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.

Classes and Studies

We have many upcoming classes and studies to help you grow in your faith journey. No matter where you are in your journey of faith, our intentional discipleship tool can help you discern where are you starting and where are you headed. Take the discipleship path quiz to find out which classes are recommended for you for where you are in your faith journey.

  • The Enneagram Journey

    Thursdays beginning January 14, 9-10:30 a.m. & 11-12:30 p.m., via Zoom

    Follow our video-led journey to explore this ancient and fascinating system of spiritual self-discovery. You will learn to understand the Enneagram from master teacher Suzanne Stabile who guides this journey with humor and insight.

    *Due to overwhelming demand, we will be offering two Enneagram Journey classes. We encourage you to sign up for the waitlist on the registration link.

  • Resolutions and Resources for 2021: A Creative Spirit Workshop for Women

    Saturday, January 16, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., via Zoom

    Join Amy Lyles Wilson, story coach and spiritual director, for a time of creating and sharing in community as we map out how to sustain and enhance our spiritual lives in the new year. We’ll brainstorm, daydream, and gather up suggestions and inspiration using writing, art, and other spiritual practices as our guides.

  • The Path Between Us – An Enneagram Journey

    Tuesdays beginning January 19, 6:30 – 8:30pm, via Zoom

    Most of us have no idea how others see or process their experiences. That can make relationships hard, whether with intimate partners, with friends, or in our professional lives. Understanding the motivations and dynamics of these different personality types can be the key that unlocks sometimes mystifying behavior in others and in ourselves.

    In this 6-week class, we will explore “The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships” by Suzanne Stabile. In it, she explores the nine Enneagram types and how they behave and experience relationships in a way that will guide readers into deeper insights about themselves, their types, and others’ personalities so that they can have healthier, more life-giving relationships.

  • Cultivating Patience in Hardship: A Look at the Book of Job

    Thursdays beginning February 18, 7 – 8:15 p.m.

    Why should we study the Book of Job? The New Testament calls attention to the “patience of Job” (James 5:11), a phrase we sometimes hear today in regard to infinite patience, especially during hardship. This 4 week class, led by Jason Alteri, will examine the entire Book of Job and help us to navigate through concepts including: the problem of suffering, why a loving God would allow suffering, and feelings of injustice at undeserved suffering. This study will meet over Zoom.

  • Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week

    Tuesdays beginning February 23, 7-8 p.m., via Zoom

    In “Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week,” author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the Passion story. Through our reading, the viewing of Dr. Levine’s weekly videos, and our small group discussions, we will explore how the Biblical text raises ethical and spiritual questions, and how we all face risk in our Christian experience, just as Jesus did. This study will be led by Doug Ralls over Zoom.

Sunday School

Our Sunday School classes are currently meeting virtually! Contact Carol Bumbalough to learn more about connecting with a class!

  • 20/30

    Singles & Couples, 20s & 30s

    Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m.

    Location: Counseling Center 2nd floor

    Class Size: 10-20

    20/30 is a place for young adults who are navigating their way through life to experience belonging and find true community. The class is discussion-based, led by various teachers.

    Contact Rev. Shelby Slowey at sslowey@bumc.net to learn more.

  • Acts 2:42

    Singles & Couples, all ages

    Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m.

    Location: A393

    Class Size: 25-40

    This teacher-led Bible study includes spirited discussion, as well as frequent fellowship opportunities and mission projects.

  • Bible to Life

    Diverse in age & marital status

    Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m.

    Location: B140

    Class Size: 10-15

    Applying the Bible to our daily lives. This class is great for those with little Bible knowledge who are interested in learning more.

  • Challengers

    Couples, ages 50-60

    Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m.

    Location: Counseling Center-Main Room

    Class Size: 10-15

    This discussion-based class is an examination of belief and current issues.

  • Christ Centered Families

    Couples, ages 30s & 40s

    Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m.

    Location: B153B

    Class Size: 10-20

    Christ Centered Families serves young families with children, led by a variety of teachers.

  • Connections

    Singles & Couples, ages 40s - 70s

    Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m.

    Location: B152a

    Class Size: 15-25

    Connections alternates between various book studies and Bible studies, led by a variety of teachers.

  • Crossroads

    Singles & Couples, ages 50s & 60s

    Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m.

