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Adult Grow Ministries

Join a GROW GROUP

Grady WileyGrady Wiley
Director of Modern Worship & Adult Discipleship
828.456.3993 Ext. 301

To sign up for any of our Sunday GROW GROUPS please use the link below.

JOIN A GROW GROUP

Click on GROW GROUPS  within Planning Center and find the class you would like to join. Click on the class you want to join and follow the prompts.

Son Rise | 8:20 am | Room 600

The Son Rise class is our early morning opportunity for spiritual growth, study, and fellowship. We study a variety of biblical topics and have fruitful discussion each week.

Dugan-Lundy | 9:40 am | Room 210

The Dugan-Lundy class is a group of adults that share in study, fellowship, and life together. The class is facilitated by JD Amason.

Tullis | 9:40 am | Room 101 (Fellowship Hall)

The Tullis Class is a group of mature adults who meet in the Fellowship Hall at 9:40 each Sunday morning. We use a Bible-based curriculum, endorsed by the United Methodist Church, that connects the Scriptures to everyday life. Denise Loock and Laura Fisher are our teachers and facilitators.

Current Study: Our Love for God

Our lessons begin with God’s demands for our complete and undivided love as shown in passages from Deuteronomy and Psalms. They proceed with our response to God’s love in the advent of Christ and the Epistles’ interpretations of the nature and extent of our responses to God’s love in Christ. They conclude with passages from three of the Psalms expressing glorification of God.

Friendship | 9:40 am | Room 202

The Friendship Class is a diverse class for the young and young at heart who look to God’s Word as the foundation for facing life.  Topics related to life as a Christian, social wisdom, faith application, and hearing God, are studied and discussed and teachers rotate within the class.  We strive to grow spiritually and to care for and support each other, which also includes fellowship outside of class to celebrate each other’s special events and achievements.  There is a strong support network within the class, through our established prayer chain. For a fun-loving, open-minded Christian experience – come join us!!

JIF (Journey in Faith) | 9:40 am | Room 408

JIF (Journey in Faith) is a multi-generational class.  We are engaged in Scripture-based studies, fellowship, care for one another and for our community.

Koinonia | 9:40 am | Room 600

Welcoming and engaging Christian fellowship with a gregarious group of believers who study God’s truths and support each other in their walk of faith.

Enjoy refreshments and friendly conversations prior to the start of each class. Gain a deeper understanding of Scripture and its purpose for our lives through the teaching and discussions led by our rotating Teaching Team. Participate in outreach through class supported missions. Develop and deepen friendships at class social events. Visit and meet the generous, caring, giving, and loving folks you’ll want to unite with in the Koinonia Class.

Check It Out | 11:00 am | Room 600

Check out the Check It Out class, a lively, active group of local and seasonal residents.  Delectable snacks and fellowship precede spirited discussions about Scripture led by several facilitators.  Come and join us as we celebrate community life throughout the week with additional times of Bible study, ladies’ weekly lunches, volunteer groups and connection to one another.

Spirit Builders | 11:00 am | Room 210

Spirit Builders is an adult class of all ages focusing on strengthening the spiritual development of each individual and as a community in Christ. We are a discussion-type class, allowing individuals to question and comment on the subject matter that touches their needs in spiritual growth. In addition to class time on Sundays, we also have social gatherings to further deepen our relationships. We are a family within the body of Christ at Long’s Chapel.

To sign up for any of our Weekly GROW GROUPS please use the link below.

JOIN A GROW GROUP

Click on GROW GROUPS  within Planning Center and find the class you would like to join. Click on the class you want to join and follow the prompts.

Monday

PSALMS | 10:00 am | Room 210

The Psalms class is a group of women who gather weekly to study a psalm, discuss its meaning,ways we can apply it to our lives.  We gather in a community of support and love with time to uplift one another through prayer. Come one week; come every week. We welcome seasonal residents and vacationing visitors. This class is facilitated by Denise Loock.

The Dead Monastics Society | 3rd Monday 7:00 pm | Room 413

Are you interested in learning deep spiritual practices that are centuries in the making? Anyone at Long’s Chapel from 6th grade through adults are invited to the Dead Monastics Society. Discover what our spiritual mothers and fathers practiced in order to better experience God in fresh new ways. The class is facilitated by Shawn Winburn.

