Bible Studies

Christian Formation at RUMC

Bible Study

With offerings throughout the week, Bible studies allow participants to dive deeper into scripture while developing relationships with others in the group.  The variety of studies listed below offers opportunities for short-term and long-term study as well as men’s and women’s studies.

General Studies

Conversations About God
Join Bruce Fielden for conversations about God that will guide you through the Lenten season as we prepare for Easter. There is no book, no required readings, no DVD. The only requirements are that you bring your Bible, an open heart, and a willingness to talk about God. Class begins March 7 and ends May 2 but with no class on April 4.

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8 p.m., March 7 – May 2, Rm 257, Sanctuary building
Facilitator: Bruce Fielden

Young Adult Study

Currently looking at the book of Genesis, this group of young adults gathers to dive into scripture, asking questions and seeking after the truth of God revealed in God’s Word. Join with others in your age and stage for this great study and fellowship.

Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Dodson Center
Facilitator: Mark Kramer

Men’s Studies

Holy Rollers
Join the Holy Rollers each Monday night as they explore a variety of bible studies and topical conversations. Men of all ages and stages of life are invited to attend.

Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., Jan. 23, Room 251, Sanctuary building
Facilitator: Dave Cunningham (DWCUNN@AOL.COM)

Women’s Studies

Women’s Walk and Bible Study: Improving your Mind, Body, and Spirit
Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely
Join us Tuesday mornings at 9:45 a.m. for a 3-4 mile brisk walk mixed with strength and stretching exercises. Walkers should meet in front of the Fellowship Hall after preschool drop off. In the case of inclement weather, we will bring the walk indoors. Following the workout, we will look at Lysa Terkeurst’s study, Uninvited. In this 6-session video Bible study, Lysa Terkeurst digs deep into God’s Word to help you explore the roots of rejection, the way other relationships get tainted because of a past rejection, and the truth about what it looks like to live loved. With biblical depth, gut-honest vulnerability, and refreshing wit, Lysa will take you on a visual journey in the Holy Land to some of the places where people of the Bible such as Hannah, David, and even Jesus lived and walked. Cost of participant guide: $10

Tuesdays, 9:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Jan., Room 131, Chapel building
Facilitator: Kathryn Mulkey

Finding I Am
What is the deep cry of your heart? The ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it. Join Lysa TerKeurst on the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this interactive, in-depth study we will be trading feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is like never before.Cost of participant guide: $13

Mondays, 9:45-11:30 a.m., March 27, Room 250/252, Sanctuary building
Facilitator: Mary Schaefer

Precept – Second Corinthians
This guide considers the historical contexts, the literary forms, the social and rhetorical backgrounds, the politics, the theologies, and the reception of 2 Corinthians. Each chapter surveys recent scholarly approaches to the text, focusing especially on critical perspectives that mesh with our contemporary concerns about gender, identity, race, and class. 2 Corinthians becomes, in the process, less the work of a single 1st-century writer than a set of fraught, even fractured negotiations between competing interests and impulses, conducted in Paul’s voice. Cost of participant guide: $21

Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. – noon, March 15 (10 weeks), Room A252, Sanctuary building
Facilitator: Nancy Erwin

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