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

  • On Point: Men's Bible Study

    Thursdays through December 8, 6:30 a.m., Tabernacle

    On Point is a weekly gathering of men at Brentwood UMC who want to grow and develop as leaders and disciples. Join other men from all generations to talk about real life and real things we’re all facing. Chicken biscuits and coffee will be provided each week.

    Contact Rev. Jonathan Andersen to learn more.

  • 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.

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

    Thursdays beginning October 13, 7-8:15 p.m. (4 weeks)

    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.

  • 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?"

    Registration is requested but not required to attend each session.

  • Unafraid: Living with Courage & Hope in Uncertain Times

    Wednesdays beginning October 19, 6:30-8 p.m. (5 weeks)

    Do you want to break away from your worries and fears and learn to live with courage and hope? Then this study is for you! In this five-week study based on Adam Hamilton’s book Unafraid, you’ll have the chance to explore the worries and fears most of us experience, and discover practical steps for overcoming them.

  • 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.