Tuesday

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study | 7:30 am | Room 101 (Fellowship Hall)

All men and guests are welcome to attend this Bible study, prayer, and fellowship. Lessons are led by participants on a rotating basis. The study focuses on the Old and New Testament books of the Bible. The group prepares and serves breakfast at The Open Door the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 am. The class is facilitated by Randy Carlson
and Bill Jarrell.

Tuesday Afternoon Women’s Study | 1:30 pm | Room 600

Women are invited to engage in two empowering studies to begin 2019. Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Schirer and Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver.

  • This fall we will begin with a study on “Joshua – Winning the Worry Battle” by Barb Roose. This will be a combination of video series, workbook and discussion. The second half of the fall term we will be studying John Ortberg’s book, “The Me I Want to Be”. Women of all ages are welcome. Books available on Amazon.

Tuesday Night Men’s Bible Study | 6:00 pm* | Room 210

The class provides an opportunity for men to gather for conversation, fellowship, and Bible study. No Bible knowledge is required, because we learn and Grow together. We beginwith a fellowship meal (bring your own meal), but all men are welcome with or without food. The class is facilitated by Sonny Lescalleet and Jim Matthews.
*Fellowship meal begins at 6:00 pm and study at 6:30 pm.

A New Reformation  | 4th Tuesday 2:30 pm | Room 208/210

As Christians, we hunger to know and live out God’s purposes for our lives. But how do we know for certain that our choices are moving us in the right direction? In this class we will spend time discussing some of the foundational elements of the Christian Church. Join us as we discover what makes Martin Luther’s message revolutionary to us today.   A New Reformation is written by Rob Fuquay. The class is facilitated by Grady Wiley.

Scriptures and S’mores | 6:30 pm | Various Homes | October 9 – November 6

At this informal small group, you are invited to come as you are for this time of conversation and fellowship around a campfire. Throughout the fall, we will spend time asking questions about our faith, the world, and what it means to be a follower of Christ. Whether you are a lifelong Christian or new to church and faith, this is a welcoming place for you. Open to all!

The class is facilitated by Rev. Kayln Wiley and Grady Wiley.

Wednesday

Parenting in the Digital Age | 6:20 pm | Room TBD | September 4 – October 2

This class is all about how we can support our youth and children as parents and adult advocates in the digital age. We will spend time discussing how we can better communicate with young people and how we can show better examples of our faith on a daily basis. If you are a parent, then this class is a must!!

The class is facilitated by Grady Wiley and friends.

Christian Writers Fellowship Group | 3rd Wednesday 10:00 am | Room 208/210

The mission of the Christian Writers Fellowship of Western North Carolina is to encourage people to share their stories in a safe environment, improve their writing skills, and glorify God with the words they write. The class is facilitated by Denise Loock and Laura Greer.

Acts 2:42 Meal | 5:15 pm | Room 101 (Fellowship Hall)

Acts 2:42 Meal
Suggested donation: adults $7, youth $5, children $4, family maximum $18. Please see our website, Chapel Chatter, and Facebook for menu items. You can also pre-order a “Grilled Chicken Salad” in addition to our other menu items; these orders need to be submitted by 10:00 pm the Wednesday before. To order a salad, please contact
 Grady.Wiley@LongsChapel.com

Disciple Fast Track | 6:20 pm | Room TBD | September 25 – November 13

Disciple Fast Track immerses the participant in the Old and New Testaments and provides a viable option for busy people seeking comprehensive engagement over time with the entire biblical text. Participants read a manageable 3-5 chapters of the Bible daily in preparation for the weekly meetings. A brief, illustrated review video enables participants to recall important facts and ideas; lively and engaging video presenters then offer insights into the current week’s session. Participants have the opportunity to determine meaningful ways they can Serve and live out their discipleship commitment.

 The suggested donation for the cost of the book is $15.

Pure in Heart | 6:20 pm | Room 102/105 | Ongoing

Pure in Heart is a discipleship and fellowship opportunity for special needs adults. We engage in developmentally-appropriate crafts, activities, and Scripture lessons.

The class is facilitated by Tracy Fisher.

S.H.A.P.E. | 6:20 pm | Room TBD | October 9 – November 13 

Do you need to get in S.H.A.P.E.? Spend some time with this group as you discover your unique Spiritual gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, and Experiences. This study will help you to unlock your potential, find your spiritual goal, and explore God’s plan for your life.

