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Adult Ministry

Then Jesus said ... “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” - John 8:31-32

Learning Communities

Study opportunities designed to meet you where you are, connect you to others, and move you along your own faith journey

In-progress and upcoming Learning Communities are posted below in chronological order by start date.

  • Praying the Scriptures  •  Aug 2 - May 30

    When & Where: Wed  •  Aug 2 - May 30  •  1-2:30 pm  •  Room 208
    Led by: Rev. Mary Howard
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

    Rev. Mary Howard will facilitate the group using the lectio divina method for small groups. We will pray various scriptures and even some spiritual classics. Don’t worry if you don’t know what lectio divina means. You will be guided. Instead of focusing on facts and background information, we will be seeking to hear God speaking to us through the scriptures.

    A long term commitment is not required. You may participate as your schedule permits.

    Register 5/8/2017-5/1/2018

  • Disciple 1 Bible Study  •  Aug 30 - May 9

    When & Where: Wed  •  Aug 30 - May 9  •  6:30-9 pm  •  217B
    Led by: Janeva Longacre and Charlie Allison
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

    DISCIPLE is a program of discipline Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian leaders. Study the entire Bible through personal and group study over the course of 34 weeks. No prior Bible study experience is necessary. A good study Bible, such as the New Interpreters Study Bible, is recommended.

    $35 fee for participant study manual.

    Register 7/12-8/29

  • Women’s Bible Study: “Trusting the Covenant”  •  Apr 3 - May 22

    When & Where: Tue  •  Apr 3 - May 22  •  11:30 am - 1:00 pm  •  Room 208
    Led by: Marsha Mayo and Debbie O’Reilly
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

    Covenant Bible Study is an in-depth group experience of reading and discussing the Bible together, learning how to love God and each other better.  Covenant represents a relationship, a living, breathing conversation.

    Cost: $20 for participant guide

    REGISTER ONLINE Nov 22 - Apr 2

  • Methodism 101  •  Apr 8 - 29

    When & Where: Sun  •  Apr 8 - 29  •  11 am - 12 pm  •  Room 204
    Led by: Rev. Fred Trevino
    Childcare: Nursery: 0-23 mos. Sunday school: 2 yrs - kinder at 8:45, 2 yrs - 12th grade at 9:45, 2 yrs - 5th grade at 11.

    Explore the basics of United Methodist belief and practice. Gain an understanding of Wesleyan Heritage, increase your knowledge and understanding of United Methodist theology and learn more about the sacraments of baptism and communion. Newcomers and life-long United Methodists benefit from this four session course.

    REGISTER ONLINE Nov 22 - Apr 7

  • Called to Live on the Edge  •  Apr 19 - May 10

    When & Where: Thur  •  Apr 19 - May 10  •  7-8:30 pm  •  Room 208
    Led by: Dr. Dan Flanagan
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

    One of the major themes of the Gospel of Luke is how Jesus lives on the edge. This offering will explore how the Gospel encourages us to focus on the edge, with those who are most vulnerable, and how religious meaning can be found outside our walls. The four sessions will feature social justice, the Kingdom of God, expanding our world view and challenging the church.

    REGISTER ONLINE Nov 22 - April 18


Adult Ministry Staff

Pavielle Jenkins
Pastor, Faith Formation, Student Ministry
972.996.0132
Dan Flanagan
Pastor, Senior Adults, Adult Faith Formation, Caring
972.996.0148
Julie Richter
Pastor, Access Modern Worship, Young Adult Ministry
972.996.0117
Rich Rindfuss
Pastor, Group Life, Men of Faith, My Journey, School Partnerships
972.996.0136
Beth Smith
Director, Welcoming Ministries & Leadership Development
972.996.0156
Jonathan (JB) Bryant
Welcoming Ministries Associate, Men of Faith
972.996.0158
Karen Varner
Assistant Director, Leadership Development
972.996.0157
Matt Walker
Leadership Development Associate
972.996.0134
Mary Collins
Administrative Assistant, Welcoming, Faith Formation, Missions, UMW
972.996.0101
Jennifer Rawlinson
Administrative Assistant, Caring, Group Life, Senior Adults, Young Adults
972.996.0146