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. New study starting September 10th: We will be studying the book of James in the fall. We will use the study of James from Matt Chandler, a pastor from the Dallas area. It is a 13-week study with personal weekly study as well.

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.

Our current study is What Love Is by Kelly Minter, beginning on September 4. Our next study will be Seamless by Angie Smith, beginning on October 16. Understand the Bible as a whole to connect with the people, places and promises of God’s Word. It’s meant both for people who are new to Bible study and for people who are already deep into the Bible as it connects Genesis through Revelation as one seamless thread. Contact Janet Reynolds, jreygma@gmail.com.

For more information and to sign up, contact Janet Reynolds, jreygma@gmail.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. 

Fall study: begins Monday, September 30

Join us for a six week Bible Study entitled “Does It Make Sense To Be A Christian?”  Hear the evidence that backs up your faith and how that evidence helps you to both defend and proclaim the reason for your hope in Jesus Christ. Orientation is Monday, September 30 with study sessions from October 7 – November 11.

Topics include:

  • The book of God’s Words

  • The book of God’s works

  • What do the gospels say about who Jesus is?

  • Why did Jesus have to die on the cross, and was the resurrection essential?

  • Grace.

To sign up, either email James Lehrmann at jameslehrmann@sbcglobal.net or you can sign up here.


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. Here is information about the next class, beginning September 15, 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.

The next class begins on Sunday, August 11 at 9:40 am in Bldg. 5-222.

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.