Groups at Blankenbaker

Groups Connecting to Jesus and One Another

Connecting to one another. Changing to become more like Jesus. Cultivating a heart for others.

With such a big church it can be easy to feel lost in the shuffle. Weekend Groups provide a simple way for members and new attendees alike to get connected in groups that center around the study of God’s Word.

Couples in 20's and early 30's

Teacher: Mike Ekbundit

Location: ATLR 201

This class is for couples in their 20's and early 30's who are looking to grow in their walk with Jesus and each other. This is a great place to meet other people in the same stage of life as you.

Contact Information:
Mike Ekbundit
(502) 452-3363
mekbundit@mac.com

Adults of all ages (Avg. Age: 50-60)

Teacher: Mike Sanders

Location: ATCR 206 (2nd floor of the Atrium)

Saturdays at 6:30 p.m.

The approach for all Apprentice class studies is an in-depth examination of Scripture and is intended for those individuals who have been Christians for a while and are beyond an introductory knowledge of the Bible.

We strive to be a "one another" class. We pray and encourage one another. We are kind and supportive to one another. We work at stimulating and provoking one another to love and good works because the day is drawing near (Hebrews 10:24-25).

Our class is generous. Financial aid is directed to a Bible College, a missionary in Mozambique, and a missionary in the Far East. There are other projects that are funded as needs are made known to the class.

Visitors are warmly welcomed, received, and encouraged to join in both study and asking questions.

We are currently studying the Book of Acts.

Contact Information:
Michael T. Sanders
(502) 643-3810
michaeltsanders@hotmail.com

Teacher: Glen Franklin

Location: ATCR 200.

Saturdays at 6:30 p.m.

Contact Information:
Glen Franklin
(502) 457-1960
glen.franklin@gmail.com

Adults of all ages

Location: FH 131

Saturdays at 6:30 p.m.

An all-inclusive community of believers, the Empower Class welcomes people of all ages. Our utmost goal is to become a family of loving members with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as the center. We strive to be obedient—totally transformed into the image of God, and determined to live out the demands of the Gospel in a secular world.

We tackle relevant issues in our world to be equipped to share our hope in Jesus with the lost and dying among us. A compassionate and generous class, we provide ongoing financial support to four missions groups that represent work in Africa, Japan, and Malaysia.

In addition, we partner with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, which supports international graduate students at the University of Louisville. As well as these specific missions projects, we generously commit our resources to the ministries of other local associations as needs arise.

We are always ready to welcome new members with open arms each Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. in FH 131. Please join us!

Teacher: Dave Kennedy

Location: ATCR 209 (2nd floor of the Atrium)

Saturdays at 6:30 p.m.

Contact Information:
Dave Kennedy
(812) 282-0589
dkennedy@secc.org

Saturdays at 6:30 p.m.

Teacher: Paul Nelson

Location: ATCR 202

Contact Information:
Paul Nelson
(502) 777-2722
pnelson@orrcorp.com

Adults of All Ages (Avg. Age: 40-50)

Teacher: Gerald Kaufman

Location: ATCR 207 (2nd Floor of the Atrium)

Saturdays at 6:30 p.m.

The Seekers Weekend Group is a community of adults that includes young, old, married, single, some with kids, and some without kids. Ages range from mid-20s to 80 which allows for enjoyable group dynamics and discussion as we dive into the Word of God each week. Our group looks forward to fellowship with each other as we come to study God’s Word.

Seekers is currently in the Old Testament studying 2 Samuel. The group is actively serving the Lord through a variety of ministries both inside and outside of Southeast. Visitors are welcome at any time.

Check out the Seekers website at www.seekersroyalty.com

Contact Information:
Gerald Kaufman
(502) 845-5221
gkaufman2@msn.com

Adults of All Ages (Avg. Age: 40-50)

Teacher: Bill Smith

Location: ATLR 202

Saturdays at 6:30 p.m.

