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.
Women’s Bible Study (REGISTER)
Mondays 9:15-10:30am, Room 219
Led by Laura Echols-Richter, this group meets weekly. Below are the next two studies that are schueled. All are welcome to join at any time! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
11 Indispensable Relationships
5 Weeks Begining on October 20
Jesus gathered 12 disciples with him. One betrayed him. The others he chose for specific purposes.
We also need to invite others to journey with us throughout our lives. With this in mind, each week
we will focus on two different Biblical characters and the quality that they offered to others on their journey. It will be a great study of learning about the Bible and reflecting on our own relationships. Based on a book by Leonard Sweet.
Making Peace with Christmas
3 Weeks Beginning on December 1
We proclaim Christmas as a time of peace but live it as a time of stress and chaos.
We are bombarded with unrealistic expectations and consumeristic messages.
Many of us wish the season to be over before it even begins. Come re-encounter The Messiah who is the “Prince of Peace” as we share in this study.
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.
Empowering Heart Adult Couples (Ages 55+)
3-Week Study, Begins 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. Please contact Joyce Cravens at email@example.com for more information.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or 972.335.2882, ext. 114