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At Marion Methodist, we are always growing on our path towards Discipleship  Check out these exciting Adult Discipleship opportunities at Marion Methodist.

Description of “Disciple”

A “disciple” is a person who through faith in Jesus Christ believes the gospel and seeks to center their life on the teachings of Jesus. A disciple is obedient to the scriptures, has a vibrant prayer life, attends worship regularly, practices personal evangelism, loves their neighbor as themselves and lives a generous life. A disciple cares about the needs of all people in the world and seeks to be the hands and feet of Christ as part of God’s transforming plan for the world. A Disciple is a person growing in grace and in the knowledge of God. A disciple is quick to forgive; quick to repent, and practices gospel centered hospitality and humility.

We are here to help you grow spiritually. Click here to get registered!

For more information email Jen Digmann at jdigmann@marionmethodist.org

Adult Discipleship Opportunities for the Discipleship Pathway

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exploring

Exploring - People who have attended church at least one time to see what church is like

Newcomer Orientation  

An informal gathering for those interested in learning basic information about our church. Every 3rd Sunday at 9:15 AM in the Adminstrative Office at the Church.

Spiritual Assessment

A tool used to help individuals identify their stage in the Discipleship Pathway. Click here to complete the assessment.

Guide/Coach

Connect with a person trained to help you identify ways to grow in your personal discipleship. Contact Jen Digmann at jdigmann@marionmethodist.org or 377-4856 to receive a coach.

 engaging

GALATIANS: WHY GOD ACCEPTS US ~ Wednesday evenings at 6:30PM in Room W30~ Starting March 4th 

 The human acceptance we long for often comes only if we are attractive, smart, wealthy or powerful. And God's standards seem even higher. We think we must work harder, live better, pray longer and witness to more people to get on God's good side. In his letter to the Galatians, Paul shows us the true source of our acceptance--Jesus Christ. These eleven-session study on Galatians will help us know that we are worth much more to God than we can ever deserve or imagine!

 This Bible study is designed for someone who is anywhere between Engaging, Deepening, or Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY  ~ Tuesday at 10:00 AM in Lower Level Carnegie 

 Join us each week as we gather together to glorify God through fellowship with one another and to study God’s Word, the Bible. We will meet in the Lower Level of the Carnegie building on Tuesdays at 10:00AM. All are welcome!

 This Bible study is designed for someone who is anywhere between EngagingDeepening, or Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

JOHN: JESUS—THE WORD, THE MESSIAH, THE SON OF GOD ~ Sundays at 9:20AM in Room W50 ~ Led by Gregg and Becky Tallman ~ Starting January 5, 2020     

The Gospel of John is filled with profound truths and rich spiritual stories. Stories of Christ’s      miracles that inspire His followers; stories of a death that redeems the lost; and stories of a      resurrection that provides us with hope for eternal glory. Every miracle, teaching, and action of Jesus that John captures in his  Gospel has one clear purpose: to prove that Jesus is the Word, the Messiah, and the Son of God. The dramatic milestones of Christ’s ministry, as portrayed by John, have invited millions of believers  throughout the ages into a saving faith with Jesus Christ, and will lead you into a deeper understanding of the ultimate story of Jesus, the Son of God.

This Bible study is designed for someone who is anywhere between EngagingDeepening, or Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

FREEDOM: FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY ~  Room W40

Sunday Mornings at 8:30AM 

Sunday evenings at 6:00PM

Wednesday Evenings at 6:30PM 

Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson course, taught by America’s most trusted financial guru, Dave Ramsey, and his team of financial experts, Rachel Cruze and Chris Hogan. Financial Peace University provides practical instruction on budgeting, saving for emergencies, retiring with dignity, and giving generously. In addition to the nine-lesson course, Financial Peace    University includes a library of additional tools and courses, plus access to a vibrant and    growing community of like-minded people who want to never worry about money again.

We will begin this study the week of  January 5th with an orientation. This will allow you to pick up your Financial Peace University kit and ask questions as we prepare to begin this  journey of Financial FREEDOM.

