Growing spiritually is an important part of a Christian’s life and we encourage everyone to be involved in a small group study where they are growing in their knowledge and relationship with God.  There are many opportunities to be a part of a small group study at Harrison Church.

Registration for all fall classes is now open. Click here to download the brochure. To register online click here. We offer childcare for all adult classes.  For childcare registrations, please click here.  Below is a list of the classes being offered this fall.

Class 106: Love Does (Bob Goff)

Tuesday Evenings: 7 to 8:30 p.m.  Beginning  Tuesday, September 12 for 5 weeks. Facilitators: Sally and Bruce Ainslie

In Love Does you will discover the whimsy of New York Times best-selling author Bob Goff through a sometimes humorous, thought-provoking, meaningful lesson that makes faith in God simple and real.  You will discover the paradigm shifts, musings, and stories from one of the world’s most delightfully engaging and winsome people. What fuels his impact? Love. But it’s not the kind of love that stops at thoughts and feelings. Bob’s love takes action, just like Jesus did. Bob believes Love Does. Cost:  $7.00 for study guide, $12 for book (both needed)

Class 201A – Disciple I  Tuesdays 7 to 8:30 p.m. Orientation:  Tuesday, September 5 at 7 p.m. Class starts Tuesday, September 12 Facilitator: Jan Zenner

This version of  Disciple I is for  people seeking comprehensive engagement over time with the entire biblical text. The  group meets for a total of 24 weeks, devoting 12 weeks each to the Old Testament and the New Testament. Participants read a manageable 3-5 chapters of the Bible daily in preparation for the weekly meetings. Cost:  $32 for workbooks

Class 201B: Disciple I (Men’s Group) Thursday mornings 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. Orientation:  Thursday, September 14 at 7 a.m. Class starts Thursday, September 21   “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17   Join this group of men, as they sharpen one another through the study of God’s Word. This version of Disciple I provides a viable option for busy people seeking comprehensive engagement over time with the entire biblical text. The group will meet for a total of 24 weeks, devoting 12 weeks each to the Old Testament and the New Testament. Participants read a manageable 3-5 chapters of the Bible daily in preparation for the weekly meetings, which last approximately 75 minutes.   There will be a break for Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.  Cost:  $32 for workbooks

Sunday School for Young Adults (11 a.m.)  Continue the Journey with Pastor Kyle on Sunday mornings, starting on September 17th.  Each week is  free-standing, so you can attend whenever you are available.

Class 108:  Conversations with Pastor Shane Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.  Class starts Wednesday, September 20.  Join Pastor Shane for  informal conversation and Biblical discussion based on the Apostles Creed.  Resources to be announced during class.

Class 107A:  Men’s Sermon Discussion Group  Monday evenings 6:30—8:00 p.m. Starts Monday, September 18th (ongoing)  Join Pastor Kyle for discussion of the past Sunday’s sermon and the Scripture for the upcoming week.   No cost.

Class 107B:  “So Now What” – Women’s Sermon Discussion Group Wednesdays, 10  – 11:30 a.m., starting  September 13 through November 15. Facilitators: Patsy Sheppard / Anita King  Come and be a part of this women’s group where we will revisit the previous Sunday’s message.  We will discuss the main points of the sermon and how to apply them to our lives. No cost.

Class 123:  First Place 4 Health: Light and Healthy Holidays  Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Starts Wednesday, November 1 Facilitator: Lara Hall  – Light & Healthy Holidays provides staying power during the tempting holiday season and encouragement to reflect on the true reason for the holidays.  This complete resource includes devotions, holiday helps, holiday menus and recipes, and a small group guide. Cost:  $15.00 for book

Class 321:  Enneagram  Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Starts Thursday, September 7 for 9 weeks  Facilitator: Andrea Kirby – Faith and Personality. The Enneagram Personality system is explored through the Christian lens of our God-given gifts as well as behaviors and habits that stand in the way of all our relationship, friends, family, work and casual acquaintances. Harrison member, Andrea Kirby, a certified Enneagram teacher, leads us through online testing to discover our Type as well as in depth discussion of each of Nine Types. The class will also have recommended reading using the book : The Road Back to You, An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery.  If possible, participants are asked to read the first 3 chapters prior to the first class.Co st is $25 per person, $35 per couple.   For more information contact Andrea Kirby,, or 704-905-7877.

Class 221:  GriefShare  Thursday evenings, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Orientation session Thursday, September 7  at 6:30 p.m.  Group runs Thursday,  September 14  to  December 14  Facilitator: Quintessa Harper  Are you grieving the loss of someone close to you?  GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life. We know it hurts, and we want to help.  Find comfort and support at this 13-week GriefShare group.  Cost:  $15.00 for workbook

Class 122:  Grace-Filled Mom’s Group  Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to Noon—Ongoing  This group of mothers meets weekly for Bible study,fellowship and support. Open to new participants at any time.  New study starting in September:  Jen Hatmaker’s “Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life”  Cost of book: $14.00

Foundations Class for newcomers / pre-membership class: Sundays at 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.  Sunday,  October 8 to November 5   If you are new to Harrison Church and looking to connect with others and learn more about our beliefs and ministries, join us for this 5-week class on Sunday mornings.  This is also our  pre-membership class which we ask those interested in membership to attend prior to joining.  Membership Sunday will be on November 19th.  As part of this class you will meet several of our ministry leaders as well as the pastors and staff members.  No cost.

