Continue your faith journey by joining a study group.
What type of study group discussion would benefit your spiritual life today - reviewing current events, studying the scriptures? Are you looking for a Small Group? St. Mark's offers many options.
Sunday Morning Groups
Open Doors, Open Ideas
9:40 AM Open Doors, Open Ideas meets in room C. Join us in conversation about our faith in real life. We discuss current news issues from Wired Word and/or themes from Christian books and authors. All are welcome. Justin and Cathy Brinkman facilitates.
9:30 AM Venture targets retired people, age 65 and older, and enjoy guests who share about varied topics in room B. They like to get started at 9:30 am on Sundays, so they have more time together!
Foundations & Friendships
9:40 AM Study pertinent authors and Christian themes. They are studying Adam Hamilton’s book Making Sense of the Bible. Doug Brown and John Flora facilitate.
9:40 AM This group meets in Room G-2 and reads and discusses the Bible following the Common Lectionary’s cycle. The Word comes alive through the blessing of the Holy Spirit who participates in the group’s weekly discussions. Steve Click facilitates.
11:00 AM Journey meets in Room B and discusses scriptures from the Old Testament, New Testament and Psalms based on the Revised Common Lectionary. Jonathan Barclay facilitate. All are welcome - bring your Bible and join the discussion.
11:00 AM Reel Spirituality watches a movie and then discusses the themes within our Christian perspectives in Room H. All are welcome. Lydia and Terry F facilitate.
Sunday Evening Study Group
Sundays, 5:00-6:15 PM - February 18 to March 18
The Social Principles of the United Methodist Church contains the official text of The Social Principles from The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church 2016 along with
exercises for individuals or small groups, a topical index, and Our Social Creed. The Social Principles are prayerful and thoughtful efforts on the part of many General Conferences to speak to complex and controversial issues in the global community. Studying The Social
Principles provides opportunities to examine your own theology and ethics and to practice discipleship. Brian White facilitates. Book cost is $9.
Weekday Study Groups
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:15 AM - January 10 - May 30, Early Morning Bible Study
Matthew and the Kingdom Parables led by Pastor Brian White at Men's Bible Study, 6:30-7:15 am, and Pastor's Bible Study, 9:30-10:30 am, on Wednesday mornings in room H. Matthew study book cost is $9. Learn and discuss the gospel book of Matthew with a closer look at the parables of Jesus. Sign-up here.
Wednesdays, 9:30-10:45 AM - January 10 - May 30, Pastor's Bible Study
Matthew and the Kingdom Parables
Book Cost $9, facilitated by Pastor Brian White. Sign-up here.
Wednesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 9:30-11:30 AM
Think Act Be Like Jesus by Randy Frazee. Book cost is $9. This book will encourage us to grasp the vision of the Christian life & get started on the journey of discipleship.
Thursdays, February 22 - March 29, 9:30-11:30 AM
24 Hours That Changed the World. Walk with Jesus on his final day. Sit beside him at the Last Supper. Pray with him in Gethsemane. Follow him to the cross. Desert him. Deny him. Be transformed through Christ the victor! This study is led by Judy Woempner. All are welcome. Book cost is $8. Sign-up here.
Fridays, March 2 - 23, 9:30-11:30 AM
CREED: WHAT CHRISTIANS BELIEVE and WHY By Adam Hamilton
For Christians, the beliefs expressed in the Apostle’s Creed are foundational. In this 4 week study we will consider those beliefs and begin a conversation about what Christians believe, why they believe it, and why it matters. Jackie Rowell will facilitate. Childcare is available with registration online. All are welcome. Book cost is $14. Sign-up here.