This Bible study is designed for someone who is anywhere between EngagingDeepening, or Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

 BASIC BIBLE ~ Wednesdays at 6:30PM in Room W50 ~ Led by Pastor Mike Morgan     

Designed for beginners to the Bible, who have likely never taken a Bible study.

This January we will be studying Matthew. You are invited to get on and stay on for the whole ride, join at any time and/or move to a class at the next level at any time. Please join Pastor Mike for this study in room W50.

This will be a wonderful place to begin for those on the Discipleship Pathway in the Engaging category.

WHEN GOD SAYS GO ~ Wednesday Evenings at 6:30PM in Room W10 ~ Led by Judy Schnittjer 

Go.
One small word. . .so much power.

When God says, “Go,” we face one of life's greatest decisions.
When God says, “Go,” we must face our fears. . .our excuses. . .and ourselves.
When God says, “Go,” it's time to answer His call wherever it leads.

When God says, “Go," what will you do?

Author Elizabeth Laing Thompson invites you to walk alongside people of the Bible who were called by God to fulfill His purposes. People like Moses, Esther, Abigail, Jeremiah, Mary, and others. These Bible heroes responded much like we do--with a jumbled-up inner storm of excitement and fear, insecurity and hope. Their stories and struggles will provide a roadmap for your own story, helping you face your very own doubts, regrets, and      worries.

This Bible study is designed for someone who is anywhere between EngagingDeepening, or Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

CONGREGATIONAL CARE MINISTRY ~ Wednesdays at 6:30 PM in room W40 ~ Led by Vicki Standley 

We have established a Care Ministry team to help serve our church and congregation.   During this time, we have ongoing training for this ministry group. We are excited for this   ministry to grow and you are welcome to join us at any time. Please contact Vicki Standley at (319) 377-4856 or by email at vstandey@MarionMethodist.org.

This Bible study is designed for someone who is anywhere between Engaging, Deepening, or Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

THE COOKIES ON THE LOWER SHELF: PART III ~ Thursdays evenings at 6:00-7:30PM OR Friday mornings 9:30-11:00AM In room W50 ~ Led by Tina Southard 

Cookies on the Lower Shelf® Part 3 is an independent study and does not require prior study of Parts 1 or 2. You can study the entire New Testament this winter! In Part 3, you will dive into the New Testament adventure using Matthew and Acts as a roadmap to the rest of the landscape. Tarry in Galilee and Jerusalem with Jesus. Sail the Mediterranean Sea with Paul and his companions. Worship with John on the isle of Patmos. Meet the Son of David prophesied in the Old Testament and finally see Him enthroned over all! This is the study where the hard stuff is made easy . . . where the cookies are on the lower shelf for everyone to enjoy including small groups, students and  families!

This Bible study is designed for someone who is anywhere between Engaging, Deepening, or Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

New Member Class - April 19, 2020

Our Next New Member class will be offered in the future. For more information please contact Karen Schmitz at Kschmitz@marionmethodist.org. This class is designed for someone who is Engaging on the Discipleship pathway.

deepening

GALATIANS: WHY GOD ACCEPTS US ~ Wednesday evenings at 6:30PM in Room W30~ Starting March 4th 

 The human acceptance we long for often comes only if we are attractive, smart, wealthy or powerful. And God's standards seem even higher. We think we must work harder, live better, pray longer and witness to more people to get on God's good side. In his letter to the Galatians, Paul shows us the true source of our acceptance--Jesus Christ. These eleven-session study on Galatians will help us know that we are worth much more to God than we can ever deserve or imagine!

 This Bible study is designed for someone who is anywhere between EngagingDeepening, or Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

DISCIPLE III FAST TRACK~ Thursday evenings at 6:30PM in Room W30 ~ Starting February 13, 2020

In this Study, there are 12 sessions on the 13 New Testament letters traditionally attributed to Paul. Paul is continually calling hearers and readers back to their God and to a sense of who they are as a people "set apart.” Daily reading assignments are designed to establish the historical context in which Paul wrote. You will encounter "The Word of the Lord," with comments on Scripture and amplification of meaning, as well as "Marks of Obedient Community," which identifies beliefs, attitudes, and actions of the obeying community. "Marks" is the faith response to "Our Human Condition."

