Adult Christian Education Studies and Life Groups

Adult Christian Education Studies and Life Groups

Enjoy fellowship and insight with friends at Genesis church. Join a small group Bible study or Life Group. Explore the opportunities Genesis offers throughout the week for Christian study and fellowship.

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ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION & LIFE GROUPS

Choose a study and meeting time, then email the class facilitator or adults@genesis-umc.org for study information, log-ins and Zoom invites before the next class! Watch a video or read scripture and have weekly discussions via Zoom.

Faith Tertulia, Wednesdays at 7 p.m. via Zoom

Discussion led by Gonzalo Mariano, faithtertulia@genesis-umc.org.

Current Study: “Paul and the Giants of Philosophy”, by J. R. Dodson and D. E. Briones

What forces shaped the intellectual world of the Apostle Paul? Each essay addresses Paul’s interaction with Greco-Roman philosophical thinking on a particular topic, such as faith, slavery, gift-giving, and the afterlife.

Beginning Wednesday, June 15: “How the Bible Came to Be”   

Primary material source will be the book by the same name authored by John Barton. We will cover the development of the Bible, how the Bible came to be written and collected into the authoritative Scriptures of the Christian Church. We’ll go through history untangling the journey from spoken word to written word.

FUEL Life Group

Days, time and place varies

FUEL is a Life Group of young adults age 21-30 gathering for Bible Study, Christian fellowship and friendship.

Interested in joining this group or want more info? Contact Michele Hundley, fuel@genesis-umc.org

Hands of Hope, Sundays at 10:00 a.m. In-Person & Zoom

Discussion led by Jeff Cooper, handsofhope@genesis-umc.org.

Beginning soon. “The Power of Knowing God” video series by Tony Evans

Get to Know God as He Really Is 
Dr. Tony Evans believes seeking to know God is life’s greatest purpose. In this practical, six-session video series, he shares strategies and skills for how you can live victoriously as a child of God. Your connection with God can be so much more than going to church, reading the Bible, and attending study groups. Using in-depth scriptural studies alongside stories from his own life, Dr. Evans will equip you with the tools you need for pursuing an authentic and life-transforming relationship with your Savior.

LIFT Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m. – Noon

LIFT (Ladies in Faith Together) is a ladies’ Bible study that meets Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. at Genesis in room 105. All ladies are invited. For more information, contact Susan Ross lift@genesis-umc.org.

June 14 – July 26:  More To Your Story by Max Lucado

Your life is a narrative written by God.

Carpools and car crashes. Job changes and joint custody. Life can feel overwhelming and inconsequential at times. But there’s more to your story than the chaos, confusion, and clutter of daily life.

Above us and around us God directs a grand saga, written by His hand, orchestrated by His will, unveiled according to His calendar. When you’re part of this story, your life has purpose, you recognize your value, and you discover your unique path. In this six-session video-based study, Max Lucado guides you through the events of the New Testament to show you that there’s more to your story than you ever imagined.

August 9 – September 27: “What the Women Saw” by assorted women presenters. We will not meet August 30 and September 6.

Do women matter to the kingdom of God? Jesus was surrounded by both men and women during his ministry on earth. He saw, valued, and cared for women, and he still does today. Each one of us has a significant role to play in God’s story.

Through this six-session study, you will discover who Jesus is through the unique perspective of women in the Bible. As you study the lives of Mary, Martha, Mary Magdalene and others, you will learn from their faith and failures and be reminded that Jesus cared for and valued the women He was surrounded by. He equipped them, listened to them, walked with them, healed them, and empowered them. And He does the same for you now.

If you are interested in signing up for this next study, please contact Susan Ross lift@genesis-umc.org.

MAN2MAN 1st & 3rd Mondays @ 6:30 p.m. @ Genesis

Man2Man meets September through May on the 1st and 3rd Mondays @ 6:30 pm. Studies are offered on various topics. Sign up for the Man2Man email below to be sent the zoom link and be notified of any schedule changes. If you have trouble with the signup, contact the Genesis Church Office at 919-467-2128 Monday – Thursday or pfowler@genesis-umc.org .

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Rooted Life Group, Sundays at 10:00 a.m. @ Genesis

Rooted is a Life Group gathering together for Bible Study, Christian fellowship and friendship. Rooted meets Sundays at 10 a.m. at Genesis UMC. For more information, contact Jennifer Park, rooted@genesis-umc.org

Current Study: “One at a Time” video study by Kyle Idleman

It’s easy to get caught up in the everyday stuff of life until the years slowly go by, and with each passing year, the question seems to get louder: Am I making any difference in this world? We want to make a difference, but there are so many opinions on the way to do that. Maybe there’s a different way to make a difference, and we’re just missing it.