The Upper Room meets on Saturday nights at 6:30 p.m. We welcome adults of all ages. Our community seeks to deepen our walk with Christ through a serious study of Scripture, shared life experiences, wonderful fellowship, and support for one another. We encourage participation and interaction in the time we spend together.

Our class also engages in sponsoring missions both locally and abroad. If you are seeking a Weekend Group to attend where you can be encouraged to deepen your walk with Christ and find a warm welcome, we invite you to visit with us.

Contact Information:
Bill Smith
(502) 267-0492
was5169@hotmail.com

7:45 a.m. Groups

Adults of All Ages (Avg. Age: 55-65)

Teachers: Don Waddell

Location: ATCR 206 (2nd floor of the Atrium)

The Cornerstone Weekend Group is a collection of mostly “young” seniors, the majority of whom are couples, who meet for sound Bible teaching, fellowship, and service.

We are always looking for practical ways to apply Scripture, while sharing the Gospel with friends, serving in the community, and enjoying the fellowship of believers.

Of particular interest to the Cornerstone class is supporting Brooklawn, a home for troubled children, Youth for Christ, and various missions at home and abroad.

We’d love to meet you and assist in your connecting with Jesus and one another.

Contact Information:
Don Waddell
(502) 592-1638
dwaddellii@aol.com

Adults of All Ages (Avg. Age: 50-60)

Teacher: Jay Pierce

Location: Fireside Room

The Harmony Weekend Group is a Bible study comprised of adults aged 40 and up. The primary goal of our class is to be apprentices of our Lord Jesus Christ by studying God’s Word and applying it to our daily lives. We also are committed to following His example in prayer, unity, and compassion.

The Harmony class encourages and supports members with special needs by visits, calls, cards, emails, and letters. We love to gather for special times of fun and fellowship. At least once each quarter throughout the year we schedule a class luncheon and at the end of the year the class enjoys a gala Christmas party.

Most Harmony class members serve as active volunteers within our church as well as community organizations, contributing their time and talents and efforts. We always extend a warm welcome to visitors, encouragement to new members, and we spend time sharing, learning, and living God’s Word together.

Please take the opportunity to visit us any Sunday.

Contact Information:
Jay Pierce
(502) 829-0315
jaympierce@att.net

Women of All Ages (Avg. Age: 55-65)

Teacher: Judy Ford

Location: WC 255

The Women of the Word Weekend Group is a small, but vibrant, group of ladies seeking a closer connection to others and a deeper walk with Christ. The class meets every Sunday at 7:45 a.m. in WC 255.

We encourage any and all ladies who are “early birds” to visit us for an hour of in-depth Bible study and fellowship.

Contact Information:
Judy Ford
502-241-1826
mhrtax@insightbb.com

9:30 a.m. Groups

Adults of All Ages

Teacher: Steve Milam

Location: ATCR 200

Contact Information:
Steve Milam
(502) 541-2446
stevemilam@bellsouth.net

Teacher: Joe Donaldson

Location: FH 120

Contact Information:
Joe Donaldson
(502) 741-6369
joe@thepotterswheel.org

Teachers: Bill McKinley & Les Hughes

Location: WC 446

Contact Information:
Bill McKinley
(502) 254-2271
bmckinley@caschools.us

Teacher: Terri Wakefield

Location: WC 448

Luke Part 1 begins Sunday, March 19. This co-ed class welcomes anyone wanting to study the Bible at a deeper level and a better understanding of God's Word. No age limit.

Contact Information:
Mary Wakefield
(502) 244-9490
marywake@aol.com

10:45 a.m. Groups

Couples in 20's and early 30's

Teachers: Matt Price & Chris Thomas

Location: WC 365

This class is for couples in their 20's & early 30's who are looking to grow in their walk with Jesus and each other. This is a great place to meet other people in the same stage of life as you.

