New Study @ KUMC

Christianity and the People Called Methodist

Major Beliefs and Theology of Methodism
A 10 Week Exploration in a Bible Study Format
Meeting at Kingston United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Wednesdays from Noon until 1:00 p.m. January 25, 2017 – March 29, 2017 Or
Sundays from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. January 29, 2017 – April 2, 2017 Brown Bag Lunches Welcome on Wednesdays

Week 1 – Wednesday – January 25, or Sunday – January 29, 2017– Exploring the Holy Trinity
Topics: God the Father – Jesus the Son – God’s Holy Spirit – Creation of the Father – Humanity Created in the Perfect Image of God – Perfect image of God distorted by human sin – Restoration through Jesus – Empowerment of the Holy Spirit

Week 2 – Wednesday – February 1, or Sunday – February 5, 2017– Exploring the History of United Methodism
Topics: John Wesley (Wesley Quadrilateral, Scripture “Supreme”, Experience, Tradition, Reason) – Charles Wesley – Methodism in America – Thomas Cokes and Frances Asbury – Other Major Historical Events in Methodism – Methodist Time Line

Week 3 – Wednesday – February 8, or Sunday – February 12, 2017– Exploring Wesley’s Understanding of Grace
Topics: Undeserved – Unmerited – Prevenient Grace – God first loves us – Justifying Grace – God saves us – Sanctifying Grace – God moves us toward perfection

Week 4 – Wednesday – February 15, or Sunday – February 19, 2017 – Exploring Membership Vows in the Methodist Church Topics: Prayers – Presence – Gifts – Service – Witness

Week 5 – Wednesday – February 22, or Sunday – February 26, 2017– Exploring the Sacraments of the Methodist Topics: Baptism – Holy Communion

Week 6 – Wednesday – March 1, or Sunday – March 5, 2017– Exploring the Characteristics of a Methodist Topics: Works of John Wesley – Wesley’s Vision of the People Called Methodist

Week 7 – Wednesday – March 8, or Sunday – March 12, 2017 – Exploring Leadership in the Methodist Church Topics: A Call to Serve – The Global Churches Four Areas of Focus

Week 8 – Wednesday – March 15, or Sunday – March 19, 2017 – Exploring the Structure of the Methodist Church
Topics: Local Church – District Conference – Annual Conference – Central Conference – General Conference

Week 9 – Wednesday – March 22, or Sunday – March 26, 2017 – The work of the Methodist Church
Topics: A shared ministry – clergy and laity – Local Leadership – A higher Calling

Week 10 – Wednesday – March 29, or Sunday – April 2, 2017– Exploring Kingston United Methodist Church
Topics: Vision Statement – Organizational Chart – Mission Out-reach – Administration – Finances

Everyone Welcome!