Adult Classes and Studies

Adult Study 

The Sum of Us

Zoom Discussion

Thursdays, February 16 - March 16 | 7 pm | Zoom

In our varying paths of Christian Discipleship, you are invited to join us for a five week discussion on Heather McGhee's book, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. It is described by Amazon booksellers as "a heartfelt message, delivered with a startling empathy, from a black woman to a multi-racial America." 

The Sum of Us takes a look into the losses for all of us (no matter the color of our skin) when we buy into the notion that the prosperity of some of us requires the expense of others. This Zoom discussion will be led by Deborah Black Watt, Leah Bennett, Linda Young and Sue Tongberg from the CCUM Racial Justice Team. Order your copy from Amazon by clicking here. Register below. You'll receive the Zoom link via email.


Lenten Study 



Walking with Jesus: A Lenten Study

February 27 – April 3 | Monday mornings 10–11 am | Room 158 | Monday evenings 7-8 pm on Facebook LIVE

Taught by Liz Curtis Higgs

“Jesus spoke to all the people, saying, ‘I am the Light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will not walk in darkness. He will have the Light of Life.’” John 8:12 NLV

Spend the sacred season of Lent walking step by step with Jesus, as He led and taught His disciples on the way to Jerusalem, preparing their hearts for the Passion to come. Everyone is welcome to join this 6-week study, offered each Monday during Lent.

Register below for the morning study.

Online Course 


The Enneagram Journey

Thursdays, February 23 – April 20 (excluding April 6) | 7 pm | Zoom

Jesus tells us to “Love our neighbors as ourselves.” The Enneagram is a spiritual tool to help us increase our compassion toward ourselves and our neighbors. Please join Liz Matney and Kate Crandell for this eight-week online course as they will invite you to make “increasing your compassion” a spiritual practice during Lent. The cost of the workbook for the class is $20 (plus shipping);  scholarships are available. Please contact for more information.

Adult Zoom Study



God's Web

Starting January 19 | Thursdays at 2pm | On Zoom

Leanne Hadley, teacher 

God’s Web: Connecting Faith with Our Emotions” will draw from Scripture, from Brené Brown's new book, Atlas of the Heart, and from your own insights. Week by week you’ll discover how and why we all need connection, especially in these emotionally charged times.

If you would like to join the study, please contact

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14

New Sunday School Class 

Welcome Class | Sundays 10:05am | Room 258

Beginning January 15, 2023

New to Christ Church? Looking to meet new friends? Want to re-engage in the new year? Join the Welcome Class for fellowship and devotions. It’s a flexible group so you can come when you’re able. All are welcome!

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:


All Things New

Finally, a Sunday morning class just for parents of littles! Led by couples from First Things First (a class filled with parents of who’ve been right where you are), All Things New will offer relational, spiritual, and practical encouragement for moms and dads with children from newborn through age five

Join your peers in Room 002 for coffee and conversation, for the joy of laughing together and praying together, for the chance to let go of parenting guilt and celebrate the good stuff. We promise, these are your people.  

Room: 002

Contact: Shelah Woodruff

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.

Room: 253

Contact:  Linda Underwood   


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.

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.

Room: Chapel

Contact: John Stover


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.

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.

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

Contact: Turney Berry  


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!  

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.

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

Contact: Jessica Rosenthal:   

                 Mark Rosenthal: 


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

Room: 158

Contact: Bill Stinnett at  


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. 

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

Contact: Sarah Aten   


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. 

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

Contact: Bryan Carter   


The Pathfinders class originated at Broadway Methodist Church, a predecessor of Christ Church, and has continued uninterrupted to the present. Today, the Pathfinders class is for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of God’s Word through detailed study of the Bible, both Old and New Testaments. Our presentations are led by class and church members, as well as other guest speakers. We welcome people of all ages and stages of life and biblical knowledge. Join us on Sunday mornings for study and fellowship.

Contact: Pat Todd 


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.

Room: 156 

Contact: Sandy Bock 


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.

Room: 250 

Contact: Jack Shadle   


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. 

Room: 260

Contact: Janet Yackey