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Bible Study is one of the greatest ways we grow in our discipleship with Christ and in our relationships with one another. This year there is something for everyone! I’ve often heard, “I can’t go to Bible study, I don’t know enough about the Bible.” Fear not…whether you’ve never really read the Bible or you’ve been taking classes for years, spending time studying God’s word can be transformative: increase your knowledge, develop the discipline of a daily or weekly routine, and learn more about God and one another. Sign up today for a short-term study to get your feet wet, or for a 36-week disciple class to dive right in! – Julie Schendel

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Disciple Courses

Disciple Sunday School
Disciple IV – Under the Tree of Life

Sundays, starting September 9, 10:00 am, B118

Lynn Henkel

This study intensive Sunday School class works works through Disciple 4—Under the Tree of Life, focusing on Psalms, Old Testament Writings, John, and Revelation.  Class is ongoing but newcomers are welcome at the start of each new study.

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Disciple 1
Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study

Sundays, starting August 26, 6:00 pm, C106
Ed Hamlin

Whether you’ve never read the Bible or have studied it often and want to dive deeper, this 36 week class is a great way to develop the discipline of studying the Bible and using that knowledge to help you grow in your faith journey.

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Disciple 2
Fast Track

Sundays, starting September 9, 6:00 pm, C210

Brian Ammons

For those whose schedules won’t quite allow 36 weeks of study in a row, try the Fast Track version for an abbreviated study with 12 weeks in the Fall for Genesis and Exodus, a break for the winter holidays, and 12 weeks beginning in January for Luke and Acts. Disciple 1 is a prerequisite for the course.

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Disciple 2
Into the Word, Into the World

Mondays, starting August 27, 6:00 pm, C106
Jason Cox  & Chris Collier

33 weeks focusing on Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts, Disciple 2 teaches participants the transforming power of scripture and Bible study skills that take students deeper into the Word and transforms those skills into serving in the world.  Disciple 1 is a prerequisite to help you get the most out of this course.

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Disciple 3
Remember Who You Are

Sundays, starting August 26, 6:00 pm, C101

Alex Barfield, Sloan Dobrin, & Ben Saylor

Study the major and minor Old Testament Prophets and the New Testament Letters of Paul. This 32-week course will allow participants to discover the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. Disciple 1 is a prerequisite for the course, but Disciple 2 is not required.

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Topical Courses

Journey Together
The Apostles’ Creed

Wednesdays, starting September 5, 10:30 am, C104

Julie Wright

Take a closer look at the creed we recite by memory and examine how it exemplifies what we believe as Christians and how it declares our faith.

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Deep Waters
Images of Christ in Art and Film

Wednesdays, starting September 5, 6:30 pm, C208

Julie Schendel

How do you see Jesus?  For centuries Christians have tried to grasp the best way to portray Jesus through art, film, music, and symbols.  We’ll explore how art and iconography have transcended through time; discover modern representations of Christ; and learn to find Christ figures in the everyday secular world like The Greatest Showman.

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What is the Bible?

2nd and 4th Thursdays (ongoing), 10:30 am, A201

The class members utilize the Upper Room Disciplines, A Book of Daily Devotionals, to structure the discussions. We follow a shared leadership model highlighting our faith journeys as it relates to the daily Upper Room offerings. This process allows us to not only discuss the scriptures referenced in the Disciplines, but it also leads us in discussing current and past events that have effected our faith journeys. This is a friendly, thought provoking group and we welcome new class members.

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GriefShare

Tuesdays, starting September 18, 6:30 pm, C105

Carol Thurman & Lindley Small

If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, it may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. You’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. Grief Share meets weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.

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Short Term

Margin
Relieving Overload

Tuesdays, starting September 9, 6:00 pm, C104

Ken Yarbrough

A 6-week study on the book by Richard Swenson. “Margin” uses a popular self-help book along with biblical examples to show you how to slow down your 120 mph life. It offers ideas to regain “me time,” to rest, think, pray, and serve—along with suggestions to improve health, relationships, finances, and contentment.

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Jesse Tree Ornament Workshop

Mondays, starting September 10, 10:00 am, Harp Center Art Room

Leslie Watkins

We adorn a Jesse tree (Isaiah 11:1) with illustrated ornaments that represent the people, prophesies, and events leading up to the birth of Jesus.  Beginning the 1st of December through Christmas day, the ornaments tell the story of God in the Old Testament, connecting the Advent season with the faithfulness of God across four thousand years of history.  We will study these Bible stories and make ornaments for our very own Jesse Trees.  Space is limited to 12.  Supply cost $50/person.

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The Psalms
A Window into Life

Mondays, starting September 10, 12:00 pm, C104

Carolyn Stephens

Have you ever felt let down by God?  Have you ever felt like God is on your side? Have you ever gotten to a place where you are simply not sure about your faith?  The Psalms cover the multitude and complexities of the human emotions and experiences in our relationship with the Divine.  Share in the experiences others long before had in their walk with God, and what encouragement it may be for us today.

