Adults

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

discipleship pathway

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, Library & Hospitality Room, 9:45 AM and 11:00 AM.

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

The Magic of Christmas  ~ Sundays at 9:45AM in Room 103  ~ Starting November 19      

For some, Christmas is a time of joy and celebration. For others, it’s a painful reminder of what has been lost. No matter what you’re experiencing this holiday season, Christmas is an opportunity to  focus on the source of our hope. his class is open to all and a wonderful destination for those traveling through the Engaging or Deepening portion of the Discipleship Pathway.

Jeremiah: Demanding Love  ~ Sunday at 9:45AM in Room 105 

It was a dark time for Israel. And Jeremiah was their last chance to turn things around. The ministry to which God called Jeremiah was difficult and painful: proclaim God's demanding love. Yet with this burden, God also gave the prophet a gift--the gift of his presence. In this study guide, Stephen D. Eyre shows how the example of Jeremiah's rich relationship with God can inspire you to become more  deeply open to God than ever before.

This class is open to all and a wonderful destination for those traveling through the EngagingDeepening, or Centered portion of the Discipleship Pathway.

You're Going to be Okay ~ Sunday at 9:45AM in Room 104 

If your life isn't perfect . . .
If you've ever been disappointed . . .
If you feel stressed or tired . . .
This is for you.

Through encouraging truth and practical insights, she'll show you how it really is possible to live with resilience, strength and even joy no matter what life brings. Yes, there will be hurt and hard times but God wants to help you find ways to survive, grow stronger, and even thrive--no matter what happens. You really are going to be okay. This class is designed for someone who is anywhere between Engaging and Deepening on the Discipleship pathway.

Adult Confirmation Bible Study ~ Wednesday at 6:30PM in Room 107 

Are you ready for the next step? Our adult confirmation class is a great place for those that have gone through our introductory Basic Bible class and are ready for something more. This is an opportunity to be immerse in the teachings of the Christian faith and be trained in the way of discipleship. Our desire is to lead others towards being active residents of the kingdom of God, those who are willing to serve Him faithfully all of their days.

This class is designed for someone who is anywhere between Engaging and Deepening on the Discipleship pathway.

Traveling Light ~ Wednesday at 6:30PM in Room 103 

Weary travelers. You've seen them -- everything they own crammed into their luggage. Staggering through terminals and hotel lobbies with overstuffed suitcases. Backs ache. Feet burn. Eyelids droop. We've all seen people like that. At times, we are people like that -- if not with our physical luggage, then at least with our spiritual load. We all lug loads we were never intended to carry. Fear. Worry. Discontent. No wonder we get so weary. We're worn out from carrying that excess baggage. Wouldn't it be nice to lose some of those bags? With the Twenty-third Psalm as our guide, let's release some of the burdens we were never intended to bear. May God use this Psalm to remind you to release the burdens you were never meant to bear.

This class is designed for someone who is anywhere between Engaging and Deepening on the Discipleship pathway.

Basic Bible  ~ Wednesday at 6:30PM in Room 105 

Designed for beginners to the Bible, who have likely never taken a Bible Study, this fall we will begin with Matthew, Romans, and James and THEN start over. 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.

This class is designed for someone who is Engaging on the Discipleship pathway.

GriefShare  - Your Journey from Mourning to Joy ~ Wednesday at 6:15PM in Room 104 

GriefShare is a video-based seminar/support group for anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one.  Whether it's been months or years since your loved one's death, meeting with others who have walked the same path will bring healing to your journey. Please register by calling the church office at 377-4856 or email Vicki at vstandley@marionmethodist.org.

This class is designed for someone who is anywhere between Engaging, Deepening, and Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study - Thursdays at 6:00 AM in Fellowship Hall 

This is an informal gathering for men of all ages seeking to grow in faith and fellowship together. 

This class is designed for someone who is Engaging on the Discipleship pathway.

New Member Class - Sunday 10/29/17, 12:15 - 3:30pm

Our Next New Member class will be offered on Sunday 10/29/17. 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

The Magic of Christmas  ~ Sundays at 9:45AM in Room 103  ~ Starting November 19      

For some, Christmas is a time of joy and celebration. For others, it’s a painful reminder of what has been lost. No matter what you’re experiencing this holiday season, Christmas is an opportunity to  focus on the source of our hope. his class is open to all and a wonderful destination for those traveling through the Engaging or Deepening portion of the Discipleship Pathway.

