“In each class, we strive to offer solid biblical teaching as well as opportunities to get to know other believers better.”
Part of Uptown Church’s ministry to its body is through educational avenues. One of the most central avenues is Sunday School. We offer two options of Adult Education opportunities each Sunday morning, with both starting at 9:15AM. In addition, we offer food and a time of fellowship over coffee, orange juice, and bagels in the 1st floor cafe. In each class, we strive to offer solid biblical teaching as well as opportunities to get to know other believers better. The four-fold benefits of Sunday School are: Seminary-level teaching of God’s Word and biblical issues, the need for ongoing discipleship within the church, a convenient and God-Ordained time during the week as we gather on Sunday, and the growth of relationships and fellowship during this time. We invite you to come and be a part of Sunday School at Uptown Church!
+ Structure of Sunday School Classes
Sunday School courses are offered in two-month blocks. During each block we will offer three courses. There will typically be two core courses which will be topical in nature and also a Bible course which directly studies a book from the Old or New Testament. This pattern allows members to choose the course that best suits their needs, while maintaining a balance between topical courses and direct study of the Bible.
+ Why Attend Sunday School?
- Solid “Seminary-Level” Teaching. We are blessed to have a number of gifted teachers, pastors, and elders in our congregation that are able to offer high-quality teaching from God’s word. So, Sunday School is a rare opportunity to build a deeper understanding of the Christian worldview. For more, see our core courses or our current Sunday School classes.
- Need for Ongoing Discipleship. We all have a need in our life to continue to be trained, encouraged, sharpened, and challenged in our walks with God. The main Worship Service is a crucial part of this process but is not able to fill every need. Sunday School is a chance to be trained and taught on a more personal and interactive level. For more learning opportunities see our Discipleship Training homepage.
- Convenient and God-Ordained Time. We all live such busy lives that it is hard to find the time to learn more about the God we serve. However, God in his infinite wisdom has set aside one day of the week for that very purpose (Ex 20:8-11). Sunday mornings rarely contain scheduling conflicts or other obligations that can keep us from coming to Sunday School. Moreover, nursery is provided so that parents can focus on the class without distraction.
- Relationships and Fellowship. Sunday School is also an opportunity to deepen our relationships with fellow believers in the church. Rather than learning in isolation, Sunday School provides an opportunity to learn within the context of a loving community where we can sharpen and encourage one another.
We maintain extensive archives of lesson handouts (or full notes) along with recordings in MP3 format. All new classes are added within 1-2 weeks of a Sunday morning session, and you can access the files on our Resources Page. For any series offered from 2009-2016, please visit our Current Series/Archives Page.
Adult Education Intern, Braden Benson