Adult Groups & Sunday School Classes

At LakeRidge UMC, it is our goal to support you as you grow in faith and the knowledge of God.

Check out our upcoming studies and small groups below!
For more information, contact Blossom Matthews, or call the church office. (806.794.4015)

Please click here to register!

Adult Classes:

Spiritual Warfare for Everyday People

Wednesdays, Jan 10 – Feb 21, 6:30-8 PM
Led by Blossom Matthews
Discover your ability to pray with God-given confidence. You will gain practical knowledge and tools to build your faith, strengthen your relationship with God, and to live and pray courageously.

Bethel Bible Study

Tuesdays/Thursdays, Jan 9 – March 1 
Led by Mark Martin
This in-depth study of the New Testament will enable participants to go deep into God’s Word, connecting the dots of Scriptural themes and growing in their relationship with .

Roots of Revival

Wednesdays, Feb 21 – April 11, 6:45 PM
Led by Jason Owens and Matt Reecer
Discover the roots of revival as you read The Class Meeting by Kevin W. Watson.

Online Class:

The Artist’s Way

Jan 15 – April 9; Find our page through your facebook search bar: “The Artist’s Way – LakeRidge UMC”
Or click here to go to our page:

We are created in the image of our creative God! Discover your natural creativity (which comes in many forms) as we study “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron. Participants will benefit from online teaching and diverse group posts, as well as a flexible method of learning for those with busy schedules.

Men’s Classes:

Authentic Manhood

Feb 7, Feb 21, Mar 7, Mar 21, Apr 4 & Apr 18 at 6:30 AM
Discover the biblical truths and society’s lies about what it means to be a man.

Men of God Study

Wednesdays, Jan 17 – Feb 21
Led by John Hall; Back of Fellowship Hall

Women’s Classes:

Living Braver and Bolder

Wednesdays, begins Jan 17 – Feb 21, 6:30-8 PM
Led by Angela Carter and Lillie Rodgers
Join Angela and Lillie to discover what Scripture has to say about living boldly and bravely as women of God. You will be challenged to think, pray and act as victorious warriors in Christ.

Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted

Wednesdays, Jan 17 – Feb 28, 6:30-8 PM
Join Clarissa Hayes for this engaging DVD-based study as Priscilla Shirer shares the truth that what we perceive to be interruptions may actually be God’s invitation to something beyond our wildest dreams.

Goliath Must Fall: Winning the Battle Against Your Giants

Mondays, 6 week study begins in January, 10-11:30 AM
Led by Twyla Polasek
Louie Giglio examines the story of David and Goliath to reveal how we must slay the giants of fear, rejection, complacency, anxiety, anger, and addiction in our lives.

Ephesians: An Invitation

Wednesdays, January 17 – February 21, noon-1 PM
Led by Blossom Matthews
Discover new ways to study God’s Word in this in-depth study of Ephesians, which offers a powerful invitation to be the Church.

Women’s Classes beginning in March…

The Gospel of Mark

Thursdays, March 8 – April 19, 11:30 – 12:45 PM
Led by Kristie Caviness
Lisa Harper’s DVD-based Bible study guides us through Jesus’ early ministry to the cross, discovering what it means to be recipients of His overflowing compassion and passion.

Ruth: Loss, Love & Legacy

Wednesdays, March 21 – April 25, noon – 1:30 PM
Led by Celia Kinsey
Kelly Minter’s DVD Bible study delves into Ruth’s journey of unbearable loss, redeeming love, and divine legacy.

Recovery Groups:


Tuesdays, Jan 9 – Mar 27, 6:30-8 PM
Led by Carl and Susanne Wampler
GriefShare is a weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life after losing a loved one.


Wednesdays, Jan 3 – March 28; 6:30-8 PM
Led by Cindi Heald
Experience healing from your separation or divorce as you begin the process of rebuilding your life.


