We offer programming for people of all ages and interests. This semester, you will find classes to help you learn more about your heart, faith and how to continue to live out the life the Lord has called us to live. There are Sunday school classes that continue on, creating a place for you to meet with community each week. Also available are book studies and Bible studies that meet for a few weeks at a time. Please take some time and explore the pages of our latest offerings for something that interests you!

Adult Sunday School Classes

Christian Family Class – Adult Education Room 3201

The Christian Family Class is for adults that have a desire to learn and grow their faith with other Christians through Bible-based studies, small group discussions, mission projects and Christian fellowship. This class offers regular social activities and opportunities to serve in the church and the community. Come visit us once and the next time you come, you’re a member of the family! We meet on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Empty Nesters Class – Adult Education Room 3103

This class consists mostly of adults whose children no longer live at home. Class discussions center on Bible studies, a variety of topics by well-known Christian leaders and guest speakers. Service projects are also available to those interested. Social events and strong friendships are a highlight of this class. Meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Faithbuilders Class – Evans Hall Room 2129

Faithbuilders is a group of adults, age 55+ who passionately pursue Christ through Bible study, group discussion and fellowship. Subjects covered include books by Rick Warren, Max Lucado, and topics such as history of Methodism, as well as current trends in Christianity. The group also enjoys a variety of guest speakers. Meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Fellowship Class – Evans Hall Room 2235

Married couples, singles and parents with children of various ages. This class is self-taught and offers book studies, Bible study, guest speakers and more. Fellowship Class members work on various service projects throughout the year and as their name suggests, they enjoy the fellowship they have with each other during their Sunday morning class time, as well as other times and places outside of class.  Meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Open Door – Adult Education Room 2236

This new Sunday morning class is designed for adults (30 yrs. old and up) who desire an open-minded, discussion-based format based on current literature by authors such as Adam Hamilton, Rob Bell, Anne Lamott, Rachel Held Evans and Max Lucado. Participants will enjoy taking a closer look at how faith is presented in various materials and then how to relate it to today’s world. Meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Parents with Young Children – Adult Education Room 2233

All married couples with young children (Approx. 6 years and under) are invited to participate in this Sunday school class. A variety of topics will be discussed through Bible studies, DVD studies and book studies.

Engaged and Newly Married Couples without Children – Adult Education Room 2236

This Sunday school class is for young couples. It is so important during this phase of life to have other couples to share life experiences with. This group will explore Bible study and relevant topics based on the needs of the class with short-term and long-term studies.

Quest – A Sunday Morning Class for Young Adults in the Admin Building

Regardless of where you stand on the issues of faith and religion, we are all on a quest to discover purpose and meaning for our lives. There are certain questions that continually rise to the top of our conversations; why does evil exist in our world and how is God a part of that? Why do people suffer from mental illness? How can two people fall in love and stay in love forever? What does the church say about______? Why am I here? Can God be trusted? As people of faith, there are three reoccurring themes, three major questions that define our existence. “Who am I? Who is God? And, how do they relate?” Quest is a weekly group discussion geared for young adults between the ages of 18-29. We meet weekly at 9:30 a.m. In no way do we claim to have all the answers, but maybe together we can grow and learn from one another. Quest is NOT just for people who already have a relationship with Christ. We simply want to create an open, safe environment to wrestle with life’s biggest questions. We are on a quest to get the most out of our time here and invite you to partner with us on the journey.

Trinity Class – Adult Education Room 3102

Faith, Family and Friends! Married couples with children, mostly in their 30s and 40s, that meet to explore their faith at a deeper level, have fellowship with other Christian couples and strengthen their relationship with Christ through Christian friendships, Bible study and outreach. Meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Wesley Class – Evans Hall Room 2130

A class of mature adults seeking to continue growing in faith and Christian living through study and discussion of the Bible and other religious books. Meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Couples Inc. – Evans Hall Room 2236

