Sunday Classes

Learning In Community

Sunday classes meet from 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

Southern Hills offers Sunday morning Bible classes for all ages. Classes for children are organized by age and grade-level. Middle school, high school, and university students have classes specially designed for them. And for adults, we have a wide range of classes grouped by life-stage, interests, and teaching styles. In each class, we meet to study the Word of God in community, and to experience fellowship and encouragement. Our current adult classes are listed below.


What Is Love?

This class, primarily for adults in their 20s through 40s, many of whom have young children, is exploring the theme of love—the most important quality in all of our relationships. Using 1 Corinthians 13 (the “love chapter”) as a primary text, each week the class will discuss a different aspect of love—from God to our enemies, from our spouses to our neighbors.
Facilitated by Stephen Corbett and Taught by Various Class Members in Fellowship Hall South

Key Themes from Scripture

This class, primarily for adults 55 and over, is exploring key themes from the Old and New Testaments and how they inform our efforts to live as faithful followers of Jesus each day.
Facilitated by Carley Dodd and Taught by Various Class Members in Fellowship Hall North

40 Years in the Wilderness: A Study of Moses and God’s Call To Holiness

This class is primarily for adults 55 and over. The study will start with Joseph in Egypt and will continue through the life of Moses and the lessons the Israelites learned as they wandered for forty years in the wilderness. Lessons will be intertwined chronologically with a combined study of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. The central focus will be on how God’s plan for those who follow him is to become a holy people, a people apart from the ways of the world, with lives centered around God’s holiness and guidance.
Facilitated and Taught by Danny Minton in the Chapel

Top Ten Lessons from the Story of Samuel

This class, primarily for adults 55 and over, is exploring the ways God worked in and through the life of Samuel, an “unexpected prophet” whose ministry changed the course of Israel’s history.
Facilitated by Dan Sheppard and Taught by David Wallace in Room 103

Starting Bible 101

This class is for adults of mixed ages, including those seeking to know Jesus, those who are new to the faith, those who would like a refresher course, those that would like to know more about the Bible, those who would like fundamental questions of life answered, and/or those that would like to bring friends to see what the Bible teaches.
Facilitated and Taught by Ronny Crumpler in the Elders' Conference Room

The Letters of John

This class for adults of mixed ages is reflecting on the letters of John using a discussion format.
Facilitated by Dave Merrell and Taught by Dave, Larry Norsworthy, and Nathan Tinkle in Room 118


This class, primarily for adults 40-60, is discussing foundational truths and principles for living as a disciple of Christ and exploring how to share those truths and principles with others.
Facilitated by Corky Burke and Elena Rhodes and Taught by Various Class Members in Room 115

Faith and Culture

This class, primarily for adults 50 and over, explores the intersections between current events, cultural trends, and the life of faith.
Facilitated and Taught by Pete and Marty Hinman in Room 220

How We Got the Bible

This class, primarily for women who come alone to church, is currently exploring the ways in which the Bible came into being as we now have it.
Facilitated and Taught by Hymonda Merkel in Room 105

The Gospel Of John

This class for women of all ages is studying through the Gospel of John, reflecting on what it means for Jesus to be Lord.
Facilitated and Taught by Janet Nix in Room 121

The Gospel of Matthew

This class, primarily for single adults of mixed ages, is journeying through the Gospel of Matthew together, reflecting on its implications for followers of Jesus today.
Facilitated by Richard Melton and Taught by Mark Cullum in Room 116