Adult Studies and Events

adult studies

As it is the mission of Wesley United Methodist Church "To Make and Nurture Disciples for Jesus Christ," the Adult Ministries at Wesley seek to prepare, challenge, and inspire women and men to a life of Christian discipleship. It is our desire and mission that every adult becomes a full and fulfilled disciple of Jesus Christ, and that each person will have a passion for Christian service whether it is across the street or around the globe.

Please take a moment to view the many opportunities and resources listed below that are available to the adults at Wesley. We hope that you will find that these resources will help bring spiritual depth to your life and greater effectiveness service and ministry. Enjoy your studies and become closer to God and the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Calendar

Apr
11
Sun
9:00 am Online Worship @ Wesley United Methodist Church Bloomington YouTube Channel
Online Worship @ Wesley United Methodist Church Bloomington YouTube Channel
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
 
Apr
13
Tue
6:00 pm Invitation to Genesis @ zoom
Invitation to Genesis @ zoom
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join this short-term study and learn with dramatic video in the Invitation to Genesis Tuesdays zoom meetings begin 6:00pm – 7:00pm, April 6th – June 8th In each of these life-altering study courses, we offer... Continue Reading
6:30 pm Journey Bible Study Group @ Zoom
Journey Bible Study Group @ Zoom
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
We begin studying “Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves” by Adam Hamilton on September 12.

So you've just taken a look at our ongoing studies groups and have found a great group for you to explore. Excellent- we are looking forward to seeing you join! Simply fill out the brief information form below so we are sure to make a spot just for you. Enjoy your studies and remember that your friends are always welcome! For additional guest registration or information on book purchases, links, and other online material, please contact Kathy Pritts.

Adult Studies Registration Form
Enter Email
Confirm Email
Thursdays zoom, 1:00pm, Feb 11 - April 8
Tuesdays zoom, 6:00pm - 7:00pm, April 6 - June 8
Wednesdays in-person, 12:00pm, Greg's office
Tuesdays zoom, 6:30pm-8 pm, Mar 30 - April 4

ENDS THURSDAY!

miricals of jesus book cover

NEW STUDY!

invitation to genesis

NEW STUDY!

invitation to romans

Join Barb Phend for an 8-week study of The Miracles of Jesus by Jessica LaGrone.

Thursdays zoom meetings at 1:00pm began February 11th - April 8th.

The study looks at the definition and history of biblical miracles such as healing the sick, casting out demons, raising the dead, and how the miracles speak to us today in our times of difficulty and desperation. Contact Kathy Pritts for the zoom link.

NEW STUDY!

moses book cover

Turn your reluctance into boldness by walking in the footsteps of Moses.

Tuesday Zoom meetings at 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March 30th - May 4th

It doesn’t get much more dramatic: rescued baby, life in the courts of Pharaoh, parting the Red Sea, leading his people out of Egypt…Moses’ life was one challenge after the next, but although he resisted God’s calling, by the end of his life he successfully fulfilled the role he was given. Join award-winning author Adam Hamilton as he travels from Egypt to Mt. Sinai, the Nile, the Red Sea, and the wilderness exploring the sites of Moses’ life. As Hamilton shares historical information, archaeological data, and biblical text, you’ll gain a better understanding of Moses’ significance in your life today, and you’ll discover how you, too, can turn your own reluctance into boldness.

The study will meet for six weeks on -Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8pm, . Contact Judy Bute for more information and the zoom link.

Join this short-term study and learn with dramatic video in the Invitation to Genesis

Tuesdays zoom meetings begin 6:00pm - 7:00pm, April 6th - June 8th

In each of these life-altering study courses, we offer a carefully designed study which is ideal for busy people who are unable to commit to longer studies. They focus on smaller Bible sections, or single books of the Bible, and appeal to more participants with more frequent offerings! These studies embody the same trusted scholarship as the Disciple foundational studies and include the same core activities: independent reading, weekly small groups, and video presentations by scholars.

This study takes groups into the rich tapestry of Genesis exploring the interaction between God and very human people - pride, family relationships, conflict and journey all showcase the best known stories of Creation, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Rebekah and Joseph.

The video reflects the drama of the Genesis stories, first with selected text dramatized by an actor, and then study writer, Peter Enns, interviews a scholar to help unpack the meaning and the mystery in the stories.

Participants for this Invitation to Genesis do not have to have an in-depth knowledge of the Bible to enjoy and benefit from participation. Reading just two chapters of Genesis a week, they will discover the life altering stories that will invite them to follow Christ as true disciples. Contact Kathi Pritts for more information and the zoom link.

Sessions:

  1. The Beginning...and What Went Wrong
  2. Another Beginning: The Flood...and What Went Wrong
  3. Another Beginning: Abraham and the Patriarchs
  4. Abraham and a Glimpse to the Future
  5. The Promise Fulfilled: Isaac
  6. Another Beginning: Jacob and the Uneasy Birth of a People
  7. Jacob: The Struggle Continues
  8. Another New Beginning: Joseph and the Family of Israel
  9. The Trek Into Egypt
  10. An End and Another Beginning: Israel's Story
  11. Contact Kathi Pritts for more information and the zoom link.

Study with the convenience of this course, Invitation to Romans

Wednesdays in-person meetings begin 12:00pm, Meeting at Greg Yount's office. 304 N. Hershey Rd., April 7th - June 3rd

These life-changing courses are ideal for busy people who are unable to commit to longer studies. They focus on smaller Bible sections, or single books of the Bible, and appeal to more participants with more frequent offerings! These studies embody the same trusted scholarship as the Disciple foundational studies and include the same core activities: independent reading, weekly small groups, and video presentations by scholars.

The Planning Kit is design to provided you with everything to review the study. To implement it for your church you need only to purchase a Participant Book for each study participant. You receive one each of the Participant Book, Leader Guide, and DVD.

Exploring how people have interpreted Romans through the ages is a good lens to view the history of Christianity itself. Compare what Paul writes in Romans to what theologians like Augustine, Luther and Calvin say in trying to understand Paul in their time. At the end of this study your group will have a more informed commitment to Paul's radical vision of God's relationship to both Christians and Jews and to their relationship to each other, thanks to the "love of God in Christ Jesus."

The weekly video segments first present text read aloud against a backdrop of a wide variety of church settings followed by a conversation between a church historian and a church theologian about the text. The second weekly video is led by storyteller Michael Williams, who shares snapshot views of how Romans has been read through history.

Ideal experience for adults who are interested in the practice of prayer and worship and would like to connect prayer practice with Scripture. The study is accessible for adults with little prior Bible experience.

Participants for this Invitation to Romans do not have to have an in-depth knowledge of the Bible to enjoy and benefit from participation. Reading just two chapters of Romans a week, they will discover the life altering stories that will invite them to follow Christ as true disciples.

This eight-week study includes a participant book outlining daily reading assignments for group preparations, a leader guide suggesting discussion activities for use in the 60–90-minute weekly meeting, and a video component providing interpretation and context for the biblical texts. Please contact Greg Yount for any information pertaining to this study

Sessions:

  1. An Orientation to Romans
  2. The Righteousness of God and the Faith of Jesus
  3. Abraham, Father of All
  4. Christ, the New Adam
  5. Sin, Law, and Grace
  6. Divine Purpose and Human Responsibility
  7. The Salvation of Israel and the Nations
  8. Love and Humility Are the Making of God's Kingdom