Contact Information:
Matt Price
(502) 587-1236
mrpric02@gmail.com

Adults of All Ages (Avg. Age: 50-60)

Teacher: Dick Snider

Location: ATCR 207 (2nd floor of the Atrium)

Contact Information:
Dick Snider
(502) 541-6014
richard.snider@insightbb.com

Teachers: Dave Carlsen & Keith Gilcreast

Location: WC 454

Contact Information:
Dave Carlsen
(502) 489-1043
dcarlsen@icloud.com

Adults of All Ages (Avg. Age: 60-70)

Teacher: Steve Underwood

Location: ATCR 209 (2nd floor of the Atrium)

Acts II is made up mainly of retired folks, both married and single, 50 and above. Our intent is to draw people closer to the Lord by better understanding how God wants us to live. We are a close-knit group of 70ish people who care for each other and care for several local and national ministries.

We support Plymouth House, LifeHouse, A Women's Choice, Navigators, and Wayside Christian Mission. Many contributions have been made to those going on mission trips to serve Christ.

You are welcome to visit any Sunday at 10:45 a.m. in ATCR 209.

Contact Information:
Steve Underwood
502-639-4801
steve@teamjanehayes.com

Teacher: Jason Kang

Location: WC 245

Contact Information:
Jason Kang
(502) 291-1813
jasonkang0@gmail.com

Teacher: Paul Crecelius

Location: FH 136

This class is for those who have participated in encounter groups with the purpose of giving them a next step into community. This will be a fellowship of the hurting that are looking for a place to participate in a challenge to their spiritual and emotional growth.

Real life issues will be addressed with topics on compulsions, trust, true love, loneliness, grace, forgiveness, bitterness, hope, self-control, joy vs. happiness, self-examination, beliefs, true intimacy, worship, transformation, brokenness and fear. This list is not exhaustive, but relevant to the issues faced by those who have been wounded by circumstances in life.

Contact Information:
Paul Crecelius
(502) 626-2280
pcrecelius60@gmail.com

Teacher: Jon Weiner

Location: FH 122

Contact Information:
Jon Weiner
(502) 253-8019
jweiner@secc.org

Teacher: Doug Semenick

Location: ED 311

Contact Information:
Doug Semenick
(502) 244-8027
dsemenick@aol.com

Teachers: Bill Heinz, Eric Peterson, Gabe Smith, Bryan Fister

Location: ED 314

Contact Information:
Bill Heinz
(502) 499-8024
bill@losmonitos.com

Teacher: Doug Cobb

Location: WC 231

Contact Information:
Doug Cobb
(502) 435-1363
douglasfcobb@gmail.com

Teachers: Jeromy Hofmeister

Location: FH 111

Contact Information:
Jeromy Hofmeister
(502) 554-7380

Teacher: Len Moisan

Location: FH 107

Contact: Len Moisan at 502-267-4157 or Marvin St. John at 502-253-1265

Contact Information:
Len Moisan
(502) 267-4157
len@covenantgrouponline.com

Teacher: Jeff Hall

Location: WC 236

Contact Information:
Jeff Hall
502.244.2064
jeffthegotoguy@gmail.com

Location: FH 118

This warm and lively group keeps busy in and out of their scheduled Sunday morning meeting time. Faith exists to...be inclusive, not exclusive, of all singles 55+.

Contact Information:
Bruce Bushman
brebush@hotmail.com

Teacher: Jeremy Nelson

Location: WC 329

Contact Information:
Jeremy Nelson
(502) 724-4941
j.j.nelson@att.net

Teacher: Vicki Feinn

Location: WC 255

Contact Information:
Vicki Feinn
(502) 644-9805
vfeinn@aol.com

Teacher: Gary Anderson

Location: WC 452

Contact Information:
Gary Anderson
(502) 254-2630
glande01@louisville.edu

Teacher: Ron Yankey

Location: FH 131

Contact Information:
Ron Yankey
(502) 640-1275
ronyankey@aol.com

Teacher: Jeff Hume

Location: WC 446

Contact Information:
Jeff Hume
(502) 640-6729
jeffandkimhume@gmail.com

Teachers: Eddie McGlynn & Larry Lambert

Location: ED 310

Living Free Weekend Group is a blended group of believers—teenagers through seniors, single/married/widowed/divorced/remarried. Living Free is for everyone. Our class focuses on knowing/loving God, His Word, and each other a little more each week. We just want you to know that you are wanted. Come as you are and grow with us.

