Often the first step people take is to join a short-term class (usually 3-6 weeks) to get to know others and help St. Luke's feel like a smaller place. Classes vary in topic, format and the amount of preparation required. Explore each section below to learn more!

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    Classes & Opportunities

    Option one: Join a Small Group

    The purpose of the Small Group is to make new friends and have a fun, inspiring opportunity for Christian discussion. Small Groups meet weekly (for a total of five or seven meetings) to discuss curriculum chosen by the group.  For more information see the Small Groups tab above!

    Option Two: Take a Class

    There are classes on topics such as:
    Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work, Christianity and World Religions, Disciple Bible Study and several others. Open the Sunday AM, Wed PM, During the Week or Disciple Bible Study tabs for a complete listing. Registration is required for some classes; childcare is available for all classes that meet on Sunday Mornings and Wednesday evenings. Books are only required if indicated in the course description.

    Option Three: Attend a Special Event

    •  Global Leadership Summit - August 10 & 11, St. Luke's UMC
      Fresh, actionable and inspiring leadership content from a world-class faculty.  Hear Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, Marcus Buckingham, best-selling author, Bryan Stevenson, of Equal Justice Initiative, Juliet Funt, author of Whitespace at Work and Immaculee Illibagiza, advocate for peace and genocide survivor and many more.  Click here to register.

    • Breakthrough Prayer Initiative
      September 16, 2017
      This unique opportunity, led by the nationally known speaker, consultant, and author Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey, will lead St. Luke's through the initiative to break through one of the barriers keeping churches from fulfilling God’s will for them, prayer. Kibbey serves as the Director of Missional Church Development in the West Ohio Conference. 

      Breakthrough prayer can be incorporated into what already happens in the daily life of our church. This workshop will provide training, stories, practical examples, and ideas of how other United Methodist congregations across the country have done so with innovation and impact. 
       
      INDIANAPOLIS
      9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 16
      100 W. 86th St., Indianapolis
      St. Luke's United Methodist Church
       

    Option Four: Exciting Learning Events

    • Carrie Newcomer and Parker Palmer in Concert
      What we need is here: Hope , Hard Times & the Human PossibilityFriday, Oct 6, 8:00 - 9:30PM, Sanctuary
      Carrie Newcomer and Parker J. Palmer have come together to create an evening concert designed to encourage a new kind of conversation-one that bridges our divides and helps restore civic community. In a time when it is easy to feel overwhelmed, discouraged or cynical, Carrie and Parker offer a journey of mind and spirit characterized by thoughtfulness, realism, vulnerability, good humor and hope.
      Parker Palmer is a writer, teacher and activist whose work speaks deeply to people in many walks of life. He is founder and senior partner of the Center for Courage & Renewal.
      Carrie Newcomer has sung at St. Luke's many times. She is described as a "prairie mystic" because so many of her songs are based right here in Indiana and are deeply rooted in her Quaker faith. 
      Tickets (before Sept 17/ $25; after Sept 25 and at door/ $30) available at front desk or Click here to register.

     

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    Sunday AM

    Our Sunday AM Classes meet every week of the year (with the exception of Dec. 25th,  Jan. 1 and April 16th – Easter) and are always open to new people. Simply drop in!

    Class topics:

    • Sunday Adult Class: Sunday, 9:30 - 10:30AM, C110
      • Making Sense of The Bible, AUG 27 - OCT 8
        Making Sens of the Bible begins with foundational questions such as, "How and when was the Bible written?" From there, author Adam Hamilton considers the real questions people frequently ask that continue to divide Christians and denominations alike. Then, experience a season of spiritual growth and life-changing renewal in his six-week, DVD-series. 

      • JOHN: The Gospel of Light and Life, OCT 15 - NOV 19
        Follow the life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus through the Gospel of John and understand the context of some of the best-known verses in the New Testament. This is a DVD-series by Adam Hamilton.
         
