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

Agape

Agape

Location: Chafin Building, Room 205

The Agape Community is for those in who are single, married but with a spouse not attending SMBC, divorced, or widowed. This group seeks to care for one another as family while studying and growing in God’s Word.

Community Lead(s): Keisha Anderson, Nathan Moeller

Location: Chafin Building, Room 205

The Agape Community is for those in who are single, married but with a spouse not attending SMBC, divorced, or widowed. This group seeks to care for one another as family while studying and growing in God’s Word.

Community Lead(s): Keisha Anderson, Nathan Moeller

Chafin's New Beginnings

Chafin's New Beginnings

Location: Chafin Building, Room 117

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): Phyllis Waggoner

Location: Chafin Building, Room 117

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): Phyllis Waggoner

Compass

Compass

Location: Chafin Building, Room 116

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

Location: Chafin Building, Room 116

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

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

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

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

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 105

Graceland community is a warm fellowship of South Mainers mostly in midlife, many with children in college and young adulthood.

Community Lead(s): Mark Chambers, Jeannie Chambers

Location: Chafin Building, Room 105

Graceland community is a warm fellowship of South Mainers mostly in midlife, many with children in college and young adulthood.

Community Lead(s): Mark Chambers, Jeannie Chambers

IMOT

IMOT

Location: Chafin Building, Room 119

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

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

Lighthouse

Lighthouse

Location: Chafin Bldg, Room 217

While open to all, the Lighthouse community is tailored for those with children in middle school and high school, or young adulthood. You are invited to share life with friends who seek to follow God’s call amidst life’s challenges.

Community Lead(s): Carol Shattuck, Dave Shattuck

Location: Chafin Bldg, Room 217

While open to all, the Lighthouse community is tailored for those with children in middle school and high school, or young adulthood. You are invited to share life with friends who seek to follow God’s call amidst life’s challenges.

Community Lead(s): Carol Shattuck, Dave Shattuck