This Bible study is designed for someone who is anywhere between Deepening or Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY  ~ Tuesday at 10:00 AM in Lower Level Carnegie 

 Join us each week as we gather together to glorify God through fellowship with one another and to study God’s Word, the Bible. We will meet in the Lower Level of the Carnegie building on Tuesdays at 10:00AM. All are welcome!

 This Bible study is designed for someone who is anywhere between Engaging,  Deepening, or Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

JOHN: JESUS—THE WORD, THE MESSIAH, THE SON OF GOD ~ Sundays at 9:20AM in Room W50 ~ Led by Gregg and Becky Tallman   

The Gospel of John is filled with profound truths and rich spiritual stories. Stories of Christ’s      miracles that inspire His followers; stories of a death that redeems the lost; and stories of a      resurrection that provides us with hope for eternal glory. Every miracle, teaching, and action of Jesus that John captures in his  Gospel has one clear purpose: to prove that Jesus is the Word, the Messiah, and the Son of God. The dramatic milestones of Christ’s ministry, as portrayed by John, have invited millions of believers  throughout the ages into a saving faith with Jesus Christ, and will lead you into a deeper understanding of the ultimate story of Jesus, the Son of God.

This Bible study is designed for someone who is anywhere between Engaging,  Deepening, or Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

OLD TESTAMENT HISTORY ~ Sundays at 9:20AM in Room W10 ~  Led by Virginia Jensen        

We will be continuing our study of the Prophets of Israel and Judah. 

After completing our discussions on the Prophet Jonah we will begin our study of Amos.  

The goal of this class is to read every verse of scripture in the Old Testament, and then, as a World History Class, discuss the events of their known world that shaped and influenced their lives at their particular time in history.

 This class is opened to everyone regardless of age or personal knowledge of the Old Testament.

 This Bible study is designed for someone who is anywhere between Deepening or Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

FREEDOM: FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY ~  Room W40

Sunday Mornings at 8:30AM 

Sunday evenings at 6:00PM 

Wednesday Evenings at 6:30PM 

Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson course, taught by America’s most trusted financial guru, Dave Ramsey, and his team of financial experts, Rachel Cruze and Chris Hogan. Financial Peace University provides practical instruction on budgeting, saving for emergencies, retiring with dignity, and giving generously. In addition to the nine-lesson course, Financial Peace    University includes a library of additional tools and courses, plus access to a vibrant and    growing community of like-minded people who want to never worry about money again.

We will begin this study the week of  January 5th with an orientation. This will allow you to pick up your Financial Peace University kit and ask questions as we prepare to begin this  journey of Financial FREEDOM.

This Bible study is designed for someone who is anywhere between Engaging,  Deepening, or Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

WHEN GOD SAYS GO ~ Wednesday Evenings at 6:30PM in Room W10 ~ Led by Judy Schnittjer 

Go.
One small word. . .so much power.

When God says, “Go,” we face one of life's greatest decisions.
When God says, “Go,” we must face our fears. . .our excuses. . .and ourselves.
When God says, “Go,” it's time to answer His call wherever it leads.

When God says, “Go," what will you do?

Author Elizabeth Laing Thompson invites you to walk alongside people of the Bible who were called by God to fulfill His purposes. People like Moses, Esther, Abigail, Jeremiah, Mary, and others. These Bible heroes responded much like we do--with a jumbled-up inner storm of excitement and fear, insecurity and hope. Their stories and struggles will provide a roadmap for your own story, helping you face your very own doubts, regrets, and      worries.

