel Choir - Led by Diane Ball, Sanctuary 
Offer your musical gifts through the year in the 11am worship service and on special occasions.  Come share your gift of song!

Connections Women’s Bible Study

Women take part in study, fellowship and prayer on either Monday evening or Thursday mornings. Connections is held during the spring and fall semesters. 

Details on additional studies and course offerings can be found on our website calendar, newsletter, worship bulletin or in The Hub group list.  Contact Rev. Micah James at mjames@fccedmond.org for more information.