There are MANY ways you can grow in your faith at Custer Road UMC! Join any of these studies.
Studies for Everyone
Genesis has some of the best known stories - from the creation of the universe, Adam and Eve, the flood and Noah’s ark, Abraham, Jacob and his 12
Genesis has some of the best known stories – from the creation of the universe, Adam and Eve, the flood and Noah’s ark, Abraham, Jacob and his 12 sons, and finally Joseph.
Why is it important for Christians to study Genesis?
Check out this class to learn more! There will be lots of interaction and discussions.
About the Leader:
Gene Oldham is a long-time and cherished member of Custer Road United Methodist Church. A member of the Positive Thinker’s Sunday School class, Gene has led numerous Bible studies and is a gifted teacher and leader.
(Tuesday) 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Are you hearing the call to engage in your community? To take care of the poor and the needy? To feed His sheep? Then join us for Options Together: A
Are you hearing the call to engage in your community? To take care of the poor and the needy? To feed His sheep? Then join us for Options Together: A Biblical Guide to Engaging American Poverty.
The seven lessons of Options Together™ are designed to help us understand the biblical call to engage American poverty in the context of Christ-centered relationships. These relationships can lead to mutual transformation, ridding us of the old giver/receiver narrative.
Options Together was filmed in five American cities with hundreds of hours of interviews, including experts and people who are living in circumstances of poverty. The narrative style videos will help you to see the inner city with fresh eyes, filled with the hope of gospel-driven transformation.
The biblical content is both deep and wide. Meaning, the whole scope of scriptures are employed as well as deep dives into critical passages that will inform the way you see this issue for years to come.
At the end of the seven-week study, you will feel equipped to engage in all areas of our community.
About the Leaders:
Jennifer Wagner and her husband Dave joined CRUMC when they moved to Texas from their home of State College PA in 1991 and raised four children here. Jennifer has participated in several bible studies including Disciple, Crown Financial and BSF. Jennifer and Dave are members of LOFT Sunday School class. As a former nurse, Jennifer is passionate about helping people and she is involved in several missions at CRUMC including Mexico Mission Trips, Living Water International, POWS, Family Promise and Bed Start.
Doug Nickols is the director of BedStart. Bed Start is a Plano-based nonprofit that serves Collin and North Dallas counties by providing new and gently-used furniture to individuals who are transitioning out of homelessness.
(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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
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. In this section participants devote 12 weeks to the Old Testament. Participants read 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.
There is a $16 materials fee for this class.
About the Leaders:
David Paul has facilitated several Bible studies here at Custer Road UMC since 2004, but his passion is for the DISCIPLE series. Several of his former students have gone to serve the church beyond the classroom including the current director of adult ministries, a pastor, and several lay leaders. David currently serves on the Nominating and Leadership Committee and the Adult Discipleship Committee.
The Rev. Dr. Kory Knott was appointed as Sr. Pastor to Custer Road UMC on July 1, 2013. Prior to coming to Custer Road, Kory served as Senior Pastor of Argyle UMC where the church grew from 80 to 1200 members during his tenure. Prior to stepping into a senior pastor role, Kory served as youth, college and singles minister at Highland Park UMC in Dallas where he launched their contemporary Cornerstone worship service. He has also served in youth ministry at First UMC Rowlett and was a youth intern at King’s Way UMC in Springfield, MO. Kory and wife Jennifer have been married for 15 years and have three children: daughter, Taylor, and sons, Zachary and Reed.
(Tuesday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join others in a short daily Bible study at your convenience any time during the day. We were made to go through life alongside other people. And when we draw near to God together, spiritual growth can happen.
Each study takes about 10-15 minutes daily, at the time of your choosing, to:
1. Watch a short video.
2. Read or listen to scripture.
3. Share your comments with other group members if you’d like.
4. At the conclusion of the study, you have the option to participate in a Zoom meeting with your host and other participants. The meeting will be set at a time that is convenient to most participants.
If you’re looking for a way to build trusted relationships, try a DIY study, and invite friends to join you.