This class is facilitated by Laura Greer and Grady Wiley

Get My People Going | 6:20 pm | Room TBD | September 4 – October 23

Take a healthy lifestyle challenge with others from our congregation. This invitation encourages you to identify small changes in your life that would help you be healthier. You choose two or three areas you would like to work on. You set your goals and we will journey together. Bring your Bible!

The class is facilitated by Cynthia Warner.

A Very Basic Intro to American Sign Language | 4:00 pm | Room TBD | September 4 – October 9

The class will allow you to begin learning about the following topics: deaf awareness (Why are deaf drivers better than hearing drivers?); the alphabet (Is it actually good for your hand and wrist muscles?); signs you see regularly during the 9:40 am worship experience that will allow you to better understand (Heavenly Father, Hallelujah, God, Salvation, Sin, Jesus, Christ, and Holy Spirit); the dos and don’ts of sign language (What is the difference in the shape of each hand and where is that hand located?). There is no charge for the class. Handouts are provided each week, but it is important to be present in order to understand them.
PS: To say “hello” to The Deaf, just wave with a big smile like you would to a hearing person. The same with “goodbye”. The class is facilitated by Torpy Skinner.

Not Supposed to be This Way | 6:20 pm | Room TBD | September 4 – October 9

In this study, members will discuss the book, “It’s Not Supposed to be This Way: finding unexpected strength when disappointments leave you shattered”. Disappointments are an inevitable part of life. Some take us off guard for a moment, and some shatter us completely. Author Lysa Terkeurst provides encouragement and guidance through fresh biblical insight, personal experience, and honest humor. In this women’s study, we will learn to navigate through disappointment and loss, finding unexpected strength and hope as we learn to trust God on a journey of healing.

The class is facilitated by Martha Brown.

An Introduction to Discipleship Bands | 6:20 pm | Room TBD | September 4 – October 9

This class is an introduction to the structure and purpose of the Wesleyan discipleship band meetings, and the opportunity to consider forming a band with others. The discipleship band is not a traditional small group, another Bible study, a classic accountability group, or a community service group. The band is a group of 3-5 people who read together, pray together, and meet together to become the love of God for one another and the world. This relationship may be what you are looking for. Come join us to see how God can work through relationships with others to change us and those around us!

This class facilitated by Rev. Tim McConnell

Everything You Want to Know About Money | 6:20 pm | Room TBD | September 4 – October 23

You work hard but never seem to have enough money….you want to spend less and save more, but it just isn’t happening…COME AND GET PRACTICAL AND BIBLICAL HELP….learn to deal with the treadmill of consumerism and experience the joy of managing all that God has given us….special video presentations are part of this eight-week class.

The class is facilitated by Tom and Sandy Fogarty.

United Methodist Women’s Training Sessions | 6:20 pm | Room TBD | September 4 – September 18

Each year, training is offered to United Methodist Women groups to further the knowledge of the way we serve the Church.

This year we are happy to host the Missionary Conference of the United Methodist Church in the United States. Guest speakers will be Karen Doyle—Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference; Peggy Winters—Red Bird Mission on Sept. 11; Erlinda Rogers—Alaska Missionary Conference on September 18.

Participants will need to attend all three sessions to earn credit.

 

Thursday

Mom 2 Mom | 6:30 pm | Room 408

Motherhood is a rewarding journey, but it can also be very challenging. Mom to Mom is a group where moms of all ages are welcome to come learn what it means to be a Godly mother, while keeping your sanity in check! Whether you’re an expectant mom looking for guidance, a mom with grandchildren looking to share or gain hope and wisdom, or anywhere in between, Mom to Mom is a safe, supportive and encouraging place to share your struggles and triumphs, and learn more about Godly motherhood.

To sign up for any of our Women’s GROW GROUPS please use the link below.

JOIN A GROW GROUP

Click on GROW GROUPS  within Planning Center and find the class you would like to join. Click on the class you want to join and follow the prompts.

Monday

PSALMS  | 10:00 am | Room 210

The Psalms class is a group of women who gather weekly to study a psalm, discuss its meaning,ways we can apply it to our lives.  We gather in a community of support and love with time to uplift one another through prayer. Come one week; come every week. We welcome seasonal residents and vacationing visitors. This class is facilitated by Denise Loock.