    • New Adult Class: Sundays, 9:30 - 10:30AM or 11AM - 12PM, N101/102
      We are looking for new faces! If you have specific questions, you can ask in-person each Sunday at the Connect Here booths or email Susan Fuquay at . On sunday mornings our children's classes and nurseries both meet at 9:30 and 11AM. No registration is needed; meet every Sunday and study the same material, at 9:30 or 11AM. All are welcome to attend any or all of the studies listed. Bill Eckert leads at 9:30AM; Craig Overmyer and Gary Chambers lead at 11AM. Books are neede for discussion and are available in Connections bookstore.

      • Which Way, Lord?, By Rev. Rob Fuquay, AUG 27 - OCT 1
        This study helps us to consider: How do we live the purposeful life God intends for us? When Paul started his Good News-spreading travels through the Mediterranean world - covering more thand 10,000 miles - he had no idea what God's plan was for him. We will unpack our lives, alongside Paul's life and experiences provide a template for seeing how God is working in and through our lives! (The DVD includes sessions filmed in Turkey, Israel and Greece)

      • Take the Flag, By Rev. Rob Fuquay, OCT 8 - NOV 19
        Rob Fuquay sees a parallel between flags used in auto racing and signals that God sends us in our fast-paced lives. This study will help us become stronger disciples of Jesus Christ by paying attention to signals from God. Each of the DVD's include teaching by Rob, plus personal stories by auto racing professionals: Ed Carpenter, Jerry Cook, Conor Daly, Austin Dillon, Scott Dixon, Matt Kenseth, Larry McReynolds, Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

      • Not a Silent Night, by Rev. Adam Hamilton, NOV 26-DEC 17 
        we've often viewed the life of Jesus purely through the vantage point of men (the four Gospel writers and Paul). Have you ever wondered what it seemed like through the eyes of a woman, especially those of his own mother? Author Adam Hamilton takes us alongside Mary at Christ's crucifixion. from that indescribably horrible point, Mary looks upon her son's life retrospectively until she finally reaches way back to the indescribably glorious moment of his birth.

    • New Perspectives: Sundays, 11AM-noon, N103/104 , no registration (Betty Brandt)
      1st, 2nd & 4th Sundays - Expect programs based on the social principles of the United Methodist Church focusing on human issues in the contemporary world.
      3rd Sundays - Ins and Outs of the Bible with Don Knebel
      These five presentations examine the historical contexts of the books of the Bible and who did or didn't write them. 
      • Aug. 20 - The Mountains of God: Moses and the Pentateuch
      • Sept. 17 - From Canaan to Babylon: Books of the Prophets
      • Oct. 29 - Persian Connections: writing from the Exile
      • Nov. 19 - All About Jesus: The New Testament
      • Dec. 17 - Wheat from the Chaff: Establishing the Canon

        Don Knebel is will known in Indianapolis Interfaith community for his wountless hours of work to strengthen interfaith relationships in our city. In addition, he has traveled the world studying religions and cultures. You can read his weekly columns in the "Current in Carmel" magazine.

    • On Being : Sundays, 9:30-10:30AM, N103/104 
      Weekly conversation based around the weekly American Public Media radio show and podcast, “On Being,” hosted by Krista Tippet. This exploration of faith, humanity and  ideas can be heard locally on FM90.1 at 9pm on Thursdays or 7am on Sundays or at www.onbeing.org.  Led by Betty Brandt

    • ENCORE CLASS: Sundays, 10:45-noon, Parlor
      All are welcome.  
      • Which Way, Lord?, by Rev. Rob Fuquay, AUG & SEPT. (Charlie Boswell)
        This study helps us to consider: How do we live the purposeful life God intends for us? When Paul started his Good News-spreading travels through the Mediterranean world - covering more thand 10,000 miles - he had no idea what God's plan was for him. We will unpack our lives, alongside Paul's life and experiences provide a template for seeing how God is working in and through our lives! (The DVD includes sessions filmed in Turkey, Israel and Greece)

