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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Choose a study and meeting time, then email the class facilitator or 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 pm

Discussion led by Gonzalo Mariano, Meets on Wednesdays at 7 pm @ Genesis and also via Zoom.

Current Study:  “The Mind of Jesus” by William Barclay 

“The Mind of Jesus” seeks to convey a clear understanding of the personality of Jesus. Barclay strives to help the figure of Jesus become more alive to the reader so through understanding the reader will come to love Jesus more. “The aim of the book is to try to make it possible to understand the mind, the work, and the meaning a little better.”

Hands of Hope, Sundays at 10:00 am

Begins March 12: “Easter” with JD Greear

The resurrection is the most important moment in history, but it is more than an event we remember on Easter Sunday. Join pastor J.D. Greear as he takes a deeper look at Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection in the Gospel of Matthew, revealing the ways we should see ourselves in Jesus’s story.
Jesus died for us so that he could be alive in us today. Easter changes everything.

Resuming in April: “How to Read and Study the Bible for Yourself” by Benjamin Windle

Nothing else fuels our growth like personally engaging with the Bible. Yet, many people lack the practical tools to confidently study the Bible for themselves. One can attend church for many years, and listen to a lot of teaching, and not learn how to read the Bible for yourself.
King David knew (at a very personal level) what it was to go through darkness in life. In Psalm 119, David reveals that the Word is a lamp for when the path of life turned dark. We all need a lamp for dark times. Today, we have a culture with no lamp. Where do we turn when life turns dark? How do we know what next steps to take, or how to get direction in life?
Come on this journey with Pastor and author Benjamin Windle as your guide, as he teaches you how to use the Bible as a lamp for every question and challenge life throws at you. You will learn:
·     How to engage in your own personal devotions.
·     Get practical tools and easy to use methods on personal Bible Study.
·     Discover the golden rule of how to interpret the Bible.
·     Ignite a new passion for the Bible and its power to bring about change in your life.
Filmed on location in Australia, this 5-session series is not just about giving you a meal for a day, it will teach you how to be a self-feeder for the rest of your life.
Get the skills you need (that absolutely anyone can use) to read and apply the Bible in your own life.

Discussion led by Jeff Cooper,

LIFT Tuesdays @ 10:00 am – Noon

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

Current Study: Faith, Doubt, and God’s Mysterious Timing: 30 Biblical Insights About the Way God Works by Laurie Short

When God’s Plan Is Unclear

What in the world is God doing? It’s easy to wonder this. We are living in an unfolding story, and it’s hard to hold on when difficult circumstances linger, or your deepest prayer hangs in the air, seemingly unanswered. Thankfully the Bible is filled with people who experienced the same thing. They had to learn to trust God’s way and timing–and their stories give us insights to live that way too.
Mining often-overlooked passages of Scripture, Laurie Short has unearthed 30 practical, encouraging gems of wisdom found in the faith and lives of biblical heroes to help you:
· see more of God’s work as it unfolds in your life
· have hope in circumstances that previously felt hopeless
· be more comfortable–and possibly even excited–to lean into the unknown
Here is your compass to living your story well when the way forward is unclear.

Let Susan Ross know if you are interested in attending these studies, if you need a book, or if you need childcare. Susan Ross

MAN2MAN 1st & 3rd Mondays @ 6:30 pm and alternate Wednesdays @ 6:30 am

Bible Study

Man2Man meets for various Bible studies September – 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.

Begins March 6: “The Christian Man” by Patrick Morley

In The Christian Man, Patrick Morley–bestselling author of The Man in the Mirror–offers men practical ways to deal with life’s problems and become the men of God they aspire to be.
The Christian Man is filled with powerful stories and refreshingly practical answers to questions like:
* How can I lead a more balanced life?
* How can I have a deeper walk with God?
* What makes a great husband?
* How can I become a dad who makes a difference?
* How should I think about my work?
* What’s the right way to deal with lust?

