I began teaching a new Sunday School class at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, TX called Acts 2. The class was created to try to reach out to folks in their 20s and 30s. We welcome singles and couples. The class met for the first time yesterday morning with about 25 people showing up. About half of the folks were graduate students and the other half were young professionals. It also seemed like it worked out that about half were married and half were single.
In the class we hope to practice the kind of community that the early Church created as seen in Acts 2:42-47. So, we hope to devote ourselves to studying Scripture, fellowship, breaking bread, and prayer. We are especially focused on connecting head knowledge with heart knowledge during our time in class. We hope that we will learn not just information, but how to put our beliefs into practice. We are also focused on having an active fellowship outside of our time on Sunday morning. Some of the leaders in the class are already planning several activities. We hope this will be a place where young professionals and graduate students will be able to find a community that will help them become deeply committed Christians.
If you live in the Dallas area and are a young adult looking for this kind of community, we would love to have you join us. We meet at 9:30 am in room 256 in Highland Park UMC.