It’s fun to attend the same classes as your spouse and friends of other genders. At Covenant, we offer many classes that are open to men and women of various ages and stages. Our classes provide activities and lessons that you can apply to your life and that place you in settings where you can meet others who want to grow closer to God.
Monday Morning Bagel Bunch
When: Mondays (including summer), at 7:00 a.m.
Where: EH 100
Contact: Jim Weatherby, email@example.com, (512) 791-8643
The purpose of the Monday Morning Bagel Bunch (MMBB), is to increase our knowledge of Christian faith through the study of books on contemporary issues of the bible.
The meeting begins with a 15-minute “catch-up” conversation (or conversations!); moves into a thirty minute study time and ends with prayer requests and prayer. While these activities are going on we enjoy bagels and coffee (and sometimes homemade pastries from one of the members).
The MMBB is a stable group whose members are mutually accountable to each other and which have been meeting for nearly 20 years.
Monday Morning Disciples Bible Study
When: Mondays, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Where: SA 103
Contact: Barb Miaso, firstname.lastname@example.org, 512-791-7003
Our study focuses on the disciple as learner, believer, follower, proclaimer and servant, while providing the fellowship of a small group for study, prayer, preparation, support and servanthood. We just completed a study of the Book of Acts. In the Fall semester 2017, we plan to study the Gospel of John.
We have been using the Kerygma curriculum in our group. The word kerygma has the basic meaning “proclamation” and is properly applied to material directed to and through the people of God. This good news is essentially defined by the Bible. The Kerygma program’s primary purpose is to promote and facilitate responsible, effective study of the Bible in the church.
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-10 a.m. The cost is $15 per class if signed up for the month in advance, $18 per class drop-in.
Wednesdays at 8:30-9:30 a.m. Fee: $10/class.
Sundays at 5 p.m. Love Offering
Where: FE 107
Contact: Sharon Johnson (morning classes), email@example.com, 512-573-4000 or Joy Durrant (evening class), 512-346-7435 or JoyDurrant28@gmail.com.
Our bodies are the containers where inner transformation occurs. Practice good stewardship of your body while deepening your walk with Christ by joining us for Christian Yoga. Instruction is in the Iyengar style of Hatha Yoga. Sharon Johnson, a talented and veteran yoga teacher, teaches morning classes. Each class ends with a Christian reading or Scripture. Yoga is for everyone — all body shapes, sizes and ages. Members of Covenant and non-members are equally welcome. We encourage you to try the class by attending your first session for free.
When: 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 10–11:30 a.m. (Sept. thru May)
Where: FE 109
Contact: Charles Meyer firstname.lastname@example.org
Kairos is a weekday class for anyone interested in intellectual pursuit, faith-filled discussion and fellowship. We welcome all to our friendly Bible study.
Every summer Reel Ministry presents a series of films for enjoyment and reflection. After seeing the film, take part in a discussion of the various themes presented and the ways they speak about such things as moral courage, forgiveness, love, faith, grace and redemption. There is no admission fee, but come hungry and thirsty to enjoy Alamo’s delicious food and beverage offerings!
When/Where: 7 p.m., Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 West Anderson Lane
Contact: Please RSVP to Kathryn Sedberry, email@example.com
Getting connected at Covenant is about relationships that get beneath the surface. We offer the men of our church numerous settings to meet other men in similar situations and stages, as well as men with different backgrounds and experience. From Bible study to fellowship, joining groups that meet at the church or those that meet off-campus, there is no shortage of opportunities for men to get involved at Covenant.
When: Second and fourth Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Max’s Wine Dive at 207 San Jacinto Blvd., Suite 200, Austin, TX 78701
Contact: Maureen Crawley, firstname.lastname@example.org, (512) 334-3057
Lively discussions, rousing fellowship and good food are trademarks of the Downtown Men’s Fellowship at Max’s Wine Dive, 207 San Jacinto Blvd., Suite 200. Covenant members, friends, visitors, downtown workers and others all are welcome to escape their busy days to get together with other Christians to eat lunch and chew on some Bible passages. The group meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at noon. The lunch costs $20 and reservations are required. For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Maureen Crawley at email@example.com or (512) 334-3057.