Wednesday

Women 2 Women | 6:30 pm | Room location will be published August 26

Women 2 Women is an opportunity for all ladies of the church to gather for fun, fellowship, study, and fabulous praise and worship. Led by Vickie Staib, we are kicking off our fall time together with a women’s study by Jessica LaGrone—Set Apart: Holy Habits of Prophets and Kings. Your furniture isn’t solid gold nor have you seen a fiery chariot, but you’re not unlike some of the kings and prophets in 1 and 2 Kings. Although they were set apart by God, they didn’t have all the answers. They struggled. They made big-time mistakes. But they grew in their faith through spiritual practices even while carrying out God’s calling on earth. This six-week study examines the holy habits of six kings and prophets who were set apart by their close walk with God. Each week we will study the story of one intriguing character, discuss God’s unique purpose for his life, and learn about his particular spiritual discipline. Then you’ll explore how that timeless spiritual practice can draw you closer to God, helping you fulfill God’s purpose for your life. $10 suggested donation for cost of book.

Thursday

Mom 2 Mom | 6:30 pm | Room 408

Motherhood is a rewarding journey, but it can also be very challenging. Mom to Mom is a group where moms of all ages are welcome to come learn what it means to be a Godly mother, while keeping your sanity in check! Whether you’re an expectant mom looking for guidance, a mom with grandchildren looking to share or gain hope and wisdom, or anywhere in between, Mom to Mom is a safe, supportive and encouraging place to share your struggles and triumphs, and learn more about Godly motherhood.

To sign up for any of our Men’s GROW GROUPS please use the link below.

JOIN A GROW GROUP

Click on GROW GROUPS  within Planning Center and find the class you would like to join. Click on the class you want to join and follow the prompts.

Tuesday

Men’s Morning Bible Study | 7:30 am | Room 101 (Fellowship Hall)

All men and guests are welcome to attend this Bible study, prayer and fellowship. Lessons are led on a rotating basis, working through Old Testament and New Testament books of the Bible or using a selected study guide. The group prepares and serves breakfast at the Open Door the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 am. This group is facilitated by Randy Carlson and Bill Jarrell.

Tuesday Night Men’s Bible Study | 6:00 pm meal; 6:30 pm study | Room 210

Men gather for conversation, fellowship, and Bible study. No Bible knowledge is required. We learn and grow together. We begin with a fellowship meal (bring a sandwich or take-out), but come even if you do not want to eat! This class is facilitated by Sonny Lescalleet and Jim Matthews.

The Walk to Emmaus

The Walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love is revealed to you through other believers. The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with the prayerful discernment and invitation from a sponsor. After one accepts the invitation, he or she completes an application. The Emmaus leaders prayerfully consider each application, and in God’s time the person is invited to participate in a three-day experience of accepting New Testament Christianity as a lifestyle. Following the three-day experience, participants are joined in small groups to support each other in their ongoing walk with Christ.

Interested in the Walk to Emmaus?
The Men’s Fall Walk is September 12 – 15.
The Women’s Fall Walk is November 7 – 10.

Emmaus Alumni Opportunities:
Men: Wednesday mornings at 7:00 am at the Kornerstone Kafe
Women: Wednesday mornings at 8:30 am at the Coffee Cup Café

 

Partner Organizations

F3: Faith, Fellowship, and Fitness

Every Saturday
Parking lot across from Waynesville Middle School | 7:00 am
F3 is an interdenominational opportunity to help men become better mentally, physically and spiritually. Men of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to participate. There is no long-term commitment, catch or cost. F3 is based on five main principles:
1. Free of charge
2. Open to all men
3. Held outdoors…rain or shine
4. Lead in a rotating Q (peer) fashion
5. Ends with a circle of trust

Celebrate Recovery

Every Thursday
Faith Community Church | 7:00 pm
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain, or addiction of any kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life.

The Ultimate Journey

Dates to be announced in August
On The Ultimate Journey, you will discover a path that will take you where you have always wanted to be. God created you for something more and He is ready to lead the way. Come aboard. Your journey to freedom awaits!  Group meetings and times will be determined in late January.

For more information on any of these opportunities, Contact Grady Wiley at Grady.WIley@LongsChapel.com or 828.456.3993 Ext. 301.