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 begin throughout the year!  Below you’ll find a current list of Bible Studies or click here to see our adult discipleship guide, Connections.

 

Advent Studies

 

Faithful:  Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph

Time:        Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Date:         November 28 – December 19

Location:  Multi-Purpose Room (in the Family Life Center)

Leader:     Andrew Vollenweider

From his beginnings as a humble carpenter to his important role as the earthly father of Jesus Christ, Joseph’s place in the nativity story is sometimes overlooked but contains valuable lessons for all of us. Through this study, Adam Hamilton helps us to examine Christmas through the eyes of Joseph. Absent from much of the biblical narrative, Joseph never spoke a word, but his courageous actions were crucial to the birth of Christ and God’s salvation plan for humanity. Through this study we will come to understand how Joseph’s story is much like our own. In life, we encounter circumstances that we would never have chosen for ourselves. At times it can be tempting just to walk away. Joseph provides us a great example of humbly obeying God even when we don’t understand and faithfully moving forward in the strength that God provides. Exchange your doubt for courage this Advent and Christmas season. Learn to accept and glorify God’s will even when circumstances make it difficult to do so.  Click here to register.

 

Single Adult (50+) Life Group Advent Study  Not a Silent Night:  Mary Looks Back to Bethlehem 

Time: Wednesday, from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Date: Begins November 28

Location: Family Life Center

Leader: Patsy Sorrell

Meet for dinner any time between 5:30-6:30 and then join us as we study Not A Silent Night:  Mary Looks Back to Bethlehem this Advent season.  Imagine Jesus from Mary’s point of view—proud of her son, in awe of his gifts and mission, guided by love for him as a person and so much more. During the study, we’ll begin at the end, with Mary at the crucifixion and resurrection; travel back in time as Mary witnesses Jesus’ life and ministry; and end at the beginning, with the Christ child born in a stable…Mary’s beautiful baby.  Click here to register.

For more information regarding additional activities for the Single Adult (50+) Life Group, please contact Patsy Sorrell.

 

Fall Studies

 

Discerning the VOICE OF GOD by Priscilla Shirer

Time: Monday, from 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Date: Ongoing

Location: Padfield Residence, Firethorne Subdivision

Leader: Louise Padfield

Join us as we travel through the revised 7-week DVD sessions with Priscilla Shirer.  Discover how humble obedience is the root to clear and daily communication with God. Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life.

This women’s group will meet through November and then resume in January.  Please join us!  For more information, please contact the church office.

 

Revelation

Time: Wednesday, from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Date: Ongoing

Location: Family Life Center

Leader: Rev. Dr. Terry Moore

Join Dr. Moore as we journey through the powerful book of Revelation.  This amazing book of the Bible is often misread, misunderstood, and misused.  When read carefully, however, this vision of John offers a message of hope and a glimpse of God’s ultimate victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Sept 12    Introduction (1:1-11); Son of Man Vision (1:12-20)

Sept 19    Letters to the Seven Churches (2-3)

Sept 26    Vision of God and the Lamb (4-5)

Oct 3        Seven Seals (6); 144,000 (7)

Oct 10      Seven Trumpets, Angel and Little Scroll (8:1-11:19)

Oct 17      Church vs. Evil Powers (12-14); Seven Bowls (15-16)

Oct 24      Babylon (17-18)

Oct 31     No Session

Nov 7       Final Vision (20:1-22:5); Epilogue (22:6-21)

Nov 14     End-Times Themes

 

God of Creation – A Study of Genesis 1-11 by Jen Wilkin 

Time: Wednesday, 9:30-Noon

Date: Ongoing

Location: Fellowship Hall

Leader: Marty Cook

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”  Where did everything come from? Why are we here?  Why is the world so broken?  How can that brokenness be made right? In its first 11 chapters, the Book of Genesis addresses our deepest questions, declaring to us a transcendent God and shaping our understanding of the Bible as a whole.  God of Creation – A Study of Genesis 1-11 is an 11-session study written by Jen Wilkin.  Join us as we walk through Genesis 1-11, searching these familiar passages for their larger meaning in the story of Scripture and in the life of every believer.  We are going to cultivate a worshipful understanding of our holy, Creator God; explore Genesis as the place where the story of redemption begins; trace the themes of creation, fall, redemption, and restoration.

This women’s bible study meets in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday mornings from 9:30-Noon. Childcare is available. Contact the church office for more information.

 

Experiencing God by Henry and Richard Blackaby and Claude King

Time: Tuesday, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Date: Ongoing

Location: Hemby House

Leader: Heather Brown

Through this video-led Bible Study, God is inviting you to experience Him in an intimate love relationship through which he reveals to you His will, His ways, and His work. Through the biblical principles in this course, God can teach you how to know when God is speaking to you, recognize His activity around you, and adjust your life to Him and His Ways.

This women’s bible study group meets on Tuesday nights at 7:00 p.m. at the Hemby House.  Each week we savor His Word, pray for one another and support one another as Beautiful Sisters-in-Christ.  We invite you to join us!

 

Foundations of the Faith – John Wesley vs. John Calvin:  Are You Predestined?

Time: Wednesday, from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Date: November 14

Location: Main Building, Room 210

Leader: Rev. Amy Hutchison

This class will be interactive and address the major topics of doctrine and faith elements as well as how Weddington fits into the picture.

 

Registration

Click here to register for any of our Advent 2018 Bible Studies.

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

 

Disciple Bible Studies

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