Faith Academy Spring 2017

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Spring Curriculum

To register for any of the following classes, click on Event Registration on our home page. Questions? Contact Susan Hale.

Set Apart
Ladies Study**
Mondays, January 9 (6 weeks)
9:15am-10:30am Rm 208
Materials fee: $12
Susan Hale, facilitator

Your furniture isn’t solid gold nor have you seen a fiery chariot, but you’re not unlike some of the kings and prophets in 1 and 2 Kings. Although they were set apart by God, they didn’t have all the answers. They struggled. They made big-time mistakes. But they grew in their faith through spiritual practices even while carrying out God’s calling on earth. This six-week study examines the holy habits of six kings and prophets who were set apart by their close walk with God. Each week you’ll study the story of one intriguing character, discuss God’s unique purpose for his life, and learn about his particular spiritual discipline. Then you’ll explore how that timeless spiritual practice can draw you closer to God, helping you fulfill God’s purpose for your life.

1st Corinthians
Ladies Study
Tuesdays, January 10 (6 weeks)
9:30am-11:00am  Rm 209
Materials fee: $12
Bernie Dickson, facilitator

With more and more ways to communicate in a culture that encourages sharing the details of our lives, there exists greater and greater opportunity for disagreement. Our differences seem more pronounced. Our words sound more divisive. Even as Christians, we struggle to get along. The Apostle Paul wrote to the Christians living in Corinth about this very thing, encouraging them to not ridicule one another but to work together to show the love of Christ. In this six-week study, you’ll explore Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians and discover how to live love even when you disagree.

Pastor’s Bible Study*
Wednesdays, January 11 (ongoing)
6:30pm-7:30pm Parlor
Rev. Todd Harris, facilitator

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.

Men’s Bible Study*
Wednesdays, September 7 (ongoing)
6:30pm-7:30pm Rm 203/Library
Rev. Brian McPherson, facilitator

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.

Adam Hamilton’s Why?
Wednesdays, January 11 (8 weeks)
6:30pm-7:30pm Rm 208
Richard Prince, facilitator
Materials Fee: $10

In Why?, best-selling author Adam Hamilton brings fresh insight to the age-old question of how to understand the will of God. Rejecting simplistic answers and unexamined assumptions, he lays out core ideas for comprehending God’s plan for the world, including:   God will not take away our free will, even when we use it to grieve him. God will never abandon us, especially in the midst of our suffering. While God is not the author of suffering, God will bring blessing out of tragedy.

Beth Moore’s Entrusted
Ladies Study
Wednesdays, January 11 (6 weeks)
6:30pm-7:30pm  Rm 207/211
Materials fee: $14
Jackie Payne, facilitator

We were never meant to take this journey of faith alone or in secret. God has entrusted us with the great and mighty gift of the gospel, something too precious and life-giving to keep to ourselves.

Disciple I: Becoming Disciples through Bible Study*
Wednesdays, January 11 (12 weeks)
6:30pm-8:00pm  Rm 209
Rev. Maxie Moore, facilitator
Materials fee: $20

Join the New Testament portion of Disciple I 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.

Financial Peace University
Wednesdays, January 11 (10 weeks)
6:30pm-7:30pm Rm TBA
Jason Hale, facilitator

In this nine-week class, you’ll learn Dave Ramsey’s seven easy-to-follow Baby Steps to create a budget, get out of debt, and make a plan for your money. Go to www.daveramsey.com/fpu  and click “Find a Class Now”.  Enter “FUMC Allen” and follow the instructions to register and buy your kit. January 11 is a free preview of this course.  Lesson 1 begins January 18.

*Childcare available

**Childcare available with reservation only