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 14, 2018  The class is $100, is held in room B5 and will be led by Penn Hoyt.  Register HERE.   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  Register HERE.  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.

 

  • This class is held on Sundays from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  There are 12 sessions, beginning on February 11, 2018  The cost of this class is $15, is held in room B3 and will be led by Kathy Hines  Register HERE.  This 12-week study immerses the participant in the Old 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.
  • 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.  Register HERE.    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 four sessions, beginning on November 15, 2017.   This class is $13, is held in room B4 and will be led by Merrigale Allen.  Register HERE.    A virgin birth. God’s son…a helpless baby. Fleeing certain death. Nothing about the Christmas story is ordinary. Mike Slaughter says it’s enough to confound the mind and make the heart contrite. In his book, Down to Earth, Slaughter presents a four-week Advent study that opens up God’s Christmas surprise to us and examines how it changed everything.

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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 Sundays from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Beginning on January 14, 2018.  This class costs $25, is held in room B11 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

  • This class is held on Wednesdays from 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Beginning on Sept 6, 2017  This class is offered FREE of Charge, is held in room B6 and will be led by Tim Pullen and George Lynch.  Register HERE.  This pivotal letter by Paul details a number of theological themes such as, sin and death, salvation, grace, faith, justification sanctification, redemption, resurrection and glorification.  This influential letter from Paul encourages all those who read and study its contents to work out their Christian faith in practical ways, both in the church and in the world.  Paul’s letter to the Romans profoundly states the content of the gospel and it implications for both the present and the future.

Tim Pullen

Tim Pullen serves as Executive Administrator of Custer Road UMC, working with all major Church committees.

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Rev. George Lynch is a retired United Methodist Elder and a member of the Jubilee Sunday School class.

 

 

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



Contact:

Jerry Butler Director of Adult Ministries jbutler@crumc.org