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 pm

Current Study: “Consequences of Ideas” by R.C. Sproul

To understand the culture in which we live in, you need to be familiar with the ideas that have shaped it. In Ligonier’s survey series, The Consequences of Ideas, R.C. Sproul traces the contours of Western philosophy throughout history and shows how our culture evolved to what it is today.

From ancient Greek thinkers like Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle to Christian philosophers such as Augustine, Anselm and Aquinas to the shapers of modern thought such as Hume, Kant and Nietzsche, R.C. demonstrates the consequences of each of these and other important thinkers’ ideas on world events, theology, the fine arts and culture, as well as our everyday lives.

Listen, and you will hear echoes of their ideas in your daily conversations-especially as you witness to unbelievers.

 https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/Series/1182 .

Video and Zoom discussion led by Gonzalo Mariano, faithtertulia@genesis-umc.org.

FUEL Life Group, 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 8:00 pm via ZOOM

FUEL is a Life Group of young adults age 21-30 gathering for Bible Study, Christian fellowship and friendship. Join FUEL via Zoom on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 8 pm.

Current Study: Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets” by Andy Stanley

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

Hands of Hope, Sundays at 10:30 am via ZOOM

Video + Zoom discussion led by Jeff Cooper, handsofhope@genesis-umc.org.

November 14-December 5Living on Purpose by Rajiv Chelladurai, 4 sessions

Being intentional about our goals is a well-understood concept in the secular and corporate world. Generally, people who are more intentional about what they need to accomplish are more likely to get things done and be far more successful.

But is finding our life’s purpose just about getting through a checklist? Or is there something far greater at stake? What should we do to fulfill God’s agenda for us and how?

In this four-part series, author, business consultant, and coach Rajiv Chelladurai helps us answer these questions by examining “four Ps” of finding your purpose.”

Rooted Life Group Mondays at 8:30 pm via ZOOM

Rooted is a Life Group of parents of young children gathering together for Bible Study, Christian fellowship and friendship.

Current Study: The Acts of the Apostles” video series by Louie Giglio

“In a world that is unsure of where to find truth or purpose, the book of Acts stands apart. It reveals God’s plan for global redemption, his purpose for our lives, and the power he has given us to accomplish his mission.  Walk through the story of the early church. Acts may have been written two thousand years ago, but God is calling us to be a part of that story today.”

Video + Zoom discussions led by Jennifer Park, rooted@genesis-umc.org

Seekers, Sundays at 10:30 am via ZOOM

November 21 – December 19: It’s A Wonderful LifeAdvent Study

It’s a Wonderful Life is one of the most popular and heart-warming films ever made. It’s near universal appeal and association with Christmas has provided a rich story of redemption that has inspired generations for decades. 

It’s a Wonderful Life Study Guide examines this beloved holiday classic and reminds us how easily we can become distracted from what is truly meaningful in life. This five-week Bible study experience comes complete with discussion questions for each session, Scripture references, detailed character sketches, movie summary, and related commentary. In addition, video segments for each session are available for free online.

There’s no better time than at Christmas to be reminded that every human life has value and that true wealth, spiritual wealth, comes from a right relationship with God and selfless love toward others.

A book goes along with this study. Contact Anthony Caronna for book information.

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

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 December 9
Time: 7-8:30 pm
Place: Genesis UMC

What: Wear Christmas attire. Bring a wrapped mug filled with treats and a cookie mix for the Dorcas food Pantry.

Join us!  Email adults@genesis-umc.org

Verse by Verse, Sundays at 10:30 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.

Next meeting: Thursday, November 18 at 7 pm via Zoom.
Books are available to borrow from the book kit located outside the church office. 

Our November Selection: “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien

GoodReads website describes The Things They Carried as “neither a novel nor a short story collection, it is an arc of fictional episodes, taking place in the childhoods of its characters, in the jungles of Vietnam and back home in America two decades later” The Chicago Sun Times hails it as “good as any piece of literature can get.” 

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!

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.

Currently underway: Disciple 2 Into the Word, Into the World, a 32-week study from January – May and August – December 2021.

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

LIFT

Tuesdays @ 10:00 am – Noon via Zoom

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

Beginning November 16, a study of the Book of 1 Corinthians, 12 weeks.

The apostle Paul wrote the letter of 1 Corinthians to a divided and self-centered people to remind them to follow Jesus and only Jesus. We will learn what it means to live for Jesus instead of self.

MAN2MAN

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Man2Man meets on Monday Nights @ 6 pm via ZOOM. Rev. Craig Ham leads studies 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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Prime Timers

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

New! Prime Timers Walking Group, Wednesdays & Saturdays @ 2:00 pm

Begins November 17th, 2021

The Prime Timers Walking group meets in the parking lot at the Bond Park Senior Center at 2:00 pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays for exercise, fellowship and to be outside. The Bond Park Senior Center is directly across High House Road from Genesis UMC.

For questions and to join our email list, sent an email to adults@genesis-umc.org or call the Genesis Office at (919) 467-2128.