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.
Hits of the Ages
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 is 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 is studying the Lord’s Prayer and the Sermon on the Mount.
The Book of Joshua
Warren Hall (main floor)
October 29 – December 17
Teachers: Mark Cooper, Dick Goughnour, Dot Hartzog, Don McCrory
After decades of wandering, the people of Israel finally arrive to the land God had promised them. But how will the people react to no longer being a wandering people? Will Israel, now under the new leadership of a man named Joshua, remain faithful to the God who had delivered them from Egypt and bondage? Explore these questions and more in this biblical study of a pivotal period in Israel’s history.
Knowledge of the Holy
October 29 – December 17
Teachers: Pastor Jay Howell, George Moseley
What does it mean to say “God is good”? What does it mean to say “God is sovereign”? This class is Part Two in a series of classes called “Christian from Scratch” and continues a look at the foundations of the Christian faith. Part One was an overview of the story of Jesus of Nazareth and how a Christian understanding of God begins with Jesus. Through this lens, this class will explore further how we are to understand God, using A. W. Tozer’s classic Knowledge of the Holy.
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