Short Term Bible Studies for the Winter of 2017

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 Meg Jiunnies (843-662-3218) for more information.


Young Women's Bible Study: Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeust

We all have that craving. Craving for food, craving for more spiritual health. This study will bring the two together and show us how we can crave more of God, more of a relationship with him and less of the overindulgence of physical pleasures in life.

Led by: Heather Learn
Wednesdays, January 4-April 5, 2017
6:00-7:30pm
Room 232
There is no cost for this study.
A nursery is provided.


Young Men's bible Study

Join us for a time of study and fellowship for young men. Discussion will be centered around ways to live as Christians and share the Gospel by our actions in today's world.

Led by: Nathan Love and Christopher Williams
Wednesdays, January 4-April 5, 2017
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Room 275
There is no cost for this study.
A nursery is provided.


Courtney Graham Memorial women's Bible Study: mercy triumphs

Leaders: Beth Ann Owen or Ginny Hill
Every Monday, March 13 - May 15, 2017, 9:15 - 11:00 a.m.
Christian Family Conference Room #173

James, Jesus’ own brother, started out as a skeptic. See how one glimpse of the resurrected Savior turned an unbeliever into a disciple.  This Beth Moore series will begin on March 13. Her book, Mercy Triumphs, is an 8-week study on the book of James and is available atLifeways bookstore. There is no cost for this study.


A Disciple’s Path

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 Meg Jiunnies
Sundays, January 22-February 26, 2017
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Room 164/165
There is no cost for this study.
A nursery is provided.


Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University is a financial system based on the Bible and an excellent resource for families to help encourage open discussion between spouses and those that may be sharing financial responsibilities for family members. UMC is offering Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University kits at half price ($45.00). Each “family unit” will need one kit. 

Led by: Doug Poston
Wednesdays, January 4-March 8, 2017
6:15-7:45 p.m.
Room 172
$45.00
A nursery is provided.


The Forgotten God by francis chan

No matter where you live and what your days look like, you have the choice each day to depend on yourself, to live safely, and to try to control your like. Or you can live as you were created to live-as a temple of the Holy Spirit of God, as a person dependent on Him, desperate for God the Spirit to show up and make a difference. When you begin living a life characterized by walking with the Spirit, that is when people begin to look not to you but to our Father in heaven and give Him the praise. All participants will need to purchase the book titled Forgotten God - Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit in addition to the workbook titled Remembering the Forgotten God - An Interactive Workbook for Individual or Small-Group Study.

Led by: Renae Chadwick and John Frank
Wednesdays, January 4-February 22, 2017
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Room 173
There is no cost for this study.
A nursery is provided.


Wednesday night bible study: Making Sense of the bible by adam hamilton

Join us for this interesting discussion on questions about the Bible. Questions such as how and when was the Bible written? Why is God so violent in the Old Testament? Is the Book of Revelation a guide to End Times? We will discuss these among many other questions.

Led by: Rev. Will Malambri and Meg Jiunnies
Wednesdays, March 8-April 5, 2017
6:15-7:30 p.m.
Room 173
There is no cost for this study. Please purchase the book beforehand.
A nursery is provided.