Adult Classes | Sundays at 9:45am

Adult Bible Classes at Harpeth Hills aim to foster a welcoming community committed to the spiritual growth and discipleship of class members through Biblical teaching, life application, and mutual encouragement.

Some classes consist primarily of specific age groups, but all classes are open for anyone at any age or life stage to participate.

For a map of the classrooms, visit

Adult Classes January 5 – March 8 (10 weeks)

Asian (Adults with Thai/Laotian backgrounds)
Room 203 – Teachers: Ernie Clevenger, Sathiane Thonchanthavong, Jim Byers
Topic: Romans
Class Ministry Leaders: Jim Byers and Ernie Clevenger

College Group (Students/College-age adults)
Room 205 – Teacher: Grady Sutton
Class Ministry Leaders: Grady Sutton, Eric and Brooke O’Dell, Ron and Mallory Woods

Praying Them Home (Support group for Concerned Parents)
Room 206 – Teachers: Video discussion series
Topic: Spiritual Warfare in Prayer
Class Ministry Leaders: Morris and Cheryl Reed

International (Graduate students from various global backgrounds)
Room: 208 – Teacher: Graham McKay
Topic: Gospel of Mark
Class Ministry Leaders: Virginia Floyd, Graham and Esheron McKay

SALT (Adults who are single or single again)
Room 209 – Teacher: Paul Reding
Topic: Leaning In With the Gospel of John
Class Ministry Leaders: John and Shirley Bornstein

-Kingdom Seekers (Adults of all ages)
Room 210 – Teachers: Ben Baker and John Harris
Topic: John’s Gospel: Some Thoughts Outside Our Box
Class Ministry Leader: Terry Sawyer

Men’s Intergenerational (Men of all ages)
Room 211 – Teachers: Nick Tenpenny and Ben Powell
Topic: Letters to the Church
Class Ministry Leaders: Ben Powell and Nick Tenpenny

Newlyweds (Engaged couples and Couples in their first years of marriage)
Room 212 – Teacher: Jason Thompson and Dylan Harper
Topic: Starting Point
Class Ministry Leaders: Dylan Harper, Cristen Perry, Andrew and Jade Jordan

Road to Emmaus (Senior adults)
Room 213 – Teacher: David Ackerman
Topic: Ephesians
Class Ministry Leader – Steve Graham

Emerge (Young marrieds/Young families)
Room 214 – Teacher: Bob Brewer
Topic: Forgiving the Hurt You Never Deserved and More
Class Ministry Leaders: Phil and Catherine Groves

Growing in Faith (Adults of All Ages)
Room 215 – Teachers: Bill and Lenn Prady
Topic: Spiritual Rhythms and Stories of Hope
Class Ministry Leaders: Erik and Angela Peterson

10:24 (Adults with young families)
Community Rooms 1&2 – Teacher: John Mason
Topic: Everything I Need to Know I Learned In…A Closer Look at the Parables
Class Ministry Leaders: Ryan and Emily Moss

Intergenerational (Adults of all ages)
Community Rooms 3&4 – Teacher: Stan Smith
Topic: Answering Apathy and Arrogance
Class Ministry Leaders: Stan and Leanne Smith

Women’s Intergenerational (Women of all ages)
Tea Room – Teacher: Sarah Wilson
Topic: The Spirit of Truth: Living a Life Uncovered
Class Ministry Leader: Gail Powell

TwentySomethings (Young Adults)
Library – Teachers: Jason Pagel, Leonard Allen and Joe Ivey
Topic: Alive: A Study of Colossians
Class Ministry Leaders: Chad and Alison Jordan

Family Conversations: Aging Well
Conference Room – Teachers: Various Presenters
Description: Isn’t life so much easier when you have anticipated and planned for the next steps? Family Conversations is a class which can help you and your family learn how to prepare for the aging process so that you will have the information, support, and encouragement you need as we walk through life together.

  • January
    5: Introduction and Spiritual Issues – Ronnie Rummage
    12: Family Systems – Conflict Resolution – Jim Anderson and Jake Morris
    19: Reinventing Family – James Vandiver
    26: Dementia – Robyn Arab, Care Manager
  • February
    2: Legal and Financial Planning – Barbara Moss, Elder Law of Nashville PLC
    9: Caregiving – Robyn Arab
    16: End of Life Issues – Sarah Neller, Texas State University
    23: Documenting Wishes – Kate Payne, Vanderbilt Medical Center
  • March
    1: Issues of Isolation – Kayse Martin, Council on Aging
    8: How To Close Out a Loved One’s Life – Mollie Lacher, Sunny Care Services
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    Harpeth Hills 101

    January 26
    8:30 – 11am in Room 206
    Learn about or core beliefs, our work, and expectations of members.
    Brunch and childcare provided.
    Register at




    Connect Classes for January 15, 22, 29:
    Room 209 – SALT Gathering
    Room 210 – Spiritual Classics – John Bass and Nancy Cornwell
    Room 212 – Movement and Meditation: A Class for Women – Teresa Norris and Tina Fulford
    Room 213 – Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to your Spiritual Health – Jake and Melanie Morris
    Room 214 – The Troubling Problem of Old Testament Violence – Chris Smith
    Room 215 – Praise and Worship – Trey Wrapp

    Devotional at 5:30pm in Room 210.

    Meals at 5:45pm each week for those pre-registered. Donations accepted.



    Ongoing Adult Bible Studies

    9:30am Manna – A Bible Study for Women (more info)
    6:00pm Women in the Word (more info)

    7am Men’s Bible Study & Prayer Group
    6:30pm DivorceCare (more info)

    Class schedules, locations, and topics may vary.
    Contact Julie Reagan for details.

    A building guide is available here.