FALL STUDIES & CLASSES
Connect with God and Others
PEOPLE TO BE LOVED: Why Homosexuality is Not Just an issue
A study by Preston Sprinkle
Begins Tuesday, August 16 at 9:30 a.m., Room 202
Led by Ricky Smith
Christians who are confused by the homosexuality debate raging in the US and in our churches are looking for resources that are based solidly on a deep study of what Scripture says about the issue. In this study participants are encouraged, on all sides of the debate, to consider what the Bible says and how we should approach the topic of homosexuality in light of it as we struggle to reconcile the Bible’s prohibition of same-sex attraction with the message of radical, unconditional grace.
THE ALPHA COURSE by Nicky Gumble
Begins Wednesday, August 17 at 6:00 p.m., Room 205
Registration Requested (Registration Button Below)
Led by: Jim & Barbara Harris
- Is there more to life than this?
- Why and how do I pray?
- Does God heal today?
Alpha looks at these and other questions, during a series of interactive sessions. Explore the meaning of life and discover that Christianity can be every bit as relevant to life today as it was 2,000 years ago.
FROM THIS DAY FORWARD: Five Commitments to Fail-Proof Your Marriage
Study by Craig & Amy Groeschel
Begins Wednesday, August 17 at 6:00 p.m., Room 211
Led by: Ricky & Nona Smith
The choices you make each and every day determine not only your relationship with God but also the quality of your marriage. Discover a richer, deeper, more authentic relationship, and a more rewarding, more passionate love life. This study looks at five commitments to fail-proof your marriage.
TWELVE WOMEN OF THE BIBLE, Study by Lysa Terkeurst
A Lunch Break Zoom class,
Registration Required (Registration Button Below)
Begins Thursday, August 18 at 12:15 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. sharp
Led by: Ann Lee
This study is designed with the working woman in mind and for groups who might want to gather on their lunch break in the office or at home.
To participate in this study registration is required so that the Zoom link can be sent to you each week. TO REGISTER: email firstname.lastname@example.org and send your name, a cell phone number, and email address or go to www.gfumc.net and click on the classes tab.
THE PRISON LETTERS-
Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians (with possibly Philemon as a bonus)
Begins Wednesday, August 24 at 6:00 p.m., Room 202
Led by Rev. Terry Bentley
During Paul’s time of house arrest in Rome, he welcomed all who came to see him. Boldly and without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ."
While in Rome, A.D. 60 – 62, Paul writes three epistles (Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians) and a personal letter (to Philemon). Often called Paul’s “Prison Epistles,” Paul’s epistles are enormously rich, and his personal letter to Philemon is a masterpiece of appeal and persuasion.
THE MAN CHURCH-Disciple Men, Change Everything
Three Class Options to choose from-
- Begins Wednesday (nights), August 17, 6:30 p.m.
- Led by Steve Varnell, Room 310
- Begins Thursday (nights) - August 25, 6:30 p.m.
- Led by David Kutner, Room 310
- Begins Thursday (mornings) - September 8, 6:30 a.m.
- Led by Matt Arnold, the House/529 Blount Ave.
Man Church is a discipleship opportunity created specifically for men. The program includes planned worship events and small group discipleship opportunities through the year. Visit themanchurch.com to better understand the Man Church discipleship program.
STEP CLASS (Membership Class)
Begins Sunday, August 21 at 10:00 a.m.
Led by: Ann Lee, Michael Wilder, & Ricky Smith
This class is designed with those seeking a church home, new members, and those wishing to teach in mind, but is open to all who want to know more about the core beliefs of Methodists, what is currently happening in the United Methodist Church, the structure of the church, how GFUMC operates, and where you fit in. Based on the vows we take when we join the church. Discover what the people called “METHODIST” believe. CLASS REQUIRED FOR ALL WANTING TO TEACH IN THE CHURCH.
Begins Wednesday, August 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Led by Ann Lee, Choir Room/2nd-floor of Main Bldg.
Openings are available for those who read music to come join the fun and community in Handbell Choir. If you enjoy and read music, and haven't quite found your niche at GFUMC, the Handbell Choir may just be the perfect place. t
For questions, contact
Director of Discipleship