Sunday School

At Buncombe Street 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.

Sunday school 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. They are full, active, and welcoming centers for faith maturity. All current adult classes are coed classes.

Adult Sunday School

Anchor

Membership: ’30s- ’40s
Description: In our current phase of life, we find ourselves as anchors in one way or another. For both our children and aging parents, we provide security, care, love, and guidance. But we, too, need an anchor, and that is what this class provides us—an anchor in faith, an anchor of support, and an anchored group of people who are all at the same point experiencing the same things in this journey called life. Discussion-based group.
Meets: Room 203
Contact: Rhem Galloway (Contact information in Realm.)

Beyond Our Walls: Missions-Based Sunday School

Membership: All Ages
Description: Jesus’ last words to his disciples in Acts 1:8 were, “You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the Ends of the earth. What does this really mean and how can we better orient and equip ourselves to answer this call? Join a new community of people seeking to dig deeper into God’s command to go and make disciples. We will study scripture and relevant books, pray for the world, serve together in our church and the community, and hopefully inspire each other to live more intentionally. Discussion-based group.
Meets: Orders Parlor
Contact: Paul Carr (Contact information in Realm.)

Branches

Membership: ’40s-’60s
Description: Various short Bible series, individual and video lessons. Discussion-based group.
Meets:  Room 107
Contact: Chris Hayes (Contact information in Realm.)

Communion

Membership: ’60s-’70s
Description: Our Class loves communion and fellowship! Most of our kids have grown up and we’re now enjoying the pleasures of new grandparenting. We have a huge focus on growing our relationship with Christ in our studies, and find that no matter where we are on our spiritual journey with Christ, we can always continue to go deeper!  A classroom-style group with a teacher presenting a lesson.
Meets: Room 115
Contact: Tom Buchanan (Contact information in Realm.)

Emmanuel

Membership: 55+
Description: In-depth discussion with shared learning of Biblically-based curriculum. Discussion-based group.
Meets: Room 204
Contact: Laurie Smith (Contact information in Realm.)

Entertaining Angels (Special Needs Adults)

Membership: The Special Needs Ministry serves the needs of mentally challenged adults
Description: Focuses on singing, Bible readings, and prayer
Meets: Room 202 Adult Library

Foundations

Membership: ’40s – ’60s
Description: The Foundations Sunday School class is a group of “all comers”! We are comprised of people in various seasons of life, couples and singles, with kids at home/grown kids/no kids. In short, everyone is very welcome to join us! Our studies and discussions center around digging into the Bible to seek a deeper understanding of God’s Word. Please join us anytime! Discussion-based group.
Meets:  Truluck Room
Contact: Erin Mercer (Contact information in Realm.)

Grace

Membership: ’30s – ’50s
Description: In Grace, we give a lot of Grace. We understand life is crazy. We strive to create a community where adults in any walk of life can seek God through discipleship and fellowship in a fun and informal environment. (Did we mention we have coffee & treats, each Sunday?) Our class is always looking for ways to renew and transform our hearts to learn, worship, and serve God’s Kingdom. Discussion-based group.
Meets: Room 215
Contact: Lindsey Boore (Contact information in Realm.)

Genesis

Membership:’20s – ’30s
Description: In Genesis, we are focused on providing a community for young adults in their 30s entering into new seasons: new to Greenville, new to marriage, new to parenthood, or new to a job. On Sunday mornings, we have facilitated discussions to explore scripture and deepen our faith journeys.  We also have social and service gatherings throughout the year. Discussion-based group.
Meets: Room 100
Contact: Jennifer Ashley (Contact information in Realm.)

Joy

Membership: ’40s- ’60s
Description: Members teaching books of the Bible and other topical studies.  A classroom-style group with a teacher presenting a lesson.
Meets: Room 217A
Contact: Becca Jopling (Contact information in Realm.)

New Beginnings

Membership: ’50s-’70s
Description: Christ-centered Bible study.A classroom-style group with a teacher presenting a lesson.
Meets: Room 114
Contact: Carey Hudson (Contact information in Realm.)

Roots

Membership:  College and Early 20s
Description: In “Roots,” we are building our roots in several ways: in the church, in ourselves, and most importantly in our faith- and it has been so special to do it in fellowship with one another. We are all in our early/mid-20s and we have enjoyed going through the various seasons of life that we are all in throughout this past year. As a new class, we are always looking for different ways to serve, grow, and learn together as we are continuing to strengthen our relationships with one another and the church. Discussion-based group.
Meets: Room 224 (Youth Hall)
Contact: Juls Lewis (Contact information in Realm.)

Roundtable

Membership: 60+
Description: Adult Bible studies with hymns sung weekly with piano accompaniment. Currently use the Adult Bible Studies Series with other topical lessons and guest speakers sprinkled into the format.
Meets: Room 216 and online via Zoom
Contact: Choppy Patterson (Contact information in Realm.)

Seekers

Membership: 60+
Description: Spirited group of seniors who enjoy Christian fellowship and service. There are numerous opportunities during the year to engage socially. For the past 40 years, the Seekers have put on a retreat the last weekend of January with a speaker and class fellowship. Christian education every Sunday with lessons from Adam Hamilton, Max Lucado, Andy Stanley, and Magrey Devega. The Seekers support numerous local and international missionary groups.
Meets: Room 214 and online via Zoom 
Contact: Carolyn Herbert (Contact information in Realm.)

Tommy Thomason Fellowship

Membership: 60+
Description: Judeo-Christian principles as applied to today’s problems. Adult Bible studies with hymns sung weekly with piano accompaniment. Currently use the Adult Bible Studies Series with other topical lessons and guest speakers sprinkled into the format.
Meets: Room 102
Contact: Jim Ferguson (Contact information in Realm.)

Need help deciding which class is right for you? Contact Cathy Musselwhite, Buncombe Street’s Director of Adult Ministry.

Children’s Sunday School

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.

To learn more about our Children’s Sunday School, visit our Children’s Ministry page:

Children’s Ministry

Youth Sunday School

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

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