2019-2020 Adult Classes

All classes start at 9:00 a.m.

First Baptist in Transition

September 15 – October 6

Beginning September 15 for four Sundays, the transition team will lead sessions that build on the discussions that were held during last year’s discernment process. The sessions will explore three questions: Who are we? Who is our neighbor? Who is God calling us to be?

What is learned and shared during these sessions will help the Transition Team draft a church profile that, after review and approval by the congregation, will be used in the invitation to prospective candidates for pastoral leadership of First Baptist. Besides the Sunday School sessions, other opportunities will be scheduled for members to participate in discussion on those important questions.

Do join us in Fellowship Hall starting at 9:00 a.m.

Hourglass Bible Study

The story of Joseph in Genesis will be the focus this fall.  Led by Mary Ray. Join her Sunday, October 13, in the Conference Room at 9:00 am.


December 1 to December 22: Pastor Michael will be leading a discussion on Advent.

Environmental and Creation Justice

This four session class focuses on important environmental topics. Depending on scheduling, the topics to be covered include:

  • What are the economic implications, limitations, and benefits of environmental action?
  • What do we need to know about Climate Change?
  • Where are American Baptist Churches doing concerning environmental issues?
  • Where do we go from here?

Fellowship Hall at 9 a.m. on Jan. 5, 12, 19, and 26.

The planning committee is Vern Lowell, Rich Bishop, Lynette Miller, and Wynn Davies.

First Baptist Outreach Forum

When?  From 9:00 to 10:00 AM each Sunday morning on 2, 9, and 16 February

What? An opportunity   to learn and discuss over coffee, tea and breakfast snacks social justice  subjects of importance in our community . Sponsored by First Baptist Board of Outreach.

On February 2 – Lauren Martin of United Way of Dane County will describe how that organization  decides how to allocate  their financial resources  to address the most serious social justice issues of our community. What are those issues in 2020? How are they being addressed? What agencies and efforts are most effective in addressing those issues? What can First Baptist learn to help us  make our social investment decisions?

On February 9 – A representative of Kids Forward, a Wisconsin research and advocacy organization for children, will discuss Child Poverty.  What are the effects of poverty on the health and welfare of children and their future lives as they grow into adulthood? How does Wisconsin rank in comparison to other states?  What are the trends in our efforts to address the multi- faceted impact of poverty on Wisconsin children? What more needs to be done? What might First Baptist do?

On February 16—Our attention will focus on sex trafficking in Madison with a presentation on the work of  Every Daughter—a group of women from many churches that conducts outreach and provides care for exploited women. Kayla DuBois, social worker and director of this nonprofit ministry will be our presenter.