Join a GROW Group

SUMMER (JUNE- AUG.)GROUPS NOW LISTED AS WELL AS ONGOING GROUPS!

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

SON RISE

10:00 am | Sanctuary

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. 

JIF (JOURNEY IN FAITH) 

10:00 am | Room 202

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. 

DUGAN-LUNDY 

9:40 am | Room 102/105

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

KOINONIA 

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

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. 

TULLIS 

10:10 am | Fellowship Hall

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.  

CHECK IT OUT

10:00 am | Modular/Room 600

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! 

FRIENDSHIP 

4:30 pm | Room 202

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.

SPIRIT BUILDERS 

10;00 am | Room 210

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.

EXPLORING GROW GROUPS

 
MOM TO MOM
(WOMEN ONLY)

Thursdays at 6:30 pm | ZOOM | Facilitators: Laura Greer & Rebekah Reeves | Contact Information: 

Laurasgreer@yahoo.com, 336.937.4166 or Rebekah10788@yahoo.com, 828.734.5785 

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.

IT'S NOT SUPPOSE TO BE THIS WAY

Wednesdays at 10:00 am | ZOOM | June 22 - July 29 | Facilitator: Martha Brown | Contact Information:

mwbrown@gmail.com

In this study, members will discuss the book, “It’s Not Supposed to be This Way: finding unexpected strength when disappointments leave you shattered.” Disappointments are an inevitable part of life. Some take us off guard for a moment, and some shatter us completely. Author Lysa Terkeurst provides encouragement and guidance through fresh biblical insight, personal experience, and honest humor. In this women’s study, we will lean to navigate through disappointment and loss, finding unexpected strength and hope as we learn to trust God on a journey of healing.

MUSIC, SPIRITUALITY & CULTURE

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm | ZOOM | June 17th – August 26th | Facilitator: Scott Oglesby |Contact Info:   Scott.oglesby@duke.edu, 
978.808.7982   

In this small group we will gather weekly to discuss the relationship between the music in our lives and how it connects to our faith story. We’ll spend time sharing our experiences and speaking on music effects our lives. We will explore the Psalms and their spiritual and cultural importance, visit the music of Charles Wesley and Isaac Watts, and explore modern secular and spiritual music as well. Whatever your musical tastes, there is space here to share whatever speaks to your heart and soul.  

CHRISTIAN WRITERS FELLOWSHIP

3rd Wednesday at 1:00 pm | ZOOM and outdoor meeting options for Summer! | Facilitators: Denise Loock and Laura Greer

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. 

FRIENDSHIP CLASS

Sunday Evenings at 4:30 pm | ZOOM | Ongoing | Facilitator: Denise Teague | Contact Info: denisegwyn@yahoo.com,  828.226.0102 

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.

GET MY PEOPLE GOING

Tuesdays at 9:00 am | ZOOM | Facilitator: Cynthia Warner | Contact Information:

ncsupermama@yahoo.com | 828.243.5000 

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.

DEVELOPING GROW GROUPS

 
THE MODERN THEOLOGICAL CANNON

Wednesday at 6:30 pm | ZOOM | June 17th  – August 26th | Facilitator: Hunter Plemmons | Contact Info: 

Hunter.plemmons@gmail.com, 828-734-4761 

In this course we will explore writings from modern theologians such as Thomas Merton, C.S. Lewis, Howard Thurman, and Rachel Held Evans. We’ll discuss what kind of influence, experiences, and importance these figures have held when it comes to our modern understanding of Christianity. 

TUESDAY MORNING MEN’S BIBLE STUDY
(MEN ONLY)

Tuesdays at 7:30 am | ZOOM | Ongoing | Facilitator: Mike Rowe | Contact Info: 

mikemaggierowe@gmail.com

630-310-9302 

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.

CONTEMPLATIVE SPIRITUALITY

Tuesdays at 6:30 pm | ZOOM| Facilitator: Scott Oglesby | Contact Info: Scott.oglesby@duke.edu

978-808-7982 

“Be Still, and Know that I am God.” In our hectic lives it is increasingly important to find stillness and mindfulness in the midst of the chaos that often surrounds us. In this group we will explore various contemplative practices such as mindfulness meditation, lectio divina scripture reflection, and simple breathing exercises. Our goal will be to reach a higher level of spirituality and inner stillness during our time together.  

SPIRITUAL THEMES IN "THE NEVER-ENDING STORY"

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm | ZOOM |June 16th – August 25th | Facilitator: Shawn Klein | Contact Info: Shawn.klein@duke.edu,

 856.449.7361 

A deep dive into the fiction book “The Never-ending Story.” During this book study we will examine the Christian themes of the story and consider the ways that we can learn about God and our relationship to God through stories in general.  

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY (WOMEN ONLY) 

Tuesdays at 1:00 pm | Ongoing| Zoom & Email | Facilitator: Sandy Breitmeir |Contact Info: 

 sandy@breitmeier.org, 321-917-2515 

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.

WOMEN'S PSALMS STUDY (WOMEN ONLY)

Monday at 10:30 am | ZOOM |

Ongoing | Facilitator: Denise Loock | Contact Info: 

deniseloock@gmail.com,

 908-868-5854 

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.

MATURE GROW GROUPS

 
AN INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION

Wednesdays at 6:00 pm | Zoom | June 16th – August 25th | Facilitator: Rev. Tom Owens | Tom.Owens@LongsChapel.com

In this class we are building a foundational knowledge around the Biblical canon, authorship, historical meaning, cultural influences, and literary themes. We acknowledge that individuals approach the Bible differently according to their tradition, their experiences, and their understanding of scripture. Biblical scholarship is a lively field with many theories and varying approaches. Our prayer is that through our gatherings, the Holy Spirit will bring us closer to God through our conversation and growing knowledge of the scriptures.  

WORSHIP WITH US

Sunday mornings

9:00 am | Contemporary | Virtual 

9:00 am | Drive-in Worship | Long's Campus

10:10 am | Modern | Virtual 

11:11 am | Traditional | Virtual

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CONTACT

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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