Jeremiah: Demanding Love  ~ Sunday at 9:45AM in Room 105 

It was a dark time for Israel. And Jeremiah was their last chance to turn things around. The ministry to which God called Jeremiah was difficult and painful: proclaim God's demanding love. Yet with this burden, God also gave the prophet a gift--the gift of his presence. In this study guide, Stephen D. Eyre shows how the example of Jeremiah's rich relationship with God can inspire you to become more  deeply open to God than ever before.

This class is open to all and a wonderful destination for those traveling through the EngagingDeepening, or Centered portion of the Discipleship Pathway.

You're Going to be Okay ~ Sunday at 9:45AM in Room 104 

If your life isn't perfect . . .
If you've ever been disappointed . . .
If you feel stressed or tired . . .
This is for you.

Through encouraging truth and practical insights, she'll show you how it really is possible to live with resilience, strength and even joy no matter what life brings. Yes, there will be hurt and hard times but God wants to help you find ways to survive, grow stronger, and even thrive--no matter what happens. You really are going to be okay. This class is designed for someone who is anywhere between Engaging and Deepening on the Discipleship pathway.

Disciple III ~ Sunday at 9:45 AM in Room 106 

Disciple III Remember Who You Are is the third study in the four-phase DISCIPLE program. The driving idea in this study is the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. The word You in the title is meant to be heard both in its singular form (the individual) and its plural form (the community). We are a community of memory. Participants in this 32 week study will spread over a two year time frame. You will read the major and minor Old Testament prophets, with the exception of Daniel, and will read the thirteen Letters traditionally attributed to Paul. To establish the historical context in which the prophets spoke for God, daily reading assignments draw also on the books of Deuteronomy through Chronicles.

This class is designed for someone who is anywhere between Deepening and Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

Old Testament Studies ~ Sunday at 9:45 AM in Room 107 

This year we will be continuing our study of the "History Books" of the Old Testament. We will begin with the Book of 1st Kings, which tells the story of the life and reign of Solomon, David's successor to the throne of Israel. We will discuss how internal dissent and external hostilities eventually led to dividing the kingdom into Israel in the north and Judah in the south.

This class is designed for someone who is anywhere between Deepening and Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

Disciple III ~ Sunday at 12:30 - 3:00 PM in Room 106  

Disciple III Remember Who You Are is the third study in the four-phase DISCIPLE program. The driving idea in this study is the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. The word You in the title is meant to be heard both in its singular form (the individual) and its plural form (the community). We are a community of memory. Participants in this 32 week study will read the major and minor Old Testament prophets, with the exception of Daniel, and will read the thirteen Letters traditionally attributed to Paul. To establish the historical context in which the prophets spoke for God, daily reading assignments draw also on the books of Deuteronomy through Chronicles.  

This class is designed for someone who is anywhere between Deepening and Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

Adult Confirmation Bible Study ~ Wednesday at 6:30PM in Room 107

Are you ready for the next step? Our adult confirmation class is a great place for those that have gone through our introductory Basic Bible class and are ready for something more. This is an opportunity to be immerse in the teachings of the Christian faith and be trained in the way of discipleship. Our desire is to lead others towards being active residents of the kingdom of God, those who are willing to serve Him faithfully all of their days.

This class is designed for someone who is anywhere between Engaging and Deepening on the Discipleship pathway.

Traveling Light ~ Wednesday at 6:30PM in Room 103 

Weary travelers. You've seen them -- everything they own crammed into their luggage. Staggering through terminals and hotel lobbies with overstuffed suitcases. Backs ache. Feet burn. Eyelids droop. We've all seen people like that. At times, we are people like that -- if not with our physical luggage, then at least with our spiritual load. We all lug loads we were never intended to carry. Fear. Worry. Discontent. No wonder we get so weary. We're worn out from carrying that excess baggage. Wouldn't it be nice to lose some of those bags? With the Twenty-third Psalm as our guide, let's release some of the burdens we were never intended to bear. May God use this Psalm to remind you to release the burdens you were never meant to bear.

This class is designed for someone who is anywhere between Engaging and Deepening on the Discipleship pathway.

GriefShare  - Your Journey from Mourning to Joy ~ Wednesday at 6:15PM in Room 104 

GriefShare is a video-based seminar/support group for anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one.  Whether it's been months or years since your loved one's death, meeting with others who have walked the same path will bring healing to your journey. Please register by calling the church office at 377-4856 or email Vicki at vstandley@marionmethodist.org.

This class is designed for someone who is anywhere between Engaging, Deepening, and Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

Precept Upon Precept: Revelation Part  ~ Thursdays 5:30—7:30PM or Fridays 9:30—11:30AM in Room 105 

Revelation Part 3 - What Is the Sign of His Coming and of the End of the Age?    Explore the relationship of the book of Revelation to the Gospels—realize the prophecies and teachings they contain about the last days.