      • Faith Unraveled, OCT. (Rev. Mike Reed)
        Eighty years after Scopes Monkey Trial made a spectacle of Christian fundamentalism and brought national attention to her hometown, Rachel Held Evans faced a trail of her own when she began to have doubts about her faith. 
        In Faith Unraveled, Rachel recounts growing up in a culture obsessed with apologetic's , struggling as her own faith unraveled one unexpected questions at a time.
        In order for her faith to survive, Rachel realizes, it must adapt to change and evolve. Using as an illustration her own spiritual journey from certainty to doubt to faith, Evans challenges you to disentangle your faith from false fundamentals and to trust in a God who is big enough to handle your tough questions.

      • Job: Back Door to the Bible, NOV. (Marti Stuessy PhD)
        The book of Job, as taught by a recognized Old Testament scholar and ordained Disciples of Christ minister.

      • Delight in the Light: Finding God Throughout Advent, DEC. (Jacquie Reed)
        "Advent" (the four Sundays before Christmas) means 'coming" as in awaiting the coming of Jesus. this class provides realistic means and practical ways we can use personal experiences in our lives to help us unlock fresh perspectives and deeper understandings of what Christmas really is all about. Book provided in class.

     

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    Wed PM

    Choose the class you’d like to participate in from 6:15-7:30PM. Free childcare is available for those who are nursery-aged children.  Contact Dorothy at  to request childcare. Kindergarten-6th grade have other options. You can learn more about these children’s choirs here.

    Class topics:

    • “HEALING THE HEART OF DEMOCRACY” by Parker Palmer - Wednesdays, (August 9-23), 6:30-8PM, SLC, registration required, no fee.  Led by Terri Jump, Ph.D., national facilitator for Parker Palmer’s Center for Courage and Renewal.

    This timely work -- intensely personal as well as political -- is not about them, "those people" in Washington D.C., on whom we blame our political problems. It's about us, and what we can do in everyday settings to resist divide-and-conquer politics and restore a government "of the people, by the people, for the people." (Book in Connections Bookstore.)

    Author Parker Palmer will be at St. Luke’s on Friday, October 6.  

    • AUTHENTIC MANHOOD: Looking at the Legacy Jesus Leaves Us
      Sept. 6 – Oct. 18 • C123 • (Dr. Greg Hale)
      Based on a study of Jesus’ 33 years of life, what can we learn about being a man in the 21st century? Masculinity isn’t easy to define (with lots of pressures) and yet getting clear about who we are and what we offer makes for better families, workplaces and communities. This is really a conversation about meaning and significance in today’s world. No book needed. Click here to register.

    • SEVEN PRINCIPLES OF MAKING MARRIAGE WORK
      Aug. 30 – Oct. 11 • Modge • (Rev. Eric and Meagan Burton-Krieger)
      Straightforward yet profound, these seven principles teach partners new approaches for resolving conflicts, creating new
      common ground and achieving greater levels of intimacy. We’ll look at strategies and resources to help couples collaborate more effectively to resolve problems, whether dealing with sex, money, religion, work, family or anything else. It’s helpful if both partners attend. You can share one book per couple. Click here to register.

