Senior Adults

Listening for God’s calling never stops—it continues throughout our lives. At South Main, there’s a place for you to connect, explore, serve, and offer your experience and wisdom within South Main’s senior adult fellowship. Besides Sunday School Communities, Midweek Bible Study, and South Main At Home groups, we enjoy fellowship gatherings on the second, fourth, and fifth Mondays of each month. There is also a fall retreat each year, as well as social gatherings at holiday times.

South Main values the kind of wisdom and grace that accrue as we move through the many stages of life, and there are a wide array of appealing opportunities for those who wish to apply their gifts to ongoing programs, missions, and ministries of the church. To learn more, join us on a Sunday or Wednesday, or contact Greg Funderburk or Lonnie Campbell for more information.

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

Compass

Compass

Location: Chafin Building, Room 116 / Current Topic & Teacher: Separation of Church and State, Claire Hein Blanton

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 / Current Topic & Teacher: Separation of Church and State, Claire Hein Blanton

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: Current Topic and Teacher: Esther; Linda Brupbacher

Fellowship: Current Topic and Teacher: Esther; Linda Brupbacher

Location: Chafin Building, Room 112 / Current Topic & Teacher: Esther, Linda 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: Esther, Linda 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

Koinonia

Koinonia

Location: Loessner Building, Room 208

Koinonia is a community of men and women which uses the Formations Curriculum.

Community Lead(s): George Laing, Charles and Carole Porter, Mary Wade

Current and Upcoming Topics

Formations

Teacher(s): George Laing, Charles and Carole Porter, Mary Wade

The Formations Bible study curriculum was introduced in 1991 when Baptist churches in the newly-formed Cooperative Baptist Fellowship wanted a curriculum to call their own. Formations brings lessons from Baptists around the United States and the world—male and female, urban and rural, young and not-so-young. Formations holds to the Baptist principle that the Spirit can and should speak through each of us. Lessons follow a structured plan that provides a steady, well-balanced diet of scriptural study, in a format that encourages individual reflection and group discussion.

Location: Loessner Building, Room 208

Koinonia is a community of men and women which uses the Formations Curriculum.

Community Lead(s): George Laing, Charles and Carole Porter, Mary Wade

Men's Bible Class

Men's Bible Class

Location: Chafin Building, Room 129

The Men's Bible Class has been a home for discipleship training and community for many of the men of South Main for more than 25 years.

Community Lead(s): Harold Sellers

Location: Chafin Building, Room 129

The Men's Bible Class has been a home for discipleship training and community for many of the men of South Main for more than 25 years.

Community Lead(s): Harold Sellers

Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage

Location: Chafin Building, Room 110; Topic: Separation of Church & State; Teacher: Claire Hein Blanton

The Pilgrimage community is made up mostly of South Mainers in their 60s and 70s.

Community Lead(s): Dave McNiel, Andy Sikes

Location: Chafin Building, Room 110; Topic: Separation of Church & State; Teacher: Claire Hein Blanton

The Pilgrimage community is made up mostly of South Mainers in their 60s and 70s.

Community Lead(s): Dave McNiel, Andy Sikes

Power and Light

Power and Light

Location: Loessner Building, Rooms 206/207/210 / Current Topic & Teacher: Sermon on the Mount, Dave Shattuck

Power and Light is a large missionally-minded community made up of an array of folks mostly in their 50s, 60s, and 70s. 

Community Lead(s): Ann Chaddick, Russ Chaddick, Anna Beth and Vince Smith

Location: Loessner Building, Rooms 206/207/210 / Current Topic & Teacher: Sermon on the Mount, Dave Shattuck

Power and Light is a large missionally-minded community made up of an array of folks mostly in their 50s, 60s, and 70s. 

Community Lead(s): Ann Chaddick, Russ Chaddick, Anna Beth and Vince Smith

Prime Timers

Prime Timers

Location: Chafin Building, Room 105

Prime Timers is a community of senior adults, many of whom are singles, who share not only lessons in discipleship from the Formations Curriculum, but also great food before class each week.

Community Lead(s): Betty Brooks, Lonnie Campbell, Carol Carrier, JoAnn Hopper

Current and Upcoming Topics

Formations

Teacher(s): Betty Brooks, Lonnie Campbell, Carol Carrier, JoAnn Hopper

The Formations Bible study curriculum was introduced in 1991 when Baptist churches in the newly-formed Cooperative Baptist Fellowship wanted a curriculum to call their own. Formations brings lessons from Baptists around the United States and the world—male and female, urban and rural, young and not-so-young. Formations holds to the Baptist principle that the Spirit can and should speak through each of us. Lessons follow a structured plan that provides a steady, well-balanced diet of scriptural study, in a format that encourages individual reflection and group discussion.

Location: Chafin Building, Room 105

Prime Timers is a community of senior adults, many of whom are singles, who share not only lessons in discipleship from the Formations Curriculum, but also great food before class each week.

Community Lead(s): Betty Brooks, Lonnie Campbell, Carol Carrier, JoAnn Hopper

Spirit-Inspired

Spirit-Inspired

Location: Loessner Building, Room 205

The Spirit-Inspired community is a made up of mostly senior adult women, and uses the Formations Curriculum.

Community Lead(s): Bobbye Lott

Current and Upcoming Topics

Formations

Teacher(s): Bobbye Lott

The Formations Bible study curriculum was introduced in 1991 when Baptist churches in the newly-formed Cooperative Baptist Fellowship wanted a curriculum to call their own. Formations brings lessons from Baptists around the United States and the world—male and female, urban and rural, young and not-so-young. Formations holds to the Baptist principle that the Spirit can and should speak through each of us. Lessons follow a structured plan that provides a steady, well-balanced diet of scriptural study, in a format that encourages individual reflection and group discussion.

Location: Loessner Building, Room 205

The Spirit-Inspired community is a made up of mostly senior adult women, and uses the Formations Curriculum.

Community Lead(s): Bobbye Lott

Women's Bible Class

Women's Bible Class

Location: Loessner Building, Room 204

The Women's Bible Class is a community of mostly senior adult women, which uses the Formations Curriculum.

Community Lead(s): Virginia Westmoreland, Betty Sellers

Current and Upcoming Topics

Formations

Teacher(s): Virginia Westmoreland

The Formations Bible study curriculum was introduced in 1991 when Baptist churches in the newly-formed Cooperative Baptist Fellowship wanted a curriculum to call their own. Formations brings lessons from Baptists around the United States and the world—male and female, urban and rural, young and not-so-young. Formations holds to the Baptist principle that the Spirit can and should speak through each of us. Lessons follow a structured plan that provides a steady, well-balanced diet of scriptural study, in a format that encourages individual reflection and group discussion.

Location: Loessner Building, Room 204

The Women's Bible Class is a community of mostly senior adult women, which uses the Formations Curriculum.

Community Lead(s): Virginia Westmoreland, Betty Sellers