Spiritual Family Formation

Adult Class Schedule

Each semester we seek to further our vision of making disciples through relationships by offering a myriad of opportunities to engage God through study and conversation. Why do we create and sustain these environments here at Southwest?

  • To foster a desire for the Lord and for the Scriptures

  • To build relationships which create belonging

  • To equip our people to live missionally in our city

Check out this semester’s offerings:

Spring 2018 - Sunday Mornings

January - March


What is your favorite book of the Bible? Would a Christian ever nominate the Old Testament Psalms for the honor? Why, or why not? The Psalms are certainly full of Christ. They embrace the whole life of man, the affections of his mind, and the emotions of his soul. There is a psalm to praise and glorify God on almost any occasion. The life we live in relation both to the wicked who oppose us and to the God who sustains us is blessed by the Psalms. Come; live in the Psalms with us for a few weeks.

Lynn Camp

701 Library

Grace Gifts
30's & 40's

Join us as we journey through God's grace gifts. We will define what these are and how they are used to point us and others to Christ. We will explore how the Holy Spirit is leading you to share these grace gifts, and we will tackle how to safeguard against counterfeit gifts.

John Echols

703 Parlor

Philippians: To Live is Christ, To Die is Gain

40's & 50's

The story begins in Philippi where Paul introduces three individuals that were all enslaved by the kind of things that we often choose over the gospel: Lydia-the Business Executive, The Little Slave Girl, and The Hard Working Jailer. Their lives portray dysfunction and emptiness, but are totally transformed by the Gospel. True joy and Christ's love begin to live within them, giving them a life of purpose. In fact, Paul himself was enslaved and then by God's grace and mercy he could pen these popular and profound words: To Live is Christ and to Die is Gain. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Dan Johnson


Spiritual Renewal in the Midst of Cultural Chaos

20's & 30's

In Romans 12, Paul tells us – "Don't be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind."  But how do we do that while running 100 miles per hour and still feeling like we're falling behind in many cases?  How do we find the "peace, hope, and joy" we are promised in the midst of chaos?  In this 10-week class we will look at current cultural threats to the promises we have in this life as Christ-followers and how Paul especially tells us we can overcome them.

Brad Thompson


Sonrise Cafe

If you’re looking for a relaxed, engaging atmosphere and for the chance to hear a variety of speakers talk about practical, every day ways to engage your faith, look no further than SonRise Café.  SonRise Café emphasizes time for fellowship and is designed for anyone who wants to join together to hold each other accountable as we look to the Son for answers.



"The Armor of God" by Priscilla Shrier

Ladies Class

Join us as we focus on Ephesians 6:10-19, "The Armor of God". Priscilla Shrier offers some exciting and challenging thinking on our use of God's protection against Satan's attacks. Each week, we will employ the secret weapon that has been divinely authorized by God Himself to stop the devil in his tracks. You will love this study!

Melba Burr
Tricia Trimble
Marie Newburg
Liz Lowery



What do we do with grace? Receiving grace is about the only thing one can do with it!  Religion is defined as “the organized attempt to ‘get it all together for God’”. It is time to see Hebrews in its true light and pray to have God shine on us.

Brent Adams

Steve Duncan


College Class

Come join us for a laid back discussion class.  We will discuss different scriptures in the Bible and how we apply them to conform us to be more like Jesus. Plus…we have donuts!

Doyle Corder

Brake Pad


Spring 2018 - Wednesday Evening

January - March

Jesus, the Greatest Motivational Speaker

This study will be based on the teachings of Jesus during the Sermon on the Mount. We will look at supporting verses from the Bible and compare it to motivational teachings, speakers and books of the 20th Century. The goal of the class will be to uncover the life God wants for us while on this earth.

Brad Thacker

701 Library

A Parenting Conversation

Does anyone really feel equipped to address the questions we face as parents in our culture today? Does anyone else need a conversation partner to engage how our faith shapes our parenting?  Join us as we talk about the issues of our day and push deeper into relationship with Jesus and with one another.

Kyle Wade


"Discerning the Voice of God" by Priscilla Shrier
Class Time 6:30-8:00PM

Ladies Class

This woman's study will begin on January 24th and run through March 7th. The class will be from 6:30-8 pm. We sure hope you can join us!

Elise Hairston


Zacchaeus’ Place

Designed for developmentally delayed adults, Zacchaeus’ Place is our Wednesday night gathering where each week we have a Bible lesson, we sing happy birthday to anyone celebrating, and we have a prayer time that is second to none at Southwest. If you’d like to experience the joy found in this class along with making some new friends, we would love to have you join us.

Brad & Karen Thompson