Bible Study at SABC


All Bible Study activity is organized into Learning Communities with their own leadership demographic group and learning targets.


Sunday Morning 

Learning Communities gather for prayer and community time at 9:45 AM followed by classtime at 10:00 AM.


Preschool Community  Ages Birth through Kindergarten

The learning targets here are commensurate with the earliest developmental stages. Basic instruction regarding the love of God, simple Bible stories and the concept of church is expected.

We offer nursery for infants, Preschool Toddler and Older Preschool classes.  All classes are led by loving, well-trained teachers who follow our published policies on child protection. (Click here to read those policies.) Our preschool wing is located on the second floor off the main hallway behind the Sanctuary.


Elementary Community  First through Fifth Grade

The learning targets here focus on developing a working knowledge of the Bible and becoming conversant in the main biblical narrative. The need for and path of salvation is an annual focus in the oldest age group. Our Children’s Wing is on the first floor of our education building on the 9th Street side.


Youth Community  Middle and High School Students

The learning targets here are designed to encourage students to grow from an early faith in Christ into a maturing approach to discipleship.  Topics for instruction in this community include a deepening understanding of what it means to follow Christ, engagement with the biblical narrative with the emphasis on learning and practicing the disciplines of Christian faith and ethical decision-making for Christian living. In all our ministry to minors, leaders adhere to our Child Protection Policies. (Click here to read these policies.) The Youth Suite is located on the third floor in the education building closest to Second Avenue.

Youth Discipleship Wednesdays at 6:00 pm
It is an opportunity for students to gather in a small group setting and explore questions they all share as they seek to follow Christ together.  Students dive into God's Word with a focus on faith development and discipleship. Students meet in the Youth Suite.


Special Needs Community

This class is offered to adults with developmental disabilities.  Lessons utilize special materials and the class seeks to provide a caring and supportive environment for its members. The class meets on the third floor near our Youth Suite.


Formation Community

Middle Adulthood to Retirement 
This community focuses on life-stage issues for median adults such as parenting adult children/grand-parenting, career transitions/retirement, deepening a mature faith.  Class divisions in this community are based more on content/methodology than life-stage.

 Fellowship Community

Adults generally over 70 years
This community is focused on adults who have moved into the retirement phase of life and beyond. 

Fellowship Class
The class is a loving, caring group of people who are constantly involved in various church, community, and personal ministries and who love and look after each other. This class follows a standard Sunday School curriculum.  The Fellowship Class meets in the parlor of our Chapel located just inside the Second Avenue entrance.


                                         Mid-Week Community                                      

In addition to our Sunday Morning Bible Study, we offer opportunities for all ages to continue their formation on Wednesday evenings. 

Adults of all ages - 

The learning target here is to encourage movement along the stages of faith development for adults.  The approach for this class is to engage in biblical exegesis and reflection that leads to faith development.  The sole text for this class is the Bible.  This class meets in the Fellowship Hall.

Children’s Music and Missions - Elementary Students Grades 1– 5

This class is designed to develop the aspect of missions and service as a part of discipleship.  It encourages children to explore God's work through missions by learning about missionaries both national and international and provides them the opportunity to learn about the work of many of our local ministry partners. Children meet in the Children’s Wing on the first floor.

Preschool Music and Missions - Birth thru Kindergarten

Mission Friends provides children the opportunity to discover God, what He is doing in the world around them, and how they can help.  The primary focus of this class is to provide children with an early foundation in missions education.  Children have a wonderful time learning about new countries and getting to know missionaries all over the world; and some in their own community.

In addition to Mission Friends, we provide childcare for children Birth – 3 yrs. of age.  The focus is relational and introducing them to the concept that they are loved and cared for as part of their Family of Faith.  All preschool activities are held in the Preschool Wing.

Bible Study Plus

This community takes in all Bible Studies that happen outside of the regular schedule of the church both on and off the church campus.  It should have the same leadership structure as other communities, but there is recognition that individual classes will be episodic in nature.  Currently, this community includes the Martha Bonner Ladies' Friday Morning Bible Study.