Classes

 
Email Ann Lee, Discipleship Director at ann.lee@gfumc.net
 
 
PEOPLE TO BE LOVED: Why Homosexuality is Not Just an issue
A study by Preston Sprinkle
Begins Tuesday, August 16 at 9:30 a.m., Room 202
Led by Ricky Smith
 
Christians who are confused by the homosexuality debate raging in the US and in our churches are looking for resources that are based solidly on a deep study of what Scripture says about the issue. In this study participants are encouraged, on all sides of the debate, to consider what the Bible says and how we should approach the topic of homosexuality in light of it as we struggle to reconcile the Bible’s prohibition of same-sex attraction with the message of radical, unconditional grace.

THE ALPHA COURSE by Nicky Gumble
Begins Wednesday, August 17 at 6:00 p.m., Room 205
Registration Requested, email ann.lee@gfumc.net
MEAL PROVIDED
Led by: Jim & Barbara Harris
 
Is there more to life than this?  Why and how do I pray?  Does God heal today?
Alpha looks at these and other questions, during a series of interactive sessions. Explore the meaning of life and discover that Christianity can be every bit as relevant to life today as it was 2,000 years ago.

FROM THIS DAY FORWARD: Five Commitments to Fail-Proof Your Marriage
Study by Craig & Amy Groeschel | Couples Class
Begins Wednesday, August 17 at 6:00 p.m., Room 211
Led by: Ricky & Nona Smith
 
The choices you make each and every day determine not only your relationship with God but also the quality of your marriage. Discover a richer, deeper, more authentic relationship, and a more rewarding, more passionate love life. This study looks at five commitments to fail-proof your marriage.
 
TWELVE WOMEN OF THE BIBLE, Study by Lysa Terkeurst
A Lunch Break Zoom class,
Registration Required (Registration Button Below)
Begins Thursday, August 18 at 12:15 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. sharp
Led by: Ann Lee
 
This study is designed with the working woman in mind and for groups who might want to gather on their lunch break in the office or at home.
To participate in this study registration is required so that the Zoom link can be sent to you each week. TO REGISTER: email ann.lee@gfumc.net and send your name, a cell phone number, and email address or go to www.gfumc.net and click on the classes tab.
 
THE PRISON LETTERS-
Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians (with possibly Philemon as a bonus)
Begins Wednesday, August 24 at 6:00 p.m., Room 202
Led by Rev. Terry Bentley
 
During Paul’s time of house arrest in Rome, he welcomed all who came to see him. Boldly and without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.”
While in Rome, A.D. 60 – 62, Paul writes three epistles (Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians) and a personal letter (to Philemon). Often called Paul’s “Prison Epistles,” Paul’s epistles are enormously rich, and his personal letter to Philemon is a masterpiece of appeal and persuasion.
 
THE MAN CHURCH-Disciple Men, Change Everything
Three class options to choose from-

Begins Wednesday (nights), August 17, 6:00 p.m.
Led by Steve Varnell, Room 310
 
Begins Thursday (nights), August 25, 6:30 p.m.
Led by David Kutner, Room 310
 
Begins Thursday (mornings), September 8, 6:30 a.m.
Led by Matt Arnold, the House/529 Blount Ave.
 
Man Church is a discipleship opportunity created specifically for men. The program includes planned worship events and small group discipleship opportunities throughout the year. Visit themanchurch.com to better understand the Man Church discipleship program.
 
Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer
Begins Wednesday, August 17 at 6:30 pm
Led by Penny Maddox
Room 203
 
Over seven sessions Priscilla Shirer reminds women that hearing God’s voice comes from realizing what salvation does in our spirits and a commitment to humble obedience. Through this study you will become more familiar with God’s Holy Spirit, His character, language, and tone of voice.
 
