CLASSES & GROUPS

"For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

Matthew 18:20

No matter where you are on your faith journey, connecting with others and learning together is an essential part of that process. We offer a wide variety of classes and small groups for all ages stages of life, with countless opportunities to explore, socialize, and connect,

Questions? Contact Rev. Melissa Mobley, Associate Pastor: Family & Children’s Ministry mmobley@rumc.com
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Ongoing Open Small Groups

A Maze of Grace
We are a young adult group, composed of married couples ages 25-40s that meet on Sunday morning from 10:00 to 10:50 am. We focus our studies around growing your faith as an individual as well as a family. Our group offers members thoughtful reflection on how God and scripture can directly and positively impact you individually and within your home.

When: Sundays, 10:00-10:50 a.m. (ongoing)
Where: Room 178, Sanctuary building
Facilitator: Josh Ketchie (jketchie@gmail.com)
Registration not necessary

Very Small Small Group
We are presently 3 couples, (and counting) all counting our married lives in decades. Our group has grown kids, grandkids, kids in college, and no kids. We all have dogs, some have cats. We are musicians and artists, engineers and planners. We are all long term members of RUMC, and have all been drawn to Chapel Roswell, because of the message of hope, love, and inclusion for all of God’s children.

We’ve read and discussed studies by Max Lucado, Frederick Buechner, and Walter Bruggeman. We’ve read and discussed Paul, the gospels, the gnostic gospels and how 1st century teachings inform our 21st century lives.

We’re intellectually curious and theologically diverse, open to all viewpoints, all shared without judgment. We are children of God, creating a safe place to ask questions, wrestle angels and seek God’s grace and wisdom.

When: Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m. (ongoing)
Where: West Wing Conference Room, 3rd floor, Chapel building
Registration not necessary

Young Adults
The young adult Bible study is a great place to examine beliefs and be encouraged by other young adults. Together we choose a book of the Bible to study in-depth. This strengthens understandings of scripture and stretches us to view the Bible and Jesus’ plan for our lives in new and challenging ways. This group is for adults aged 18-30.

When: Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. (ongoing)
Where: Parlor, Chapel building
Facilitator: Mark Kramer
Registration not necessary

Walk and Bible Study
Join us on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. for a three to four mile brisk walk. We meet in various places around Roswell and discuss our study while we walk. In case of inclement weather, we meet indoors and skip the walk! The studies are short-term, each lasting about six weeks, and focus on parenting, marriage, and other areas of interest to moms.

When: Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (ongoing)
Where: Offsite
Facilitator: Kathryn Mulkey, 404-431-6234
Registration not necessary

Sisters in Christ
This is a small group of women who meet for a time of study and discussion on various topics that range from studying individual books of the Bible to modern day studies offered by current authors.

When: Sundays, 6:00-8:00 (ongoing)
Where: Parlor, Chapel building
Registration not necessary

Summer Classes & Bible Studies

Ephesians: Living Beyond Our Wildest Dreams

In this 6-week study we will dive deep into Ephesians, exploring themes of unity, witness, grace, salvation and more. We will discover how Paul’s letter connects to our lives today as well as how it helps us discover that we are deeply loved by God who desires the best for us.

 

When: Thursdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m., July 25-Aug. 29

Where: Room 239, Chapel building

Facilitator: Rev. Melissa Mobley

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Braving the Wilderness

Brene Brown

Life is hard. Sometimes it is like we are walking in the wilderness just hoping that we might be going in the right direction. In these times, loneliness, fear, and doubt can take root and lead us to terrain that feels far from God, ourselves, and others. In her book Braving the Wilderness Brene´Brown explores our quest for true belonging and how having the courage to stand alone can lead to deeper connection and greater freedom. Join us as we explore scripture and Brown’s book and discover how wilderness stories from the Bible connect with and inform our lives today, leading us deeper in our faith and our relationships.

 

When: Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.- 9 p.m., July 11-Aug. 29 (excluding July 18)

Where: Welcome Center (Rm 254), Sanctuary building

Cost of participant book: $16

Facilitator: Rev. Melissa Mobley

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Listening to Scripture: Strategies for Interpreting the Bible

The Kerygma Program

This 8-week study introduces six skills or strategies that will enable learners to uncover enough about the text that they can begin to understand the meaning it might have had for its first readers and hearers.  Learning what the text meant is the study’s first objective.  From there, participants explore what the text means — the message it has for us as Christians today.

Strategies include:

  • Exploring the Historical Setting
  • Discovering the Literary Context and Audience
  • Identifying Oral and Literary Forms
  • Analyzing the Structure
  • Investigating Words and Phrases
  • Putting it All Together

 

When: Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00 p.m., July 16 – Aug. 27

Where: Room 258, Sanctuary Building

Cost of participant book: $20

Facilitator: Sally Dowland

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