Adult Classes and Studies

Just Reads: Virtual Book Club

 

 

Just Reads, a new virtual book club with Shelah Woodruff

The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby

February 2 – February 23 | Wednesdays 10 am | Zoom

 

This New York Times bestseller is an acclaimed, timely narrative that dives into the history of the American Church, considering how people of faith have worked against racial justice, and how we can chart a path forward to create a more racially unified Church that no longer compromises what the Bible teaches about human dignity and equality.

Please order the book before the first class so we can jump right in together! You can find copies at most major retailers, including here at Amazon https://amzn.to/3IiPUDM

Register below, then watch for the Zoom link in your inbox. Please contact Shelah Woodruff with any questions.

“Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.” Ephesians 4:15 NLT

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Adult Study

 

 

The Four Gospel Portraits of Jesus

Dr. Ron Higdon

February 2 – February 23 | Wednesdays 6:00-7:15pm | Room 150B

In this fascinating four-part study, you’ll discover the unique perspectives and emphases brought by each of the four Gospel writers and learn ways to hear the Gospels with first-century ears. Dr. Ron Higdon was pastor of Louisville’s Broadway Baptist Church for twenty years and is the author of thirteen books. Ron is one of Christ Church’s most beloved teachers, and this study is not to be missed!

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Men's Study

 

 

Men's Study: Simple Faith

Wednesdays, January 5 - February 9 | 6:30 - 7:30 pm | Room 251

What does it mean to have faith? We tend to overcomplicate faith and prioritize other things that take us away from the simplicity of faith. Join Mike Porter for this six week study as we look at the benefits of living into a simple faith.

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upLIFT Women's Study

 

 

Matchless: The Life and Love of Jesus

January 5 - February 23 | Wednesdays, 6 pm | Parlor

**Revised Sunday Dates | Jan 30 to March 204 pm

 

Who is Jesus? Why did he come to Earth? How can I know him? Join us beginning in January for Matchless: The Life & Love of Jesus by the author of Seamless. We’ll dive into these questions and more as we unfold the story of our matchless Savior—His mission, miracles, and message. Childcare is available Wednesday evenings.

Please order the book before the first class so we can jump right in together! You can find copies at most major retailers, including here at Amazon. Please contact Shelah Woodruff with any questions.

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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:


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

The Friendship Class was formed in the early `70s by six couples. Today we’ve grown to over 150 individuals. But don’t let our size intimidate you! We like to think we’ve grown so well because we offer a unique blend of individuals who have grown together in a special way through Christ.

So, who are we? We’re mostly couples who have cleared out our nests. Many are grandparents, some even great-grandparents. Some of us are single. But all of us are family! Our age range (not that that matters) is roughly 65 to 85.

We hope you will take the opportunity to visit The Friendship Class. Come and experience that special togetherness in Christ. We meet every Sunday with fellowship beginning at 10:05 AM in room 158 for in-person participation and on Zoom for virtual participation. Average attendance is 85 counting both in-person and Zoom.

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.

Grouping Leader(s): Bill Stinnett, John Wieland, Rob Stockwell, Glenda Thacker

Average attendance: 100

Ages: 65-85

Room: 158

Contact: Bill Stinnett at  

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