Adult Classes

Below are our current offerings, separated by discipleship pathways. A discipleship pathway will help you belong, become and make a difference as disciples of Christ.  While you will rarely follow the path in a straight line, this guide will help you get started.  Wherever you are right now, the important thing is to keep following Jesus down the path.We like to include a variety of different classes and courses throughout the year, so if you don't see something you like - please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your suggestions!

Exploring: Are you a Newcomer? Do you have limited time and can't do a class with commitment? Check out one of our exploring your faith classes. (click here or scroll down)

Getting Started: Are you looking for a short-term class? Try one of our short-term bible study or low-commitment Sunday School class. (click here or scroll down)

Going Deeper: Interested in a longer-term, relationship-focused group? Check out our long-term Bible Studies and Sunday School classes. (click here or scroll down)

Centering: Interested in spiritual mentorship, leadership and learning how to encourage others in discipleship? Sign up for one of our discipleship accountability groups. (click here or scroll down)

Questions? Don't know what you're interested in? Contact our Adult Ministries Staff. We are happy to help!   

Exploring

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    A Disciple's Path

    The Disciple's Path course is a 7 week class for someone wishing to become a member of Trinity or a refresher course for seasoned church members desiring to take the next step in discipleship. It is a unique and engaging approach to the study of discipleship within the context of the Wesleyan/United Methodist heritage and tradition.

    • Sundays, August 19 - September 30
    • 5:30 - 7:00pm
    • Led by Rev. Lenora Rousseau
    • Room 222

    This class is free for newcomers who are considering membership, 15 for all others. Free childcare is available with a reservation.

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    Anatomy of Peace

    What if conflicts at home, conflicts at work, and conflicts in the world stem from the same root cause? What if we systematically misunderstand that cause? And what if, as a result, we systematically perpetuate the very problems we think we are trying to solve? Every day.

    This summer and fall we invite YOU to go deeper in your relationships with others by joining (or leading!) a book study on the Anatomy of Peace. Through a moving story of parents who are struggling with their own children and with problems that have come to consume their lives, we learn from once-bitter enemies the way to transform personal, professional, and global conflicts, even when war is upon us.

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    Lessons on Leadership: a study on Moses

    Do you have the gift of leadership?  Whether you are already a leader or discerning your call for leadership, this course is for you.  For 6 weeks, you will learn simple lessons on leadership from the example of Moses.  

    • Wednesdays, September 5 - October 17 (no class on Sept 12)
    • 6:30 - 7:45pm
    • Leaders: Pete Enwall & Kim Lewerenz
    • Room: 221

    There is no cost for class materials, free childcare is available with a reservation.

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    Real Education: A Pathway to Self-Understanding

    This 4-week series will invite reflection and discussion on Max's autobiography, The Real Education of Sweet Papa T. In his book, Max describes a "real" education that has occurred over a lifetime and has provided much learning about what it means to be human and to care for others. His coming-of-age account, which includes at times powerful, at others touching, and at still others haunting vignettes from his life is sure to prompt dialogue about participants' own journeys of life and faith. Exploring a couple of vignettes each week will also give opportunity for conversations about matters of race, discrimination, and prejudice, to name a few.

    • Wednesdays, August 15 - September 5
    • 6:30 - 8:00pm
    • Leaders: Dr. Max Parker and Jim Cook
    • Room: O Dean Martin Prayer Room

    Class materials: 20 (Please purchase the book prior to class and read chapters 2 and 4). Free childcare is available with a registration.

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    Rebuilding

    Rebuilding is a 10-week practical study and discussion style class to help people adjust to the ending of a love relationship, as in separation, divorce, death, the loss of an engagement, or other significant love relationship. We address the 19 building blocks along the trail of putting your life back together: denial, fear, adaptation, loneliness, friendship, guild/rejection, grief, anger, letting go, self-worth, transition, openness, love, trust, relatedness, sexuality, singleness, purpose, and finally freedom to be who you were meant to be. The book used also has special appendixes that are helpful too on: Kids Are Tougher Than You Think (The Rebuilding Blocks Process for Children); The Healing Separation (An Alternative to Divorce); Contract for a Healing Separation; & Rebuilding Blocks for Widows & Widowers.

