Adult Education Sunday School Classes

The Christian Education ministry at Royal Lane is not merely another facet of our Church program. It is essential to our mission as a church. It is through our educational ministry that we seek better understanding of our own faith and growth as a community of Christ-followers.

Class Room# Instructor Curriculum
Formations 202 Jack Mullinax & John Helms This group of kind and caring adults of all ages willingly shares their own faith journey and seeks opportunities to grow in their faith.

During September the class will read and reflect of passages in the book of James that say something to us about Practical Faith. In October the class will explore the teachings of Jesus that address the issues of wealth and poverty and how those teachings may inform our “stewardship.”

Foundation Stones Portable 1 Scott Bryant Class members range in age from college students to senior adults. Members come to the class from a variety of faith backgrounds. The goal of the class is to help members move to a deeper knowledge and understanding of the principles and truths which form the foundation of our Christian faith.

September to mid-October the class will be studying The Afterlife. November and into December the class will be studying The Second Coming.

Questors 204 Nancy Ferrell The class is made up of a cross section of church members. The class culture is one of dialogue and questioning. The class reviews books and topics of interest and reflect on them for the purpose of applying new insights to our Christian journey. Most often the class uses book studies to spark conversation.

The class will continue studying Richard Rohr’s book, The Naked Now which explores ways of thinking beyond dualities to living in the present. Drawing from the Gospels, Jesus, Paul, and Christian contemplatives, the book reveals many hidden truths of Christianity misunderstood or lost and explores how to read them with the eyes of the mystics rather than with the eyes of rational thought.

Prayer Place 206 Kristene Ruddle The class is made up of a cross section of church members. The class culture is one of dialogue and questioning. The class reviews books and topics of interest and reflect on them for the purpose of applying new insights to our Christian journey. Most often the class uses book studies to spark conversation.

The class will continue studying Richard Rohr’s book, The Naked Now which explores ways of thinking beyond dualities to living in the present. Drawing from the Gospels, Jesus, Paul, and Christian contemplatives, the book reveals many hidden truths of Christianity misunderstood or lost and explores how to read them with the eyes of the mystics rather than with the eyes of rational thought.

Canterbury Class 208 Sylvia & Dennis Turnbull Class members select, read, and discuss books and authors who have diverse theological ideas and opinions.

Currently the class is discussing The Faiths of our Fathers by Alf J. Mapp, Jr. and The Faiths of the Founding Fathers by David L. Holmes. The group will begin with a lookback, starting with the challenges of the First Council of Nicaea in 325 AD and follow the major turning points and historical events influencing the faiths of our forefathers.

Non-Traditional Family Hall Tex Quesada The class of five to ten individuals engages people in all age groups and backgrounds – some are brand new Christians, others have been in the church for many years.

The class uses the Revised Common Lectionary as its text. Readings for up-coming class sessions may be found at textweek.com.

Royal Welcome Library Bettie Meachum & Mike Jones Multi-week introduction to our church (scheduled as needed).