The foundation of our Adult Ministry is Sunday School. We have a variety of adult classes that are geared around life circumstances and needs. In addition to this we have a variety of discipleship classes that are offered through the week. Most of these are short-term (6-13 weeks). These classes attempt to meet a specific need or life circumstance. Our on-going classes include WEROC (an addiction recovery class), GriefShare (for people who have experienced a loss), and DivorceCare (for people who are separated or divorced). We also have ongoing men’s and ladies’ Bible studies. A current schedule can be found in our Worship Guide or Newsletter.

Adult Bible Studies/Small Groups
Spring 2017

Sunday Morning Groups

All Sunday morning groups meet from 10:30-11:30 a.m. each Sunday year-round. They may also meet at other times or days for additional group functions or fellowships.

College (Room 122/Prayer Room) SM01
The College class is designed specifically for those who are in college or of college age (post high school through age 24). Our Bible study has a focus on practical life application. Class members are encouraged to participate in monthly fellowships.
Topic: Distorted Images of God: Restoring Our Vision (revealing our distorted thinking about God and pointing us to the truth of who God is)
Leader: Bryan Maxey

Career (Room 212) SM02
The Career class is geared specifically for those who are no longer in college or who have recently entered the world of work (24 and up, not yet married). We are looking to meet the spiritual and relational needs of those who are dealing with career choices, changes, and challenges.
Topic: Bible Studies for Life (Unvarnished Truth, Unstoppable Gospel)
Leader: Mark Elder

Young Adult Couples (Room 209/211) SM03
Our Young Adult Couples class is designed to meet the needs of couples, age 20-35, who are eager to build on their marriage and family relationships, knowing that God must be at the center of their life. Come and visit with us on Sunday mornings.
Topic: Bible Studies for Life (Unvarnished Truth, Unstoppable Gospel)
Leaders: Justin & Alana Rieker

Parents of Teenagers (Room 205/207) SM04
Our newest adult class is designed to help those age 35-50, and especially as the name suggests, those who have teenagers still living at home, to face the challenges of this phase of life and deepen their faith and walk in Christ.
Topic: Bible Studies for Life (Unvarnished Truth, Unstoppable Gospel)
Leader: Cheryl Ballew

Transformers (Single Adult Ministry) (Room 105) SM05
This group of adults, ages 45-60, enjoys a warm and inviting fellowship, prayer & share time, and topical Bible studies geared to helping singles and married couples become “transformed” into the image of Christ (Romans 12:1-2). Whether you are single or married, this class equips you to find your place of service in the Body of Christ.
Topic: Bible Studies for Life (Unvarnished Truth, Unstoppable Gospel)
Leaders: Randy & Linda Dean

Adult 3-D (Room 208/210) SM06
This outgoing class of adults, ages 50-65, loves discussion and applying Bible lessons to real life. Visitors can expect to find a place to belong within this class. This warm and caring fellowship will welcome you right into the group! Members are challenged to make a difference within their “sphere of influence” and to develop the Mind of Christ.
Topic: Bible Studies for Life (Unvarnished Truth, Unstoppable Gospel)
Leader: Bill Hall

Caleb (Room 114/Fellowship Hall) SM07
Caleb’s Class is a diverse group of both couples and singles, generally in the 45-65 age group. This outgoing and energetic class is a place where you will be challenged in your Christian walk and your understanding of God’s word. Visitors can expect to hear scripture read and discussed, the truth of scripture placed into life application, and the Gospel message presented each Sunday.
Topic: Explore the Bible (1 & 2 Peter, Jude)
Leader: Stan Lanier

Journey (Room 201/203) SM08
The Journey Class is a diverse group of adults, age 55-65, who are learning that this world is not our home. We are sojourners and pilgrims on our way to a city whose builder and maker is God. Some of us have journeyed for many years, others have just begun. Come and join the Journey Class as we travel. There is a place for you among us.
Topic: The Book of Genesis
Leader: Harry Dalton

Joy (Room 204/206) SM09
This is a boisterous, friendly, open class where women, age 50-70, can find acceptance, sensitivity, interest, fellowship, understanding, and encouragement. With excellent Bible teachers you will want to be here every Sunday.
Topic: The Gospel of Matthew
Leader: Pauline Roberts

Harmony (Room 110) SM10
Harmony extends an invitation for people ages 70 and up to come join this exciting fellowship! The Harmony class hopes to guide disciples of all ages to grow in spiritual maturity and to equip disciples for personal ministry. With great Bible teaching in class and monthly fellowships outside of class, you can find a place to belong in the Harmony Class!
Topic: Explore the Bible (1 & 2 Peter, Jude)
Leader: Fran Perrin

