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.

Upcoming Studies at Church Street

All are invited to join one or more of the studies at Church Street – please register at the links provided / join at the links provided, and enjoy these discipleship times together. Click here to contact Rev. Tim Best if you need assistance in getting connected to a class or study.

Lenten Studies 2021

Entering the Passion – A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week

Young Adult Study (20’s & 30’s age group)
Led by Rev. Palmer Cantler

UPDATE: Offered each Thursday of Lent at 8 pm in person or on Zoom, beginning Thursday, February 18

Click here to email Rev. Cantler and sign up

Click here to order the study manual through Amazon

When Helping Hurts – Loving Neighbor through Mission and Ministry

Led by Rev. Tim Best and Rev. Palmer Cantler

Offered each Sunday of Lent at 4 pm on Zoom, beginning Sunday, February 21

Click here to register for the study

Click here to order the study manual through Amazon

Power and Passion: Six Characters
in Search of Resurrection

Led by Rev. Catherine Nance

Offered each Wednesday of Lent at 7 pm via Zoom, beginning February 24

Click here to join for the study 

Click here to order the book (not required but recommended)

Additional Opportunities:

Open Doors Sunday School Class February StudyUnafraid by Adam Hamilton, led by Rev. Rick Isbell 

Beginning Sunday, Feb. 7, at 9 am on Zoom, the Open Doors Class will begin a study series entitled, “UNAFRAID: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times” by Rev. Adam Hamilton. In his book by the same title, the author focuses on an issue that is pervasive in our modern day culture: fear. From existential questions of death and illness to social anxieties to political and social upheavals, this study addresses the anxieties and worries that so many of us face every day and helps us understand how to acknowledge fear without letting our lives be controlled by it. The study will be led by Rev. Rick Isbell, retired Minister of Discipleship. The study book, while not mandatory, can be purchased through Amazon or All are welcome to be a part of this timely study.

To be included on the class email list to get the updates and the link each week, email


February UMW Book Review

Wednesday, February 17, 1:30 pm on Zoom
In honor of Black History month, we will be learning more about Clara Ester, the former UMW national vice president and deaconess. She was a Civil Rights activist during the Civil Rights Movement and was present when Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed. We will review several UMW publications about Ms. Ester, including a January 2021 UMW video. Please join us!
+ Click here to join + Call-in: 929-436-2866
+ Meeting ID: 822 1424 1785+Passcode: 820265

Sacred Conversations on Race

Each Tuesday in February for the TN Valley District, Zoom sessions will be offered, each dealing with topics of racism in our church, community and world. Each program will be different so please consider registering even if you cannot “attend” all four. There will be some overlapping but each session will be different and will be filled with information and conversation. We will also be sharing a wealth of resources with the participants. The sessions will be held on each of the four Tuesdays in February, 2021, from 7 pm until 8:30 pm, via Zoom. All are welcome and we encourage you to reach out to invite church members, friends and family. We will open with prayer and close each session with worship.
These programs are open to all. Click here to read more about the series for the TN Valley District and to register or email Pat Bellingrath with questions or to get help: