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Congregational Communities

Congregational Communities, also known as Sunday School classes, are like little families within the big family of Second.

We encourage every member to get involved in the CC of their choice, and there is a wide variety of classes to appeal to various age groups and stages of life. It's the best place to get to know others and to get involved in our ministries at Second. 

CCs meet from 9:45 - 10:40am in various rooms across the entire campus. All our CCs offer Bible study and fellowship in a small group setting.

There are more than 20 adult classes offered for a variety of age groups and stages of life. Youth and Children’s classes for all ages are taught with caring, spiritual instruction, and a Special Education class is offered.

Young Adults (Early 20s to 40s)

College
Teacher: Brian Lewis
Room: EC-2121

Undergraduate and college-age young adults. This class encourages its members on the path to knowing God more deeply and applying the Gospel to all of life.

Cana 
Teacher: Barton Kimbro
Room: E-111

Mid-20s to mid-30s, single and married. Average class size is 60. Barton Kimbro teaches the class using a combination of lecture and group discussion. Class includes small groups with mentors. This class serves with Orange Mound Outreach Ministries, the 2PC nursery, and Nathan Street Ministries. Fellowship activities include monthly socials, community groups, and parties for Christmas, the Super Bowl, etc.

Crossroads
Teacher: Rotating Schedule
Room: Fellowship Hall-West

Early to mid-20s, single and married. Average class size is 80. Class is taught by Brett Wynne, Artez Henderson, and Jon McGuirt, using mostly lecture and discussion. Class includes small groups with mentors. Service projects include the 2PC nursery and Joy Prom. Class members enjoy informal recreational activities on Sunday afternoons, community groups every other week, retreats, large group cookouts, and class parties.

Foundations
Teacher: Todd Erickson & John Laughlin
Room: DB-08

Late 20s to late 30s, single and married. Average class size is 50. Class is taught by Todd Erickson and John Laughlin mainly through lecture and some class discussion. Participation in small groups with mentors is encouraged. Orange Mound Outreach Ministries is the primary focus for class service. Fellowship activities include monthly “drop-ins” and other events throughout the year.

Refuge
Teachers: J. Hickman & Todd Erickson
Room: B-102

Ages 32-40, married. Average class size is 25-30. Class is taught by J. Hickman and Todd Erickson through lecture and some class discussion. Mentor couples participate regularly in class activities. The class enjoys regular potluck fellowship breakfasts during the CC hour approximately six times a year. Class service projects include Berclair Elementary and Memphis Gridiron Ministry. The class enjoys informal lunches after church, a Chili Cook-off, Crawfish Boil, and potluck dinners.

 

Middle Adults (40+)

Emmaus
Teacher: Matt Terhune & Dan Burns
Room: D-117

Ages 30-65, married and single. Average class size is 20-25. Dan Burns and Matt Terhune teach this class with a mix of lecture, interactive discussion, and class forum. Sunday class times dedicated to prayer are an important focus. A men’s small group meets on Wednesday mornings. The class enjoys quarterly brunches during the CC hour and other social events throughout the year.

2:42
Teacher: Rotating Schedule
Room: Salmon Room

Ages 35-45, married. Average class size is 35-40. Howard Graham, Barrett Smith, and Chris Hill teach this discussion-oriented class with a few class members occasionally teaching or sharing their testimonies. Mentors are active in the class. There are a few small groups available with plans to increase the number. Service projects include involvement with Nathan Street Ministries, Ten42, and Orange Mound Outreach Ministries. This class upholds Acts 2:42 and enjoys fellowship over shared meals, occasional socials during Sunday School, Bible studies, and an annual Christmas party. It is very involved in the community and the church. 

Cornerstone
Teachers: Albert Throckmorton
Room: E-105

Ages 30-45, married. Average class size is 55-60. This class is taught by Albert Throckmorton, who primarily uses a lecture format with occasional class discussion. The class is broken into shepherding groups of 5-6 couples. Service projects include reading and mentoring students at Berclair Elementary. They enjoy two large social functions each year.

Community for Life
Teacher: Tim Russell
Room: E-115

Ages from mid-30’s to mid-60’s, married and single. This is a great opportunity to join in with something new! This CC is in the early stages of getting to know each other as they determine the distinctives of their new class. They will be enjoying a variety of social events and doing service projects with ministries including Su Casa, Refugee Empowerment Program, Red Zone, Binghampton Christian Academy, and Memphis Gridiron Ministry.  

