Adult Ministries & Classes

  • Inclusion Sessions
  • Classes
  • Small Groups
  • Internationals
  • Care
  • GO!

Inclusion Sessions

Coming to the Inclusion Sessions is the best way for you to get connected relationally with others  here at Peoples Church. The Inclusion Sessions are on Sunday during the 11:15 a.m. service on the 3rd floor in the Back Stage Room (behind the sanctuary).  


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Winter Block 2018 (Feb - Mar)

Classes are a way for you to take ownership of your own personal growth by learning practical tools and receiving relevant information to thrive in your everyday lives. Most of our classes are offered during each service hour (9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.) so that you can experience both a class and a worship service on Sundays. Some classes are offered as Saturday intensive and on Wednesday evenings.
If you have any questions, please contact Eric Chang (


Class Registration is now closed!



Category: Biblical Literacy
A Study of the Gospel of Mark:
Gifts of the Holy Spirit in the
Life of Jesus Christ

Starts Sunday, February 4 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 402. Taught by Gale Brown and Phil Diller. 

Join us for a study of the Gospel of Mark, as we examine the gifts and callings of God in and through the life of Christ. We will marvel at the resulting effects of His examples and see how we may also identify and function in the gifts of the Holy Spirit for the benefit of the Church, the Body of Christ.


Jesus in Deuteronomy
Starts Sunday, February 4 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 404. Taught by Ron Tolliver.

Deuteronomy can be thought of as a survival guide for those walking through a spiritual wilderness. Come see and experience how Moses revealed Jesus to those who survived the walk through the desert!



Category: Multicultural Competence
There will be no class offered for Multicultural Competence this Winter 2018 block.
Please check back in April for our next set of classes!



Category: Marketplace Ministry
Marketplace Ministry
Starts Sunday, February 4 at 11:15 a.m. in Room 404. Taught by Rodney Swope and Caroline Oduol.

Marketplace Ministry is a course for Christ followers desiring to better activate their faith to fulfill the great commission. The course will provide practical ways to live the great commission where you work, learn and shop. It explores the Lord’s commands to build wealth in order to fulfill His covenant. Come learn how to be a missionary right here in the heart of the city!



Category: Life & Relationships
12-Step Spiritual Journey
Wednesday Evenings 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
Starts Wednesday, February 7
Corner Ministries Building, 230 Taft
Facilitated by Sharon Smith

This spiritual journey will enable you to take an honest look at yourself in a supportive, safe environment.  You will examine how your life experiences have contributed to the person you are today. You will take a look at the beliefs that contribute to conflict, frustration and interpersonal difficulties and apply 12 biblically-based steps to renew your mind and transform your life.  This group will benefit anyone who struggles with perfectionism, people-pleasing, anger, resentment, low self-esteem and other self-defeating behaviors.  It requires a 9 month commitment that is well worth the effort.

Barre Workouts (women only)
Starts Wednesday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m. in Two42 Café. Instructed by Helen Sanborn.

Women are invited to Wednesday Barre workouts, instructed by Helen Sanborn in the Two42 café. These workouts combine elements of ballet, Pilates, yoga and strength. Barre is designed for increased muscle toning, flexibility, strength, and balance. They can be modified for anyone and need no prior experience.  After the exercise session, we will break into small groups for sharing and prayer to end the evenings. Join us to transform your body and feel more confident in your fitness, to obtain a body awareness that you may not have had before, and to establish friendships and new connections among your fellow participants.


Listening 101 – Listening for Life
February 3 - Saturday Intensive
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. in
Room 402
Taught by Sharon Doering

Do you want to understand yourself, God, and others better?  Do you want to deepen your relationships and bless those around you?  Listening for Life will offer you tools to be able to connect in deeper and more meaningful ways in your relationships while respecting your and others’ boundaries.  You will learn the fundamentals of warmth, empathy, and respect. The cost is $15 for the material.  Space is limited to 8 individuals.  If interested or to register, call Sharon Doering at 513.305.3996

Listening 201 —  Speaking the Truth in Love
Starts Sunday, February 4 at 11:15 a.m. in Room 402. Taught by Sharon Doering.

