Adult Bible Study

Our church continues to be a strong testimony to the grace of God. He who began a good work in us will be faithful to complete it until the day of Christ.

Some groups are broken up by departments, who meet as a whole and then split into smaller classes. Other groups do not have a department and meet independently. Below is a listing of all options for adults.

Department: New Covenant

Room 370
Coed, 20s-early 40s, nearly/newlywed, young married with no children or with children from birth into school-age
Directors: David & Becky Clay


College Class
Students in college, or within that age group. Teacher/Contact: Kyle Meadors

Young Professionals
35 and under. Teacher/Contact: Lori Towns

Hebrews 12:1
Young Adult. Teacher/Contact: Jonathan Higdon

Young Married, Watts & Kennon Class
Married couples in their mid-thirties to around fifty. Most are parents of children and youth. Teachers: Patrick & Lydia Watts and James & Katherine Kennon | Curriculum: The Gospel Project (LifeWay)

Young Married, Bryson Class
Teachers: Jim & Carol Bryson and Steve & Gayle Walsh | Curriculum: Selected book of the Bible

Young Married, Stages Class
Teachers: Jason & Katie Shull and Brad & Melanie Dunn | Curriculum: Various 6 – 8 week studies of current topics and Scripture

Nearly/Newly Married Class
Teachers: Gethers & Johnson Single or married within the last few years. 35 and under. 

Department: Cornerstone

Room 360
Coed, 30s-mid 50s, single and married with no children or with children/younger youth
Directors: Scott & Valerie Payne
Co-Directors: Brian & Kelly Smith


The Open Door: A peer-led group of younger members that utilize three rotating teachers providing opportunities for those that love to teach to do so.
Curriculum: Bible Studies for Life (LifeWay)
Teachers: John Galloway; Andy Matthews; John & Grace Wilkinson

The Waggener Class: Using LifeWay’s Explore the Bible series that rotates between books in the Old Testament and the New Testament, this is a question/discussion-style class, intended to make the Bible practical to real life.
Curriculum: Explore the Bible (LifeWay)
Teachers: Rob Waggener, Mark Pickrell

40s & 50s/Stages 2
Curricululm: Explore the Bible (LifeWay)
Teacher: Gary Eaton

Stages II
Parents of school-aged children
Teacher: Tim Hall | Curriculum: Selected book of the Bible

The Quest
The Bride’s Room
Coed, 40+, single
Curriculum: Explore the Bible (LifeWay)
Teacher: Becky Brooks

Department: Crossroads

Room 460
Coed, 60s+, single and married
Directors: Gary & Linda Tullock | Co-Directors: Thom & Debbie Thurman
Missions: Kathy Wilcox | Outreach: Nancy Brock


Curriculum: Smyth & Helwys | Teachers: Chuck Cagle, Rob Sterling, Paul Sims, Jeff Mobley

New Heart
Curriculum: Explore the Bible (LifeWay) | Teacher: Steve Finch

Department: Abundant Life

Room 140
Men/Women, 60s – 70s, single and married, near or in retirement
Directors: Pamela Stockett, Barbara Pedigo | Fellowship: Pat Haskins | Communication: Peggy Newport


Coed A: Teacher: Jesse Pedigo | Curriculum: Explore the Bible (LifeWay)

Coed B: Wayne Ozment, Tom Clark | Curriculum: Varies

Women: Donna Scudder | Curriculum: Explore the Bible (LifeWay)

Men: Gary Gober | Curriculum: Explore the Bible (LifeWay)

Department: Pillars

Room 150, Coed/men/women, 70s-80s, single and married, early retirement
Directors: James & Kelly Porch
Outreach: Glenda Turner | Activity Leader: Marge Leathers | Worship Leaders: Nancy Ryals, Bill Carver, Jerry Brown


Men (Room 151): Teacher: Harold Smith | Curriculum: Selected book of the Bible

Caregiver (Room150D): Teacher: Julia Smith | Curriculum: Foundations (Smith & Helwys)

Heritage (Room 150): Teacher: Dick Waggener | Curriculum: Explore the Bible (LifeWay)


Galatians 3:28
Room 470B
Teacher: Chris O’Rear | Curriculum: Foundations (Smith & Helwys)
A deeper study of the Bible with application to everyday life – Classes are built around the rich discussion that comes from sharing diverse life experiences, education, and backgrounds. Members are encouraged to bring their questions about the weekly scripture as the class works together to answer difficult questions of faith that go beyond traditional answers. The class is committed to practical application of scripture and regularly participates in mission activities inside and outside the congregation.

Room Media Center/Library
Teacher: Jimmy Hester | Curriculum: Bible Studies for Life (LifeWay)
Secretary: Greg Daniels
Biblical guidance for the sandwich generation – As a group of adults often labeled the sandwich generation, members seek biblical guidance to better CONNECT with God, CONNECT with their parents, and CONNECT with their children.

The Chapel, First Floor
A class for ages 40+, married and single, encouraging and edifying one another through Bible study, prayer, service and fellowship
Directors: Ric & Sharon Herrera
Teachers: Wes Turner, Jerry Burden | Curriculum: Explore the Bible (LifeWay)
Inreach/Outreach: Carol Ann Shull

Room 461
A class for women of any age and marital status who want to respond to God’s call for a deeper understanding of His Word and its relevance to daily life. Bible study, prayer, and nurturing relationships with other women make a dynamic combination. Members develop endearing friendships that meet the need for a place to belong, grow, serve, and live the abundant life in Christ.
Curriculum: Explore the Bible (LifeWay)
Teacher: Ruth Kuzur

The Bridge
Fellowship Hall Stage
New beginnings for life transitions – Building bridges with Nashville’s downtown homeless and less fortunate community, members reach out and give hope to the hopeless through the love of Jesus Christ by showing people the reality of Christ through healing hands and open hearts.
Teachers: Robin & Russell Brothers | Curriculum: Selected book of the Bible

Room 340
Bible study that breaks down walls that separate people – Members are encouraged to think more deeply about how the scripture applies to their lives in a practical way. They enjoy reading aloud from the Old and New Testaments in each lesson. Insights are gained from hearing answers to probing questions and challenge members to grow in their understanding of what God expects.
Director: Joan Lehning | Care Group Leader: Pam Joy Fisher
Teacher: Lisa Pruitt | Curriculum: Selected book of the Bible