Sunday School

At Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, one of the primary ways we grow spiritually and form soul-nourishing, lifelong relationships in Christ is through Sunday School. Knowledge through study – and the incredible fellowship that goes along with it – are essential elements of the Christian life.

We are currently offering in-person Adult Sunday school, in-person Youth Worship, and a combined Children’s Summer Sunday school in the gym at the Downtown Campus. Traditionally, our classes for all ages are offered at 10:00 AM each Sunday, with periodic social and joint Sunday School activities throughout the year.

Some Sunday School classes are comprised of people with similar life experiences and ages (children, youth, young couples, singles, and seniors, to name a few.) Other classes are designed around common interests in particular studies or topics.

All Sunday School classes are open to both members and visitors, as well as friends in our community.

Buncombe Street offers Sunday School classes for adults, youth, and children. They are full, active, and welcoming centers for faith maturity.

Join a Sunday School Class

Children’s Sunday School

Children’s Summer Sunday school is currently being offered in Drake Hall at the Downtown Campus. Traditionally, Children’s Sunday school classes start at 10:00 AM on Sunday mornings. We offer Sunday School for children ages 2 through 5th Grade. Our Sunday School ages are based on a child’s age as of September 1st.

Preschool Sunday School (Ages 2 –3)

At BSUMC your preschooler will grow in their faith by learning the Word of God through Bible story activities, crafts, and media. Our leaders use the “Deep Blue” curriculum, which is engaging and age appropriate.

Godly Play Sunday School (4K through 2nd Grades)

Godly Play is a Montessori based storytelling program. Children engage with the stories and are encouraged to journal and create artwork related to the sacred stories each week.

Rotation Sunday School (3rd & 4th Grade)

Children study a major Bible story each month and explore its meaning by using different media: art, science, Bible skills and games, Bible building blocks (Legos), and movies.

Digging Deeper (5th Grade)

This Sunday School class is specifically designed for children in the 5th grade to help them prepare for Confirmation by delving into the Old and New Testaments.

Youth Sunday School

Youth Worship

Youth Worship is a place where you can come and be yourself! A place where you will be known and loved.  This is a time for 6th-12th graders to be around a like-minded community, seeking true friendship. Join us as we learn from the Bible, enjoy some fun entertainment, hang out with some awesome adults, and ultimately begin doing life together. Meets in the youth hall of the Downtown Campus.

To learn more about our youth programs, visit our Youth Ministry page:

B-Street Youth Ministry

Adult Sunday School Downtown Campus

Branches:  Returning in-person on August 22, 2021

Membership: Couples and singles (35-50’s)
Study: -Various short Bible series, individual and video lessons. Various service Projects: Various with focus on BSUMC opportunities including Feeding Jesus, Interfaith Hospitality Network, and Triune.
Meets:  Room 303

Communion: Meeting in-person on Sunday Mornings

Membership: Couples (45-60)
Study: Join a vibrant group of vintage adults for stellar fellowship and stimulating conversation, sprinkled with doses of witty humor. We offer highly educated Bible lessons prepared to offer weekly spiritual inspiration.
Meets: Room 302

Connections: Meeting in-person on Sunday Mornings

Membership: Young couples and singles
Study: Video studies, Biblical studies, yearly class retreat.
Meets: Room 203

Cornerstone: Returning in-person on August 22, 2021

Membership: Mixed ages, couples, and singles
Study: Facilitated discussion of Bible Study Books
Projects: Various service projects
Meets: Permanent Classroom TBD

Emmanuel: Meeting in-person on Sunday mornings

Membership: Mixed ages (40+)
Study: In-depth discussion with shared learning of Biblically-based curriculum
Projects: Various service projects
Meets: Temporary Classroom is Room 115. Permanent Classroom TBD.

Entertaining Angels (Special Needs): Meeting in-person on Sunday Mornings

Membership: The Special Needs Ministry for adults who serve the needs of mentally challenged adults
Study: Focuses on singing, Bible readings, and prayer
Meets: Adult Library

Foundations:Meeting in-person on Sunday mornings

Membership: Mixed ages and very diverse membership with many class members in their 30’s, 40’s, & 50’s.
Study: This class focuses on understanding God’s purpose for our lives. The class, curriculum, and discussion focus on community-building and making wiser decisions. People new to BSUMC are welcome.
Meets: Room 114

Grace: Meeting in-person on Sunday Mornings

Membership: Primarily, but not limited to, parents of young children
Study: Discussion format of parenting and Biblical topics
Meets: Room 215

Joy: Hybrid Meeting on Sunday Mornings

Membership: 40+-year-olds, couples, and singles
Study: Members teaching books of the Bible
Projects: BSUMC sponsored outreach activities (i.e., Feeding Jesus, GAIHN, Habitat for Humanity, etc.) and various social activities for both adults only and families
Meets: Temporary Classroom is Room 217A and online via Zoom

New Beginnings: Returning in-person on August 22, 2021

Membership: Singles and Couples (40s to 50s)
Study: Christ-centered Bible study
Projects: Soup Kitchen, Christmas projects, social activities including supper clubs
Meets: Room TBD

Revelation:  Meeting in-person on Sunday Mornings

Membership: A vibrant, multi-generational class of couples and singles who seek to strengthen their faith in Christ.
Study: Rotating teachers lead open discussions and the class focuses on studying scriptures and their application to real life.
Projects: Triune, IHN, Homes for Hope, Feeding Jesus, United Ministries, and many other community services. Many fun social and fellowship activities.
Meets: Temporary Classroom is Room 100. Permanent Classroom TBD

Roundtable: Hybrid Meeting on Sunday Mornings

Membership: Adult men and women (60+)
Study: Adult Bible studies
Projects: Various
Meets: Room 216 and online via Zoom

Seekers: Hybrid Meeting on Sunday Mornings

Membership: Couples and singles (55+)
Study: Variety of issues
Projects: Asbury Hills Camps, Julie Valentine Center, Miracle Hill, Kairos Prison Ministry, Emmanuel’s Hammer, Zoe Ministry, and other local ministries for children.
Meets: Room 214 and online via Zoom 

Tommy Thomason Fellowship: Returning in-person on July 11, 2021

Membership: Adult men & women (65+)
Study: Judeo-Christian principles as applied to today’s problems.
Projects: Meals on Wheels, Miracle Hill, United Ministries, Southernside Community Center, Habitat for Humanity, & special projects at Christmas.
Meets: Room 102