Bible Studies, Classes and Groups

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Ongoing classes and 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 or September and last 24, 30 or 32 weeks. Disciple Course Descriptions long term.  Short Term classes begin in August and January and last 8-11 weeks. Disciple Course Descriptions short term. Click here for more information about what’s being offered now.


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.

For more information and to find out when the next study begins, 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.

For more information, contact Janet Reynolds, jreygma@gmail.com, or 512-255-7198.

Summer Women’s Bible Study – “Discerning the Voice of God” by Priscilla Shirer – begins June 12 at 9:30 a.m. (no evening session)

We are told that God is ever-present, but sometimes we feel, as the psalmist did, that we get few answers when we call for them. How can we hear God more clearly? How can we be sure that what we hear is from God? How can we be strengthened to make his voice in our lives more fruitful?

In this seven-week study, we will look at ways to improve our hearing, our discernment, and our response to that still, small voice (1Ki 19:12).

Chapter Headings:

  • A Proactive Stance of Obedience
  • The Holy Spirit
  • The Holy Spirit’s Voice
  • Reflective of His Heart
  • Revealing of His Plans
  • A Continual State of Readiness
  • Speak, Lord

Dates: June 12 through July 24, 2019

Time: 9:30 to 12:00

Facilitator: Trisha Seguin, M. Ed.

Register here.


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. 

“Why Is It Always God’s Fault?” – Summer study begins June 24 at 7 p.m.

Be part of a summer Bible Study, “Why Is It Always God’s Fault”. Explore some of the hardest questions we face. Why did this happen? Can’t God stop evil in the world? What’s the deal with all this suffering?

Why weren’t my prayers answered? Orientation will be on Monday night, June 24, with six sessions to follow each Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. through August 5. Sign up here or email jameslehrmann@sbcglobal.net.


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 the fall of 2019.  Contact Rae Frenette at rae@fumc-rr.org or 512-255-3336 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 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.

Check back for information on the next Methodism 101 class

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 Dr. Will Cotton.