Groups & Classes
Please call Duff at 918.301.1018 with any questions.
Adult Sunday Morning Classes (all meet at 9:30 a.m. beginning on September 16)
The mission of adult ministries is to water the seeds of faith in God, to build up the Body of Christ through the study of God’s word and through Christian fellowship, to promote Biblical literacy, and to enable us to be ambassadors for Christ, loving and serving others in this world to the glory of God.
First Presbyterian Church, Tulsa has many opportunities for Adult Christian Education each Sunday and throughout the year. We invite you to participate in any of the classes offered.
The Cornerstone Sunday School Class invites you to join in a study of C.S. Lewis' Screwtape Letters led by Dr. Miller. The study will begin Sunday, May 12 at 9:30 a.m. in Stephenson Hall. An alternate class time is also available on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m in room E 104.The book will be available for purchase at the Book Corner in the atrium. Click HERE to register for lunch.
The focus of this class for adults is on the Bible, its content, its interpretation, and especially its application to our lives and faith. It is open to EVERYONE, regardless of age or stage of faith!
We are a class of couples with children. Our class is informal and interactive, focusing on Bible study and Bible-based discussions of marriage and faith relationships. We are a fun group and have many social events throughout the year (e.g., dinner groups and class brunches).
||Cynthia Wiles or Sherye Halliburton
The Forum Class is composed of singles and couples of various ages. We enjoy lively and in-depth discussions relating to the Bible as well as to Christian living. We support mission projects within the church and also volunteer our time to support organizations and agencies within the Tulsa community. We cherish friendships made and nurture those friendships by participating in various activities outside of class. We believe that the teachings of Jesus Christ and His love for us should be at the center of what we do as individuals and as a class.
We are a class of singles and couples of various ages with children, most now grown. Many of us have deep roots in the church, and the class has just the right mix of worship, study, service, and fun. We have several social gatherings throughout the year, including small group dinners. We also participate in mission projects together.
||Bob & Marion Simmons
Our mature senior class is made up of members from the greatest generation. Our ship has sailed to many ports on our journey of faith and we are deeply anchored in love of God and country.
Former members of the Christian Fellowship Class have joined our crews and are now members of this flagship class. In addition to Sunday morning class, we are active in church ministries including Helping Hand, Meals-On Wheels and offer our support to many other worthwhile ministries. We deepen our faith in Christ by having teachers from the Christian Growth and Life approved teacher list. As our ship sets sail from our new harbor we are guided by the following principles; Christ is our pilot, the Bible our compass, and the Church our anchor. Come join us for worship and good fellowship as we embark on our next exciting journey. You are invited to make this class, your class.
A class for all seasons of life and faith. We have members in their 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's and 60's and would love to have you join us as we deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ and our friendships with fellow class members. Lively discussion is the cornerstone of our class. We enjoy studying the Bible, fellowship, class parties and gatherings, and hands-on mission work. We welcome you wherever you are on your faith journey as we focus on what God is calling us to do and be.
||Dixie Reppe, Mary Ann Hille
We are couples and singles (mainly 40 and older), parents and grandparents. We enjoy studying the Bible together and discussing relevant issues facing the contemporary Christian. The class focuses on self-directed studies, rather than following a commercial, preplanned course of study. Many of our classes are led by class members in addition to scheduled guest speakers. We enjoy fellowship together through planned social events, which draw us closer to one another. We also offer opportunities for class members to serve our Lord through mission and ministry.
|Westminster L.C.S. (Larger Circle Society)
||Jim & Ann McKellar
We are young and old, fast and slow, tall and short, married and single. What do we have in common? Love for the Lord and a desire to study the Bible in order to deepen our Christian faith. We enjoy challenging class discussions, and we also enjoy time together socially and service in the church and community.
||Patrick Grogan or Nancy Chandler
We are couples and singles of various ages and stages who seek to nurture our Christian faith and to grow together spiritually through in-depth study, fellowship, and mission outreach. We value spending time to reflect and discuss various aspects of our lessons, supporting and praying for each other, and joining together to help others.
||3rd Floor Conf Rm
The focus of this class is to equip the men and women of God for every good work through the study of God's Word. Adults of all ages and stages of faith are welcome!
