Wednesday classes to GROW in the spring!



Why should I participate in a class?

At First United Methodist Church, we take seriously Jesus’s commission to “make disciples of all nations” as stated in Matthew 28:19.  In fact, our vision statement is “Growing Disciples Who Make a Difference.”  Put simply, our desire is to become more like Jesus.

When and where are these classes?

Most of the classes below will meet on Wednesdays at 6:30pm at First United Methodist Church in the Multi-Ministry Center (MMC) building.  (Other times will be noted below.)  Room numbers soon will be listed below and also, the display in the lobby will direct you to the specific room.

Will there be childcare?

Yes!  Children may be dropped off to the children’s ministry in the main building.

What is the spring class schedule?

  • January 9 – classes begin meeting in the MMC building
  • March 6 – Ash Wednesday service in the sanctuary (no classes)
  • May 1 – last day of classes for the spring semester

What if I have more questions?  How do I sign up?

You can either (1) call the church at 859-623-3580, (2) contact the group leader directly or (3) email the Adult Ministry Coordinator, Jamie Jordan, at.


Our 2019 Spring Wednesday classes


  Parenting Quirky Kids  

Led by Kim Nettleton

Ever worry if you’re parenting well enough?  Or, do you wonder why your kid behaves the way they do?  Or, are you concerned because your kid seems so different from other kids?  Welcome to parenting!  When we think about it, all parents have quirky kids.  They all do wonderful things…and the things that drive parents crazy.  And like adults, they’re all different!  In this class, Kim offers hope and encouragement for the parenting journey.  Join other parents in support of one another as you learn how to shape your quirky kids for God’s glory.  Click here to see the video for this class.  



The Great Commission:

Whose Reputation Is It Anyway?  


Led by Pam Rye

At the end of Matthew’s gospel lies the command all Christians should know:  “Go and make disciples of all nations…”  By asking, “Whose reputation is it anyway?”, the class will explore barriers to fulfilling this command and reasons why we sometimes fail.  Bring your own Bible to this class to learn how to better fulfill the call Jesus has placed on your life.



  The Gospel of John  

Led by Betty Jo Thompson

The author of John’s gospel states its purpose:  “…that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (20:31).  This class continues the study of John from the fall semester (beginning at chapter 11) however new members are welcome!  Class members should bring their Bibles for this chapter-by-chapter study.  Learn and discuss in the hope of growing into the full life Jesus offers his disciples!



The Epic of Eden (continued from the fall)   

Led by Stacy Jordan and Barry Tait

Many of us might be able to recall certain Bible stories we know by heart.  But do we know how those stories fit together?  Do we know the one story of the Bible?  If not, this class is for you!  Taught by Sandra Richter, The Epic of Eden explores the story of God bringing his wayward people into his family.  This is a core Stepping Stones class!



    Bear Fruit

Led by Pastor Bruce Nettleton

Tapping into the tradition of the Wesleyan “class meeting,” this class focuses on daily holy living.  Devotions are given for participants to use daily while classes involve discussing how God has been at work throughout the week.  One of the goals of our church is to help our members find the areas in which they can best serve in the world around them, helping to make it more like the world God wants it to be.  This is a core Stepping Stones class!



  Financial Peace University  

Led by Bob Keith

Participants that engage the teachings of Dave Ramsey in Financial Peace University will learn biblical concepts of stewardship as they make a budget, save money, get out of debt and even give!  This class will encourage you to “Live like no one else now so you can live like no one else later.”  Highly recommended for high schoolers on up!  This class meets from 6:15pm – 7:45pm.



  Men’s Group Bible Study – The Gospel of Mark 

Led by Danny Gribbins

In this 11-part series on the Gospel of Mark, author and speaker Francis Chan invites us to walk with him along the ancient ways of the Master. Tracing the steps of Jesus and the Twelve through Israel, Francis explores the major themes of the Gospel of Mark, and asks: Are we willing to take this journey to embrace discipleship?



  We Plan, God Laughs 

Led by Kathy Vockery

In We Plan, God Laughs, Sherre Hirsch argues that too often our plans are limited to ones we think up at bedtime, or are devised by our parents, or by what looks good on a résumé. Addressing serious spiritual issues, Hirsch takes readers through ten basics steps for formulating a plan that reflects who we are now and who we want to be—a plan that is alive, organic, and in sync with God.  During Lent, this class will read The Way by Adam Hamilton.  Class begins at 6:15pm.



  Walking through Genesis 

Led by Jamie Jordan

From creation, to the fall, to the beginning of God’s plan of redemption, Genesis lays the foundation for the rest of the Bible.  Through assigned reading during the week and class discussions of what was read, participants will understand the structure, themes and meaning of Genesis for our lives.  This class meets at the Wesley Foundation on EKU’s campus on Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.


Unless noted, these classes will meet on Wednesdays at 6:30pm in the First United Methodist Church Multi-Ministry Center building.  Contact the church office (859-623-3580), the class leader or Jamie Jordan ( to reserve your spot!



Wednesday Classes for Spring 2019