Adults

At Marion Methodist, we are always growing on our path towards Discipleship  Check out these exciting Adult Discipleship opportunities at Marion Methodist.

Description of “Disciple”

A “disciple” is a person who through faith in Jesus Christ believes the gospel and seeks to center their life on the teachings of Jesus. A disciple is obedient to the scriptures, has a vibrant prayer life, attends worship regularly, practices personal evangelism, loves their neighbor as themselves and lives a generous life. A disciple cares about the needs of all people in the world and seeks to be the hands and feet of Christ as part of God’s transforming plan for the world. A Disciple is a person growing in grace and in the knowledge of God. A disciple is quick to forgive; quick to repent, and practices gospel centered hospitality and humility.

We are here to help you grow spiritually. Click here to get registered!

For more information email Jen Digmann at jdigmann@marionmethodist.org

Adult Discipleship Opportunities for the Discipleship Pathway

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exploring

Exploring - People who have attended church at least one time to see what church is like

Newcomer Orientation  

An informal gathering for those interested in learning basic information about our church. Every 3rd Sunday, Library & Hospitality Room, 9:45 AM and 11:00 AM.

Spiritual Assessment

A tool used to help individuals identify their stage in the Discipleship Pathway. Click here to complete the assessment.

Guide/Coach

Connect with a person trained to help you identify ways to grow in your personal discipleship. Contact Jen Digmann at jdigmann@marionmethodist.org or 377-4856 to receive a coach.

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Grace is Greater ~ Wednesday at 6:30PM in Room 103 ~ Beginning on January 3

We're saturated with a knowledge of grace. But when Jesus walked here on earth, He lived grace, sharing it through countless stories and real-life examples. In Grace Is Greater, Kyle Idleman seeks to do the same--to shake us out of our comfort zone with grace and to again be amazed, shocked, and enthralled as we experience Jesus'  radical way of living and forgiving. By hearing stories of lives transformed, you'll grasp God's love in a fresh way and find new freedom and joy in your own life. This class is open to all and a wonderful destination for those traveling through the Engaging and Deepening portion of the Discipleship Pathway. 

Financial Peace University ~ Wednesdays at  6:30PM in Room 107  ~  Beginning on January 10

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. 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! Plus, your FPU membership includes 16 weeks of online access to view each lesson    anytime! The Financial Peace University kit is $79 and includes everything you need for this course as well as materials that will keep you going for the year to come. This class is open to all and a wonderful destination for those traveling through the Engaging, Deepening, or Centered portion of the Discipleship Pathway. 

Beyond Basic Bible ~ Wednesday at 6:30PM in Room 104 ~ Beginning on January 3

Are you ready for the next step? This study is designed for those who have completed our Basic Bible and are ready for something more. The work of the Church is that of  faithfully echoing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the saving grace of the whole world. Thirty Questions: A Short Catechism on the Christian Faith translates the historic faith of the Church into a basic training resource for both believers and those yet to believe. Here you will find the very core and essence of the Gospel set in the framework of short questions and thought provoking responses. This class is open to all and a wonderful destination for those traveling through the Engaging to Deepening portion of the Discipleship Pathway. 

You're Going to be Okay ~ Sunday at 9:45AM in Room 104 

If your life isn't perfect . . .
If you've ever been disappointed . . .
If you feel stressed or tired . . .
This is for you.

Through encouraging truth and practical insights, she'll show you how it really is possible to live with resilience, strength and even joy no matter what life brings. Yes, there will be hurt and hard times but God wants to help you find ways to survive, grow stronger, and even thrive--no matter what happens. You really are going to be okay. This class is designed for someone who is anywhere between Engaging and Deepening on the Discipleship pathway.

Basic Bible  ~ Wednesday at 6:30PM in Room 105 ~ Beginning on January 3

Designed for beginners to the Bible, who have likely never taken a Bible Study, this fall we will begin with Matthew, Romans, and James and THEN start over. You are invited to get on and stay on for the whole ride, join at any time and or move to a class at the next level at any time.

This class is designed for someone who is Engaging on the Discipleship pathway.

New Member Class - Sunday 1/28/18, 12:15 - 3:30pm

Our Next New Member class will be offered on Sunday 1/28/18. For more information please contact Karen Schmitz at Kschmitz@marionmethodist.org. This class is designed for someone who is Engaging on the Discipleship pathway.

