Classes at Harpeth Hills
August 13-October 22
All ages and stages of life are welcome.
Community Room 3&4
A Return to the Prophetic Narrative (Stan Smith)
A return to the prophets of Israel and Judah to view their timeless message. Class format is coffee-infused lecture with a scope from Moses to Malachi and planned excursions into the Jesus Movement.
Living Intentionally (David & Donna Ackerman)
Looking at how Jesus teaches living in deliberate obedience in his Sermon on the Mount.
Christ, the Mystery of God (Kevin Sloan)
“…that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Colossians 2:2). The surpassing greatness of Christ will be examined in a context of how He manifests Himself in our lives, giving us a living blueprint to practically apply having “Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
Going Deeper in Community (Becca Smith)
(Begins September 17)
The Connections Ministry will host three classes open to anyone including guests, new members, or members who have been attending Harpeth Hills for decades. Each class is designed to share specific opportunities and steps to find rich fellowship and deep belonging with others at Harpeth Hills and beyond. The class will meet only on the dates listed below.
Special Focus Classes
All are welcome, but content is geared toward specific age, gender, or stage of life.
Women’s Class, Tea Room
Sabbath Rest: An Invitation (Kimberly McCall)
This study will explore the theme of Sabbath rest that weaves its way through Scripture. With Jesus as Lord of the Sabbath, we will discuss the rest we desperately need and find in Him.
Men’s Class, Library
Lead Like Jesus (Jim Dorris)
This class will explore how to be a servant leader in key areas of your life – your heart, your head, your hands, and your habits.
College Class, Room 205
Songs for Life: A Study of the Psalms (Deron Smith & Stuart Fraser)
Focusing on 1-2 Psalms each week with members of the class participating in both the facilitation and discussion of the biblical text.
Young Professionals, Room 208
The Way of Jesus: A Study of the Gospel of Mark (Hayden Parrish)
We will walk through Mark’s telling of the ministry of Jesus and discover together what it means to follow the suffering Messiah.
Young Couples, Room 210
Rhythms of Grace (Bill & Lenn Prady)
Exploring and experiencing Jesus’s rhythms in relationships through the eyes of Peter chronicled in Mark’s gospel.
Young Families, Community Room 1&2
Discipleship & the Sermon on the Mount (Randy Gott)
The Sermon on the Mount is a guide that helps us move our lives as believers beyond simple transactional performances with Jesus. This sermon is a call to righteousness for us as disciples. Our study will focus on moving beyond living our lives as Jesus-followers using a checklist to the transformation of character that Jesus describes.
Families with Teens, Room 215
Encounters with Jesus (Zach Evans & Raymond Wall)
The people who met Jesus Christ in person faced the same big life questions we face today. Like most of us, the answers handed down to them didn’t seem to work in the real world. But when they met Jesus, things immediately started to change for them. It seems he not only had the answers—he was the answer.
SALT (Single Adults Living Truth), Room 209
Isaiah: Striving Less and Trusting God More (class led)
September 6 – November 8
*no class on October 11
Intergenerational, Room 208
Chiasms, Remez, and Midrash (Eugenia Bush)
The class is open to men and women of all ages.
What are Chiasms? What is Remez teaching? What’s the Midrash? An eclectic look at the New and Old Testament from a Jewish viewpoint.
Haley Blankenship is the class coordinator.
Intergenerational, Room 210
Deuteronomy: Covenant, Constitution, and Instruction (Jeff Hammond)
Deuteronomy is Yahweh’s covenant with Israel, the nation’s constitution, and Moses’s last sermons to his people. In this class, we will consider all three: covenant, constitution and instruction, all to the end that we, the book’s current readers, may “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength” (Deut. 6:5).
Intergenerational, Room 212
Christian Identity and Witness in a Faith Discrediting Culture (Carlus Gupton)
An in-depth look at 1 Peter, with a focus on authentic Christian hope, holiness, and witness in a culture where faith is increasingly marginalized.
Grief Share, Room 214
Facilitated by Ronnie & Paula Rummage
*this class begins August 16 and meets at 6pm
A Grief Share support group is a safe, welcoming place where people understand the difficult emotions of grief. Through this 13-week group, you’ll discover what to expect in the days ahead and what’s “normal” in grief. Since there are no neat, orderly stages of grief, you’ll learn helpful ways of coping with grief, in all its unpredictability and gain solid support each step of the way. For more information and to register, see harpethhills.org/griefshare.
SALT (Single Adults Living Truth), Room 209
Good Boundaries and Goodbyes (Jane Williams)
Using the book by Harold Kushner as a guide, this class will be discussing life’s most difficult question: Why do bad things happen to good people?
College Worship, Room 205
A time of worship for college students facilitated by Hayden Parrish.
Classes for children and youth and a staffed nursery are offered each Sunday and Wednesday.
Check this page for the latest class information.