Adult ministries

We are committed to helping each other take intentional steps towards following Jesus by loving God wholeheartedly and loving our neighbors as we love ourselves. As we share life together, we’re better able to experience and extend grace. Our journey of growth as we follow Jesus includes worship, learning, serving and living generously. Classes and groups give many of us opportunities to purposefully learn and find opportunities to serve. In addition to the classes and groups listed below, we also offer short-term studies on Wednesday nights, part of St. Barnabas Midweek. Learn more about Midweek here.


If you have questions or would like help finding out how to connect or where your next step may be, contact Pastor Mike Rodden.

connect groups

This fall we launched a new, small-group initiative that we call Connect Groups. Connect Groups differ from Sunday School and Bible Study through their focus on developing life-giving relationships with a few others and by focusing on living out and growing our faith one day at a time. 


Connect Groups are intentionally-formed groups of 8 people that meet at the church for their first study. We ask that the groups meet for at least the seven-week introductory session, and then no longer than 24 months before switching to a different group. Learn more about Connect Groups here.


All new Connect Groups start with the same eight-week study, Life Together. Our next groups will be forming in February 2018. If you are interested in joining a Connect Group, complete and submit the Connect Group Registration Form online. Questions? Contact Pastor Mike Rodden.

sunday morning

9:30 A.M.


Footsteps - Room E-214/216

Leader: Kim Neill

Footsteps is very relaxed, open-minded class comprised of different ages that includes both singles and married couples. They are a discussion-based group with leader rotations. This means that they have certain class members who are comfortable volunteering to lead. Their lessons usually include a video series like Adam Hamilton, Chip Ingram and Stephen and Alex Kendrick. They enjoy studying different religions from around the world, as well as current events in relation to how they can grow as servants of God in today’s society. The class is a prayerful group. Everyone is welcome to post prayer requests on their prayer board. These requests are prayed over each Sunday and in their hearts throughout the week.


Journey - Barnabas Hall Main Room

Leader: Jon Treadaway

Made up of mostly couples in their late 20‘s to mid 40’s with young children, the Journey class welcomes anyone interested in attending. They share a common journey through life with faith, family and friends to learn about and become more like Christ. They typically alternate between Bible-focused studies and life-lesson-type studies with some being led by a single person and others using different class volunteers each week. They enjoy getting together regularly outside of church and love a good, lively discussion.


Remarkable Grace - Room F-214

Leaders: Gay and Perry Brooks, Gary and Shirley McCoy

This class is for intellectually-challenged adults. They read passages and excerpts from both the Old Testament and New Testament and discuss how they fit into their daily lives.


Seekers - Room F-110/111

Leaders: Ken Humphreys and Tom Duran

This is a group of multi-generational men and women, singles and couples meeting to hear, discover and study God’s Word. The format is class participation with readings, debate and lively discussion of study materials. They utilize the Bible, books and multimedia. They invite all to drop in, stay awhile and join the discussion.


Theophilites - Room F-211/212

Leaders: Judith Cotton and Jeff Holler

This is a multi-generational class of both married couples and singles. It is a lecture and discussion-style class whose mission is to explore the Scriptures and experience the joy, peace and love of Christ. 


Wesleyan - Room F-213

Leader: Jane Childers

This class welcomes adults of all ages who are eager to  understand their faith more fully. The Wesleyan Quadrilateral reflections on Scripture, tradition, experience and reason provide a reading lens for their book and DVD studies. With open hearts and open minds, the Wesleyan Class invites all to join them. 


Women's Bible Study - Room E-211/213

Leader: JoLynn Mills

The Women’s Bible Study provides a supportive community for its members by focusing on study, prayer and fellowship. Bible-based study topics lead to wide-ranging discussion in a comfortable atmosphere. Members support the missions of the church and enjoy monthly social events. The class is open to women of all ages, married or single.



11:00 A.M.


Simply Sunday School - Room E-211/213

Leader: Jodie Windbigler

This class is a fun loving bunch who love to dive deep into the Bible in a variety of ways to help Scripture come alive. They enjoy great community as they study and pray together. 


small groups

SUNDAY


⮞Life Changes - Off Campus

3:00 p.m. the second Sunday of each month

This support group is for women who have experienced difficult changes in their lives . . . death, divorce, disease or any other life-changing event . . . for support and comfort in a safe and secure setting.


MONDAY


⮞Alzheimer Caregiver Support Group - Room F-110-111

6:30-8:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month

This Alzheimer’s Association sponsored support group is for caregivers of persons dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. Participants have the opportunity to share with other caregivers and to learn better ways to cope with long-term caregiving.


TUESDAY


⮞Men's Prayer Breakfast - Barnabas Hall

6:55-8:30 a.m.

This early morning group meets weekly for study, prayer, good fellowship and a light breakfast. It's open to men of all ages; no need to be a member of St. Barnabas to attend.


⮞Ladies Tuesday Book Study- Room E-211/213

10:00-11:30 a.m.

Whether it is a serious study or a fun activity, this group of diverse women enjoys meeting weekly. The group participates in Lenten and Advent studies, as well as often focusing on books of the Bible, themes found in the Bible and even different book studies. Meetings are almost always followed by lunch out.


WEDNESDAY


⮞Men's Coffee Break - Room E-211/213

9:00-10:00 a.m.

Join a group of retired, old fogies for coffee, exercise (bending the elbow, drinking coffee), friendship and spirited discussions solving local, national and world problems.


THURSDAY


⮞David Jeremiah Study - Room E-212

9:30 a.m. to noon

A dedicated pastor, best-selling author and dynamic speaker, Dr. David Jeremiah is one of the most prominent Bible teachers of our day. His national radio program, Turning Point, is broadcast daily on more than 450 stations across the country. His message is real, relevant and encouraging. This group's study starts by listening to Dr. Jeremiah via tape. Discussion follows.


SATURDAY


⮞United Methodist Men - Family Life Center

8:00-9:00 a.m., the first Saturday of the month

All men are welcome for breakfast and community time.


classic adults

Our Classic Adult Ministry for those age 55+ exists is to meet the spiritual, physical, intellectual, and social needs of senior adults through community time, outreach, education and varied activities. Special events are planned throughout the year.


⮞EXERCISE CLASS

Meet each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in Barnabas Hall to get moving and improve your fitness level.


⮞FIRST THURSDAY LUNCH BUNCH

Our Classic Adults meet at Jay Jay Cafe on the first Thursday of each month at noon. They let someone else cook, so they can relax and enjoy the conversation. All are welcome!


⮞HILLTOPPERS GATHERING

Our Classic Adults come together at 11:00 a.m. for a potluck and community time on the third Tuesday of each month in the Family Life Center. They discuss books, current events and just visit with new and old friends alike.