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.  So let’s own our discipleship and join a group!

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.)  The information display in the building lobby will guide you to the specific room.

Will there be childcare?

Yes!  Children may be dropped off to the children’s ministry on the 3rd floor of the main building at 6:15pm.

What is the class schedule?

  • January 8 – Dinner (5:15pm) and classes (6:30pm) begin meeting in the MMC building.
  • February 26 – Ash Wednesday – No classes so we can worship together in the sanctuary at 6:30pm.
  • May 6 – Last day of classes for the semester.

What if I have 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.


Wednesday classes


    Let’s Get Cooking!  

Led by “Mama” Ruth Babbitt

This class will learn the sweet skills of cooking and baking from one of our best!  Along with the good eats, attendees will learn about budgeting, meal preparation and planning while talking about how God can be in the mix.  Class meets in the Fellowship Hall of the main building.



Men’s Group:  The Guy’s Survival Kit!  

Led by Bobby Herbst

New!  Calling all men to join this new class on life skills that all men should have!  Fun and practical skills combine with spiritual truths as various men from our church family take turns sharing their skills.  We’ll learn how to smoke various meats, do home repairs, take care of trees and a variety of other things.  Join the group to learn and join to share!




  40 Verses to Ignite Your Faith 

Led by Mary Ann McKinney

In this powerful study, author and speaker Laurie Short mines the scriptures and guides you through insights and promises from 40 verses we often overlook. Digging in to these “in between” verses, she unearths fresh wisdom, guidance, and encouragement that will help you seek and experience God in new, dynamic ways.  Discussions in this class will center around the video teaching.




  The Gospel of John  

Led by Pastor Bruce Nettleton

Rich symbolism, encounters with Jesus, and graphic storytelling all direct the reader to one conclusion: abundant life is found only by believing in Jesus Christ.



  God’s Ways of Handling Money 

Led by Bob Keith

Class members will learn the ways in which God calls us to be stewards of what we’ve been given.  Beginning with the basics of financial stewardship, the class will move forward with practical discussions to help each class member achieve their own personal goals.

  Creation Care: Every Creature Singing  

Led by Heidi Nystrom

How does our faith speak to issues like climate change and environmental injustice?  Where in our circle of influence is creation struggling?  What can we do about it?  What spiritual practices might help us care for the earth?  Questions like these will be explored during this Bible study on our stewardship of God’s creation.






  1 Corinthians (begins Jan 15) 

Led by Jamie Jordan

What would the Apostle Paul say to our churches today?  Maybe some of the same things he wrote to the Corinthians in Greece in the first century AD!  That church struggled with division, preferences, sexuality, marriage, idolatry…the list goes on!  This class will walk through the letters Paul wrote to the church in Corinth, listening for God’s voice to guide us today.  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!



Join a Wednesday Bible study group this spring!