Bible Studies

Whether you are new to reading the Bible or someone who has grown up with it, we offer a place where the riches of the world’s greatest book can be more deeply explored. We also offer various other classes which will help you grow in other ways as well.

“Plug in” each fall, spring and summer to a variety of Bible studies and courses at Custer Road UMC. Regardless of where you are in your spiritual walk, there is something here for you. Take this journey with us as we learn, grow and fellowship together. Within Adult Ministry at Custer Road, it is our goal to create and foster environments that provide you with an opportunity to Discover, Build and Expand your relationship with Jesus Christ.
Studies for Everyone
  • This class is held on Sundays from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  There are 10 sessions, beginning on January 21, 2018  The class is $100, is held in room B5 and will be led by Penn Hoyt.  Registration is Closed.   We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!
  • This class is held on Sundays from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  There are 12 sessions, beginning on January 14, 2018  The cost of this class is $15, is held in room B4 and will be led by Dan McMillan  Registration is Closed.  This 12-week study immerses the participant in the New Testament.  Disciple Fast Track, an adaptation of the original, bestselling Disciple Bible Study, provides a viable option for busy people seeking comprehensive engagement over time with the entire biblical text.  Participants read a manageable 3-5 chapters of the Bible daily in preparation for the weekly meetings.  A brief, illustrated review video enables participants to recall important facts and ideas; lively and engaging video presenters then offer insights into the current week’s session.

Dan McMillan is a long-time United Methodist from Lubbock, Texas and a 25 year member of Custer Road UMC.   Dan has served in a number of leadership roles at Custer Road and is a gifted teacher and leader.  Dan is a self-described uncle, friend, student, reader, teacher, beginner, pilgrim, sinner in many aspects, and one who strives daily to be a follower of Jesus of Nazareth, The Christ.  Dan and his wife Laurie have two older children, Garret and Madeline.

  • Daytime and Evening classes are being offered!   Evening Classes will be held Tuesdays beginning February 6, 2018  from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Daytime Classes will be held Wednesdays beginning February 7, 2018,  from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. There are 12 sessions.  This class is $20, is held in room 203 and will be led by Kendall Neeley .  Register HEREIgnorance is bliss―except in self-awareness. What you don’t know about yourself can hurt you and your relationships―and even keep you in the shallows with God. Do you want help figuring out who you are and why you’re stuck in the same ruts? The Enneagram is an ancient personality type system with an uncanny accuracy in describing how human beings are wired, both positively and negatively.  This  12-session course is designed to help participants learn about and utilize the Enneagram, a powerful ancient tool for understanding motivation, behavior, and experience.


Kendall Neeley has been the Associate Director of Youth Ministries here at Custer Road since 2014. She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Oklahoma State University. Kendall grew up at Custer Road and was baptized and confirmed here. She is a student of the Enneagram and is excited to be able to share it with her congregation. If you are curious about the Enneagram and would like a bit more information before signing up, please email her at

  • This class is held on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon,  Begins on January 23, 2018  This class is FREE, is held in room B5 and will be led by Gene Oldham.  Register HEREThe book of John is a Gospel that contains Narrative History, Sermons, Parables, and a few Prophetic Oracles.  It was written so that all may believe in Jesus Christ the Son of God who gives eternal life.   Join us for an in-depth journey through a Gospel that has held a special place in Christian tradition.

GENE OLDHAM has been a member at CRUMC since 1990. He is also an active member of the Positive Thinkers Sunday School class along with his wife Linda. Over the years, Gene has served as a small group leader for several Bible Studies and Sunday School classes. Gene is a gifted teacher that brings a passion for Scripture and a wealth of Biblical knowledge to any class he leads.


  • This class is held on Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.,  Eight Session, Begins on January 25, 2018  This class is $13, is held in room B4 and will be led by Esperanza Ortega & Gene Burrows.  Register HEREWe’ve all been hurt by other people, we’ve hurt ourselves, and we’ve hurt others. And as a result, every single one of us ends up with some sort of hurt, hang-up, or habit. But the question we all face is, Where do we go from here?  Life’s Healing Choices offers freedom from our hurts, hang-ups, and habits through eight healing choices that enable true happiness and life transformation. Using the Beatitudes of Jesus as a foundation, Senior Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church and assistant pastor John Baker developed the eight choices.  This course includes 8 video lessons on the healing choices from Rick Warren and the book Life’s Healing Choices by John Baker. Through making each of these choices, you too will find God’s pathway to wholeness, growth, spiritual maturity, happiness, and healing. You’ll find real answers, real hope, and a real future — one healing choice at a time
  • This class is held on Sundays from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  There are six sessions, beginning on February 11, 2018  This class is FREE, is held in room B12 and will be led by Dr. Susie Hergenrader.  Register HERE.   Join Dr. Susie Hergenrader as she takes an in depth look into each of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People developed by Stephen R. Covey back in 1989. This holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach to personal and professional effectiveness lays out a pathway for living with fairness, integrity, service and human dignity….principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.


