Christ United Methodist Church
Christ United Methodist Church

Bible Studies and Continuing Education

God intends for Scripture to transform people, not just inform. We believe that through in-depth Bible study, God will speak to you individually, teaching you how to interpret His Word and giving you new understanding about what it means in your life. Studying Scripture will also teach you the history of the Christian faith, grow you closer to a Christian community and provide a safe place to ask questions. Now is the perfect opportunity to explore the Bible and your own spiritual journey!

Small groups meet weekly to study the Bible; take a look at the studies we offer each week

Contact Cathy Sweeney, Adult Education Coordinator, for questions or more information.

Current Bible Studies:

Monday Morning Women’s Bible Study: Led by Rev. Denise Peckham

Meets Mondays, 9:45 – 11:00 am, Room 255 A/D

Current Study: Come Along by Jane Rubietta

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Monday Evening Bible Study (LIFT): Led by Kay Gump

Meets Monday Evenings, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room N154

Current Study: (March 27 through May 15) Seamless by Angie Smith

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Diana Wright’s Bible Study

Mondays 6:30-8:30 pm,  Room N158, starting Feb 27

Current Study:  The Book of Mark, using N.T. Wright for Everyone Bible Study Guide

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Tuesday Night Men’s Bible Study

Meets every Tuesday in Room N253, 6:30-8:30 pm

 

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Women of Valor Bible and Book Study (led by Heather Holba)

Meets on Wednesday mornings, 9:30-11:30 am in Room N154

Current study: This group of women selects podcasts and articles to discuss on a weekly basis.

New members encouraged to attend at any time!

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First Fruits Bible Study (led by Patti Thompson)

Meets on Wednesday mornings, 11:30-1:30 pm in Room N156

Current Study (Jan. 11, 2017 through March 29): Jonah Navigating a Life Interrupted, by Priscilla Shirer.

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Tuesday Lunch and Learn Bible Study (led by Julie Warner)

Meets on Tuesdays, noon – 1:30 pm, Room N154

Current study: The Book of James

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Logos Bible Study (led by Barbara Kramer)

Meets on Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 am, Room N253 on Jan. 10 and Jan. 17;  N154 for rest of study.

Current study:  Beginning Tuesday, January 10, 2017, class will be studying Isaiah, using the Bible as the primary study book.

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Chronological Jesus  (led by Clyde Rupert)

Note:  This is the 15th year Clyde has offered this wonderful study.

We often lift similar scriptures from the four Gospels to help advance a particular theme such as humility, forgiveness or loving your neighbor. We also tend to cluster the messages of the parables and the miracles together. At Christmas we love to read the story about the birth of Jesus and at Easter we listen with attention to the details of the death and Resurrection of our savior. While the above approach is a tested and true look at Jesus, it tends to focus more on the deity of Christ as opposed to his humanity.
The approach in the Chronological Jesus is to simply read all gospel accounts as they actually occurred time wise.  When we take this approach, many new perspectives appear. We not only see the evolution of Jesus’ ministry but we also see the evolution of the Apostles and all of Jesus’ followers. We get to walk in the shoes of all of the above and in doing so we discover habits, tendencies and of course questions that we never had before. There is no new material here; it is the same set of Gospels that we’ve always had but we are exposed to so much more because we simply follow the whole story from beginning to end.
There are no prerequisites for “Chronological Jesus”. The class is FREE and the textbook is the bible.

Sundays 4-6 pm in room N158. First class is September 11, 2016 and continues weekly until the first week in May, 2017.

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Financial Peace University (led by Heather and Dave Murphy)

Sessions offered this spring:

Wednesdays March 22 through May 17, 2017, 7-9 pm, Room N256.  Childcare available with reservation.

Financial Peace University

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

FPU is a biblically-based accountability curriculum that teaches how to make the right decisions about your money. It’s a 9-week video series designed to get you out of debt and stay out of debt. During the 9 weeks the average participant reduces their debt by $5,300 and saves $2,700. More importantly, FPU helps free you from the burdens of finances and empowers you to do great things with your money!

For complete information, visit Financial Peace University

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