A variety of discipleship classes are available for adults during the Sunday school hour (10:00 – 11:00). Listed below is a brief description of each class. For help in finding the class that best fits your interests, just let us know and we’ll be happy to help!
The Fellowship class is one of the longest meeting classes at Beaver Ridge UMC having met now for 40 – 50 years! It is open to any age and delights in studying and discussing the Bible. This class regularly studies and follows the International Sunday school series using a lecture/discussion format. We also enjoy traveling the globe and its history via DVD movies. Fellowship is led by Wally Ratliff and meets in Room 207.
This class is a free form discussion, based on the Bible, trying to relate its lessons to everyday life. Everyone joins in on the topics and leadership roles are rotated. Topics of study vary and include topical issues as well as Biblical studies. It is led by Carol Brenner for our age 50 and up crowd. The Gleaners meet in Room 206, the Library.
Leaders: Launa Pennel and Charlene Asbury. The Goodwill class studies from the Common English Bible and follows the International Sunday school series using a lecture/discussion format. Class members have a sincere love and concern for one another, accept various views, share knowledge, insights and experiences, and support the church with its presence, prayers and gifts. Extra activities for this class include meals and parties, going to plays, sporting events and participating in special projects. The Goodwill class meets in Room 209 of the main building and is a class for all ages.
Meeting in Room 112 of the Education Building, the Good Samaritan class uses the Upper Room devotional as a study guide and rotates leadership roles. They often branch out and discuss contemporary issues and personal concerns in Christian fellowship. They would like to welcome both couples and singles to their class.
LIGHT – (Learning and Interested in God’s Happiness and Teachings)
Juggling life and family is hard. Join this class as they discuss life topics and how the Bible provides direction for even the seemingly mundane aspects of life. This class rotates their leadership and all members who feel comfortable in so doing may lead the class. They’ll soon start a study called “REVIVAL: Faith as Wesley Lived It,” by Adam Hamilton. LIGHT currently meets in Room 111 of the Education building.
Leadership rotates among the Lost Sheep who meet in Room 107 of the Education building. Members of the class are both married and single from the age of mid 20s and up. They will soon start a study called “LOVE DOES,” by Bob Goff. The class participates in several areas of service including baskets for the youth spaghetti supper, backpacks for missions, helping stock the Food Pantry, and sending boxes to members in the military. The class also enjoys socializing with an annual Christmas party, monthly birthday dinners and Sunday lunch outings. Come check us out — we are really not “baaaaaad!”
Meeting in the Lobby of the Family Life Center, the Way is is a discussion based class which uses small group video studies such as Nooma, Andy Stanley, the Liquid Series, and so forth. The class is open to people of all ages from any stage of life. The class supports the prayer pager ministry, prayer support, and also serves as the
“first point of contact” in the Family Life Center during the Sunday school hour. Their numbers have grown over recent years and they would love to have you join them!
Class For Intellectual Disabilities
This class has come together recently and will be deciding soon on a name. Participants of this class meet in the Upstairs of the Family Life Center. This Class For Intellectual Disabilities is led by Mark Graham and Marlene Owens. Students learn through Bible stories, videos, and crafts and are encouraged to share what they want this class to be. If you want a real treat, you are invited to visit and give support to these special adults.