Do you want to go deeper in your relationship with God and others?  Would you like to understand and care for others in ways that empower and show respect?  Do you want to be able to really listen to others without feeling responsible for their burdens or guilty that you cannot do more?  If so, then Listening for Life is for you.  This 8-week course, held second service, will give you the tools you need to be a better listener.  Through interactive and experiential exercises, this course will cover the basics of listening to understand, empathize, and care for others.  Interested individuals must be committed to attending and committed to trying new and unique ways of communicating.



Category: New Beginnings
Thanks for your interest in New Beginnings! Our current class will be on temporary pause for the sake of planning and revision. There will be an announcement when New Beginnings is relaunched. 

Class Registration is now closed!


Wednesday Group Opportunities at 7:00 p.m.

 Corporate Prayer
Various Leaders
4th Floor - Room 401/403

Corporate Prayer is an important part of the life of the church, along with worship, sound doctrine, communion, and fellowship.  The early church met regularly to learn the doctrine of the apostles, break bread, and pray together.  When we pray together with other Christians, the effects can be extremely positive.  Corporate prayer edifies and unifies the body as we share our common faith.

Men's Group
Pastor Jim Raleigh
4th Floor - Reception Office

Men's Group is about building friendships and growing as a Christ-follower.  We take time each week to tell stories, share battle scars, and get to know each other better.  A short devotion is given to encourage men of all ages.



Women's Group
Various Leaders
4th Floor - Room 402

Women's Group provides a place of community for women of all ages to care and share, to challenge and support, to laugh and to encourage one another.  We want to grow spiritually and be transformed.  We alternate between Bible studies and discussion topics.


Other Opportunities

 International Bible Study
Various Leaders
4th Floor - Room 404

Friday, 7:00 p.m.

International Bible Study

The International Bible Study meets on Friday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 PM in the Peoples Church building, room 404. This group is for internationals, both students and recent graduates who have begun their careers. Every week individuals from all different backgrounds come together to experience life in the Body of Christ and gain a deeper understanding of the Bible in order to be obedient disciples of Jesus Christ. Come join us!








Christian discipleship is the process by which we grow in our knowledge and understanding of Jesus and are equipped by the Holy Spirit, who resides in our hearts, to overcome the pressures and trials of life, becoming more like Jesus.

Often, this process requires a one-on-one discipleship relationship.  We have individuals ready to partner and walk with you on your journey with Christ.  To learn more about starting the discipleship process or about becoming a discipleship partner, contact Petros Yefru at

Small Groups


Here at Peoples Church, we love God and we love all people.  God's sovereign will and provision has allowed us to be a diverse community from over 30 different nations.  We celebrate our diversity, striving to honor and live for God, with the desire that church be a representation of the picture of heaven; every tribe and every nation, Revelation 5:9

"Beloved community is formed not by eradication of difference, but by its affirmation, by each of us claiming the identities and cultural legacies that shape who we are and how we live in the world." - Ben Hook

Habesha Ministry

The Habesha Ministry is a community of Ethiopian and Eritrean believers who are worshipping God using the Amharic language. Whether you are new to the United States or have been here for a while, we would love to have you join us and help as you transition to life here in the States.  Come and celebrate the Lord with us!The Habesha Ministry meets on the 4th floor of Peoples Church in Room 401/403. They meet Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m.

International Bible Study

The International Bible Study meets on the 4th floor of Peoples Church in room 404. They meet on Friday evenings at 7:00 p.m.

Every week individuals from all different backgrounds come together to have a deeper understanding of the Bible. This study is for everyone! Come join us today, meet someone new, and grow in your knowledge of the Bible.The International Bible Study meets on the 4th floor of Peoples Church in room 404. They meet on Friday evenings at 7:00 p.m.


Life Development Network

The Life Development Network seeks to "walk alongside" people who have experienced life-change in Christ, but continually face life development obstacles (i.e. employment, education, housing, transportation, addiction, and/or criminal records).  The Life Development Network's goal is to help people overcome these obstacles.

How do we Identify Life Development Participants?

  • People who want help in reaching their life development goals.

  • People who have been discipled one-on-one, but still need life development assistance.

  • People who want to break the cycle of poverty.

Who Qualifies to be a Participant in the Life Development Network?

  • People who have experienced life change in Christ.