This Bible study is designed for someone who is anywhere between Engaging,  Deepening, or Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

CONGREGATIONAL CARE MINISTRY ~ Wednesdays at 6:30 PM in room W40 ~ Led by Vicki Standley 

We have established a Care Ministry team to help serve our church and congregation.   During this time, we have ongoing training for this ministry group. We are excited for this   ministry to grow and you are welcome to join us at any time. Please contact Vicki Standley at (319) 377-4856 or by email at vstandey@MarionMethodist.org.

This Bible study is designed for someone who is anywhere between EngagingDeepening, or Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

THE COOKIES ON THE LOWER SHELF: PART III ~ Thursdays evenings at 6:00-7:30PM OR Friday mornings 9:30-11:00AM In room W50 ~ Led by Tina Southard 

Cookies on the Lower Shelf® Part 3 is an independent study and does not require prior study of Parts 1 or 2. You can study the entire New Testament this winter! In Part 3, you will dive into the New Testament adventure using Matthew and Acts as a roadmap to the rest of the landscape. Tarry in Galilee and Jerusalem with Jesus. Sail the Mediterranean Sea with Paul and his companions. Worship with John on the isle of Patmos. Meet the Son of David prophesied in the Old Testament and finally see Him enthroned over all! This is the study where the hard stuff is made easy . . . where the cookies are on the lower shelf for everyone to enjoy including small groups, students and  families!

This Bible study is designed for someone who is anywhere between EngagingDeepening, or Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

centered

GALATIANS: WHY GOD ACCEPTS US ~ Wednesday evenings at 6:30PM in Room W30~ Starting March 4th 

 The human acceptance we long for often comes only if we are attractive, smart, wealthy or powerful. And God's standards seem even higher. We think we must work harder, live better, pray longer and witness to more people to get on God's good side. In his letter to the Galatians, Paul shows us the true source of our acceptance--Jesus Christ. These eleven-session study on Galatians will help us know that we are worth much more to God than we can ever deserve or imagine!

 This Bible study is designed for someone who is anywhere between EngagingDeepening, or Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

DISCIPLE III FAST TRACK ~ Thursday evenings at 6:30PM in Room W30 ~ Starting February 13, 2020

In this Study, there are 12 sessions on the 13 New Testament letters traditionally attributed to Paul. Paul is continually calling hearers and readers back to their God and to a sense of who they are as a people "set apart.” Daily reading assignments are designed to establish the historical context in which Paul wrote. You will encounter "The Word of the Lord," with comments on Scripture and amplification of meaning, as well as "Marks of Obedient Community," which identifies beliefs, attitudes, and actions of the obeying community. "Marks" is the faith response to "Our Human Condition."

This Bible study is designed for someone who is anywhere between Deepening or Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY  ~ Tuesday at 10:00 AM in Lower Level Carnegie 

 Join us each week as we gather together to glorify God through fellowship with one another and to study God’s Word, the Bible. We will meet in the Lower Level of the Carnegie building on Tuesdays at 10:00AM. All are welcome!

 This Bible study is designed for someone who is anywhere between Engaging,  Deepening, or Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

JOHN: JESUS—THE WORD, THE MESSIAH, THE SON OF GOD ~ Sundays at 9:20AM in Room W50 ~ Led by Gregg and Becky Tallman 

The Gospel of John is filled with profound truths and rich spiritual stories. Stories of Christ’s      miracles that inspire His followers; stories of a death that redeems the lost; and stories of a      resurrection that provides us with hope for eternal glory. Every miracle, teaching, and action of Jesus that John captures in his  Gospel has one clear purpose: to prove that Jesus is the Word, the Messiah, and the Son of God. The dramatic milestones of Christ’s ministry, as portrayed by John, have invited millions of believers  throughout the ages into a saving faith with Jesus Christ, and will lead you into a deeper understanding of the ultimate story of Jesus, the Son of God.

This Bible study is designed for someone who is anywhere between Engaging,  Deepening, or Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

OLD TESTAMENT HISTORY ~ Sundays at 9:20AM in Room W10 ~  Led by Virginia Jensen        

We will be continuing our study of the Prophets of Israel and Judah. 

