Sunday School

Christian Education is an important part of Thyatira’s history of faith unfolding.

Thyatira’s children learn about the Bible, faith, and service at God’s Faith Farm at Thyatira, a series of monthly workshops in which kids learn through hands-on activities, stories, music, art, theatre, games and many other ways. Thyatira uses the “workshop rotation model” of Christian Education for children which recognizes that children learn in a variety of ways.

Adults can choose from four standing Sunday School classes which use excellent resources to guide their studies. These groups are always open to new participants, and new classes can be formed as desired.

In addition to our regular offerings, on each fifth Sunday of months which have them, the adult classes join together to hear presentations from members or guests on a variety of subjects. Recent presentations have been on a member’s experience with Habitat for Humanity on Colombia and the founder of a local ministry combatting human trafficking.

For more information, please contact the church office at 704-636-1595 or send us a message.

For Children
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Our Children’s Sunday School Classes are as follows:

  • Nursery and Preschool ages meet in the upstairs nursery and in the three-year-old room on the first floor for age-appropriate activities.

  • God’s Faith Farm is our Sunday School for K-5th grade. It uses the popular and successful Workshop Rotation model in which a different Bible story is the focus each month and the students learn about it through a different activity each week, like art, storytelling, games, music, and science. Power Express and Spark are the curricula used. Millicent Hoffner and Sharon Deal gather with the children each week for approximately 10 minutes to introduce the bible story. The children then participate in the different activities led by Melissa Kluttz, Joyce Caldwell, Michelle Patterson, Selena Bell and Leigh Anne Wetmore. 

  • The Middle School/High School Youth Group meets Sunday mornings in the Youth Annex as well as other events throughout the year. It is led by Corrie and Mike Connolly and Greg and Missy Hager and the group focuses on faith formation, community, service and Bible Study.
For Adults
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Our Adult Sunday School Classes are as follows:

  • The Newsome Class was originally the Young Adult Class founded in the 1980s. Even though we are still young at heart, some things have changed! Our class meets in the Conference Room and adults of any age are invited. The primary source of material for discussion comes from Scripture, which we approach without study guides.

  • The Lost Sheep Class is on a mission: we open our doors to anyone and everyone who is looking for somewhere to belong. We recently relocated to the room at the top left of the stairs in the Educational Building. Our curriculum changes with our needs, but we have lively and relevant conversation every week we meet. We don’t stop at Sunday morning. We’re a mission-led group with current and future goals to spread the love of God and Thyatira.

  • The Friendship Class meets in the Parlor each Sunday. We are older adults who like to have lively discussions about the Bible. We use material found in The Present Word as our guide. Next quarter we will be studying Isaiah, Hebrews, and Revelation. We have about 5 different people who take turns teaching for one month so we get many different views. The thing we like most is nobody judges you for your views, all join in the discussions and though we may not all agree, we feel it just makes a more interesting class.

  • The Covenant Class meets upstairs in the Education Building, last room on the left. We use Adam Hamilton's books like Making Sense of the Bible, The Present Word and sometimes we find an article from the Faith page in the Salisbury Post. We go at pace that works for us if we want to research for more information. We are a small class and would love to have more members to add information and discussion to the class. Phares Sechler is the teacher and EK Graham is the assistant.