Adult Classes and Studies

Christian Practices 

Meets every Wednesday | 6:00-7:15 PM | Room 260 

Combining the study aspect of a class and the fellowship of a small group, Christian Practices, led by John Derr, provides love, hope, spiritual guidance, and encouragement for those who are struggling or searching for answers. In addition to the Bible, this group considers the wisdom found in Richard Foster’s books, Celebration of DisciplineCelebrating the Disciplines: A Journal Workbook, and Spiritual Classics. For more information, contact John Derr:


Women's Fall Bible Study: Elijah

 

 

Starts September 15 | Wednesdays | 10:00AM to 12:00Noon | Room 156

Join Michele Moody for a 7-week journey through the life and times of the prophet Elijah, watching Priscilla Shirer on video and sharing in meaningful conversation. You'll discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine. And how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now. All women are welcome. To participate, contact Michele:  .

Fall 2021 Bible Study: Redeemer

 

 

Starts October 5 | Tuesdays | 10 am or 7 pm | Fellowship Hall

This Fall, join Liz Curtis Higgs on a spirited stroll through the book of Ruth. We’ll follow Naomi and her faith-filled daughter-in-law, Ruth, as they travel from Moab to Bethlehem, uncertain of their future. And meet Boaz, their kinsman-redeemer, who saves the day and points the way to our own Redeemer

 Join us Tuesday mornings at 10 or Tuesday evenings at 7. Our six-week study is free and open to all adults, so invite your family members, neighbors, coworkers, and friends. The only book needed is a Bible. Handouts will be provided for taking notes, including questions to prompt a lively discussion around your tables. 

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If you missed Week One, click here to watch it online. | And you'll find the Handout here: Week One Handout.

If you missed Week Two, click here to watch it online. | And you'll find the Handout here: Week Two Handout.




Understanding and Fighting Racism

 Starts October 13 | Wednesdays | 6:00-7:15 PM | Room 158

 Based on the book How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey toward Racial Justice by Jemar Tisby, Jeanette Nunnelley will guide us on a 4-week journey through the author's unique perspective based on Awareness, Relationships, and Commitment (ARC), providing us with practical tools for working toward racial justice.

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Spiritual Growth through the Witness of James 

 

Starts November 10 | Wednesdays | 6:00-7:15 PM | Room 158 

 What does the next generation think about the church? Where have all the young people gone? Do we care? Robin T. Jennings, author of, A Letter to the Church and the Next Generation, will explore these and other vital questions in a 4-week study on James who—as our mentor—bears witness to a new generation called to “do the Word.” Bring your Bibles and invite a young adult.

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SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS LIST

Adventurers

This group is taught by a variety of teachers, focusing on Bible study and topical discussion. Members gather for social events at various times throughout the year and are involved in a several mission projects. Upcoming class lessons include Finding Stability in Uncertain Times, Fears, A Letter to the Next Generation: Spiritual Growth Through the Witness of James, and visits from local community organizations, including a local fire department chaplain and Hosparus.

Average attendance: 10

Ages: 70-100

Room: 159

Contact: Norma Sledge   

Bible Study

This Bible study group focuses on various books of the Bible and what these books teach us about living the Christian life in today's world. Recent studies include Hebrews, 1 and 2 Samuel, Revelation.

Average attendance: 10

Ages: 35-80

Room: 253

Contact:  Linda Underwood   

Cana

This group is made up of singles and married couples who share in fellowship, study and worship. Study is on a scripture-based theme and is led by various church members. This group enjoys a variety of social activities together as well as class mission projects.

Average attendance: 30

Ages: 50-75

Room: 254

Contact: Doug Myers 

Chapel Discussion Group

This group meets after the 9:00 worship service to discuss the themes and scripture from the day’s sermon.

Average attendance: 7

Ages: 60-80

Room: Chapel

Contact: John Stover

Covenant

This class studies a specific book of the Bible each quarter and is involved in a variety of service projects. Adults of all ages are invited to attend.

Average attendance: 20

Ages: 60-80

Room: Zoom** or 252
                **Contact Brad Asher for Zoom link.

Contact: Brad Asher    

Daily Walk

This group strives to gain a greater understanding of what it means to be a Christian in this complicated world. Each week the class selects a scripture passage from the sermon series or prompted by events in life to read and discuss.

