to encourage spiritual growth.
To help all people know Jesus Christ and grow in His image. “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. Through these He has given us His very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.” 2 Peter 1:3-8
The discipleship of adults is more than an exchange of information – it is a deeply personal, lifelong, spiritual journey of transformation that begins with salvation and continues until Christ returns or we are called home to live with Him. Spiritual growth for adults reflects this truth, transforming us into more faithful disciples of Christ. We are called by the Father, equipped by the Spirit, and sent by the Son to a world in need trusting that we will grow in God’s saving grace as revealed in the humanity and divinity of Jesus Christ.
“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.” -2 Peter 3:18
GROW IN GRACE AND KNOWLEDGE
Coordinators: Robert Walker, Chuck Utterback
Room: LL-115 (downstairs)
The Sticky Faith group started just a year ago and is geared for parents of younger children, but everyone is welcome to be a part of the discussion and fellowship. This group rotates between practical topics of Christian parenting and more direct Bible Study.
Sticky Faith will be studying the Psalms August-October.
Hits of the 50s and 60s
Coordinator: Kelly Lackey
Room: UL-118 (upstairs)
Stemming from a fellowship group by the same name, the Hits of the 50s and 60s Sunday group was originally geared towards a particular age group, but now has members of multiple generations as part of the fellowship. This group typically shares in video-guided Bible Studies and resources.
Hits will be studying the Gospel of John this fall.
Coordinators: Lauren Beaupre, Sally Fienup
Room: Mellor Library (main floor)
Cobblestone began as a fellowship group for younger adults ages 20-40 and expanded to be a weekly Sunday morning group. This group has at times done in depth studies of books of the Bible as well as topical studies, spending much of last spring studying other religions and other Christian denominations.
Paula’s Hearts and Hands
Coordinators: Elaine Cates, Mary Rogers
Room: UL-223 (upstairs)
Paula’s Hearts & Hands combines Bible Study and service to the church. Each week, this group gathers around a table to study Scripture and knit prayer shawls and hats for newborns.
This fall, Hearts & Hands will be studying the Lord’s Prayer and the Sermon on the Mount.
The Book of Acts
Leaders: Jill Crocker, Steve Jackson
Room: Warren Hall
Those early, formative years of the church are all too often overlooked in shaping how we live as the church today. The Book of Acts charts the growth, conflict, and expansion in roughly the first thirty years of the church’s existence beginning as a ragtag group of believers in Jerusalem before reaching the very heart of the Roman Empire. Join this 9-week Bible Study in Warren Hall.
Jesus: The Story of Salvation
Leader: Pastor Jay Howell
Room: UL-212 (upstairs)
Every year, Pastor Jay leads a year-long series of From Scratch classes meant to focus on the foundations of the Christian faith, especially for those who just don’t know where to start with this whole faith thing, or for those wanting to get a fresh start. (Last year was the New Testament from Scratch.)
This year, Pastor Jay will lead an 8-9 week class on each of the three persons of the Trinity and then on the Church, for four classes total. This series will start with God the Son, taking a look at the story of Jesus and what it means for us to worship and follow this man who walked and breathed among us, who suffered and died for us, whom we call Messiah and Lord.
Getting plugged into a smaller group at church, like one of our Sunday groups and classes, is a great way to be more closely connected to the fellowship of our congregation and to grow stronger and closer together as Christ’s disciples. Check out these options to see which class you’ll be going to!
Learn more about our Bible Studies and Programming below:
ADULT EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Robert Walker (Chair), Lauren Beaupre, Myles Beaupre, Scott Hall, Jay Howell, Kelly Lackey, Tracey Smith, Don Willingham