No Place I'd Rather Be! -- Chuck Dumas, Sunday School Director
Sunday school has long been one of the most important ministries in our church. Originally a community-wide school held on Saturday or Sunday for children, Sunday school has evolved into a time of fellowship, Bible study, and encouragement for all ages. According to our church historian, H. Lewis Batts, one of the earliest literatures for Sunday school was begun by FBCX church member Rev. Samuel Boykin in 1862. By the time of the Civil War, Sunday school had become a primary means for Christian education in our church and community.
Today, FBCX is blessed with a talented group of directors and teachers who spend countless hours preparing, studying, and leading their class. We are fortunate to offer classes that value different perspectives and allow for open, honest discourse in which all members are encouraged to participate and voice their opinions, ask tough questions, and grow together in community with one another and in Christ.
If you have not yet taken the opportunity to experience Sunday school at FBCX, I encourage you to do so. A list of classes with descriptions and locations may be found on our church website, www.fbcxmacon.org. Any of our able ministers, Sunday school teachers, and class members will be happy to help you find your way to a place for you.
Beginning this Sunday, June 10, many of our adult classes will join together for six weeks this summer to hear from a variety of speakers on the topic “A Spiritual Mentor I Never Met.” The dates for the summer elective series are June 10, 17, 24 and July 8, 15, 22. If you are not currently involved in a class, this will be a great opportunity to meet new friends and “try out” Sunday school at FBCX! This informal gathering will be informative and interesting, and provide a time of warm fellowship.
Our speakers for the summer Sunday school elective include Darrell Pursiful (June 10), Bonnie Chappell (June 17), Robert Richardson (June 24), Teresa Smotherman (July 8), Peter Bryant (July 15) and Claire Davis (July 22). Mentors to be presented include a poet, Christian physicist, a chaplain from a well known TV show, and Baptist leaders. The variety of teachers and mentors will provide for an interesting study that you will not want to miss!
Sunday school and Bible study provide a foundation for our lives as we seek to learn more about Christ and follow him more closely. The friendships that develop last a lifetime, and the encouragement that we receive from one another each week is irreplaceable. I look forward to seeing you at FBCX in Sunday school this summer! There is no place I’d rather be!