adults

We are a church that believes being a disciple of Christ involves more than just attending worship on Sunday mornings. Faith in Christ is not just another aspect of our life, it is our life! We encourage those involved in our church to meet together regularly outside of worship to connect, learn, and put Faith into action through serving others. Below are some examples of how adults can plug into the many ways our church supports discipleship.

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES:

Each of our Sunday morning classes are open to join at any time.

Bible Fellowship Study. Hospitality Room at 9am
Current Study – History of Methodism

Growing Christians Bible Study. Library at 9:30a.m.

Genesis to Revelation Bible Study. Fireside Room at 11am
Current Study – 1 Thessalonians

MID-WEEK SESSIONS:

The Book of James – Joyce Meyer. Hospitality Room – Tuesdays 6:30pm
The book of James has so many valuable things to say about living a successful Christian life—a life of faith that not only brings us joy but also brings tremendous glory to God and blesses the lives of others.

That the World May Know Ray Vander Laan Series (resumes 9/12). Fireside Room – Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Have you ever wanted to travel to the Holy Land to better understand scripture? This is the next best thing! Scholar Ray Vander Laan takes you to onsite locations and makes the Scriptures come alive with new insights of daily life in ancient times. The fall session is titled Walk as Jesus Walked

Covenant Bible Study, Segment 1 (launches 9/12) Segments 2 & 3 to follow in winter and spring. Hospitality Room – Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Covenant an in-depth group Bible study in which participants read and discuss the Bible together, learning how to love God – and each other – better. Three 8-episode segments will explore a different aspect of Covenant life. Each will examine what Covenant means, and the progression of a Covenant relationship with God. Segment one on CREATING will begin September 12 and is open to everyone.  Cost for the complete set of course material is $30, or $15 for segment 1 only.

Bible Journaling. Fireside Room – 1st Tuesday at 6pm
Discover with others the passion for delving into God’s Word. These sessions are open to all ages and if you don’t have a Journaling Bible – no worries, materials will be provided. Bring a snack to share.

New Directions. Fireside Room – 4th Wednesdays at 1:30pm
New Directions is a monthly meeting of widows and widowers who meet every month to share their lives, have a good time and uplift each other in prayer. There is laughter, devotions, speakers, or whatever the group wants to hear or do. All are welcome!

Thursday AM Bible Study (resumes 9/13). Hospitality Room at 10am
Current Study – The Book of Daniel

HEALING/RECOVERY GROUPS:
For those looking for healing and support, please visit our “CARE” tab on the home page for information on Stephen’s Ministry, Grief Share, and Cancer Companions

Stephen’s Ministry. Fireside Room – 1st Monday at 6:30pm
Stephen Ministers are trained individuals from our congregation to walk alongside you in the valleys of your life … from job loss to loss of a loved one and anything in between, Stephen Ministers are here to pray for and encourage you and to listen. For more information or to be paired with a Stephen Minister, contact Erma Clark, Director of Pastoral Care, 614/875-5612.

Grief Share Support Group. Fireside Room – 4th Tuesdays at 6:30pm

Alanon. Library – Wednesdays at 6:30pm

Alcoholics Anonymous. Fellowship Hall – Sun & Wed at 7:30pm

COMING SOON!

Opportunities to register for these sessions will be available closer to launch dates

Small Group Launch Coming September 30th!! 

A church wide small group launch around the sermon series on “40 Days of Community.” Everyone is invited to join a group!  Signups will begin September 9th!

New Member ClassesOctober 2018
Have you been attending Purple Door Church for a while and are looking to join as an official member?  We will hold membership classes and the opportunity to talk with the Pastors, meet the staff, and hear about the many opportunities our church offers.

Financial Peace University – Jan – March, 2019
Make 2019 the year you grab a hold of your finances! FPU will help you understand money, dump debt, retire with dignity, and bless others. Learn God’s ways of handling money with Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University! On average, FPU graduates pay off $5,300 IN DEBT and save $2,700 in the first 90 days.

Covenant Bible Study, Segment 2 – January – March 2019.
Living:  Focuses on how the community lives out their Covenant in faithful love—how it’s applied to actual relationships in everyday life. Covenant is an in-depth group Bible study in which participants read and discuss the Bible together, learning how to love God – and each other – better.

Covenant Bible Study, Segment 3 – continues after Easter – May 2019
Trusting: Looks at the crises that sometimes call Covenant life into question, and how we are restored to trust in God when troubling things happen.


FOR THOSE LOOKING TO CONNECT WITH OTHER CHRISTIANS:

United Methodist Women: We have a very vibrant UMW at Purple Door Church that includes many groups known as “circles.” Activities of the groups include fellowship, Bible study, and doing service together. For more info about UMW click here http://purpledoorchurch.com/get-connected/adults/um-women/

Men’s Breakfast: 8am at the Golden Corral, Grove City.  Every second Saturday, men of all ages are invited to meet for breakfast, fellowship, and testimony. Contact Chris Roth for more info 614/949.4532.

Walk to Emmaus: Often described by participants as one of the most influential experiences of their lives. Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual retreat where you will be challenged in your Faith and leave refreshed and full of the Holy Spirit. For more information click here

 

FOR THOSE LOOKING TO SERVE:

Sunday Morning Volunteers: There are many opportunities to serve on Sunday Mornings. We are always looking for friendly greeters, floor guides, communion stewards, AV crew, nursery, and other volunteer opportunities. Contact Traci Wurschmidt to volunteer at traciw@gcumc.org.

Missions: Our Missions Team offers many ways to serve at the church, Columbus Community, and beyond. For more information on opportunities click the “SERVE” tab at the top of the webpage.

For more information about any of these opportunities for adult discipleship contact Pastor Karen Brantley, karenb@gcumc.org or 614-875-5612