This Sunday school class is specifically for couples in their 20s and 30s that are engaged or in their early years of marriage. It is so important during this phase of life to have other couples to share life experiences with. Couples InC is facilitated and led by a couple who has a heart for mentoring others and helping them navigate through the early years of marriage. This group will explore Bible study and relevant topics, based off the needs of the class with short-term and long-term studies. Meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Marriage Enrichment Class – Adult Education Room 3204

We are offering a class for those couples seeking marriage enrichment on a Sunday morning. This class is open for couples regardless of age or stage of marriage. Perhaps you are preparing to be married, interested in making your good marriage better, or are getting close to a state of crisis in your marriage and need to do something different. We invite you to come and grow in your love for one another and God. Meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Single Together Singles Class – Evans Hall Room 2234

A class for adult singles, ages 50+ that are interested in developing their faith through Bible study, book study, service projects, personal growth and fellowship. This class also offers a variety of off-campus social gatherings. Meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Suburban Singles – Adult Education Room 3203

A class for adult singles, ages 35-50. Together, participants will look at a variety of topics and materials that include stories of single adults in Scripture and what their stories can mean for our own spiritual journeys, the challenges of being single in today’s culture, as well as book and DVD-based studies to name a few. This group will also gather for a variety of planned social events throughout the year. You will discover that being single in this world does not make you alone, and that you are part of a family of faith that can bring to you love and fulfillment. Meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Gods Special Servants – Adult Education Room 3202

In order to meet the needs of our young adults with disabilities, ages 18 and up, we now offers a class at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. If you have someone in your family interested in attending this class, please email Tracy Christensen, or call Doreen Gillette at 817-337-9588. All curriculums will be provided, but adult facilitators are needed for a rotation teaching schedule.

Friends in Faith – Room 1202

This group meets each week to connect friends and family through our faith in an open, welcoming environment by exploring God’s Word and its application on our Christian walk. Our class is self-taught and includes fellowship, lessons and lively conversations. All are welcome. Meets on Sunday from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

New 11 a.m. Sunday School Class – Evans Hall Room 2233

Calling all parents with preschool to school-aged children you’re invited to participate in this new Sunday school class, Evans Hall room 2233, at 11 a.m. A variety of topics will be discussed through Bible, DVD and book studies. For more information, contact Rev. Owen McKnight.

Bible Studies led by our Pastors

JumpStart Men’s Bible Study
6:45 a.m. Breakfast / 7:15 to 8 a.m. Bible Study

How would you like to have an incredible breakfast and grow in your Christian faith along with 100+ other early risers, as you study the Word of God? Start your week off on the right foot by joining Dr. John McKellar for his JumpStart Bible study on Mondays in Evans Hall as this group continues their study on the Book of Acts. This Bible study follows the school-year calendar.

For more information, contact Kyle Austin.

Power Lunch
Begins Monday, August 27 at noon in Room 2129

Have you ever wanted to get a stronger understanding of the books of the Bible but didn’t know where to start? Continuing in August, Dr. Todd Renner will offer the Power Lunch Bible Study with his ongoing, original series called TouchStones. Resuming with the Book of Titus, every week we will study a book of the Bible gleaning its purpose, point, and practical application to today’s life. Bring a lunch (or pick one up at the church) and bring a friend for this wonderful time of great Bible study and fellowship. Power Lunch meets from noon to 1-ish p.m. on Mondays in 2129 (off of Evans Hall).

REGISTER FOR POWER LUNCH

Tuesday Morning Bible Study with Dr. John McKellar
9 a.m. Breakfast / 9:30 a.m. Study in Evans Hall
Begins Tuesday, August 28

Join Dr. John McKellar for this Tuesday-morning bible study that meets late August through May. Participants are welcome to eat breakfast and have fellowship in Evans Hall starting at 9 a.m. and then stay for an hour-long study of the Book of Acts from 9:30-10:30 a.m. No participant guide necessary, just bring your Bible! For more information, contact Tracy Christensen.