Keenagers (Room 108) SM11
The Keenagers will give you a warm welcome, and can guarantee a Bible-centered, loving lesson. We go out of our way to make sure visitors and new members, ages 70 and up, are integrated into the class, and we are a Bible-teaching, Bible-believing group! “Newcomers are always welcome!”
Topic: Explore the Bible (1 & 2 Peter, Jude)
Leader: Jeff Moody

Queen Esther (Room107) SM12
We are a group of loving women, ages 75 and up, who love to serve the Lord through giving. In the last year, we were able to give to the Lottie Moon Christmas offering, Annie Armstrong Easter offering and a monthly gift to the SJBA Crisis Closet. We serve each other and our church family through prayer. Members of the Queen Esther Class look to each other for prayer support, encouragement, and friendship… and we would LOVE to add you to our number!
Topic: Explore the Bible (1 & 2 Peter, Jude)
Leader: Lavon Adams

Ambassadors (Room 109/111) SM13
This class is for both Christians and non-Christians. For Christians our aim is to equip you to be a better ambassador for Christ (2 Cor. 5:20) by helping you acquire the knowledge, wisdom, and character needed to represent Jesus to a world increasingly indifferent to Christian truth. For non-Christians our aim is to be ambassadors to you and to help you understand what Christians believe and why we believe it. We will cover a lot of different material and use many different sources as we pursue both aims.
Topic: Tactics
Leader: Arthur Young

Sunday Evening Groups

Masterwork (Room 205/207, 5:00 p.m.) SN01
MasterWork is designed to give adults who are unable to attend Sunday School, or those who just prefer to study with a Bible Study Group in the evening, a chance to fellowship and learn at a more convenient time. This is the perfect class for those who teach Sunday morning classes or who drop off kids for Awana.
Topic: Called to be God’s Leader: Lessons from the Life of Joshua by Henry and Richard Blackaby (6 sessions) Beloved Disciple by Beth Moore (7 sessions)
Leader: Cheryl Ballew
Ongoing Study.

The Gift in You (Room 105, 4:30p.m.) SN03
In this study, Dr. Caroline Leaf uses science and the Bible to reveal the truly wonderful, unique person God created you to be and how you were hardwired to be loved by God. No matter what your have been told, the tests that you may have taken, or what you may believe about yourself-you have a unique gift inside of you that can change the world.
Leader: Marti Macaluso
Ongoing Study

Financial Peace University (Room 201/203, 4:30 p.m.) SN04
Financial Peace University is designed to teach families how to get out of debt, stay out of debt, and build wealth. Video lessons, led by Dave Ramsey, and participation in small group discussions, help change the way you think about money. Dave breaks through the common financial jargon and explains how money really works in a simple, easy-to-understand style. You’ll actually have fun as you learn about saving, budgeting, investing, insurance and more.
Leaders: Gus & Heidi Sawyer

An online class is now available for Financial Peace University.
Click the link below:
(class members need to purchase own materials online)

Discovering Church Membership (Room 212,) SN05
This group is for those who are new to Emmanuel or who would like to know more about how Emmanuel Baptist Church functions, what we believe, and how you can become a member of our church. This group normally meets once per quarter (four times per year) on Sunday afternoon (after Sunday School) at 11:30. The next meeting is scheduled for Sunday, Septebmer 28th.
Leader: Pastor Steve Ballew

Discovering Spiritual Maturity (Room 212) SN06
This group is a follow-up group to Discovering Church Membership and focuses on the four basic habits every Christian needs to develop in order to grow to spiritual maturity. It may be scheduled on Sunday nights or Wednesday nights and is also offered quarterly. Contact the church office for dates and location.
Leader: Jeff Moody

Discovering My Ministry (Room 212) SN07
This group is a follow-up group to Discovering Spiritual Maturity and focuses on five personal factors that God has used to shape you for His ministry. It may meet Sunday nights or Wednesday nights and is also offered quarterly. Contact the church office for dates and locations.
Leader: Randy Dean

Discovering My Mission SN08
This group is designed as a more practical, hands-on experience for those who are training for or participating in an mission project, or who would like to know more about how they can be involved in an upcoming mission endeavor. Contact the church office for dates and locations or mission project information.
Leader: various

Monday Evening Groups

DivorceCare MN01
DivorceCare meets to help you face pain, stress, confusion, and feelings of isolation due to divorce and to help you move toward rebuilding your life. Each session includes a video seminar with real-life case studies and a support group to discuss what was presented and what is going on in group member’s lives. This group meets on Monday nights at the home of Randy & Linda Dean.
Leaders: Randy & Linda Dean

