We Weren’t Created to be Alone.
We believe we need to learn God’s words within the body of Christ. Each one of us knows His words to a degree; however, a group of us could see His revelation and light more thoroughly. The goal of bible study is to associate God’s words with our daily life and to experience that Jesus Christ is the bread of life together.
The Bible is not just for us to keep to ourselves as individuals. It is also useful in helping others. We gain centuries of wisdom and are thus able to help others by studying the Bible. Proverbs, for instance, contain general principles and ideas to assist anyone in living their lives in a way that is helpful and pleasing to God.
We hope you can experience growth in a multitude of ways through one of our Bible Study classes here at Middletown United Methodist Church.
If you would like more information about a bible study class, please contact our Associate Pastor of Discipleship, Nancy Tinnell.
Coffeebreak Bible Study
Women’s Group – Thursdays @ 9:30am
This Thursday morning time slot for women has been a part of MUMC’s spiritual formation ministry for several decades. Multiple studies are usually offered, with Beth Moore Bible studies and those of other current authors remaining a staple of Coffeebreak curriculum. This fall, beginning September 3, we will be discussing Beth Moore’s Believing God. Through studying the lives of Abraham, Moses, and others from Hebrews 11 as examples of persons who believed God, Beth encourages women to deepen their own trust in God and receive a fresh word from Him. Workbooks can be ordered from Christianbook.com or Amazon prior to the first meeting. To register, contact Bonnie Martinell using the link below.
Image Bible Study
Women’s Group – Tuesdays @ 9:30am
Image Bible Study was created to give women the opportunity to study and serve together. The class spectrum ranges from women with years of Bible study experience all the way over to those who are just beginning. This is a time to go deeper into scripture and even have the opportunity to live out your faith through occasional service projects. Curriculum is diverse and made enjoyable through both large group and small group discussion. This fall, beginning September 14, we will be discussing the Gospel of John. With its emphasis on light vs. darkness, water and life, the miraculous signs Jesus performed and his bold teachings, John seeks to show us the divine identity of Jesus, “that we might believe.” No workbook is needed. Contact Nancy Tinnell for details or to register using the link below.
Pastor’s Book Study
Wednesday Nights – 6:30 pm
You’ve heard their names, but how deeply do you know their stories? Abraham is an unforgettable portrait of faith. Daniel is a classic example of holiness. Esther shows us what commitment means when she is willing to risk her own life. These and other stories from the ancient past can help us learn to live our faith today. Join us this Fall as we learn more about Characters of the Old Testament.
Men’s Bible Study
Wednesday Nights – 6:30pm
So, why a men’s Bible study? Can a men’s Bible study give a man a better and clearer understanding of the Bible than another type of Bible study? Does a men’s Bible study offer something different or special to a man which he might not otherwise get in a group of women or children? The answer to this question is a resounding YES.
Men have their own set of fears, joys, emotions, and issues. Wisdom tells us to gather together with other men to study how the Bible applies specifically to a man’s heart and life. With our men’s Bible study, you can expect a raw, unassuming atmosphere where you can encounter God’s truth, specifically targeted towards men’s issues.
This Fall, we will be discussing Tony Evans’ Kingdom Men Rising, discovering how we can walk in victory and faith and make an impact on others for God.
If you are interested in learning more about our Men’s Bible Study class, please contact the facilitator, David Gerber.
Younger Women’s Study
Wednesday Nights – 6:30pm
Through the lives of Biblical siblings, we find hope and practical wisdom to implement in our own relationships. This Fall, we are studying Aberly Neese’s book Common Ground: Loving Others Despite Our Differences. Using her characteristic humor and helpful calls to action, Neese guides us toward personal growth and the unity we need within the body of Christ. Workbooks may be ordered from Christianbook.com or Amazon.
Eastwood Campus Bible Study
Thursdays – 12:30 pm
Beginning September 9, we’ll be discussing Richard Rohr’s book Falling Upward. Most of us tend to think of the second half of life as largely about getting old, dealing with health issues, and letting go of life, but the whole thesis of this book is exactly the opposite. What looks like falling down can largely be experienced as “falling upward.” In fact, it is not a loss but somehow actually a gain. Join us this Fall as we discover how the second half of life can and should be full of spiritual richness.