Sunday School classes at First Baptist meet from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM.
There are classes for each member of your family and a nursery for infants and toddlers.
Guests, at 9:00 AM each Sunday, greeterswill be available in the Greeting Area entrance to help you find the class that is right for you. The Greeting Area entrance is on the north side of the Education Building, closest to the church parking lot.
The Christian Education Team (CE) wants to remind you about all the amazing opportunities for Christian Discipleship here at First Baptist! Below you'll find a list of our Sunday School classes and Bible study opportunities. We hope you'll plug in to both God's word and our community. It's never too late to join for a long time or just a season! If you have any questions please contact us or a class teacher.
Adult Sunday School
Fellowship Class Sundays at 9:00 a.m. Fellowship Hall
Sunday School in the Fellowship Class typically focuses on a biblical book or subject, and class sessions are teacher-led but participatory. Because we realize that our different life experiences significantly affect our individual interpretations of scripture and our views about current issues, we value our tradition of honest and open but respectful discussions with each other. We hope to conclude our current series (“Why do Jews not become Christians?”) with a visit from a rabbi; among possible future topics: Women in the Bible.
Pathfinders Class Sundays at 9:00 a.m. Pathfinders Room
Pathfinders is an inter-generational group that is led from a variety of perspectives in a quest to learn through discussion and conversation; we attempt to be non-judgmental while respecting the four fragile freedoms central to Baptist teachings -- Biblical Freedom, Soul Freedom, Church Freedom and Religious Freedom. Typical class time is used to present information from a particular Biblical text, book or specific topic, and then to have discussion around differing views of the significance of the discussion point. Recent conversations have been on: the Kingdom of God and how it is presented in various New Testament writings, selected works by Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr, currently studying and comparing the letters of 1 Peter, James, and Hebrews. Recent studies have included When Religion Becomes Evil by Charles Kimball, Upside-Down Kingdom by Donald Kraybill, Daniel, and the Apocrypha and Writings from the Septuagint found in some Christian Bibles.
Friends Class Sundays at 9:00 a.m. Room 202
The Friends Class is for women of all ages who want to study the Bible and be with others in a warm, supportive atmosphere.
Children’s Sunday School—Godly Play Sundays at 9:00 a.m. Room 207
Godly Play is a curriculum based on the life work of the Rev. Dr. Jerome Berryman. Godly Play invites our children to wonder about the mystery of God for themselves. As they listen to stories, they are asked to think about what it may have been like in Biblical times or what lessons can be learned from the stories in the Bible.
Youth Sunday School Sundays at 9:15 a.m. Youth Room Downstairs
Every week we learn about big questions of the faith. We watch a short dvd clip, do activities, and engage in conversation. We are currently using curriculum called re:form which is published by Sparkhouse.
Adult Bible Studies Brown Bag Bible Study Mondays at 12 p.m. Hurlburt Room
Join us as we take a deep dive into the scripture text which was preached on Sunday. Bring a lunch and be prepared for wonderful discussion as we engage the Biblical text.
Sunday Mornings from 10:00 - 10:20 AM in the Fellowship Hall This serves as a time to connect and fellowship with the FBC congregation prior to the Sunday Worship Service. Join us for delicious coffee, juice and donuts.
Who we ARe:
We are a historic American Baptist Church in burgeoning downtown Colorado Springs, where its members have been worshiping on the same corner since 1872. We are an ecumenically-minded body, partnering across denominational lines to serve the most vulnerable in our community. Our membership is comprised of people who spread the gamut theologically, racially, politically, and economically. FBC-CS strives to practice a tradition of inclusiveness in all we do.