Point|Counterpoint
Begins Wed., Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. in Grace Chapel

Co-Pastors Drs. John McKellar and Todd Renner, will join forces
once again this fall to offer the 19thseason of their popular Point|Counterpoint Bible Study on Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. in Grace Chapel. With their typical flair for fun and practicality, on August 29, the team will begin a series of discussions entitled “From Beginning to End.” Diving into the books of Genesis and Revelation, this original, five-week study seeks to uncover and apply timeless biblical truths and to encourage the heart of everyone who struggles to believe. Following up in the fall, the pair will offer a series called “Reviving Old Scratch” a deep study of the evil, demons, and the devil. Make plans to come for dinner at 5 p.m. and stay for a great time of study and fellowship.

Covenant Bible Study
Begins Wednesday, August 29 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Join Rev. Sterling Smith in an exciting and in-depth Bible study to better understand God’s calling on our lives. The Covenant Bible Study is a 30-week study of both the Old and New Testaments, with a focus on expanding our biblical knowledge while growing in spirituality. The study includes video presentations from some of the world’s renowned Bible scholars, with presentation and class discussion led by Smith. Participants will need to commit to several hours of reading per week so they can be active contributors to class discussions. Join our community of believers as we learn more about our individual faith stories through a richer and deeper understanding of Scripture.

REGISTER FOR COVENANT BIBLE STUDY

Social Principles of the United Methodist Church

Begins Wednesday, January 16 from 6-7 p.m. (six-week class)
Evans Hall Room 2233

The Social Principles are a good faith response to what we believe God is already doing in our lives and in the public arena. They are an expression of the common ground we share, reflecting our priorities and helping us learn about, and advocate for, vulnerable peoples and a vulnerable planet. Their language may not be familiar to every member of the United Methodist Church. They are “instructive and persuasive in the best of the prophetic spirit.” We will look at how they affect us personally and communally. The social principles are divided into the natural world, nurturing community, social community, economic community, political community, and world community. We will examine our social creed and the companion litany to the social creed. This class is designed for thought-provoking discussion in a small group setting.

REGISTER FOR SOCIAL PRINCIPLES OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

 

WC Holy land trip 2019 information meeting

Sunday, November 18 at 12:15pm
Adult Education Bldg. Lecture Hall (Room 3103)

Join Educational Opportunities host Paula King and Director of Adult Discipleship Tracy Christensen for an informational meeting regarding the WC Holy Land Trip 2019!

To walk in the footsteps of Jesus. To experience the sites of his miracles. To sense history wrap around you. This life-changing trip is more than an adventure – it’s a pilgrimage. As we stand in the places where the blind received their sight, we will see anew; and we will sing in those places where the mute first spoke. There, the Bible truly springs to life to challenge us, stir us, and inspire us to approach faith with a new passion. These days together will do more than inform us, though; they will transform us! Please join Dr. John McKellar and Dr. Todd Renner for this incredible journey departing on March 8, 2019.

For more information contact Tracy Christensen.

The Spiritual Awakenings Roundtable

Meets in The Center for Spiritual Care

The Spiritual Awakenings Roundtable challenges members to see themselves and their faith through fresh lenses. How can we engage in a compassionate conversation within ourselves, with others, and with our God?  Come join us in lively explorations that include insights from Scripture, tradition, rich historical texts, contemporary writers, live webinars, and guest speakers. Roundtable discussions stretch from Rohr’s Just This to Parker Palmer’s Hidden Wholeness, McLaren’s The Great Spiritual Migration, Batterson’s Whisper, and more.  Meets Sunday evenings from 6:00-7:30pm.  For more information, please contact Ann Davis or Tracy Christensen.

General Studies

FriendSpeak Community Class
Begins Wednesdays from 10:15-11:30 a.m.
(Follows the school-year calendar)

Become a missionary without leaving your comfort zone. Bring your faith to FriendSpeak on Wednesday mornings to meet with our international neighbors. They are motivated to practice their conversational English skills (one-on-one) and we are eager to meet with them to share our faith, using Bible-based workbooks. We nurture our friendships with occasional social and cultural celebrations such, as Thanksgiving Feast and museum field trips. FriendSpeak is the domestic version of Let’s Start Talking, an international missionary program. Adults are always needed, so if you are interested in becoming a worker or would like more information about the program, please contact Lori Smith at (817)-781-8114 or Tracy Christensen.

