Adult Bible Study

Adult Bible Study

Sunday Morning Worship Services can be a joyful and uplifting experience as we worship our Lord through singing and hear life applications from the Word of God. It is also equally joyful and uplifting to be a part of a smaller group.  These small group Bible studies bring out the personal interactions that every person desires.  At First Baptist of Tempe, there are some wonderful Adult Bible classes which meet this need.

Adult Bible Class is the place to be either before or after attending a Worship Service on Sunday morning. Some great reasons include:

  1. Learn and grow in God's Word at a deeper level.
    • It does not matter if your knowledge of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit is minimal
    • It does not matter if you are not a Bible scholar, not familiar with the Books of the Bible, nor how to read the Bible
    • It does not matter if you do not understand what sin is or have not accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior for the forgiveness of your sins.
  2. Class attendees are at all levels in their maturity and growth in their walk with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
  3. Teachers lead by loving God and loving people no matter where they are their lives.  They know and share the good news that Jesus died for all of us so our sins are forgiven and that we have eternal life by accepting Him as our Savior.  They live by faith through the Holy Spirit who speaks to our hearts and guides us through our lives.
  4. Classes are not judgmental or critical. In fact, just the opposite will happen as people welcome you with joy, respect and love.
  5. Fellowshipping with others will help develop friendships both inside and outside the church.
  6. You will be a part of a group of people who will be there to help in crisis situations.  During these times they will pray with you, affirm you, listen to you, share wisdom, rejoice with and love you.

Visit all the classes to find the right one that makes you feel comfortable.  Once you find the right class you can grow in God's Word and fellowship at a personal level.  Having gone through the same process of finding the right class for themselves, our teachers and other attendees welcome this.

Classes are offered at 8:00 am, 9:30 am and 11:00 am so you can both attend a class and a Worship service on Sunday morning.

If you have any questions regarding the Sunday Morning Adult Bible Classes, please contact Pastor Roger Ball at 480-839-0926 for assistance. Whether you are visiting First Baptist of Tempe for the first time or you have been attending on a regular basis, we are excited about helping you learn more about our Sunday Morning Adult Bible Classes.




Time: 8:00AM-Room: 107-109
Leader: Jim Strouse

Attended by couples and singles in their 50's - 70's

This class studies Books of the Bible verse by verse with time for questions and answers for Biblical life applications.

Friendship Class

Time: 9:30AM-Room: 108
Leader: Jeff and Robin Savage

Attended by couples and singles 19 and older.

If you are looking to make new friends and grow your sense of community, please join us! In this class we will Connect Together, Grow Together, Serve Together, Share Together, and Worship Together.


Time: 9:30AM-Room 214
Leader: Ed Clavell

Attended by individuals and families whose primary language is Spanish.

This class is discussion based centering on the styfy of God's Word and provides a place for community.


Time: 11:00AM-Room: 106
Leader: Pastor Ray Chester

Attended by senior couples and singles in their late 60's and older.

This class studies the Books of the Bible in a lecture format with time for questions and answers to be more effective in ministering to others.

College Class

Time: 11:00AM-Room 217
Leader: Steven Tunicliff

Connecting college and career age people with God


Time: 11:00AM-Room: 104
Leader: Pastor in Training Jimmy Gradis

Attended by young couples.

This class studies the Books of the Bible and Topical subjects for Biblical life applications in a discussion format.


Time: 11:00AM-Room 105
Leader: Paster In Training Anthony Whitlatch

Attended by young families, this class will study the Bible with the intention of teaching how to study and interpret the Bible on your own. We will learn and practice together.


Time: 11:00AM-Room: 108
Leader: Wayne Shedenhelm

Attended by couples and singles in their 40's and older.

This class studies various Books of the Bible through lecture and discussion with emphasis to understand what the Bible says so to make personal and practical life applications to grow in the grace of Christ.


Time: 11:00AM-Room 107-109
Leader: Steve Landis

Attended by couples and singles of all ages.

This class is taught in a lecture format on Biblical principles and doctrines that encourage Godly living. It covers prophecy and Biblical exposition.

Couples for Christ

Time: 9:30AM-Room: 107-109
Leader: Dale Marr

Attended by couples.

This class studies Books of the Bible and Topical subjects through lecture and interactive discussion for Biblical life applications.

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