When: Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
Where: FE 102 (Library)
Contact: Gene McKenzie, firstname.lastname@example.org, (512) 627-6571
The Andrew Hawkins Men’s Bible Study is home to a diverse group of men who meet to study the Bible and for fellowship. Our structure is informal. We do not use a study guide or have a designated teacher. Each week, the group together decides which chapters of a book of the Bible to assign for reading and study. We ask a member to research commentaries and other reference sources for information that may shed light on the assigned reading. The group then engages in often lively and always earnest discussions, as we try to determine God’s meaning or message in the chapters. The group is named after our friend and mentor, Andrew Hawkins. We encourage anyone interested to join the group Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in FE 102. For more information, contact Gene McKenzie at email@example.com or (512) 627-6571.
When: Thursdays at 6 a.m.
Where: FE 200
Men in the Word meets Thursdays at 6 a.m. in FE 200. We are a group of early risers who endeavor to learn God’s transforming truths and will for their lives through in-depth study, lectures and prayer. The study topics for Men in the Word parallel those of the women’s Lamplighters’ group, enabling couples to study and share. Covenant member Don Jones leads our group. If you have missed a lecture and would like to catch up, all of the current year’s lectures can be accessed on MitW’s YouTube Channel. For more information, contact Don Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or Harold Skaggs at email@example.com.
At Covenant, we offer many opportunities for women to meet, study and serve with other women. Our various classes and activities enable women of all ages and backgrounds to get to know each other, experience often deep and lasting friendships, and grow in faith. Our diverse groups of women support one another through all of life’s adventures, while experiencing the love that Jesus Christ offers. For more information, contact the adult ministry team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 454-5231.
Lamplighters’ mission is to study the Bible in a way that makes it fresh and relevant for today. Our participants support one another in study and encourage each other through prayer. Join women of all ages and stages of faith as we explore the Bible through lecture and small group discussion.
Lamplighters meet at various times to enable women to attend regardless of their situation. We welcome all to come on Monday evenings or Wednesday mornings from September to April, and we have Lamps On Location times as well. These groups vary in their locations (a few are out of state) and times. We offer a Wednesday lamps class, in which our children study the same Bible lesson. We also offer free childcare on Wednesdays. For more information, contact Shannon Knisely at email@example.com, Jan Skaggs at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the Lamplighters Website.
Covenant MoMs Group is for new, expecting and experienced moms. We meet on the first and third Monday of each month from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in SA 114 to experience informative and helpful presentations, share parenting ideas, and provide general support for each other.
We open all our meetings to Covenant members and non-members, and offer free childcare from our wonderful Covenant childcare staff; infants are welcome in our meetings. Please make childcare reservations at least 48 hours in advance by contacting email@example.com or (512) 334-3020. Come join us for coffee and a snack. We provide interesting topics, support and well-deserved breaks for busy, hard-working moms! For more information, contact Katie McFarlane at firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 946-3567.
We offer a MoMs Lunch Group from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. three to four times per year in FE 107. We meet over lunch to give mothers time to meet other moms, get practical advice, and enjoy lunch and fellowship. Lunch and childcare are provided free of charge with a reservation. Please make childcare reservations at least 48 hours in advance by contacting email@example.com or (512) 334-3020. Please make lunch reservations at least 48 hours in advance by contacting Amy Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact Amy Johnson at email@example.com or Gelsey Mahanes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church Women United (CWU) was founded in 1941 with the motto: Agreed to Differ, Resolved to Love, United to Serve. The group is a racially, culturally and theologically inclusive Christian women’s movement, celebrating unity in diversity and working for peace and justice. CWU’s monthly programs work to educate women so they can support a world filled with justice and mercy for all humankind. Churches all over Austin take turns hosting meetings the first Friday of the month. Coffee starts 9:30 a.m. and the program begins at 10 a.m.
CWU is recognized by the United Nations as a nongovernmental organization (NGO) acting on behalf of women and children throughout the world. Women from Covenant are active in the leadership and life of the Austin group.