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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 Adult Sunday school with limited numbers on Sunday evenings from 5:00-6:00 PM, online-only Youth Worship, and online-only classes for Children’s Ministry. 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.
Children’s Sunday school is currently being offered online-only. 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.
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 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.
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.
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 Worship is currently being held online-only. 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:
Membership: All ages
Study: Variety of Topics. This is a new class and perfect for anyone who has not decided on a Sunday School class. Teachers rotate through each week, so the group gets a variety of perspectives on the current topic they are studying.
Meets: Truluck Room
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 302
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 303
Membership: Young couples and singles
Study: Video studies, Biblical studies, yearly class retreat.
Meets: Room 203
Membership: Mixed ages, couples and singles
Study: Facilitated discussion of Bible Study Books
Meets: Room 102
Membership: Mixed ages (40+)
Study: In-depth discussion with shared learning of Biblically-based curriculum
Projects: Various service projects
Meets: Room 224A
Membership: The Special Needs ministry for adults who serve the needs of mentally challenged adults
Study: Focuses on singing, Bible readings, and prayer
Meets: Room 101
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
Membership: Primarily, but not limited to, parents of young children
Study: Discussion format of parenting and Biblical topics
Meets: Room 215
Membership: 40+ year olds
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: Room 115
Membership: Singles and couples (40s to 50s)
Study: Christ-centered Bible study
Projects: Soup Kitchen, Christmas projects, social activities including supper clubs
Meets: Room 301
Membership: Resurrection class members are both single and married individuals. Age is no factor for us since we range in age from late 50’s to 70+, and all are welcome.
Study: Various short studies of Biblical themes usually introduced through video content followed by discussion. Studies range from 4-8 weeks duration.
Meets: Room 225A (Youth Hall)
Membership: All ages (40+), single and couples
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 fellowship and social activities.
Meets: Room 204
Membership: Adult men and women (60+)
Study: Adult Bible studies
Meets: Room 216
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
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 100