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

Too Busy Not to Pray

Sunday Mornings 9:20-10:10 AM in Room W10 led by Mike Richmond

The urgent need for prayer in today’s broken world is clear, but busyness still keeps many of us from finding time to pray. So Bill Hybels offers us his practical, time-tested ideas on slowing down to pray. This Bible study based on Hybels’ classic book on prayer, Too Busy Not to Pray, calls both young and old to make prayer a priority, broadening the vision for what our eternal, powerful God does when his people slow down to pray. In Too Busy Not to Pray, Hybels helps you slow down, listen to God, and learn how to respond. As a result, you will grow closer to God and experience the benefits of spending time with him. You are invited to ignite your prayer life with this study.

Disciple Fast Track: New Testament

Sunday Mornings 9:20-10:10 AM in Room W20 led by Gene Gerber

Join us for Disciple Bible study as we walk through the New Testament. Participants read a manageable 3-5 chapters of the Bible daily in preparation for the weekly meetings. A brief, illustrated review video enables participants to recall important facts and ideas; lively and engaging video presenters then offer insights into the current week’s session. Participants have the opportunity to take a spiritual gifts assessment and determine meaningful ways they can serve and live out their discipleship      commitment.

Old Testament History

Sunday Mornings 9:20-10:10 AM in Room W30 led by Virginia Jensen

Please join us this fall as we begin a new cycle of the Old Testament books of the Bible.

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.

We will start with the pre-history stories (Creation–the Tower of Babel) .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.

Ancient Guidelines for Modern Living

Sunday Mornings 9:20-10:10 AM in Room W50 led by Gregg and Becky Tallman

Wednesday Evenings 6:30-7:30 PM in Room W30 led by Eric Brown

Frequently used in United Methodist worship services, the Nicene Creed sets forth the key affirmations of the Christian faith and serves as a guide in combatting false teaching. These ancient words approved by the Council of Nicaea in 325 and updated in 381 in Constantinople have passed the test of time. They and the Scriptures upon which they are founded are excellent guidelines for Christian living today. Please join us for this sermon based  Bibles study.

Basic Bible

Wednesday Evenings 6:30-7:30 PM in-person in Room W50 led by Pastor Mike Morgan

Wednesday Evenings 8:00-9:00 PM via Zoom or in-person in Room W40 led by Pastor Mike Morgan

Need a place to get started? Come be a part of The Basic Bible. Join Pastor Mike Morgan as this group travels through the book of Matthew. This is a great class for beginner Bible readers and those that are wanting to grow their scripture knowledge in a comfortable and relaxed group.

James – A Faith That’s RealPrecept Upon Precept Inductive Study

Wednesday Evenings 6:30-7:30 PM in Room W10 led by Linda Peyton

What is true faith? How should you live the Christian life? Each verse of this practical study is alive with instructions, admonition, and encouragement. Learn God’s principles for dealing with trials, temptations, the tongue, and the pull of the world. Please join us for this inductive Bible study.

The mission and vision of Precept Ministries is to assist the local church in the task of “Establishing people in God’s Word”, and that they would live lives as followers of Jesus Christ, studying the Bible inductively and serving the church faithfully in the power of the Holy Spirit.

You might now be asking:  What does it mean to study the Bible inductively?   The fundamental principle is to study the text of Scripture first, and then refer to the work of others second.  Time is spent observing Scripture to know what the Bible says, working through interpretation to understand what it means and how to apply to our personal lives.    The focus on seeing what the Word Of God has to say is through scripture, Bible passage cross referencing, word studies and simply asking: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How.

Individual study will be performed throughout the week, with a workbook that lays out daily study time for 5 days each week.  This is followed by a one hour group discussion of what has been observed, sharing insights of understanding and application in our lives.    And an optional video can be watched, that helps bring it all together.

I’m excited to start this study with the book of James.  James is a book that teaches what real faith is!  It is a book on Christian living with every verse alive with instruction, admonition and encouragement, as well as using God’s principles for dealing with trials, temptations, the tongue, and the pull of the world.

Present Over Perfect

Wednesday Evenings 6:30-7:30 PM in Room E60 led by Lori Biertzer

Are your thoughts always racing ahead to the next thing on your “to-do” list? Let Niequist take you from frantic to free! Liberating you from the pressure of perfection, she invites you to be open to God’s unconditional love, focus on the present moment, and experience a deeper sense of grace, space, and connection.

Join Shauna Niequist in this five-session, video-based Bible study that offers an invitation to a new way of living – full of grace, space, and connection.

Financial Peace University

Wednesday evenings 6:30-7:30 PM in Room W20 led by Corey Miles

It’s time to stop worrying about money! In Financial Peace University, you’ll learn the proven plan to help you keep a budget, beat debt, and build wealth! Marion Methodist Church is offering a discounted membership of $75 when you register through our website. Sign up today and Jen Digmann, our Adult Discipleship Director, will be in touch with your membership details.

Experiencing God

Wednesday evenings 6:30-7:30 PM in Room W40 led by Sherry Alexander

Over the years, God has used the truths of Experiencing God to awaken believers to a radically God-centered way of life. As a result, millions have come to know God intimately, to recognize His voice, and to understand His will for their lives. This new edition is revised, updated, and ready to help you again—or for the very first time—experience your Creator.

God is inviting you into an intimate love relationship through which He reveals to you His will, His ways, and His work. When you recognize where God is working, you can join Him in what He is doing. Carefully listening to His voice will anchor you in His plan and set you free to live it with boldness and freedom. Then you will experience God doing through you what only He can do.

The Book of Genesis

Thursday 1:00-2:30 PM via Zoom led by Mike Ransom

Origins. Rebellions. God’s plan for our redemption. Consider joining us in a study and discussion of the Book of Genesis beginning 9/8/2022. We will explore each chapter in Genesis along with other Old and New Testament passages that show God’s plan for our redemption, his covenant with his chosen family lines leading to Jesus, and how God leads his people in faith. We welcome both discussion participants and those who might prefer to simply listen in on the conversation. There is no cost for study materials. Study group size is limited to 14. Meetings are on Zoom, Thursdays from 1:00 – 2:30 pm. Contact Mike Ransom at for more information.