    • CHRISTIANITY AND WORLD RELIGIONS
      Aug. 30 – Nov. 15 • Fellowship Hall • (Rev. David Williamson)
      This class explores four major world religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Judaism – and compares the beliefs of each with those of Christianity. It also deals openly and honestly with questions that Christians sometimes ask about these religions. Author Adam Hamilton urges us as Christians to build bridges with others so that we might grow in our faith, seek peace in our world, love our neighbor and find positive ways to share the gospel. Book is optional. In addition to the DVD sessions and class discussions, there will be a guest speaker from each world religion and an optional field trip. Click here to register.
      CLASS SCHEDULE:
      Aug 30 – Introduction
      Sept 6 – Hinduism
      Sept 13 – Hinduism Speaker: Vasanthi Vasudevan (Indu)
      Sept 17 – Field Trip to Hindu Temple 1:30PM
      Sept 20 – Buddhism
      Sept. 27 – Buddhism Speakers: Jay & Thia Baker
      Oct. 3 – Field Trip to Indiana Buddhist Center
      Oct. 4 – Islam
      Oct. 11 – Islam Speaker: TBA
      Oct. 13 – Field trip to Masjid al-Huda Mosque, noon service (lunch at 11:30AM)
      Oct. 18 – Judaism
      Oct. 25 – Judaism Speaker: Rabbi Scott Fox
      Oct. 27 – Field Trip to Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation
      Nov. 1 – Christianity
      Nov. 8 – Summary week

    • THE BASICS: ESSENTIALS OF FAITH IN AN OPEN COMMUNITY
      Aug. 30 – Oct. 11 • C125 • (Mindie Moore)
      If you are in your 20s and 30s, don’t miss our new class that explores how we live out the Christian faith today. We’ll look at why we follow Jesus, and the practices that keep this relationship challenging and fresh. We’ll wrestle with tough questions, and understand how a vibrant faith is critical to our leadership. This class will culminate in an optional retreat to Bradford Woods. Click here to register. 

    • FREED-UP FINANCIAL LIVING
      Aug. 30 – Oct. 4 • E212 • (Andrew Fiega & Trent Wood)
      This class pairs sound financial knowledge with biblical principles of money management and guides participants to develop a personal spending plan that reflects both. You will explore what both the Bible and our culture have to say about the five financial areas of life: earning, giving, saving, spending and debt reduction. There truly are realistic ways to find a balance between both viewpoints! Click here to register.

    • WHICH WAY, LORD? By Rev. Rob Fuquay
      Oct. 11 – Nov. 15 • E212 • (Monika Nyby)
      This study helps us to consider: How do we live the purposeful life God intends for us? When Paul started his Good News-spreading travels through the Mediterranean world – covering more than 10,000 miles – he had no idea what God’s plan for him was. We will unpack our lives alongside Paul’s to find our own purposes and passions. Paul’s life and experiences provide a template for seeing how God is working in and through our lives! (The DVD includes sessions filmed in Turkey, Israel and Greece.) Book required. Click here to register.

    • ST. LUKE’S MISSIOLOGY, Oct. 18 – Nov. 15 • C124 • (Rev. Jamalyn Peigh Williamson)
      Missiology is the area of practical theology that investigates the mandate, message and mission of the Christian church, especially the nature of missionary work. In this five week class, Pastor Jamalyn will share some influential readings and experiences that inform the missiology of Outreach Ministries at St. Luke’s. A course packet will be handed out on the first night. Click here to register.

    • DISCIPLE I FAST TRACK – Becoming Disciples through Bible Study
      Aug. 30 – Nov. 15 (break for the holidays), Jan. 10 – March 28 • N101/102 • (Susan Fuquay)
    • DISCIPLE II FAST TRACK – Into the Word Into the World
      Aug. 30 – Nov. 15 (break for the holidays), Jan.10 – March 28 • N103/104 • (Jason Breaux)
    • DISCIPLE III FAST TRACK – Remember Who You Are
      Aug. 30–Nov. 15 (break for the holidays), Jan. 10 – March 28 • C122 • (Mike Elkin)
    • DISCIPLE IV FAST TRACK – Under the Tree of Life Aug. 30–Nov. 15 (break for the holidays), Jan. 10–March 28 • C110 • (Clark Day)
      For registration and more information please scroll down to Disciple Bible Study

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    During the Week

    During the week, classes are open to all. Childcare is often not provided for daytime options. Email Dorothy at  to request childcare.