  • People who regularly attend People Church and are accountable in community.

  • People who are motivated and have their own goals and ambitions.

Where do I Begin?

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Embrace is the Foster Care and Adoption Ministry at Peoples Church.  Embrace focuses on these 4 areas of ministry:

1.  SUPPORT- A group for people who have fostered, adopted, are in the process of becoming foster or adoptive parents, or are thinking about becoming foster or adoptive parents.  This group meets on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 11:15 a.m. in "The Pit" on the 1st floor of Peoples Church.

2. WRAP- Wrapping around foster and adoptive parents that are part of Peoples Church, to offer Words of Affirmation, Resources, Advocacy, and Prayer.

3. BEYOND-Matching young men and women who have aged out of the foster care system with allies from Peoples Church to support, resource, and do life with them.

4. EVENTS-Foster Care Alumni Thanksgiving Dinner and Orphan Sunday are the largest Embrace Events.

To get involved, or to ask questions, please contact Katie Deyo at:


EMERGE is a full-service, Christ- centered, mental health outpatient center.Emerge Cincinnati treats a wide range of life problems. Children as young as three years old are counseled, as well as teens, adults, couples, and families.

Phone: 800-621-5207 to speak with our Intake Specialists.
Online: Visit

220 William Howard Taft Rd. 
Cincinnati OH, 45219
Located on the third floor of Peoples Church.

Dr. Kathryn Wurtz,Psy. D. is a seminary trained psychologist who has been doing Christian counseling with children, adolescents, adults, and couples for over twenty years. 

Click Here For More Information


The last thing that Jesus told His disciples to do before He left this Earth was to "GO!"  To GO make disciples, to GO into all the world, to GO be His hands and feet to the widow, orphan, oppressed, and whoever else we may meet.  We take this charge very seriously; we know how important it is to GO, and we want you to GO with us!  Below you will see other areas in which Peoples Church is involved and how you can GO with us.


Peoples Church supports 90+ Missionaries and Organizations in Cincinnati, the US, and around the world, with around $10,000 in monthly Missions contributions.  Thank you for making this happen!

 Contact Jan Beard at to find out more information about Peoples Church's Mission program and to find ways you can be involved. 


  Peoples Church has adopted the 6th grade class at Rockdale Academy.  If you are interested in working with this group of students or would like more information, please contact Marcia Bovard at  To be a tutor or mentor, contact Audrey Holtzman at

You can also help by donating items such as deodorant, uniform shirts (white or blue), pants (blue, khaki, or black), toothbrush/toothpaste, socks, underwear, and belts.  Gently used uniforms are also needed.


New2You Thrift Store is a business and a community ministry affiliated with Peoples Church, and serves a diverse consumer base, welcoming clients from both the urban and suburban areas of Greater Cincinnati.  It is our mission to provide an enjoyable shopping experience and reflect a positive light to our many friends in the Uptown region.

New2You is located at 206 William Howard Taft Rd. Cincinnati, Ohio 45219.

They are open for business and donations on 
Tuesday - Friday 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Click HERE to learn more about New2You.



Coalition of Care exists to inspire Churches, to Mobilize
Christ-followers, and to Welcome Children into Families.

There are 4 ways to get involved:
1. Safe Families
2. Foster Families
3. Adoptive Families
4. Wraparound Support

Click HERE to learn more about the Coalition of Care and how you can be a vital role in the life of foster children in the Greater Cincinnati region.


Church is not supposed to be a building full of religious people.  It should be a group of people who believe Jesus gave  us the best  example for loving God and our neighbors.

A group of church leaders in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky asked, "What if we joined together with a common goal to bless our city in a few BIG ways? "  That question ignited a movement in our city called the Church of Cincinnati, and we believe this is only the beginning.

Click HERE to learn more about the Church of Cincinnati and how you can get involved.


Mosaix Cincinnati desires to catalyze the Church in the Greater Cincinnati region to labor toward ethnically and economically diverse congregations.

They meet on a monthly basis (the 2nd Tuesday of each month) at Peoples Church, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  The times together are spent over a meal, combined with instruction or dialogue on a pertinent topic, and are followed up with discussion and prayer in smaller groups.

Click HERE to learn more about Mosaix Cincinnati and how you can be a part of it.