Median Adults

Some of the most important things that happen at church take place in the context of the small Sunday School communities where our lives and our faith intersect. At South Main, there are amazing opportunities to serve and lead during the middle stages of life.

As our lives change, we often face complicated challenges—parenting youth, dealing with aging parents, looking ahead to empty nests, work and career issues, and sometimes health concerns. In the context of these kinds of challenges and opportunities, we begin to live out who we truly are. South Main's adult Sunday School communities are places where we can support one another and grow into who God wants us to be.

Sunday School Communities

Abel

Abel

Location: Chafin Building, Room 115

The Abel community is a group of special needs adults ranging in age from 20s to 70s.

Community Lead(s): Tiffany Turner

Current and Upcoming Topics

Abel Class

Teacher(s): Tiffany Turner

A thoughtful curriculum appropriate to the needs of the community

Location: Chafin Building, Room 115

The Abel community is a group of special needs adults ranging in age from 20s to 70s.

Community Lead(s): Tiffany Turner

Chafin's New Beginnings

Chafin's New Beginnings

Location: Chafin Building, Room 117 / Current Topic: The Book of Romans, Dr. Sam Law

This community, named in memory of former South Main Pastor Ken Chafin, enjoys lessons thoughtfully developed around books of the Bible and spiritual topics, with lively discussion and contributions from community members. 

Community Lead(s): Gaye Hamor, Cliff NIckel, Cami and Bill White

Location: Chafin Building, Room 117 / Current Topic: The Book of Romans, Dr. Sam Law

This community, named in memory of former South Main Pastor Ken Chafin, enjoys lessons thoughtfully developed around books of the Bible and spiritual topics, with lively discussion and contributions from community members. 

Community Lead(s): Gaye Hamor, Cliff NIckel, Cami and Bill White

Compass

Compass

Location: Chafin Building, Room 116 / Current Topic & Teacher: The Parables of Jesus, Phil Wedemeyer

The Compass community is a diverse group of mostly median adults, including an eclectic mix of long-time members of South Main and many new members who are finding a home within our church family. This is a great community for anyone, regardless of life station of marital status.

Community Lead(s): Mike Shirl, Phil Wedemeyer

Current and Upcoming Topics

Topic to be determined

Teacher(s): Tim Van Duivendyk

Topic TBD. 

Location: Chafin Building, Room 116 / Current Topic & Teacher: The Parables of Jesus, Phil Wedemeyer

The Compass community is a diverse group of mostly median adults, including an eclectic mix of long-time members of South Main and many new members who are finding a home within our church family. This is a great community for anyone, regardless of life station of marital status.

Community Lead(s): Mike Shirl, Phil Wedemeyer

Fellowship

Fellowship

Location: Chafin Building, Room 112 / Current Topic & Teacher: The Book of Acts, Hart Brupbacher

The Fellowship community is a close-knit group of South Mainers mostly in their 50s and 60s.

Community Lead(s): Ben watson, Beth Watson

Location: Chafin Building, Room 112 / Current Topic & Teacher: The Book of Acts, Hart Brupbacher

The Fellowship community is a close-knit group of South Mainers mostly in their 50s and 60s.

Community Lead(s): Ben watson, Beth Watson

Fellowship of Young Families

Fellowship of Young Families

Location: Chafin Building, Room 216 / Current Topic & Teacher: Life of Peter, Linda Brupbacher

The Fellowship of Young Families community is just that—younger families with children mainly, though not exclusively, in grade school. 

Community Lead(s): Shannon Dove, Linda Gardner, Spencer Gardner

Location: Chafin Building, Room 216 / Current Topic & Teacher: Life of Peter, Linda Brupbacher

The Fellowship of Young Families community is just that—younger families with children mainly, though not exclusively, in grade school. 

Community Lead(s): Shannon Dove, Linda Gardner, Spencer Gardner

Graceland

Graceland

Location: Chafin Building, Room 217: Current Topic: Daniel; Teacher: Byron Keeling

Graceland community is a warm fellowship of South Mainers mostly in midlife, many with children in high school or college.

Community Lead(s): Mark Chambers

Location: Chafin Building, Room 217: Current Topic: Daniel; Teacher: Byron Keeling

Graceland community is a warm fellowship of South Mainers mostly in midlife, many with children in high school or college.

Community Lead(s): Mark Chambers

IMOT

IMOT

Location: Chafin Building, Room 119 / Current Teacher: Phil Sellers

IMOT ("In Memory Of Thad") is a tight-knit small group of couples in midlife with grown children, who formed a Sunday school community to memorialize a friend and former South Mainer who died of cancer at a young age. The group enjoys discussion-oriented Bible study on a rotating series of topics.

Community Lead(s): Jesse Brown, Cathy Brown

Location: Chafin Building, Room 119 / Current Teacher: Phil Sellers

IMOT ("In Memory Of Thad") is a tight-knit small group of couples in midlife with grown children, who formed a Sunday school community to memorialize a friend and former South Mainer who died of cancer at a young age. The group enjoys discussion-oriented Bible study on a rotating series of topics.

Community Lead(s): Jesse Brown, Cathy Brown

Target

Target

Location: Chafin Bldg, Room 206 /currently meeting in Room 216 / Current Topic & Teacher: Life of Peter, Linda Brupbacher

While open to all, the Target community is tailored for those with children in middle school and high school, and those looking to hit the target that God has set out for them as they navigate life's challenges.

Community Lead(s): Greg Funderburk

Location: Chafin Bldg, Room 206 /currently meeting in Room 216 / Current Topic & Teacher: Life of Peter, Linda Brupbacher

While open to all, the Target community is tailored for those with children in middle school and high school, and those looking to hit the target that God has set out for them as they navigate life's challenges.

Community Lead(s): Greg Funderburk