REGISTER FOR FRIENDSPEAK

The Bible: The Back of the Book (James; 1 & 2 Peter; 1, 2, 3 John; Jude)
Begins Thursday, September 13 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 2129

Bible study continues this fall with a look into the back of the Book! Right before Revelation, at the back of our New Testament, we find seven short, but significant books. Although these books are rarely read, they are not wholly unknown. In James, we find some familiar verses. Certainly, we remember the Big Fisherman, to whom 1 & 2 Peter are attributed. Because it starts off like John’s Gospel, with Beginning and Life, 1 John may feel familiar. But 2 & 3 John have only one chapter each, as does Jude, which curses false teachers. What are we to make of these seven small books with big ideas? Come discover how their short messages, which sustained early believers, can direct contemporary followers of Christ. Members of this class, besides enjoying in-depth Bible study, maintain a loving community through their active prayer life. Anyone interested in learning more about the life of Christ while growing his or her life in Christ is invited to join us. Facilitated by George M. Foster, Ph.D. assisted by Anna Griffith, D. Min. and Cynthia Page. Textbook, In His Arms, (Bloomington, Indiana: Ketch Publishing. 2008) by Dr. Anna Griffith is available in our Circuit Writer bookstore.

REGISTER FOR THE BIBLE: THE BACK OF THE BOOK

Studies for Men

JumpStart Men’s Monday Bible Study

6:45 a.m. Breakfast / 7 to 8 a.m. Bible Study

Begins August 20th.

How would you like to have an incredible breakfast and grow in your Christian faith along with 100+ other early risers, as you study the Word of God? Start your week off on the right foot by joining Dr. John McKellar for his JumpStart Bible study on Mondays in Evans Hall as this group continues their study on the Book of Acts. This Bible study follows the school-year calendar.

For more information, contact Kyle Austin.

 

Men’s Bible Study
Begins Wednesday, August 29 at 8 p.m.
Room 3102

Join a diverse group of men on Wednesday nights as we explore various studies produced by well-known authors and men of God. New topics are started every four to six weeks. No knowledge or experience required! Come as you are! No need to wait until a new session starts – new participants are welcome at any time. Typical study format involves watching a message from the likes of Andy Stanley, John Ortberg, or other well- known pastors – and then engaging in a discussion led by a moderator.

REGISTER FOR WED. PM MEN’S BIBLE STUDY

Men’s Bible Study
Second & Fourth Thursdays
Begins September 13 at 7 p.m.
Room 3201

We meet from September through May on the second and fourth Thursdays at 7 p.m. We are a self-directed group and have met for many years. We are open to new members joining our small group of six to 10 members. We will begin in September with the books of First and Second Timothy and decide as a group where to go from there.  Contact Karl Neuding | kneuding@gmail.com

REGISTER FOR THURS. PM MEN’S BIBLE STUDY

Men of Prayer
Second and Fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.

The White’s Chapel Men of Prayer (WCMOP) is a group of men that meets regularly to pray for the church and individuals within the church. They engage in intercessory prayer to minister to the church and its members. The group feels that God has invited them to participate in this activity and all have committed to pray daily for the list of needs. WCMOP also feels that intercessory prayer can be more effective than trying to pray for themselves.

The group meets twice per month on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in room 3201 of the Adult Education building. There is no age limit; all men are welcome. During these meetings, the men encourage one another and update the list over which they pray. The group attendance ranges from a handful to a dozen or more. WCMOP also gathers on fifth Tuesdays at various venues for fellowship. For more information, contact Roy Abshier.

Thursday Morning Men’s Bible Study: “In Their Own Eyes: The Book of Judges Applied”
Begins Thursday, August 30 at 7 a.m. in Room 3204

One of the least known but most artful books of the Bible, the Book of Judges provides thoroughly relevant truths for the living of faith in a world just like ours: where many “do what’s right in their own eyes.” Addressing issues like courage, obedience, intimacy, morality, and leadership (just to name a few), the powerful lessons we can learn from this ongoing, verse-by-verse study are limitless and eye-opening. All men are welcome to join facilitator Dr. Todd Renner and other guys who face the daily struggles to live and grow in their relationships with God and others.

