Bible Studies

Bible studies listed in this area will be free or will be available for a minimal cost, with the fee listed under the name of each study.

Wonder, Love and Praise: Sharing a Vision of the Church

Cost: Free
Duration: Four sessions

About the study: United Methodists are in need of a renewed vision today: not just a new view but a renewed capacity to see and apprehend what “church” is all about. With our fellow Christians everywhere, we witness a rapidly changing church, both within our denomination and within the larger Christian movement around the world. Migration, immigration, and the push and pull of globalizing forces are reconfiguring the face of Christianity, as well as the larger religious make-up of the human family. Old customs and certainties are being challenged, and a yet-unclear future beckons. 

This study aims to help United Methodists better understand the theology of the church and, with it, a clearer vision of the reality of the church in today's hectic world.

Designed by the Committee on Faith and Order of the United Methodist Church, this study is intended for small groups, with a goal of having 10 percent of the denomination take part by Dec. 31, 2017. Once completed, please assign someone to download the feedback form and follow the instructions listed there.

Course Materials

Textbook (60-page PDF)

Introduction
Instructions for the study
Introductory video (Download for use later)
 
Session 1 Session 2
Leader's guide Leader's guide
Participants' materials Participants' materials
Video (download for use later) Video (download for use later)

 

Session 3 Session 4
Leader's guide Leader's guide
Participants' materials Participants' materials
Video (download for use later) Video (download for use later)