    This class has been taught by Earl & Sharon McDow for 20+ years. You are also invited to after class dinners to help make new friends and have some fun time during this tough time in your life. Please share this or come check it out! You may call the McDow's at 352-371-4092 for questions. Walk-ins are accepted, but registration is preferred and appreciated.

    • Sundays, September 9 - November 18 (but not 10/27)
    • 3-5:30pm
    • Leaders: Earl & Sharon McDow
    • Room 211

    Course fee: 25 (scholarship support available) and the required book, “Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends” (4th ed. by Bruce Fisher & Robert Alberti) costs 16. Books are available online or in the Trinity bookstore. Free childcare is available for children 1 year - 5th grade with a reservation.

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    The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively

    You know you love your child. But how can you make sure your child knows it? This 6 week study has helped millions of couples learn the secret to building a love that lasts. Now discover how to speak your child’s love language in a way that he or she understands while also discovering your child’s love language, assisting your child in successful learning, using the love languages to correct and discipline more effectively, building a foundation of unconditional love for your child, and finding dozens of tips for practical ways to speak your child’s love language.

    • Sundays, August 19 - September 23
    • 11:00 am 
    • room 211

    If you would like more information or need to order a book, stop by the Trinity Bookstore or contact Kim at 416-3074. No registration is necessary.

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    Grief Share

    Trinity will again offer GriefShare, the grief support group for people experiencing grief and loss. GriefShare is a video seminar series that features some of the nation's foremost Christian experts on grief and recovery topics. The video seminars are combined with support group discussion of the materials presented during the video. GriefShare provides a warm, caring environment with others who are also experiencing loss. GriefShare will meet on Wednesdays, September 5 - November 14 from 6:45 - 8pm. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (352-372-1027) for more information. 

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Getting Started

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    Creed

    A book discussion on Creed by Adam Hamilton

    • Wednesdays, August 22 - October 10 (no class on Sept. 12)
    • 6:30 - 8:00pm
    • Leader: Rev. Cliff Patrick
    • Room: 212

    Class materials: 12. Books are available in the bookstore or on the first day of class. Free childcare is available with a reservation.

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    I’d Like You More If You Were More Like Me

    Making connections is difficult when we are so different from each other.  Learn how to connect on a deeper level with people God has placed in our lives as we grow closer to the One who made us for relationships. We can develop the kinds of relationships that change lives, including ours.

    • Wednesdays, August 22 - October 3
    • 6:30 – 8:00pm
    • Leader: Susan Jones
    • Room: 211

    Class materials: Participant book is 10 (optional companion book: 15), available at the bookstore or on the first day of class. Free childcare is available with a reservation.

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Going Deeper

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    Christian Believer

    Christian Believer focuses on classical teachings of the Christian faith—presenting, explaining and interpreting them in a way that participants can understand, through the use of words, symbols, and hymns. Over a 30-week period, participants will examine the writings of ancient and modern Christian commentators and view video presentations by leading Bible scholars. 

    • Thursday, September 6 – May TBD
    • 6:30 – 8:30pm
    • Leader: Frank Moses
    • Room: 204

    Class materials: 40. Books are available in the bookstore or on the first day of class.

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    DISCIPLE I

    This class will take you through the entire Bible in just 24 weeks.  

    • Wednesdays, August 22 – February
    • 6:30 – 8:00pm
    • Leader: David Pope
    • Room: 209

    Class materials: 30. Books are available in the bookstore or on the first day of class. Free childcare is available with a reservation.

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    DISCIPLE II

    This 24-week study will immerse you in the books of Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts. We encourage you to take DISCIPLE I before taking DISCIPLE II.

