CLASSES

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.

We are beginning registration for the winter classes which begin mid-January.  Click here for the brochure or click on “Small Group Bible Studies” for information on each of the classes and to register for a class.  For childcare registrations, please click here.


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 118.  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.  Bible study based on different topical book studies.
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.

In January we will offer a class on families for young adults called Future Families.  It will meet on Sundays at 11 a.m. starting January 15th.  To register click here.

 

To join any of these classes or 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 Winter 2017 Bible studies is now open. Descriptions of the classes is given below.  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.

Winter Bible Study groups are starting the week of January 15, 2017.

107A: Ongoing Men’s Discussion Group Join Pastor Kyle on Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. for discussion of the past Sunday’s sermon and the Scripture for the upcoming week. Room 302 in the white building (300) located behind Hammill Hall.

107B:  “So Now What?”

Wednesdays, 10  – 11:30 a.m. starting January 4, ongoing.

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.

123: First Place 4 Health: A New Beginning

Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. starting Wednesday January 18.

Facilitator: Lara Hall

A New Beginning will help you explore 10 key scriptural principles to help you stand strong in your commitment to live the life God is calling you to live—a life of obedience, balance and victory!

This First Place 4 Health Bible study contains 12 weeks of daily studies to help you put Christ in first place, as well as weekly Live It Trackers to document your progress.  Also included are Scripture memory cards, a coordinating Scripture memory music CD, and two complete weeks of menu plans with grocery lists, recipes and detailed nutrition information.  Cost $20.00 for book with CD.

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 “Tune In” by Jen Hatmaker.

147: Tune In – Tuesdays at 7 p.m. starting January 17.  A 5-week study for women. Can’t hear God though the cell phone, the kids, and the endless static of life? Discover over 20 ways God speaks to us, and learn to “tune in” to the power of divine conversation.  Cost:  $11 for the book.

205: What If Jesus Really Meant What He Said?  Conversation with Pastor Shane.  Wednesdays 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. starting January 18. Join Pastor Shane for a series of informal conversations on the joys and challenges of living a Christian lifestyle.  This class will use the book Red Letter Revolution by Shane Claiborne and Tony Campolo.  Purchase your book from your favorite bookstore or Amazon.com and begin reading now before the first gathering on January 18th.

206: FUTURE FAMILY
Sundays at 11 a.m. starting January 15th for 6 weeks.   Facilitators: John and Amy Henson

Family. We all have one. And, we often want our Future Family to be a step up from our families of origin. When it comes to family, what does your preferred future look like? Whether you’re starting a family, raising a family, or wondering if family’s worth the effort, this 6-part study provides direction and hope. No book required.

204A: COVENANT BIBLE STUDY: CREATING THE COVENANT
Wednesdays 6:30 to 8 p.m., starting January 18th or Sundays, 5 to 6:30 p.m. starting January 22nd
(please indicate which day you prefer on the registration form)

The Covenant experience will guide you in a comprehensive, in-depth study of the whole Bible which emphasizes the biblical concept of covenant as a unifying pattern through the books of the Old and New Testaments. This first study, Creating the Covenant, explores how a biblical covenant is created and established and highlights foundational aspects of Christian belief and practice.
Cost: $20 for Creating the Covenant or $50 for complete kit of 3 studies (Creating, Living and Trusting the
Covenant). Optional book of Meditations for $10.

YOUTH BIBLE STUDY: RENEGADE GOSPEL, THE REBEL JESUS
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. starting January 18th for 6 weeks.

Who was Jesus, really? Wasn’t the central figure to the Christian faith a man who denied all preconceived notions about what God should look like? Wouldn’t associating with him have meant joining a rebel movement? Doesn’t it still? Renegade Gospel is a church study that challenges believers to come to terms with the real Jesus—the rebel Jesus. $10 for book (youth edition)

Music appreciation class (beginners) Wednesdays 10 to 11:30 a.m. starting January 18th  Facilitator: Quintessa Harper   A six week small group study for adults, each class will begin with a short devotional, followed by lessons on basic music theory concepts and of course singing (a little) in a light-hearted and fun atmosphere. You will hopefully gain an appreciation for different styles of sacred/ Christian music and gain knowledge of musical notation in a light-hearted and fun atmosphere. No cost.

Music appreciation class (intermediate)  Thursdays 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. starting January 19th  Facilitator: Quintessa Harper   A six week small group follow up study for those interested in learning music theory at an intermediate level. There will be a devotion and some singing at each class. It is preferable that participants will have already attended the Beginner’s Music Appreciation Class.  No cost.

 FOUNDATIONS CLASS FOR NEWCOMERS AND THOSE INTERESTED IN MEMBERSHIP
Sundays at 9:45 a.m. for 5 consecutive weeks, starting January 15. Room 100, Plummer Ed. Center.

If you are new to Harrison Church or considering becoming a member, join us for this 5 week class. You will learn about our church, our beliefs and history, as well as the ministries and discipleship opportunities available at the church. Meet other newcomers, ministry leaders and the pastors. Learn about your spiritual gifts and next steps to getting connected at the church. No cost.

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.


Covenant Bible Study

We are excited to announce a new study that is being offered.  COVENANT is an in-depth Bible study in which people read and discuss the Bible together, learning how to love God – and each other – better.

This 3 eight-week session experience (Creating – Living – Trusting) covers all the books of the Bible as participants move back and forth from the Old Testament to the New Testament.  Covenant Bible Study shows the interconnectedness of Scripture while demonstrating how the covenant relationship between God and people is woven through the entire Bible.

Covenant represents a relationship – a living, breathing conversation.  And we invite you to join in.  Learn more at CovenantBibleStudy.com.

Let us know of your interest in participating in this study in the fall by contacting  Anita King.  Let us know if you prefer a morning or evening class.


Membership

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, January 15th 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.


Faith Community Nurse – Health & Exercise Classes

We are currently offering a Senior Exercise Class on Fridays at 10 a.m. This class is open to everyone in our local community.  No need to register, just come and join us in the Multi Purpose Room of the Plummer Education Center, Building 100.  Questions?  Contact Beth Kendall (see contact information below.)

I am wanting to provide classes for the following topics: Care Giver Support Group. If you are interested in attending please contact Beth Kendall at 980-721-9943 or beth@harrisonchurch.org.