Adult Bible Study Opportunities – 2023
Whether you are a member or a guest, all adults are welcome and encouraged to attend or participate in our various Bible Study Groups. Curious about joining or visiting a group? Groups currently meeting (virtually or in person) are listed below with contact info.
To receive Zoom info for a particular class and/or further details, contact the person listed for each class. Additionally, contact Ryan Wilson, Minister of Spiritual Formation & Administration, with any questions or further assistance – firstname.lastname@example.org
Agape – (In-Person) – a group of adults of all ages using the Nurturing Faith study material to facilitate open discussion for study and support of living a Christ-like life. Meeting Sunday mornings at 9:45am. *Room A109.
Contact: Don Dickens – email@example.com
Barnabas (In-Person)– a discussion-based group of median aged adults known for active lifestyles and service to the church and one another. Meeting in person on Sunday mornings at 9:45am. *Room A119/120.
Contact: Christie Hill – firstname.lastname@example.org
Branches (In-Person) – ranging in age from approx. 35-55 and open to all ages, this group currently meets on Sunday mornings and uses the Formations curriculum as a springboard for wide ranging discussions. Meets Sunday mornings at 9:45am. *Room A201. Contact: Bryan Smith email@example.com
Choir Class (In-Person) – a class for those who help lead worship through the choir and music ministry. This class will meet from 9:45- 10:15am each week in the choir room, using the Smyth & Helwys Formations Bible Study curriculum as their guide.
Location: Choir Room (behind the choir loft) Contact: Bryant Moxleyfirstname.lastname@example.org
Explorers (In-Person) – a median-age group (early forties to early sixties) of both couples and singles. We use the Smyth & Helwys Formations Bible Study curriculum as our guide. The class is a combination lecture/group discussion. We also enjoy social gatherings (typically once per quarter) and ministry projects. Currently meet at 9:45AM on Sunday mornings. *Room A110.
Contact: Esther Austin: email@example.com
Foundations (In-Person) – an adult Bible study using discussion-based curriculum to focus on life application of biblical teachings. The class is led by a rotation of three teachers who use multiple resources to generate their lesson plans and varying teaching styles to keep you engaged in the discussion. Led by: Annette Byrne, Tate Bennett, and Mike Tedder. Meeting in-person on Sunday mornings at 9:45am. *Room A215
Contact: Annette Byrne: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace (In-Person) – an adult class that anyone can join, this group looks at scripture through the eyes of multiple generations to help scripture come alive in eye-opening and refreshing ways. Currently meeting on Sunday mornings at 9:45am. *Room A218
Contact: Allen Overton – Allen.R.Overton@lumen.com
Journey (In-Person) – a new adult class led by Ryan Wilson. A class of mixed age adults, primarily in their 30s and 40s, following a lectionary based curriculum for weekly biblical study. A discussion-based class interested in the ways the journeys of scripture intersect with our personal journeys today. Meets on Sunday mornings at 9:45am. *A212
*Beginning September 11th, join the Journey class for an 11-week study, Hearing God.
Contact: Ryan Wilson – email@example.com
Koinonia (In-Person) – a group of adults of various ages, primarily 55 and older, using the Nurturing Faith study material to facilitate open discussion for study and support of living a Christ-like life. Our purpose is Bible study, fellowship, prayer, and support. Meets Sunday mornings at 9:45am. *Room A216.
Contact: Ben Aycock – firstname.lastname@example.org
Paraclete (In-Person) – a group of adults of all ages using the Nurturing Faith study material to facilitate open discussion for study and support of living a Christ-like life. Meeting Sunday mornings at 9:45am. *Room A205.
Contact: Brian Van Voorhis – email@example.com
Theophilus (In-Person) – a group of mixed-age adults, both couples and individuals, gathered for open discussion format to study different attributes of Christian living. Currently meeting on Sunday mornings at 9:45am. *Room A208.
Contact: Jack Hayes – firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Bible Study Options
Women’s Bible Study (In-Person)-The King’s Daughters will begin studying God of Freedom by Jen Wilkin on Wednesday, January 4 at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. “In this study of Exodus 19–40, journey through the story of how God shepherds His newly-liberated children into an understanding of what their freedom means: lives consecrated for service to God and to one another. Revisit familiar scenes of the giving of the Ten Commandments, the idolatrous worship of a golden calf, and of the intricate details of the tabernacle. And with fresh perspective, ask what these stories teach God’s children today about how to live as those set free.”
Women of all ages are invited to participate in this study on each Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 11:00 beginning January 4 and ending May 17. Pre-registration is required. To register or if you have any questions, please contact Sherry Upton at email@example.com or (919) 801- 4388 by December 14. We are offering a Zoom option with a maximum of 10 participants, so please let Sherry know when you register if you would prefer an in-person or a Zoom group. Participants should purchase their study workbooks prior to January 4 and may order from Lifeway.com, Christianbook.com, or Amazon.com. If you would like assistance with the cost of your workbook, please let Sherry know when you contact her to register.