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A Firm Foundation ~ Sunday at 9:45AM in Room 103 ~ Beginning on January 7                        

What does the future hold for The United Methodist Church? It is the question being asked all around our denomination. What should be the response to the competing   visions and notable division within contemporary Methodism in North America? Can we explore the  issues confronting us in a post-Christendom era without rupturing our relationships?

This carefully curated volume engages the deep heart questions of United Methodists and casts a compelling vision by trustworthy voices for dynamic faith. This class is placed at the Deepening and Centered area of the Discipleship Pathway.

Grace is Greater ~ Wednesday at 6:30PM in Room 103 ~ Beginning on January 3

We're saturated with a knowledge of grace. But when Jesus walked here on earth, He lived grace, sharing it through countless stories and real-life examples. In Grace Is Greater, Kyle Idleman seeks to do the same--to shake us out of our comfort zone with grace and to again be amazed, shocked, and enthralled as we experience Jesus'  radical way of living and forgiving. By hearing stories of lives transformed, you'll grasp God's love in a fresh way and find new freedom and joy in your own life. This class is open to all and a wonderful destination for those traveling through the Engaging and Deepening portion of the Discipleship Pathway. 

Beyond Basic Bible ~ Wednesday at 6:30PM in Room 104 ~ Beginning on January 3

Are you ready for the next step? This study is designed for those who have completed our Basic Bible and are ready for something more. The work of the Church is that of  faithfully echoing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the saving grace of the whole world. Thirty Questions: A Short Catechism on the Christian Faith translates the historic faith of the Church into a basic training resource for both believers and those yet to believe. Here you will find the very core and essence of the Gospel set in the framework of short questions and thought provoking responses. This class is open to all and a wonderful destination for those traveling through the Engaging to Deepening portion of the Discipleship Pathway. 

Disciple I Fast Track  ~ Thursdays 6:30-7:45PM in Room 107 ~ Begins January 4

Prepare yourself to be immersed into the Holy Bible. Disciple Fast Track, an adaptation of the original, Disciple Bible Study, provides a viable option for busy people seeking comprehensive engagement over time with the entire biblical text. This group meets for 12 weeks and will be focusing on the New Testament. Participants read a manageable 3-5 chapters of the Bible daily in preparation for the weekly meetings, which last approximately 75 minutes. This class is placed at the Deepening and Centered area of the Discipleship Pathway.

Financial Peace University ~ Wednesdays at  6:30PM in Room 107  ~  Beginning on January 10

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. 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! Plus, your FPU membership includes 16 weeks of online access to view each lesson    anytime! The Financial Peace University kit is $79 and includes everything you need for this course as well as materials that will keep you going for the year to come. This class is open to all and a wonderful destination for those traveling through the Engaging, Deepening, or Centered portion of the Discipleship Pathway. 

You're Going to be Okay ~ Sunday at 9:45AM in Room 104 

If your life isn't perfect . . .
If you've ever been disappointed . . .
If you feel stressed or tired . . .
This is for you.

Through encouraging truth and practical insights, she'll show you how it really is possible to live with resilience, strength and even joy no matter what life brings. Yes, there will be hurt and hard times but God wants to help you find ways to survive, grow stronger, and even thrive--no matter what happens. You really are going to be okay. This class is designed for someone who is anywhere between Engaging and Deepening on the Discipleship pathway.

Disciple III ~ Sunday at 9:45 AM in Room 107

Disciple III Remember Who You Are is the third study in the four-phase DISCIPLE program. The driving idea in this study is the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. The word You in the title is meant to be heard both in its singular form (the individual) and its plural form (the community). We are a community of memory. Participants in this 32 week study will spread over a two year time frame. You will read the major and minor Old Testament prophets, with the exception of Daniel, and will read the thirteen Letters traditionally attributed to Paul. To establish the historical context in which the prophets spoke for God, daily reading assignments draw also on the books of Deuteronomy through Chronicles.

This class is designed for someone who is anywhere between Deepening and Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

Old Testament Studies ~ Sunday at 9:45 AM in Room 105 

This year we will be continuing our study of the "History Books" of the Old Testament. We will begin with the Book of 1st Kings, which tells the story of the life and reign of Solomon, David's successor to the throne of Israel. We will discuss how internal dissent and external hostilities eventually led to dividing the kingdom into Israel in the north and Judah in the south.

