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Spiritual Development



First UMC Jackson has many options for spiritual development. Bible studies, classes and worship opportunities help us to deepen our faith, develop friendships, and create tighter bonds within our church community. Some of these classes have beginning and end dates, some are ongiong and welcome drop-ins, and some require pre-registration. All are welcome to attend. Please contact the church office if you have questions about any of these opportunities.


Bible Studies

Adult Bible Study - Sunday, 9:40am

This class meets in the Library. Lessons are from the United Methodist quarterly study book and provide background information designed to better understand the Bible and how it applies to today's living. Materials are provided and there is no outside preparation required. Drop-ins are welcome.

God Seekers Adult Bible Study - Wednesday, 6:30pm
(Part of Whatawednesday Evening)

This group meets each week (with some acceptions.) Studies are determined by the group. No outside preparation is necessary, but is helpful on occasion as needed. Drop-ins are welcome. This group does some additional ministries throughout the year and always concludes their study with prayer concerns.

Closer Walk - 2nd & 4th Wednesdays each month, 6:30pm
(Part of Whatawednesday Evening)

This group is a small group Bible Study and is part of our Whatawednesday evening.

Bible Study - 2nd & 4th Mondays each month, 11:3apm

This group meets from September - June. Materials and topics are purchased and chosen by the group. Topics vary in length and may change during the year. Discussions and other tools, like DVDs or contemporary authors are used to integrate the Bible into daily living. Class members are encouraged to prepare for the lesson prior to class. Personal sharing comes at the end of the study hour. All are welcome. Lunch is not provided.

Disciple Bible Study - Times vary

This is an in-depth study of the Bible, which requres independent study and preparation before a two hour class each week for thirty-four weeks. A study manual directs your reading, reflection, discussion and application of the lessons to help you become more familiar with the Scripture. Disciple I is an overview of the Bible and is a prerequisite before taking Disciple II, III or IV. Registration is required. Please contact the church to find out class times and dates.


Other Worship Opportunites

Evening Prayer - Wednesday, 6:00pm

This is a traditional evening prayer service that runs about ½ hour to forty-five minutes. It includes a dialogue about the evening scripture.


Other Class Opportunites

Short Term Classes - Times vary

Short term classes are offered throughout the year at various times on different topics. These may include fiction or Christian book studies, self-improvement courses or classes on spriitual development. Please contact the church office to find out what is currently being offered. If you have a suggestion for a short term class or book study, please let us know.

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