We regularly have short term studies throughout the year, especially in the Fall and at the beginning of the new year. Here is a list of current offerings. Check back often to see what's new!
Email Adults@GraceAvenue.org with any questions.
Covenant is our new weekly Bible study that provides an overview of the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation. At each meeting, we will watch a 20-minute video that features an engaging conversation between Biblical experts. Covenant is comprised of 3 modules that each last 8 weeks. They are entitled: Creating the Covenant, Living the Covenant, and Trusting the Covenant. You do not need to take the modules in order.
Covenant I – Creating the Covenant (REGISTER)
Thursdays 9:15-10:30am, Begins Sept 25, Room 219, led by Laura Echols-Richter
Thursdays 7-8:30pm, Begins Sept 25, Room 219, led by Laura Echols-Richter
This study examines the creation of covenant community in the Bible. The scripture passages studied are primarily from Genesis, Exodus, Matthew, Mark, and Corinthians. It explores the framework for a life lived in concert with God and others. The cost of participant text is $20.
Covenant I, II, & III (REGISTER)
24-Week Study, Begins Sept 17
Wednesdays 9:30–11am, Room 214, led by Jennifer Bradt
This group will study all 3 modules of the Covenant Bible study. The study will conclude in the Spring of 2015. Come be part of this exciting new journey through the Bible. The cost of participant texts is $20 for each 8-week segment or $50 when all three texts are purchased together.
We encourage persons who have already completed an overview of the Bible through a course like the Covenant Bible Studies or Disciple I to participate in deep study through our book centered Bible studies that embrace complex faith themes.
Gospel of Matthew (REGISTER)
8-Week Study Begins September 16
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm, Room 219
This is an in-depth study of the Gospel of Matthew. We will cover about four chapters of this gospel each week which will permit us to examine the text in a variety of intriguing ways. The study will be taught by Bill D. Ball, Jr.
Discipleship Bootcamp - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Begins September 18, 2014
Led By Billy Echols-Richter
This course is not for the faint of heart. You will be challenged about what you think and believe. You will be asked to read material outside of class. You will participate in role-plays and simulations where you will practice and refine expressing your beliefs as a United Methodist Christian… the results could be significant.
Faith Foothold (REGISTER)
7-Week Study begins September 14
Sundays, 11:00am-Noon, Room 219
This class will focus on key pillars of the Christian faith and will include discussion of how parents can be in dialogue with teens about these topics. It will be led by our Adult Minister, Bill D. Ball, Jr., with guest appearances by Billy and Laura Echols-Richter.
Creation and Evolution: Joining Faith and Science (REGISTER)
4-Week Study Begins September 28
Sundays, 3:30-5:00pm, Room 216
Some view faith and science as enemies, while others see them as friends. How do we integrate faith with science? This study will include exploration of the two fascinating creation stories found in Genesis. We will consider the strengths and limitations of science. We will contemplate the role of change in our lives and in all of creation. Bill D. Ball, Jr., Adult Minister will facilitate this class.
3-Week Study Begins November 9
Sundays, 3:30-5:00pm, Room 216
This study will explore the history, beliefs, and doctrine of the United Methodist Church. This is a great class for both new members and long-time members who want to learn more about the denomination. It will be taught by Bill D. Ball, Jr., Adult Minister. Childcare is available.
Young Adult/Professionals Small Group (REGISTER)
This is a time for young adults (20’s and 30’s) to be in community. We meet for dinner and conversation. This goup meets off-site. Please contact Marcus Womack at email@example.com for locations and information.
Threshold: Open Table
Meets at Pizzeria Testa on Frisco Square of Sunday Evenings
Sundays Ocober 12, November 9, and December 13 | 6:00-8:00pm
Join Marcus Womack for an open discussion about faith and how God is and is not at work in this world. Visit www.ThresholdFrisco.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. No registration necessary.
Heart Adults: Brown Bag Bible Study (Ages 55+) (REGISTER)
6-Week Study Begins September 10
Wednesdays, Noon, Room 216
We will be exploring The Daniel Plan which includes the topics of faith, food, fitness, focus, friends, and living the lifestyle. Books are $10.
Empowering Heart Adult Couples (Ages 55+) (REGISTER)
3-Week Study, Begins September 10, October 8, and November 5
This is a class for senior adult couples that will be led by Joyce Cravens, Heart Adults Minister. The focus is on mapping your couple relationship. We are offering three sessions of this class in order to keep class size small.
English as a Second Language
10-Week Class Begins September 9
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm, Room 215 (Registration is 9/2 or 9/4 7-8:30pm)
Are you or someone you know learning English? We offer beginning, intermediate, and advanced ESL classes for adults. Free childcare is available. There is no on-line registration for this class. Please contact ESL@graceavenue.org to sign-up or attend registration night.
10-Week Class Begins September 9
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm, Room 218 (Registration is 9/2 or 9/4 7-8:30pm)
We offer a class for persons who are preparing to take the U.S. Citizenship exam. Free childcare is available. There is no on-line registration for this class. Please contact ESL@graceavenue.org to sign-up or attend registration night.
Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (REGISTER)
9-Week Study, Sundays, 3:00-5:00pm
Class led by Kim and James Clark, Begins September 14, Room 218
Class led by Cheryl and Rob Davis, Begins October 5, Room 216
This course focuses on managing financial resources in a faithful manner. It includes video presentations and small-group discussions. Childcare is available upon request. The cost of course materials is $95.
Public Speaking (REGISTER)
3-Week Study begins October 5
Glo Jenkins Brown, a member of the Screen Actors Guild, will be leading a class that focuses on enhancing public speaking skills. A key focus of the class is attaining a greater sense of confidence in the ability to communicate ideas to groups.
Childcare upon request at minimal cost for most studies.
For more information on any of these ministries,
please contact Bill D Ball Jr, Adult Minister
email@example.com or 972.335.2882, ext. 114