Sunday School

All Sunday School classes meet from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

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The Community Class is a class of approximately 35-40 people, teenagers to seventies, who seriously study God's word and seek to serve each other, come and visit us. We're friendly, diverse, and enjoy loving God together. We have rotating teachers who use a variety of teaching styles. We hope to welcome you and serve you.
Contact: David Dean (, 567-1365)

Cornerstone welcomes you to our class! Jesus describes Himself as the Cornerstone that His church would be built upon, a unified body of believers. We seek to build upon Christ’s foundation by having class members share real life experiences, studying topics that are current and relevant to today’s challenges, living in community, parenting, and specific focused studies of the Bible. All are welcome to attend this conversational and casual class.   
Contact: Andy Moss (, Kelly Moss (

COVENANT :: B237-239
The Covenant Class consists of around 125 men and women both married and single. We study God’s Word, typcially working through complete books of the Bible. We enjoy fellowship at the beginning of each class as well as through 4X4 groups, occasional parties, a spring picnic, a fall breakfast at a pavilion in the Smoky Montains, and a Christmas season brunch.  
Contacts: Ron and Jennifer Hill (865-803-7098,

DOULOS :: B226 
Our class feels strongly about the benefits of sharing together as Christ’s Body with its varied parts, so our ages range from grade school children to elderly adults, with a mix of single, married, divorced, and widowed members. Our format is to share and pray for each other first, then have an interactive lesson from the scriptures; we sit in concentric circles to facilitate discussion. We have 40-50 in attendance, have a high mission and international involvement, share a monthly lunch, and enjoy an annual retreat together. 
Contacts: Arnie & Sarah Lumsdaine (; Raymond & Renee Tucker (

EMMAUS :: B203
Emmaus begins each class with prayer, announcements and encouragement. Prayer requests are sent to the class via email. Our teachers lead the class in short biblical studies in both lecture and discussion format. Our class actively supports and encourages missionaries. We meet in small groups during the week for Bible study and fellowship. We also have a class retreat once a year. Our class members encourage one another when facing tough situations. We have approximately 80-90 in attendance each Sunday.   
Contacts: Gary Owens ( or 693-2053 / 660-1240), David Ackerson ( or 539-1121)

THE GATHERING :: Watershed, Ruby Falls
The Gathering is a class for singles and marrieds in their 20s and 30s. It is a time of connecting with others, developing community, and wading into Scripture together. Teaching topics are relevant to young adults and usually involves a conversational style and time for breaking into smaller groups. Contact: Scout Robinson (, 901-240-4389)

Homebuilders seeks to provide a multi-generational environment for prayer, studying God’s word, fellowship, and sharing one another’s needs and burdens in an atmosphere of thanksgiving and joy…often with laughter. We begin with prayer then study books of the Bible or spiritual topics. We support one another through life’s challenges and celebrate God’s bountiful blessings and answers to prayer. We also enjoy fellowship through seasonal social gatherings. We are a welcoming family of “homebuilders” seeking to glorify and honor the triune God.  
Contact: Bill Hamel ( or 806-1073)

This class welcomes international and local friends in a spirit of Christian fellowship, with the understanding that many who visit for the first time have not heard the story of Jesus. Throughout the year we offer many opportunities for fellowship, especially visiting parks and hiking trails in Tennessee together. 
Contacts: Mike Ballast ( or 201-0993); Lindon Thomas ( or 357-2002)

JOURNEYS :: B234/236
Journeys is an ideal Sunday school class for married couples with children who are seeking community, fellowship and Biblical teaching as they navigate their individual walks with Christ as well as the various seasons of marriage and parenting. 
Contact: Ashley Baisley (

This class values genuine relationships and strives to encourage one another as we walk out our faith. The class is discussion-oriented and mission-oriented, some class members are very involved with global and local missions. The entire class serves in various children’s ministries on the 3rd Sunday of every month in lieu of meeting together. We have a seasonal potluck fellowship hosted at Cedar Springs or members' homes. We are also committed to doing life together through regularly praying for and with each other.  
Contact: Mike Taylor (

Committed to the idea that correct doctrine leads to correct practice, “Live and Learn” is a multi-generational class focused on studying books of the Bible and theological principles, seeking to equip its members with solid doctrinal knowledge rooted in the eternal Word of God. 
Contact: Darren Nelson (

New Creations is made up of a mix of couples and singles ranging in ages from mid-40s to 80s. Lessons are taught in a relaxed fashion where class questions and insights are encouraged. Monthly fellowship and service opportunities help to generate a good sense of family among our members. 
Contacts: Ed (384-8162) & Donna Guion (384-8161)

Open Book enjoys studying the Bible a book at a time. Each week we read a chapter and then have group discussion. We have prayer requests at the beginning of each class. We also try to have a class social on a quarterly basis. Our class is made up mostly of couples, ages 40 to 60, averaging about 15 people. We do not meet when Team Kids is canceled.  
Contact: Judy Randazzo (

Facilitated by five mentor couples, the Pursuit class is made up of marrieds and singles in their 20’s and 30’s. Our teaching is Scripture-based and focuses on Christ-centered, missions-focused discipleship, allowing for much discussion. Periodically we have a panel discussion where our mentor couples field questions from the class. We sponsor several small group Bible studies for men, women, and couples; support one missionary family; have organized socials; participate in ongoing service opportunities; and seek to care for and shepherd one another.  
Contact: John Lyons ( or 806-8375)

We have 35-40 members, with both couples and singles in attendance. We start each class with a time of coffee, tea, and snacks to give everyone opportunity to visit and get to know visitors. We enjoy a time of worship (with piano accompaniment), followed by sharing prayer requests and prayer. We study books of the Bible with ample time for discussion. During the week, we check in with class members as needed, particularly if they are dealing with illness, medical procedures, or other needs. Our class culture is one of prayer, fellowship, fun, caring, and study. 
Contact: Randy & Carol Overbey ( or 539-2776)

Scripture - Prayer - Fellowship. These three words are the cornerstones for our class. All class lessons are scripture based, usually a study from a book of the Bible or a topic supported by scripture. We pray each week for each other, our church and beyond. We never exhaust our desire for fellowship together whether surrounding class time and occasionally at a more fun evening or event. Any and all are welcome. 
Contacts: Chris & Sally Scott (

SPEAK OUT :: Conference Center 
We named our class “Speak Out” when we were formed as an encouragement to each of us to tell others what the Lord has done for us. Our studies are usually for a couple of months and we encourage discussion. We are strongly committed to being care givers to each other. We are made up mainly of couples and singles of retirement age but we welcome all ages to our class. 
Contacts: George Dilworth (, cell 250-5583; home 966-6002); Monty Montgomery (, cell 806-6870; home 693-8176)

Women’s Study is for every woman: married and single, mothers and childless, older and younger. We have a strong commitment to learn about Jesus through studying Scripture, seeking to follow him, and encouraging one another in our journeys. Come join us!  
Contact: Rebekah Peterson (