Bible Studies

FALL SMALL GROUP OPPORTUNITIES 2017

 

Small groups are central to the life of Aldersgate Church. These opportunities allow you to experience the presence of God, fellowship with your brothers and sisters in Christ, and grow stronger in your Christian faith. Everyone is encouraged to find a small group that meets your needs.

 

Disciple Fast Track: This 24-week Bible study will be facilitated by Dick Strachan beginning on Monday, September 17th at 7 P.M. in the Fellowship Classroom. Disciple Fast Track is an updated study in the Disciple program. This study has been condensed to allow for an indepth study in a shorter amount of time. Please call  704.487.8491 x101 or whendrick@aldersgateshelby.com to sign up for the class and to order books.

 

Thursday Morning Bible Study: Made for a Miracle:This Bible study will be facilitated by Pastor Jamie beginning Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. in the small dining room of Epworth. 

Use your God-given gifts and talents to become part of God’s miracles.

At some time in our lives, most of us have prayed for or hoped for a miracle—an event that seems impossible but is brought about by God's transcendent power. But when miracles occur, did you know that you have a role to play?

If that's true, what's the catch? What do we have to do? What's it going to cost us?

Popular author and pastor Mike Slaughter examines the two components of every miracle: divine action and human responsibility. For a real miracle to take place, we must act with God, using whatever gifts, talents, and abilities we have and directing them toward God’s work. We need to follow the examples of Mary in the birth of Jesus, Jesus’ followers when he healed them, and Jesus’ disciples after he rose from the dead.

What Makes a Hero? Pastor Randy and Christina, AUMC Youth Director, are teaming up to led an adult/youth bible study on Wednesday nights at 6:30 in the Fellowship class. This Intergenerational study will appeal to adults and youth of every age.  

What Makes a Hero? offers us an image of what it looks like to be victorious over trials and temptations. Looking at pop culture heroes and others through the lens of faith, Matt Rawle shows how Jesus turned the concept of hero on its head. In keeping with his theme, “Pop in Culture,” the book examines how good vs. evil, right vs. wrong, and overcoming adversity are fundamental to how Christians understand salvation. Heroes help us discern the good, fight for what’s right, define identity, execute justice, spark revolution, and save lives.

Rawle enters the Gospel story to tell quite a different victory story—one obtained through humility, obedience to the cross, and an empty tomb. How does Jesus redefine what it means to be a hero?