MINISTRIES FOR ADULTS
As Christian adults, we go through many phases throughout our lives including:
finishing up college
developing a career
starting a nurturing family
becoming an “empty-nester”
and all of these events are more joy-filled when we walk together. So come find your place, make some new friends and deepen your faith at Russellville First where no one walks alone.
Questions? Ask by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
9:40 a.m. Sunday
We offer several Adult Sunday School options that each focus on a variety of topics. Each class is made up of individuals who are in various stages of life and at different points in their spiritual journey. For a complete list of our Adult Sunday School classes, CLICK HERE.
PASTORS' BIBLE STUDY
10:00 a.m. Wecnesday
This class focuses on the upcoming lectionary passages and dig into the text for the following Sunday. Join Pastor Tony and Pastor Sarah as they take turns leading the class for live, instant feedback and discussions about the Holy Word. This class is offered in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m.
6:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday
There are several options for adults to participate on Wednesday evenings: Pastor Sarah's B.A.S.H. (Bible And Study Hour), Pastor's Bible Study, Chancel Choir Practice, volunteering to help with Youth and Children, and more!
PRIME TIMERS (FOR AGES 50+)
f you are 50 years or older, you are a part of the Prime Timers community! We have game days, movie nights, and travel to various places across Arkansas and the United States. There are so many opportunities to enjoy life with great people. Come enjoy the fun!
Russellville First has many opportunities available for women. The Women’s Ministry is designed so that every woman has a place to fellowship with other women, deepen their spirituality through Bible study or worship opportunities, sing and pray together, and discover their individual gifts. You are invited to join us in all of the activities at Russellville First!
GOD RENEWING OUR WOMEN
This class is for women to connect with each other and share their journey to faith. Through fellowship and study, this group strengthens the spiritual discovery and growth of each participant. This group focuses on study-based books and meets weekly to encourage and develop friendships with one another. For more information about G.R.O.W., contact the church office.
UNITED WOMEN IN FAITH
At Russellville First, the United Women in Faith (UWF) organization is a vital ministry of teaching, sharing, and advocating for others all over the world. They have small groups (called "Circles") that meet for study and fellowship.
If you would like more information about UMW, contact the church office.
COVENANT DISCIPLESHIP GROUPS
These small groups help Christians to grow in loving God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength and to love their neighbors as themselves. They meet weekly to focus on mutual accountability and support for each other on the path of discipleship. Joining a Covenant Discipleship group will help you draw closer to the Lord and help fulfill your call in Christ’s mission to the world.
YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
This ministry for adults ages 18-25 is designed to connect young people to each other, to the church, and to God. They meet weekly on Monday evenings in addition to times set aside for mission and fellowship.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES for ADULTS
Great for people of all ages who have a passion to learn more about their faith through a small group discussion.
This class started 50 years ago and is still going strong! It’s perfect for older age groups that enjoy roundtable discussions and shared teaching duties.
This class rotates studies of the various books of the Bible, United Methodist principles and DVD based studies of contemporary issues facing Christians, all in an open and lively discussion format.
This is one of largest adult classes and begins with a time of informal fellowship, singing and prayer concerns. With its roundtable discussion and lecture combo, it’s suited for all ages.
The largest of all the classes, this intergenerational class is lecture based with good discussion led by Jerry Burns.
This class is a Bible-based study with a focus on helping women of all ages and stages grow in their faith and deal with the anxieties and pressures of daily life. The goal of our studies is to watch how the joy of the Lord can, and will, change not just our lives but work through us to positively impact the lives of others.
GROWING IN CHRIST
Growing in Christ is comprised of individuals and couples ranging in age from mid-thirties to mid-fifties. The lessons vary between in-depth studies of the books of the Bible as well as topical issues affecting Christians today. The class relies on open discussion and sharing by those present to facilitate a productive study. The class members strive to Grow in Christ together as we learn about our faith, the Bible, and what it means to follow Jesus.
GROWING IN FAITH TOGETHER
Geared toward adults 60 and up, this class discusses a variety of topics based on class interests.
LOST & FOUND
This is a small group of young adults in their 20’s and 30’s, both singles and couples. Studies are usually very discussion-based.