Adult Christian Education

Christian Education is a lifelong venture that includes struggling with scripture and the stories of our faith that challenge us to be in the right relationship with God and our Community. Now is the time to take the opportunity to become involved in short-term study or a year-long adventure.


At Martin, we are devoted to partnering with people on their faith journey. Some of us began that journey at childhood, while others came to a spiritual journey later in life. There is a need for all adults to find a place where they are encouraged and inspired to continue meeting God.

Sunday Morning Small Group

Please join Debbie & Steve Bryant for BRANCHES, a Sunday morning small group. Want more info?  Contact Debbie
All are welcome regardless of age, martial status, or church experience. We value diversity of life experiences and differing perspectives because we feel there is something to learn from each other. Our desire is to explore our questions and doubts openly through study, prayer, and discussion in a comfortable setting.  We believe this will strengthen us in heart, mind, and body as well as deepen our faith as we bear fruit and become the best BRANCHES we can be. Room C14

Adult Sunday School Classes

Please join us on Sunday mornings in an Adult Sunday school class. Here at Martin you’ll find groups studying a wide variety of topics. There are many classes from which to choose, so visit around until you find the one for you. Classes meet weekly from 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

New Fellowship(Room B1)- A small group of single women who enjoy Bible study and reading Christian books as they seeks to apply Christ's teaching to their daily lives.  Each member serves in one or more ministries of the church. 

The Way (Room B7)- Class members share the teaching in this class known for lively discussion, where frankness and openness are respected and encouraged.  The class actively serves the missions of Martin.  This class is also part of the Reconciling Ministries, and is open and affirming to all persons regardless of gender and/or sexual orientation. 

Apple Corps (Room B8)- The large, established group of couples and singles recognize the value of maintaining and nurturing relationships.  A special emphasis of the class is serving the community.

Good News - (B5) -Members of this well attended class socialize and serve together.  They use the International Sunday School Series or life related topics to start their lively discussions.  Singles and couples.

Genesis (Room C11a)- This diverse group of fun-loving adults has a common goal to share God's love with each other and the community.  Lessons are Bible based, teaching is shared, and the group offers opportunity for thoughtful and interesting discussions.  Monthly socials. 

New Beginnings (Room B9)- Class curriculum helps form a biblical foundation and life instructions for dealing with issues common to marriage and young, growing families. 

Journey (Room C12)- Adults seeking to personally learn about and understand God's Word and plan for their lives.  Class members share the lesson presentations. 

Cornerstone (B4)- Classes are led by a team of members, with curriculum including both Bible study and contemporary authors.  Members serve as teachers for children and youth, and they stay connected through parties, women's gatherings, and men's night out.  Members are both married and single. 

Bible Studies

Rev. Lara Franklin leads a weekly Bible Study every Tuesday Morning at 10 a.m. in Room C11a.  Please bring a friend…the more people we have, the livelier the discussion . Rev. Franklin also leads a Wednesday evening study beginning August 20.

We also have a Men's Bible study which meets Tuesday mornings from 7:30-8:25 a.m. in B7 - The Way Classroom. 

Women's Bible study meets Tuesday nights from 6:00-8:30 p.m. in Room C12.

Check our newsletters for all upcoming studies.

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