Faith Work
Teacher: Rotating schedule
Room: DB09

Ages 55-75, married, divorced, widowed, and single. The average class size is 45-50. This class enjoys teaching from series on different books of the Bible from rotating teachers. They have small groups and are committed to serve one another, the church, and their community as guided and empowered by the Lord. Class fellowship includes an annual Christmas party, a class newsletter, and Dinner 8 groups, where members gather at a home or restaurant to build and deepen relationships.

Fellowship Class
Teacher: Rotating schedule
Room: B-100

Ages 60-75, marrieds, divorced, widowed, and singles. Class attendance averages about 20 members. Rotating teachers provide Bible-based teaching primarily by lecture with some class discussion. This class often includes music and has a focus on prayer. They serve at Nathan Street Ministries. Fellowship activities include sharing group meals and informal gatherings throughout the year, as well as an annual Christmas party.

Growing in Grace
Teacher: Don Riley & Nick Bragorgos
Room: DB11

Ages 40-70, married and single. Average class size exceeds 60. Teachers Don Riley and Nick Bragorgos provide Bible-based teaching in a lecture format with some discussion. Service projects focus on Berclair Elementary to provide weekly classroom volunteers and an annual dinner for parents and staff. Fellowship includes a Dinner 8 program and quarterly class parties.

Covenant Women’s Bible Study Class
Teacher: Anita Hughey
Room: D-111

Ages 50-75, married and single. This close-knit, small group of women has fellowship activities such as “Fellowship Sundays” and class parties. 

International Christian Fellowship
Teacher: Mike Rhodes & Vivion Sisuse
Room: D-116

Ages 22-65 years, married and single. Average class is 20, with an array of nationalities represented. The class enjoys teaching primarily from Mike Rhodes and Vivion Sisuse with lecture and discussion as well as singing praise songs and times of prayer. Fellowship activities include monthly potluck lunches and holiday gatherings. The class promotes small group activities. On-going service projects include Refugee Empowerment Program, Binghampton Christian Academy, and Academic/Professional Asian Christian Fellowship.

Single Adults at Second
Teacher: Paul Neal
Room: B-101

Ages 60-75, single. Average class size is 15. Paul Neal leads with topical teaching that includes class participation. The class actively participates in various church-wide events and community ministries. Fellowship activities include planned brunches, outings, game nights, movies and theater, and seasonal parties. 

Sojourners
Teacher: David Bowen
Room: Fellowship Hall

Ages 40 and up, married and single. Average class size is 150, taught by David Bowen. Class service projects include Berclair Elementary, the Neighborhood Christian Centers, and support for mission activities in Mozambique. The class is broken into 14 Shepherd Groups, each of which has its own fellowship activities. The Sojourners class enjoys 1-2 fellowship events each year during the CC hour.

Senior Adults (65+)

Jeb Russell Class
Teacher: Rotating schedule
Room: C-310

Ages 65-80, married and single. Average class size is 65-75. Rotating teachers teach from the Bible in both lecture and discussion format. Service projects include Bethany Christian Service, Binghampton Christian Academy, Discipling Men, and Memphis Union Mission. They have a well-organized and effective ministry to one another, including a weekly prayer chain and an emailed recording of the weekly lesson. They enjoy fellowship through a Dinner/Lunch 6 program and occasional dinners.

Chapel Class
Teacher: Gerry Peak
Room: Chapel

Ages 70 and up, married and single. Averages class size is 40-50. Gerry Peak teaches Bible-based lessons via lectures. Members enjoy supporting several ministries including Christ Community Church, Rachel’s Kids, Peer Power, and Memphis Gridiron Ministries. Members of this class will find a good combination of worship, Bible study, and fellowship.

 

Children/Youth

Jr. High
The Jr. High class is for students who are currently in the 7th and 8th grades. (E-2114)

Sr. High
The Sr. High class is for students in the 9th through 12th grades. (E-2111)

Children

  • PreK D-107 & D-108
  • Jr. Kindergarten D-111/112
  • Kindergarten D-110/D-116
  • First Grade D-109
  • Second Grade D-115
  • Third Grade D-214/215
  • Fourth Grade D-213/216
  • Fifth Grade D-220/211
  • Sixth Grade D-210/D-216
  • Special Ed Class N-101 (September-May, 8:15 & 11:00am services, 3-5 year olds, N-102)

Nursery

Nursery care is provided for newborns through 3-year-olds at 8:15am, 9:30am, and 11:00am