St. Luke's United Methodist Church


8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. - Traditional
9:30 and 11:00 a.m. - Contemporary


4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32819



 St. Luke’s invites adults of all ages, no matter where they are in their faith to journey to grow deeper.  Whether you have been a part of the church for your whole life or are still trying to figure out what church is all about, we have classes that are selected to help your faith deepen and your relationship with God grow.

St. Luke’s offers 3 different group types:

Sermon Studies: these groups meet for the duration of a St. Luke’s sermon series to discuss the current sermons subjects and themes.  These classes are open to everyone!

Group Studies:  these groups meet to study a specific curriculum, book of the bible, or other material outside of the themes of the sermon series.  This includes classes such as Disciple, Dave Ramsay’s Financial Peace University (FPU) and Legacy Journey, and Christian Believer.

Covenant Group Studies: these groups are long term groups that choose to be together for all aspects of Christian life (worship, connect, grow, and serve).  These groups begin and end at the determination of its members. If you would like to start a covenant group,  contact Caryn Royer, for more information.

Take the Spiritual Gifts Assessment!  This assessment helps you discover and define the special abilities God has given you according to his spiritual purpose for your life.


Genesis to Revelation: Corinthians, Galatians, and Ephesians                           Cost: $10

Explore Paul’s letters to the early church.  Join St. Luker Bobby Cox for discussion about worship, open-hearted sharing, and the divine plan.

Participants are invited to examine verse-by-verse what the Bible says, what it means, and how it relates to their life.  Each sessions brings selected passages to life by providing context for ancient customs, location and geography, and the meanings of words. Great choice for those seeking deeper, comprehensive study.

Meets Sundays, 930-1030 in Building C, Room 208


Financial Peace University                                              Cost: $100

FPU (Financial Peace University): FPU is a nine-lesson money course that teaches step-by-step how to create a budget, pay off debt, spend wisely, and save for the future.  Join fellow St. Lukers on the journey of freedom from debt and financial worry to unparalleled generosity.  This nine week class will run on the following days and times:

  • Sunday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. beginning September 9
  • Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. beginning September 12

There is a $100 fee for materials.  Childcare available ONLY by reservation

Meets Sundays in Building C, Room 200

Meets Wednesdays in Building C, Room 208

Legacy Journey                                                                      Cost: $100

In seven lessons, The Legacy Journey teaches how to invest wisely, plan your estate, secure your family’s future, and understand true, biblical generosity.  Learn a biblical framework for living intentionally now so later you’ll be able to leave a legacy that will secure your family’s future and make a lasting impact on the world around you. Childcare available ONLY by reservation

Meets Sundays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning September 9  in Building C, Room 204


Tuesday Studies

Contemplative Way
Centering/silent prayer and Lectio Divina study group.   A group of men and women that join together to practice prayer and study scripture. We meet at 9:30 AM for a gathering time and begin our centering/silent prayer time at 10:00 AM followed by Lectio Divina.  Our meeting is open to anyone wishing to join and experience this enriching prayer and scripture time. Meets in Building C, Special Events Dining Room

Meets Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m. in Building C, Special Events Dining Room

Plugged In                                                                                                       Cost: $10
Join Kathy Thatcher each week to discuss the life and ministry of Paul as told by Adam Hamilton in his book The Call–from his dramatic conversion to his relationships with the early churches in Rome, Corinth, and Ephesus.  Experience faith through one of Christ’s greatest known teachers and missionaries.

Meets Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. in Barnes Learning Center, Room BLC206

Namesake with Andrea Batchelor                                                          Cost: $10
Join Andrea Batchelor for this six week study beginning Tuesday, October 16, 2018 of the how and why God changed the names of believers.  Come to understand the transformational work God does in our lives and how God continues to reveal himself progressively through Scripture.

Meets Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m. in Building C, Room 204

Thursday Studies

Sisters of the Soul with Pastor Jenn                                                            Cost $10
Welcome all women of all ages!  Join Pastor Jenn and the Sisters of the Soul!  This Spring we will be reading To Kill A Mockingbird  by Harper Lee. We will meet every other Thursday beginning February 21 in Founders Hall, Distance Learning Classroom

Cost: $10.00

Meets every other Thursday 6:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m. in Barnes Learning Center, Distance Learning Classroom. 

Life Lessons from Philippians                                                                 Cost: $10
Join Pastor David for 8 weeks of questions, inspirational stories, times of reflection and study from Max Lucado’s bestselling books.
Participants will journey through Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi seeking lessons that can be applied to 21st century life.
Great choice for those seeking time to reflect and apply the Bible’s lessons to their life and those seeking more understanding of Paul’s messages to the early church.

Meets Thursdays beginning September 27, 2018, 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. in Building C, Room 204


Recording Your Life Story                                                                 Cost: $20
Have you ever thought about writing your story for your friends and family to explore? Join Ruth McKeefrey as participants explore how to tell their stories through a written journal, a book of photographs with detailed captions, poetry, or letters.  Spend time navigating memory lane and memorializing your life story for your loved ones. How to Write Your Own Life Story by Lois Daniel will provide guidance for the journey.

Meets Thursdays beginning January 10, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Building C, Room 200

Books with Bill                                                                 Cost: $15
Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse (R) sees a county that’s divided, but it’s not about the politics. His experience as a committed Christian, former college president, and lawmaker has taught him, that our greatest divisions come from feelings of loneliness and being disconnected. Join Pastor Bill this Spring as he explores Sasse’s radical approach: re-discovering real connection and human-to-human relationships for a renewed sense of rootedness and unity. Even as technology nudges us to become rootless, Sasse shows how only a recovery of rootedness can heal our lonely souls.

Great choice for those seeking to understand biblical reconciliation and those seeking practical guidance for living biblical themes.

Meets Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Building C, The Attic, Second Floor, January 10 – 31, 2019. Please note: There is only one registration link for both Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings class.  Once you start the registration, you will choose your preferred day of attendance.


 Saturday Studies

Women of the Word with Bea Pederson
Join Bea Pederson as she leads a discussion between women walking through the Bible.  A time to share, learn, and explore the depth of God’s word.


Join us each Wednesday for St. Luke’s U programming for the whole family!  Activities begin after school for children at 3:30 pm and dinner begins at 5:30 pm! 

Join us…it’s where U become a disciple!  Get more information at

Deck your heart for the joy of Advent!  Join us each Wednesday beginning November 28 for dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by a special Advent worship in Founder’s Hall.

Advent Exegesis

Join St. Luke’s Teaching Pastor Bill Barnes for an in depth look at the scriptures of the season.   Prepare for the joy of the season with study of the scriptures in a new way, each Wednesday in the Attic, beginning at 6:30 p.m..



Adult Ministries meet on the Second Floor of Building C, the Second Floor of Barnes Learning Center (Founders Hall), and the Second Floor of Building B.  The center point for these locations is North of Building C near the Circle Drive.


Caryn L. Royer, Director of Adult Ministries
phone: 407.876.4991, ext. 296

Dr. William S Barnes, Teaching Pastor
Phone: 407.876.4991, ext. 231

Danielle Cox, Administrator for the Grow Team
phone: 407-876-4991, ext. 238

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