Theology on Thursday

Theology on Thursday meets each Thursday evening from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Barnabas Center and is a forum for intellectual exploration and discussion of a wide variety of subjects related to faith and religion. No outside preparation is necessary. Come anytime and join what is always a lively discussion! Contact: Gerald Hancock 615-604-9635 gwlwhancock@comcast.net

Small Groups

St. Paul’s small groups are weekly gatherings of 6 to 12 people that meet in parishioners’ homes for fellowship, Bible study and prayer. Each group is led by a volunteer leader / facilitator. New groups begin in September of each year. Contact: Charles Carlisle 615- 415-7326 carlisle@bristoldg.com

Lectionary Bible Study

This group meets year-round on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 am – Noon in the EfM room to study and discuss the Scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday. No advance preparation is necessary. A little biblical history, a little personal story, a little coffee and kind-hearted jesting — you never know what will come up for…

Dream Group

St. Paul’s Dream Group meets the second and fourth Sundays of each month to explore our dreams within a Christian framework in a small group setting. The early Christian tradition considered dreams gifts from God and John Sanford describes seventy instances in the Bible when messages were conveyed through dreams. In our modern age, God…

Faith Leaders

Faith Leaders is a small group that meets weekly for 26 weeks. Using a biblical model of leadership, spiritual practices and a gifts and talent component, members are able to discern their specific lay ministry.  

EfM (Education for Ministry)

EfM is a four-year program in which you’re given an opportunity to study the Old Testament, New Testament, Church History, and Theology.  New groups form each fall and meet weekly during the academic year for study, prayer, and reflection. Through these meetings, group members grow as a community, learn from each other, and most importantly, support…

Wednesday Evenings

“Taste and See” Community, Potluck, and Christian Formation for Children and Adults These Wednesday evenings are centered around a potluck dinner followed by a Christian formation offering. It provides time for us to get together as a community and to talk about issues that truly matter to us. Speak with any of the St. Paul’s…

Sunday Mornings

Classes are offered for adults at 10:00 am on Sunday throughout the program year (September-May) and occasionally during the summer months. All Sunday classes welcome newcomers and drop-ins. Our two main offerings this year are Christian Responsibility in a Changing World which meets in Otey Hall and Bible 101 in Antioch. In all things, we seek…