Disciple Fast Track
Disciple Fast Track, an adaptation of the original, bestselling Disciple Bible Study, provides a viable option for busy people seeking comprehensive engagement over time with the entire biblical text. Fast Track groups meet for a total of 24 weeks, devoting 12 weeks each to the Old Testament and the New Testament. Participants read a manageable 3-5 chapters of the Bible daily in preparation for the weekly meetings, which last approximately 75 minutes. A brief, illustrated review video enables participants to recall important facts and ideas; lively and engaging video presenters then offer insights into the current week’s session.
The Walk to Emmaus
The walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love is revealed to you through other believers. Following the three-day experience, participants are joined in small groups to support each other in their ongoing walk with Christ.
Making Sense of the Bible
The Bible is core to the Christian faith and to our growth as followers of Jesus. But while the Bible was written for us it was not written to us. This can create problems when we try to read and apply the Bible to our lives. Making Sense of the Bible is a 6-week group study to help people learn some basic navigational skills. These skills can help us read the Bible with much greater understanding and benefit.
Sunday Christian Formation
Jefferson UMC offers a variety of Sunday school classes which meet from 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. in September through the month of May. Some focus on a chosen Scripture or book of the Bible for discussion while others address topical issues. Groups typically are discussion based with a facilitator assisting.
Adult classes available include:
- The Men’s Class – facilitated by Greg Leary, the men’s class meets in the men’s classroom by Wesley Hall
- The Women’s Class – facilitated by Julie Smith, the women’s class meets in the women’s classroom by Wesley Hall
- The Parlor Class – facilitated by Lorna Westlake
- Siblings in Christ – facilitated by Ann Marrison
- Jesus Seekers – facilitated by class members
Seasonal Bible & Book Studies
Offered from time-to-time, these studies typically are book-focused and meet for 8 to 12 weeks.