    Location: A281C

    Class Size: 35-55

    We're couples and singles with college-age and young adult children, learning how to live a Christ-centered life during life's crossroads. This class is led by a regular teacher.

  • Discovery

    Demographic: Singles & Couples, ages 30s - 50s

    Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m.

    Location: Buchanan House 101

    Class Size: 10-15

    There is a lot of noise, and God speaks even amidst the contemporary issues of our day. Be challenged to a new level of listening. This class is led by a variety of teachers.

  • Encounter

    Singles & Couples, ages 60+

    Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m.

    Location: A391

    Class Size: 25-35

    A diverse group coming together to worship God through prayer, Bible study, service together, fellowship, and support for each other. This class is led by a regular teacher.

  • Faith Builders

    Singles & Couples, ages 40s & 50s

     

    Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m.

    Location: A392

    Class Size: 15-25

    This class builds Christian faith in our lives and families through study, support, and service, led by a variety of teachers.

  • Faith Fellowship

    Singles & Couples, ages 40s - 70s

    Meeting Time: 11 a.m.

    Location: A392

    Class Size: 5-15

    Faith Fellowship is an active class focused primarily on Bible study, led by a variety of teachers.

  • Family Covenant

    Couples, age 40s

    Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m.

    Location: B152b

    Class Size: 10-20

    This covenant group is committed to a journey of faith through love, support, and a deeper study of Scripture, led by a regular teacher.

  • FUSE

    Singles & Couples, ages 30s & 40s

    Meeting Time: 5:15 p.m.

    Location: Buchanan House

    Class Size: 8-15

    FUSE meets on Sunday evenings when Williamson County Schools are in session. 

  • Genesis

    Demographic: Singles & Couples, ages 60s & 70s

    Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m.

    Location: Buchanan House 102

    Class Size: 20-30

    This is a class focused on caring and sharing! We're led by a variety of teachers.

  • Good Path

    Singles & Couples, ages 50s & 60s

    Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m.

    Location: B163

    Class Size: 15-30

    Good Path is a discussion-based class with an emphasis on living daily life from a faith perspective, led by a regular teacher.

  • Joyful Noise

    Singles & Couples, ages 60s & 70s

    Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m.

    Location: A291

    Class Size: 80-100

    This class is Scripture-based with a lecture/discussion format, led by regular teachers.

  • Life Lessons

    Couples, 50s

    Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m.

    Location: A184

    Class Size: 15-30

    This class is a lecture/discussion format covering spiritual and family issues, led by a variety of teachers.

  • New Beginnings

    Ages 30s & 40s

    Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m.

    Location: A394

    Class Size: 15-20

    This discussion-based group covers studies of marriage, Bible studies, and contemporary issues from a Christian perspective, led by a variety of teachers.

  • New Covenant

    Singles & Couples, ages 50s & 60s

    Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m.

    Location: A281B

    Class Size: 25-40

    Class members explore their faith using study, service, fellowship, prayer, and laughter to create long-term relationships, led by a variety of teachers.

  • Passages

    Mixed, ages 60s & 70's

    Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m.

    Location: A389

    Class Size: 25-35

    This is a lecture/discussion-based class that covers diverse topics, led by a variety of teachers.

  • Robert I. Moore

    Couples, Widows & Widowers, ages 70+

    Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m.

    Location: A281A

    Class Size: 40-60

    Robert I. Moore is a lecture-based study of the Bible and Christianity, led by a variety of teachers.

  • Seekers

    Singles & Couples, ages 50+

    Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m.

    Location: B149

    Class Size: 20-40

    Seekers is a class that covers contemporary issues, Bible studies, and varying topics, led by a variety of teachers.

  • Spirited Singles

    Singles, ages 55+

    Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m.

    Location: A390

    Class Size: 15-20

    This is an active class of singles-again, never-marrieds, widows, and widowers – most with adult children – whose studies are Biblically-based and mission-oriented, led by a variety of teachers.

  • Spiritual Union

    Couples, ages 40s

    Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m.

    Location: A191

    Class Size: 15-25

    This class follows a lecture/discussion format, led by a variety of teachers.

  • Wesley Forum

    Singles & Couples, ages 70+

    Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m.

    Location: A292

    Class Size: 55-75

    Wesley Forum is built on spiritual fellowship. This class is led by current and retired clergy or class members, sometimes with outside speakers.