We offer an assortment of classes and studies to help adults grow in their walk with Christ. For details, click the name of the study. Contact our Adult Education Office (GroupLife@firstumc.org or 863-682-1912) with questions.
Fresh Expressions: A New Kind of Methodist Church for People Not in Church
Six Sessions (concluding February 7)
Janet Earls will lead this conversational and experiential exploration of Fresh Expressions, a movement to create new forms of church for people who are not a part of church. In this group, we will listen for how the Holy Spirit is calling us to share the Gospel in exciting new ways. Register here.
Men’s Community Group: A Methodist Class Meeting
Designed in the tradition of the Methodist class meeting, this group will watch over one another in love. Together, we will share what trials we have faced and what victories we have won in our walk with Christ. Over time, our meetings will be guided by the historic questions “How is it with your soul?” and “How is your life in God?” Warren Pattison facilitates. Register here.
The Wesley Challenge: 21 Days to a More Authentic Faith
Four Sessions: January 17—February 7
The Wesley Challenge introduces John Wesley in a practical and accessible way using the 21 questions 18th Century Oxford Methodists asked in examining the state of their relationship with God and neighbor. This four session, three-week study will help you to renew your passion and discover a deeper commitment to God. By sitting with and engaging these questions, you’re likely to discover a more authentic, vulnerable, and soul-shaping faith. Dr. Doug Hallman facilitates. Register here.
Moses: In the Footsteps of a Reluctant Prophet
Five Sessions: January 10—February 7
Dr. Tom Reuschling leads this exploration of Adam Hamilton’s new book Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet. The study retraces the life of Moses from his modest birth and rescue as a baby to the courts of Pharaoh, from herding flocks in Midian to leading his people out of Egypt. We will explore the sites of Moses’ life, using historical information, archaeological data and biblical text, to learn about this reluctant prophet who grew in his relationship with God and by the end of life had successfully fulfilled the role he was given. Register here.
“Our Hearts Will Sing Again”
Ongoing through May 30
If you are living with depression, chronic illness, grief, loneliness, heartbreak or just want to be around people who are seeking support, understanding and joy we hope you will join us for “Our Hearts Will Sing Again.” This is not a therapy group and no one has to say why they have come. Our goal is not to dwell on sorrow but to help our hearts sing again. Facilitated by Rev. Terry Heck. Register here.