NEW THIS FALL… Fellowship Dinners

Are you connected to other people in the Harrison Church family? Are you looking for new connections?

We are launching a new fellowship opportunity in September.  For 3 Saturdays this fall, we invite you to gather over dinner in a family’s home  for fellowship, to get to know other people in our congregation.  The fellowship time will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  The dates are:

Saturday, September 9th

Saturday, October 14th

Saturday, November 11th

You can register for all the above dates or individual dates, based on your availability.   You will be assigned to a different group for each of the fellowship dinners.

We are also looking for people who are willing to open their homes to host the dinners.  Each dinner will include 6 to 8 people.  The host will provide the venue and coordinate the meal with the people assigned to their group, inviting the participants to bring something for the meal (side dish, salad, dessert, etc.), unless the host decides to provide the meal.  You can select to host as many times as you want.

Childcare will be the responsibility of the participants.

To register to participate in the Fellowship Dinners, click here. You can register to host on the same link.


Sunday School Classes

Sunday School classes have met on Sunday mornings for many years and continue to be an integral part of our church community.  You do not need to register for Sunday School classes – you can just show up!  Here is a list of the classes that meet on Sunday mornings:

Discussion Class 9:45 a.m. Plummer Education Center, room 101.  Class contact:  Ron Horton. Bible study using the United Methodist International Lesson Series.
Truth Seekers 9:45 a.m. Plummer Education Center, room 116.  Class contact: Phil Cloninger & Debbi Cloninger.  During the summer, this class is joining with the McGinn  Class and will be meeting in the Library.
McGinn Class 9:45 a.m. Library (building 200).  Class contact:  Phil Cloninger & Bruce Ainslie.  Bible study for senior adults – using the United Methodist International Lesson Series.

Young Adults

We are currently offering a few options for young adults at Harrison Church:

We have a  group for moms “Grace Filled Moms” that meets weekly on Thursday mornings at 10 a.m.  To register please click here and complete the form. Childcare is available. To register for childcare, click here.

If you are interested in participating in a life group for young adults, click here to complete the form registering your interest.  Life groups are groups of up to 12 adults that meet off campus for fellowship, study and service.  We are going to be starting some new life groups soon.


For more information, please contact Anita King.


Small Group Bible Studies

We offer some Small Group Bible Studies seasonally in the fall, winter and summer.  These Bible studies are usually between 6 and 12 weeks in duration and are offered on campus at different times and days.  They are advertised through the church newsletter, website and bulletin inserts.  We focus on 4 areas:

  • Theology  – knowledge of God and the Bible.
  • Discipleship – how to live out your Christian faith.
  • Piety – how to grow in the application of your faith.
  • Mercy – how to live out your faith through service.

Registration for the Summer 2017 Bible studies is in process. Descriptions of some of the classes is given below –  others will be added in the next few weeks.  To register for the classes, click here.  Childcare is available for all of the classes offered at Harrison Church.  Click here to register for childcare.

225: Date Night – we will offer our summer date night series starting mid-July for 6 weeks on Friday nights at 6:30 p.m.  More details to come soon!

Back to School – Class for pre-teens (rising 4th, 5th and 6th graders) Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. starting on August 9th for 4 weeks.  More details to come!

122: Grace-Filled Mom’s Group Thursdays 10 a.m. to Noon (ongoing).  Join this group of mothers for a Bible study, discussion and fellowship.  Currently studying “Missional Motherhood”.

For information on any of our Small Group Bible Studies, please contact Anita King.

Men’s Groups

We have some great opportunities for the men of Harrison Church to grow together:

Monday night Men’s Bible study class contact: Pastor Kyle McCain.  This group gathers in room 302 of the white building, Building 300 located behind Hammill Hall,  for sermon based discussion and Bible study.
Band of Brothers meets at 7 a.m. on Monday mornings at Big View Diner.  Group contact: Wallace Hutchinson.  Fellowship and Bible study (bring your Bible)
Men’s Breakfast 3rd Sunday of the month in Plummer Education Center, Room 101.  Contact: Kyle McCain. Fellowship, guest speaker and great food!

Life Groups

Life Groups are small groups of people doing life together – they meet either weekly or bi-weekly for fellowship and Bible study.  They care for one another when needs arise and serve together.  Life groups are safe places to ask questions and express doubts about God as you grow in your faith journey.  Life groups can be organized by friendships, geographically, by stage of life or gender.  Questions? Contact Anita King.


We encourage anyone who is interested in membership at Harrison Church to participate in our pre-membership class called Foundations Class.  Our next class will begin on Sunday, October 8th  at 9:45 a.m. in room 100 of the Plummer Education Center, building 100. If you are interested in attending the Foundations Class, click here to register.