Adult Classes

Welcome to our Fall 2017 Adult Classes. Please review our offerings and select your classes at the bottom of the page. Wednesday classes will begin on August 16; Sunday classes will begin August 20.
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A weekly Bible study that meets continuously throughout most of the year on Monday mornings at 7 a.m. in Room B213 in the Freeman Building. For more information, please contact the Church Office.

 A weekly men’s group that meets continuously throughout the year on Wednesday Mornings at 6 a.m. in Room C112 in the Sanctuary Building. For more information, please contact the Church Office.

Wednesday Night Classes

Each Wednesday Night during the academic year we have a fellowship meal and classes. Some classes are year-long and others are short-term; but all classes give the participant a chance to grow in their faith. 

This 32-week study offers a deeper examination of Genesis, exodus, Luke and Acts, emphasizing the rhythm of coming to God and going for God, approaching all experiences of life as opportunities for faithful witness and service. Wednesday, 6 - 8 p.m. in B213.

This 8-week study approaches the Hebrew Scriptures by inviting participants to hear the story of God and God's calling of the people of Israel through the many "voices" of the biblical text. Narrative, poem, history, and prophetic utterance all have their own distinctive characteristics and purposes, arising out of a particular historical, social and cultural setting. Wednesday, 6 - 7 p.m. in B214.

This 5-week study answers in plain language, "How should United Methodists live?" And provides the people called Methodist with a clear and memorable unifying focus. This study will touch on: loving God, Rejoicing in God, Giving Thanks, Praying Always, and Loving Others. Wednesdays, 6 - 7 p.m. in B210.

In this study we will learn to celebrate more, regret less and stare down our greatest fears. The virtue of joy will be seen as the weaponry we can use to fight life's greatest battles. We will explore how to become a more joy-filled child of God every day. Each session will have a DVD component and discussion. come join us as we consider the Biblical perspectives of joy. Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., CLC 401.

This weekly gathering is for all skill levels from beginner to advanced. This fall the group plans to make hats for school children and babies at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5 p.m. in C401.

 

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. Centering Prayer emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God and as a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Christ. It helps deepen our relationship with the living Christ while it bonds us together in mutual friendship and love. Wednesdays from 10-11:30 a.m. in B214.

 

Participants are given a different writing prompt each week and are encouraged to create detailed and meaningful journal entries by digging deep into their memories to write about the topic.  Those who wish to share their stories with the class are welcome to do so.  These journals can be passed on to heirs or simply used by the author for entertainment and/or introspection.  No writing experience is required and all ages are welcome.  This class is full but anyone who would like to be added to the waiting list can contact Jennie Ivey. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon in B213.

Sunday Night Classes

Ever wanted to take Disciple 1 but didn’t think you had the time?? Then Fast Track is for you!! Have you taken Disciple in the past but would love a re-fresher course? Then Fast Track is for you!! Participants still receive a thorough introduction to the Bible, but in 24 weeks, almost a third less time. DISCIPLE is a disciplined Bible study aimed at nurturing and deepening our spiritual lives. The study gives the Old and New Testaments equal time, emphasizing the wholeness of emphasizing personal Bible reading and study by the participant, and includes dynamic group discussion to aid understanding of the Bible. Classes meet for a total of 24 weeks; each group session lasts 75 minutes. Sundays, 5 – 7 p.m. in B213.

 

"Longing for More" - A 12-week study by Ruth Haley Barton. IN the quiet places of your heart, do you ever yearn for something more? Many Christian women, if we are honest, feel discontented about aspects of our lives. Ruth Haley Barton believes that what lies underneath all our confusion is a longing for freedom - not the freedom to do as we please, but the freedom to discover our full identity in Christ and use our gifts to serve God. Barton's honesty, biblical insight, practical examples and loving encouragement combine to form a powerful, empowering book that will transform the way you live out your identity and purpose in God's kingdom. Sundays, 5 - 6:15 p.m., C111.

Adult Classes Fall 2017
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