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

Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent

Sundays, December 1-22 | 6:00-7:00 PM
Led by Pastor Brian White
Dive deep into the history of the birth of Christ through this four-week group study. Advent is not only the perfect time to read the story of the birth of Jesus; it’s also a great time to explore the biblical texts that surround the event. In Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine shows how the Gospel narratives connect to the Old Testament; highlights the role of women in first-century Jewish culture; and emphasizes the importance of Mary’s visitation, the census, the stable, the star of Bethlehem, and the flight to Egypt. Books are $14.

13 + 10 =

Weekday Study Groups

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

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.

2 + 1 =

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

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.

11 + 14 =

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.

9 + 13 =

 

When Christians Get It Wrong by Adam Hamilton

Thursdays, November 7-December 19 | 9:30-11:00 AM
No meeting Nov 28
Led by Judy Woempner
Why do people turn away from church and the Christian faith? This study explores the attitudes and behaviors practiced too often by Christians that can push people away from church—including judging others, labeling suffering as God’s judgment, condemning people of other faiths, rejecting science, injecting politics into faith, and being anti-gay. Adam Hamilton tackles these issues to help Christians live a more compelling faith, to better address future generations, and to have wiser and better ways to respond to people you love. Books are $11.

1 + 14 =

 

Entrusted: A Study of 2 Timothy by Beth Moore

Fridays, October 18 – December 20 | 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Led by Stephanie Cohen
We were never meant to take this journey of faith alone or in secret. God has entrusted us with the gift of the gospel, something too precious and life-giving to keep to ourselves. In Paul’s final letter, he charged Timothy to not be ashamed to fulfill God’s call on his life. In this Bible study, Beth Moore challenges you to do the same with what God has entrusted to you and to build up future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy. Participants in this class will learn to encourage each other in faithful lives during joy and hardship. Books are $15.

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. 

14 + 7 =

Grief at the Holidays

Thursday, November 21 | 6:30 PM

Pastor Mary Ann Moman will lead a workshop on “Grief at the Holidays.”  We can’t avoid the holiday seasons of Thanksgiving and Christmas.  We can prepare for celebrating these holidays in the midst of the loss of a loved one.  During this workshop we will look at ways to plan for the holidays.  This time of the year can intensify the grief process and there is hope that we can truly celebrate.  Join us as we discover the joy and peace of the season for those who grieve.

 

1 + 3 =

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