Here at Marion Methodist, we are building New Disciples through prayer, presence, gifts, witness, and service. Bible Study and Growth Groups are all about disciple-making, which is about following Jesus and taking others with you. Check out these exciting Adult Discipleship opportunities.
Galatians: Accepted & Free in Room W50
The book of Galatians is a passionate letter explaining what it really looks like to be a follower of Jesus Christ and how our freedom in him is certain. It’s a letter that many of us urgently need to hear. In this video Bible study guide (video streaming included), Jada Edwards teaches the importance of knowing that you are wholly and fully accepted in Christ, by Christ, and through Christ. From your birth, God has called and chosen you—and now:
Because of God’s authority, we don’t need to seek the acceptance of man. ·
Because of God’s approval, we aren’t insecure or intimidated. ·
Because of God’s freedom, we don’t need to self-sabotage in order to cope. ·
Because of God’s restoration, we can bring healing and restoration to others.
Old Testament History: The Book of Leviticus in Room W30
Please join us this fall as we study the book of Leviticus. No matter how many times we read through and study the Old Testament, there is always more insight and a better understanding as our faith journey continues. The goal of this class is to read every word 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 this particular time in history. This class is open to everyone regardless of age or personal knowledge of the Old Testament.
Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids in Room W10
Sticky Faith delivers positive and practical ideas to nurture within your kids a living, loving faith that lasts a lifetime. This easy-to-read guide presents both a compelling rationale and a powerful strategy to show parents how to actively encourage their children’s spiritual growth so that it will stick with them into adulthood and empower them to develop a living, lasting faith. This group is ideal for parents with kids still at home.
Precept Bible Study: Spiritual Gifts in Room W10
God has called you and equipped you as a believer in Christ to serve His church. As you study the spiritual gifts described in Scripture, you’ll learn more about how you, as a vital member of the church, have been uniquely gifted to glorify God and edify His people.
Kingdom Authority: Living Under God’s Rule in Room W30
The God of the Bible is the Creator and Ruler of all that exists. His authority is absolute, and yet He has given us His authority to exercise dominion over the world He made. In Christ, God has called you to place every aspect of your life under the delegated authority you’ve received from Him, instead of being ruled by emotions.
If you’re going through life and find that your mood and manner are tossed to and from by the waves of circumstance, something may be out of sync. Self-help and self-improvement are not the answer. Now more than ever, we need to look to heaven’s solutions to solve our earthly problems.
Basic Methodism in Room W50 6:30-7:30PM In-Person or 8:00-9:00PM In-Person & Via ZOOM
Pastor Mike Morgan is excited to step away from teaching “Basic Bible” to lead “Basic Methodism” this Fall. In addition to the scripture, great creeds of the church and the Methodist Articles of Religion, the “44 standard sermons” of John Wesley are central to the doctrine of the Global Methodist Church.
John Wesley’s sermons are written in common language for the common person (not only the academics) to understand Methodist theology. This should be an exciting course on Christian doctrine, and practice. Each week students will answer questions and dive into discussions based on our study of one of Wesley’s sermons and the supporting biblical texts.
Find Your People: Building Deep Community in a Lonely World in Room E60
You Aren’t Alone in Feeling Alone Never in the history of civilization have we been more connected and felt more alone. We are all so lonely. What if the ways we have set up our lives are fundamentally broken?
In the Find Your People video Bible study, bestselling author Jennie Allen looks at the original community in Genesis, the Trinity, and the creation of people to see what God had planned for us all along, Jennie offers practical solutions for creating true community in a world that’s both more connected and more isolating than ever before.
Drawing on fascinating insights from science and history, timeless biblical truth, and vulnerable stories from her own life, Jennie helps us discover exactly how to dive into the deep end and experience the full wonder of community. Along the way, we’ll discover the five life patterns required to build deep, connected relationships.
You were created to play, engage, adventure, and explore—with others. Because while the ache of loneliness is real, it doesn’t have to be your reality.
Bible Study Power Tools via ZOOM
If you have looked at the night sky through a telescope, you know how powerful tools can expand what we see and, therefore, what we understand. In the same way that telescopes and microscopes can give us new insights, digital tools for Bible study can help open up scripture in ways that can lead us to better understand and live in God’s word.
Starting in September we will be conducting an 8 session training course for the LOGOS Bible study software, at no cost to everyone who participates. LOGOS software has been in use for more than 30 years, and is recognized as one of the most capable Bible study software tools in the market today.
This training course will go well beyond simply reading scripture in a digital format. The goal for the training is to explore how resources, software features, and study techniques work together to help us understand what scripture says, what it means, and how we might apply its teachings to our lives as disciples of Jesus Christ. At the end of the training course you will own a significant library of digital bible study resources that will grow every month, all at no cost to you.
The training courses will be done through eight 90 minute Zoom meetings at 1:00 pm on Thursday afternoons.