Studies & Classes

Helping you get connected as you learn and grow as a disciple.

We offer a variety of studies and classes to meet you where you are in your discipleship journey. Whether you begin with a Bible Basics class, join us for Pastor-led studies, or longer-term studies, we have a place just for you! Here are some studies and classes we are offering this fall!

Beginning September 12  •  6:30 PM   

You’re invited to join this 12-week highly recommended study of a deep exploration of the Old Testament.  You’ll learn how God’s redeeming grace, weaves together a story that runs from the Eden of the Garden to the garden of the New Jerusalem. From the Pentateuch to patriarchs and from kings to prophets, this study will show you how understanding biblical history leads to fresh depths of New Testament faith for everyday life in the real world. Study guides are available to purchase HERE.  For more information contact discipleship@fmcm.org.

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Beginning September 13  •  10:00 AM

Come join Pastor Jan for an 11-week study on the book of the prophet Isaiah. We often have trouble understanding Isaiah because we miss the larger context. In The Epic of Eden: Isaiah, Dr. Sandra Richter takes participants back to the eighth century BCE to explain Israel’s religion and economy, explore the definition and role of the prophets, and help us to apply the message of this great champion of the faith to our lives today. For more information contact discipleship@fmcm.org.  Childcare is available, register HERE
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Beginning September 13  •  7:00 PM  •  Building C

Calling all Men for Bible Study Fellowship!  The Mansfield Men’s Chapter of Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) International will meet at First United Methodist Church on Tuesday evenings beginning this September 13th and through May 9th, at 7:00 – 8:30 PM. BSF offers worldwide, non-denominational, in-depth, small group Bible studies led by trained group leaders, with the aim of producing passionate commitment to Christ, His Word, and His Church. All courses are offered free of charge but advocate a daily time commitment of personal study to prepare for the weekly group discussion.

Men wishing to bring their kids (aged 6 to 18 years) can enroll them in the School Program. To register for the study, visit the BSF website at bsfinternational.org, select the “Find A Group” option, and follow the instructions. 

September 7 – May 17  •  9:30 – 10:30 AM  •  Sanctuary

You’re invited to attend an ongoing Bible study beginning September 7th in our sanctuary! This one-hour study, led by our pastors, provides a way for everybody to take a deep dive into a book of the Bible in a new and powerful way. This semester we will be studying the book of Matthew. Bring your Bible and let’s study and grow together! Childcare is available with advance registration only. To register your child, please sign up HERE.

Beginning September 28 • 6:30 – 8:00 pm • C 5

Join us this fall for the six-week study Retirement Roots. We will walk through a variety of activities that will foster spiritual growth, create fresh conversations and shift your mindset from seeing retirement as a self-centered time to a God-centered time. We will flip the commercial view of retirement upside down, and dive into understanding how God designed it to be by applying Biblical principles and in the end preparing each person with a Christian Retirement Plan. Books are available to purchase HERE.

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Beginning October 5th • 6:30 – 8:00 pm

A healthy spiritual life is dependent on putting God first, but there are a lot of things that get in the way of making him the ultimate priority. Jesus Over Everything is a study, written by Lisa Whittle, with a simple truth that will change everything about your day-to-day: Your life will be less complicated if you put Jesus first. Period. Join Refresh Women’s Ministry for this six-week Bible study that will show you how to reprioritize your faith first in order to transform your daily life. Study Guides are available to purchase HERE

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