Pre-School

These classes provide an opportunity for your child to have healthy interaction with other children under the godly supervision of members of FBC Durham. The children are divided into classes based on their birthdate and mobility.

Butterflies - Room G123 (Newborns & Babies)

Turtles - Room G120 (Learning to Crawl & Crawling)

Penguins - Room G121 (DOB Sept 1, 12 – Aug 31, 13)
The Wonders He Has Done
Young toddler are taught The Wonders He Has Done, which present four lessons (repeated throughout the year) on creation, our love for Jesus, and His love for us, along with a series of simple truth statements.

Frogs - Room G132 (DOB Sept 1, 11 – Aug 31, 12)
His Praiseworthy Deeds
His Praiseworthy Deeds, teaches older toddlers 13 key Bible stories (repeated throughout the year) along with monthly foundation verses to memorize.

Bears - Room G130 (DOB Sept 1, 10 – Aug 31, 11)
He Established a Testimony
God has testified of His glorious deeds and His mighty power. The Bible is full of stories that point to His greatness and worth. This curriculum explores God’s greatness by noting key themes found chronologically throughout the Old Testament.

Lions - Room G131 (DOB Sept 1, 09 – Aug 31, 10)
He Has Spoken By His Son
The New Testament beautifully unfolds the wonder and power of Jesus Christ. This curriculum explores the greatness of God in Christ by noting key themes found chronologically throughout the New Testament. Teachers are encouraged to study the Scripture itself and then utilize the key themes to acquaint children with a great God who has spoken by His Son.

Children

Kindergarten              Room G105
The kindergarten class is studying “Jesus, What a Savior.” We were created to enjoy the glory of God. But as sinners, we fail to treasure Him as we should. This chronological study on redemption explores the incomparable greatness and worth of God, the desperate condition of helpless sinners and the all-sufficient work of Jesus Christ to redeem sinful people.

1st Grade              Room G106 & G107
The first grade is studying “The ABC’s of God.” With the alphabet as a framework for teaching the attributes of God, the children explore the delight that God has in Himself as the source, means and purpose of all things. Each lesson asks and answers three key questions (“Who is God?”, “What is He like?” and “How should I act toward Him?”), developing a sound theology of God for children.

2nd Grade             Room G108
The second grade is studying the fact that God’s promises are gifts to the believer in “Faithful to His Promises.” The challenge of the Christian life is not to simply know the promises of God, but to place unshakable confidence in them. The children learn God’s character is trustworthy; therefore, His promises are true and reliable.                 

3rd Grade             Room G109
Through “In the Beginning…Jesus” third graders learn that the Bible is one complete, true story that progressively reveals God’s redemptive plan. They learn that His plan comes to complete fulfillment in the person and work of Jesus Christ. The study starts at the beginning of the Bible and moves chronologically through the Old Testament text as students search for clues that foreshadow the coming of Jesus and His redemptive work on the cross.

4th & 5th Grade   Girls Room 356       Boys Room 355
The fourth and fifth graders study both “How Majestic Is My Name” and “My Purpose Will Stand” in alternating years. “How Majestic Is My Name” is a study in learning that the names of God are wonderful revelations of His majestic character. Hebrew names of God in the Old Testament and the names of Christ and the Holy Spirit in the New Testament are presented. “My Purpose Will Stand” teaches that God is not an idle God. He is continually involved with all created things, directing them to accomplish His eternal purposes. This study teaches children to recognize God’s providence in their lives and to joyfully trust His good purposes for them.

Youth

(6th – 12th Grades) – Room 348
Our purpose for Youth Bible for Life is to provide a solid and broad foundation of biblical teaching along with timely applications for youth as they learn more about the Christian faith, their walk with Christ, and God’s mission in the world.

College

Room 342
This fall semester the college ministry will be studying the book of Proverbs.  This book is full of wisdom for all and especially those just beginning their adult lives.  Dealing with topics like work, wealth, women, and wisdom this should be a very challenging and insightful book. The key to understanding the book is found in Proverbs 1:7 “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.”

Senior Adults

(Bible Studies for Life: Life Ventures) – Room 252
These classes challenge a generation already full of life’s experiences to discover new ones in their service to the Lord, and to pass on to younger generations the legacy of their faith. Though there are various “breakout” classes to attend (Joy, Loyalty, and Morris/Seekers Class), the senior adults meet together for prayer and singing prior to breaking into smaller classes.

International

(The Bible for Internationals) - Room 152
The Redemptive Story from Creation to Christ
This class will provide an overview of the Bible starting with Genesis and continuing through four thousand years of biblical history to the time of Jesus Christ. Then we will study the life of Jesus and the early church as given in the Bible.

(La Biblia en Español) - Room 152
This class is similar to The Bible For Internationals, but is taught in Español.