DR. SUSIE HERGENRADER, recreation superintendent for the City of Plano, is chair of our Church Council.  After earning her doctorate in public affairs, she worked for the City of Plano’s Professional Development Center, facilitating classes on ethics, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, employee performance, employee motivation, and leadership. She has presented leadership and professional development topics at state and local conferences and workshops.

Studies for Women
  • This class is held on Sundays from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  There are six sessions, beginning on January 7, 2018.  This class is $13, is held in room B3 and will be led by Mary Matia.  Registration is Closed.    The moment you accept Jesus as the Lord over your life, you are redeemed. As the redeemed, we experience a lifelong journey of being transformed into His image. As redeemed women we grow in the grace of Christ, and He calls us to extend grace to others.   In this Bible study, Angela Thomas-Pharr explores the practical side of redemption, inviting us to lean upon Jesus for our real help and hope.
  • This class is held on Wednesdays from 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  There are six sessions, beginning on January 10, 2018.   This class is $13, is held in room B4 and will be led by Merrigale Allen.  Registration is Closed.    The study examines 11 names of God. The words translated as name show up over one thousand times in Scripture and routinely carry with them power, responsibility, purpose, and authority. Because of God’s depth of character, He has a variety of names to reflect His different capacities of relating to humanity.   God has a name for any and every situation you can find yourself in. Get to know the names of God because it is in knowing His character and His capacity that you will rest and discover both peace and power in His covenant care.



Merrigale Allen has been a member of CRUMC and Chancel Choir since 2008. Having led many Bible Study groups, Merrigale is a devoted student of Scripture and a gifted teacher.


Studies for Men

    • This class is held on Thursdays from 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  Beginning on March 8, 2018.  This class costs $25, is held in room B5 and will be led by Jeremy Holman.   Register HERE.   We’ve all had dreams of being an expert parent or at least of raising polite, confident, and compassionate children.  Then we had children.  Wonderful plans quickly devolved into chaotic problem-solving, or finding “quick fixes” for our parenting troubles. Surviving each day is much easier than taking the time and energy to consider how your current parenting actions are impacting your child’s future.  Unfortunately, quick and easy isn’t the same as good and effective. Doug and Cathy Fields have put together a workbook and video that provides you with 10 actions that will help you move from a Quick-Fix Parent to an Intentional Parent.  These 10 actions are doable! You can get started implementing these ideas into your parenting and you will see immediate results in your child—no matter their age.  Do you want to see the five C’s in your children?
      • display confidence
      • develop character
      • have strong convictions
      • express compassion
      • become competent young adults

If so, this is the class to help you achieve those results. This WORKBOOK (with videos) is a combination book & study guide. Read, reflect, write, practice and change. You and your child will be glad you did

Other Events and Ongoing Classes:

Friday Morning Men’s Study
The Men God Uses:
Men are being touched by God all over our country, and men who have encountered God need to understand what He is doing in their lives and what their lives can mean when turned over to God. Join this group of men for study and fellowship throughout the year. Held on Fridays, 6:30 – 8 a.m., in room 204. Dennis Allen leads.  No cost.

Faith and Fitness for Women:
Do you want to have fun, feel revived and be restored so you can tackle the day? Come join us at Faith & Fitness on Mondays and Thursdays in room B5 at 9:15 a.m. This is a LADIES ONLY group. There is no fee for this joy-filled, low impact workout, where we get fit, laugh, talk and have a short devotional afterwards. Whether you are a church member or from the community, you are welcome to come and build lasting relationships with other Christians. During the year, occasional field trips are incorporated for social and physical enrichment. We look forward to welcoming you, whether it is on Mondays or Thursdays or both, you are welcome any time.  Have Questions?Contact


Jerry Butler Director of Adult Ministries