ADULT STUDY-FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

WEEKLY

Sunday Morning Classes 

  • Connections Class / Facilitator: Shawn Menke
    9:15-10:15 a.m. | Rooms 109 & 110

    Discusses scripture and life application for the pastor’s sermon for the day.

  • "The Bible for Real People" Discussion Group / Facilitator: Ben Williams
    9:15-10:15 a.m. | Room 114 (Next to Office)

    To grow as disciples and friends through study and discussion. Topics vary.

  • Focus Class / Facilitator: James Moore
    9:15-10:15 a.m. | Sanctuary

    This class takes the form of a Bible/book study. Centered around topical discussions and Bible studies usually last 6 weeks at a time.

  • Equipping Class / Facilitator: Brett Melton
    9:15-10:15 a.m. | Room 122

    In-depth Bible study and discussion for Evangelism and God’s Word.

  • Emmaus Reunion Group / Facilitator: Member Led
    9:15-10:15 a.m. | Room TBD


MONDAY EVENING

MEN’S BOOK STUDY

MISSION: To grow as disciples by reading and discussing great books.
WHAT? Men’s book discussion group  (typically 1 chapter per week) 
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? Men of all ages
FREQUENCY? Weekly during the school year (with rare exceptions)
DAY? Monday
TIME? 6:30–7:30 PM @ CCB
TIME COMMITMENT? One hour per week + at-home reading
CONTACT: Keith Elder
E-MAIL: keith.elder@umcna.org
PHONE: 615-496-8115 (cell)

** INITIAL BOOK: Halftime- Bob Buford


WEDNESDAY EVENING

Disciple IV

MISSION: Participants in Disciple IV: Under the Tree of Life will recognize the familiar rhythm and requirements of daily Scripture reading and note-taking in preparation for lively discussion in the weekly group meeting. 
WHAT? The Writings-John-Revelation
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? Adults
FREQUENCY? Weekly for approximately 36 weeks per session (with holiday breaks, etc.)
DAY? Wednesday, Possibly Sunday nights
TIME? 6:30-8:00 PM
TIME COMMITMENT? 1.5 hrs. per week + at-home reading
CHILDCARE PROVIDED? Yes
CONTACT: James & Ali White
E-MAIL: aliwhite@bellsouth.net
PHONE: 205-500-2674

Unshakable Hope

MISSION: Scripture reading, reflection, discussion. 
WHAT? 12 week book/Bible study. 
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? Adults
FREQUENCY? Weekly for approximately 12 weeks per session (with holiday breaks, etc.)
DAY? Wednesday
TIME? 6:30–8:00 PM
TIME COMMITMENT? 1.5 hrs. per week + at-home readings
CHILDCARE PROVIDED? Yes
CONTACT: David & Erin Soreano
E-MAIL: davidsoreano@gmail.com, esoreano@gmail.com
PHONE: 865-773-4559, 865-773-4558

The Traveler’s Gift

MISSION : Providing a powerful and compelling road map through the highways of life. Find out what makes the difference between failure and success. 
WHAT? Six- or seven-week book study from author Andy Andrews. 
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? Adults
FREQUENCY? Weekly for approximately seven weeks per session (with holiday breaks, etc.)
DAY? Wednesday
TIME? 6:30–8:00 PM
TIME COMMITMENT? 1.5 hrs. per week + at-home reading
CHILDCARE PROVIDED? Yes
CONTACT: Gene and Kristi Ingram
E-MAIL: geingram@dhgriffin.com
PHONE: 205-266-3700

FRIDAY MORNING

SOUL SISTERS

MISSION: To provide fellowship and encouragement to women as they navigate today’s world. 
WHAT? A fellowship study group discussing, praying, learning more about the Bible and faith.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? Women of all ages
FREQUENCY? Weekly (with holiday breaks, etc.)
DAY? Friday
TIME? 9:15-10:30 AM
TIME COMMITMENT? 1 hr per week
CHILDCARE PROVIDED? No, but you can bring your child with you.
CONTACT: Johnna Matthews
E-MAIL: jkm205@gmail.com
PHONE: 205-914-8925


MONTHLY

MEN’S MINISTRY

MISSION: To develop men as disciples through study, fellowship, and service.
WHAT? Men’s fellowship/study group
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? Any man ready to grow in Christ and grow great friends
FREQUENCY? Monthly
DAY? Monthly (2nd Sundays)
TIME? 8:00-9:00 AM
TIME COMMITMENT: 1-hour meetings + winter retreat + occasional service projects
CONTACT: Gene Ingram
E-MAIL: geingram@dhgriffin.com
PHONE: 205-266-3700

Women's Ministry

MISSION: To support and encourage women as they seek to follow Christ.
WHAT? A fellowship study group discussing, praying, learning, and serving together
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? Women of all ages
FREQUENCY? Monthly (3rd Mondays)
DAY? Monday
TIME? 7:00–8:30 PM
TIME COMMITMENT? 1.5 hours per month + occasional projects and fellowship
CHILDCARE PROVIDED? If needed
CONTACT: Kristy Ingram
E-MAIL: kcingram15@gmail.com
PHONE: 205-706-1870

SENIOR FELLOWSHIP

MISSION: To provide meaningful fellowship and enrichment opportunities for seniors.
WHAT? We are hoping to launch this program for those members and friends 50-plus who would be interested in meaningful fellowship, learning, and possibly, travel options. Our first meeting will be scheduled after we determine the best time for those interested.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? 50+ is the target group, but all are welcome!
FREQUENCY? Monthly
WHERE? Rotation, church, homes, or dinner/event out
CONTACT? Keith Elder
E-MAIL: keith.elder@umcna.org
PHONE: (cell) 615-496-8115