Sunday School Classes
AGES 6 WEEKS – 3 YEARS
Wonderland: From ages 6 weeks to the 3rd birthday, Wonderland is a safe place for your child while you attend Sunday School and any church service. Children are never too young to hear about Jesus! Even babies can understand God's love for them and how important it is to be a part of the church family. The nursery is usually open thirty minutes prior to Sunday School and all church services. The registration room is located in the hallway in the back of the G. A. Mangun Center, which is in the center of our campus by the big oak tree.
*Special note regarding 3-year-old children: During the Sunday School hour (9:30 am), there is a 3-year-old Sunday school class located on the first floor of the Family Life Center. On Wednesday nights, there is a 3-year-old Wonderland class located in our Wonderland suite in the back of the G. A. Mangun Center. Ask any of our guest relations' personnel for directions.
AGE 4-YEARS-OLD – 5TH GRADE
POA Kids: Every Sunday morning (9:30 am) and every Wednesday night (7:00 pm), POA Kids is bringing Jesus to kids from age 4-years-old to 5th grade. POA Kids focuses on reinforcing simple Biblical principles and presenting ideas in kid-friendly ways that are easy to understand and remember. On Sunday mornings, students are in one of five rotations: Bible story, small-group discussion, media, crafts, or modern drama. On Wednesdays, kids participate in worship services in the POA Kid's Sanctuary. These services are musical, media-driven, and creative, featuring high-energy praise songs, worship, skits, puppets, games, and much more. The Wednesday night Key Message reinforces what they learned the previous Sunday to help provide a smooth flow from Sunday to Wednesday to Sunday. Registration is located at the top of the stairs just inside the main entrance of the Family Life Center (parking-lot side); students can register or check-in beginning at 9:15 am on Sundays or 6:30 pm on Wednesdays.
6TH GRADE – 12TH GRADE
JCrew: Designed for students in 6th through 8th grade, JCrew is committed to helping this age group negotiate the inevitable challenges and changes of life. Our desire is to help every junior high student reach his/her full spiritual potential. Sunday school on Sunday mornings (9:30 am) and specially designed worship services on Wednesday nights (7:00 pm) take place in the JCrew room, which is located on the second floor of the Family Life Center and is easily accessible by the main entrance (parking-lot side).
Rush: provides teens, grades 9th through 12th, with an opportunity to get involved in a much deeper way at the POA. With great interactive worship and thoughtful sermons, Rush allows students the opportunity to figure out their place in God's will while also interacting with people their own age. Services are at 7:00 pm on Wednesday nights in the G. A. Mangun Center Auditorium. Students also have discipleship classes on Sundays at 9:30 am. The senior high classrooms are located on the second floor of the Family Life Center, easily accessible from any FLC entrance.
Journey: Specific for high school graduates, Journey offers lessons tailored to navigating the transition to adulthood. Whether graduates are attending college or just getting started with a career out of high school, Journey provides the spiritual tools to carefully work through this season of life. Meeting times include 9:30 am every Sunday and various other times throughout the month. The Journey room is located in the back hall of the G. A. Mangun Center on the opposite end from the Wonderland office.
The Source: A ministry designed for young single adults in their 20s and 30s, the Source focuses on personal growth, spiritual development, community evangelism, and connection with like-minded singles. The Source meets on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am in The Source room, which is located in the G. A. Mangun Center, upstairs above the auditorium. The Source room is accessible from the stairs in the lobby of the GAMC.
YMC: Young Married Class (YMC) is for those just beginning the journey of marriage (married 10 years or less, including engaged couples). YMC offers a fun and enriching atmosphere for young married couples to interact while also pursuing a greater understanding of God and His role in their marriage. YMC meets at 9:30 am each Sunday in the Family Room (accessible by taking a left down the hall as you enter the lobby of the G. A. Mangun Center).
Kingdom Life: For adults not involved in other ministries, Kingdom Life offers a mature approach to spiritual advancement. This class provides participants the opportunity to dive deeper into the Word while also learning what it means to have a Kingdom mindset. The lessons in this class apply to the daily lives of the adult Christian, whether male or female, single or married. Classes are held at 9:30 am on Sundays in the auditorium of the G. A. Mangun Center.
Adults Too!: Adults, Too! provides a climate for spiritual growth for all singles age 40 and older. Recognizing the unique needs of singles, Adults, Too! provides a support system and facilitates spiritual, mental, social, and emotional well-being. Designed for those who have never married, single parents, the divorced, and the widowed, Adults, Too! encourages single adults to maintain a Biblical and Christ-centered lifestyle. This 9:30 am Sunday class meets on the second floor of the Main Building just above the adult prayer room.
Vesta Mangun's Class: Vesta Mangun's Class provides relevant messages that resonate in our lives today. New insights are brought to the forefront from some of the POA's most well-studied members, including Vesta Mangun. The result is a fresh understanding of the message of God. This 9:30 am Sunday school class meets in the Main Sanctuary.
Deaf Evangelism: For Deaf and hearing not involved in other ministries, the Deaf Evangelism class provides all participants the opportunity to study the Word of God. The lessons in this class apply to the daily lives of the adult Christian. Classes are held at 9:30 am each Sunday in the Bethany House, the house located on Westwood directly behind the Family Life Center's main entrance (parking-lot side).
Overcomers: Those with special needs, along with their families, can connect to the POA through the Overcomers class. Each Overcomers' staffer is equipped to educate and connect with those facing special challenges. Classes occur in the G. A. Mangun Center right next to White Steeple bookstore and are held on Sundays at 9:30 am.