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Then Jesus said ... “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” - John 8:31-32

Learning Communities

We are pleased to offer a wide variety of new classes throughout the year to help people of all ages and stages grow in faith. With a variety of topics, formats, and schedules, we hope you'll look at each opportunity and find something just right for you!

Registrations and payments are online through Fellowship One.

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  • Invitation to the New Testament "Lunch and Learn"  •  Sept 12 - Nov 14, 2022
        When & Where: Mon  •  Sept 12 - Nov 14, 2022  •  11:30 am - 1 pm  •  Bartula Family Life Center Room 2A & Zoom
        Led by: Rev. Sarah Marsalis-Luginbill and Bill Harris
        Childcare: No

    Explore the writings of the New Testament using the story of Jesus as the starting point. This survey of the New Testament looks at how the early church took ownership of and was shaped by the story of Jesus and how the church learned how to develop as disciples and create communities of faith. Participants find a deeper conversation with the writers of the New Testament and a renewal of our commitment to be shaped -- personally and communally -- by the story of Jesus. The study is accessible for adults with little prior Bible experience, or lots!
    Cost $20
    Feel free to bring your lunch!

        REGISTER ONLINE Registration Deadline: None
  • Women's Bible Study: You Were Made For this Moment  •  Sept 13 - Nov 15
        When & Where: Tue  •  Sept 13 - Nov 15  •  11:00 am - 12:30 pm  •  Ogden Fellowship Hall
        Led by: Marsha Mayo and Debbie O'Reilly
        Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class or at at least 4 business days in advance.

    Are you weary from your challenges, wounded by your battles, or worried your world is spinning out of control? Like Esther, you may be staring down seemingly impossible situations. And what is true for Esther is true for you: deliverance will come. You, like Esther, can act in a way that will bless more people than you could imagine. This is your hour. This is your moment. Your challenge is an opportunity to join GOD in HIS work. So join us on Tuesdays this fall because you, my friend were made for this moment.

    Participants should purchase You Were Made For this Moment, How the Story of Esther Inspires Us to Step Up and Stand Out for God by Max Lucado before class. Please bring your Bible and a journal or spiral notebook and pen. We will be using these tools for the study.

    Registration coming soon

        REGISTER ONLINE Registration Deadline: None
  • Enneagram Journey: Introduction to the Enneagram  •  Sept 20 - Nov 22
        When & Where: Tue  •  Sept 20 - Nov 22  •  6:30-8:30 pm  •  Room 2A, Bartula Family Life Center
        Led by: Lisa Hancock
        Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class or at at least 4 business days in advance.

    Learn to utilize the Enneagram, an ancient tool from centuries of Judeo-Christian faith and scholarship that teaches us how to cultivate self-awareness, spiritual growth, and personal transformation. Insights from this course can answer life-long questions about our behavior and unproductive patterns. Self-knowledge assists in our walks with God, enables our true and best self to emerge, and can change our relationships with others.
    Cost: $95

        REGISTER ONLINE Registration Deadline: Sept 18
  • Enneagram: Parenting, Family Systems, and Family Secrets "Lunch and Learn"  •  Sept 21 - Oct 5
        When & Where: Wed  •  Sept 21 - Oct 5  •  11:30 am - 1:30 pm  •  BFLC 2A
        Led by: Lisa Hancock
        Childcare: No

    Family Systems draws on systems thinking in its view of the family as an emotional unit. When systems thinking—which evaluates the parts of a system in relation to the whole—is applied to families, it suggests behavior is both often informed by and inseparable from the functioning of one’s family of origin. This three-week "lunch and learn" will help you explore how the relationships and systems within your family of origin may be impacting your relationships and behavior today.
    Cost: $30

        REGISTER ONLINE Registration Deadline: Sept 19
  • Adult Confirmation: What Do We as United Methodists Believe?  •  Oct 4 - Nov 1
        When & Where: Tue  •  Oct 4 - Nov 1  •  6:30-8 pm  •  Ogden Fellowship Hall
        Led by: Rev. Allison Jean
        Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class or at at least 4 business days in advance.

    Explore our United Methodist theology, traditions, history, and ways we study the Bible through teaching, discussions, and a panel discussion the final class. Bring your dinner and join us for five weeks of "confirming" and better understanding who we are as United Methodists.

    Childcare is provided. You must register your child(ren) by Sept 27 and provide dinner for them each week.

    Registration coming soon

        REGISTER ONLINE Registration Deadline: None
  • Enneagram Subtypes "Lunch and Learn"  •  Oct 12 - Nov 16, 2022
        When & Where: Wed  •  Oct 12 - Nov 16, 2022  •  11:30 am-1:30 pm  •  Room 2A in Bartula Family Life Center
        Led by: Dr. Jason Berman and Lisa Hancock
        Childcare: No

    This advanced course delves into instinctual drives and their impact on our behaviors and is for those who have completed the Enneagram Journey course. Becoming aware of our Subtype helps explain differences in people with the same Enneagram number. In this chaotic and conflicted world, knowledge of Subtypes is essential for parents, partners, and people seeking to understand patterns of unproductive behavior.
    Cost: $55

        REGISTER ONLINE Registration Deadline: Oct 10
  • Exploring The Way through the book of Ephesians  •  October 6-27
        When & Where: Thur  •  October 6-27  •  6:30-8 pm  •  Ogden Fellowship Hall
        Led by: Marie Moore and Clay Yearsley
        Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class or at at least 4 business days in advance.

    The news tells us that we live in a divided world with little hope of finding common ground. Come join us as we explore a time in history when divisions between people of The Way seemed insurmountable. The counsel provided in the Epistle to the Ephesians offers encouragement  to turn our eyes away from our differences and to embrace the example Christ provided to us for unity. Come join us as we seek the wisdom of God through this first century letter to God's beloved people living in a divided world.
    Bring your bible, a journal, and your dinner every week as we explore Ephesians together!


        REGISTER ONLINE Registration Deadline: None
  • Saturday with @EnneagramParents  •  Oct 15
        When & Where: Sat  •  Oct 15  •  9 am - 4 pm  •  Youth Worship Space (Bartula Family Life Center 2nd floor)
        Led by: Joey and Billy Schewee
        Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class or at at least 4 business days in advance.

    Learn Enneagram basics including parenting from a triad perspective, appropriate age for determining your child's Enneagram type, and the benefits of recognizing your child's stance for meeting intuitive needs. This workshop will be led by long-time students and teachers of the Enneagram who have developed an intuitive curriculum for families seeking practical application of Enneagram wisdom.
    Cost: $15, including lunch

        REGISTER ONLINE Registration Deadline: Oct 7
  • Reflections on Daily Living  •  canceled
        When & Where: Mon  •  canceled  •  -  •  
        Led by: Dr. Justin Tull
        Childcare: No

    This class has been canceled for Fall 2022.

         Registration Deadline: class canceled
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