Adult Ministries

These groups are intentional in the way they live out community principles as demonstrated in the early church. (John 17:20-23; Acts 2:42-47 and the ‘one another’ passages of the NT). It is through relationships that are built in these Sunday morning communities that shepherding care and real biblical community takes place.

 

As the name implies our communities are specifically designed to minister to the needs of adults. The groups are much different than the traditional Sunday School Class but yet embrace the traditional elements of strong teaching and connectedness to the larger church. Many of our classes are made up by life cycle but yet we do offer several cross-generational options. Several of our Adult Communities offer a place of deeper connection in the form of either care groups or weekly small groups that meet during the Wednesday evening Life Training Electives.


It is our belief that every member needs to be cared for as well as being involved in caring for others. The Sunday morning Adult Communities allow the big church to have the smaller and intimate experience that adults need. We strongly believe that every member needs to be a part of one of our Adult Communities. Our goal in the adult community is to foster scriptural community and engagement in the discipleship process as we seek to live and proclaim the teachings of Jesus.

 

8:00 AM Discipleship Communities

Amazing Grace
Robert & Bessie Grayson
Teaching Coordinator
Germany, W127
Senior Adults, Ages 65+
Topic: Hebrews

We walk through Scripture, reinforcing our faith and trust in God as He prepares us for the storms of life and allows us to grow in faith, resulting in a closer walk with our Savior. We are refreshed and encouraged as we realize the “amazing grace” that works in us, individually and collectively, exhibiting to the lost and the saved God’s amazing work of Grace in our lives. Amazing Grace is a message to all ages that grace is not limited by our ability but it is freely given by God to all that believe.

   

New Life #2
Ernie & Bonnie Lynn
Teaching Coordinator
Greece, W126
Senior Adults
Topic: Chronological Study of the Bible

The New Life class is about Bible Study and fellowship. The Bible is studied for the purpose of learning how to live biblically in an ungodly society. The class is conducted on an interactive basis, with the purpose being mutual encouragement and involvement. A variety of activities provide opportunities to get better acquainted and encourage one another to grow in the Lord and His love.
   

Sonrise
Chuck & Caroline Prosper
Teaching Coordinator
Romania, W125
Cross-generational
Topic: New Beginnings- Genesis

This class will take one book of the Bible at a time and make application for daily living. Questions will be asked often to stimulate conversation rather than a lecture format. As the Marines are looking for a “Few Good Men,” we are looking for that special couple or single that is willing to roll out of bed early to attend an 8:00 a.m. Discipleship Community. You will not be sorry that you did!

 

9:30 AM Discipleship Communities

Abundant Life
Jim & Cyndie Tucker
Teaching Coordinator
Zane & Burma Abbott
Community Life Coordinator
Germany, W127 
Senior Adults 65+
Topic: The Normal Christian Life

This class is composed of singles and couples discovering together the practical applications of God’s Word to the challenges we face daily in our lives; and nurturing a sensitivity to the Holy Spirit as He draws us to holy living and Christ-likeness.
   

Cornerstone
Mike & Susan Morykon
Teaching Coordinator
France, W128
Cross-generational, ages 40+
Topic: Ecclesiates

This is a fun loving class of couples and individuals most of whom are 45 yrs.+. The class is committed to in-depth Bible study and being there for each other in tangible ways. Prayer, special music, regularly scheduled activities, and verse by verse exposition of Scripture characterize the class.
   

Cross Connection
Dr. David & Elizabeth Babbitt
Teaching Coordinator
Glenn & Henny Van Dyk
Community Life Coordinator
Morocco, M244
Cross-generational, ages 20+
Topic: Taking God Seriously: A study in the book Leviticus

This is a family of caring, praying adults of all ages who represent a cross section of the Body of Christ. College students, single men and women, and couples enjoy interacting with and learning from one another as they explore verse-by-verse Bible studies and BiblicalEpoch

   

CrossTrainers
Teaching Team
Libya, M238
Cross-generational
Topic: David's Life in Psalms

CrossTrainers is a close-knit community of believers committed to fellowship and encouragement of one another. This is not a parenting class, but rather a fellowship of adults who experience and share the common joys and challenges of Christ-centered living during the parenting years of life. Lessons employ a variety of formats and are interactive, biblically-centered, relevant, and stress application to daily life.
   