We are interested in studying the foundations of the Christian faith: Bible studies, the Trinity, confessions/creeds, church history, why we believewhat we believe. Cornerstone schedules great teachers to guide us in our study and discussions. Whether you visit for a month or attend every week, you are welcome to stop by anytime.
|Young Families Group
||Danny and Stephanie Kern
We are parents who want to raise our children to be fully-devoted followers of Jesus Christ. We think families should spend time together learning what this means, praying for one another, having fun, bearing each other's burdens; you know, that friendship thing. Our creatively named Young Families Group is a company of 20-40 somethings with young kids who have discovered that Jesus is faithful to us despite the huge learning curve of marriage and parenting. He has put us together because we really do get by with a little help from our friends, and a lot of daily grace from God. We'd like you to join us, because you can never really have too much of either.
We are the Young Adult Community of First Presbyterian Church, made up of singles, married couples, and college-age individuals. We are committed to helping young adults discover their place in Christ and the local church through sound Bible teaching, faithful worship, connectional social activities, as well as local and international mission.
||We are a blended class of individuals from the TIF and FPC worship communities. Our Sunday morning class will focus on “The Community of God” and our enduring relationship with Him. As a global community, we will follow Jesus Christ with one mind and heart, and we will discuss the theology for the Community of God.
Topics for discussion include:
o The God Who Is
o Relational God
o Our nature as Persons destined for Community
o Sin: destruction of Community
o The Mission of Jesus
o Covenant Community
o The Spirit and the Scriptures
o The significance of Eschatology
o And others…..
Seekers will seek to know what brings together a community of God, guided by these topics and others. The class is open to everyone who is willing to discuss and speak the truth in love about issues concerning the community of God
Wednesday Night Downtown
All classes meet Wednesday evenings beginning on September 26, in Stephenson Hall at 6:30 p.m. Click here to register.
Apprentice to the Master
An engaged and directed conversation, led by Dr. Miller—for those who yearn to deepen faithfulness and grow in an apprenticed relationship to Jesus, the Lord of the Church. Using James Bryan Smith’s The Good and Beautiful God, our conversations will prepare us for the Apprentice weekend which Dr. Smith will lead, to be held here at First Church on October 12 and 13.
From Malachi to Matthew
This five week study will explore the time between the Testaments - the coming of the Roman legions, the rise of synagogues and the emergence of the Pharisees. Warren Muller will teach one week starting September 26th, then we will participate in simulcasts with Dr. James E. Davison of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
FPC Parent Community
This small group community is designed for parents with young children. We will follow the sermon-series scriptures, along with topics related to discipleship and serving others.
New Testament Readings for Daily Living
Have you been thinking you really should learn more about what’s in the Bible, but you just don’t know where to start? Or, have you tried to read the Bible on your own but had a hard time understanding what you were reading? This class will give you an overview of the New Testament and how it is relevant in your life today. Feel free to bring a friend. This class will be fun, informative, and a good way to meet other members of your church family. Teacher: Bill Wiles
Pictures can speak 1,000 words. Equip yourself to use your camera to glorify the Kingdom of God. In this course you will learn about your gear, basic principles, and best techniques so that others may taste and see that the Lord is good! Teacher: Paul McEntire
In this class, participants will stretch, strengthen and tone their bodies. Come restore your energy as well as improve your balance and flexibility while exercising to Christian music. Our certified instructor will apply techniques from pilates, yoga, tai chi, and other stretching disciplines. This class is suitable for all fitness levels.
Click here to register for Childcare.
To Register: CLICK HERE or contact Dionna Schooley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918.301.1029
Before the Rooster Crows
Carol Jolly, 918-660-8896
Room B320, Bernsen
Saturdays, 8:45-10:00 a.m.
This group of men and women meets to reflect on the Biblical text(s) for Sunday’s worship service. Prepare your heart on Saturday for God’s word on Sunday! This group is led by Dr. Jim Miller, Pastor, or the First Church associate pastor preaching that Sunday.
CELEBRATION OF FAITH
The Celebration of Faith is an annual Eastertide weekend held at First Church. Its purpose is to invite the best and brightest teachers and preachers for a weekend of teaching, worship, renewal and celebration for what God has done, is doing, and promises yet to do. Past speakers include Marva Dawn, Tony Campolo, and Greg Jones, just to name a few. Stay tuned for more information.