Contact Information:
Eddie McGlynn
(502) 551-3929
Eddiemcglynn290@gmail.com

Adults of All Ages - Avg Age: 50-70

Teacher: Don Waddell

Location: ATCR 206

We’re friendly, love to study God’s Word, and serve in the community. We also have a nice mix of ages, singles, and couples. The class is currently studying the book of Hebrews and marveling at the relevance of this 1st Century letter to our lives and ministry in the 21st Century. We have a robust social schedule for Christian fellowship and a dynamic program of service in the community while supporting numerous missions throughout the world.

Contact Information:
Don Waddell
(502) 592-1638
dwaddellii@aol.com

Location: WC 436

Contact Information:
Tripp Fetter III
(502) 262-6059
tripfetter@gmail.com

Couples - Avg Age: 40-50

Teachers: Dave McConnell, Mark Jones, and Kolin Lester

Location: ED 312

Side-by-Side is a class of married couples that has been studying God's Word since the early 80's at Southeast. We meet on Sunday mornings at 10:45 in ATCR 200. We blend topical studies with Biblical book studies and encourage discussion that edifies the entire group. We are currently studying the book of Romans through the end of this year.

We also have refreshments in our class each Sunday to enjoy together and to encourage the development and nurturing of relationships. Visitors are always welcomed.

Contact Information:
Dave McConnell
(502) 797-0543
dmcconnellsjh@gmail.com

Teachers: Walt Werling and Vince Mansfield

Location: ATCR 202

Contact Information:
Walt Werling
(502) 876-2433
waltwerling@fastmail.fm

Couples - (20's & 30's)

Location: WC 473

Beginning May 7, we will be starting a series called "Cherish your Spouse."

This class is for couples in their 20's & 30's who are looking to grow in their walk with Jesus and each other. This is a great place to meet other people in the same stage of life as you.

Contact Information:
Aaron Johnson
(502) 664-0766
ajohnson@marcusmillichap.com

Adults of All Ages - Avg Age: 50-60

Teacher: Led by Discussion Leaders

Location: WC 464

Our name, The Sunday Connection, captures our class mission statement: Connecting to one another and connecting the sermon to our daily lives.

The Sunday Connection meets from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on Sundays. We gather in a circle for balanced, on-topic discussion of each week’s sermon. The class facilitators lead the discussion rather than teach.

Our class membership is mostly folks in their 50s and 60s. We are a welcoming group and we enjoy hearing from one another as we process the sermon topics together.

Contact Information:
Susan Eisenmann
(502) 339-1033
sjeisenmann@me.com

Teacher: Ben Cross

Location: WC 470

Contact Information:
Ben Cross
502.253.8350
bcross@secc.org

Senior Adults

Teachers: This class enjoys a rotating schedule of teachers.

Details: Visit us on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. in ATCR 200.

Contact Information:
Larry Garwood
(502) 314-7561
oldgar@mindspring.com

Senior Adults (single women)

Teachers: Guest speakers monthly

Details: Come join us on the First Friday of every month in AT 106 at 10:00 a.m.

Contact Information:
Jerry Merrill
(502) 459-3407
glmerrill@bellsouth.net

Widows and Widowers

Teacher: Corky Klingenfus

Details: This group meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in AT 109.

Contact Information:
Corky Klingenfus
(502) 396-7545
cklingenfus@secc.org

Contact Us

Weekend Groups Ministry

502.253.8477

weekendgroups@secc.org