Adult Sunday School Classes

Our Sunday School classes meet at 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning

9:15 a.m. Hour


This class focuses on vibrant verse-by-verse Bible study with time for discussion, and is comprised of a diverse age range. Room 102

Beloved | Young Adult Class

This class is geared toward both singles and couples in their 20s and 30s, and studies a variety of topics focused on growing their personal relationship with God. Conference Room across from the Receptionist’s Desk


Mid-Lifers is a combination of fellowship, teaching, and discussion, and is geared toward people 45-65. Room 40


This class, for both couples and singles, enjoys discussion based on engaging, practical DVD lessons, and is geared toward those in their 30s and 40s. Room 43

Musicians’ Class

Open to church musicians ages 18 and up. This class provides a Bible study and small group experience. Back of Fellowship Hall


This class enjoys hearty discussion, rich fellowship, and serving others. The age range is primarily 40s and up. Room 47

10:30 a.m. Hour

Bible Study

This is a friendly, accepting class for couples, singles and married persons without their spouses. The class is made up of a wide age range (35 to 80), and studies various books of the Bible. Room 40


Crossroads enjoys building friendship and enjoying Christ-centered fellowship. Class members have children that range in ages from middle school to married with children. Room 47


This class is comprised of mature adults who enjoy Biblical discussion. Library


This class is for parents and couples with children of all ages and uses a variety of books, DVD studies, and discussions to learn more about God’s plan for our lives. Room 41

Singles’ Class

All singles are welcome to celebrate singleness in an atmosphere of acceptance and support. Become empowered as a single adult in your journey toward spiritual, personal, and relational wholeness through Christ-centered fellowship. Room 43

The Vineyard Class

Designed for adults with school-aged children. The class focus is on growing the discipleship in couples through fellowship and study. Room 46


LakeRidge Singles are all ages and stages of singles who believe singleness does not mean being alone. We are an accepting family, encouraging one another to grow stronger in our relationship with Christ. For more information contact Cindi Heald at 806-794-4015.

Worship Together

At the 9:15 a.m. Sanctuary worship service. We sit as a group on the west, center side toward the back of the sanctuary.

Sunday School

Studies include Bible study, spiritual growth and rebuilding with open discussion where singles can talk about current life issues in a safe, Christian setting. 10:30 a.m. in Room 43.

Singles Sunday Lunch

Immediately after the 10:30 a.m. service, 4th Sunday of the month. We gather at various restaurants for a time of fellowship, food and fun.

Men’s Groups

The Men’s Ministry is dedicated to helping men become fully devoted followers of Jesus through Christian fellowship, learning, development of leadership gifts and skills. Check out our Authentic Manhood and Men of God groups!

Women’s Groups

The Women’s Ministry is a vital part of the life of our church. We have numerous opportunities for study and fellowship throughout the week. For information about Women’s Ministries, contact the church office by phone at 794-4015.

United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women (UMW) come together the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Room 102 to discuss ways in which we will serve our community. These gatherings consist of fellowship, refreshments, devotions, and discussion of activities. Our purpose is to serve others through various ministries such as collection and distribution of Homeless Hygiene Bags, UMW Thanksgiving Bake Sale, and UMW Foster Children’s Breakfast. Come, have fun and share your ideas. Contact: Sally McSpadden at 794-4257.

Exercising Women – Women’s Workout

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Room 47
Women of all ages are invited to join us for a video-led class featuring yoga, salsa, tai chi, and other forms of exercise.

Praying Women

Still confirming which prayer groups meet Praying Women are groups of moms who gather on different mornings to pray for their children and their school staff. You don’t have to be a “prayer expert,” just come with a love for your child, love for the Lord and your Bible.

Elementary and Junior High Moms

Contact he church office to see if your school has a group meeting at LakeRidge UMC or contact Nancy Cook at 798-1976 if you would like to start a group.

Senior Adults

Aging Isn’t for Sissies!

This is a Lunch and Learn series to provide information and fellowship on interesting topics for people 50+.

Prime Timers

Prime Timers is a senior adults’ fellowship. Prime Timers meets on the first Thursday of each month at Furr’s Cafeteria on Slide Road (across from the mall). Share a great meal, play games and have a fun time together. If you would like to be sent a reminder card each month, please contact the church office at 794-4015.

Spiritual Growth Studies

Short-term small groups and classes for Bible study and faith development are offered throughout the year.

To view and sign up for upcoming classes, click here.

Support Groups

These groups meet to offer emotional and spiritual support.