    •  THURSDAY AFTERNOON Speakers and Fieldtrips - June and August, 1-2:30PM; Parlor; led by Phyllis Bybee.
      Join us for field trips to the IMA (Audubon tour), hear Frank Grunwalt and visit the Candles museum in Terre Haute, enjoy many guest speakers and movies. For more information about summer plans, contact Phyllis Bybee at .

    • Divorce Care - Mondays, Sept 11 - Dec. 4; 6-7:30PM; C124; led by Dr. Greg Hale, PhD. Psychologist
      Many divorced people will tell you that separation and divorce were the most painful and stressful experiences they ever faced. It's a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about issues you've never faced before. Divorce Care helps you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life through this video seminar and support group. $20 fee includes book. Scholarships available. Contact Susan Fuquay at
      Childcare provided for children through four years old. Children five through twelve attend Divorce Care for Kids. However, online registration is required for parent and children. Click here to register. If parent is not attending Divorce Care, child is still able to participate, Call Susan Fuquay at 317-846-3404 to register.

    • Divorce Care For Kids (DC4K)- Mondays, Sept 11 - Dec 4; 6-7:30PM;Clubhouse; led by Terri Moore, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, School Therapist
      A DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) groups is a safe, fun place where your children can learn skills that will help them heal. DC4K groups blend games, music, stories, videos and discussion to help kids process the divorce and move forward. Groups are designed for children ages 5-12. (Three assistant leaders: Kathy Wall. Karol Hamilton, Betsy Clark) registration for DC4K and childcare to be done when registering for Divorce Care. 

    • CHRISTIAN CHAT - (Women Only) • Sept. 11 – Dec. 11, 2nd &
      4th Mondays of month • 10 – 11:30AM •Spiritual Life Center • (Sharon Kriech)
      Join us for discussions on Christian topics and enjoy fellowship! This fall, our study is “Animate:Spiritual Practices.” Sessions will focus on prayer, food, sacraments (i.e., religious ceremonies), money, service and community. Want more info? Contact Sharon Kriech, No book needed. No registration required.

    • Pastor’s Book Study - Wednesdays; Sept. 6–Dec. 13 • 10 – 11:30AM • Parlor no registration required • book optional (Sally Pearson)

      • WHICH WAY, LORD? By Rev. Rob Fuquay
        Sept. 6 – Oct. 11 • (Rev. Rob Fuquay)
        This study helps us to consider: How do we live the purposeful life God intends for us? When Paul started his Good News-spreading travels through the Mediterranean world – covering more than 10,000 miles – he had no idea what God’s plan for him was. We will unpack our lives alongside Paul’s to find our own purposes and passions. Paul’s life and experiences provide a template for seeing how God is working in and through our lives! (The DVD includes sessions filmed in Turkey, Israel and Greece.)

      • THE WESLEYAN WAY Oct. 18 – Nov. 15 • (Rev. Jamalyn Peigh Williamson)
        Author Scott J. Jones helps seekers and believers to envision and practice discipleship as a way of life. Learn from eight committed Christians (one each week) how their discipleship with Jesus resulted in a more deep, thoughtful and active commitment to become a part of God’s work in transforming the world. The personal faith experiences of these ordinary people will inspire you!

      • SILENCE AND OTHER SURPRISING INVITATIONS OF ADVENT
        Nov. 29 – Dec. 13 • (Rev. Eric Burton-Krieger)
        Advent is a time of expectant waiting and preparation for Jesus’ birth. Mary’s dear relative, Elizabeth, and Elizabeth’s husband, Zachariah, waited and prepared for a son of their own, too, during this time. He was to be known as John the Baptist. Join these older expectant parents as they travel their personal journey which begins with sorrow, longing and shame, before ultimately turning to joy. All the while, they worked to maintain faith and hope in God.

