Faith Academy Now Enrolling for Fall 2016


Faith Academy is FUMC Allen’s Bible study curriculum for adults offered in the fall and the spring of each year. Our classes are open to all adults and cover a range of subjects.  This fall, registration begins on Sunday, August 14.

Come by the tables in the North Hallway this Sunday to learn more about the variety of studies being offered this fall.

Do you have an idea for a class you would like to lead?  Contact Susan Hale to get started.

Faith Academy Curriculum Fall 2016

Disciple I: Fast Track     $35     Wed     6:30pm     Start Date: Sept 14     24 Weeks     CLC209     Rev. Maxie Moore

Disciple I: Fast Track**     $35     Thu     6:30pm     Start Date: Sept 15     24 Weeks     CLC 209     Rev. Maxie Moore

The new fast track version is 24 weeks that meets weekly for an hour and 15 minutes; the readings will cover about 50 percent of the Bible.

Disciple III: Remember Who You Are**     $40     Sun     3:00pm     Start Date: Sept 11     32 Weeks     Conference Room     Kim Stepniak

Disciple IV:Under the Tree of Life*     $40     Thu     9:30pm     Start Date: Sept 8     32 Weeks     CLC209     Susan Hale

Great Themes of the Bible     FREE     Wed     6:30pm     Start Date: Sept 7     Ongoing     CLC203(Library)     Rev. Brian McPherson

There are 39 great, identifiable themes in the bible, but we don’t know the number of authors of holy scripture, nor do we know the precise history of all these writings.  What we do know is the Holy Scripture is the chief source of revelation of who God is and what his plans for us are as evidenced in the mystery of Jesus Christ.  Join us as we begin to explore these great themes of scripture on Wednesday nights this fall beginning at 6:30pm.  No book required, just a Bible.

Interrupted by Jen Hatmaker** $15     Mon     9:15am     Start Date: Sept 12     5 Weeks     CLC 206     Susan Hale

The American Dream and Christianity Aren’t the Same Thing! God is in the business of interrupting what we think our lives are about. Jen Hatmaker argues that we have missed the point, confusing Christianity with the American Dream and manipulating Scripture to say what we want it to say. Interrupted is about freedom from consumer-driven Christianity and getting back to the true faith, real life, real justice, real religion. (5 sessions)

John, the Gospel of Light     $15      Wed     6:30pm     Start Date: Sept 7     6 Weeks     CLC207/211     Jackie Payne

The Gospel of John is the most deeply spiritual of the four gospels. This writing is filled with rich images and profound truths, but John notes that his aim in writing the gospel is that readers will not only believe in Jesus Christ, but that they “may have life in his name.”  

Joseph- Journey to Forgiveness*     $12      Tue     9:30am     Start Date: Sept 6     6 Weeks     CLC209     Bernie Dickson

This six-week study explores what God has to say to us about grace and forgiveness through Joseph’s story of trial and triumph found in Genesis 37-50. As we study his dreams, his betrayers, his dysfunctional family, his struggle to forgive, and his journey toward reconciliation, we’ll find truths that echo into our own personal situations as well as practical help for answering common questions.

One Minute After You Die     $20     Wed     6:30pm     Start Date: Sept 7     8 Weeks     CLC208     Richard Prince

This study talks about what the Bible says happens after you die.  Topics include discussion about God’s grace, heaven and hell, trusting in God’s providence, and more.

Pastor’s Bible Study     FREE    Wed     7:00pm     Start Date: Sept 7     Ongoing     Parlor     Rev. Todd Harris

This ongoing study with Pastor Todd Harris examines Scripture with the goal of applying what the Bible says to real life and real struggles.  Come see how scripture is relevant and empowering for modern life.

Spiritual Formation**     $50     Mon     9:00am     Start Date: Sept 12     10 weeks     CLC203/ Library     Tami Gallaway

Spiritual Formation**     $50     Tue     6:30pm     Start Date: Sept  6     10 weeks     CLC203/ Library     Tami Gallaway

A spiritual director is someone who provides listening presence, nurture, accountability, and companionship as you process and give voice to your spiritual experiences in a safe and sacred space.  A spiritual director will help you: develop and strengthen spiritual practices, interpret your life through the lens of the gospel, and deepen your understanding of the Christian faith as you journey closer to God.  In the tradition of John Wesley and the early Methodist societies, spiritual direction (in small groups or one-on-one) is “watching over one another in love.”

* Childcare Not Available For This Class                                                           **Childcare available with reservation