Sunday School

We hold two services at the same time, in two rooms across a shared hall.  This way, everyone who comes to FCC Tyler begins and ends in a shared middle space. Staying together on one schedule keeps us together as one family.

Services begin at 9:30 a.m.

After worship and an intentional 15-minute break, we offer Sunday School for all ages. The goal of this time is to develop friendships as well faith, to offer engagement and to grow connections that draw us into mutual care and service. 

NURSERY-AGED CHILDREN (Babies up to 3 years)

Are welcome to stay in our nursery (Children’s Wing, Rm 2) after worship. Nursery is staffed by paid professionals with safety training. That staff is supplemented by loving, capable teenage helpers who are developing caregiving skills. 

ELEMENTARY CHILDREN 

Children from 4 years through 3rd grade will already be engaged in programming when service ends; they stay in their Children’s Hour until 11:30. 

(Children’s Hour departs from worship just before sermons start.  It opens with large-group time for 20-25 minutes, followed by Sunday School in age appropriate groups for about 45 minutes. 

The age breakdowns for classes are: Pre-K, Kindergarten & 1st grades, 2nd-3rd grades, 4th-5th grades) 

Families are asked to pick up all children in the Life Center at 11:30 AM.

YOUTH 

Middle School and High School Sunday School meets from 10:45 – 11:30 am in the Youth Rooms in the Christian Life Center above the gym. Come be part of our weekly Sunday morning look into God’s Word and what it means for your life!

ADULTS

As of fall 2022, we have 6 class options for adults, all meeting after worship, starting at 10:45.  

Each class has its own customs and character; we invite you to sample them over a few Sundays. Here are options grouped by location.

IN THE LIFE CENTER

THE WAY – Rm 1.   Multi-generational discussion group. Includes young adults. Small to medium in size (avg. 8-16 people). Marked by willingness to “deconstruct” past beliefs and reconstruct positive theologies. 

BELIEVERS – Rm. 8.   Lecture class of larger size (usually 20+ people). Multi-generational – marked by diverse ages and points of view. Leans heavily into theology/ history/ sociology of the Bible. 

KOINONIA – Rm. 7.   Video + discussion class of mostly married couples, entering or into retirement years.  Avg. size 20+. Known for sponsorship of special-interest speakers on occasional Sundays. Class has been together many years but also welcomes newcomers.  

GENESIS – Scout Room at end of hall.   A small group (currently 6-8) of “middle years” adults, married and single, that uses both book and video prompts for discussion facilitated by rotating class members.

IN THE MAIN BUILDING

DISCIPLES – In the Parlor, directly off Sanctuary.  A combination of early retirees to senior adult ages, about 15-18 people. Series of lessons cover topics of interest with a spiritual component (eg: how to pray, stories of our favorite hymns). Current series is viewing The Chosen and discussing episodes afterward.

SEEKERS – In Seekers’ Class, behind the Choir Room & Choir Hallway. Avg. between 20-25 people.  A class of senior adults following video material. Class members share facilitation role.