    • Cafe Conversations, Wednesdays, SEPT 6 - NOV 29, 9:30-11AM, N101/102 (Jim Keating)

      • Healing the Heart of Democracy, SEPT 6 - 27
        As author Parker J. Palmer says, "Despite our sharp disagreements on the nature of the American dream, many of us on the left, on the right and in the center have at least this much in common: a shared experience of heartbreak about the condition of our culture, our society, our body politic." This course is about what we can do to resist division among ourselves. Click here to register.
        Special Note: Parker Palmer will be at St. Luke's on Oct. 6

      • God's Echo, OCT 4 - 25
        Languages and civilizations' living experiences are never static; they constantly change. How, then, can we more fully understand the subtle nuances of ancient writings today? Author Rabbi Sandy Sasso helps us understand how the midrash literature originated and how it is used today. She also offers new translations and interpretations of more than 20 midrash texts. Click here to register. 

      • What's So amazing about Grace?,  NOV 1 - 29
        Author Phillip Yancey presents several new and sometimes surprising concepts about the topic of grace. Only grace can bring hope and transformation to a jaded world. It does not excuse sin, he believes, but rather treasures the sinner. True grace is shocking and scandalous. It shakes our conversations with its insistence on getting close to sinners and touching them with mercy and hope. Yancey offers compelling, true portraits of grace's life-changing power. Click here to register. 

    • The Forum at the Crossing Study Group, Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30AM; The Forum, 8505 Woodfield Crossing Blvd., Indianapolis, (Charlie Boswell) Contact Adra Wheeler with questions, 317-846-3404 ext. 367

      • Which Way, Lord? by Rev. Rob Fuquay
        This study helps us to consider: How do we live the purposeful life God intends for us? When Paul started his Good News-spreading travels through the Mediterranean world – covering more than 10,000 miles – he had no idea what God’s plan for him was. We will unpack our lives alongside Paul’s to find our own purposes and passions. Paul’s life and experiences provide a template for seeing how God is working in and through our lives! (The DVD includes sessions filmed in Turkey, Israel and Greece.)

    • Going Deeper in Prayer, Wednesdays, 12 - 1PM, N103/104

      • Open the Door, SEPT 6 - Oct 18 (Jacquie Reed and Elisa Jenkins)
        Author Joyce Rupp uses the word "door" and its associated words to bring about a multitude of thoughts and images pertaining to meanings in life: unlocking, opening/closing, turning keys, going in/out, welcoming/excluding, coming/going and others. Each weekly personal "retreat" offers a thematic reflection, guided meditation, original prayer, thoughtful question and related scripture quote. Books in Connections bookstore are needed for daily devotion and prayer. Click here to register.

      • Before Amen by Max Lucado, OCT 25 - NOV 15 (Susan Fuquay)
        Is prayer a last-ditch effort in tough times, or a list of wants? Does it have a bunch of mandatory fancy words? Not at all!
        Author Max Lucado joins readers on a journey to the very heart of biblical prayer, offering hope for doubts and confidence even for prayer wimps. Lucado reminds readers that prayer is not a privilege for the pious nor the art of a chosen few. Prayer is simply a heartfelt conversation between God and humans. Click here to register. 

      • Delight in the Light - Finding God Throughout Advent by Jacquie Reed,  NOV 29 - DEC 20 (Jacquie Reed)
        "Advent" (the four sundays before Christmas) means "coming" as in awaiting the coming of jesus. This class provides realistic means and practical ways we can use personal experiences in our lives to help us unlock fresh perspectives and deeper understandings of what Christmas really is all about. Book provided in class. Click here to register. 

    • CHRISTIAN BELIEVER, Thursdays, Aug. 31 – May 31 • 10 – 11:30AM • C123 • (Rosemary Adams)
      Christian Believer focuses on classical teachings of the Christian faith—presenting, explaining, and interpreting them in a way that participants can understand, through the use of words, symbols and hymns. Over a 30 week period, participants will examine the writings of ancient and modern Christian commentators and view video presentations by leading Bible scholars. Click here to register.