Register for as many studies – all hosted by members of our Custer Road UMC congregation – as you’d like. After registering, you’ll receive a unique link for each study group to open on your phone, tablet or laptop. From there, you can download the YouVersion Bible app to access the study. All DIY studies are free.
There will be an optional Zoom discussion at the conclusion of each of these studies. The host will determine the time and let participants know.
The Good Words Book Club is about sharing books that are new or notable and related to Christian living, spiritual growth, church or culture. This group is open to men and women. Join us for the books you find interesting and would enjoy reading and discussing. The idea behind the Good Words Book Club is simple… Get the selected book for each month. Read the book in advance of the group meeting. Join the group one time or multiple times (depending on which books you would like to read). We’ll be meeting eight first Monday nights this year, at 6-7:30 p.m., for a 90-minute discussion of a variety of books, facilitated by a variety of individuals who enjoy reading and talking about books. There is NO COST to participate in this club, however, there may be a cost associated with getting your own book since it is your responsibility. Check out our upcoming book club meetings and book selections below.
Studies for Women
As Beth Moore speaks to us from Jerusalem and other familiar locations in the Holy Land, we will personally walk in the footsteps of Jesus. We will gain
As Beth Moore speaks to us from Jerusalem and other familiar locations in the Holy Land, we will personally walk in the footsteps of Jesus. We will gain a new perspective on His humanity, His persecutions, His temptations and His complete dedication to His Holy Father.
This study will reinforce God’s Love for all people through God’s benevolent gift of Grace in the form of God’s Son, Jesus the one and only.
About the Leader:
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.
(Wednesday) 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Studies for Men:
On November 6, 2020, the Friday Morning Men Bible Study Group will begin a study of the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament. If you think that these ancient
On November 6, 2020, the Friday Morning Men Bible Study Group will begin a study of the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament. If you think that these ancient moldy books of the Bible are just history books only and they do not really impact our faith walk in this modern world. You would be wrong! This great prophet of God was not only important to a conquered and scattered Hebrew people but is relevant for us today as we seek to understand Jesus and the growth of His church. The teenager Daniel and three of his friends were taken into custody by the great conquering Babylon Empire. They were then taken off to the Emperor’s court thousands of miles away to be raised in a pagan Babylonian culture. Find out how they survive in that world and were able to still faithful to God.
The group is currently meeting on Zoom each Friday morning around 6:30 am for a one-hour study starting at 6:45 am. If you are interested in giving this approach a try please contact Dennis Allen at email@example.com or give him a call at 214 557-8785. The only tool you bring to the meeting is your favorite Bible (any homework is on your prompting).
About the Leader:
Dennis Allen and his wife, Johnnye have been members of CRUMC for over 20 years. Dennis has been continually active in church life starting as a member of the Jubilee Sunday School class. In addition, he has served as the leader of the Love Where You Live mission program, President of United Methodist Men, and has been teaching Sunday School classes, Bible Studies and delivering sermons at senior living facilities in the area.
(Friday) 6:45 am - 7:45 pm
This study involves reading the book, answering questions contained in the book as well as utilizing a study guide for
This study involves reading the book, answering questions contained in the book as well as utilizing a study guide for “The Red Sea Rules” written by Robert J. Morgan. The book is based on Exodus 14 in the Bible. From reading and studying Exodus 14 Robert Morgan developed dynamic principles; 10 God-given strategies for difficult times in his life that can be applied today taking one from fear to faith – from panic to praise. The reality is that we all experience and encounter challenges or difficulties in life, you may call them trials or tests from a spiritual perspective. Another reality is you’re not alone.
This will be a ten-step journey in reading, studying, sharing and discussing the ten rules stated and expounded upon in Robert Morgan’s book, “The Red Sea Rules”. For each rule will be a mini-journey in and of itself. You will find the book easy to read and to understand the applicability of the rule especially after answer the questions at the end of each rule as well as those in the study guide which takes one through a series of scripture passages that apply to the rule.
Are you ready for the study? Please join us on Wednesday mornings starting at 11:45 and ending at approximately 1 p.m. either in person in the Venue at the church or by logging into the study using Zoom. Look forward to having you join us for fruitful sharing and discussion.
(Wednesday) 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
6601 Custer Road