Ongoing classes and studies
New! Pastors’ Bible Study
Our pastors will be leading a new Bible study on Sunday evenings from 5:30-7:00 pm in the sanctuary and narthex. The gathering will include a light supper. The topic for the first study is “A Fresh Approach to Revelation”. This study will begin on Sunday, September 16. Registration begins on August 19.
The study will coincide with our student ministry programming and child care will be available, so this is a new way for the whole family to be involved on Sunday evenings at First Church.
Please sign up for the class here.
Brown Bag Theologians
A diverse group of people meet weekly on Tuesdays for lunch, prayer and to discuss Scripture readings for the next Sunday, reflecting on the sermon’s topic and sharing insights. All are welcome. Contact Dr. Will Cotton for more information.
Disciple Bible Study
Register now for DISCIPLE classes to begin this fall! Here’s more information.
The Disciple Bible Study program is an in-depth study of God’s word which will deepen faith, increase Biblical knowledge, and prepare people for leadership in the church. Traditional (long term) classes begin in August and last 30-34 weeks. Disciple Course Descriptions long term. Short Term classes begin in August and January and last 8-11 weeks. Disciple Course Descriptions short term. For more information, contact Felicia House or Rae Frenette.
Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study meets on Tuesdays at 9:30 am during the fall and spring. Join us as we explore the Bible through studies by Beth Moore and others. The next study begins on September 11 and is Stuck by Jennie Allen.
For more information and to find out when the next study begins, contact Denise Blomquist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday Women’s Bible Study
Wednesday Women’s Bible Study meets on Wednesday mornings & evenings during the fall and spring. The Wednesday groups meet at 9:30 am and 6:30 pm in Bldg. 5-232. The next 8-week study begins on September 5 and will be Believing Jesus by Lisa Harper.
To register or get more information, contact Janet Reynolds, email@example.com, or 512-255-7198.
Life Application Groups
Words to Live By
Studies of character traits that improve our lives are presented by James Lehrmann. The studies address issues such as What Does God Expect From Me, Why is It Always God’s Fault, and What Does God Want Me to Be Up To and are scripture based, topical discussions. Classes are offered various evenings of the week and are 6 – 8 weeks long. Contact James Lehrmann for more information.
Financial Peace University
Financial Peace University is a nine week class to help God’s people get finances under control. Step by step, national financial guru Dave Ramsey walks through a process to serve God’s kingdom by getting out of debt, saving an emergency fund, and ultimately creating wealth. The next class will be in 2018. Contact Rae Frenette at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-255-3336 for more information.
LifeGroups are small groups of up to 16 people who join to do Christian life together. The most joyful Christian walk is done in community, where people share common faith, support each other, grow spiritually, and serve their neighbors together. They are covenant groups that are intentionally multiplying, that is, as a group meets its maximum size, members are trained and sent out to start new LifeGroups as the ministry grows.
LifeGroups may meet on Sunday mornings or weekday evenings, at the church or off campus. Each meeting is 60-90 minutes with focus and content chosen by the group’s input.
Interested? Click here for more information
Methodists and What We Believe
A series of 4 week classes on what it means to be a United Methodist. Led by Rev. John Clifford, these classes meet on Sunday mornings at 9:40 am several times per year.
The next Methodism 101 class begins on September 9. Register here.
Prayer and Spirituality
A group of people who are interested in our church’s prayer labyrinth and how to extend its ministry to others is forming. If you’d like to find out more about the Prayer Labyrinth Group, contact Dr. Will Cotton.