Children

Shallowford strives to help each child grow in their faith through thoughtfully prepared Bible lessons fit for children ages three through 5th Grade. Classes are typically divided by age and are led by a team of faithful adult volunteers.

Toddlers & Twos

Nursery, Lower Atrium
Our Preschool students learn about their faith through play, music, crafts, and God Loves Me Bible stories while under the care of our Nursery staff and volunteers. Once children are three years old, they are welcome to start in worship with their families and join the Cherub Choir.

Three-Year-Old & Prekindergarten

Room 203 · 2nd Floor, Education Building
Three-year-old and Prekindergarten children explore their faith using music, crafts, Bible stories, and activities with the Frolic curriculum. Children join their parents for Sanctuary worship and leave for Cherub Choir after the Children’s Message. If attending Chapel worship at 8:45 am, children can either attend worship or play in the Nursery.

Elementary Children

Rooms 202, 203, 204, 205, 2nd Floor, Education Building
Our Kindergarten through 5th Grade children explore their faith through activities and crafts, reenactments of Bible stories, and honoring their Bible skills through games and active play from Spark Active Faith curriculum. Kindergarteners are invited to join their parents for worship and leave for Cherub Choir after the Children’s Message. Older children are invited to remain in worship with their families.

Youth

Shallowford youth are invited to gather to dig deeper into scripture using a variety of studies, curriculum, and styles. Together, the group will discover meaning and identity in the biblical narrative and in their lives. Each Sunday youth meet in the Shallowford Youth Center for Sunday School and Youth Group.

Middle School

Youth Center Classroom
Our 6th-8th grade students gather for pictionary, scripture reading, skits, and more! Two lead teachers lead the group through the entire year allowing the students the opportunity to build stronger relationships in this new space.

High School

Youth Center
Our 9th-12th grade students spend time reading scripture and asking difficult questions about how we apply our faith in the world and how our scriptures challenge or influence our ethics, all while feeling at home on our cozy new couches. Through a rotating teacher format our high schoolers experience several different mentors of faith.

Adults

Sunday School is a great place to begin or to continue your journey of faith. Our adult classes offer many different study focuses and formats designed to fit the needs of all participants. Throughout the year, Shallowford offers special short-term classes. Check the information kiosk or the Christian Education bulletin board for updates. Classes gather Sunday mornings from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. Contact [email protected] for more info.

Common Ground

Room 307, 3rd Floor, Education Building
The Common Ground class invites all middle and high school parents to gather for conversations on modern parenting, living our faith, and understanding theology. The group ranges from 5 to 20 participants on any Sunday.

Faith Seeking Understanding

Library, 1st Floor, Education Building
The Faith Seeking Understanding class prides itself on challenging topics and lively debates. The twenty-or-so participants span a wide variety of ages.

Faithful Parenting

Room 306, 3rd Floor, Education Building
The Faithful Parenting Class is a warm circle of young parents who like to engage in parenting, Bible study, and Christian living topics.  The group of 6-12 participants is mostly in their 20s and 30s.

The Forum

Room 309, 3rd Floor, Education Building
Like its ancient Roman namesake, the Forum Class likes to change up topics every 4-6 weeks. The group of mostly 50, 60, and 70 year olds averages about 20 participants and enjoys studies on Bible, theology, and popular books.

F3 - Faith, Family, & Friends

Room 308, 3rd Floor, Education Building
The Faith, Family and Friends (F3) Class unites adults in their 30s and 40s for discussions around Bible, Spirituality, and Christian living. The group averages about a dozen participants and enjoys fun conversation.

Pairs & Spares

Room 310, 3rd Floor, Education Building
The Pairs & Spares Class is a warm community of about 45 people in their 60s, 70s, and 80s. The fun group enjoys a different speaker every Sunday and prides itself on excellent Sunday refreshments and frequent social gatherings.

Sojourners

Conference Room B, Church Office
The Sojourners are a group of about a dozen adults in their 70s, 80s, and 90s. This faithful class invites a variety of guest teachers to lead for up to a month at a time.

Women's Class

Burney Overton Room, 1st Floor, Education Building
The Women’s Class calls themselves a “lazy book club.” The dozen or so women of all ages gather each Sunday to read aloud and discuss a chapter in a modern Christian author’s book.