Adult Ministry


Details on the Women’s Ministry Tab


Small Groups

Small Groups – Sunday Mornings at 9:30AM


All Christians need a group of fellow believers who can come alongside them to strengthen and encourage. Here at Manley, we believe you can find that fellowship in our Small Groups. By making the connection in a small group, you are forming friendships and bonds with people who will share in your life struggles and victories. Our Sunday small groups are where true intimate ministry happens. This is where long-term relationships are built and care for each member is encouraged and experienced.

We offer a wide variety of groups full of people who find themselves in different situations of life. Whether you are single, married, parenting, single again, or retired, there’s a place for you to make a connection and to be a part of the body of Christ.  Our Mission as a church is for each person to be a fully developing follower of Jesus Christ. Being connected in a small group is a critical first step in achieving this Mission.

Here is a quick reference guide for each small group offered at 9:30 (for all ages) and it’s location.

Here is a profile of all adult small groups.

Here is a link to the Study Booklet containing the notes for the 2015 church wide John study.

You may contact Dwayne Moore or  send an e-mail via our Contact Us form to submit any questions.

Wednesday Evenings

Wednesday Evenings at 6:00PM

Wednesday night classes are short-term, topic driven classes/groups directed toward discipleship.  Areas of interest include parenting, finance, spiritual growth, relationship building, marriage strengthening, divorce recovery, grief recovery and specific Bible book studies are some of topics used in the classes. We offer classes with topics related to women only, classes for men only and classes appealing to both men and women.

Our Wednesday Life classes differ from our Sunday small groups in that the class leader, topic and group members may vary from quarter to quarter depending upon their interest and the topic discussed.

Check back in mid-July for specific classes offered this fall!

Support Groups

These are three Support Group Ministries that meet each week on Wednesdays at 6 pm.

Celebrate Recovery (Manley information) meets Thursdays from 6-9 pm

You may contact Dwayne Moore or send an e-mail via our Contact Us form to submit any questions about these groups.

Singles Ministry

shutterstock_80792494Welcome to the Adult Singles Ministry at Manley Baptist Church!  It is the goal of our ministry to help singles grow in their faith while providing a healthy social atmosphere for Christian fellowship.  Our class meets Sunday mornings at 9:45am in room 309 in the West Wing building.  We invite you to visit our class or to participate our activities.  For more information about the Singles Ministry or upcoming fellowship opportunities, please contact Jason Chadwell at: (423) 581-0737 or  send an e-mail via our Contact Us form to submit any questions.  

Women’s Ministry

Thank you for taking the time to check us out on the web. As our name states, we seek to be ‘Women In God’s Service.’

It is our desire to equip women in developing a vibrant, consistent walk with Christ by providing opportunities to study God’s Word and build meaningful relationships. This is the core of what we do!

To contact our Women’s Ministry Director, Brenda Tenpenny or Assistant Director, Leslie Grigsby, you may send an e-mail via our Contact Us form. You may also call the Women’s Ministry Secretary, Pamela Clayton at 423-586-8665, ext. 201 

Summer Bible Study Session:




Tuesdays in June & July except June 24 (VBS week)
We’ll be Doing Stepping Up: A Journey Through the Psalms of Ascent
Fellowship Hall
Childcare provided
For all women!  Many of our attendees do not attend Manley.  We are happy to have you!

Wednesday Evening Details:

  • Wednesday Evening Bible Study
  • 6:00PM
  • Sessions will meet according to regular Wednesday night main schedule.
  • Children will be in their classes during this Bible Study time.
  • Rm 312 in the West Wing

Women’s Ministry at-a-Glance

Weekly Prayer Time

Join a group of women Monday mornings at 9:30 AM in the prayer room as we join in prayer.

Tuesday Morning Bible Studies 9:30-11:30AM

We begin at 9:00 am for a time of fellowship, then at 9:30, begin worship and Bible study. We have small groups during some studies when time allows. Childcare is provided for newborns through 5th graders each week.

Bible studies have included Beth Moore, Kay Arthur, Priscilla Shirer, and other nationally known women’s teachers.

Wednesday Evening Bible Studies 6:00-7:30PM

These begin at 6 pm each Wednesday and meet in the west wing in room 312 and other locations as well. Childcare is provided each week.

For our Fall Wednesday night session, we’re doing Beth Moore’s Children of the Day.

Berries and Blossoms

  • August 14
  • On the church grounds
  • A light picnic-style dinner
  • We’ll have a forum where we’ll get to know our pastors’ wives!
  • The event is free but you MUST register so we can provide food.
  • Ways to register:
  •     In the Atrium Sunday mornings
  •     Wednesdays in the Fellowship hall
  •     By emailing Pam Graham at
  • Childcare is not provided.


Special Events

We have some special events like retreats, banquets, Mission Tea, Beth Moore Simulcasts, Festival of Tables, etc.

It is our prayer that you are lavishly-loved, blessed, and encouraged as you join us in study and fellowship!

For more information, send a message via the Contact Us form and select Women’s Ministry.

Senior Adults

The senior adult ministry at the Manley Baptist Church is a strategic ministry due to the sheer number of persons who are 55 years of age and older.  These “senior saints” hold more potential for more persons to be involved in ministry and mission than any other group in the church. We call ourselves the “Young at Hearts”.

A great number of them have given untold hours and years of leadership, and certainly of their resources, in making Manley the strong church that it is today.  Only eternity will reveal the fruit of their faithful service to the kingdom of God.  We are forever indebted to our senior adults.

The coming year, will give us another chapter in building an even stronger senior adult ministry.  We will be more deliberate in casting a future vision for the next five years and beyond.  There is a wave of new seniors that are moving into the 55+ senior years, and it is our desire to be fully prepared to meet their spiritual needs through a three-step process that will lead all senior adults toward a life of spiritual transformation.  These three steps are identified as loving God, reaching people, and serving the world.

Young At Heart fellowship activities are every last Tuesday of each month in the church Fellowship Hall at 6:00 P.M. except during June, July, August and September when they are at the Spoon Pavilion at Panther Creek State Park.