Adult Study Groups

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

Staying Connected during the Pandemic

Nearly all of our groups are meeting virtually during the coronavirus closures, but we are offering some in-person meetings.
You are welcome to sign up below for the invitation to connect your computer or phone to the online meetings.
For current re-opening information, see our Stay Connected page.

Special Themed Groups

The Sacred Enneagram: Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth by Chris Heuertz

Sundays, October 11-November 22 | 6:00 – 7:15 PM

Led by Pastor Brian White | Meeting online | Books $9

Most of us spend a lifetime trying to figure out who we are and how we relate to others and God. This task is far from easy; yet, the Enneagram offers a bright path to cutting through the internal clutter and finding our way back to who we are created to be. The Sacred Enneagram Workbook creates the reflective space necessary to map your way home.

Join international Enneagram teacher Chris Heuertz in this interactive companion to the bestselling The Sacred Enneagram to discover:
• Where you find yourself in the Enneagram’s nine type profiles, and how to make sense of testing results
• How to move beyond counterproductive caricatures of your type toward true growth
• Tools and practices for breaking out of your greatest emotional, interpersonal, and spiritual challenges
• And ultimately, your type’s unique invitation and path toward a deeper journey with God
This study will meet over Zoom. Sign up here to receive the full syllabus and the Zoom connection information. Books are $9 and can be picked up from the church main entrance (door #2 just inside the entryway) Mon-Fri 9:00AM-4:00PM.

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Beyond the Broken Heart: A Journey Through Grief

Fridays, September 18-October 23 | 2:00 PM

Led by Pastor Mary Ann Moman | Meeting online | Books $10

Rev. Moman is leading a grief group for anyone who is mourning the loss of a loved one or friend. 

Books are available for $10 inside Door #2, the church’s main entrance, 9 AM – 4 PM Monday – Friday. 

Weekday Study Groups

Men’s Early Morning Bible Study:  The Sermon on the Mount by A.J. Levine

Wednesdays, September 9-December 9
Led by Pastor Brian White | Meeting online | Books $12

If we pay careful attention to his words in Matthew 5-7, how does Jesus provide us a road map to living as God would have us live? In Sermon on the Mount: A Beginner’s Guide to the Kingdom of Heaven, Dr. Amy-Jill Levine introduces the major topics in the Sermon on the Mount, explains historical and theological contexts, and shows how the words of Jesus echo his Jewish tradition and speak forward to reach hearts and minds today. Sign up to receive the syllabus and online Zoom connection information. Books are available for $12 inside Door #2, the church’s main entrance, 9 AM – 4 PM Monday – Friday. 

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Pastor’s Bible Study: The Sermon on the Mount by A.J. Levine

Wednesdays, September 9-December 9
Led by Pastor Brian White | Meeting online |Books $12

If we pay careful attention to his words in Matthew 5-7, how does Jesus provide us a road map to living as God would have us live? In Sermon on the Mount: A Beginner’s Guide to the Kingdom of Heaven, Dr. Amy-Jill Levine introduces the major topics in the Sermon on the Mount, explains historical and theological contexts, and shows how the words of Jesus echo his Jewish tradition and speak forward to reach hearts and minds today. Sign up to receive the syllabus and online Zoom connection information. Books are available for $12 inside Door #2, the church’s main entrance, 9 AM – 4 PM Monday – Friday. 

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The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby

Wednesdays, September 9 – October 28 | 9:30-11:30 AM 
Led by Lydia Fourman at Dillon Park | Books $15
An acclaimed, timely narrative of how people of faith have historically worked against racial justice, from colonial America to present days. The Color of Compromise is not a call to shame or a platform to blame white evangelical Christians. It is a call from a place of love and desire to fight for a more racially unified church that no longer compromises what the Bible teaches about human dignity and equality. A call that challenges black and white Christians alike to standup now and begin implementing the concrete steps Tisby outlines for a more equitable and inclusive environment among God’s people, starting today. Led by Lydia Fourman at Noblesville’s Dillon Park as weather permits. Books are $15  inside Door #2, the church’s main entrance, 9:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday. 

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Thursday AM Study

This study has been postponed until further notice. The Thursday AM group will likely resume with an Advent study in November.

Friday AM Study-First Corinthians: Living Love When We Disagree

Fridays, October 9-November 13 | 9:30-11:30 AM 
 
Led by Stephanie Cohen | Meeting online | Books $13

Melissa Spoelstra’s First Corinthians: Living Love When We Disagree delves into the apostle Paul’s letter to the Corinthians in search of answers on how to get along with one another. You’ll discover that living out the radical love of Jesus Christ is the only way to peacefully deal with disagreements, differences, and divisions. Books are $13 and can be picked up from the church main entrance (door #2 just inside the entryway) Mon-Fri 9:00AM-4:00PM. Contact Stephanie Cohen with questions.

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Sunday Morning Study Groups

Some groups are still meeting in an online environment. Click here to find out more!

 

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 J. 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/H 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 themes through various authors in Room K. 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  Everyone is welcome to “the movie class” for Christian themes and heartfelt topics through film. The class watches and discusses 30-40 minutes of a movie in Room G/H, usually completing a film within 3-4 consecutive Sundays. Lydia and Terry Fourman facilitate.

For more information on adult studies, please contact Jennifer Cloud-Buckner ([email protected]), St. Mark’s Adult Discipleship Coordinator.