Adult Learning

As Christ-followers, we commit to a lifelong journey of learning and experience in an effort to grow our faith. The term discipleship articulates this journey, where we are not only called to learn the teachings of Jesus Christ, but also to live them. As members of FirstChurch, our primary charge is to grow disciples, and that begins with each of us.

While there are infinite ways to experience God’s grace, three primary points of connection comprise discipleship:

Worship: As we hear and study God’s Word, we begin to understand the nature and purpose of God.

Learning: As we engage in critical study, both alone and with others, we more fully appreciate the meaning behind God’s Word, how the Holy Spirit guides us, and how we can share faith with others.

Service: As we move into deeper relationship with God, the changes that take place within us call us to love others through action.

At FirstChurch, we’re offering ways to experience these connection points through both community and personal devotion (piety). This discipleship guide contains information that will guide you along your personal discipleship journey. For questions, contact Rev. Evan Jones at ejones@fumcdallas.org.

 

 

 

Click image for PDF of Spring 2019 Discipleship Guide.

 

 

 

Spring Classes

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for classes.

Turning Prayer Inside Out


Discover how to deepen and enrich your prayer life. The class will use Prayer
by O. Hallesby and In God’s Presence by Marjorie Suchocki as resources. Participants will create their own prayer beads.

Facilitator: Rev. JoNell Lindh

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
April 23, 30; May 7, 14
Room G05

Taking the Bible Seriously…

The Bible is the foundation of our faith. It has united groups of people in need of liberation and ostracized, oppressed and even sanctioned violence against others because of it. For a three weeks, Dr. Andy Stoker will lead an exploration of interpretation methodology on human sexuality and marriage. Let’s engage together a way of seeing scripture beyond the black and white letters on a page and into the beautiful and bountiful rainbow of color nurtured by the Holy Spirit.

Facilitator: Dr. Andy Stoker

Thursdays, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
April 25; May 2, 9
Crossroads Center

Exploring World Religions


Have you ever wondered why we as a church believe and practice as we do? Join this class to share a meal, view a video, and ask questions together in a discussion format. Participants will have weekly readings to prepare for class. The class will meet for five weeks this spring, break for summer and meet five weeks next fall.

Facilitators: Sherrye Bass &
Michael Campbell

Mondays, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
April 29; May 6, 13, 20; June 3, 10
Room G04

Can I Get A Witness?


Many faithful Christians hold a deep private faith but feel inadequate to share it with others. In this four-week class, Rev. Ann Willet challenges us to shed the negative notion of evangelism and reclaim the power of expressing how God is at work in our lives.

Facilitator: Rev. Ann Willet

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
April 30; May 7, 14, 21
Room G04

Methodism 101


Join us for a lunch study where we will explore the history and beliefs of the United Methodist Church. This is “everything you learned about the UM Church in Confirmation, had you been paying attention.” Bring a sack lunch.

Facilitator: Rev. Evan Jones

Wednesdays, Noon – 1 p.m.
May 1, 8, 15
Room G04

Christian Believer: Knowing God with Heart and Mind – Part 1


Have you ever wondered why we as a church believe and practice as we do? Join this class to share a meal, view a video, and ask questions together in a discussion format. Participants will have weekly readings to prepare for class. The class will meet for five weeks this spring, break for summer and meet five weeks next fall.

Facilitator: Loren Willet

Sundays, 12:15 – 2 p.m.
May 5, 12, 19; June 2
, 9
Room 212

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Parking:

Parking in the Bryan Tower garage is FREE – but you must bring your parking ticket in and have it stamped at the Information Desk.

Want to know more?

We would love to meet you! From our Rotunda Theatre to the magnificent bell tower, we have lots of corners to show you and a great history to share. We look forward to answering your questions about our ministry, theology and outreach, and invite you to join us for a tour.

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