Courtney Graham Memorial Bible Study

"Malachi: A Love That Never Lets Go"

The Courtney Graham Memorial Bible study is held each Monday morning in the Christian Family Conference Room #173. The class covers a few different studies in the course of each season. New participants are welcome!

Led by: Ginny Hill, Beth Ann Owen
Each Monday
9:15-11:00 a.m.
Room 173
No cost for this study


27:17 Men's Bible Study

Men of Central, please join us on Tuesday mornings for Bible study. We are usually together for about an hour, and it is casual- coffee is provided. This study is for men of all ages, and there is lively discussion. We’ll begin this fall by studying the Gospel of Matthew. Our goal is to become men who can make a difference for Jesus in our world. There is no cost for this study, just bring your Bible!

Leaders: Johnny Crouch, Art Justice, and Hank Leeke
Every Tuesday at 6:30 a.m.
Room #173
No cost for this study


Sunshine Hour

The Sunshine Hour is for mentally, physically, or visually challenged adults, or anyone who wants to spread sunshine. This class enjoys helping people and shows concern for their family, friends, and anyone facing issues.

Led by: Barbara Deas
Each Wednesday
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Room #164/165
No cost for this class
No registration needed


Mom Set Free Study

Join other moms in this study by Jeannie Cunnion about how to parent freely in the assurance of and reliance on the sovereignty and grace of God. Moms are under so much pressure to be “good enough” not only for our children, but “good enough” for God. Are you ready to breathe deeper and walk lighter? if you are, then come dive into the good news of God’s grace. Children's activities and nursery are provided during this time. Please make sure to register your child for the Wednesday Night Activities. Books will be provided.

Led by: Allana Hilley
Each Wednesday, September 12-November 14
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Room #164/165
No cost for this class


Prayerful Stress Reduction

Prayerful Stress Reduction will combine the science of stress reduction and meditation with the rich tradition of Contemplative Prayer. Each session will begin with a period of meditation based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in order to prepare our hearts and minds for prayer. Participants will then be introduced to various types of Contemplative Prayer including Centering Prayer, The Jesus Prayer, Ignatius Exercises and Franciscan Prayer. Each session will be self-contained so that interested parties can participate as they are available. No required reading. A resource list of materials and free phone apps will be provided. Light homework will be recommended.

Led by: Jim Canup
Each Wednesday, September 12, 2018-April 10, 2019
6:15-7:30 p.m.
Faulkner Board Room
No cost for this class


Disciple Studies

The courses in the Disciple programs are designed to build relationships in a small group setting as each person explores the Bible through discussion, reading and sharing. Disciple is for everyone, and while it is a commitment of time, there is nothing you will do in the next year that will help you to fully understand God’s expectations and wishes for you than to spend time in study and fellowship.

Orientation will be held for each Disciple class in their meeting room on August 29 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Please attend and get to know others attending the same class! If you need a nursery for orientation, please call the church office and let us know.

 

Disciple I: Fast Track
Led by: Renae Chadwick
Wednesdays, September 12, 2018-April 10, 2019
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Room 276
Cost: $45 per person
Childcare Available

Disciple II
Led by: Tucker Mitchell
Wednesdays, September 12, 2018-May 1, 2019
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Room 273
Cost: $45 per person
Childcare Available

Disciple IV
Led by: Debby Stephens
Wednesdays, September 12, 2018-May 1, 2019
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Room 272
Cost: $45 per person
Childcare Available


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, Rev. Meg Bryce Jiunnies
Sundays, October 21-November 25
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Room 173
No cost for this study
Childcare Available


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. This is a terrific class for young adults heading off to the workplace or college! 

Led by: Doug Poston
Wednesdays, September 12-November 14
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Room 172
Cost: $45 per person
Childcare Available


Marriage Study: Love to Stay

In this book, Adam Hamilton explores how, with God’s help, we can make love last. Drawing upon a survey of thousands of couples and singles, interviews with relationship and marriage therapists, the latest research in the field, and wisdom from the Bible, Hamilton looks at what it takes to create and sustain healthy, meaningful romantic relationships across the course of a lifetime.

Led by: Rev. Meg Bryce Jiunnies
Wednesdays, September 12-October 17
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Room 173
No cost for this study
Childcare Available


Questions about studies or registration?