Bible Studies and small groups are excellent ways to explore God’s Word and your faith. It is also an outstanding opportunity to create a support group for asking the hard questions of life. Bible study isn’t so much about knowledge (although you certainly receive it) but about wisdom.
My child, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments; for length of days and years of life and abundant welfare they will give you. Proverbs 3.1-2
Pastor's Lectionary Study
Meets every Wednesday at 10AM in the Conference Room
This study reviews the upcoming scripture for the Sunday service.
Exploring the Way, An Introduction to the Spiritual Journey (Companions in Christ)
This is a weekly study beginning April 1st.
Meets Monday evenings at 7PM in the Conference Room.
This study gives you a "taste" of spiritual practice in a small group. It is a journey into your spiritual life and preparation for further spiritual formation classes. The class will be led by Eric Thompson, veteran Bible study leader.
Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World
This is a weekly study beginning February 20th.
Meets Wednesday mornings at 9AM in the Conference Room.
A study of scriptural principles with stories, quotes and sidebars to provide further discussion. A delightful book that's fun to read. The study guide is included within the book. The class is led by Rev. Rebecca Grogan.
The Alpha Course
This class ended recently and will be rescheduled at a later date.
What am I doing here? Is there more to life? What next? If you could ask God one question, what would you ask? For more information about the class visit, AlphaUSA
A light dinner is served before we begin discussion and exploration of ALPHA.
Disciple Bible Studies
Disciple 2 (Green) is a 32-week course beginning August 30th and September 5th.
Meets Thursday mornings at 10:00AM in the Conference Room.
Meets Wednesday evenings at 6:30PM in the Conference Room.
There are four studies in the Disciple Bible Study program designed to develop and strengthen a person in their faith and guide them into service and ministry. Visit Cokesbury for a more in-depth look at each study.
- Disciple 1: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study - An overview of the Bible
- Disciple 2: Into the Word, Into the World - A study of Genesis-Exodus and Luke-Acts
- Disciple 3: Remember Who You Are - A study of The Prophets and the Letters of Paul
- Disciple 4: Under the Tree of Life - A study of the Writings, John and Revelation
This is a 30-week course beginning September 10th.
Meets Monday evenings at 6PM in the Library, Room B4.
"Christian Believer" is a topical study combining Scripture and Christian belief. There is a study manual and Readings book that includes ideas on doctrine, early Christian documents that have contributed to central teachings of Christian faith, and writings from founders of Protestant denominations as well as current thinkers on classical doctrines. Visit Cokesbury for more information.
Jesus In The Gospels
This is a 30-week course beginning September 6th.
Meets Thursday evenings at 7PM in the Library, Room B4.
"Jesus In The Gospels" focuses on the portraits of Jesus found in the four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The 'In' used in the title signals that this study takes an approach different from the familiar "life and teaching of Jesus" approach of reading stories and accounts of what Jesus said and did in order to draw conclusions about their meaning and about who Jesus was. This study looks at the way each Gospel writer presents events and teachings and at the picture of Jesus that emerges in each of the Gospels.