Adult Sunday School
Sunday School classes are a great place to learn more, meet people, and make connections. Please visit any of the classes, and if the class you visit isn’t the right fit, feel free to try another class. We are sure there is a place for everyone! If you want help deciding on a class, please email Pastor Greg or call him at (309) 589-6413.
Room 020 (Lower Level)
Ages: Intergenerational Families
Leader: Vince Caliendo
Current Topic: The New City Catechism & occasional other lessons and short series
This Sunday School class offers a gathering point for those who cherish families worshiping Christ together, and led by the spiritual heads of those families. We believe the high-energy nature of a room full of kids and parents is worth the necessary flexibility and distracted moments. Our lessons are taught in a way that our three-year-olds can understand, while still being challenging and edifying for the adults and older children.
Room 015-3 (Lower Level)
Ages: Multigenerational Adults
Leader: Dustin Schumacher and Pastor Aaron Walters
Current Topic: Ephesians: The Glorious Gospel in Action
Whether you are married, single, have children in the home, empty nesters, with or without grandkids, there is someone like you in Compass. Compass class seeks to study God’s Word faithfully, with a highly interactive teaching style, and practice the one-anothers in community.
Classes by Life Stage
Room 015-1 and 015-2 (Lower Level)
Leader: Pastor John Cherne and Nate Holt
Current Topic: Christian Ethics
We will be studying Christian ethics topically through the Bible. The study will focus on biblical ethics, developing a Christian worldview, and the relation of Christ to human culture.
Room 8 (Lower Level)
Ages: Post-college Through Early 20s
Leader: Pastor John Cherne, Elder Brian Livingston, and Jensson Faulkner
Current Topic: The Book of 1 Peter
Join us this Fall 2023, as we study the book of 1 Peter. Together as a community, we will examine what it looks like to live as a people with hope looking to see the truths of the gospel in our lives as a holy people.
Library (Main Level)
Ages: Late 20s Through Early 30s
Leader: Pastor John Cherne, Elder David Schudel, Matthew Fletcher, and Brad Zehr
Current Topic: The Importance of Christian Community
This class is composed of both married and singles, as they establish roots in Peoria and in the Christian community. This Fall 2023, we are studying the book of Ecclesiastes.
Room 116 - Front Porch (Main Level)
Ages: Young Families and Friends
Leader: Matt Escher and Matt Gillespie
Current Topic: The Epistle of James
As the apostle Peter says Christians are “like living stones being built up as a spiritual house”, we seek to build our lives together in a strong bond of community. Having a small church atmosphere within our larger church we seek to be a place to be recognized, have authentic relationships, and to be challenged in growing spiritually together.
Room 006 (Lower Level)
Ages: Middle Adult Parents
Leader: Dan Hunt
Current Topic: The Book of Acts
We are a group of young families who strive to build strong family foundations rooted in Christ. We do this by meeting and sharing life together on Sunday mornings and throughout the week. Our desire is to develop authentic community among each other and anyone looking for a place to connect.
Families for Christ
Room 158 - Gym (Main Level; Cafe end)
Ages: Parents of Students
Leader: Darrel Meffert and Terry Spuler
Current Topic: Seemingly Insignificant People of the New Testament ... Who Were Actually Quite Significant
This class is composed mostly of married couples with growing families and children from grade school to college. We study, socialize, share, and invest in one another’s lives. Our focus is on growing in Christ and strengthening marriages and families.
Room 009 (Lower Level)
Leaders: John Blahnik and Steve Ulm
Current Topic: Various
This is a Christ-centered class that emphasizes biblical teaching with a focus on providing a strong community in order to strengthen our spiritual lives, relationships, and overall walk with Christ.
Growing in Grace
Room 021 (Lower Level)
Leader: Dave Anderson
Current Topic: The Gospel According to Mark
This adult class studies the Bible together with lively discussions. Discover how God’s Word still speaks to us with clarity, authenticity, and power while meeting our needs for time and eternity.
Room 145 (Main Level)
Leaders: Frank & Normi Howard
Current Topic: Paul's Missionary Journeys
This is a Bible study-oriented class that welcomes all. Our teacher uses a combination of lecture and class participation to teach Scriptural lessons applicable to each of our lives.
Room 132 - Church Lounge (Main Level)
Leader: Tom Allen and Woody Hartwell
Current Topic: Nehemiah
We seek to encourage and energize people through in-depth Bible study, open discussion of a study book, supportive relationships, prayer, and praise. This time also includes a topical-oriented study or discussion of current issues. We uphold each other in prayer and provide encouragement when needed.
Friends in Faith
Room 010 (Lower Level)
Leader: Lionel Martin
Current Topic: The Book of James
This class encourages spiritual growth through fellowship and Bible study. We deeply value the work that God has done and continues to do in our lives.
Room 158 - Gym (Main Level; Kitchen end)
Leader: Gary Chiaravalle
Current Topic: Examining What the Various NT and OT Scriptures Say about Things to Come
The study of this rich Old Testament book deals with the sinful nation of Judah and God’s judgment - a demonstration of His infinite love by providing a message of Good News with the promise of a Savior. This study will dig deeply into God’s Word and message of salvation.
1 John 1:3
Room 146 - Chapel (Main Level)
Leader: Steve Siepel
Current Topic: Luke
“That which we have seen and heard we declare to you...” This class has its goal set firmly on God’s Word where joyful interaction with Scripture and each other flourish. We are an older class that enjoys fellowship and studying Scripture; we offer a warm conversational interaction with an open Bible.
Room 017 (Lower Level)
Leader: Bob Hefner
Current Topic: Ezekiel
This class encourages everyone to participate in the discussion. The primary topics of study are books of the Bible with excursions into specific biblical concepts. We also discuss current events and societal topics in the light of biblical teaching and prophecy.
Room 172 - Adult Special Ed. (Main Level)
Ages: Special needs adults
Leaders: Russ and Robin Fahlberg
Current Topic: The Lives of Joseph and Moses
This class is designed to provide a spiritual community for adults with special needs. The class includes Bible teaching, singing, crafts, small group interaction, and a snack.