Morning Bible Studies


“Stress Less Group”  Women’s Study

Led by Rev. Lula Dobbs.                                                                                                                                      This women’s support group and class uses a variety of Christian material in order to discover ways to overcome stress and live a joyful life in Christ.

Their new study is “The Mind Connection” by Joyce Meyer. It’s all connected. What you think affects your words, attitude, decisions, and emotions and influences how you relate to yourself, to other people and to God.

Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

Class meets at The House at 529 Blount Ave.

“The Faithful”                                                                                                                                               

Led by Erin Miles

In The Faithful, you will explore pivotal moments in the lives of five of our Old Testament predecessors.  Borrowing from previous studies by Priscilla Shirer, Kelly Minter, Beth Moore, Jennifer Rothschild, and Lisa Harper, you’ll see how God uses the lives of ordinary people for His glory and the good of His people. Strengthen your faith as you walk alongside Gideon, Nehemiah, Esther, Hosea, and Malachi as they chose to obey God, no matter their circumstances.

Wednesdays Beginning Jan. 9, 7:30 a.m.

Class meets at The House on Blount Ave.

“Colossians 2.0”   Pastor’s Class
Led by Ricky Smith.
In a world with a religion to meet every diverse mood, today’s Christians are no different from those of ancient Colossae. Fighting Jewish legalism mixed with Eastern philosophies, and Gnosticism, Paul called on the Colossian church to stop partaking in the misguided religious
practices of their day and to find the one true faith. Join Pastor Ricky Smith as we explore
Paul’s letter to the Colossians and find practical and grace filled help to meet the challenges
facing us in todays age of religious confusion.
Tuesdays Beginning Jan. 15, at 9:30 a.m.
Class meets in Room 202

“Mark” by Lisa Harper  Women’s Group

Led by Ann Lee

God’s heart is moved by your cries for help, your shouts for joy, your unspoken worries.

In The Gospel of Mark:  The Jesus We’re Aching For, follow Jesus through His days of early ministry all the way to the cross.  It’s there we discover what it means to be the recipients of His excessive compassion and the very reason for His all-consuming love.

Wednesdays Beginning Jan. 16, at 9:30 a.m.

Class meets in Room 203


Marshall County Caregivers Support Group”                                                                                 

Led by Rev. Lula Dobbs.

Are you caring for a loved one diagnosed with Dementia, Alzheimer,

or Parkinson’s Disease? There is hope and strength for your journey.

Every 1st Tuesday of the month

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Worship Center at 609 Blount Ave.



Tuesday Night Studies


“The Truth Project” by Focus On the Family

Led by Lula Dobbs

This class is designed to equip believers with a comprehensive biblical worldview.  Practically

and personally, participants will be reintroduced to the truth claims of God and discuss God’s

design for living out the Christian worldview in daily life.   The Truth Project gets to the very root of some of life’s most important and critical questions, especially for those of us who believe in the teachings and claims of Jesus Christ.

Tuesdays Beginning Jan. 15, 6:00 p.m.

Class meets in Room 205


Wednesday Night Studies

“Step” Membership Class

Led by Ann Lee

This class is designed with those seeking achurch home, new members, and those wishing to teach in mind, but is open to all who want to know more about the core beliefs of United

Methodists, the structure of the church, how GFUMC operates, and where you fit in. Divided into five sessions based on the vows we take when we join the church.  Discover what the people called “METHODIST” believe.  CLASS  REQUIRED FOR ALL WANTING TO TEACH IN THE CHURCH. 

Two Opportunities:

Wednesdays beginning Jan. 16, at 6:30 p.m.

Sundays beginning Jan. 20, at 8:30 a.m.

Class meets in Room 206

“Paul and His Writings”

Led by Dr. Jonathan Watts

This class is not a critical verse-by-verse study but rather a broad overview which includes exploring who Paul was, the dynamics of the churches he established, and the issues which sprang up in those churches which caused him to write a letter.  After exploring those areas, the class will then address the content of the Letters. The Letters will be studied in the order Paul wrote to the Churches.

Wednesdays Beginning Jan. 16, at 6:30 p.m.

Class meets in Room 202

“The Story” (What’s Your Story/What’s His Story)

Led by Mark Mayo

If you know Jesus you have a story.  Some stories are sudden and dramatic and some stories are very gradual and quiet.  Do you know your story?  And….what about His (God’s) story?  Could you tell it in a clear and concise manner if asked? 

In this class:

  • We will learn why our personal story is important
  • We will learn how to communicate our stories in a practical manner.
  • We will learn how to communicate thegospel message of the Christian Faith in a basic and         simple manner that we can easily share with others.


Wednesdays Beginning Jan. 16, 6:30 p.m.

Class meets in Room 203

“It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way” by Lisa Terkeurst  Women’s Class

Led by Patsy Mayo Life often looks so very far from the reality we long for.  In this study discover that whether you’re dealing with daily disappointments or life-altering loss, you can find unexpected strength as you wrestle between faith and feelings.  A safe guide, with fresh biblical insight, and life-giving perspectives for living in between Eden and eternity.  With grit, vulnerability, and honest humor.

Wednesdays Beginning Jan. 16, 6:30 p.m.

Class meets in Room 205

“Engaging Conversations For Couples”

Led by David & Shirley Chupp

This class will explore creative Christ honoring questions that will help you to deepen your relationship.  Whether you are dating or approaching your golden anniversary, this class is sure to ignite engaging and thoughtful conversations that will draw you closer together than ever before.

Wednesdays Beginning Jan. 16, 6:30 p.m.

Class meets in Room 211

“The Alpha Course” (Coming February 20, 2019)

At Alpha ALL questions and comments are welcomed. Is there more to life than this? Does God really exist? Why and how do I pray? Does God heal today? Alpha looks at these and other questions, providing a practical look at the Christian faith and an opportunity to ask questions, delve into different issues, and find out what others think.

Wednesdays Beginning Feb. 20, 6:00 p.m.

Class meets in Room TBA

“The Prayer Life”

Led by Ricky Smith

In “The Prayer Life”, noted Christian author Andrew Murray addresses the problem of prayerlessness, a problem that knows no generational boundaries.  Murray cuts to the heart of the problem, offering suggestions which, if followed, will have a serious impact on the life of the earnest reader.  Much more than a book and study on how to pray, through this class you will discover how to have a deeper spiritual walk.

Wednesday Beginning Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m.

Class meets in Room TBA

Weekend Bible Studies

“Young Adults Ministry”

Are you between the ages of 18 and 35?  If so,  there is a place for you in the Young Adult Ministry at GFUMC.  This unique BI WEEKLY study, fellowship, and action group explores a variety of Christ centered topics and offers inspiration, and opportunities for Young Adults to grow in faith and serve together as the hands and feet of Jesus in the world, community, and home.  Young Adults begins each evening with a meal.

Every 2nd & 4th Sunday  5:00 p.m.

Class meets at The House on Blount Ave.