REGISTER FOR THURS. AM MEN’S BIBLE STUDY “IN THEIR OWN EYES”

Men’s Bible Study
Saturdays 7:30-9 a.m. in Room 3203

Real Metanoia is a men’s Bible study that endeavors to place, and keep, the focus on Christ’s finished work at the cross. Rather than focusing on what we need to do to be pleasing to Him, this study focuses on what He has accomplished for us through His perfect, complete and eternal sacrifice. A lifestyle of obedience and one that glorifies the Lord becomes the fruit of already having been blessed, rather than attempting to earn God’s favor and blessing through an exhausting life of legalism and self-effort. The word gospel, after all, means “good news” for a reason. Come find out why!

Led by Greg Christian Facilitator, Tom Kinser | tkinser15@yahoo.com | 817-269-5290

Men’s Wednesday Night Study – Radical by David Platt
Begins August 29 at 7 p.m. in Room 3102

Radical is a six-session Bible study facilitated by Bret Zimmerman that invites you to encounter what Jesus actually said about being His disciple, and then obey what you have heard. He challenges you to consider, with an open heart, how we have manipulated a God-centered gospel to fit our human-centered preferences. This study will help you discover what could happen if the message of Radical was intentionally lived out.

* Session 1: Radical Abandonment
* Session 2: Radical Grace
* Session 3: Radical Focus
* Session 4: Radical Strategy
* Session 5: Radical Vision
* Session 6: Radical God

Participant guides are available in our Circuit Writers Bookstore.

REGISTER FOR RADICAL MEN’S BIBLE STUDY

Studies and Activities for Women

Wonderful Wednesdays with Women (WWwW)

Beginning on September 5th at 9 a.m. in Room 3204

Whether it’s a light-hearted exchange, in-depth Bible study, or a topic relevant to today’s challenges and lifestyles, Wonderful Wednesdays with Women offers a forum for women of all ages to explore what it means to live out their Christian faith. Wonderful Wednesdays, facilitated by Rev. Kristen Warthen, is also a great place to make new friends while deepening long-standing relationships

CONTACT: Rev. Joy Roberson

REGISTER HERE FOR WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS WITH WOMEN

 For more information, contact Rev. Joy Roberson

After the Boxes are Unpacked
Begins Wednesday, August 29 from 11 a.m. – Noon

Calling all to join us for an inviting study for women based on the book, After the Boxes are Unpacked, Moving on After Moving In by Susan Miller. This class is for anyone who has recently moved and is flooded with all the emotions a move involves and is looking for a way to connect with others that are experiencing the same. Facilitated by Lori King, this six-week class begins on Wednesday, August 29, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Books are available in our Circuit Writers bookstore.

REGISTER FOR AFTER THE BOXES ARE UNPACKED

Women’s Generations Groups

Join our ministry for women of all ages and stages of life. Generations Groups are small groups of eight to 10 women, ranging in age from early 20s to 80+. Groups will meet one to two times per month for fellowship and to discuss issues relative to women of all ages.

It is our hope that over time, lasting bonds and intergenerational friendships will form within each group as the women share their joys and challenges, wisdom and skills, and provide support to friends from other generations.

“These groups can be transformational for many of our women who don’t have family around and yearn for the wisdom and vitality found in other generations,” encouraged Rev. Joy Roberson, Pastor of Women’s Ministry.

Forms are available at the information desks and in the Adult Education building. Generations Groups are open to all women and church membership is not a requirement.  Contact: Marla Hampton

For Mothers of Young Children

Moms Next
Second and Fourth Wednesdays 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Moms Next is a group for mothers of elementary & middle school children. We are a chartered group that is under MOPS International. As mothers enter the world of school, new issues and challenges arise. For this reason, we are offering Moms Next as a time of fellowship, spiritual growth, support and learning. This group will meet the second & fourth Wednesdays of the month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Adult Education Building room 2233. A small fee for dues and extras ($50) will be required.

