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Adult Education

All gathering at Woodlawn UMC have been suspended until further notice.  For up to date announcements about what is happening in our adult ministries and small groups, go to our News page.

Life Long Learners


WOW Diner 5:30pm "Eat as a family, pay what you can."
Evening classes 6pm-7:30pm

Wednesday evenings throughout the school year provide Christian education opportunities for all ages!  Adult classes are listed below-

Click on children and youth pages to find more information on their programming.

Starting January 22

Host and Leader: Pastor Lance Carrithers

This is a 12-week immersion in the New Testament.
Disciple Fast Track, an adaptation of the original, bestselling Disciple Bible Study, provides a viable option for busy people seeking comprehensive engagement over time with the entire biblical text.

To register for this class, sign up in the church office or click HERE to register online.

"Faithful & Inclusive"
Beginning January 8
Hosts and Leaders: Caitlin Ott & Lori Patton Aguilar

Faithful and Inclusive is a six week session study designed to be a safe place for participants to develop their own perspective on the Bible passages related to homosexuality by diving into the biblical text.

To register for this class, sign up in the church office or click HERE to register online.

"Half Truths" by Adam Hamilton
Beginning January 8
Host and Leader: Ginny Hall
They are simple phrases. They sound Christian—like something you might find in the Bible.

  • Everything happens for a reason.
  • God helps those who help themselves.
  • God won’t give you more than you can handle.
  • God said it, I believe it, that settles it.
  • Love the sinner, hate the sin.

We’ve all heard these words. Maybe we’ve said them. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways. Join Adam Hamilton in searching for the whole truth by comparing common Christian clichés to the message and ministry of Jesus.

To register for this class, sign up in the church office or click HERE to register online.

Special Wednesday afternoon class
4:30pm, Youth Center Basement

To register for this class, sign up in the church office or click HERE to register online.


Sunday mornings 9:45-10:45am

The Victory Class: A gathering of seniors for coffee, fellowship, Bible study and shared wisdom. (Don Leighton, Becky Richardson, Frank Newman, Larry Overmiller)

Spiritual Quest: Women ages 40 and up, married or single, are invited to join us to participate in various studies chosen by the group. (Class shares leadership)

Christians Arising To Serve (CATS): Areas of study vary and are chosen by the class members. Most participants are retirees, singles and couples. (Class shares leadership)

Sunday mornings 11:00-noon

The Wired Word: Open to all ages. Each week’s lesson relates current events to scripture to create thought-provoking, stimulating discussions. Meets in the Chapel. 

Sunday afternoons 2pm-5pm


Other Weekly Adult Opportunities

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30pm, Youth Center Basement
This is a church-based exercise program. In each session there is warm-up, stretching, strengthening and cardiovascular exercises followed by more stretching. All ability levels are welcome. There is no floor work and exercise equipment is not needed.

Every other Wednesday, 9am, Parlor
Leader: Sarah Brown
Gather for a time of coffee fellowship and devotion. We will hold our children and youth in prayer and also have work time to help with preparing supplies for the children and youth ministries of Woodlawn.  Please call the church office to verify meeting dates.

Fridays, 6am, Parlor
Hosted by Troy Heckart
All men are invited to attend this weekly video bible study to discover how the Bible is relevant to your everyday experiences

7:45am, Worship Center
On the second Saturday of the month, adult men of all ages are invited to join in food and fellowship.

Many of these classes are walk-in but it is always nice to know who is coming! Register online HERE.

Learn More

For more information about our Adult Educational opportunities, or to connect with our Adult Ministries, please contact Pastor Lori Patton at 316-788-1507 ext. 212 or email