Classes for Adults

All of our classes are open to visitors every week! No advanced registration needed unless otherwise noted below.  Please look for the bulletin announcements each week for any changes to the schedule.  Announcements can be found here.

Sunday School.

St. George’s 101: Grace, Discipleship, and Mission

Led by the Rev. Michael Blaess and our other clergy

The next sessions are Sundays, February 5 -  March 5, 2017  from 10:05 - 11:00 am in the Library.

St. George's 101 is a five-week gathering for anyone who would like to be introduced to, or dig deeper into, the vision of our life together at St. George’s. It’s a great place to learn about our commitment to being disciples of Jesus Christ and to take the next steps of becoming a deeper part of our community. Those new to St. George’s are especially invited to attend!


Rector’s Forum

The Communities that Birthed a Worldwide Movement: New Testament Congregations & Their Social Environments

Led by the Rev. R. Leigh Spruill

Johnson Hall | Begins January 8

We will continue our engagement with Scripture following the format of The Essential 100 Challenge this past fall but delve into New Testament writings not yet studied: the Letter of James, 1st & 2nd Peter, the Letter to the Hebrews, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd John, as well as the Book of Revelation. A particular emphasis of the course will be to study New Testament congregations in light of their social situations. We will explore how the early Christians’ patterns of life together and response to cultural pressures birthed a movement transcending every social distinction and extending to the “ends of the earth.”  -RLS+


Adult Confirmation

Led by the Rev. Michael Blaess

Hampton Hall | Begins January 8

This class is for everyone. Together we will experience a deeper sense of belonging - to God and to the life that is here at St. George’s. For more information, contact the Rev. Michael Blaess at


What Christians Ought to Believe: An Exploration of the Early Church and the Apostles’ Creed

Led by the Rev. Clint Wilson

Rooms 209, 210, 211 | Begins January 8

The early church was a period of incredible doctrinal development, mission, and expansion into new areas.  In fact, the challenges faced by Christians were not very different from our own context(s).  This class will explore a “lowest common denominator” of what early Christians believed, and will also explore oft asked questions such as, “Are the creeds really just the positions of those who “won out?” and “Who needs Creeds when I’ve got a Bible?” 


ETC: Ethics, Theology, and Conversation

Facilitated by Shirley Hercules

Conference Room | Begins January 8

ETC is a round table, open discussion of theological, spiritual, and ethical issues. Each year we choose a format for the upcoming year. This year we are planning a series of short topics to be chosen by the group. Speakers will be invited to talk about issues of interest to us all. In addition, class members will be invited to present topics in which they have a particular interest and ask some questions to open the discussion with the group.


Sitting with God: Building Quiet, Silence, and Peacefulness into Your Week


Sitting with God is God’s invitation to get away from the noise and other distractions of your busy week. It’s an uninterrupted, personal time for you and God to enjoy each other’s company. Just you and God. Stillness. Quiet. Hymns playing softly in the background. No one is speaking; just God whispering softly to your heart because he loves you deeply. Printed “Conversation Starters” are available in the Chapel or you can bring your own Bible, devotional, journal, or other spiritual book. Come when you can - as an occasional or a regular visitor. Questions? Call Roger Senechal at 615-279-2637.


Telling Your Sacred Story

Led by Laura Ellen Truelove

Second Sundays of each month | Bride/Family Room

In line with the church's focus on being a witness, our theme for this quarter is "Telling Your Sacred Story."  After reflecting on how God has been at work in our lives this past week and hearing feedback on those currently  on our prayer list, we will pray together. All are welcome to join us.  For more information, call Laura Ellen Truelove at 615-881-2492.  For more information, contact Laura Ellen Truelove at 615-881-2492 or


Sunday Evenings.


Coordinated by Christine Cronk

Bride/Family Room 4:00-6:00pm | Begins January 8

Join us for a new 13-week session beginning in January.  DivorceCare is a nationally-known program that each week includes a video seminar featuring top experts on divorce and recovery subjects and a support group discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in the lives of group members. DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help you face the unique challenges of separation and divorce and move toward rebuilding your life. For more information, please contact Christine Cronk at



Story Writing Group

Facilitated by Bets Ramsey

Second Monday of Every Month | 1:30 – 3:30pm in Dandridge B

Have you been meaning to write some stories about your family to pass on to your children and grandchildren?  Join the Story Writing Class which meets the second Monday of each month from 1:30 to 3:30pm.  No previous writing experience is required.  There is a bit of instructive material, a class writing exercise, and a voluntary sharing of the previous month’s work.  There may be comments but no criticism is given.  For information: Bets Ramsey, 615-463-2583,



Men's Tuesday Morning Wake-Up Call

Facilitated by Jan Callen and Ron Rossini
Weekly | 7 - 8am in Dandridge A (upstairs)

An invitation and opportunity to study, consider, and share informally. We welcome new members. For further information, contact Seawell Brandau at (615) 352-4824 or


Introduction to Prophecy

Led by Dana Sherrard

February 28 - May 9  | 10:00 - 10:50am in Johnson Hall

(No class on March 21 for spring break)

“Introduction to Prophecy” is a course designed to give you a basic understanding and overview of God’s prophetic destiny for man; specifically the Jews, the Gentiles and the Church, as revealed in Scripture, providing a foundation upon which to build  future studies. As you see the precision and accuracy with which prophecies have been fulfilled to date, you will hopefully gain confidence that those yet to be fulfilled will certainly come to pass exactly as described. We have a glorious future as members of the Church or Body of Christ!  Our future is part of that blessed hope to which we were called  of which Paul prayed we would have revelation. So please come and be a part of this exciting study.