For more information, please contact Rev. Joy Roberson.

Moms PK Group
Weekly, Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. – Room 3201

Moms PK is a women’s group for moms of preschoolers to grow and connect spiritually. Led by Rev. Joy Roberson, topics are centered on parenting and marriage in a Christian context. This group meets weekly each Tuesday, starting in September and childcare is provided. For more information, please contact Rev. Joy Roberson.

REGISTER FOR MOMS PK GROUP

Life Classes for Adults (Job Resources)

Career Transition Workshop
Next Session Begins Monday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Room 3204

Career Transition Workshop (CTW) uses creative and entertaining presentations to motivate and to teach job seekers important skills to conduct a successful job search. Each session is led by accomplished Human Resources managers, professional recruiters or senior level managers who also provide individual assistance with resume creation, cover letters and interviewing skills. Sessions are free but a workbook with session slides, sample resumes and other material, is available for a $20 (cash or check) contribution to White’s Chapel. No pre-registration is required.

DOWNLOAD THE FALL CALENDAR AND INFORMATION

 

Southlake Focus Group
Thursdays 7:30 – 11 a.m. in Evans Hall

The Southlake Focus Group is a professional career transition group that is independent in affiliation and interdenominational in reach. We are a 100 percent volunteer organization with 5,000+ members and alumni across the country, operating as a local community resource to Dallas/Ft Worth. We offer weekly support and resources including: networking opportunities, job search strategies, career management and coaching. Our membership offers a broad cross section of skills and capabilities for potential employers, including CXO, directors, managers and individual contributors with functional expertise in sales, operations, marketing, finance, IT, engineering, to human resources. Want to know how you can help us? Think of us FIRST when you have a job opening in your company or know of a job opportunity that you can refer. Visit us in person to announce job openings and immediately meet with potential candidates that morning.

Adults

Adults

Continuing in your faith is a journey and we have many classes, events and groups available to help you become more rooted in Jesus and the community.

WC Kids

WC Kids

We believe fostering a personal faith in Jesus Christ in children is one of the most important parts of being a community church. There are many ministries created for each and every age group, from nursery to sixth grade.

WC Students

WC Students

Our student program fosters an environment that helps your student (seventh through 12th grade) develop a stronger relationship with Jesus and with students in the surrounding communities.

Classic Adult Fellowship

Classic Adult Fellowship

This fun and growing group always wants to see and welcome new faces. If you’re 55 and better and enjoy getting to know new people, click here for more info.

WC Men

WC Men

Finding a community to support you is something that can help take your faith to another level! WC Men is a place for you to enjoy fellowship, missions and support.

WC Women

WC Women

Creating bonds with other women of faith can help pour encouragement into struggles, joys and other seasons of your life. Find your tribe with WC Women!

Marriage Ministry

Marriage Ministry

Connect with married and engaged couples in all age ranges to nourish your spirit, foster deeper community and discuss the joys and challenges of being a couple of faith. 

WC College & Young Adults

WC College & Young Adults

We would love to help you navigate the struggles and questions of being a young adult (18 to 35) in today’s world. There are opportunities to meet monthly, with fun social events open to all.

Single Adults

Single Adults

We have community for those walking through life on their own. We are called to live in fellowship, find your group today!

Encounter Groups

Encounter Groups

Are you looking to connect with a life-changing small group so that you can grow spiritually?

Spiritual Formation

Spiritual Formation

Our faith is ever changing and growing, and we believe we must continue that journey through discovering, learning more and diving into Scripture with those around us.

Weddings

Weddings

We would love to help you celebrate love with your wedding ceremony! Through this sacred ceremony, you enter into a covenant with God and with one another. Let us help you make a memory that will last forever.

Recreation

Recreation

Getting out and enjoying a game of softball, golf and more is just one way we like to have fun! Find out more opportunities here to get out with your church family.

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