Studies + Classes

We believe that authentic growth in the Christian faith happens in a community where we gather to study and learn what it means to live as disciples of Christ. Classes and studies vary in length from 4 to 34 weeks, depending on the specific study. Looking for a Sunday School class? We have a number of classes ranging in age, marital status, and discussion topics.

Weekly Studies

  • Exodus for Today's Age

    Tuesdays beginning September 6, 6-7:30 p.m. (4 weeks)

    The book of Exodus is an examination of the spiritual, cultural, and political landscape of Egypt at the time. Many issues the Israelites faced during their enslavement are issues we still face today, including environmental degradation, poverty, and racism. Exodus for Today's Age is a modern look at how our faith impacts our personal and interpersonal relationships within our modern institutions.

    Each week's class will be stand alone. Registration will be available soon.

  • Disciple 1 Bible Study

    Wednesdays beginning September 7, 6 p.m. (34 weeks)

    Disciple is a 34-week introductory survey of the entire Bible. If you’ve ever tried to read the Bible, wanted to read the Bible, or just thought maybe you should know what's actually in that book sitting on the shelf gathering dust, this course is for you! Open to all ages, this course covers the vast majority of the Old and New Testaments in a way that's easy for beginners to understand. One meeting per week, excepting holidays and special events.

  • Striving Less and Trusting God More: Women's Study

    Wednesdays beginning September 14, 9:30 a.m. (7 weeks)

    Join other women for a deep dive of Isaiah and learn to rest in God's promises and grow in trust as we study and fellowship together. In this fall study, Isaiah’s words will comfort us, challenge us, and help us grow as disciples of Jesus. Please purchase the book "Striving Less and Trusting God More" before the first day of class.

  • Connecting With God In Everyday Life: A Women's Bible Study

    Thursdays beginning September 22, 9:30-11 a.m. (6 weeks)

    Study leader: Carol Bumbalough

    Do you long for a closer relationship with God in your everyday life but you're not sure how to get there? Join us for this 6-week study of "Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life," a book by Tish Harrison Warren. Through discussion and sharing, we'll explore how to grow closer to God in the ordinary moments of our days. Please purchase the book before the first day of class.

  • Race and Faith: Combined Sunday School Class

    Sundays beginning October 2, 9:45 a.m. (5 weeks)

    Our Race & Faith lay team will lead a 5-week combined Sunday School class, hosted by the Crossroads class. Each week will examine a different aspect of the history of systemic racism in the United States and its continued impacts today.

  • The Intersection of Race & Faith

    Tuesdays beginning October 18, 6-7:30 p.m. (4 weeks)

    This Tuesday night study will be a continuation of the Race & Faith combined Sunday School class held earlier in October. This study will examine the history of and our Biblical understanding of racism, share personal experiences of racism, and ask the question "Where do we need to go from here?"

    Each week's class will stand alone. Registration will open later in the Fall.

  • UMC 101

    Sundays beginning October 30, 9:45 a.m. (4 weeks)

    Do you want to learn more about what it means to be a United Methodist at BUMC? Join UMC 101 as we explore Scripture, doctrine, and the history of the Methodist movement. Contact Dr. Domenic Nigrelli at dnigrelli@bumc.net to learn more.