Hermitage United Methodist Church is blessed to have over 20 adult Sunday school classes that meet at 9:45 a.m. Read below for classes and descriptions. 

The Unity Class

Room 209, B Campus  |  Ages: 40 – 70  |  Small Class Size

This class is discussion-based and primarily studies the Bible. It is always a spirited but loving discussion that allows the group to grow in understanding God’s Word and growing in our relationship with God and each other.

Bill and Denise Pridemore  |  (615) 579-5125

 

Agape

Room 307, AJ Campus  |  Ages: 40 – 70  |  Class Size: Large

This class seeks fellowship while growing as disciples of Christ using discussion-based methods. Most members are professionals.

Garland Mahan Jr.  |  (615) 847-1874

 

Anti-Can’t

Room 314, AJ Campus  |  Ages: 55 – 70  |  Class Size: Large

“I can do all things through Christ” is the motto of this class. You will find a compassionate and joyful group of people who enjoy Christian fellowship while growing in biblical knowledge and motivation.

Bette Jean O’Nan  |  (615) 754-6204

 

Ballinger

Room 108, B Campus  |  Ages: Over 60  |  Class Size: Large

As HUMC’s longest established class whose greatest resource is prayer, this group strives to be the body of Christ as evidenced by love and concern shown for each other. There is also emphasis on reaching out to others around the world through mission projects. The curriculum used is United Methodist Adult Bible Study.

Rex Gobbell  |  (615) 883-0845

 

Bible

Room 109, B Campus  |  Ages: 50 – 70  |  Class Size: Medium

This Bible-centered class is comprised of couples and singles whose hallmarks are fellowship and outreach programs.  Methods of teaching the life-centered lessons are lecture and discussion.

Jackie Henderson  |  (615) 758-8075

 

Cornerstone

Room 311, AJ Campus  |  Ages: 60 – 75  |  Class Size: Small

A small group with lively Bible-based discussion studies. Ages vary in this fun-loving group.

Mary Parker  |  (615) 391-3921

 

Family Circle

TBA  |  Ages: 50 – 60  |  Class Size: Small

This class has matured since its beginning from a group with young children to a group of mostly empty nesters. Using the Adult Bible Studies as the lesson guide, group discussions and lively interaction follow.

Margaret Elrod  |  (615) 847-8699

 

Foundations

Room 102, B Campus  |  Ages: 20’s – 30’s  |  Class Size: Small

The class consists of married couples who are devoted to building and maintaining foundations of strong marriages and families.  The format is group discussion centered on a prepared lesson. Studies range from using books of the Bible to looking at how Bible teachings relate to marriage relationships.

John Mertz   |   (615) 847-0721

 

Journeys

Room 303, AJ Campus  |  Ages: 30 – 60  |  Class Size: Medium

Varied ages and differing maturity levels of Christians are included in the Journeys group as members learn from each other.  All desire to grow in renewed relationship with Christ by studying and discussing issues of today’s society plus verse-by-verse Bible study. This class is taught by a rotation of class members.

Bob Ramsey  |  (615) 773-7847

 

J.O.Y.

Room 312, AJ Campus  |  Ages: 45+  |  Class Size: Small

J.O.Y. (Jesus.Others.You) uses a facilitator-discussion approach to study the Bible, one book at a time. Several mission and outreach projects are sponsored throughout the year.

Carole Ridiner  |  (615) 347-5502

 

Ladies Bible Study

Room 205, B Campus  |  Ages: 50+  |  Class Size: Small

This breakfast-gathering style class is made up of women who are in all stages of life. The focus is on Bible study and applying God’s Word to everyday living, which leads to supporting a variety of community needs. These ladies enjoy going out to lunch together periodically.

Becky Riney  |  (615) 883-8319

 

Lorance

McKendree Towers  |  Ages: Over 60  |  Class Size: Medium

This class meets at 9:40 a.m. in the second-floor meeting room at McKendree Towers, which is next door to HUMC. This location accommodates those who cannot readily attend their own churches due to physical limitations. Intentionally ecumenical, this group represents various denominations.

Dave Butler  |  (615) 874-8253

 

New Horizons

Room 308, AJ Campus  |  Ages: 50+  |  Class Size: Small

Growing closer to God every day, this group is studying the Bible from Genesis to Revelation and discusses how it relates to daily living.

Leann Terry |  (615) 973-6667

 

New Life

Room 208, B Campus  |  Ages: 30 – 60  |  Class Size: Medium

This inter-generational group studies topics that relate the Bible to everyday situations of life. A variety of study methods is used.

Jack Weber  |  (615) 847-2483

 

Pathfinders

Room 207, B Campus  |  Ages: 20 – 40  |  Class Size: Small

This discussion-based class studies a variety of topics focusing on Scripture with life application. This class appeals to married couples and singles mainly their 20s – 40s.

Janna Ramsey  |   janna.ramsey@gmail.com

 

Shalom Seekers

Room 203, B Campus  |  Ages: 30 – 80  |  Class Size: Small

A multi-generational class focused on understanding and applying biblical concepts to everyday life. Discussion-based, this class is led by various members who act as facilitators. There is a fun-loving, humorous atmosphere for all to share and enjoy.

Ruth McCarver, (615) 481-3558  |  Lisa Dreher, (615) 812-8141

 

Shema

Room 309, B Campus  |  Ages: 30 – 60  |  Class Size: Medium

The Bible is the textbook for this friendly, loving and caring community of Christian believers.  Using the Bible as foundation for weekly discussions, this class is open and inviting.

Steve Horne  |  (615) 758-5045

 

Shepherd’s

Room 310, AJ Campus  |  Ages: 30 – 60  |  Class Size: Small

The Shepherds’ format includes prayer, announcements and lessons studying the Bible, using the Genesis through Revelation series.

Phil or Judy Morrow  |  (615) 754-2903