St. Andrew United Methodist Church
Friday, March 27, 2015

Christian Education

Call now to join us for one or ALL of our Fall Bible Studies!  864-859-1567

Disciple 1 Class Leaders – Monique & Randy German

Orientation – Sunday, September 7, 4:30-5:45 in Room 3

Important to get your books for the first lessons!

First Class – Sunday, September 14, 4:30-6:15 in Room 3

Book Cost is $40 – Scholarships Available


BECOMING DISCIPLES THROUGH BIBLE STUDY is the foundation of the DISCIPLE Bible Study program.  It gives equal time to both the Old and New Testament, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as the revelation of God. This study requires reading large portions of Scripture each week and is based on careful study and preparation. During the course of thirty-four weeks, groups will move through the biblical stories of Creation to the New Jerusalem. The titles of the sessions along with theme words; theme verses; and major persons, events, and topics will set the sequence of the biblical story in the minds of the participants. The principal Scripture for each session follows the chronological movement of the biblical story.


 Disciple 3 Class Leader – Ann Ellenburg

Orientation – Sunday, September 7, 4:30-5:45 –

Important to get your books for the first lessons on September 7

First Class – Sunday, September 14, 4:30-6:15 - Room 8

Note:  For this class, Disciple 1 must be taken first

but you do not have to complete Disciple 2.

Book Cost is $40 – Scholarships Available


Remember Who You Are is the driving idea in this study--the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. Participants in this thirty-two-week study will read the major and minor Old Testament prophets, with the exception of Daniel, and will read the thirteen letters traditionally attributed to Paul. To establish the historical context in which the prophets spoke for God, daily reading assignments also draw on the books of Deuteronomy through Chronicles. Study of the prophets will follow their historical sequence rather than their biblical sequence. The dating of Paul’s letters influences the sequence of their study.


Matthew Immersion Bible Study Series

Class Leader– Jen Bruss

8 week Bible Study of Matthew

Orientation – Sunday, September 21, 9:30am in Room 2

Meeting on Sundays at 9:30am for 8 weeks

Journey inside the pages of Scripture and you’ll meet a personal God

who enters individual lives and begins a creative work from the inside out. 

“Immersion Bible Study is a powerful tool in helping readers to hear God speak through scripture and to experience a deeper faith as a result.    Adam Hamilton,  author of 24 Hours That Changed the World

Matthew answers many questions about Jesus:  his birth, his teachings, his death and resurrection.  Especially, Matthew introduces us to Jesus’ teachings about the kingdom of heaven, teachings that raise questions even as they give answers and demands.  Above all, however, as you look at Matthew thoughtfully and - better yet, reverently - you see it is a book that knows you and that challenges you to a new, more wonderful, more demanding life.

  Covenant Class Leaders – Rev. Cynthia Taylor, Robin Owens

Orientation – Tuesday, September 23, 10am in Room 3

Important to get your books for the first lessons!

Book Cost is $20 per module or $50 if purchased together – Scholarships Available



The Covenant Bible Study is broken into three eight week modules and quides participants in a comprehensive, in-depth study of the whole Bible.  Covenant is an in-depth group Bible study that centers around relationships with God, with each other, and with the world.  It differs from other Bible studies in that it emphasizes the biblical concept of Covenant—the enduring commitment between God and people - as a unifying pattern throughout the entire Bible.  As such, it underscores the unique relationship that God chooses with us as His people.