First Christian features a robust Christian education program that offers something for folks of all ages. Many of these small groups meet at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays during the usual Sunday School time, and others get together throughout the week.


Youth classes

Divided by age and held during the Sunday School hour

- Lower elementary school, taught by Connie Tabory and Laurie Cochran.
- Young Warriors for Jesus, taught by Betty Jo Matesich.
- High School, taught by Candy Callery.
Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten class is co-taught by Connie Tabory  and Laurie Cochran
-The Grades 1-3 class is taught by Sherry Ballentyne
-The Grades 4-8 class (Young Warriors for Jesus) is taught by Betty Jo Matesich.
-The High School class is taught by Ken Ballentyne.


Young(er) Adults

As the name suggests, a group of younger adults meets at 9:30 a.m. Sundays to study scripture and to brainstorm outreach into the broader Charleroi community. In this class, you’ll learn about God’s word and you’ll get a chance to step outside the four walls of the church to take a hand in God’s work. Pastor Charlie teaches the Young Adults Class.


Sisters in Christ

A group for women of all ages. Meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, except June and July. The time together is spent in fellowship and support, along with a devotion and refreshments.

Men’s Class
Lively Bible study, good coffee, and great conversation around a big table.


Good News Class

This adult Sunday School class meets at 9:30 a.m. Sundays to study and discuss God’s word. They also sponsor an Easter breakfast, along with soup and sandwich luncheons twice a year. They also financially support Vacation Bible School and the church’s community action programs. They take a role in Meals on Wheels, and they send Guidepost Magazine subscriptions to military personnel. And they have fun: each year, social outings include at least one Washington Wildthings baseball game and a road trip to Sand Berry Hill Farm.


Ruth Class

This women’s class engages in lively Bible study and church outreach programs.


An adult Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Sundays