FirstChurch University


Print“See, God is doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
– Isaiah 43:19



A thorough course offering brings diverse teachers from around Dallas to feed your spirit and curiosity.

New spring classes begin April 25. Registration coming soon.




Coping with Grief and Loss
Leader: Rev. JoNell Lindh
Description: Someone you loved has died. Perhaps, in your heart, you have come to know your deepest pain. FirstChurch is offering a safe place to find hope and healing with a few others who are also grieving. Please join our group to help you understand the normal and necessary journey we call grief. Call JoNell at 214-697-5825 to reserve a place among 12 registrants. Register by calling 5.
April 18, 25, May 2 and 16 at 5:30 p.m. (5 weeks)

So You Know Your Enneagram Number…Now What?
Leader: Dana Effler
Description: Building off the “Know Your Number” weekend with Suzanne Stabile, Dana Effler will use her expertise as an enneagram apprentice to guide participants through a deeper exploration of numbers and how they might shape and reshape our thinking of self, world, and God. This is a class for those who have attended the Enneagram Workshop April 21 – 22 or have a firm understanding of their number. $20.
April 25 – May 23 at 6:30 p.m. (5 weeks)
Book: The Road Back To You Workbook

Leaning into Division
Leader: John Bryant
Description: With the presidential election behind us, the political divide seems to be wider than ever. What is the church to do? As Christians, we are called to be unified, but what does that mean? John Bryant, who served  24 years in public office and is an active layman and teacher at FirstChurch, will use Adam Hamilton’s Facing Issues That Divide: Practicing Politics, Keeping Faith to explore the ways in which we might listen, learn, and come together. Free.
April 25 – May 23 at 6:30 p.m. (5 weeks)


Upon These Parables I Will Build My Church?
Leader: Dr. Andy Stoker
Description: The Rabbi Jesus taught in a powerful way that was not entirely direct; he used parables. Some of these parables align with our doctrinal understanding of the church, others do not. Let’s take a closer look at these parables and build our interior life so that our ecclesial life may thrive. Dr. Andy Stoker leads a six week course.
April 26 – May 24 or May 31 at 6:30 p.m. $20.
Book: Amy-Jill Levine’s The Short Stories of Jesus.

Registration coming soon.

Parking for FCU:
Parking in the Bryan Tower garage is FREE – but you must bring your parking ticket in and have it stamped at the Information Desk.

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