Traditional: 8:15AM & 11:00AM | The Current 9:40AM

Adult Study Groups

St. Mark’s offers studies on Sundays as well as many options throughout the week. There’s something for everyone!

Sunday Morning Study Groups

Venture

9:15 AM  Venture targets retired people and enjoy guests who share about varied topics in room B.  They like to get started at 9:15 AM on Sundays, so they have more time together! Jean Douglass facilitates.

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.

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.

Foundations and Friendships

9:40 AM  Share and discuss Christian thees through various authors. All are welcome! Doug Brown and John Flora facilitate.

Journey

11:00 AM   Journey meets in Room C. Share and discuss bible scriptures from the Old and New Testament and Psalms based on the Revised Common Lectionary. Jonathan Barclay facilitates. All are welcome.

Reel Spirituality

11:00 AM   View and discuss Christian themes and life through movies. Joins us for 30-40 minutes of a movie, then discuss it. Lydia and Terry Fourman facilitate. All are welcome.

Sunday Evening Study Groups

Neighbors in Faith: Christianity and World Religions – a study using Barbara Brown Taylor’s Holy Envy

Sundays, January 5-February 2 | 6:00-7:30 PM
Led by Pastor Brian White
Using Barbara Brown Taylor’s new book Holy Envy, this 5-session study will explore Taylor’s moving discoveries of finding the sacred in unexpected places while teaching the world’s religions to undergraduates in rural Georgia. This study will contemplate the many ways other people and traditions encounter the Transcendent and will reveal how God delights in confounding our expectations. Throughout Holy Envy, Taylor weaves together classroom stories with reflections on how her own spiritual journey has been complicated and renewed by connecting with people of other traditions–even those whose truths are quite different from hers. Books are $17 on the Connections Table.

12 + 15 =

Weekday Study Groups

Men’s Early Morning Bible Study – 1 & 2 Peter and Jude by N.T. Wright

Wednesdays, November 13-February 5 | 6:30-7:15 AM
No meetings 11/27, 12/18, 12/25, 1/1

Led by Pastor Brian White
How does a Christian behave when surrounded by a hostile world? In three letters, Peter and Jude provide some answers: Abandon the old pagan ways. Learn the new habit of love. Put on the mental armor that will make you strong to face suffering. These 9 studies show you the wisdom of their words for us today and remind you, even in hardship, that God is still “the one who is able to keep you standing upright.” Books are $9.

3 + 3 =

Pastor’s Bible Study – 1 & 2 Peter and Jude by N.T.Wright

Wednesdays, November 13-February 5 | 9:30-10:30 AM
No meetings 11/27, 12/18, 12/25, 1/1
Led by Pastor Brian White
How does a Christian behave when surrounded by a hostile world? In three letters, Peter and Jude provide some answers: Abandon the old pagan ways. Learn the new habit of love. Put on the mental armor that will make you strong to face suffering. These 9 studies show you the wisdom of their words for us today and remind you, even in hardship, that God is still “the one who is able to keep you standing upright.” Books are $9.

13 + 5 =

Isaiah: Trusting God in Troubled Times by Howard Peskett

Wednesdays, October 30 – January 22 | 9:30 – 11:30 AM
No meetings Nov 27, Dec 25, Jan 1
Led by Lydia Fourman
Grounded in the Old Testament book of Isaiah, this 10-session study examines fascinating passages of Messianic prophesy and comforting verses of spiritual protection. You’ll learn about the prophet Isaiah’s heartfelt call and commission, his cry for revival, and meditations on what it means to be faithful servants of God. This study contains Isaiah’s hard-hitting criticisms of empty religion, narratives of times in national crisis, and views of God’s coming day of judgment and everlasting joys that follow. You’ll also dig deep into his message of repentance, forgiveness, and hope—and hopefully find some comfort for your own troubled times. Book cost is $8.

13 + 5 =

 

 

Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People by Bob Goff

Thursdays, January 9-February 13 | 9:30-11:00 AM
Led by Judy Woempner
What happens when we give away love like we’re made of it? Bob Goff takes readers on an entertaining and inspiring journey into the secret of living without fear, constraint, or worry. He finds a truth that is simple to say, but hard to do: love people, even the difficult ones, without distinction and without limits. From finding the right friends to discovering the upside of failure, this study points the way to embodying love by doing the unexpected, the intimidating, the seemingly impossible. Books are $13 on the Connections Table.

 

1 + 1 =

 

 

Finding God Faithful: A Study on the Life of Joseph by Kelly Minter

Fridays, January 10-February 28 | 9:30-11:00 AM
Led by Stephanie Cohen
Trace the path of Joseph’s life in the Book of Genesis to observe how God’s sovereignty reigns—even in our darkest moments—through provision, constant presence, and unstoppable purpose. This study will help you recognize when God is working during periods of waiting, to trust God’s plan when life doesn’t make sense, and to rest in the sufficiency of God’s presence in every circumstance. Stephanie Cohen facilitates. Books are $15 on the Connections Table.

 

Please be aware that childcare is for kids 5 and under and signups must be made 48 hours in advance to give the church time to staff the nursery properly. Click here to sign up. 

13 + 7 =

For more information on adult studies, please contact Jennifer Cloud-Buckner, St. Mark’s Adult Discipleship Coordinator.