Adult Christian Education Studies and Life Groups

Adult Christian Education Studies and Life Groups

Enjoy fellowship and insight with friends at Genesis church. We offer various Christian studies and fellowship groups. Explore the opportunities at Genesis!

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Jesus in the Gospels currently meets Sunday evenings from 5-6:30 pm through December 2023. Disciple Fast Track: Old Testament will begin September 10th led by Associate Pastor Seyun Hwang. Disciple 1 will begin in January 2023 led by Norm Kligerman.

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.

GENESIS BOOK GROUP, Third Thursdays @ 7 pm

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

Next meeting: Thursday, September 21 at 7 pm

Our September selection is The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi.
Books are available to borrow from the book kit located in Koinonia Place in Genesis.

“Escaping from an abusive marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way alone to the vibrant 1950s pink city of Jaipur. There she becomes the most highly requested henna artist-and confidante- to the wealthy women of the upper class. But trusted with the secrets of the wealthy, she can never reveal her own…” (GoodReads)

To join our e-mail list, contact Sarah Haw so we can get information to you. Books are available to borrow. Newcomers are always welcome!

Genesis Walking Group, Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

Walk on Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m. with the Genesis Walking Group. Meet at the Bond Park Senior Center parking lot for exercise and friendship.

Hands of Hope, Sundays at 10:00 am

Hands of Hope is a Sunday morning Christian education class that meets on the lower level of Genesis in room 105. All adults are invited to join us! Discussions are led by Jeff Cooper,

Beginning July 30: “Get Out of Your Head” by Jennie Allen

“Are your thoughts holding you captive? Jennie Allen knows what it’s like to swirl in a spiral of destructive thoughts, such as I’ll never be good enough. Other people have better lives than I do. God couldn’t really love me. But Jennie also knows we don’t have to stay stuck in toxic thinking patterns. As she discovered, God built a way for us to escape that downward spiral. Freedom comes when we refuse to be victims to our thoughts and realize we have already been equipped with power from God to fight and win the war for our minds.

In “Get Out of Your Head, Jennie takes groups on a study in Philippians, inspiring and equipping us to transform our emotions, our outlook, and even our circumstances by taking control of our thoughts. When we submit our minds to Christ, the promises and goodness of God flood our lives in remarkable ways. It starts in your head. And from there, the possibilities are endless.”

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 Linda Binkley or Becci Monge,

New Study begins September 5 with a Social Event: Bad Girls of the Bible

Women everywhere marvel at those “good girls” in Scripture–Sarah, Mary, Esther–but on most days, that’s not who they see when they look in the mirror. Most women (if they’re honest) see the selfishness of Sapphira or the deception of Delilah. They catch of glimpse of Jezebel’s take-charge pride or Eve’s disastrous disobedience. Like Bathsheba, Herodias, and the rest, today’s modern woman is surrounded by temptations, exhausted by the demands of daily living, and burdened by her own desires.          

So what’s a good girl to do? Learn from their lives, says beloved Bible study teacher and speaker Liz Curtis Higgs, and choose a better path. Whether they were “Bad to the Bone,” “Bad for a Season, but Not Forever” or only “Bad for a Moment,” these infamous sisters show women how not to handle the challenges of life.
With her trademark humor and encouragement, Higgs combines a contemporary retelling of the stories of these “other women” in Scripture with a solid, verse-by-verse study to teach us how to avoid their tragic mistakes and joyfully embrace grace.

Let Linda Binkley or Becci Monge know if you are interested in attending these studies, if you need a book, or if you need childcare. Linda Binkly & Becci Monge,

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

Man2Man Bible Study

Man2Man meets for various Bible studies 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.

Current Study: “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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Man2Man Breakfast at Bojangles

Man2Man meets for Breakfast at Bojangles (Davis Drive 3025 Winston Hill Drive, Cary) on Wednesdays @ 6:30 a.m. during the weeks there is no Monday evening Bible study.

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Rooted, Sundays at 10:00 am @ Genesis

Rooted gathers together for Bible Study, Christian fellowship and friendship. Rooted meets Sundays at 10 am at Genesis UMC.

For current study information, contact Jennifer Park,

Second Sunday Singles, 2nd Sundays ~ 12:30 pm

If you are a single, widowed or divorced adult, please join us for Second Sunday Singles. We meet at a local restaurant on the second Sunday of each month following the 11:10 worship service for Christian fellowship. Sign up in the Koinonia Place so that we can reserve a seat for you! Locations are on the sign up sheet.

For more information, email Vicki Franciosi,

Seekers, Sundays at 10:00 am

Join the Seekers adult Christian education class as they begin a new study, The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller on Sunday, August 27th. Seekers meet on the lower level, in classroom #033, Sundays at 10:00 a.m. All are welcome!

To participate in these discussions, email Anthony Caronna,

Beginning August 27: The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller

The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller

Discover the amazing depths of God’s extravagant love. In this Bible study, pastor and bestselling author Timothy Keller uses one of Jesus’ best-loved parables – the Prodigal Son – to illustrate the depth of God’s love and how his grace extends into some very unexpected places.

Taking you beyond the traditional focus on the wayward younger son, Keller helps you glean insight from each of the characters in Jesus’ parable: the irreligious younger son, the moralistic elder son, and the Father who lavishes his love on both.

Whether you’re a devout believer or a skeptic, The Prodigal God will challenge you to see Christianity in a whole new way.

Verse by Verse, Sundays at 10:00 am

Current Study: The Gospel of Matthew

Scripture study led by Betsy Jonas,