Do you have questions about Christianity? Would you consider inviting a friend to experience Christian fellowship at St. George’s? A new  Missional Community is excited to offer the Alpha Course beginning Wednesday, January 18 from 6:00-8:00pm in Hampton Hall.  Alpha is an 11-week course that explores our faith through conversation, dinner, and video presentations.

To register or for more information, contact Jason Callen (, Williams Hinds (, Claudia Taylor at 615-385-2150 x 218.


Lenten Bible Study

Led by the Rev. Roger Senechal

Wednesdays, March 8 - April 5

10:45am - 12:00pm or 6:30 - 8:00pm in Dandridge A

With the Rev. Roger Senechal.  Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount: A Lenten Study and Discussion of the “Greatest Sermon Ever Preached” on Matthew chapters 5-7.


Symphony 101: New Ears for Music & the Orchestra

Mitchell Korn, instructor

8 sessions: January 25–March 15,  1:00–3:00pm | Hampton Hall

The mysteries of the symphony are uncovered! Symphony 101 is an eight-week class in which every discussion deeply explores an upcoming work by the Nashville Symphony. The Blair School’s Mitchell Korn leads a participatory learning experience using DVD footage of the symphonic performances, with an in-depth exploration of each composer’s personal and musical life. This season we study Respighi (Pines of Rome), Stravinsky (Rite of Spring), Ravel (Bolero), Copland (the original Appalachian Spring for Martha Graham), Bernstein (Serenade), Beethoven (Symphony No. 2), Mozart (Symphony No. 35), and Schumann (Symphony No. 1).

Tuition: $140*

*Bring a friend rate: Any group (two or more who register together) receives a $20 discount for each person!

For registration and information, visit or call 615-322-7651.


Great Music, Great Films

Mitchell Korn, instructor

6 sessions: March 22–April 26, 1:00–3:00 pm | Hampton Hall

Join Blair’s Mitchell Korn in a six-class series exploring the great symphonic composers who scored the best in cinema. Leonard Bernstein’s On the Waterfront, Aaron Copland’s The Heiress and Of Mice and Men, Erich Korngold’s Robin Hood and The Sea Hawk, Max Steiner’s Casablanca and Gone with the Wind, Bernard Herrmann’s North by Northwest, and Elmer Bernstein’s The Great Escape are studied, viewed, and discussed as the merging of two great art forms. The greatest movies with great music make for exceptional arts and entertainment.

Tuition: $105 NOTE: Students who also take Symphony 101 will receive a $20.00 discount on this course.

For registration and information, visit or call 615-322-7651.



Men's Breakfast & Bible Study

First Thursday of each month

6:45 - 8:00am | Chapel & Hampton Hall

Our monthly breakfast begins with worship at 6:45am in the Chapel, after which we move into Hampton Hall for a great talk on the Bible led by the Rev. Richard Kew. Fr. Kew has decades of experience teaching men how to deepen their beliefs concerning God and what duty God requires of a man. Man's hif end is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever.

What a great way to start your day! Come and take something away as a friend, husband, dad, or brother on how God can impact your life. Questions? Contact Joe King at


Women's Bible Study

The Gospel of Mark: The Jesus We're Aching For

January 5 - February 16 | 9:30 - 11:30am in Dandridge B

God's heart is moved by your cries for help, your shouts for joy, your unspoken worries. We know Him to be a God of unparalleled power and authority, but Mark's account of Jesus paints him as a deeply personal and intimate God, too.


Entrusted: A Study of 2 Timothy, by Beth Moore

February 23 - March 30 |  9:30 - 11:30am in Dandridge B

In this 6-session class, learn to guard what God has entrusted to you, further his kingdom by sharing Christ with others, and pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy. 



Men’s Bible Study

Facilitated by Seawell Brandau and Don Greene
Weekly | 7 - 8 am in Dandridge A (upstairs)

Facilitated by different members in the group. For the first 30 minutes we will be studying the Book of Isaiah from the Old Testament. For the concluding 30 minutes we will be answering the question: “What has God been doing in my life this past week? New members welcome anytime. For information, contact Don Greene at (615) 269-3242 or or Seawell Brandau at (615) 352-4824 or You are encouraged to attend the 7:00am Eucharist first.



After Eucharist Conversations

Facilitated by Agatha Nolen and Seawell Brandau
Weekly | 7:30am in the Library

Bright conversation about any subject except politics. You are encouraged to attend the 7:00 Eucharist and then join the clergy and lay for a variety of timely topics. Come as you are as often as you can; you will always find something of “take-home” value. For more information, contact Agatha Nolen at or Seawell Brandau at