“I want you woven into a tapestry of love, in touch with everything there is to know of God. Then you will have minds confident and at rest, focused on Christ, God’s great mystery. All the richest treasures of wisdom and knowledge are embedded in that mystery and nowhere else. And we’ve been shown the mystery!” (Colossians 2.2–12)
Disciples of Jesus are those who desire to live their life in the world as Jesus himself would. One of the primary ways Tarrytown United Methodist Church helps people grow as disciples is by regularly offering opportunities for small group Bible study. Regularly devoting your attention and thoughtful inquiry in the written word of scripture and in the experiences and wisdom of others pursuing a life of discipleship is one of the chief ways to equip yourself to fully and joyfully join God’s work here and now by serving our neighbors far and near.
We endeavor to make childcare available for all classes. Advance reservations are required one week prior to the class. Please contact Lauren Price to make a reservation.
Disciple 1 Bible Study
September 5 – April 24
An excellent introduction to the Old and New Testaments. We read 80% of the Bible, discussing the over-arching themes and meanings. No prior Bible study experience necessary. Regular class participation and individual study during the week (45 – 60 minutes a day) expected. Class limit: 14 each group. Tuition: $50. Recommended: a good study Bible: The Wesley Study Bible (Abingdon Press) is one good option.
Disciple 2: Into the Word, Into the World
32 Tuesday Evenings
September 12 – April 24
6:30 – 8:30PM
How do we take what we read / learn in the Bible and apply it to our lives in the world today? Come and deepen your faith. Learn spiritual disciplines to help you day by day. Join the wonderful world of a community growing together. Prerequisite: Disciple I. Limit: 20 people. Cost: $45 for materials.
Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms
September 11, 18
“Riding the rollercoaster of highs and lows in his NFL journey, Heisman Trophy-winner Tim Tebow has learned what it means to be grounded in who you are no matter what life throws your way.” Participants order the book and read it before class. This 2-week short study will have a scripture-packed message about what it means to fix your hope and your identity in a God who does not change. Good for ALL ages.
Women at the Well: Twelve Women of the Bible
September 11 – December 11
11:30AM – 1:00PM
Authors Lysa TerKuerst, Elisa Morgan, Jeanne Stevens and others look at the spiritual lessons learned from twelve biblical women and their implications in life today. We’ll learn about: Eve, Leah, Hannah, Gomer, Mary, Mother of Jesus, Martha, and of course, the woman at the well. Participants will need to purchase their own workbooks.
Introduction to Reformation: Readings and Conversations
1 Tuesday and 5 Monday Evenings
October 10, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13
7:00 – 8:30PM
Tradition holds that the Protestant Reformation was launched 500 years ago, October 31, 1517. In this study, we’ll cover the Reformation highlights using The Story of Christianity Volume 2 by Justo Gonzalez, a professor of historical theology. Students asked to acquire their own copies of the book.