First Baptist Church, Huntsville, AL
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Explore the Bible Sunday School Department
Co-Directors: Tim & Martha Odom
Teachers: Anthony Adamson, Carol Barclay and Diane Singer
Secretary: Lucy Glover
Greeter: Jeanette Fowler
Benevolence: Benita Hines and Sandra Hall
Prayer Ministry: Ruth Merritt, Eileen Cleveland, Marge Odom & Jackie Huff
Teaching Format: The format our teachers primarily use is teacher-led discussions. The teachers rotate on a monthly basis. We have a brief opening assembly to review prayer needs, to hear praise reports and to acknowledge birthdays. The remaining time is devoted to Bible study.
Curriculum: We are a Spirit-led, Bible-centered Department. We use "Explore the Bible" dated literature, published by Lifeway Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. This curriculum provides for a study through the Bible in a nine year cycle. The 1998 Statement of The Baptist Faith and Message is the doctrinal guideline. Scripture is taken from the New International Bible. We occasionally use optional studies; primarily those suggested in our literature.
Mission Project: Our Sunday School Class ladies cook on Wednesdays for Huntsville Hospital's Blount Hospitality House. We spend time meeting and talking with the people who are staying there (those who need hospital services or are having family member currently in the hospital). Our class members collect new and gently used books, magazines and DVD's and box and ship them to U.S. Military men and women who are currently serving overseas. Several of our members also participate in home and foreign mission projects.
Social Activities: Our class activities include occasional after-church restaurant outings, Christmas Parties, movie nights with finger foods, etc. We try to have at least two or three of these type functions each year.
Explore the Bible Class Teaching Schedule
Esther, Ezra & Nehemiah
The Study of Esther
Dec 7: Deliverance is Needed (Esther 3:1-9) led by Anthony Adamson
Dec 14: God Provides Deliverance (Esther 4:6-17) led by Anthony Adamson
Dec 21: God Provides a Savior (Luke 2:8-20) led by Diane Singer
The Study of Ezra
Dec 28: God Ordains Restoration (Ezra 3:1-11; 6:19-22) led by Carol Barclay
Jan 4: God Commands Obedience (Ezra 7:1-10) led by Diane Singer
The Study of Nehemiah
Jan 11: God Inspires the Work (Nehemiah 2:1-18) led by Diane Singer
Jan 18: Protect Human Life & Establish Justice in God's Community (Nehemiah 5:1-13) led by Diane Singer
Jan 25: Be Faithful in Adversity (Nehemiah 6:1-19) led by Diane Singer
Feb 1: Do Your Appointed Part (Nehemiah 7:1-8) led by Anthony Adamson
Feb 8: Get an Understanding (Nehemiah 8:1-8) led by Anthony Adamson
Feb 15: Return to the Restoring God (Nehemiah 9:32-27) led by Anthony AdamsonFeb 22: Commit Your Way to the Lord (Nehemiah 10:28-39) led by Carol Barclay