    • BREAKING FREE (Women Only) Thursdays• Aug. 31 – Nov. 9
      10–11:45AM • C115 • (Deb Stanfill)
      Author Beth Moore draws parallels between the captive Israelites of the Old Testament and New Testament believers in Jesus as the promised Messiah. She explains how anything that hinders us from the benefits of knowing God binds us up. No matter what life stage you’re in or struggles you’re going through, if where you are isn’t where you want to be, don’t stay there; break free. Book required. Click here to register.

    • JESUS IN THE GOSPELS, Thursdays, Aug. 31 – March 29
      6:15 – 7:30PM • N103/104 • (Chad Bocock)
      Study manual content illuminates some aspect of Jesus’ life and ministry as it is conveyed across the four gospels. The goal is to connect scripture to daily life and Jesus’ call to discipleship. The overarching aim is to deepen discipleship through better understanding of the biblical texts and their message. The study helps group members understand that Jesus is rooted in Judaism and the way this shapes his actions and the parables he told. Click here to register. 

    • MARQUETTE MANOR SERMON DISCUSSION GROUP
      1st & 3rd Fridays • 1PM • Marquette Manor, 8140 Township Line Rd (lower level Activity Room)
      Join Marquette residents in discussing St. Luke’s Sunday sermons. No registration required. Questions? Contact class leader, Barbara Furlow, at .

     

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    Disciple Bible Study

    Join in the exploration of the Bible that more than 500 St. Luke’s members have already done!

    Disciple Classes begin the week of August 27, 2017.

    • Disciple I is a life-transforming 24-week, 75-minute class that offers an overview of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. A strong commitment of 20-30 minutes of daily reading is needed. No previous Bible knowledge is necessary. You will read 60% of the Bible. At the end of this class, you will know that Bible from beginning to end, have new friends, and no doubt, will grow stronger in your own faith. Click here to register.
      • Sundays, AUG 27 - NOV 19, 9:30 - 10:45AM, E212, Kathy Armington 
      • Wednesdays, AUG 30 - NOV 15, 6:15 - 7:30PM, N101/102, Susan Fuquay

    Disciple I covers the Old Testament in the fall and New Testament in the spring. After completing Disciple I, the following may be taken in any order, also in the 24-week format except where noted:

    • Disciple IIThis class covers Genesis, Exodus, Luke and Acts. Connections between the Old and New Testaments are emphasized. Click here to register. 
      • Wednesdays, AUG 30 - MAR 28, 12:00 - 1:15 PM, N101/102, Heidi Schopmeyer
      • Wednesdays, AUG 30 - NOV 15, 6:15 - 7:30 PM, N103/104, Jason Breaux 

    • Disciple III - This class covers The Prophets and The Letters of Paul. (Prerequisite: Disciple I). Click here to register. 
      • Sundays, SEPT 10 - MAY 27, 9:30 - 10:45AM, E213, Monika Nyby/ Greg Hale, Traditional, 32 weeks
      • Tuesdays, AUG 29 - MAR 27, 12:00 - 1:15 PM, N101/102, Tom Maksym, Fast-Track
      • Wednesdays, AUG 30 -MAR 28, 6:15 - 7:30PM, C122, Mike Elkin, Fast-Track 

    • Disciple IV - Under the Tree of Life: This class covers the writings in the Old Testament of Ruth, I and II Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Lamentations and Daniel. New Testament Scripture includes the book of John, I, II, III John, James, Jude and Revelation. (Prerequisite: Disciple I). Click here to register.
      • Sundays, AUG 27 - MAR 25, 10:45AM - 12:00PM, W125, Greg Clark, Anne Clark, Stephen Hoskins
      • Tuesdays, AUG 29 - MAR 27, 10:00 - 11:15AM, C110, Bill Eckert
      • Wednesdays, AUG 30 - NOV 15, 6:15 - 7:30PM, C110, Clark Day

