Adult Ministries & Classes

  • Inclusion Sessions
  • Classes
  • Small Groups
  • NEXT Experience
  • 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 Quarter February 5 - March 26

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. We have two worship experiences on Sunday, one at 9:30 a.m. and another at 11:15 a.m.,  which means you have the option to take a class and experience a worship service  at the opposite hour.



Category: Biblical Literacy
Inductive Bible StudyStarts Sunday, February 5 at 11:15 a.m. in Room 402 on the fourth floor . Taught by ministry resident Eric Chang, this class helps you find the central truth of Holy Scripture and apply that truth into your life. You will learn basic skills and tools so that you can read the Bible daily and allow God to speak directly to you through His Word and Spirit. 


Jesus in Exodus — Started on November 6, 2016  at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 404.  Taught by Ron Tolliver, this class is an in-depth study of the book of Exodus using the lens of the new covenant writings.  You will learn how Jesus was proclaimed in every event of the second book of the Old Testament. 



Category: Multicultural Competence
"Multiethnic Conversations"— Starts Sunday, February 5 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 402 on the fourth floor. Taught by Oneya Fennell Okuwobi, this class is an eight-week small group discussion of race, class, and culture. Through this class, you will be able to explore your personal experiences and learn from others, as you build diverse relationships for the sake of the gospel. It all begins with conversation. 



Category: Marketplace Ministry
"Market Place Ministry 101" — Starts Sunday, February 5 at 11:15 a.m. in Room 404 on the fourth floor. Taught by Rodney Swope, this course is for Christ followers desiring to better activate their faith to fulfill the great commission. The course will introduce biblical economics, discuss the Lord's commands to build wealth in order to fulfill His covenant, and provide practical ways to live the great commission where you work, learn, and shop. 



Category: Family & Life Electives
"Parenting Teens" — Starts Sunday, February 5 at 11:15 a.m. in the Pit First Floor. Taught by Pastor Cindy Robertson, when kids hit their teen years, parenting takes on a whole new dimension. As a parent, you face no greater challenge and no greater opportunity than to guide your children through their teen years toward productive, loving and responsible adulthood. We will learn and encourage one another as we focus on necessary parenting skills in this stage of life. 


"12-Step Spiritual Journey"  Starts Wednesday, February 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the corner ministries building, 230 Taft Rd. Taught 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. 



Category: New Beginnings
"New Beginning Class" — Starts Sunday, February 5 at 9:30 a.m. in the reception area on the fourth floor. If you are a new believer or recently made a choice to follow Christ, we want to help you along the journey. These two week lessons are the first step to building a strong foundation for your faith walk with Christ. 


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 Tom Baxter
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

NEXT Experience

NEXT is a multifaceted leader development plan focused on walking with others to grow in faith and step into a new level of leadership and influence in the Kingdom of God. NEXT is all about your faith, your development, and your story. During the NEXT Experience, we will strip away all the the non-essentials to focus on God.  Join us for the NEXT Experience at Peoples Church on Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. in the two42 Cafe beginning February 22, 2017.  

NEXT is a 12 week journey that is broken down into 4 distinct parts

Part 1: NEXT-Consumed, A journey of Spiritual renewal.
Consumed is the first part of our multifaceted leader development plan called NEXT. Consumed is an experience that was created to invite people on a journey of spiritual renewal.  Every step of the experience was made to draw people closer to God.

Part 3: NEXT-Travel, Living out the great commandment. 
Travel is the third part of our multifaceted leader development plan called NEXT. In regards to the  NEXT travel experience: It’s important for us that all leaders experience international and domestic missions hence, NEXT: Travel is a part of our plan to grow and develop leaders in the Kingdom. This year our in country mission trip will be to New Orleans, and Our International Trip will be determined. .


Part 2: NEXT-Access, Creating access to Jesus.
Access is the second part of our NEXT Experience and it focuses on creating access for all people to God’s Kingdom. It’s a chance to share our faith and joy in Jesus with people at work, at home, at church and in our community.

Part 4: NEXT-Leap, Identifying God-given gifts & leadership abilities.
We’ve broken the Leap experience down into 2 parts. Part 1 Leap Discovery, during this 3 week portion, you’ll gain better understanding of your gifts and talents, as well as a deep analysis of your personality type. Part 2 Leap Weekend, a two day event where you will be taught and led by executive leadership coaches from the church who will equip you to use Christ-like leadership in all facets of your life. Leap Weekend is a chance to take all of the information you’ve learned about God, yourself, and your faith and put it all together! 

Because there is limited space for the NEXT Experience, sign up is required. Click here to sign up for the NEXT Experience. 


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 Tom Baxter 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.