Attend Sunday School? Why?
Some people are of the opinion that Sunday School is only for children. Nothing could be further from the truth. Sunday School enhances the lives of adult believers by providing…
A Place of Strength
Being a member of a Bible study group can encourage believers in their relationship with Christ, but also it can increase the bond a believer has with other believers.
A Place of Knowledge
To obey the Lord we need to know His Word for us. Studying the Bible—God’s Word—is essential to faith. The more we understand that Word for ourselves, the more confidently we can obey His commission to “feed” others.
A Place of Belonging
When believers spend time together, they begin to know one another. Knowing people’s names, their family members, and occupation will help you to pray for those families and encourage them in times of need.
A Place of Prayer
Prayer is vital to a believer’s life. Corporate prayer within the Bible study class is vital, too. Believers gain strength and comfort when they see that Christ answers prayer in personal ways.
A Plan of Service
We should seize all opportunity to express God’s love. That love can be expressed through prayer, words of encouragement, and acts of compassion.
Adult 4 is an active, caring group consisting of adults approximately age 65-80. We have an opening assembly together and then divide into a men’s class and a ladies’ class. Because fellowship is so important to us, most of us arrive about 30 minutes early to meet that need without infringing on the Bible study time. Additionally, we have quarterly fellowships in someone’s home.
Adult 5 is a coed class, mostly but not entirely couples, whose ages range from 50-70. We study The Gospel Project curriculum. We welcome new members who are looking for fellowship and outreach in addition to Bible study. Our ladies get together monthly to eat out—and occasionally they include the men!
During a large group, we go through the announcements and provide time for input from all members including prayer requests and then close with prayer. We then break into class time. Age of this department is 50-65 for the most part. We refer to ourselves as the “empty-nesters” as most of our children have finished school and are out of the house. We would welcome anybody to join our class. Married couples, singles, divorced……..it doesn’t matter, we have that mix already. Both the women and men like the splitting up for class as it enables some members to talk more freely.
Adult 10/Norris Caldwell Class is a Christ-centered group where His love is displayed to all in the class. Our age range is 60 plus. We’re always fellowshipping together: a class social (eat out together, someone’s home, etc.) every three months, ladies lunch every other month, breakfast every month in our classroom. We are a couples’ class but have several singles and widowers.
The Pastor’s Class is unique. It consists of singles and couples of all ages from diverse backgrounds. You will always be greeted by friendly faces and warm smiles in a very relaxed atmosphere. If you are new to Tupelo or just new to the church, the Pastor’s Class offers you the advantage of studying God’s Word and getting to know a good cross-section of our members. Our goal is to be not only “hearers of the Word, but doers also.” Class members can express God’s love by contributing to the Salvation Army’s Thanksgiving meal to feed thousands who are less fortunate, to minister to those individuals who are not only in need of “Christmas gifts” under the tree but who need to hear about the greatest gift ever given—Jesus, and numerous other projects throughout the year. Our teacher, Harold Plunkett, is a very gifted and talented teacher, who always challenges us each week to grow in our spiritual walk to become more like Christ. We meet in the Activity Room in the Family Ministry Center and invite you to join us.
The Harmon Class is a “round table discussion” format. The interactive style allows less structure and informality. Our goal is to share God-at-work in our lives through our personal faith, our struggles, and His powerful presence through it all. The Word is our plumb line, and prayer is our lifeline, as we become more intimate with our Lord through our community of faith. Those who attend are all ages, some married, some single.
Practical Christian Living is for couples and singles typically over 45, but occasionally we have some younger. Class members’ children are teenage or older. We are small but working to rebuild with those who haven’t found a class or haven’t been attending SS for some time.
Life Bible Study/Faith & Family – We are really two coed classes who share an opening assembly. We’re primarily comprised of married couples ranging in age from early 40’s to mid 50’s (though some of our spouses are out teaching children). The ages of members’ children range from grade school to undergraduates. Our lesson format is teacher driven with comments from the class welcomed and encouraged, but not required. The atmosphere of the class is less formal than most with upbeat messages and fellowship.
We are a women’s class age 20-40 consisting of divorced, single, widowed and a few married women. We feel we are ministering to a unique group of women. Any woman who wants to come to Sunday School but would feel uncomfortable in a couples class is a great fit with us.
The Men of Purpose Class is a group primarily consisting of men between the ages of 35 and 65 but relevant to men of all ages. Our class is in a great place to be able to relate to all men and the trials and issues that we face every day.
The Youngs’ Class is a couples’ class with adults ranging in age from late 20’s to early 40’s. The class is focused on discipleship and service through mission projects throughout the year.
The Young Married Class consists of young married couples who desire to establish a firm foundation to their marriage. Fellowship and Bible study are combined in a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere.
YOUTH 1 (Grades 7-9)
YOUTH 2 (Grades 10-12)
Grade 11-12 Girls
NURSERY AND PRESCHOOL
Men/Boys Jails Al Pleasants, coordinator
Men’s Volunteers L. B. Davis, James Hayes, Gregg Kennedy, Bill Kline, Mike Marecle, Ben Morehead, Al Pleasants, Bill Taylor, Michael Williams
Boys Volunteers Bob Chisholm, Gregg Kennedy, Al Pleasants, Robert Gulley, Jimmy Bowers
Women’s Jail Missy Lunceford, coordinator
Women’s Volunteers Nellie Epps, Hannah Kimbrough, Missy Lunceford, Debbie Milton, Diane Wiese, Rosemary Marecle, Nyanza Steward, Marsh Flynn, Ashlie Orsborne
Girls’ Jail Chris Maynard, coordinator
Girls Volunteers Chris Maynard, Melanie Moore, Cindy Pike, Beverly Pleasants, Marian Moore, Aubrey Seay, Patricia Jones