At Central Baptist Bearden, we offer a plethora of groups including Discipleship and Fellowship groups, Care groups and Bible Study groups! Below is a list of the different types of groups we offer as well as links for more information!


Sunday Bible Study (Sunday School)

We offer classes for Preschool, Children, Youth (7th – 12th grade), College and Young Adults, Single Adults and Married Adults. However, there are also many other classes for all ages throughout the week. Some study specific books of the Bible while others are topical in nature.

Click here for a list of all of our Adult Sunday Morning Bible Study Classes. As more Bible Studies become available, we will update this list.

Weekday Bible Studies

Here at Central, we also offer Discipleship Groups. These are open groups that meet to not only study scripture, but also put their faith into action. Here is a list of the bible studies that we currently offer.

“The Armor of God” – The enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. “The Armor of God”, more than merely a biblical description of the believers inventory, is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory. We have two groups meeting this semester. Melinda Jones will be leading a group on Wednesday nights from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the CORE (C-1) and Becky Duncan will be leading a group on Friday mornings from 9:30 am – 11:30 am in Conference Room C. Join us as we begin this 7 week study during the week of September 11 (on either Wednesday or Friday). For more information, contact Melinda Jones ( or Ashley Nelkin (

Great Prayers of the Old Testament – This coed Bible study meets on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 am – 11:30 am in Room 335. Led by Joyce Wyatt, this bible study will discuss how to expand your prayer life and blessings as we study these defining biblical moments. This class will meet from September 20th through December 13th.

Men’s Bible Study – This group meets Thursday mornings from 7:30 am – 8:30 am in Conference Room A. Led by Rob Johnson and Peter Brewer, this men’s Bible study comes together to study biblical concepts that affect every day living for Christian men. For more information about this group, please contact Rob Johnson at

Men’s Fellowship and Prayer Group – This men’s group meets Friday mornings from 7:15 am – 8:30 am in Conference Room A. Led by Cliff Helton, this Men’s group comes together to discuss life, family, faith, work, and many more every day topics. This group will occasionally meet at a local eatery for breakfast. If you would like to check this group out, please email Cliff Helton at

“Experiencing God” – This Men’s Bible study will be meeting multiple times a week in order to accomadate everyone’s schedules. Experiencing God is a modern class that has sold millions of copies worldwide and is based on seven Scriptural realities that teach us how to develop a true relationship with the Creator. For more information on when these groups are meeting or to sign-up, please contact Steve Johnson ( or Ashley Nelkin (

College Ministry Discipleship – We have two college discipleship groups that meet on the UT Campus at the BCM (Green Room). Dinner is served at each of the these bible studies. The women meet on Tuesdays from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, and the men meet on Sundays from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. For more information, please contact Tim Earl at

If you have questions about Sunday School or Discipleship Groups for adults, please contact Ashley Nelkin, Faith Formation Ministry Assistant, at 450-1000 ext. 135 or


Here at Central, we offer a plethora of Care Groups that meet throughout the year. These include Healing from Divorce, GriefShare, Anger Management, Diabetes Self-Management, Powerful Tools for Caregivers, and Chronic Disease Self-Management. For more information on these groups, please click HERE


With all of our Bible studies, Discipleship Groups and Care Groups, sometimes it’s nice just to gather together and have a time of fellowship. Below are a list of our Fellowship Groups. These are open groups so feel free to join them!

Senior Adult Games and Things meets most Thursday mornings at 10am in the FAC Game Room to play cards and games. Afterwards they move to the Fellowship Hall to eat lunch together. Lunch is $5 per person

Cooking with a Mission consists of ladies who share a love for cooking, fellowship and mission. They meet the last Friday of each month from 10am – 12:30pm in the church kitchen. Time is spent cooking a meal which is shared for lunch and then packaged to share for mission – Ronald McDonald House and/or various families that are in need.
For more information about Cooking with a Mission, please email Phyllis Miller at

Sewing Ministry consists of ladies who share a passion for using their sewing talents. They make lap quilts, veteran quilts, hats, scarves and small pillows for Thompson Cancer Center. This group meets on Wednesdays, 1:00 – 5:00 pm in the ROC Game Room. For more information, contact Judy Gerhardt at

Knitting Ministry consists of ladies who share a passion for knitting and crocheting. They make prayer shawls, hats for Thompson Cancer Center and red hats for heart month at local hospitals (for babies). This group meets on Mondays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall (FH6). For more information, contact Judy Gerhardt at

Women on Mission consists of ladies who come together to discuss missions, pray for those currently serving and collect items/funds for different mission projects. This group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 10:15 am – 12:00 pm (lunch is served). For more information or to be added to the mailing list (for reminders of meetings), contact Ashley Nelkin at

Grandmothers at Prayer (GAP) consists of women who come together to pray over their grandchildren. This group meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 10:30 – 11:30 am in the Prayer Room (located on the 2nd floor). For more information or to be added to the mailing list (for reminders of meetings), contact Ashley Nelkin at

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