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 January 14: Me, Myself and Lies by Jennifer Rothschild.This 6-week study deals with our destructive and unrealistic self-talk, exploring the power of self-talk and learning It is a 13-week study with personal weekly study as well.
For more information, contact Denise Blomquist at email@example.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 next study is Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver, beginning on January 8.
An invitation for every woman who feels she isn’t godly enough… isn’t loving enough… isn’t doing enough. The life of a woman today isn’t really all that different from that of Mary and Martha in the New Testament. Like Mary, you long to sit at the Lord’s feet… but the daily demands of a busy world just won’t leave you alone. Like Martha, you love Jesus and really want to serve him… yet you struggle with weariness, resentment, and feelings of inadequacy.
Then comes Jesus, right into the midst of your busy Mary/Martha life-and he extends the same invitation he issued long ago to the two sisters of Bethany. Tenderly he invites you to choose “the better part”-a joyful life of “living-room” intimacy with him that flows naturally into “kitchen service” for him.
How can you make that choice? With her fresh approach to the familiar Bible story and its creative, practical strategies, Joanna shows how all of us -Marys and Marthas alike- can draw closer to our Lord, deepening our devotion, strengthening our service, and doing both with less stress and greater joy.
Contact Janet Reynolds, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information and to sign up, 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. Here is information about the next class, beginning January 26, 2020. 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 class begins on Sunday, August 11 at 9:40 am in Bldg. 5-222.
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.