New Sunday Living Water Studies

Sunday mornings offer a wonderful opportunity for folks of all ages to spend time in Bible study and discussion through our Living Water classes. Our adult classes offer a wide range of topics from books of the Bible to how to live out your Christian faith each day. Three of our groups are starting new studies.
Life Enrichment, which meets in Room 310, will be studying God Unbound, a book about Paul’s letter to the Galatians, written by Elaine Heath from Duke University. She shows us how Paul’s teachings can help us today to boldly follow the Holy Spirit’s leadership beyond buildings and programs to join what Jesus is doing in the world.
The Seekers meet in Room 311 and are starting Max Lucado’s book, Outlive Your Live. God has a purpose for us all and that purpose is to fulfill God’s mission of active love in the world. Our lives are meant to reflect the redeeming power of God’s love as we feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and visit the lonely. If you are looking for a way to bring more meaning to your life, you won’t want to miss this study.
The Women On the Way (WOW) group, which meets in Room 306, invites the ladies of St. James to join them for their fall book study, A Perfect Mess by Lisa Harper. Through this liberating look at how God adores and transforms imperfect people, Bible teacher Lisa Harper weaves poignant stories of her own personal foibles with a fresh take on selected Psalms to reveal a loving Father who remains your greatest champion even when you don’t feel anywhere close to holy.
The Story Living Water Sunday school class will begin a new study on August 13. We will be reading and discussing Adam Hamilton’s book, Half-Truths. Together we will explore popular sayings that miss the Christian point. These phrases may sound Christian and you may think they are even in the Bible, but they actually distort the truth about Jesus’ teachings and other aspects of Scripture. Join us in Room 21 at 9:55 a.m. on Sunday mornings to discover the difference between our half-truths and Jesus’ Truth.
And introducing a new Sunday Morning Living Water Class for Young Adults
Beginning Sunday, September 10, we will be starting a new Living Water class for adults ages 18-27 (or thereabouts!). This class will meet in Room 307, 9:50-10:45 a.m., and will be led by Taylor and Dustin Dougherty. We plan to begin with a social gathering on 9/10 where we can discuss ideas and hopes for the future of the group.
One possible study we are considering starting with is Financial Peace, by Dave Ramsey. This study offers budgeting advice that will help you better organize your finances today so that your future will be even brighter.
For more information, contact Taylor Dougherty at

New Study – Letters of John

The Story Living Water Class is beginning a new study on the Letters of John beginning Sunday, February 12.
We meet every Sunday morning, 9:55-10:30 a.m. in Room 21. While this class is designed to accommodate choir members who need to practice prior to worship, everyone is welcome. We enjoy a multi-generation perspective from college students on up. Join us any time! For more information, contact Joyce Day at
or 752-6154.

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Living Water

Sunday School Classes for Adults


Let the ‘Living Water’ of Jesus Christ fill you,
change you, and move you
into a deeper relationship with God and others.

The Following classes meet most every Sunday morning at 9:50 am (or there abouts!).  We hope that you can find a place to connect and grow at St. James.



Exploring the Bible

This small group explores different books of the Bible often using video presentations along with discussion.  (This class does not meet during the summer months)

Where:  CLMC, Room 308
Level:    Beginning/Intermediate


New Dawn

Middle-aged to senior ladies, join this group to study the Bible using the Adult Bible Studies series.  Current Study – The Gift of Faith (selections from
the Gospels of Mark and Luke)

Where: Main Building, Parlor
Level:   Intermediate



Men’s Bible Class

Gather with other middle-aged to senior-aged men to study the Bible with the
quarterly Adult Bible Studies series.  Current Study – The Gift of Faith (selections from the Gospels of Mark and Luke)

Where:  Main Building, Conference Room
Level:  Intermediate



New Beginnings

This class offers discussion-based studies that relate the Bible
to the life issues faced by today’s families.
Current Study – Sermon on the Mount

Where:  Main Building, Room 23
Level:  Beginning/Intermediate


Women on the Way (WOW)

This group for women focuses on issues of the heart through studies that will move you along on your journey with God.  They also enjoy fellowship and mission activities outside the classroom.

Where:  CLMC, Room 306
Level:    Beginning


Faith Foundations

This group enjoys topical studies that help you to understand
how Scripture intersects life in the 21st century.

Where:  CLMC, Room 304
Level:  Beginning/Intermediate



Bible Study

If you are looking for an in-depth Bible study, you’ll want to check out this class.  They study different books of the Bible, chapter by chapter, seeking to discover what each passage means and how it can be applied to our lives.  Current Study – Gospel of Luke

Where:  Main Building, Room 22
Level:    Intermediate



Life Enrichment

This group focuses on the development of discipleship and spirituality through the application of Scripture
to our lives.  They enjoy fellowship, prayer, mission, and worship together.  Current Study – Book of Jeremiah

Where: CLMC, Room 310Tennants



Discover how the Christian faith relates to your everyday life—
especially your family life.  Current Study – 1 Timothy

Where:  CLMC, Room 311
Level:  Intermediate



The Story

The Bible is the story of God’s loving interaction with humanity and God’s work of salvation on behalf of all creation.  Learn the story in this easy to understand format.  Current Study – The Gospel of John

Where:  Main Building, Room 21
Level:    Beginning/Intermediate

We are always looking to start new Sunday morning classes for adults at St. James.  If you have an idea for a class and are interested in helping others grow in their faith journeys, contact Joyce Day (contact information below).


For more information about these and other
discipleship opportunities for adults at St. James, contact

Joyce Day
Minister of Adult Discipleship
(252) 752-6154