Small Groups & Bible Studies

Disciple 1 Bible Study: Becoming Disciples through Bible Study

24-week study | Mondays | beginning September 12 | 5:30-7pm | A 113

Led by Jimmy Lawrence

A 24-week study of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, DISCIPLE Bible study is aimed at equipping followers of Jesus. The study gives the Old and New Testaments equal time, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as a revelation of God. DISCIPLE draws upon the work of scholars, the disciplined, personal Bible reading and study of the participant, and dynamic group discussion to aid understanding of the Bible, all for the purpose of experiencing Scripture as a place of a transforming encounter with God.

Old Testament Study Manual | Book Order Link

New Testament Study Manual | Book Order Link

 

Covenant Bible Study: Trusting the Covenant

8-week study | Sundays | beginning September 18 | 5:30-7:00 | A 113

Led by Kim Ford and Christy Benitez

“Trusting the Covenant” explores the crises that sometimes call covenant life into question, and how we are restored to trust in God when troubling things happen.  In this study we will read the biblical stories about the loss of hope, and how it is restored by faithfulness in the midst of suffering. From the story of Job to the Hebrew exile, to the apocalyptic visions in Daniel and Revelation, we learn how faithful love is at work in everything to restore hope, freedom, and wholeness to our lives.

Book order: Covenant Bible Study Trusting Participant Guide | Cokesbury

 

The Gospel According to John

15-week study | Tuesdays | beginning September 13 | 10-11:15am | A 113

Led by Murray Adams

The Book of John is a favorite for many who might say it is the simplest gospel, while others consider it the most profound. It appears to have been written by a person who was a very close friend to Jesus, who spent years mulling over what Jesus had done, said, and achieved. Many who read John feel Jesus becomes very real and relatable. John does not contain Jesus’ parables like the other gospels but presents the “I am” sayings in Jesus’ speech not found in any other gospel. John places the incarnation “and the Word became flesh. . .” as the central focal point of the book as Jesus shares in God’s character and identity. Jesus brings God fully to the world sharing God’s words and works with everyone. John bears witness that Jesus is God’s gift to the world. The disciple that Jesus loved is a model of the love and witness he experienced through an up-close friendship with Christ.

John for Everyone, Part 1 | Book Order Link

 

“So, You are an Empty Nester….”

Empty Nest, Full Life, Discovering God’s best for your Next, by Jill Savage

6-week study | Thursdays | beginning September 15 | 6:30-8pm | Amy’s home

Led by Amy Croushorn

Are you in the stage of life in which your children have left home, or are beginning to leave home? Are you caught somewhere between grief and delight as our children become adults? This can be a wonderful time and a challenging time filled with a lot of emotions and unknowns. Come join other parents walking the same journey! This small group will read together, study Scripture together, share life together and draw upon the Holy Spirit as they navigate this new chapter in their lives.

After registering, participants will receive an email from Amy with more details.

Empty Nest, Full Life | Book Order Link

 

From Mary to Lydia, Letting New Testament Women Speak

Written by Nell Mohney

6-week study | Wednesdays | beginning September 14 | 4:30-5:30pm | A 115

Led by Emily Pollard

Is your child in choir during this time? This is for you!

In this study we will explore New Testament women and the lessons they have for us today. From familiar women such as Mary, the mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene to lesser-known women such as Lydia and Dorcas, join us as we explore the unique circumstances of each woman and the practical and spiritual insights we can glean from her story.

 

GriefShare

12-weeks | Thursdays | beginning Thursday, September 1 |  11:30am-1pm | Room A113

GriefShare is a grief recovery support group that features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. Each session includes a video featuring top grief and recovery experts as well as small group discussion time about the video content. There is a workbook to help you navigate the grief process and the many topics discussed through the group. You will also have the opportunity to interact with others on the journey of grief. Cost for the workbook that accompanies the 12-week seminar is $15, which can be paid at the first session (scholarships are available).

For more information or to register, contact Rev. Julie Hare at julieh@aumc.net.

 


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Women’s Studies

Acts Awakening to God In Everyday Life

Written by Melissa Spoelstra

8-week study | Wednesdays | beginning September 14 | 6:30-7:45 | A 115

Led by Betty Corbin

Whether it’s because of distractions, busyness, or a case of the blahs, we can experience a drift toward indifference in our spiritual lives. We have a need for an ongoing spiritual awakening if we want to become more aware of God’s presence and activity in our everyday lives. In this study, participants will journey with the first followers of Jesus and witness the birth and growth of the early church through spiritual awakening to the power of God’s Spirit, message, freedom, grace, mission, and direction. May we attune our own spiritual heart to experience God’s presence, hear God’s voice, and see God at work all around.

Acts | Book Order Link

 

Sermon on the Mount

Written by Jen Wilkin

9-week study | Sundays | beginning September 18 | 4:30-6:00 | A 107

Led by Melanie Flynt, Cissy Yarbrough, Pat Giddens

What does it mean to be a citizen of the kingdom of Heaven? Matthew’s gospel opens with three chapters containing Jesus’ longest recorded message – a sermon given to His disciples early in His ministry to articulate what the life of a Christ-follower would look like. It was a message intended to turn upside down every expectation His closest followers might have. Both practical and profound, the sermon asks of us the same questions it posed to its original hearers: How should a disciple relate to sin? To others? To the Law? How does a disciple think, speak, and act? What is the nature of true righteousness?

Sermon on the Mount | Book Order Link

 

He Speaks to Me

Written by Priscilla Shirer (J.O.Y Bible Study)

7-week study | Mondays | beginning September 12 | 9:30-11:00 | A 106

Leader: Cindy Hudon

He Speaks to Me: Preparing to Hear from God draws life lessons from God speaking to the boy Samuel as related in 1 Samuel 3. Priscilla Shirer relates six characteristics found in Samuel that are applicable to women today as they tune their hearts to hear God’s voice. By listening to God’s voice and obeying him, women will be drawn into a closer relationship to God that brings a deeper desire to serve Him faithfully.


Men’s Studies

Men’s Tuesday Morning Bible Study

Ongoing |Tuesdays | 8:00-9:00 | A 106

Come join us as we study God’s word and apply it to our lives!

Contact person: Chuck Ludwig

 


Not Another Bible Study

 

Walking Groups

Mondays | 8:30AM | Beginning September 12 | Led by Shannon Andrews

Wednesdays | 6:30PM | Beginning September 12 |  Led by Sarah Kickler

 

Taste and See that the Lord is Good

Sunday evening cooking experience

Led by Julie Echols

September 18th, October 16th, November TBA

5:30-6:30pm | Upstairs kitchen and snack bar | cost $15.00

Hospitality is at the heart of the biblical message and breaking bread together is an essential part of Christian hospitality. Join us for a time of fellowship, fun and creative cooking as we learn to prepare good food and enjoy ourselves in the process. Then feel free to share with family, friends, and neighbors!

 

Men’s Friday Morning at Byron’s

The first Friday morning of each month | 6:30am | Byron’s Barbecue on Opelika road

Contact person: Corey Kichler, kichlercorey@gmail.com

Come join us for breakfast and coffee, fellowship and conversation as we share our lives together as followers of Jesus.

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