January 18, 2020
January 25, 2020
February 15, 2020
February 29, 2020
March 7, 2020
March 28, 2020
April 18, 2020
April 25, 2020
October 12, 2019
November 9, 2019
November 16, 2019/DEEP Sabbath
at Oakwood University
December 7, 2019
December 14, 2019
We are urging our pastoral staff to work from home wherever possible. To contact the pastor on call, dial 423.236.7136.
Acceptance Sabbath School
Acceptance Sabbath School encourages open discussion of the lesson study in search of its practical application in the daily journey.
The Acceptance family enjoys Christian fellowship through social activities, community service, and small study groups in an effort to support and encourage each other. It is their hope and belief that Jesus Christ is coming soon, and it is our joy to press toward that goal.
Agape Bible Class
A Sabbath School that follows the traditional, old-fashioned approach to Sabbath School. Facilitated by Sid Mills.
We have a vibrant study group that’s passionate about studying the Word of God. We provide opportunities for individuals to express themselves to the fullest through testimonies, praises and prayer requests. If you have questions, call or text (423) 503-5286. Facilitated by Sam Nkana.
Authentic Manhood (Men Only)
Men, come join us in an exciting journey to authentic manhood! This class uses a DVD-based curriculum and small group discussion that provides men with essential information on becoming better husbands, fathers, and disciples of Christ. Life changing!
Contact Pastor Tim Cross for more details.
Beautiful Outlaw (Begins January 7, 2022)
Nothing will change our lives more than experiencing the realty of Jesus Christ personally. The first step to doing that is to see and feel His personality. In the book, Beautiful Outlaw, John Eldredge takes a walk through the gospels to see Jesus’ humor, His playfulness, wit, irreverence, freedom, impatience. We almost have forgotten His humanity. Join the class and rediscover the Christ you always hoped was real.
Books of the Bible
A multi-generational study group who participate in an in-depth study of books of the Bible. We laugh, we cry, we listen, we read, we pray, we grow.
Facilitated by Litch and Shelly Litchfield.
All are welcome to this Portuguese speaking discussion circle. We use the Adult Sabbath School Study Guide and an open discussion circle format where all enriching comments and contributions are welcomed.
Facilitated by Norbert Waegele and Celso de Souza.
This small Bible study group will dig deep into scripture and uncover precious gems and truth that will enhance our spiritual lives to the highest level of fitness. We will lean quite heavily on apologetics and the personal experience in this class.
Experience - meets while SAU is in session
The Experience Sabbath School is a Bible Study directed towards college students in the area. With a majority of the students living in dorms, it is important that they have a Sabbath School that is ideal where they can be able to discuss the topic of the week with other students their age. With that in mind, The Experience invites you to come and fellowship.
Faith & Science
A careful evaluation of evidence that supports faith. Contact Mike Mohr at email@example.com or (423) 605-8863 with questions.
SAU's Miller Hall
The class meets the 1st Sabbath of the month during the 1st and 2nd semesters. It’s made of 20-25 minutes of praise songs (contemporary) and hymnals in French followed by the discussion of the Sabbath School lesson. It’s open to all, i.e. the knowledge of French is not required.
The class is open to anyone who wishes to come and study the fundamental beliefs of the Adventist church. Its purpose is to develop a strong biblically based understanding of what Seventh-day Adventists believe. Members and attendees are equipped with the tools to confidently discuss or give a Bible study on Adventist history, the 28 fundamental beliefs of the Adventist Church, and comparative religions. To be added to the email list, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hulsey Wellness Center Amphitheater,
The class is a discussion class and is taking a systematic approach to studying the whole New Testament. Facilitated by Bob Hamilton
Growing Families in Christ
Join us as we discuss parenting principles, apply them to our context, and pray for each other as we face various challenges on the parenting journey. Facilitated by Tabor Nudd and Brad Clifford
Open Circle welcomes members of all ages and backgrounds who want to experience warm Christian fellowship. This class follows a traditional format with singing, studying the Sabbath School Quarterly and monthly Mission SONlight.
Each lesson is presented to encourage member participation and lively discussion.
In-Depth Study of the Sanctuary
Studying each and every article of furniture and all the items of construction. We will be looking for, and finding, Christ, our High Priest, intricately associated with every detail of the earthly sanctuary, which will then enhance our understanding of the Heavenly Sanctuary. Facilitated by Lyle Pollett.
The Parenting Teens class is open to parents, grandparents, and other caretakers with an active role in raising and guiding teenagers. Participants discover authentic testimonies, camaraderie, and prayer partners.
Pella Haitian Mission Group
9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Do you want to study the Bible, pray, fellowship, and serve with other young adults? Do you want to impact Collegedale and the surrounding community for God’s glory?
Then join us for this weekly Young Adult Sabbath School. Meets weekly except the first Sabbath of the month when they do Service Sabbath.
The Roundtable Sabbath School Class begins with a brief song service, and then devotes the bulk of the available time to a close study of the week's lesson found in the Adult Sabbath School quarterly. Heavily dependent on Scripture reading, our lesson discussions encourage contributions from everyone present. Most importantly, Roundtable seeks to enhance a closer relationship with Jesus and with each other.
A lively, thought-provoking roundtable discussion based on the adult lesson quarterly and featuring other source materials such as commentaries and expert authors on the topic.
The Master's Class
This class is a caring, online community on Zoom which is designed to meet the needs of those who are unable to attend a face-to-face Sabbath School Class at any given time. This class utilizes the principles, approaches, and methods that Jesus used to engage in an interactive study of the Word, nurture and care for our members, and minister to the needs of others. Members of our church as well as those from our national and international community of believers are welcome to join us. Contact email@example.com for more details.
A traditional Sabbath school, with frequent reference to current events (“Great Controversy News”). Interactive discussion of The Word is encouraged.
Facilitated by Michael Myers.
Women's Class (women only)
Ladies, please join us for faith and fellowship in our Women’s Sabbath School class. This class uses DVD-based studies and group discussion to enhance our understanding of the Bible, and most importantly, our relationships with the Lord and each other.