2023 Lenten Studies

Sundays of Lent at 4 pm: Click Here to Register

Join Rev. Tim Best this Lent for a study on Adam Hamilton’s  Luke: Jesus and the outsiders, outcasts, and outlaws. In the book, pastor and bestselling author Adam Hamilton explores the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus as told in the Gospel of Luke. Through Luke’s stories we find Jesus’ care and compassion for all as he welcomes sinners and outcasts. As we study Luke and see Jesus’ concern for those who were considered unimportant, we hear a hopeful and inspiring word for our lives today.

When/Where: The study will meet on Sunday nights from 4:00-5:30 pm in CLC-123. Begins on February 26, ends on April 2.

Purchase: Kindle and Hardcover editions are available on Amazon and Cokesbury’s websites.

Wednesdays of Lent at 6:30 pm: Click Here to Register

Join Rev. Catherine Nance for a study of “The Five Marks of a Methodist” by Steve Harper.

Five marks confirm our identity as genuine and fruitful followers of Christ:

1. A Methodist Loves God
2. A Methodist Rejoices in God
3. A Methodist Gives Thanks
4. A Methodist Prays Constantly
5. A Methodist Loves Others

This brief book, suitable for sharing with others, provides a meditation on each of these characteristics. Prayerfully apply them to your journey with Jesus. If you are part of the worldwide Methodist or Wesleyan family, these five marks will grant a greater knowledge and appreciation for why and how you follow Jesus.

When/Where: The study will meet on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8 pm in room 204 at the church (in-person study). Begins on March 1, ends on March 29.

Purchase: Kindle and paperback editions are available on Amazon and Cokesbury’s websites.

If you have any questions about these studies, please contact Rev. Tim Best at tbest@churchstreetumc.org.Christian Education

Christian education is a vital part of Church Street’s ministry in the community. Since its beginning and because of its proximity to the University of Tennessee, Church Street has been home to and attracted scholars of all types: religious and biblical leaders, historians, artists and architectural experts, community and social justice leaders, and more. Whether it is engaging with one of our Sunday School classes or attending a special lecture series or educational event, there is always something new to learn at Church Street.

Adult Education and Sunday School at Church Street

Learn more about Church Street’s Sunday School groups and adult ministries here. If you have questions about which small group or Sunday School class best suits you, please click here to connect and discuss your needs with Rev. Tim Best. 

Understanding Our Spiritual Gifts

Have you taken stock of your spiritual gifts? There are a few tools you can use to assess and understand who God is calling you to be! The United Methodist Church has an assessment tool online. Click here.

Our youth department has a special assessment tool as well that anyone can review and use – take the Inventory first, then apply your answers onto the Assessment tool:

Education at Church Street

All are invited to join in small groups and adult education at Church Street. Click here to contact Rev. Tim Best if you need assistance in getting connected to a class or study. You have a place here!