Bible Studies

We encourage everyone to connect to other members and worshipers at WUMC through Bible Studies. Anyone is welcome to join at any time. Invite your friends and neighbors as a way to encourage others to learn more about the Christian faith and connect with the church body.

New Bible studies are beginning throughout the year! Below if the full list of current Bible Studies.

2018 Bible Study Schedule

2018 Studies

Adult Studies


Joseph by Melissa Spoelstra

New Firethorne Ladies Bible Study. A six-week study beginning Monday, April 16 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Louise Padfield’s home.

All of us know what it’s like to be hurt or betrayed. Often it’s a small breach such as being spoken to rudely or overlooked in a time of need. Other times we experience lies, gossip, or harsh words that cut us to the core. Some of us have endured unspeakable pain through abuse, adultery, or abandonment. God knows the pain we cause each other and longs to help us learn to practice forgiveness. Nowhere do we see forgiveness played out more fully in Scripture than in the biblical story of Joseph.

This six-week study explores what God has to say to us about grace and forgiveness through Joseph’s story of trial and triumph found in Genesis 37-50. As we study his dreams, his betrayers, his dysfunctional family, his struggle to forgive, and his journey toward reconciliation, we’ll find truths that echo into our own personal situations. Whether or not you are working through a hurtful situation right now, you can learn from Joseph how to release your past and present hurts to God and allow Him to do a supernatural work of forgiveness in your life. God wants to use the very things intended to hurt you as a source of blessing in your life and the lives of others.

The Participant Book includes five days of lessons for each week, combining study of Scripture with personal reflection, application, and prayer.  Workbooks can be purchased online at Amazon ($12.86), Lifeway ($15), or  ($11.99)

Watch this brief review of the study:

Please contact Louise or 704-618-0554 if interested in attending.

John – The Gospel of Light by Adam Hamilton

Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Beginning Wednesday, March 14.

The Gospel of John is the most deeply spiritual of the four gospels. This writing is filled with rich images and profound truths, but John notes that his aim in writing the gospel is that readers will not only believe in Jesus Christ, but that they “may have life in his name.”

Join us as we follow the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus through the Gospel of John and understand the context of some of the best-known verses in the New Testament. Books can be purchased through Amazon,, Cokesbury.


For more information about any of our Bible studies, please contact Tonya Tapp.


Please click here to view our full list of Disciple Bible Studies.