Adult Ministry



See women’s tab for details!

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.

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

discipleship classes

Discipleship Classes – 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.

Classes begin  at 6pm, August 5 unless otherwise noted. Material cost (based on book price) to be announced. Manley Kids & Manley Students  Discipleship Programs 6:00 Manley Worship Choir Practice 7:00

The Family Project   Pastor Tony Buchanan   Rm 214/216

tfp_topbanner_1398350114_1421269461Why do families work? Because God Himself designed them! Thriving families will lead to thriving communities, and thriving communities will transform the world. People will find purpose, joy and redemption; and generation after generation will create a positive legacy. The Family Project is a 12-session DVD experience that explores the theological, philosophical, and cultural underpinnings of the traditional family, and combines that information with inspiring stories and practical tools to help 21st-century families thrive. The Family Project also offers a hope-filled, optimistic antidote to the current landscape of familial breakdown, sending a clear message that a return to the time-tested, historical model of the family is where so many of our culture’s wounds begin to heal. It’s designed to develop a new appreciation for why family matters…based on a bigger understanding of who God is in His character and why He created humanity the way He did. Equipped with this information, viewers will also be exposed to a wealth of hands-on tools and resources to help them embrace those values within their own families and pass them along to future generations.

Love and Respect   Dr. Dwayne Moore   Rm 215 (begins Aug 12) 

Love-RespectLove and Respect is a class for couples of all ages and at any stage of their marriage. Here is a quote from the introduction of the book to help you understand this study:  “Do you want peace?  Do you want to feel close to your spouse?  Do you want to feel understood?  Do you want to experience marriage the way God intended?  Then try Love and Respect.” The study is grounded in the Word of God and was written by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs.  Your marriage will greatly benefit from this study!

Tally Ho the Fox   Kenny Bailey   Rm 201 tally_ho

What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ?  Herb Hodges answers this question in his book, “Tally Ho the Fox.”  In this book, he masterfully examines the Word of God to provide foundations for building world visionary, world impacting, reproducing followers of Jesus Christ.

The War Room   Pam Graham   Rm 207 

005727824This is a women’s Bible study that focuses on prayer.  This 5 week Bible study is based on the upcoming movie War Room, from the creators of Fireproof and Courageous. This compelling drama, with humor and heart, explores the power that prayer can have on marriages, parenting, careers, friendships, and every other area of life.   Topics include: Dealing with Spiritual Lukewarmness, Christian Accountability, Grasping Grace and the Gospel, Engaging in Spiritual Warfare, Trusting God in Prayer

Comeback Boys of the Bible   Rusty Connelly   Rm 205 

ComebackBoysIn today’s culture where millions of men are trying to recover from the economic downturn, financial problems, shattered dreams and family issues, a strong word of encouragement is needed! Former NFL quarterback Neal Jeffrey delivers in this new study for men as he shows them how to get up from the knockdowns of life. A “game-changing” Bible study for men.  This 7 week study examines the lives of men in the Bible who have fallen and how God put their lives back together.

The Truth Project   Bob Clark   Rm 209 

In a recent study, the Barna Research Group revealed a stunning statistic that continues to reverberate throughout the evangelical world. Only 9 percent of professing Christians have a biblical worldview.  The-Truth-ProjectBecause of this, today’s believers live very similarly to non-believers. A personal sense of significance is rarely experienced, we spend our money and time on things that fail to satisfy and we begin to wonder what life’s ultimate purpose really is. We are, in short, losing our bearings as a people and a nation.  To counter this slide within the body of Christ, Focus on the Family has launched one of the most ambitious and powerful projects in the history of our ministry – The Truth Project. The Truth Project is a 13 lesson DVD-based curriculum taught by Dr. Del Tackett. This study is the starting point for looking at life from a biblical perspective. Each lesson discusses in great detail the relevance and importance of living the Christian worldview in daily life.

Divorce Care   Larry & Diana Boggess   Rm 212 

This support group is for those recovering from divorce.  Topics that will be addressed are key issues everyone struggles with during and after a separation or divorce.  Group members will learn once again what it means to be loved and will rediscover the purpose of life. The Divorce Care group and videotapes help people deeply hurt by divorce to heal, to develop a hope for the future.  You are encouraged to become active and committed to your Divorce Care group, and look expectantly at what God can do in your life!

ESL for Internationals   Danny & Jan Hinson   TBA 

This is an informal class where internationals can learn conversational English.

Grief Share   Tim & Lisa Balough   Rm 203 (Starting August 12)

grief-share-picIt may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now.   If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.  Grief Share is sponsored by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time.  Each Grief Share session includes a video seminar and group discussion.  A Grief Share workbook assists you with note-taking, journaling and grief study.  The videos feature top experts on grief recovery, dramatic reenactments about living with grief and real-life stories of people who have experienced a recent loss, learn about their experiences and share your own.  Grief Share is a nondenominational group and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics.

support groups

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.  We are generally 40+ and 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.


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

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.  Enter at the covered entrance on the East side and head to the prayer room to the right of the Worship Center.

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.  This is a group made up of women from Manley and many who are not, so please join us! 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.

Fall Bible Study – Beginning August 18, 2015 Join us in the Fellowship Hall as we learn about the “Covenant: God’s Enduring Promises” led by Leslie Grigsby and Brenda Tenpenny accompanied by the study guides written by Kay Arthur.

Wednesday Evening Bible Studies

We have a women’s Bible Study group as one of our discipleship classes on Wednesday evenings at 6pm.  We are starting The Armor of God September 23!



Single Moms, we want you! We’re beginning a class just for you.  Please join us as we study Hope and Help: 21 Principles of a Healthy Single Mom.  (We’ll have books here.)

We know you might be exhausted, lonely, or just looking for some other women in your situation.  We’d be so honored if you’d join us!

Your children will be well cared for in our Manley Kids Ministry which meets from 6-7:15pm.

Special Events

Berries and Blossoms

  • October 8, 6pm
  • Light meal on the lawn
  • 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.
  • Please register by emailing Pam Graham at
  • Childcare is not provided.


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.