Average attendance: 10-15

Ages: 50-60

Room: Meeting on Zoom. Contact Turney Berry for Zoom link.

Contact: Turney Berry  

Explorers 

This group is open to all who are interested in growing in their Christian faith in a relaxed and informal environment. We typically use the Bible and books and companion videos by authors such as Adam Hamilton and Max Lucado as the basis for discussion. Topics we’ve explored include the Beatitudes, Psalms, Gospel of John, the Apostle’s Creed, and more. We’ve read Adam Hamilton’s books Unafraid, When Christians Get It Wrong, Making Sense of the Bible, and Christianity’s Family Tree. Visit us any time!  

Average attendance: 5

Ages: 65-70, all ages welcome!

Room: 251 

Contact: Dorris Morrow  

First Things First

This class primarily includes people with elementary to high school aged children. The group comes together to grow spiritually through prayer, study, fellowship and service while loving and supporting each other through life's joys and trials. This group often sponsors social gatherings, retreats and service projects. The class will begin studying The Walk by Adam Hamilton in September.

Average attendance: 20

Ages: 35-55

Room :014 (lower level on the east side of the building)

Contact: Jessica Rosenthal:   

                 Mark Rosenthal: 

Friendship

Adults of a broad age range, both married and single, make up this group. Lessons are taught by class members and outside speakers on biblical topics as well as other topics relevant to the class. This group has a strong mission outreach emphasis as well as monthly social events.

Average attendance: 80

Ages: 65-90

Room: 158

Contact: Jef Conner  

Ignite

This small group provides a study and fellowship opportunity. Lessons are facilitated by group members. Recent studies include the book of Judges, ancient Israel, John Wesley’s 22 Questions and the Seven Deadly Sins. 

Average attendance: 10

Ages: 30-40, all ages welcome 

Room: 002 (lower level on the east side of the building)

Contact: Sarah Aten   

Mulligans

This class is led by group members and guest speakers to study various books of the Bible as well as topical books. They meet longer than most (9:30 to 10:45 am) to allow plenty of time for group discussion. Upcoming studies include The Gospel for the Person Who Has Everything, Prayer in different traditions, When “Spiritual, But Not Religious” Is Not Enough, the book of Timothy, the life of John Wesley. 

Average attendance: 15

Age Range: 65-85

Room: Zoom** or 001 (lower level on the east side of the building).
                **Contact Bryan Carter for Zoom link.

Contact: Bryan Carter   

Pathfinders 

The Pathfinders class originated at Broadway Methodist Church, a predecessor of Christ Church and has continued, uninterrupted to the present. The class includes some home-bound members who remain connected to the class. Sunday class meetings are led by class members, other church members, clergy and guest speakers covering Bible and related topics. Every other month, the class meets for a social.

Average attendance: 20

Ages: 65-90

Contact: Pat Todd 

Pioneers

The Pioneer Class is a closely knit supportive group of couples and singles seeking to study God and follow his teachings. Our big outreach is Red Bird Mission in eastern Kentucky, whose food pantry we stock with hearty, healthy foods so all can eat throughout the year. We welcome all to our class.

Average attendance: 20

Ages: 65-90 

Room: 156 

Contact: Sandy Bock 

Seekers

The Seekers Class is composed of a caring and fun-loving group of individuals, who enjoy getting together whether it be for bible study or enjoying a group dinner. We pray for each other regularly whenever someone is facing medical issues or difficulties with family members. On Sunday mornings we have presentations from gifted speakers on a wide variety of topics over the course of a year. Each year a number of projects or activities are undertaken in support of local charities or schools.  

The class warmly welcomes new members whether new to the Church or Sunday morning class.

Average attendance: 25

Ages: 65-90 

Room: 250 

Contact: Jack Shadle   

SOLO

If you're a woman who attends church on your own—whether you are single, never married, widowed, divorced, or the man in your life doesn’t attend church with you—consider SOLO your safe place to land. Currently we are walking through the book of Ephesians, "to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves." Ephesians 1:6.

Average attendance: 35

Age Range: 40-85

Room: 260

Contact: Liz Curtis Higgs