Adult Studies

Adult Studies

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5 Ways To Strengthen Your Marriage…When You’re Stuck At Home Together by Gary Chapman

Let’s gather with other couples! You could come away with ideas on date nights or neat ways to show love toward your spouse! All this while growing deeper spiritually in your marriage.

A different couple will lead each week, each with different life experiences, different lengths of marriage, and interesting viewpoints. Our wonderful leaders are Craig & Marla Ham, Jack & Ruth Johnson, John & Malana Houser, Tripp & Katy Bridges and Mike & Pam Smith. We will read a ridiculously small book and enjoy discussion and insight.

The book is “5 Simple Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage…When You’re Stuck at Home Together” by bestselling author Gary Chapman, author of “The 5 Love Languages”. The cost of the book is $5.00. Leave a message in the comment section to indicate how many books you would like.

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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.

FUEL, Wednesdays at 8:00 pm via ZOOM

Young adults gathering for Bible study, Christian fellowship, and friendship.   

Current Study:  “What is the BIBLE?” by Rob Bell

How an ancient library of poems, letters, and stories can transform how you think about everything.

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

Hands of Hope, Sundays at 10:00 am via ZOOM

Lenten Study begins February 21 – It is Finished by David Dorn and Jason Nelson

6-lesson study by pastors David Dorn and Jason Nelson from The Woodlands United Methodist Church and is built around the final words of Jesus from the cross. Jesus’ last words are powerful teaching moments that if unpacked, can radically shape our lives as we learn what it means to be human and the limitless love of God. 

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

Rooted, Thursdays at 8:30 pm via ZOOM

A Bible study covering contemporary issues. (formerly Ready to Launch)

Lenten Study begins February 18 An 8-Day Revolutionby Jason Nelson

This 6-week study will examine a few of Jesus’ final days. A handful of scriptural snapshots reveal to us Jesus’ revolutionary actions and teachings as He willingly embraces His trajectory to the cross.  We pray this study will help you approach each day with open minds and make your way through this study with a sense of amazement about who Jesus is and what He accomplished in just eight days. 

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

Seekers, Sundays at 10:00 am via ZOOM

Lenten Study begins February 21 : “The Glory of the Cross” by Tim Chester

6-week study – Easter is supposed to be the high-point of the year for Christians, where we remember the three days that changed history forever. But for many of us, the day quickly comes and goes without us really feeling any different. For centuries Christians around the world have marked the season of Lent—the forty days leading up to Easter—as a way of reflecting on their need for forgiveness and anticipating Christ’s work on the cross.  This study includes daily readings that present deep theology in a concise and understandable way, allowing you to soak up the real meaning of Christ’s death and resurrection. 

To participate in the discussion, email Anthony Caronna seekers@genesis-umc.org.

SOH/Discipling, 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, sohdiscipling@genesis-umc.org.

Verse by Verse, Sundays at 9:30 am

Current Study: The 12 Minor Prophets from the Old Testament (13 weeks, January – March)

Study all 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. All are invited to 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.

Winter Hiatus! Look for us in the spring to gather again for more fun and Christian fellowship!

adults@genesis-umc.org

Genesis offers long-term Disciple Bible Study classes. These studies are an excellent way to learn more about the Bible in a small group setting, and how God’s Word can be applied to your daily lives. All Disciple classes include daily readings of selected scriptures along with commentaries from various Christian authors. During the class meetings, there is a video presentation and discussion of the daily readings.

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 is 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.

Genesis Book Group meets the third Thursday of each month.

Next Zoom meeting: Thursday, March 18 at 7 pm.

Our book for March is “The Last Painting of Sara DeVoss” by Dominic Smith. According to the GoodReads website,”[Smith] deftly bridges the historical and the contemporary, tracking a collision course between a rare landscape by a female Dutch painter of the golden age, an inheritor of the work in 1950s Manhattan, and a celebrated art historian who painted a forgery of it in her youth.” 

Books are available to borrow from the book club kit bag located in God’s Light Cafe. 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. Newcomers are always welcome!

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.

March 9 – May 25, 2021: “Unshakeable Home” by Max Lucado

This world has a tremble to it. There are things that seem unsteady in this life. But when we belong to God, it allows us to filter our problems through the promises of God. We choose to be people of the promise, we choose to build our lives on the promises of God, not the circumstances of life. This 12-session video Bible study will help you stand on the definitive declarations of our mighty and loving God who governs the world according to his great and precious promises.

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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