One of the ways we grow in our relationship with Jesus, our church family and our neighboring community is through intentional learning and dialogue. The Discipleship Ministries Team visions and plans opportunities that encourage all church members to engage in faithful study of the Scriptures, our United Methodist traditions, how to live in the world as followers of Jesus and how to live in right relationship with one another. Below you will find a list of educational opportunities for the coming season. For small groups, support groups and service opportunities we recommend visiting the other options under the "Ministries" tab.
Coming Lent 2018
What a trio. What a Savior
A lively discussion of current event topics and their relation to our faith. Each week stands alone and no advance reading is required. For the topic ot the week and the week following see the church bulletin. This class meets all year long on Sunday mornings from 10am-11am.
Led by Mark Bergeson and Phyllis Lawson
Faith and Reason
A weekly conversation group that discusses the intersections of faith, science, reason, and everything in between. This class meets weekly on Sunday mornings, 10am-11am, from September - June.
2018 Past Offerings
Where There's a Will, There's a Way - a four week class on the development of a lifetime safety net, legal documents and more.
Epiphany Study: Scriptures of Hope - an engaging look at a selection of Scripture passages on hope.
Living the Questions - a small group experience in which participants are encouraged to embrace the questions of faith with a board diversity of responses. Based on recorded interviews with prominent progressive theologians. Offered on Sunday afternoons and Thursday nights. The next offering will be in April 2018.
2017 Past Offerings
Legislative Academy - listen to audio recordings
12 More Women of the Bible
Book Study: Trauma Stewardship
Book Study: Faith at Home
Disciple Bible Study
Pastor's Bible Study
Disciple's Way - offered quarterly
Faith and Reason
12 Women & the Bible
Power & Legacy: Aging and Dying Well
Seasons of the Church Year
Bible Study: Letter to the Hebrews
Image Bearers: An Advent Study on Local Poverty