Group Bible Studies and other classes can take place on days that work best for each group.

Adult Christian education is an important part of discipleship. At Johns Creek UMC we encourage everyone to participate in at least one hour of Christian education.  This could be Sunday school, a small group, or a bible study during the week.  
 

Lent Studies 2021

Drop In Lent Study – Thursday Evenings, 6:45 PM – 7:30 PM

Join Pastor Lori on Thursday Evenings during Lent.  We will study scripture together each week as we seek to dive deeper into the season of Lent.  Join us for all or a few sessions.  There is no homework and no need to register.  Come as you are!
This study is from Thursday, February 18  to Thursday, April 1
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Spring Studies 2021

Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People | Tuesday Evening at 7 PM on Zoom

Join Pastor Lori via Zoom for an 8 week class discussing this book that deals with implicit bias.  We will pair this book study with a study of 1 John.
You can order your book here: https://www.amazon.com/Blindspot-Hidden-Biases-Good-People-ebook/dp/B004J4WJUC
Begins April 13
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Where is God in Suffering? | Wednesday Evening at 7 PM on Zoom, 3 Weeks

This class, led by Alex Daly, our Candler School Intern,  analyzes the different ways that Christians have understood the presence of suffering and evil in the world and subsequently God’s response to the suffering and evil that occurs. In this three-week study, attendees will locate their own position regarding the justification of suffering in the world (otherwise known as theodicy). This class is also concerned with how our theological views on suffering determine the way that we respond to those that suffer. Therefore, we will discuss the practical concern that accompanies suffering and the theological concerns.
Begins April 14
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Disciple Studies

Disciple Fast Track Bible Study

ALL PHASES OF DISCIPLE FAST TRACK BIBLE STUDY ARE OFFERED TO OUR CONGREGATION AND COMMUNITY ON A ROTATING BASIS.

 


The Disciple Fast Track Bible Study program has been an active and important feature of the Christian Education ministry at Johns Creek UMC for almost 20 years. Disciple emphasizes disciplined reading of and listening to the Scriptures. It results in biblically nourished persons committed to live as disciples of Christ. Students use both the Bible and the study manual to complete daily reading assignments. These reading assignments generally take about 30 minutes per day. The study book also includes commentary and questions for reflection and response. Classes are held at the church and meet weekly for 1 hour for 24 weeks. Classes include video presentations with commentary by some of today’s leading Biblical scholars, class discussion, and prayer.

Each phase of Disciple emphasizes a unique aspect of the Bible and the Christian faith.

All classes are facilitated by clergy or trained lay facilitators.

For more information on upcoming classes, contact Rev. Lori Osborn: losborn@johnscreekumc.org or click the button below to fill out an interest form.

 

DISCIPLE FAST TRACK I – BECOMING DISCIPLES THROUGH BIBLE STUDY – Sign Up for 2019!

Disciple I surveys both the Old and New Testaments. It utilizes a theme each week to organize the study and reflection. In Disciple I 85% of the entire Bible will be read. Disciple I is a prerequisite to all other Disciple affiliated studies.

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DISCIPLE FAST TRACK II – INTO THE WORD, INTO THE WORLD – Sign Up for 2019!

Disciple II concentrates on Genesis, Exodus, Luke, & Acts. Because the readings are less extensive than Disciple I, there is more time for reflection and opportunity for a greater in-depth study. Disciple II encourages persons to open themselves to hearing what God has to say to them through the Bible and to be guided into their particular ministry in the world.

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DISCIPLE FAST TRACK III – REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE – Sign Up for 2019

Disciple III concentrates on the writings of the major and minor prophets and the letters of the Apostle Paul. Explore early church history and the power and faith of those who answered the call to witness.

 

DISCIPLE FAST TRACK IV – UNDER THE TREE OF LIFE

Disciple IV is a study of the wisdom writings of the Hebrew Scriptures along with the New Testament offerings of John’s Gospel, the letters of John, and the Book of Revelation. Present throughout the study is the sense of living toward completion – toward the climax of the message and the promised picture in the revelation.

 

CHRISTIAN BELIEVER

Christian Believer concentrates on the classical doctrines of the Christian faith – those that emerged in early Christianity as it struggled to understand its scripture and its experience of Jesus Christ. These doctrines remain central to church teaching and distinguish Christianity from other faiths. Disciple I and one other Disciple class are prerequisites for Christian Believer.

 

JESUS IN THE GOSPELS

Jesus in the Gospels concentrates on the portraits of Jesus that emerge from the four Gospels. To know who Jesus is, we must study Jesus in the Gospels. By studying the mission and message of Christ, we can work towards carrying that intended message to the world. Disciple I and one other Disciple class are prerequisites to Jesus in the Gospels.