Adult Study Groups

 

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. 
Learn more about Study Groups below and sign-up or learn more about Small Groups.

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.

Venture

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 Foundations & Friendships meets in room K. Join with others for discussion of our faith in real life. Discuss current news issues from Wired Word and/or themes from Christian books and authors. Doug Brown, John Flora and Joe Gorzalski facilitate.

Cutting Edge

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.

FAITH JOURNEY

11:00 AM Faith Journey meets in Room C and discusses a new topic of faith and life. Erica Seasor and Jonathan Barclay facilitate. All are welcome.
 

REEL SPIRITUALITY

11:00 AM  Reel Spirituality watches a movie and then discusses the themes within our Christian perspectives in Room H.  Movies include SpotlightRisenThe Intern, and War Room.  All are welcome. Lydia and Terry F facilitate.  

Advent study:  all the earth is waiting

6:00–7:00 PM Sundays, 4 sessions, November 26, December 3, 10 & 17, 2017
Good News for God's Creation at Advent:  Explore the familiar Advent themes of hope, preparation, joy, and peace with the heavens and earth in mind and consider how all creation longs for the coming of Christ is good news for all the world. Led by Pastor Brian White. Book cost is $9. All are welcome.  Sign-up here.

Weekday Study Groups

Early Morning Bible Study

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:15 AM - September 6 to December 13
Genesis to Revelation:  The Minor Prophets by Gene Tucker 9/6-12/13
Book Cost $13, facilitated by Pastor Brian White.  Sign-up here.

Pastor's Bible Study

Wednesdays, 9:30-10:45 AM  September 6 to December 13
Genesis to Revelation:  The Minor Prophets by Gene Tucker 9/6-12/13
Book Cost $13, facilitated by Pastor Brian White.  Sign-up here.

Joshua, Judges and Ruth

Wednesdays, October 18, 25 and November 1, 2017, 9:30-11:30 AM
This is a 3 week study by Isabel N. Docampo. See the ancient texts of Joshua, Judges, and Ruth through fresh eyes and discover that they are more than mere historical text; they offer insight into how to apply old truths to our lives today. Book cost is $9. Facilitator is Lydia Fourman. Childcare is available online. All are welcome!  Sign-up here.

Advent study:  Faithful

Wednesdays, November 8, 15, 29 and December 6, 9:30-11:30 AM
He started his journey as an unknown carpenter, but Joseph became the earthly father of Jesus. For his part in the nativity story, he faced a situation much like our own - encountering life circumstances he didn't choose or understand. His courageous actions were crucial to the birth of Christ and God's salvation plan for humanity.  Facilitator is Lydia Fourman. Cost is $14. Childcare is available online. All are welcome!  Sign-up here.

The Daniel Prayer by Anne Graham Lotz

Thursdays, September 7 – October 12, 2017, 9:30 – 11:00 AM
This six-session video Bible study by author Anne Graham Lotz looks at the life of Daniel and unpacks the prayer he prayed in Daniel chapter 9. It was a plea for Heaven to move and change his nation. For an entire generation, Daniel’s people had been held in captivity and separated from their homeland and thus separated from God. But when Daniel read a prophecy in which God said He would restore His people to Jerusalem after seventy years, he claimed that promise and cried out to the Lord to bring it to pass. Daniel’s example of praying God’s Word back to God is what Anne calls “reversed thunder”. In this study, Anne explains how we, too, can reverse the thunder until Heaven is moved and our own Worlds change. Following the pattern of Daniel’s original prayer, she helps us develop a more meaningful and powerful prayer life. Judy Woempner facilitates. Book cost for participant’s guide is $10. Sign-up here.

Beyond the broken Heart

Thursdays, September 14 – November 9, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
How does the heart understand grief when it is broken by the death of a loved one? To survive and live forward, those who grieve must find answers. Beyond the Broken Heart is an eight-week support and ministry program for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Led by Pastors Mary Ann Moman and Brian White. Sign-up here.

Gideon: Your weakness. God’s strength.  by Priscilla Shirer

Fridays, October 6, , 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, Dec 1  9:30-11:30 AM
class will not meet October 13 for Fall Break and November 24 for Thanksgiving
Gideon’s story is also about us—our lives, our doubts, our struggles, and our possibilities as believers. From a state of fear, weakness, and insecurity, Gideon emerged as Israel's hero, filled with God's presence and His passion for deliverance. This study will encourage you to recognize your weakness as the key that the Lord gives you to unlock the full experience of His strength in your life.. Facilitator is Jackie Rowell. Childcare is available online. The book cost is $13. All are welcome!  Sign-up here.

ADVENT STUDY:  FAITHFUL

Fridays, December 8 & 15, 9:30-11:30 AM
He started his journey as an unknown carpenter, but Joseph became the earthly father of Jesus. For his part in the nativity story, he faced a situation much like our own - encountering life circumstances he didn't choose or understand. His courageous actions were crucial to the birth of Christ and God's salvation plan for humanity.  Facilitator is Lydia Fourman. Cost is $14. Childcare is available online. All are welcome!  Sign-up here.

Read through the Bible (or New Testament) in 2017 Facebook Group

Have you ever thought about reading through the Bible but didn't think you could do it alone?  A new, online forum through a closed Facebook group will provide  a place to share your insights, ask questions of the pastors, or just receive encouragement from St. Mark's pastors. A reading plan for the year can be found once you join the group.
To join the group visit FaceBook or search for "Read the Bible (or New Testament in 2017 with the St. Mark's Pastors."  Please consider this online opportunity to read and share with your fellow St. Mark's members.

Click here to sign up.

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St. Mark's United Methodist Church
4780 E. 126th St.
CarmelIN46033US

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