Bible studies

About Our Bible Studies

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We are pleased to offer mid-week Bible Studies on most Thursdays from 2-3 p.m. You need not be a member of our church or denomination to attend. We welcome everybody to our classes. Study books are used with some of our classes, but not all. We ask for a donation to cover the cost of the books, but this is not required. Pay the donation. Pay a portion. Pay nothing at all. What matters is just being there to share in the journey into God's word.

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   It may seem strange to study the Old Testament when we have the New Testament. After all, everything changed when Jesus entered the picture, so why learn about outdated, irrelevant spiritual laws? In The Gospel According to Leviticus, author and pastor David Kalas uses his thoughtful and assuring style to help us discover the gospel in the Old Testament…to help us find God’s love in God’s law.  This six week study begins on Thursday, Sept. 12 and runs through Oct. 17. We are asking a donation of $17 to defray the cost of the study guides, but this donation is not required. 

A Look At United Methodism

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This five week exploration of the history of the Methodist movement, the structure and polity (rules) that govern us, and the loose umbrella of beliefs that bind us together begins Thursday, January 30, 2020. Whether you are a life long Methodist, new to our denomination, or simply curious, if you ever wondered how and why we do what we do, this is the class for you. There is no fee or workbook required.

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We all pray . . . some. We pray to stay sober, centered, or solvent. When the lump is deemed malignant. When the money runs out. When the marriage is falling apart. But wouldn't we like to pray . . . more? Better? Stronger? With more fire, faith, and fervency?

In this four-session video-based study, bestselling author Max Lucado reveals his struggles with prayer and how he discovered that it is not a privilege for the pious or the art of a chosen few but a simple tool everyone has been given to have a conversation with God. He shows you how to let go of uncertainties about prayer, trust that God hears you, and embrace a prayer life that brings peace and rest. The study begins on Thursday, March 12, 2020. A $7 donation to cover the cost of the study guide is requested but not required.

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 We love stories. That’s why we go to movies, read books, and listen to friends recount an experience. That’s also why teachers use the technique of storytelling to make a difficult concept easier for us to process. Jesus told stories, or parables, for that very reason—and to help us understand how God wants us to live life. Sometimes, however, stories like the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son can be interpreted in more than one way. Even Bible scholars are divided on their meanings. In this six week study you’ll explore six of Jesus’ parables to learn how to read, interpret, and live them in your daily life. This study begins on Thursday, April 16, 2020 and covers seven weeks (no class on May 14).  We are asking for a $13 donation to cover the cost of materials.