At First Church we recognize the importance of continual, life-long exploration of our faith and life in Christ. Christ is formed in us not just personally, but corporately. The mind of Christ is to shape and direct the entire body of Christ. Here we receive our truest identity, meaning and purpose. Spiritual formation is conformation to the image of Christ by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit for the sake of others. In order to seek the will of God in our lives we offer a number of groups and experiences where persons can find companions for their journey of faith.
First UMC of Pensacola offers a variety of Sunday School classes for all ages and interests. Sunday School is from 9:30 A.M. – 10:30 AM every Sunday morning in various locations all around our campus. A list of our adult Sunday School classes with descriptions can be found below.
Adult Bible Study
Perry Home, 2nd Floor, PH209
Bible study for adults of all ages using the Adult Bible Series published by Cokesbury. Great fun and fellowship.
Bonding with the Bible
Lower Sanctuary, Joe Harrell Library
Bill Bond leads Bible study of various books of the Bible.
Lower Sanctuary, LS106
Multi-age group of couples and singles whose classes include Bible study, guest speakers from First Church and the community as well as member-led discussions. Many members participate in local outreach ministries through First Church.
NEW! Church History
9:30am | PH102
Church History: The story of the Church is the story of man’s travel through the ages. Church history forms the
foundation of who we are as today’s Christians. Come take a “global view” of this history to better understand who we were and who we might become. Led by David Boyd
NEW! Disciple Fast Track II
9:30am | The Wright Place, 2nd Floor, WP205
This study is ideal for busy people who want to fit in an in-depth Bible study into their schedule. It will help readers deepen their understanding of scripture and identify some needs in the world for which ministry is needed. Led by Laura & Earl McAuley
Lower Sanctuary, LS118
Proactive class for adults 50 and over using Bible based literature to study social concerns.
Perry Home, PH201
A thriving group of young parents who meet to study the Bible and put what they learn into action.
Wright Place, 2nd Floor, WP204
A multi-age group that studies a variety of topics chosen by the class. New members are welcome to join this
community for study and fellowship.
Wright Place, 2nd Floor, WP233
A vibrant group of adults 50 and over who study a variety of topics with great leaders and much discussion. Visitors and new members are welcome on Sunday mornings and to their monthly socials.
New Member Class – Introduction to First Church
9:30am Perry Home, PH101
We welcome all visitors and new members that are interested in learning more about First Church to an introduction class that consist of four parts.
Open Minds, Open Hearts
Wright Place, 2nd Floor, WP206
Rich Bible-based sessions plus Christian fellowship outside of class.
Education Building, 2nd Floor, Resource Library
For parents of children birth to early elementary. Studies vary from parenting to Bible studies relating to current events and topics.
Side by Side
Lower Sanctuary, LS120
Parents of children who desire to connect and to grow in their faith. Various tops including Bible studies, parenting, and marriage are discussed.
Wright Place, 2nd Floor, WP203
Interactive, Bible based covenant group facilitated by class members. Open discussion using a variety of materials.
Lower Sanctuary, LS117
Bible study for adults of all ages.
Perry Home, 2nd Floor, PH210
Women in the Word! Exciting new class for women seeking spiritual growth through study and discussion.
*Classes and locations subject to change. Please check the front office for the most up-to-date information.