First Baptist Church, Huntsville, AL
Tuesday, December 01, 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
Room 253


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
Winter 2014-2015
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         


Christmas Message

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 Adamson

Feb 22:  Commit Your Way to the Lord (Nehemiah 10:28-39) led by Carol Barclay