Bible Studies

We encourage everyone to connect to other members and worshipers at WUMC through Bible Studies. You are 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 new Bible Studies or click here to see our Adult Ministry Guide, Connections.

Upcoming Spring 2020 Adult Studies


Spiritual Strength Training: Strengthening Our Faith During the Lenten Season

Wednesday Night Bible Study (Co-Ed)

Time: Wednesday, 6:30-7:45 p.m. beginning March 4

Location: Family Life Center *Due to the Consignment Sale, the first session will meet in Helms Hall. 

Leader: Rev. Amy Hutchison

This 5-week study throughout the Lent season will encourage us to assess our relationship with God and our personal faith disciplines.  Together we will study various ways God’s people have strengthened and reconnected with their own faith, as well as look at practical and helpful resources as we (re)commit ourselves to intentionally growing in our faith journeys.  Look for more information in the next Connections Guide (available mid-February). Childcare is available by reservation. 


First Peter:  A Living Hope in Christ by Jen Wilkin

Women’s Bible Study/Life Group

Time: Mondays at 9:30 a.m. beginning March 9

Location: Padfield Residence

Leader: Louise Padfield

Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ, challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to our future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the living hope they have in Christ.



Click here to register for any of our Bible Studies.

For more information about any of our Bible studies, please contact Patsy Sorrell.


Ongoing Adult Studies


God of Covenant

Women’s Bible Study

Time: Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. beginning January 29

Location: Weddington Fellowship Hall

Leader: Marty Cook

Our God is a Covenant Maker and Covenant Keeper. We can see this clearly in the stories of the fathers of our faith – Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. Through their stories, we discover how God is working everything together for His glory and for the good of His people. We witness God fulfill every promise and we see that He is the One for whom nothing is too hard. We learn to see Jesus in the stories of His people even in the Old Testament. We discover how the God of Covenant is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Join us as we walk verse by verse through Genesis 12-50 and trace the themes of covenant, resurrection, redemption, and hope. As we journey together, we will grow in our understanding of who God is. As we deepen our understanding of who God is, we will learn more about who we are in Him. Childcare available by reservation.

We Saved You A Seat: Finding and Keeping Lasting Friendships

Women’s Bible Study

Time: Thursday, 7:00-8:30 p.m. beginning February 13

Location: Sanctuary Building, Room 209

Leader: Lauren Litaker

In today’s busy world, many of us are wired to appear “fine,” warding off authenticity and shielding ourselves from judgment.  At times, we may even hide behind the hum of busyness to escape intimate friendships with the women God has placed in our lives.  We yearn for authentic relationships and the opportunity to be “real” with people we trust – but comparison, envy, and insecurities often stop us from pulling out a chair at the table.  Authentic relationships are important and give women a place to be accepted, encouraged, and inspired to grow and gain an understanding of our true identity. This new 7-session women’s Bible Study group will explore how our relationship with Jesus is the ultimate model for authentic friendships.  Nothing shapes us like the impact of a friend – and it is how Jesus radically and intimately connects with us!  Leave perfection, busyness, and fear behind and come join us.


Breathing Room for Women by Sandra Stanley

Women’s Bible Study/Life Group

Begins January 14

Time: Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. beginning January 14

Location: Assell Residence

Leader: Kristen Assell


Trustworthy: Overcoming Our Greatest Struggles to Trust God by Lysa TerKeurst

Women’s Bible Study/Life Group

Time: Thursday, 7:00 p.m. beginning January 9

Location: McFadden Residence

Leader: Sharon McFadden


Discovering Why Your Work Matters

New discussion topic beginning on January 12

Time: Sundays, 4:00-5:30 p.m. (2x/month)

Location: Hemby House

Leader: Amy Hasty

Group Focus: Discovering Why Your Work Matters


For more information and a full list of all of our current and ongoing Bible Studies and Life Groups, please view our Connections Adult Ministry Guide or contact Patsy Sorell.