Sunday School Classes for Adults

We hope that you can find a place to connect with others and grow in your faith through Sunday School classes at St. James UMC.

Sunday School Classes for All Ages


Bible Study class—Revelation, 9 a.m., Room 307 CLICK HERE TO EMAIL AARON SAMPSON


Faith Foundations class—“God’s Power in Jerusalem and Judea,” a study of Acts 1-12, 9 a.m., via Zoom CLICK HERE TO EMAIL ARTIE ROGERS


Growing Together class—”Acts: Catching up with the Spirit,” by Matthew Skinner, 10 a.m., Room 22  CLICK HERE TO EMAIL SPENCER LETCHWORTH 


The Life Enrichment class—”You Are Never Alone,” by Max Lucado, 9:50 a.m., Room 310 and via Zoom  CLICK HERE TO EMAIL JERRY MILLS


The New Dawn class—the group meets in the Parlor for fellowship, sharing, and prayer.  CLICK HERE TO EMAIL IRENE GEROW


Seekers class—10:00 a.m., Room 311. CLICK HERE TO EMAIL LORA JOYNER


The Story class—”Showings,” by Julian of Norwich,  10 a.m., Room 21 and via Zoom  CLICK HERE TO EMAIL JOYCE DAY


The Women on the Way (WOW) class— “You Were Made for this Moment,” by Max Lucado, 10 a.m., Room 306 and via Zoom.  CLICK HERE TO EMAIL AMANDA TILLEY



Middle School meets in the Youth Room.  High School meets in Room 316.  For more information, please email Laura Goldenbaum-Yang at



Classes for children (Pre-K, K-2, 3-5) at 10 a.m.  Meet in the CLMC lobby.  Children’s Sunday School classes meet within our Safe Sanctuary policies with check-in.  For more information, please email Emleigh Hughes at


Bible Study

This class studies different books of the Bible—in depth, chapter by chapter—as members seek to discover what each passage means and how it can be applied.
Level: Intermediate, for men and women of all ages.
Current study:  1 John

Led by Aaron Sampson, with rotating teachers.

This class meets twice monthly– on the first and third Sundays of the month–via Zoom online at 9 a.m. on Sundays.

Faith Followers

The focus of Faith Followers is to learn more about how to be a follower of Christ in our everyday lives and how to use the knowledge we gain from our class instruction and discussion to engage with others and be an example for each other and the community. Here are just a few topics studied over the last few years: Sermon on the Mount, Parenting in Today’s World, The War Room DVD study, The Shack DVD study, How to Be Thankful, How to be a Witness for Christ, The Book of Acts, Jesus and the Crucifixion and Resurrection, the Unafraid DVD study, and Spiritual Gifts.

Level: Beginning/Intermediate, mostly for parents of adolescents.
Current study:

Led by Cam Evans and Jeff Adams, with rotating teachers, the class meets at 10 a.m. in Room 23.

Faith Foundations

The members of Faith Foundations enjoy topical studies that make the Scriptures relevant to life today. The class is discussion-based, which allows members, who have diverse backgrounds, the opportunity to reflect and share their views. The emphasis is on how the verse speaks to you; and how these verses impact our lives, society, and the church. The class is dynamic, accepting and open-minded.

Level: Beginning/Intermediate, for men and women of all ages.
Current study: A book on the Gospel of Luke, New Hope, New Joy.

Led by Artie Rogers, via Zoom online at 9 a.m. on Sundays.

Growing Together

This group is flexible and topical. Members choose studies that help them face the challenges of parenthood and faith development.

Level: Beginning/Intermediate, for parents of young children.
Current Study: “Words of Life: Jesus and the Promise of the Ten Commandments Today,” by Adam Hamilton

Led by Spencer Letchworth with rotating teachers, in person in Room 22 at 10 a.m. on Sundays.

Life Enrichment

This class is willing to tackle the wisdom and experience of daily living under God’s direction. Their yearly studies include in-depth studies of at least one book from the Bible, seasoned with books and small group studies that serve as pathways for living the godly life that God desires for us.

Level: Intermediate, for middle-aged to senior men and women.
Current Study: Max Lucado’s study of the Book of Hebrews, Life Lessons from Hebrews.

Led by Mike Arny, Jerry Mills, and Jim Hix, in person in Room 310 and via Zoom online at 9:50 a.m. on Sundays.

New Dawn

The New Dawn class looks at the Scripture passages preached in the worship service on Sunday morning. They read the Scripture, look at background, other relevant verses, discuss how it might relate to those who lived it and how it might apply today.

Level: Intermediate, for senior women.

Led by Irene Gerow, this class meets in the Parlor.


Seekers is a diversified group in age and life experiences. We support good discussion and different points of view. We love to laugh and share. We welcome all.

Level: Intermediate, for middle-aged men and women.
Current study: When God’s Spirit Moves – The Life Changing Power of the Holy Spirit by Jim Cymbala

Led by Lora Joyner, with rotating teachers, the class meets in Room 311 at 10 a.m. on Sundays.

The Story

This class was created in part to provide a shorter class that would accommodate choir members who want to attend a class, but have to leave by 10:30 am to sing in one of our worship services.

Level: Beginning/ Intermediate
Current study: The Book of Job.

Led by Joyce Day, the class meets in Room 21 and via Zoom online at 10 a.m. on Sundays.

Women on the Way (WOW)

This group for women focuses upon issues of the heart through studies that will move you along on your journey with God. The class incorporates outside fellowship activities that help us grow in our friendships with each other as we grow in Christ!

Level: Beginning, for women of all ages and stages in life.
Current Study: Different class members lead a meditation at the beginning of each class on Sunday. Their current study is The Women of the Bible Speak by Shannon Breem.

This class meets via Zoom and in Room 306 at 10 a.m. on Sundays.

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 the church office at 252-752-6154.

For more information about these and other discipleship opportunities for adults at St. James, contact Lynne Garrison at or Chris Garcia at or 252-752-6154.