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The Lush Landscape of Biblical Poetry

Mondays, starting September 10,, 6:30 pm, B118

Darren Hensley

Applying poetic truths challenges us to venture beyond a cursory reading and dig into the deeper meaning of God’s word.  Join us for an in depth discussion of selected passages from books including Psalms, Proverbs, Exodus, Amos, Lamentations, Song of Songs, and Philippians as we learn to become more skilled, discerning readers of Biblical poems.

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Everybody Always
Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People

Thursdays, starting September 6, 7:00 pm, C104

Elizabeth Byrd

Study Bob Goff’s newest book as he shares the secret of living without fear, constraint, or worry.  Discover how to do what we all long for but struggle to live out: love people, even the difficult ones, without distinction or limits.

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Prayer Painting

Thursdays, starting September 20, 11:30 am, Harp Center Art Room

Leslie Watkins

Have you ever wondered what your favorite prayer might look like as a work of art? Come explore with Rev. Leslie Watkins in this 6-week class. No experience necessary! Space is limited to 12. Supply cost $30/person.

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The Journeys of Paul

Thursdays, starting October 4, 6:30 pm, C106

Jamie Jenkins

Whether you’re traveling to Greece and Turkey to explore Paul’s journeys in person, or you can’t get away and want to imagine you’re there, this course will study the impact of the Apostle Paul as we explore significant places of his journey.

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Women

More Than Sparrows

Wednesdays, starting August 28, 9:30 am, H105-106 (Harp Center)

Sarah Crossman Sullivan

We are surrounded by love, kindness, compassion, opportunity, and hope. Yet in these blessings, fear, worry, doubt, and neglect seep in. Join us as we study scripture on how to cloak ourselves and each other in God’s love.  Come to all, some, or a few classes.  Each lesson stands on its own.  Starbucks, welcoming women, and inspiration await.

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Morning Light
Job, The Story of Unlikely Joy by Lisa Harper

Wednesdays, starting September 12, 10:00 am, B118

Gloria Gilley

Morning Light is an intergenerational women’s Bible study that breaks up into three different classes for topical studies throughout the year.  Ages range from 50-60, but all are welcome.

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Morning Light
Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer
Wednesdays, starting September 12, 10:00 am, C208

Nancy Bell

Morning Light is an intergenerational women’s Bible study that breaks up into three different classes for topical studies throughout the year.  Ages range from 60’s-70’s, but all are welcome.  We’ll discuss how to recognize God’s plan for your life.

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Morning Light
What Love Is by Kelly Minter

Wednesdays, starting September 20, 10:00 am, C205

Bonnie Copeland

Morning Light is an intergenerational women’s Bible study that breaks up into three different classes for topical studies throughout the year.  Ages range in mid-60’s, but all are welcome.  Study the letters of 1, 2, and 3 John as you hear encouragement to walk in light rather than dark, truth instead of deception, and loving God more than loving the world.

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Evening Light
Comparison Trap by Sandra Stanley

Wednesdays, starting September 12, 6:30 pm

Jan Bilthouse

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Women’s Weekly Coffee Break

Thursdays, starting September 6, 7:00 am, Dancing Goats Buckhead

Leslie Watkins

This casual group to focus on prayer and scripture as we ponder God’s presence in our lives.

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Breathing Room by Sandra Stanley

Wednesdays, starting September 12, 6:30 pm, C205

Amy Bentley

Author, blogger, mom, and wife of Andy Stanley (Northpoint Church, Buckhead Church) joins us at PRUMC to share her story about Breathing Room.  Do you ever feel like you can’t enjoy anything because you’re trying to do everything?  This 28-Day Devotional is for you! If you haven’t had a chance to read her book, there are two opportunities to find breathing room in your life as we focus on facing our fears, managing time, money, and relationships.

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Breathing Room by Sandra Stanley

Sundays, starting September 30, 5:00 pm, B118

Rebecca Kennedy

Author, blogger, mom, and wife of Andy Stanley (Northpoint Church, Buckhead Church) joins us at PRUMC to share her story about Breathing Room.  Do you ever feel like you can’t enjoy anything because you’re trying to do everything?  This 28-Day Devotional is for you! If you haven’t had a chance to read her book, there are two opportunities to find breathing room in your life as we focus on facing our fears, managing time, money, and relationships.

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Men

Wednesday Morning Coffee

Wednesdays (ongoing), 7:00 am, C105

Geoff Beakley

A casual mid-week gathering of men to encourage one another in the faith.  Each weekly fellowship discussion is topical and no preparation is necessary.  Come as you are.

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Bible Study with Ken Boa

Fridays (ongoing), 7:00 am, C106

Ken Boa

A men’s Bible study that helps uncover the timeless wisdom of Christ and equips men to apply it to their daily lives. No preparation necessary. Come as you are.

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