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Breakfast at Bojangles

Man2Man will meet for Breakfast at Bojangles (Davis Drive 3025 Winston Hill Drive, Cary) two Wednesdays a month @ 6:30 am. Breakfast meetings are the alternate weeks of the Bible study.

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Rooted Life Group, Sundays at 10:00 am @ Genesis

Rooted is a Life Group gathering together for Bible Study, Christian fellowship and friendship. Rooted meets Sundays at 10 am at Genesis UMC. For more information, contact Jennifer Park,

Current Study: “Easter” with JD Greear

The resurrection is the most important moment in history, but it is more than an event we remember on Easter Sunday. Join pastor J.D. Greear as he takes a deeper look at Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection in the Gospel of Matthew, revealing the ways we should see ourselves in Jesus’s story.
Jesus died for us so that he could be alive in us today. Easter changes everything.

Seekers, Sundays at 10:00 am

To participate in these discussions, email Anthony Caronna

Begins March 12: The Case for Easter by Lee Strobel

In The Case for Easter, Lee looks at the story of Jesus’ resurrection and reveals how we can know that it actually took place. He explores the “discrepancies” critics have pointed to in the Gospel accounts, looks at the evidence that Jesus’ tomb was truly empty, and shows how the eyewitness accounts of those who saw Jesus alive after the crucifixion are credible. Lee reveals how all the facts point to the conclusion that led him from atheism to Christianity: Jesus was the Son of God who conquered the grave.

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.

Next Gathering: Thursday March 9, 2023
Time: 7-8:30 pm
Genesis Koinonia

For more information, email

Verse by Verse, Sundays at 10:00 am

Current Study: The Gospel of Matthew

Scripture study + Zoom discussion led by Betsy Jonas & Susan Ross,


2023 Disciple Bible Study

Jesus in the Gospels is meeting Sunday evenings from 5-6:30 pm through December.

Jesus in the Gospels focuses on and compares the portraits of Jesus found in the the four Gospels – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Study the name, the place, and the people, and encounter the Jesus who is both hard to ignore and hard to control–a commanding, morally compelling figure. This is a 30 week study.

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 to express interest and for information on future long or short term Disciple studies.


Third Thursdays @ 7 pm in the “Gathering Place” at Genesis

Genesis Book Group meets the third Thursday of each month in the Gathering Place on the lower level of Genesis UMC.

Next meeting: Thursday, March 16 at 7 pm – the Gathering Place @ Genesis

March selection: A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams

It’s Memorial Day, 1938. Lily Dane has returned to Seaview, Rhode Island, where her family has summered for generations. Instead of escaping from New York’s busy social scene and heartbreak, she is forced to confront an emotional storm (and a cataclysmic hurricane!) that will change her life forever. According to author Elin Hilderbrand, A Hundred Summers is “what every beach book should aspire to be – smart and engrossing.”

Other upcoming selections include The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty (April) and The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Anderson Brower (May).

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

Books are available to borrow from the book kit bag in the Gathering Place on the lower floor of Genesis.


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

Prime Timers Walking Group

Primetimer Walking group walks are on Wednesdays @ 2:00 pm. Meet at the Bond Park Senior Center parking lot for exercise and friendship.

For questions and to join our email list, sent an email to


March 30, 2023. Prime Timers are taking a Day Trip to the Whirligig Farm, departing Genesis at 9:00 am. More information in the Koinonia Place at Genesis.


Second Sunday Singles meets for lunch out together on the second Sunday of each month @ 12:15 at a local restaurant. We would love for you to join us! Enjoy fellowship and lunch together.

Sign up at the Koinonia Place at Genesis, or email so that we have a number of people for the reservation. Here’s our schedule for the next few months:

  • March 12, 2023 – Mi Cancun
  • April 9, 2023 – Mellow Mushroom
  • May 14, 2023 – Skrimp Shack
  • June 11, 2023- Lugano’s