This class is designed for someone who is anywhere between Deepening and Centered on the Discipleship pathway. 

Disciple I Fast Track  ~ Thursdays 6:30-7:45PM in Room 107      

Prepare yourself to be immersed into the Holy Bible. Disciple Fast Track, an adaptation of the original, Disciple Bible Study, provides a viable option for busy people seeking comprehensive engagement over time with the entire biblical text. Fast Track groups meet for a total of 24 weeks, devoting 12 weeks each to the Old Testament and the New Testament. Participants read a manageable 3-5 chapters of the Bible daily in preparation for the weekly meetings, which last approximately 75 minutes.

This class is designed for someone who is anywhere between Deepening, and Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

 centered

Jeremiah: Demanding Love  ~ Sunday at 9:45AM in Room 105 

It was a dark time for Israel. And Jeremiah was their last chance to turn things around. The ministry to which God called Jeremiah was difficult and painful: proclaim God's demanding love. Yet with this burden, God also gave the prophet a gift--the gift of his presence. In this study guide, Stephen D. Eyre shows how the example of Jeremiah's rich relationship with God can inspire you to become more  deeply open to God than ever before.

This class is open to all and a wonderful destination for those traveling through the EngagingDeepening, or Centered portion of the Discipleship Pathway.

Disciple III ~ Sunday at 9:45 AM in Room 106

Disciple III Remember Who You Are is the third study in the four-phase DISCIPLE program. The driving idea in this study is the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. The word You in the title is meant to be heard both in its singular form (the individual) and its plural form (the community). We are a community of memory. Participants in this 32 week study will spread over a two year time frame. You will read the major and minor Old Testament prophets, with the exception of Daniel, and will read the thirteen Letters traditionally attributed to Paul. To establish the historical context in which the prophets spoke for God, daily reading assignments draw also on the books of Deuteronomy through Chronicles.

This class is designed for someone who is anywhere between Deepening and Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

Old Testament Studies ~ Sunday at 9:45 AM in Room 107 

This year we will be continuing our study of the "History Books" of the Old Testament. We will begin with the Book of 1st Kings, which tells the story of the life and reign of Solomon, David's successor to the throne of Israel. We will discuss how internal dissent and external hostilities eventually led to dividing the kingdom into Israel in the north and Judah in the south.

This class is designed for someone who is anywhere between Deepening and Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

Disciple III ~ Sunday at 12:30 - 3:00 PM in Room 106 

Disciple III Remember Who You Are is the third study in the four-phase DISCIPLE program. The driving idea in this study is the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. The word You in the title is meant to be heard both in its singular form (the individual) and its plural form (the community). We are a community of memory. Participants in this 32 week study will read the major and minor Old Testament prophets, with the exception of Daniel, and will read the thirteen Letters traditionally attributed to Paul. To establish the historical context in which the prophets spoke for God, daily reading assignments draw also on the books of Deuteronomy through Chronicles.  

This class is designed for someone who is anywhere between Deepening and Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

GriefShare  - Your Journey from Mourning to Joy ~ Wednesday at 6:15PM in Room 104 

GriefShare is a video-based seminar/support group for anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one.  Whether it's been months or years since your loved one's death, meeting with others who have walked the same path will bring healing to your journey. Please register by calling the church office at 377-4856 or email Vicki at vstandley@marionmethodist.org.

This class is designed for someone who is anywhere between Engaging, Deepening, and Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

Precept Upon Precept: Revelation Part  ~ Thursdays 5:30—7:30PM or Fridays 9:30—11:30AM in Room 105 

Revelation Part 3 - What Is the Sign of His Coming and of the End of the Age?    Explore the relationship of the book of Revelation to the Gospels—realize the prophecies and teachings they contain about the last days.

This class is designed for someone who is anywhere between Deepening and Centered on the Discipleship pathway. 

Disciple I Fast Track  ~ Thursdays 6:30-7:45PM in Room 107    

Prepare yourself to be immersed into the Holy Bible. Disciple Fast Track, an adaptation of the original, Disciple Bible Study, provides a viable option for busy people seeking comprehensive engagement over time with the entire biblical text. Fast Track groups meet for a total of 24 weeks, devoting 12 weeks each to the Old Testament and the New Testament. Participants read a manageable 3-5 chapters of the Bible daily in preparation for the weekly meetings, which last approximately 75 minutes.

This class is designed for someone who is anywhere between Deepening, and Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

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

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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