We know it can be easy to get lost in the mix at a large church. Sunday School is where we make the big, small. Getting involved with a Sunday School class is the best way to find community at Shades. While we have age distinctions with most classes, feel free to join the class in which you are most comfortable.
Nearly/Newlywed Sunday School
Offered at 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., these classes are for engaged couples or for those who are newly married. This class concentrates on building a healthy, biblical marriage and utilizes the Foundations of Marriage curriculum. The class material is worked through every 9 months, so these classes are not meant to be permanent. Once you have gone through the curriculum once or twice (9-18 months) it is best to transition into one of the Married Young Adult classes.
Married Young Adult Sunday School
These classes have an average age under 40 and couples married more than one year. Groups are generally divided by life-phase (age, years married, number/ages of children, etc.) and meet at both 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. These classes utilize the church-wide Explore the Bible curriculum, along with quarterly focused content on marriage, parenting and discipleship.
Intergenerational Sunday school
These classes are made of mixed ages, newlyweds and couples married for many years, couples with and without children. Along with the traditional Married Young Adult classes they utilize the Explore the Bible curriculum. Currently there is one intergenerational class with another in the works.
Click here for a listing and more details about our Married Young Adult Sunday School classes.
Our small groups flow out of Sunday School. Small groups serve as an even smaller avenue than Sunday School to follow Jesus in community. These small groups meet throughout the week both on campus and in homes. If you are interested in getting involved in a small group talk with your Sunday School teacher and they can get you connected with a small group.