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Wednesday Night Classes

  • WHEN: Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
  • The RISING (for teens): 6:00 p.m. during the school year
  • Children (nursery–6th Grade): 7:00 p.m.

So many of us lead busy lives, and our tanks run on empty. If we never pause and refuel, we can lose focus on God.

Our Wednesday night classes are an opportunity to do just that -break from our busy lives and refuel on the Word of God. We join together for inspiring teaching on topics of life, culture, family and faith. We also take time to catch up with one another as a family, encouraging each other in our walks of faith.

We have options for the whole family on Wednesday. Our children and teens meet for fun and formational classes and often share a meal together. Adults share in classes, times of praise, and in other ministries like FriendSpeak, a conversational English program that uses the Bible as a textbook. Take a break from your week, join us on a Wednesday evening, and refocus on God.

Arguing with God: Job's Journey of Suffering

Lance Hawley

The Chapel

This class will work through the book of Job with special attention to Job's struggle with God. We will discuss questions such as: Does God act unjustly toward Job? What does this book teach us about righteous suffering? What does God's response have to do with Job's complaint? (Lance Hawley teaches Old Testament studies at HST.)

The Gift of Presence

Amy and Scott Ballentine

Room A132

Bringing mindfulness to our daily life can be a blessing to ourselves and others. Amy is a psychologist and mindfulness teacher who owns and operates the Memphis Center for Mindful Living. Mindfulness is about being present to the current moment, to others, and to God. This class will develop that capacity through exercises, discussion and short talks. This way of being in relationship can increase our joy, our opportunity for spiritual growth, and our connection to others. This class is for men and women.

Support Group for Families Impacted by Foster Care and Adoption

Meets Last Wednesday of Each Month

Room B126

Have you or your family been impacted by foster care or adoption? If so, please join us Wednesday night, January 29 as we kick off a monthly fellowship meeting among foster and adoptive families. Bring your own dinner and we will eat prior to kids going to class at 7:00p. This will be a safe place to share what is on our hearts as we support each other and connect with resources in our church and community. This group meets the last Wednesday of each month. For more info, call Kelly Cates at 901.229.4837.

Teens: The RISING

The Rising is designed to be a refuge for students from all over the city. HYG opens its doors at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays during the school year for food and fun. The Rising is not offered during the summer because of the many mission trips, outreach opportunities, and group activities. Students can eat, play video games or sports, and hang out with friends and mentors. We gather together from 7:00-7:45 p.m. for exciting worship and a lesson designed to encourage and challenge. We want The Rising to be a time when students are empowered and equipped to make God the focal point of their lives. And we want it to be fun!

Children's Classes

During the school year, our Nursery-6th graders have both small group and large group activities each week. They are involved in age-appropriate games, skits, and devotionals that help them understand God’s teachings. During the summer, they meet as a large group for active learning. Running shoes and comfortable clothes are a must for this age group! Group-led games include relays and other high action activities. Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man… That is our goal for this group. We work their minds and bodies, and we provide settings for them to build close relationships that will continue throughout their adolescent years.