Adult Discipleship

We believe that the best and most growth happens with others.  Jesus recruited 12 to train, teach, and send out into the world. Together they shared meals and conversations. They lived life together and journeyed with one another.

Acts 2 tells us about the unity and growth that comes when the people of God gather in small groups.  It is our hope to develop a strong community of Christ followers by offering you a place to connect with other people just like you!

Adult discipleship provides both large and small group experiences no matter where you are in your walk with Christ.  Study topics include a wide range of issues as well as topics of faith. There are one time events or studies which run 6-8 weeks. For information on existing discipleship opportunities contact the church office or Dianna Sheely.  Interested in starting a new group? Contact the church office. 


Discipleship Opportunities

Encore Lunch and Learn

Hippos and the Cincinnati Zoo

Wednesday, August 22, 11:30am in the Armstrong Room

Hippos have been objects of fascination and intrigue to people for many years. Come see why they are so beguiling! This lecture will take you on a photo journey of the world of hippos, including a presentation about the Cincinnati Zoo’s amazing, interactive hippo exhibit, and the world-renowned adorable celebrity, Fiona, and her mama, Bibi.  In addition, we will learn about upcoming plans for the Cincinnati Zoo.

 Cost for lunch is $10 per person with reservations requested by August 19.  Sign up at the desk in the Atrium on Sunday mornings or email the church office.  The Zoo lecture is free, but a donation to the Cincinnati Zoo is always much appreciated.

American Sign Museum
Friday, September 21

The museum is dedicated to the art and history of signs and sign making. Their collection ranges from the late nineteenth century to the 1970s.   A 45-minute guided tour provides a fascinating historical perspective on our country through the hundreds of signs and other memorabilia in the museum. This tour is not only lots of fun, but very educational. 

10:00am — Meet at church for carpooling
11:00am — Tour (1330 Monmouth Ave)
Followed by lunch at Camp Washington Chili

 Adult admission is $15; Seniors (65+) admission is $10

Paid reservations by 9/17 = the church will purchase tickets online. Unpaid or late reservations = you can get your ticket online or at the door.

Rumpke Recycling
Wednesday, October 17

Have you ever wondered what happens to your recyclables after they have been collected? Come join the Encore group to tour Rumpke Recycling, the largest residential recycling plant in North America! The tour includes a short video, a review of the items acceptable for recycling, and a walking tour of the plant to show how the recyclable materials are sorted.

The tour lasts approximately 60 minutes. Participants must be at least 16. Please wear hard-soled, closed-toe shoes with backs (no sandals or heels). Long pants and long sleeves recommended. 

11:00am — Meet at the church for carpooling

11:30am — Lunch at Spring Grove Ave. Frisch’s

1:00pm — Tour (5535 Vine St.)

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