STEP CLASS (Membership Class)
Begins Sunday, August 21 at 10:00 a.m.
Led by: Ann Lee, Michael Wilder, & Ricky Smith
Room 203
 
This class is designed with those seeking a church 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 Methodists, what is currently happening in the United Methodist Church, the structure of the church, how GFUMC operates, and where you fit in. 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. 
 
 
STRESSLESS WOMEN’S GROUP
Led by Rev. Lula Dobbs
11:00 a.m., Youth Center/521 Gunter Ave.
 
This women’s support group and class use a variety of Christian material in order to discover ways to overcome stress and live a joyful life in Christ. Class meets every Monday at 11:00 AM at the Youth Center, 521 Gunter Avenue. For details contact Rev. Lula Dobbs at lula.dobbs@gfumc.net
 
 

NEW SUNDAY GROUP

Led by:  Jonathon Watts (the younger)

Room 203
 

Each Sunday morning will offer an interactive time of fellowship, community, prayer, discussion, and study of The Word led by Jonathon Watts. Jonathon will begin with a study in the book of John “deep enough for an elephant to swim yet shallow enough for a babe”.  In John we see Jesus in His glorious light and are brought out of the darkness.

 
 
 
ARCHIVED STUDIES
 
NEHEMIAH STUDY
Tuesday Morning Bible Study
 
“Nehemiah” Tuesday Morning Bible Study with Ann Lee. One of the powerful messages of Nehemiah is how much you can accomplish when you align yourself with the will and plan of God. Nehemiah and his followers do what seems impossible because they are doing what God has called them to do. You don’t have to rebuild a wall to do the will of God! Click on the links below to watch.
 
PASTORS STUDY
“1, 2, 3 John and Jude”
Led by: Pastor Ricky Smith
 
The letters of John and Jude are full of insight and direction, along with warnings and encouragement and remind us that God supplies all we need. That there is a real purpose to generosity. That there are times to be tolerant and times to take a stand. That faith includes certainties. Want a guide on how to live? Join Pastor Ricky Smith as we study John and Jude’s letters of love and truth finding direction for our daily lives. Missed this class? No worries, click on the links below to start this study at home.

 

Pastor’s Study, 1st & 2nd Peter

Join Pastor Ricky for this wonderful study of HOPE in the midst of suffering as Peter addresses the question of how to live as a Christian in the face of ultimate issues like death, ridicule, persecution and Satanic attack.  And gain practical instruction in how to walk as Christ and not be overcome by a world filled with false teachers and leaders. This study will be interactive with opportunities for questions and discussion.  It will also be offered online for those unable to attend in person. Missed this study? No worries, click on the link below to start this study at home.
 
“THE FULL BLESSING OF PENTECOST” by Andrew Murray
 
We believe it, we preach it, we strive for it–but still, for many, the kind of free-flowing life in the fullness of the Spirit is more of a dream than a reality. Andrew Murray skillfully identifies the defects in faith that prevent the life-giving flow, and guides us to the Spirit’s full blessing!
“Only as we understand that believing in him means a yielding up of the whole heart and life and will, to let him live and rule within us, can we confidently count upon receiving all that we need of the Holy Spirit’s power and presence,” Murray says. “When Christ becomes to us all that God has made him to be, then the Holy Spirit can flow from him and do his blessed work of leading us back to know him better, and to believe in him more completely.”
Let The Full Blessing of Pentecost lead you to the well of living water you’ve been longing for. Please see series link below.
 
“ROMANS” led by Ann Lee
Ever taken a wrong turn? We all have and we all need help to navigate through this life. The letter to the Romans contains practical advice for dealing with the challenges that come our way and giving us the correct solutions through Jesus Christ. Click on the purple link to view the entire series.
 
“REVELATION”
Join Pastor Ricky Smith or Ann Lee for a study in the MORE of Jesus, God, and our Hope to Come. Not a letter to promote fear but a letter to encourage the persecuted and discouraged followers of Jesus Christ yesterday and today. Click on the links below to view each series.