    Beyond Disciple Bible Study

    • Covenant
      This 24 week, in-depth study of the whole Bible emphasizes the biblical concept of covenant as a unifying pattern through all the books in the Old and New Testaments. It underscores the unique relationship that God chooses to have with us as God's people. This study requires 20-30 minutes of daily Bible readings, prayer and weekly group meetings. New people are welcome to join. Click here to register. 
      • Sundays, SEPT 10 - NOV 19, 11AM - 12:15PM, E213, Lou McElwain

    • Jesus in The Gospels
      Study manual content illuminates some aspect of Jesus' life and ministry as it is conveyed across the four gospels. The goal is to connect scripture to daily life and Jesus' call to discipleship. The overarching aim is to deepen discipleship through better understanding of the biblical texts and their message. The study helps group members understand that Jesus is rooted in Judaism and the way this shapes his actions and the parables he told. Click here to register.
      • Tuesdays, AUG 29 - APR 24, 1:15 - 2:30PM, N103/104, Liz Howard
      • Thursdays, AUG 31 - MAR 29, 6:15 - 7:30PM, N103/104, Chad Bocock

    • Christian Believer
      Christian Believer focuses on classical teachings of the Christian faith- presenting, explaining, and interpreting them in a way that participants can understand, through the use of words, symbols and hymns. Over a 30 week period, participants will examine the writings of ancient and modern Christian commentators and view video presentations by leading Bible scholars. Click here to register.
      • Wednesdays, AUG 30 - MAY 9, 4:00 - 5:30PM, C110, Marti Hunsucker and Ed Simpson
      • Thursdays, AUG 31 - MAY 31, 10:00 - 11:30AM, C123, Rosemary Adams
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    Additional & Online Classes

    25 Books Every Christian Should Read

    When: Wednesdays • 10:30 – 11:45AM
    Where: N103/104 (Elisa Jenkins)
    Meets: Approximately every six weeks
    Info:

    When: Thursdays • 6 – 8:30PM
    Where: Meets in home (Steve Krusie)
    Meets: Approximately every six weeks
    Info:

    Well-known Christian contemplatives have compiled a list of 25 influential, classical, pivotal books for Christian discipleship. Points addressed for each book include: overview, why it is a classic, a study guide and more. At each meeting, the class discusses a different book. The group has already read On the Incarnation (Athanasius), Confessions (St. Augustine), Rule of St. Benedict, The Divine Comedy, and The Cloud of Knowing. This year we will begin with The Imitation of Christ (Thomas à Kempis) and The Philokalia. Please join us at any point and come for whichever books are of interest to you. Click here to register.

    Which Way, Lord? By Rev. Rob Fuquay

    When: Thursdays, Sept. 7 - Oct. 19, 8-9:15PM
    Where: Online class (Kurt Schoch)

    This study helps us to consider: How do we live the purposeful life God intends for us? When Paul started his Good News-spreading travels through the Mediterranean world – covering more than 10,000 miles – he had no idea what God’s plan for him was. We will unpack our lives alongside Paul’s to find our own purposes and passions. Paul’s life and experiences provide a template for seeing how God is working in and through our lives! Led by Kurt Schoch. Class will use zoom.us. If interested, please email Kurt Schoch, at . Book is required. 

    Many Online Classes Offered

    We are pleased to partner with BeADisciple.com, which provides quality online Christian education on topics such as church leadership, theology, worship and United Methodism. Course duration is typically two or three weeks, costs range from $25 to $100; You will find yourself "in class" (virtually) with individuals from across the country. For more information, go to BeADisciple.com or contact Kurt Schoch at .

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    Bookstore

    The Connections Bookstore is rich with books and gifts to support your faith journey - including the books you’ll need for all of our classes. The store is open Sundays, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM and Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM. 

    For more information, contact Susan Fuquay by email  at or phone 317-846-3404 x340 or visit the store’s webpage

 

For more information on any class, contact Susan Fuquay, Director of Classes and Faith Formation by  or phone 317-846-3404 x340.