This class is designed for someone who is anywhere between Deepening and Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

Precept Upon Precept: Revelation Part 4 ~ Thursdays 5:30—7:30PM or Fridays 9:30—11:30AM in Room 105 ~ Begins January 11 & 12

Revelation Part 4 - Interpreting Revelation in the Light of Biblical  Prophecy

Explore the relationship of the book of Revelation to the Gospels—realize the prophecies and teachings they contain about the last days. Passages concerning biblical prophecy, especially from the Old Testament, are included in this final study of Revelation to complete your study of eschatology. This class is placed at the Deepening and Centered area of the Discipleship Pathway.

 centered

A Firm Foundation ~ Sunday at 9:45AM in Room 103 ~ Beginning on January 7                        

What does the future hold for The United Methodist Church? It is the question being asked all around our denomination. What should be the response to the competing   visions and notable division within contemporary Methodism in North America? Can we explore the  issues confronting us in a post-Christendom era without rupturing our relationships?

This carefully curated volume engages the deep heart questions of United Methodists and casts a compelling vision by trustworthy voices for dynamic faith. This class is placed at the Deepening and Centered area of the Discipleship Pathway.

Disciple I Fast Track  ~ Thursdays 6:30-7:45PM in Room 107 ~ Begins January 4

Prepare yourself to be immersed into the Holy Bible. Disciple Fast Track, an adaptation of the original, Disciple Bible Study, provides a viable option for busy people seeking comprehensive engagement over time with the entire biblical text. This group meets for 12 weeks and will be focusing on the New Testament. Participants read a manageable 3-5 chapters of the Bible daily in preparation for the weekly meetings, which last approximately 75 minutes. This class is placed at the Deepening and Centered area of the Discipleship Pathway.

Financial Peace University ~ Wednesdays at  6:30PM in Room 107  ~  Beginning on January 10

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. 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! Plus, your FPU membership includes 16 weeks of online access to view each lesson    anytime! The Financial Peace University kit is $79 and includes everything you need for this course as well as materials that will keep you going for the year to come. This class is open to all and a wonderful destination for those traveling through the Engaging, Deepening, or Centered portion of the Discipleship Pathway. 

Disciple III ~ Sunday at 9:45 AM in Room 107

Disciple III Remember Who You Are is the third study in the four-phase DISCIPLE program. The driving idea in this study is the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. The word You in the title is meant to be heard both in its singular form (the individual) and its plural form (the community). We are a community of memory. Participants in this 32 week study will spread over a two year time frame. You will read the major and minor Old Testament prophets, with the exception of Daniel, and will read the thirteen Letters traditionally attributed to Paul. To establish the historical context in which the prophets spoke for God, daily reading assignments draw also on the books of Deuteronomy through Chronicles.

This class is designed for someone who is anywhere between Deepening and Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

Old Testament Studies ~ Sunday at 9:45 AM in Room 105

This year we will be continuing our study of the "History Books" of the Old Testament. We will begin with the Book of 1st Kings, which tells the story of the life and reign of Solomon, David's successor to the throne of Israel. We will discuss how internal dissent and external hostilities eventually led to dividing the kingdom into Israel in the north and Judah in the south.

This class is designed for someone who is anywhere between Deepening and Centered on the Discipleship pathway.

Precept Upon Precept: Revelation Part 4 ~ Thursdays 5:30—7:30PM or Fridays 9:30—11:30AM in Room 105 ~ Begins January 11 & 12

Revelation Part 4 - Interpreting Revelation in the Light of Biblical  Prophecy

Explore the relationship of the book of Revelation to the Gospels—realize the prophecies and teachings they contain about the last days. Passages concerning biblical prophecy, especially from the Old Testament, are included in this final study of Revelation to complete your study of eschatology. This class is placed at the Deepening and Centered area of the Discipleship Pathway.

We are here to help you grow spiritually. Click here to get registered!

People who have answered the call of spiritual leadership in the church

Adult Education leader

These people are the driving force behind the discipleship ministry as they lead and teach the various courses and gatherings. If you are feeling called to become a leader, please contact Jen Digmann at jdigmann@marionmethodist.org to schedule an interview.

Discipleship coach

For persons willing to serve in a personal  leadership role in the discipleship of others. Please contact Jen Digmann at jdigmann@marionmethodist.org to schedule an appointment.

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