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 summer Bible Studies or click here to see our Adult Ministry Guide, Connections.
New Fall 2019 Adult Studies
The Book of Romans Bible Study
Date: Begins Wednesday, September 18
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Family Life Center
Leader: Rev. Dr. Terry Moore
Paul’s letter to the church in Rome is often considered to be his most theologically important writing. NT Wright calls it Paul’s “masterpiece.” How are we made right with God? Paul argues, “Justification by Faith.” This letter had amazing impact on John Wesley, St. Augustine, Martin Luther, Karl Barth, and thus the church. Yale Divinity School scholars caution us that, “Those who have gone before you have rarely emerged from their own journeys through Romans unchanged.” We invite you to join Dr. Moore on this life and faith changing journey through Romans.
God of Covenant by Jen Wilkin
Time: Monday, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Begins: September 9
Location: Padfield Residence – Marvin
Leader: Louise Padfield
Walk through the stories of the fathers of our faith – Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph as we discover how God worked everything together for His glory and the good of His people. Walk verse by verse through Genesis 12-50, tracing the themes of covenant, resurrection, redemption, and hope. Books will be available on the first day of class.
From Garden to Glory by Courtney Doctor
Time: Wednesday, 9:30-Noon
Begins: September 11
Location: Weddington Fellowship Hall
Leader: Marty Cook
Have you ever wondered what Exodus has to do with Ephesians? Wanted to study your Bible but didn’t know where to begin? Thought of the Bible as nothing more than a set of rules to be followed? If so, this study was written for you! The Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is a beautiful, epic, and cohesive story. It is the story of how our eternal God is on a grand mission to redeem and restore his rebellious and wayward children. But it is not a story meant to merely inform us. The story itself is meant to transform us.
Rachel & Leah: What Two Sisters Teach Us About Combating Comparison by Nicki Koziarz
Time: Thursday, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Begins: September 5
Location: McFadden Residence
Leader: Sharon McFadden
How many times have you felt like you couldn’t measure up no matter how hard you tried? We’ve all been there. Uncover truths you need to arm yourself when combating comparison by studying the biblical account of Rachel & Leah. Learn to be content without becoming complacent, and discover Godly wisdom to quiet the questions in your head. Develop greater awareness of your insecurities, and learn to stop the lies in their tracks. Because the truth will set you free, and free women don’t have to measure up to anyone.
Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear by Max Lucado
Time: Friday, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Begins: September 6
Location: Hemby House
Leader: Gabrielle Andrews
Each sunrise seems to bring fresh reasons for fear. Imagine your life wholly untouched by angst. What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats? Come journey through this study as we embrace life without fear.
For more information about any of our Bible studies, please contact Tonya Tapp.