    • Tuesdays, August 14 - February 11
    • 6:30 - 8:00pm
    • Leader: Richard Neiberger
    • Room: 209

    Class materials: 30 and available in the bookstore or on the first day of class.

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    Sunday Afternoon Bible Study

    This fall, Sunday Afternoon Bible Study will begin with a study called Fire on the Mountain followed by a study called With All Your Heart. Fire On The Mountain will explore how God used his early people to develop His religion. With All Your Heart will further explore what God wants us to do to develop His religion as individuals and disciples. Excellent videos will challenge us to “go deeper” and display God to a broken world.  

    • Sundays, August 19 - November 4
    • 2:00-3:30pm
    • Leader: June Masters
    • Room: 203

    Class materials: 20. Books are available in the bookstore or on the first day of class.

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Centering

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    Holy Yoga Worship Flow

    Holy Yoga is a Christ-centered, non-traditional worship experience that is open to all! This contemplative encounter draws upon the ancient practices of movement and meditation to develop a greater sense of God's grace and presence at work in our lives. Science has proven that regular Yoga practice reduces the effects of stress while stretching and strengthening our bodies, leading to greater well-being. So grab your mat (or borrow one of ours), dress comfortably, and join us for an hour as we experience the joy of worshiping Christ with certified Yoga instructor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (416-3033). Beginners are welcome! Register anytime. Free child care will be provided by our loving staff beginning at 9:00 am. Please register below so that we can keep you updated on any schedule changes and plan appropriately for child care. Namaste!

    • Thursdays, August 16 - December 13 (no class September 27 or November 22)
    • 9:15 - 10:15am
    • Youth Building

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    Introduction to Holy Yoga

    This introductory class will break down the basic poses for Holy Yoga. If you are brand new to Yoga, or simply prefer a slower pace and more detailed instruction, this 30 minute class is for you. It will begin with a brief time of prayer and breathing and then we will systematically explore a full range of basic poses over the course of the coming semester. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours, dress comfortably, and join us for stress relieving movement and meditation led by certified Yoga instructor, Rev. Lenora Rousseau (416-3033). More experienced Holy Yoga lovers are welcome! There is no cost. Please note there is no childcare available for this class. Register below so that we can keep you updated on any schedule changes and plan appropriately for Yoga supplies. Register anytime.

    • Thursdays, August 16 - December 13 (no class September 27 or November 22)
    • 8:30 - 9am
    • Youth Building

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    Pace of Grace

    Beginning and intermediate walking/running groups that meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 7:45-8:45. We gather at the Welcome Center and begin with a short devotion, prayer, warm-up, then break into groups or individually run/walk on Trinity's beautiful campus. All levels are welcome! No registration is necessary, come and bring a friend! For additional information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (416-3033).

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    Pointe of Grace

    Calling all adults who have a love for classical technique and dance to join me for an hour of ballet barre and stretch! If you are brand new to ballet, come on Mondays. If you are a trained dancer, even if you are a bit rusty, come Monday and/or Friday. There will be ample grace for all while we strengthen and stretch our bodies as an act of sacred renewal and worship through the gift of classical technique. All you will need is a pair of ballet technique shoes (or pointe shoes, if that's appropriate to your current training level) and whatever class attire you feel most comfortable wearing. No dress codes, no hairstyle requirements, just you and the barre with a few friends! Classes will be led by Rev. Lenora Rousseau (former dancer with Anaheim Ballet and Founding Artistic Director of Cambridge School of Ballet) (416-3033). There is no cost for this class, however, in order to plan appropriately for barre space and to keep you updated on any schedule changes, please register below . Come once a week, come twice, come when you can. See you at the barre!

    • Mondays (Introduction/Beginning) and Fridays (Beginning/Intermediate) from August 20 - December 14 (no class September 3 or November 23)
    • 8:15 - 9:15am
    • Youth Building

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Kim Lewerenz, Adult Discipleship Coordinator (416.3074)