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 Education and Study Opportunities at Church Street for Adults


Check back soon for the registration Zoom link to join each study. Once you register, you will receive an email with the link to join the study. The links will also be shared in upcoming Messenger emails from the church. 

Finding Peace in an Anxious World

Led by Celia Ferguson and Presented by the Church Street United Methodist Women

Finding Peace in an Anxious World will be offered four Mondays in October, beginning October 5

Click here to register for this study (on Zoom) and indicate if you will need a book.

Disciple Fast Track Old Testament Study

with Rev. Jim Bailes

Disciple Fast Track: Old Testament Study will be offered by Rev. Jim Bailes on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm. This is a 12-week study. Begins Tuesday, September 15.

Order through Cokesbury ($12.97)

Click here to register for this study (on Zoom).

Paul, Prisons, and Faithful Witness in Our Time

with Rev. Tim Best

Rev. Tim Best will lead a study of Paul’s letter to the Philippians in conversation with books and articles on prisons and mass incarceration. Paul wrote Philippians in prison and this letter continues to serve as a powerful witness to Christian faith. This study will take place on Sunday afternoons at 4 pm. Begins September 13.

Click here to register for this study (on Zoom).

Grateful, by Diana Butler Bass

with Rev. Catherine Clark Nance

Rev. Catherine Nance will offer a six-week study of Diana Butler Bass’ Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks, beginning Thursday, September 24 at 10 am.

Order through Cokesbury ($11.49)

Click here to register for this study (on Zoom).

Watch the 2020 Lectures below!