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 spiritual growth.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES:
Each of our Sunday morning classes are open to join at any time.
Bible Fellowship Study
Hospitality Room. 9:45am
The Holy Land Series: Discover the Bible through the travels of Israel with Ray Vander Laan. Each week we will explore through video and discussion the places in Israel that make the Bible come alive.
Growing Christians Bible Study
Focus on God and what it means that we are created in God’s image, and what it means to worship God alone.
New Member Class
Hospitality Room, 11am – 12:30pm
Registration is needed, contact the office, 614/875-5612, ask for Sandy.
Next session: Spring 2020
Joyce Meyer Series – begins 2/11
Hospitality Room – 6:30pm – 2nd & 4th Tuesdays
Join us to explore the life lessons from a variety of Joyce’s video studies.
Fireside Room – 1st Tuesday, 6pm
Explore the Bible through the use of color and design.
Merge for Parents – Wednesdays
Family Life Center – Wednesdays, 6:30pm
Parents will have the opportunity to study the same lessons that the children will learn.
Willow – Single Mom Ministry – NEW!!!
Hospitality Room – 2nd Wednesdays, 6:30pm
Willow is one of our new family groups! This group is for single moms. Join other single moms for a time of fellowship, support and study.
Walking with God in the Desert – Ray Vander Laan Series
Fireside Room – Wednesdays, 6:30pm
The Bible comes alive when viewed through the lens of being on location. Vander Laan’s video series takes you to the Holy Land through each lesson.
“Cold Case Christianity“/Chronological Bible Study
Hospitality Room – Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm
Written by an L.A. County homicide detective and former atheist, Cold-Case
Christianity examines the claims of the New Testament using the skills and strategies of a hard-to-convince criminal investigator. As the Cold Case series wraps up, we will begin a chronological Bible study beginning March 4th of the Gospels.
Thursday AM Bible Study – Epistles
Hospitality Room – Thursdays, 10am
Come explore the Epistles: James, Galatians, 1 & 2 Peter, Philippians and Jude.
Financial Peace University – Launching Feb. 13th
Fireside Room – 6:30pm- 8:30pm
Make this the year you grab a hold of your finances! FPU will help you understand money, dump debt, retire with dignity, and bless others. Registration is required for this class by calling the church office, 614/845-5612.
Draw the Circle/Prayer Study – begins 2/13
Room 120 – Thursdays, 6:30pm
Praying circles around biggest dreams and greatest fears. Taken from the book The Circle Maker, this study helps you and the entire church to identify dreams and future miracles you can draw prayer circles around. God, who still looks for circle makers whose bold prayers defy human convention and invoke divine intervention is waiting for those prayers.
We do have care groups that meet various days and weeks of each month. For those looking for healing and support, please visit our “CARE” tab on the home page for information on Stephen’s Ministry, Grief Share, New Directions (widow/widower group) and Cancer Companions.
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: 8 am 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 http://www.gcemmaus.org/
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 email@example.com.
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 Brandi Blackstone, BrandiB@gcumc.org or 614/875-5612