Jesus is the person who has made the biggest difference in all of history. How? In the story of his life as recorded in the Gospels, there’s one particular phrase that captures how Jesus had such an impact, and this is how he wants to use us to make a difference: one at a time.

Making a difference isn’t measured by a viral post or a name on a building. It isn’t determined by a following or a fan base. Making a difference isn’t dependent on what’s in your bank account or who’s in your contacts. Want to make a difference? Focus on the one. That’s it. That’s the secret of the way of Jesus. One at a time.

Seekers, Sundays at 10:00 a.m. In-Person & Zoom

To participate in these discussions, email Anthony Caronna seekers@genesis-umc.org.

Current Study: Person of Interest” video study by J. Warner Wallace

J. Warner Wallace is a Dateline-featured cold-case homicide detective, national speaker, and author. Compelling in its approach, this study will strengthen the faith of believers and engage those curious about Jesus with evidence for his one-of-a-kind, world-altering significance.

Investigate the Man who changed the course of human history. Wallace employs an investigative strategy to confirm the historicity and deity of Jesus, showing why Jesus is unlike any other person who has ever lived.
The Person of Interest video study will:
– Invite viewers into the life of a cold-case detective as he uncovers the truth about Jesus, using the same approach he also employs to solve a real murder case.
– Teach viewers how to become good detectives, using an innovative and unique “fuse and fallout” investigative strategy they can also use to examine other claims of history.
– Help viewers explore common objections to Christianity.

SYNCED Marriage Life Group, 2nd Thursdays at 7:00 pm

Synced meets the 2nd Thursday of each month for faith and fun together. Join us for the next SYNCED Marriage Life group gathering. Hang out with friends. Strengthen your relationship and faith. Make enriching your marriage a priority.

Date: Thursday July 14
Time: 7-8:30 pm
Place: 
Dairy Queen

Date: Thursday August 11
Time: 7-8:30 pm
Place: 
Andy’s Frozen Custard

For more information, email adults@genesis-umc.org

Verse by Verse, Sundays at 10:00 am

Current Study: The 12 Minor Prophets from the Old Testament

Study the books of the Minor Prophets, beginning with Hosea and moving through to Malachi. Delve into the special message of each prophet. Some of the major ideas explored will be: wrath and compassion, justice and righteousness, God’s reign of peace, and visions of restoration. Join us on this journey into Israel’s turbulent history and the prophets that God raised up to restore her.

Scripture study + Zoom discussion led by Betsy Jonas & Susan Ross, versebyverse@genesis-umc.org.

GENESIS BOOK GROUP

Genesis Book Group meets the third Thursday of each month in the “Gathering Place” at Genesis.

Next meeting: Thursday, August 18 at 7 pm at Genesis.

At our August 18th meeting, we will discuss books we read over the summer, catch up with each other and discuss our reading list for the year. Please be thinking about books you may want to read.

If you are new to the book group and not on our e-mail list, contact Sarah Haw bookgroup@genesis-umc.org so we can get information to you. Books are available to borrow. Newcomers are always welcome!

PRIME TIMERS

Prime Timers is a group of adults age 55 and up that gather for Christian Fellowship.

Prime Timers Walking Group

Primetimer Walking Group is taking a break for the hot summer months of June, July, and August. See you in the month September when it starts to cool down. Have a wonderful summer everyone!

For questions and to join our email list, sent an email to ptwalker@genesis-umc.org.

DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDIES

Long-term Disciple Bible Study classes are an excellent way to learn more about the Bible and how to apply God’s Word to your daily lives. Disciple classes include daily readings of scripture and commentaries from various Christian authors. The class includes a video and discussion of the daily readings. The small group setting enables strong Christian relationships to be built between class members.

Studies include

  • Disciple 1 – a prerequisite for any of the other Disciple studies. Disciple 1 goes through the entire Bible.
  • Disciple 2 – focuses on Genesis, Exodus, Luke and the book of Acts.
  • Disciple 3 – looks at the Prophets of the Old Testament and the letters of the Apostle Paul.
  • Disciple 4 – studies various writings in the Old Testament, the Gospel of John and the book of Revelation.
  • Christian Believer – a study of the basic tenets of the Christian faith.
  • Jesus in the Gospels – focuses on the portraits of Jesus found in the the four Gospels – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

Email adults@genesis-umc.org to express interest and for information on future long or short term Disciple studies.