After completing our discussions on the Prophet Jonah we will begin our study of Amos. 

The goal of this class is to read every verse of scripture in the Old Testament, and then, as a World History Class, discuss the events of their known world that shaped and influenced their lives at their particular time in history.

 This class is opened to everyone regardless of age or personal knowledge of the Old Testament.

 This Bible study is designed for someone who is anywhere between Deepening or Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

FREEDOM: FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY ~  Room W40

Sunday Mornings at 8:30AM

Sunday evenings at 6:00PM

Wednesday Evenings at 6:30PM 

Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson course, taught by America’s most trusted financial guru, Dave Ramsey, and his team of financial experts, Rachel Cruze and Chris Hogan. Financial Peace University provides practical instruction on budgeting, saving for emergencies, retiring with dignity, and giving generously. In addition to the nine-lesson course, Financial Peace    University includes a library of additional tools and courses, plus access to a vibrant and    growing community of like-minded people who want to never worry about money again.

We will begin this study the week of  January 5th with an orientation. This will allow you to pick up your Financial Peace University kit and ask questions as we prepare to begin this  journey of Financial FREEDOM.

This Bible study is designed for someone who is anywhere between Engaging,  Deepening, or Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

WHEN GOD SAYS GO ~ Wednesday Evenings at 6:30PM in Room W10 ~ Led by Judy Schnittjer

Go.
One small word. . .so much power.

When God says, “Go,” we face one of life's greatest decisions.
When God says, “Go,” we must face our fears. . .our excuses. . .and ourselves.
When God says, “Go,” it's time to answer His call wherever it leads.

When God says, “Go," what will you do?

Author Elizabeth Laing Thompson invites you to walk alongside people of the Bible who were called by God to fulfill His purposes. People like Moses, Esther, Abigail, Jeremiah, Mary, and others. These Bible heroes responded much like we do--with a jumbled-up inner storm of excitement and fear, insecurity and hope. Their stories and struggles will provide a roadmap for your own story, helping you face your very own doubts, regrets, and      worries.

This Bible study is designed for someone who is anywhere between Engaging,  Deepening, or Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

CONGREGATIONAL CARE MINISTRY ~ Wednesdays at 6:30 PM in room W40 ~ Led by Vicki Standley

We have established a Care Ministry team to help serve our church and congregation.   During this time, we have ongoing training for this ministry group. We are excited for this   ministry to grow and you are welcome to join us at any time. Please contact Vicki Standley at (319) 377-4856 or by email at vstandey@MarionMethodist.org.

This Bible study is designed for someone who is anywhere between EngagingDeepening, or Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

THE COOKIES ON THE LOWER SHELF: PART III ~ Thursdays evenings at 6:00-7:30PM OR Friday mornings 9:30-11:00AM In room W50 ~ Led by Tina Southard 

Cookies on the Lower Shelf® Part 3 is an independent study and does not require prior study of Parts 1 or 2. You can study the entire New Testament this winter! In Part 3, you will dive into the New Testament adventure using Matthew and Acts as a roadmap to the rest of the landscape. Tarry in Galilee and Jerusalem with Jesus. Sail the Mediterranean Sea with Paul and his companions. Worship with John on the isle of Patmos. Meet the Son of David prophesied in the Old Testament and finally see Him enthroned over all! This is the study where the hard stuff is made easy . . . where the cookies are on the lower shelf for everyone to enjoy including small groups, students and  families!

This Bible study is designed for someone who is anywhere between EngagingDeepening, or Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

People who have answered the call of spiritual leadership in the church

Adult Education leader

These people are the driving force behind the discipleship ministry as they lead and teach the various courses and gatherings. If you are feeling called to become a leader, please contact Jen Digmann at jdigmann@marionmethodist.org to schedule an interview.

Discipleship coach

For persons willing to serve in a personal  leadership role in the discipleship of others. Please contact Jen Digmann at jdigmann@marionmethodist.org to schedule an appointment.

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