Bible Studies, Classes and Groups

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Bible Studies

New Studies beginning in early 2018

DISCIPLE Bible Study – 3 Short Term studies beginning in January.

Click here for more information and to register.

 

Chasing Paul in Reverse – 2 session discussion of Paul’s 4th missionary journey, January 21 and 28.

Join us for a light lunch followed by fun and entertaining presentations from a group of people who attended the conference cruise in October.  Walk with them as they discuss the various sites, sights and experiences of Paul’s last missionary journey.  So that we will have enough food, please register ahead of time! We’ll meet in Adkins Bldg. 5-127 at 12:15 pm.

Register here.

The Challenge of Paul – Sunday morning study, beginning February 4 at 9:40 am in Bldg. 5-148.

This 10-12 week study is based on a new video series featuring New Testament scholar and Early Church Historian, Dr. Dom Crossan. Dr. Crossan shares his lifelong search for the Paul of history and offers fresh perspectives that shed light on Paul and why he is as relevant today as ever. The study includes video clips, teacher facilitated information, discussion and open dialogue among the participants. For more information, contact Ted Keller, tedjeakelr@aol.com or Rev. Dr. Beverly Jones, beverly@fumc-rr.org

Register here.

 

And here are our ongoing studies:

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

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 a.m. during the Join us as we explore the Bible through studies by Beth Moore and others.  The next study begins January 9: Beth Moore’s The Quest.

Curiosity is hardwired in humanity. We have this innate need to question and seek after what we don’t know or understand.  In this 6-session Bible study, delve into Scripture to explore how God created us to seek after Him—a God who desires to be found and known. In this lifelong quest of faith, learn to develop your intimacy with Him and embrace the adventure that comes with living a life for God.

For more information, contact Denise Blomquist at mommystruck@gmail.com.

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 spring study will begin January 10 with Karen Kingsbury’s 6-week study, The Family of Jesus.

For more info and to register, contact Janet Reynolds.

 

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 Rev. Dr. Beverly Jones for more information.

LifeGroups

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

Methodism 101

A series of 3 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 session will be held in February, 2018.

Click here or contact John Clifford for more information.

 

Prayer and Spirituality

Prayer Labyrinth

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 Rev. Dr. Beverly Jones.