Epoch
David & Megan Ashburn
Teaching Coordinator
Josh & Kristina Marshall
Community Life Coordinator
Egypt, M234
Ages: 18-22
Topic: "Restored Identity" 

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Koinonia
Tim & Caryn Leonard
Teaching Coordinator
Tom & Caryl Sheppard
Community Life Coordinator

Korea, M114
Cross-generational, ages 20+
Topic: Fellowship through Prayer

Epoch (e-pək) is a distinctive and/or noteworthy point in the history of a person or civilization. This class is for ages 18-22 (college students or just working) seeking to personalize their faith and find their place in the Church as they navigate the transition from youth to adult. Come join us as we grow, fellowship, serve, and live our respective epochs together.

 

 

 

 

 

Koinonia means ‘fellowship’ or ‘partnership.’ This class is designed to build community around verse by verse expository teaching of the Scriptures. The purpose of the class is to provide a safe environment for caring fellowship through the practical application of God’s Word. It is designed mostly for couples with teenagers or ‘maturing’ couples/singles who are serious about becoming ‘fully devoted disciples of Jesus.’

   

New Life #1
Ernie & Bonnie Lynn
Teaching Coordinator
Tom & Anita Smith
Community Life Coordinator
Greece, W126
Cross-generational, 40+
Topic: Chronological Study of the Bible

The New Life class is about Bible Study and fellowship. The Bible is studied for the purpose of learning how to live biblically in an ungodly society. The class is conducted on an interactive basis, with the purpose being mutual encouragement and involvement. A variety of activities provide opportunities to get better acquainted and encourage one another to grow in the Lord and His love.
   

ShareLife
Bob & Lisa Price
Teaching Coordinator
Romania, W125
Cross-generational, ages 25-65
Topic: Revelation

The name ‘ShareLife’ reflects our desire to share our lives with one another in a caring community of people exploring what it means to follow Jesus. With a mix of topical and Bible book studies, we explore the relevance of Scripture to our everyday lives.
   

Vineyard
Keith & Susan Metzler
Teaching Coordinator
AWANA Room
Parents of Preteens/Teens
Topic: James: Real Faith Really Works

They practice that fellowship by thinking about and applying the Bible's principles for daily life in practical ways, each one being on their own personal life's walk. They strive to help one another in unique personal ways as only a small group can do. They strive to see their place in the overall body of Heritage and participate in it.
   

The WALK
Matt & Rhonda Hankins
Teaching Coordinator
Refinery, M140
Parents with Teens
Topic: John

This Discipleship Community is committed to discipling, shepherding, and ministering to the parents of 6th through 12th graders. We hope to help parents answer the call...Walking by Faith, Seeking God's face, Leading our families, and Creating Christ followers.

 

11:00 AM Discipleship Communities

The Anchor
Nathan & Janet Puzey
Teaching Coordinator
Jeremiah & Kathie Colling
Community Life Coordinator
Morocco, M244
Young Marrieds with Children
Topic: Philippians

Our community is a gathering place for young families who are seeking spiritual refreshment and who desire to walk through life together. We are actively growing in the Lord, encouraging one another, reaching out to others, and sharing the good news. Our desire is to know Jesus better and enjoy Him fully.
   

Berean
Pastor Jeff & Ruth Ann Scott
Teaching Coordinator
Nathan & Nicole Coffey
Community Life Coordinator
Korea, M114
Cross-generational

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The Berean Discipleship Community is a cross-generational class designed around three biblical concepts. Like all of our DCs at Heritage, our desire is to be Bible-centered in our teaching time. As the class name signifies, the goal is to approach the Scriptures like the Bereans in Acts 17:10-15. The Berean believers were of noble character and 'they examined the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.' As we study and learn the Scriptures, we desire to live life together, exercising the benefits of relationship principles found in the Scriptures, not simply on Sunday but also throughout the week. And third, we desire to be missional in the way we live and interact throughout the week in our local community.
   

