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, Associate Pastor of Discipleship Ministries, for questions or more information.
Current Bible Studies, Programs, and Spiritual Offerings:
Chronological Jesus: Led by Clyde Rupert, and one of our most popular classes (in its 14th year).
Meets Sunday afternoons, 4-6 pm, in room N158. Sept. 10, 2017 through May 20, 2018.
Class size is limited! See Chronological Jesus for additional information and to register.
Monday Morning Women’s Bible Study: Led by Rev. Denise Peckham
Meets Mondays, 9:45 – 11:00 am, Room 255 A/D
Current Study (beginning Sept. 11): One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp.
Monday Afternoon Bible Study: Led by Rita Ward
Meets Monday afternoons, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Room N154
Monday Evening Bible Study: Ladies in Faith Together (LIFT): Led by Kay Gump/Tanya Damon
Meets Monday Evenings, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room N154
Current Study (Sept. 11 through Oct. 23): Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer
Diana Wright’s Bible Study
Begins Sept 11 through Nov 20, 6:30-8:30 pm; Room N158
Current Study: N.T. Wright’s “Gospel of Mark” (part 2) The first session will review last Spring’s discussion on chapters 1-8.
Tom Jennings’ Bible Study
Tuesdays, Sept. 12 through Oct. 17, 10am-noon, room N154
Current Study: Beyond Belief, Exploring the Character of God
Tuesday Lunch and Learn Bible Study: Led by Julie Warner
Meets on Tuesdays, noon – 1:30 pm, Room N154
Current study: Aug. 29, Review of summer reading book, Shaken, by Tim Tebow. Sept. 12, Begin study of the Book of Revelation.
Logos Bible Study: Led by Barbara Kramer
Meets on Tuesdays, noon-1:30 pm, N154
Current study: The group will join with Tuesday Lunch and Learn Bible Study for it’s study of Revelation, beginning Sept. 12.
Tuesday Night Men’s Bible Study
Meets every Tuesday in Room N253, 6:30-8:30 pm
Current Study (Beginning Sept. 5): Light and Darkness in the Fourth Gospel, led by Rev. Mike Flynn.
Questions about Men’s Ministries: contact email@example.com
Tuesday Night Women’s Bible Study: Led by Rev. Cathy Sweeney
Tuesdays: 6:30- 8:30 pm, room N157
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: Summer Break — New study starting soon.
First Fruits Bible Study (led by Patti Thompson)
Meets on Wednesdays beginning Sept. 13, 11:30-1:30 pm in Room N156
Currently Studying: Seamless by Angie Smith
Financial Peace University (led by Heather and Dave Murphy)
FPU (9 weeks): Wednesdays Sept. 20, 2017 through Nov. 15, 2017; Room N253, 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
Legacy Journey (7 weeks): Tuesdays Jan. 9, 2018 through Feb. 20,2018; Room N253, 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
Note: Prerequisite for Legacy Journey is successful completion of FPU
FPU (9 weeks): Wednesdays March 21 through May 16, 2018; Room N253, 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
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.
Tree of Life Spiritual Ministries is an independent spiritual discipline and spiritual formation company led by Tami Gallaway. Tami is a commissioned Deacon in the North Texas Conference of the UMC; she and her family worship here at Christ UMC. Tami leads several of our spiritual formation classes, and also provides one on one spiritual counseling. The mission of Tree of Life is to inspire and develop more faithful, passionate, and fruitful disciples by connecting people with God’s love through prayer, spiritual nurture, mutual accountability, and opportunities to reflect upon everyday experiences of God’s transformative grace at work in the world.
You can learn more about Tami and her offerings through her website: www.treeoflifespiritualministries.com/. Also, she works directly with out Faith Journey program to lead the following groups:
Building Your Prayer Toolbox
Sundays, Oct. 1 through Nov. 5, 4:00 to 5:30 pm in the Bride’s Room
More information at cumc.com/building-prayer-toolbox
Learning to Live in Wesleyan Classes
Tuesdays Sept. 5 through Nov. 21; 6:30-8:00 pm in the Bride’s Room
See information at cumc.com/wesleygatherings