Bible Studies, Classes and Groups

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Bible Studies

 

NEW STUDIES BEGINNING IN JANUARY, 2018

 

  • 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.

Faith and Reason has created a new Bible study about Paul.  Join us on Sunday mornings at 9:40 am in Adkins Bldg. 5-148 for this interesting and engaging look at the missionary Paul and his life. This class has two purposes: to study this important individual in Christianity, and to evaluate the curriculum.  Please let us know that you’ll attend by registering.

 

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 October 31: Finding I Am by Lysa TerKeurst. Finding I Am explores the seven I AM statements in John’s gospel to help us trade feelings of emptiness and depletion; to stop living like a slave to our circumstances and embrace the life-giving freedom God wants for us; and gain a better understanding of how Jesus’ words from 2,000 years ago are so very applicable to the answers we are searching for today. 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.  Both groups are on hiatus until September 13. The Wednesday groups meet at 9:30 am  and 6:30 pm in Bldg. 5-232.  For more info 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.