Crux
Dr. Will & Holly Honeycutt
Teaching Coordinator
Jr. High Room, M160
College Students, 18-23
Topic: Christian Liberties

Crux exists to cultivate a community of Christian fellowship where young adults can be vitally connected to Jesus Christ, fruitful in His church, find support and cultivate the skills they need as they transition into adult life. The class specifically addresses issues relevant to them from a biblical and practical perspective, developing an atmosphere of acceptance, celebration, study and service where Jesus is exalted, His followers edified and the lost evangelized.

   

 

 
   

Full Armor
Dr. Wayne & Nancy Brindle
Teaching Coordinator
Ted & Nancy Preusser
Community Life Coordinator
France, W128
Cross-generational, ages 55+
Topic: Knowing God more fully and deeply — Why and how to do it. 

 

Fusion                                          
Bob & Bonnie Rencher
Teaching Coordinator
Japan, M112
Nearly/Newly Married
Topic: God's Word 

Full Armor is a community of saints seeking to become devoted and reproducing disciples of Jesus Christ.  They study Scripture deeply, combining a stimulating discussion of God’s Word with a deeper growth in their Christian walk. They are caring and experienced and love to laugh.


 

 

 

 


Fusion is a community exclusively for engaged and newly married couples without children. The goal is Christ-centered lifelong covenant marriage relationships lived out daily in the context of the local church community. Couples will be challenged to ongoing life change by a combination of expository and topical teaching utilizing an interactive, transformational approach to the study of God's Word.

   

Growing in Grace
Jim & Susan Fournier
Teaching Coordinator
Algeria, M240
Cross-generational
Topic: 2 Timothy

This is a large yet extremely interactive class. People feel free to share their joys and burdens during the fellowship and prayer time. Rather than a lecture style teaching during the lesson time, there is much discussion with insightful comments. This class has many parents of teenagers as well as some empty-nesters.”
   

Learning the Word
Randy & Wendy Miller
Teaching Coordinator
Germany, W127
Cross-generational
Topic: Lessons from OT Saints

Learning the Word is a multi-generational group enjoying practical Bible teaching with a one-sentence “takeaway” thought each week.  We begin with fellowship and refreshments and enjoy questions, music, discussion, humor and interaction during class.  Whenever there’s a fifth Sunday, we enjoy our “Fifth Sunday Specials.”
   

Legacy Builders
Dr. Harvey & Kriss Hartman
Teaching Coordinator
Sean & Kimberly Kelly
Community Life Coordinator
Libya, M238
Cross-generational, ages 20+
Topic: Philippians

From its inception Legacy Builders has claimed as its theme biblical text. Their focus has been on growing as parents to leave a spiritual legacy for their children, understanding that their children will be the real legacy left for future generations after we are gone..
   

LifeSpring
Mike & Heather Cook
Community Life Coordinator
Egypt, M234
Single Young Professionals (Post College)
Topic: James

Single Young Professionals Connecting, Growing, and Doing Life Together. Equipping and encouraging Singles to pursue Intimacy with God, Community with other Christ followers, and Influence with non-Christians.
   

The Orchard 
(formerly Marriage Builders)
Paul & Mary Raybuck
Teaching Coordinator
Refinery, M140
Young marrieds with & 
without Children
Topic: Parenting

Like an orchard, we are planted, growing, and fruitful. The purpose is to provide an enduring foundation in marriage and family life for young married couples with or without children and equip them to live daily the abundant Christian life, by training them in biblical principles, assisting them in developing a support group to help direct their spiritual and family growth and maturity and providing ministry opportunities. The focus of the class time is Bible-based topical studies with an emphasis on fellowship and edification.

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  • 219 Breezewood Dr.
    Lynchburg, VA 24502
  • 434-237-6505
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9:30 AM and 11:00 AM
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