Short Term Bible Studies

Central is fortunate to have a rich resource of Bible teachers.  Short Term studies are open to everyone, and a wonderful way to explore specific areas of interest, or just to being a spiritual discipline of exploring scripture and applying Christian beliefs to everyday life. 

Scholarships are available. Contact Rev. Meg Bryce Jiunnies for more information.

central women's bible study: Restless by Jennie Allen

Do you feel restless? What if this feeling wasn't a bad thing but a longing for God that could push you forward to lead the life for which you were designed? In Restless, Bible study teacher and author Jennie Allen helps you discover a practical plan to identify the threads of your life and how to weave them together for God's glory and purposes. Restless explores this important question: "Do I matter?" and Jennie asks, "We live with lots of things, lots of people...but do we live for something?"

Using the story of Joseph, Jennie explains how his suffering, gifts, story, and relationships fit into the greater story of God - and how your story can do the same. She also introduces Threads - a tool to help you see your own personal story and to uncover and understand the raw materials God has given you for use for his glory and purpose.

Filled with practical tools and biblical teaching, Restless will equip you to:

  • Make sense of the seemingly random relationships and activities of life
  • Redeem life's hurts and scars
  • Place your story in context with God's greater story

Led by: Heather Learn
Wednesdays, September 13-December 13, 2017 (break for Fall Carnival on October 25)
Room 232
There is no cost for this study. Please be sure to purchase the study guide beforehand.
A nursery is provided.

Courtney Graham Memorial women's Bible Study: hebrews, the nearness of king jesus

Over the next few weeks, we will study Lisa Harper's book, Hebrews, The Nearness of King Jesus. We will journey through this bridge between the Old and New Testaments to get to the heart of the matter: Jesus is our accessible King. He is not a faraway God, but an up-close Redeemer who draws near to us. Hebrews helps women make the connection between God the Father and God the Son and reminds us that while Jesus is supreme, He is also compassionate, empathetic, and loving to no end. Lisa Harper makes digging into Hebrews fun and doable, as only she can, without losing an ounce of depth. All women are invited to join us for this study and fellowship. The book should be available at Lifeway Bookstore.

Leaders: Beth Ann Owen or Ginny Hill
Every Monday
9:15 - 11:00 a.m.
Christian Family Conference Room #173

There is no cost for this study. You do not need to register to attend.

advent series: making and using protestant prayer beads

As we prepare to move into the Advent Season, Ginny Hill will offer a series on Making and Using Protestant Prayer Beads. We will focus on organizing prayers and setting aside time to listen to God as we draw closer to God. Ginny will share sample prayers and a history of prayer beads, as well as guide participants as they make their own Protestant Prayer Beads.

Led by: Ginny Hill
Sundays, November 5-19, 2017
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Room 164/165
Cost: $5; all materials provided
Please contact Rev. Meg Jiunnies if you need a nursery.

Registration coming soon!

A Disciple’s Path: Spring 2018

When you become part of a United Methodist Church, you promise to faithfully participate with your prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.  Central wants you to know how to fulfill this promise well. 

Life in Christ is an exciting, unpredictable, on-going journey. It’s a journey that is taken alongside others on the path of faith. Some of those are more seasoned travelers; others are just getting started. All are journeying with you as members of the family of God. Central is a collection of some of those family members; the United Methodist Church is a larger collection of the Christian family. A Disciple’s Path is a short study to help us on our journey of faith and to grow our Christian friendships. We’ll have a week dedicated to each of the following: The United Methodist Church, prayer and scripture meditation, worship and small group community, financial generosity, spiritual gifts and gifts-based service, and invitational evangelism. 

Led by: Rev. Will Malambri, Rev. J. Derrick Cattenhead, and Rev. Meg Bryce Jiunnies
Sundays, January 21, 2018 - February 25, 2018
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Room 173
There is no cost for this study.
A nursery is provided upon request. Please contact Rev. Meg Jiunnies if you need a nursery.