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828.456.3993

 

175 Old Clyde Road, 
Waynesville NC, 28785

Office Hours: 
Monday - Thursday
9:00 am-3:00 pm 

By appointment only. 

 

info@LongsChapel.com

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To help you navigate classes, look for the symbols below on the class descriptions to find out where you would GROW best in your faith.  

EXPLORING
GROW Groups
DEVELOPING
GROW Groups
MATURE
GROW Groups

Are designed for those who are seeking to find joy, purpose and fulfillment in their lives. You might be searching for God’s presence and hoping to GROW more toward living a life in Christ.  

Are for disciples who are living into a committed relationship with Jesus. You might be seeking opportunities to explore the Scriptures more in-depth, or maybe you are longing to understand how God might be calling you to engage in the church, community, or the world.  

Are for people who are moving toward a life of a disciple who is totally devoted to Jesus. You might be seeking study opportunities that will further your understanding of knowledge of God, love of God, obedience to God, serving in the church, reaching into the world, and making disciples.  

SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR ADULTS

The Son Rise class is our early morning opportunity for spiritual growth, study, and fellowship. We study a variety of Biblical topics and have fruitful discussion each week. Contact the church office for details. 

SON RISE

10:00 am | Sanctuary

Everyone is welcome to the JIF (Journey in Faith) class. We are a truly multi-generational class that focuses on building relationships as we GROW in our faith together. Each week we engage in  Scripture-based studies, enjoy delicious refreshments, join in fellowship and prayer for our community, and GROW in our knowledge of God and each other. Contact the church office for details. 

JIF (JOURNEY IN FAITH) 

10:00 am | Room 202

The Dugan-Lundy class is a group of adults who share in study, fellowship, and life together. Contact the church office for details. 

DUGAN-LUNDY 

9:40 am | Room 102/105

Gain a deeper understanding of God’s word and purpose for our lives through the teaching and discussions led by our rotating teaching team. Participate in outreach through class-supported missions. Develop and deepen friendships at class social events. Visit and meet the generous, caring, giving, and loving folks you will want to unite with in the Koinonia class. 

KOINONIA 

10:00 am | Lake Junaluska Fire Station (across the street from Long's Chapel) 

The Tullis class is a group of mature adults who use a Bible-based curriculum that is endorsed by the United Methodist Church that connects the Scriptures to everyday life. Contact the church office for details.  

TULLIS 

10:10 am | Fellowship Hall

Our class is a lively, active group of local and seasonal residents. Delectable snacks and fellowship proceed Biblical lessons with a mix of spirited discussions, book studies, or short videos led by five different facilitators. Come and join us as we celebrate and invest in one another, community, and life by men's and women's Bible studies, ladies' weekly lunches and volunteer groups. Come and Check It Out! 

CHECK IT OUT

10:00 am | Modular/Room 600

The Friendship class is a diverse class for the young and young-at-heart who look to God’s Word as the foundation for facing life. Topics related to life as a Christian (social wisdom, faith application, and hearing God) are studied and discussed. We strive to Grow spiritually and care for and support each other. We Grow together through fellowship outside of class as we celebrate the special events and achievements in each other’s lives. There is a strong support network within the class through our established prayer chain. If you enjoy a fun-loving, open-minded Christian experience, come join us.

FRIENDSHIP 

4:30 pm | Room 202

Spirit Builders is an adult class of all ages focused on strengthening the spiritual development of each individual and learning together as a community in Christ. We are a discussion-type class that allows individuals to question and comment on the subject matter that touches their needs in spiritual growth. In addition to class time on Sundays, we also have social gatherings to further our relationships and experiences together. We are a family within the body of Christ at Long's Chapel.

SPIRIT BUILDERS 

10;00 am | Room 210

EXPLORING GROW GROUPS

 
LIFE LESSONS FROM WOMEN IN THE BIBLE (WOMEN ONLY)

Wednesdays at 6:20 pm | Room 600 | February 5-April 1

This study explores the lives of women in the Bible and challenges women today to apply what they learn. This Bible study is helpful to new believers who are beginning to study God’s Word, as well as mature Christians who desire a deeper understanding of Scripture. Focus on women in various ages and stages of life and dive into the culture, families and testimonies of these women. Learn from both their wisdom and mistakes.

This class is facilitated by Elizabeth Meschke. 

PURE IN HEART 

Wednesdays at 6:20 pm | Room 102/105 | Ongoing 

Pure in Heart is a discipleship and fellowship opportunity for special needs adults. We engage in developmentally-appropriate crafts, activities, and Scripture lessons.


The class is facilitated by Tracy Fisher.

AN INTRO TO DISCIPLESHIP BANDS 

Wednesdays at 6:20 pm | Room 208/210 | February 5-April 1 and April 15-May 20 

This class is an introduction to the structure and purpose of the Wesleyan discipleship band meetings, and an opportunity to consider forming a band with others. The discipleship band is not a traditional small group, another Bible study, a classic accountability group, or a community service group. The band is a group of three to five people who read together, pray together, and meet together to become the love of God for one another and the world. This relationship may be what you are looking for. Come join us to see how God can work through relationships with others to change us and those around us!

This class is facilitated by Rev. Chris Westmoreland.

GET MY PEOPLE GOING

Wednesdays at 6:20 pm | Room 108 | February 5-April 1 and April 15-May 20

Take a healthy lifestyle challenge with others from our congregation. This invitation encourages you to identify small changes in your life that would help you be healthier. You choose two or three areas you would like to work on. You set your goals and we will journey together. Bring your Bible!
The class is facilitated by Cynthia Warner.

