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! Thus, those involved in our church meet together regularly outside worship to connect, learn, and put Faith into action. Below are some examples of how adults can plug into the many ways our church supports discipleship.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE CLASSES COMING IN 2018!

Classes for 2018

Wednesday Night Classes. Childcare available for all:

Financial Peace. January 31- April 11. By Dave Ramsey. Is your bank account feeling blue after the holidays? Do you find yourself frustrated because money always feels tight? Dave Ramsey and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and being able to bless others from financial security. This is a small group format where participants will share ideas, be encouraged, and stay motivated. Classes meet for nine weeks and are led by a volunteer coordinator. Only one kit is needed per household. Wednesday Nights from 6:30 – 8:30pm, Worship Center. Cost: $129 for the kit which can be ordered at DaveRamsey.com under the tab “Classes” then “Financial Peace.”

Study for Women. We always offer a Wednesday Night Bible Study for the women of the church. New members are always welcome and a new study is starting up January 31. This is a great chance to join! 6:30-7:45pm, Hospitality Room.

Study for Men. After a successful fall, we are going to continue our men’s Bible study in 2018. New members are always welcome and a new study is starting up January 31. This is a great chance to join! 6:30-7:45pm, location TBA.

Promised Land Series: Faith Lessons on the Early Church by Ray Vander Laan. Starts January 31. This is the 5th installment of the Promised Land series. Journey with scholar Ray Vander Laan as he takes you to onsite locations and makes the Bible stories come alive. New class participants always welcome as each week is a new teaching! Facilitated by David Riehl. 6:15-8pm, Fireside Room. Childcare Available

Thursday Night Class. No childcare available:

Covenant. January 25 -March 15. 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. We will meet for 8 weeks on Thursday nights from 6pm-8:30pm, Hospitality Room. This class is open to all. Cost for the complete set of course material is $30.

For those new to our Church:

New Member Classes: Have you been attending Purple Door Church for a while and are looking to join as an official member? In the Fall and Spring, we offer the opportunity to talk with the Pastors, meet the staff, and hear about the many opportunities our church offers for Spiritual growth. Contact our Pastoral Administrative Assistant, Sandy Reddig, to find out more and sign up:  sandyr@gcumc.org

For those interested in Bible Study:

Bible Journaling: 1st Tuesday of every month. 6-8pm. Come discover with others the passion for delving into God’s Word. Bring snacks and food as these evening are potlucks. This event is open to all ages and if you don’t have a Journaling Bible, no worries, materials will be provided. Contact Brandi Blackstone for more info: brandib@gcumc.org

Sunday Schools:  We offer several adult Sunday schools catered to adults.

8:30am: Active Adult Class.  A group of later 20’s-40’s who meet in the Fireside Room. Contact Pastor Jonathan Mann jmann@gcumc.org

9:30am: Adult Bible Study.  All ages who meet in the Hospitality Room. Led by David Herrmann.

9:30am: Growing Christians.  All ages who meet in the Library. Led by Sandy Reed

Disciple Bible Studies: Disciple Bible Studies are an in depth reading of God’s Word. These studies require a high level of commitment as they meet weekly over 30+ weeks. Have you ever wanted to read the whole Bible and learn what it contains? Then Disciple 1 is for you!  Have you ever wanted to learn Spiritual Practices that will draw you closer to God, then Disciple 2 is a perfect way to learn and make them part of your life. Classes normally start in the Fall and go through to the following May. New Disciple classes coming in 2017!

Classes: In the Fall and Spring, we offer various classes on putting Faith into action in every-day life. To find out what is upcoming look in the Discipleship Quarterly newsletter, click here

Financial Peace University: 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. Offered various times of the year. To find out more, click here

Covenant – Coming October 2017—May 2018

We are proud to announce that this October we will be offering Covenant.  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.

Participants will meet in 3, 8 week segments on Thursday nights from 6pm-8:30pm.  Unfortunately we will not be able to offer childcare for the sessions.

Segment 1, Creating:  Examines how Covenant Community is created and established

October 5, 12, 19, 26                        November 2, 9, 16, 30

Segment 2, Living:  Focuses on how the community lives out their Covenant in faithful love—how it’s applied to actual relationships in everyday life

Jan 25                        Feb 1, 8, 15, 22                        March 1, 8, 15

Segment 3, 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.

April 5, 12, 19, 26                        May 3, 10, 17, 24

For those looking to connect with other Christians:

Small Groups: Our church has been involved in small groups for many years and we have 18 groups that regularly meet. In 2017, we will be kicking off new groups for those that aren’t part of a group but would like to join one. This Fall, Pastor Jonathan will be offering a Small Group to disciple those that would like to be small group leaders. The commitment will be to meet twice a month for one year. For more information, contact Pastor Jonathan at jmann@gcucmc.org

25-30’s Small Group: There is a new small group at our church that is open to anyone age 25-30’s.  We will be getting together once a month for fellowship, devotion, and yes… FOOD!           Contact Pastor Jonathan if you are interested in joining.

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

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.

Table 2:15 Discussions: 7:30pm-9pm at Siam Hibachi. Imagine the old TV show, Cheers, except you’re in it and you’re eating yummy Hibachi!  Every Tuesday, we get together to enjoy good food, friends, and whatever discussions we have that night. Sometimes the discussion is Biblical and some days we discuss what life is like on a 2 month stent at sea on a Nuclear Submarine!  This is a great place to connect and learn some of the basics of who we are and how we envision a ministry based on relationships. For more information about Table 2:15 click here

Siam Hibachi
2257 Stringtown Rd.
Grove City, OH 43119

Zumba Exercise Group:  Mondays 5-6pm. Exercise with friends. Meets in the Fellowship Hall (in the basement near the traditional sanctuary). Call the office for more detail (614/875-5612).

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.