Adult Ministry


Adult Ministry has many opportunities for fellowship and learning. Throughout the week.. Bible Studies are offered both mornings and evenings. Activities are available at monthly get togethers. Adult Ministry offers opportunities for fellowship with annual men’s and women’s retreats. Watch the bulletin and e-news for current class offerings and upcoming events.

Bible Study is for any adult who seeks to learn more about the Bible and to be empowered in their daily walk as a follower of Christ, to be equipped for ministry and leadership in the church and to expand opportunities for fellowship and spiritual growth. Disciple Bible study will help the participant in developing a daily Bible study habit, growth with fellow participants and a deeper knowledge of the Scriptures.

Disciple Bible Study

Disciple Bible StudyOne of our favorite Adult Ministry class is our Disciple Bible study, an in-depth study that covers 90 percent of the Bible over a period of 34 weeks. Designed for those that have always wanted to read the Bible and discuss with others its meaning in their life.

Participants join in study and discussion of the scripture of the week. Each participant will need to make a commitment to daily preparation, weekly attendance, and full participation in the group study sessions. In weekly meetings, participants will watch a video presentation by a biblical scholar on that week’s subject.

This study is for any adult who seeks to be empowered for ministry and leadership in the church, and who desires to expand opportunities for fellowship and spiritual growth. Participation in Disciple Bible Study results in biblically nourished persons committed to live their lives as disciples. Participants often become good friends. Disciple classes are offered on a rotating basis.

Classes run from August to May. Registration is available in the narthex prior to the classes.

Disciple I

A 34-week study (17 weeks on the Old Testament and 17 weeks on the New Testament), utilizing one theme each week to organize the study and reflect weekly. It is an approach to Bible study that emphasizes disciplined reading of Scripture. Disciple I aims at transformation, not just information.

Disciple II

A 32-week study concentrating on Genesis, Exodus, Luke and Acts. Readings are focused deeply on the specific books of the Bible giving more in depth understanding. With more time for reflection and discussion greater meaning is achieved. Disciple I is a prerequisite for Disciple II.

Disciple III

A 32-week study through the Old Testament prophets and the New Testament letters of Paul. Completion of Disciple 1 is required. Each class will meet weekly for two and one half hours. Daily reading of assigned scriptures and study manual are required in advance of each weekly class session. The cost for the class is to purchase the needed book.

Disciple IV

A 32-week study of that focuses on Old Testament books not in the Torah or the Prophets, the Gospel of John and Revelation. This is the final study in the Disciple series.

First Place for Health

A Christ Centered Weight Loss and Bible Study Group for Men and Women

FirstPlace4health“Come to lose weight. Stay for the Bible Study and Fellowship”

First Place, a Christ-centered weight loss group that meets on Tuesday Nights at 6:30 for 12-weeks. Orientation is offered the first Tuesday for new members. For anyone interested in a Bible study that will meet your  spiritual, emotional, mental and physical needs with weight loss as a bonus, this is the group for you. The initial cost for new members is the cost of the current Bible Study and the cost of the member’s kit which includes: Member’s Guide, First Place 4 Health by Carol Lewis, Simple Ideas for Healthy Living, Food on the Go Pocket Guide, 2-DVD’s “Why Should a Christian Be Physically Fit?” & “Emotions & Eating” and a First Place for Health Tote Bag. The cost for returning members is the cost of the Bible Study.

Men’s Bible Study

Blessed are those who hear the word of God and obey it!

Adult Ministry’s Men’s group meets every Tuesday from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. If you’d like to join us, just show up. Every Tuesday night men gather to study God’s Word from Genesis to Revelation and everything in between.  We read the Bible. Listen for how God speaks to us. Talk about what the scriptures mean to us. And often, discuss how to apply them to our everyday lives.

All men are invited, no previous attendance or involvement is required. Enjoy a good, easy to follow, walk through the Bible and fellowship with 8 to 15 good friends on any given night. With each study, we learn a little more about God and his Word, as He opens us to new insights and viewpoints and God’s Glory.

Men’s Retreat

Welcoming men 21 years and older every spring is the annual Men’s Retreat at Tanglewood Cabins in Helen, Georgia. A great Adult Ministry fellowship event for men to come together – laugh, eat, and pray together.

men's retreat

The men of Christ the Lord and their friends gather for a weekend of fun, fellowship and devotion. We start the gathering with a wonderful homemade meal on Friday night. We spending the evening relaxing and recovering from the week. In the morning we rise to a luscious breakfast on Saturday morning. For a couple of hours, Pastor Mitchell leads a devotion and a time for reflection.

The rest of the day is free for everyone to do as they please. Some tour Helen, others fish, some sleep, a few read, a handful hike, and some wander off and just come back at about 5 p.m. for the traditional waffle ball tournament. A huge meal is served up off the grill and we all munch down. The evening is spent playing games both indoor, outdoors. Sunday morning we awaken to our second wonderful breakfast. We close the weekend with a worship and communion service. Pictures are made, awards are given out, and everyone travels home. For several years, we have worked at getting the right formula for this event and we think we might have found it. You might ask if there is room for you. Our philosophy is that there is always room for one more. Hope you will join us.

Ponderings with the Pastor

Delve into everyday questions from a Theological perspective. Discussion topics are new each week. No preparation required.All are welcome and encouraged to join in. You can drop in any time as there’s no stop or start date and each class brings discussion that will enlighten you. Bring your questions. We meet Thursday around 10 and finish around lunch. The class contains a great group of church members and friends. You will learn something new every week.

Women’s Bible Study

We discuss many topics from the Bible. All women are invited on Tuesdays from 7-8. Contact the church office for more information.

Women’s Retreat

women's retreatWe welcome all women of our church and friends as well. The retreat is annually on the third or fourth weekend in September from Friday evening through Sunday morning. We join together for fellowship and Bible study. It’s a chance to get away with church friends relax and fellowship.                       2017womensRetreatForm

Sunday School Classes

One Adult Sunday School class meets at 9:00 and 10:00 am using a set curriculum to guide our lively discussion and friendly faith support. Classes are offered throughout the year.