Wednesday Morning Groups

Men’s Breakfast WM01
Join us each Wednesday morning at 5:30 a.m. at TJ’s Downtown Diner (119 E. Main St.), for a time of breakfast and fellowship.
Leaders: Bryan Maxey, Ross Rogers
Ongoing Study

Wednesday Evening Groups

One in a Million (Room 201/203, 6:00 p.m.) WN01
In this 7-session Bible study by Priscilla Shirer, “One in a Million” provides a personal study experience that encourages participants to fully engage in the abundant life God has waiting for those who will allow Him to take the lead in daily living. One in a Million encourages the opportunity to experience deliverance from strongholds, to conquer wilderness living, and to claim your God-given inheritance.
Leaders: Cindy & Jeanette Little
Study book: $12

Judgement Seat of Christ (Room 110, 5:30 p.m.) WN02
Leader: Mike Tabet

MAWEROC (Room 107, 6:00 p.m.) WN03
Men And Women Earnestly Relying On Christ is a year-round ministry that seeks to provide support to those who have found the need to begin life with a fresh start by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through the recovery process. This group is designed to encourage and help you celebrate the recovery process God has started in your life.
Leaders: Heidi Sawyer, Lavon Adams
Ongoing Study

The Bait of Satan (Room 212, 6:00 p.m.) WN04
The Bait of Satan shows you how to escape the victim mentality by exposing one of the most deceptive snares Satan uses to get believers out of the will of God—“offense”.
Leader: Jeff Moody

The Insanity of Obedience: Walking With Jesus In Tough Places
(Room 209/211, 6:00 p.m.) WN05
The Insanity of Obedience is an invitation to open your heart, mind and eyes to the realities of walking with Jesus in difficult places, to see what it means to be a true follower of Jesus, not just someone who believes truths, to discover answers to key missiological and theological questions about living sacrificially for the cause of Christ, and to observe how Christians all over the world are not only surviving, but thriving in the midst of persecution.
Leader: Pastor Steve Ballew

Explicit Gospel (Room 214, 7:00 p.m.) WN06
All College-age students are invited to this 6-session study in which Matt Chandler defines what the gospel is and what it is not. This study includes the specifics of the gospel as well as its fullness, clearly outlining its implications to both church members and to those we are trying to reach.
Leader: Stephen Soto
Ongoing Study

Thursday Morning Groups

Breakfast Club (1st & 3rd Thursdays, Annex, 9:00 a.m.) RM01
All ladies are invited to join us on the first and third Thursdays of each month for breakfast, fellowship and bible study designed to encourage and strengthen your walk with Christ. Childcare is provided.
Leader: Jen Staley & Linda Dean

Friday Morning Groups

Men’s Breakfast (T.J.’s Diner on Main St.) FM02
Join us each Friday morning at 6:00 a.m. at TJ’s Downtown Diner (119 E. Main St.), for a time of fellowship and encouraging devotion.
Leader: Abe Barela

Childcare and Children’s/Youth Activities

There are almost always Nursery, Preschool, Children, and Student activities scheduled on Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and Wednesday evening during regularly-scheduled adult group times. There may also be childcare, preschool, children, or youth activities available during other adult group times. Contact the church office or group leader to see if activities for your Youth and children are available during the time your group meets.

Bible Study Groups

SM01 College
SM02 Career
SM03 Young Adult Couples
SM04 Parents of Teenagers
SM05 Transformers
SM06 Adult 3-D
SM07 Caleb
SM08 Journey
SM09 Joy
SM10 Harmony
SM11 Keenagers
SM12 Queen Esther
SN01 MasterWork
WN02 Judgement Seat of Christ

Recovery & Support Groups

MN01 DivorceCare
WN04 The Bait of Satan

Men’s Groups

WM01 Men’s Breakfast (Wednesday)
FM01 Men’s Breakfast (Friday)

Ladies’ Groups

SN03 The Gift In You
WN01 One In A Million
RM01 Breakfast Club

Discovery Groups

SN05 Discovering Church Membership
SN06 Discovering Spiritual Maturity
SN07 Discovering My Ministry
SN08 Discovering My Mission

Discipleship Groups

SM13 Tactics
SN04 Financial Peace University
WN05 The Insanity of Obedience: Walking With Jesus in Tough Places
WN06 College Bible Study

To register for any of these classes, please click the link below to fill out the form
and submit it to the church office.


Jeff Moody, Minister of Education
Phone: 505-327-4771



9:00 AM Worship Service

10:30 AM Sunday School Classes for all ages

6:00 PM Evening Worship Service