MOM TO MOM
(WOMEN ONLY)

Thursdays at 6:30 pm | Room 408 | Ongoing 

Motherhood is a rewarding journey, but it can also be very challenging. Mom 2 Mom is a group where moms of all ages are welcome to come together to learn what it means to be a Godly mother while keeping your sanity in check. Whether you are an expectant mom looking for guidance, a mom with grandchildren looking to share or gain hope and wisdom, or anywhere in between, Mom 2 Mom is a safe, supportive, and encouraging place to share your struggles and triumphs and learn more about Godly motherhood.
This class is facilitated by Laura Greer and Rebekah Reeves.

PUB THEOLOGY

2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 6:00 pm | Ongoing, beginning February 11 | BearWaters Brewing Co., Canton

This group will embrace the opportunity of having open and honest conversations around faith, the Bible, and other topics related to theology and life. It will be a safe environment where folks can share their experiences, their ideas, and their questions. We expect to share some laughs and enjoy some relationship building along the way.

This class is facilitated by Rev. Tom Owens. 

DEVELOPING GROW GROUPS

 
LUKE AND ACTS: THE CHRISTIAN REVOLUTION

1st and 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm | Mad Anthony's, Waynesville | February 4-March 31 and April 14-May 20

Here we dive deep into the early Christian movement, viewing it through the lens of a social and spiritual revolution. We’re going to look at the social and economic environment in which the movement was born, look at Jesus’ speeches and reflect upon how the language was charged with political nuance, and how attention to the poor and oppressed sparked a grassroots movement that overturned the order of the Roman Empire.

This class is facilitated by Jed Tate. 

WOMEN'S PSALMS STUDY (WOMEN ONLY)

Mondays at 10:00 am | Room 208/210 | Ongoing

The Psalms class is a group of women who gather weekly to study a psalm, discuss its meaning and ways it can be applied to our lives. We gather in a community of support and love with time to uplift one another through prayer. Come one week; come every week. We welcome seasonal residents and vacationing visitors.

This class is facilitated by Denise Loock. 

DISCIPLES PATH

Sundays at 5:00 pm | Room 210 | February 9-March 22

This will be a series of classes for new members in which we will explore what it means to be a disciple of Jesus, to follow Him more closely, and to put into practice what we say we believe as Christians and United Methodists. You will hear doctrine, theology, and spiritual practices presented from a Wesleyan perspective, the Methodist way of living out salvation. We will share the study of discipleship in a practical and scriptural way for six weeks. This class is presented from a scriptural and Wesleyan perspective while encouraging those from other religious traditions to share as we grow together as Jesus followers.

This class is facilitated by Rev. Tim McConnell. 

TUESDAY MORNING MEN’S BIBLE STUDY
(MEN ONLY)

Tuesdays at 7:30 am | Room 208/210 | Ongoing

All men and guests are welcome to attend this Bible study, prayer, and fellowship. Lessons are led by participants on a rotating basis. The study focuses on the Old and New Testament books of the Bible. The group prepares and serves breakfast at The Open Door the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 am.

A FIRM FOUNDATION

Wednesdays at 620 pm | Venue | February 5-April 1 and April 15-May 20 

Hope and vision for a new Methodist future. What does it mean to remain faithful disciples to Christ in a theological tradition of historical Methodism in the culture of our day and time? This class will be helpful in dealing with the present social and spiritual challenges, as well as the future promise for people called Methodists. We will explore the guiding principles of John Wesley’s countercultural movement which changed the world by changing lives. These principles can still transform lives today!

This class is facilitated by Rev. Tim McConnell.

TUESDAY NIGHT MEN’S BIBLE STUDY
(MEN ONLY)

Tuesdays at 6:00 pm* | Room 208/210 | Ongoing

The class provides an opportunity for men to gather for conversation, fellowship, and Bible study. No Bible knowledge is required, because we learn and Grow together. We begin with a fellowship meal (bring your own meal), but all men are welcome with or without food.

*Fellowship meal begins at 6:00 pm and study begins at 6:30 pm. 

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY (WOMEN ONLY) 

Tuesdays 1:30-3:00 pm | Room 600 | Ongoing 

This group will be studying Epic of Eden by Sandy Richter. This Christian entry into the Old Testament is put in a usable order—a history of God’s redeeming grace. A story that runs from the Garden of Eden to the garden of the New Jerusalem. Whether you are a frustrated do-it-yourselfer or a beginning student, this book will organize your understanding of the Old Testament and renew your enthusiasm for studying the Bible as a whole.

MATURE GROW GROUPS

 
CHRISTIAN WRITERS FELLOWSHIP

3rd Wednesday at 1:00 pm | Room 208/210 | Ongoing 

The mission of the Christian Writers Fellowship of Western North Carolina is to encourage people to share their stories in a safe environment, improve their writing skills, and glorify God with the words they write. The class is facilitated by Denise Loock and Laura Greer. 

THE BIBLE: SO MISUNDERSTOOD IT'S A SIN

Wednesdays at 6:20 pm | Room 600 (modular) | April 15-May 20

Why do so many people today have conflicting interpretations of Scripture? How did writers in antiquity record history differently than we do today and similar to how writers do today? What is “Oral Tradition” and how does its history affect Scripture? What does “Biblical Authority” mean? What does “Biblical Truth” mean? In this course, we’ll explore many of these questions and more by taking an in-depth look at the cultures that developed what has become our current Biblical Cannon, how they were influenced by surrounding civilizations, and how the Bible as we know it today came into being. This class is facilitated by Rev. Chris Westmoreland and Rev. Tom Owens.