DiscipleLife is Mt Bethel’s main avenue of Adult Discipleship. DiscipleLife includes Sunday Schools, Life Groups, and Bible Studies. All three offer small groups of people where you find community and support. Most importantly, your involvement in DiscipleLife enables you to grow in your personal relationship with Christ.
Click the links below for details or to register for Life Groups, Bible Study and Sunday School classes.
Life Groups are how we connect at Mt. Bethel. In Life Groups, you form meaningful relationships as everyone shares their passion, their purpose and their lives in a very real and personal way. Life Groups are small groups of people who meet regularly with the purpose of making a difference in the community, developing deep friendships with each other, and challenging each other to grow in their relationship with Christ. Life Groups meet in a variety of places: church campus, homes, coffee shops, or wherever there’s room! Life Groups are about living the way Jesus lived, not just talking about it. They are the church, living and working together as Christ intended. If you’re not in one, you’re missing out! We have Life Groups for Children in 4th and 5th Grade, Students, Adults of all ages, and Families. For more information contact Gayle Haden or Kelly Brumbeloe.
Nursery will be available for most Bible studies for children up to age 11. The nursery is free for children ages 4 and under. A nominal fee of $3 per child per event will be charged for children ages 5 – 11. Nursery reservations are required. For Weekday Morning studies, please contact Evelyn Bosher to make nursery reservations – 678-560-7285. For all other days/times, please contact Debbie Ruth to make nursery reservations – 770-971-2588.
Wednesdays at 6:30pm from Apr 17 – Jun 5 | Facilitated by: Pastors Glenn Ray & Carey Akin | B116
Join Pastors Glenn Ray and Carey Akin for 8 weeks beginning Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30pm. Glenn and Carey will walk you through the eight core values of Christian Leadership using lecture, media and discussion. They will be using the most up to date material from International Leadership Institute. If you are seeking to grow in your walk with Jesus, this study will give you the biblical principles you need. This class will help you to make an impact for His kingdom and give you a framework for your daily life.
To register, please contact Gayle Haden at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-560-7427.
Wednesdays at 10:00am from Jun 5 - Jun 26 | Facilitated by: Millie Atkinson & Genia Crane | B118
Women, please join us on Wednesday mornings in June as we stay in God’s word with a 4 week study on living counter-culturally. We will use scripture to discuss how to live out our Christian values in a secular world.
For more information, or to register, please contact Millie Atkinson at email@example.com.
Located in: B109
The Agape Class is a delightful blend of couples and singles, ranging from middle-aged to seniors, with an average attendance of 25-30. Our members participate in lively discussions led by volunteer facilitators who prepare lessons from the Cokesbury Adult Bible Study Quarterly. Lifelong friendships have developed as we study God’s Word together, pray together for our class prayer concerns, and have fun class socials. We joyfully serve in these projects: M.U.S.T. Ministries, Cobb Street Ministries, Project Mail Call and Aloha to Aging. We cordially invite you to join us, where you will discover the warmth of the unconditional love Jesus wanted His children to share. Current Class President, Mike Cunningham, firstname.lastname@example.org, would welcome any questions regarding the Agape Class.
Located in: B112
Older adults enjoy lecture and discussion on the Cokesbury Adult Bible Study series. If you’re looking for a strong Christian support system, this is the class for you!
Located in: B118
The Contemporary Class is comprised of active seniors united in Christ. Our teachers are members of the class and do an outstanding job of presenting studies from the Bible or lessons based on the Adult Bible Study series. Our class enjoys numerous fellowship activities such as golf outings, monthly game nights (bridge/dominoes), and dinners. The members support Cornerstone Foster Care, Adults in Protective Services, the Angel Tree (at Christmas), MUST, Habitat for Humanity, plus international missions. Please contact Dan and Maxine Power at 770-578-8786, or join us Sunday mornings.
Located in: F326
Our class includes parents of children ranging in age from elementary to high school. We discuss a variety of subjects with a focus on Christian ethics and direction in raising our children. We utilize video series along with self-taught classes.
Located in: F011
Large, energetic group of Christian couples with young families. Couples in Christ focuses on study and growth through class discussion, evening Bible studies, and shared worship. The class participates in many mission projects throughout the year and enjoys fellowship at numerous planned social events.
Located in: F321
Blend of families and empty nesters who use DVD and group discussion-based Bible study to expand their knowledge of God’s will for their lives.
Located in: F319
Discovery is one of the newest Sunday School classes at Mt. Bethel. We are married couples with children ages birth to elementary school. We enjoy study and discussion on all topics such as the Bible, marriage, parenting, Christianity today, and religions around the world. We support MUST ministries and Great Day of Service as well as other mission projects throughout the year. Our class participates in the Thompson Softball tournament and hosts various social activities (couples only and families) all year long. We are striving to form life long Christian friends and grow stronger in our Christian walk along the way. We are still learning and growing and welcome visitors on any Sunday.
Located in: B106
Faith Builders is committed to strengthening our faith through prayer, Bible study, fellowship and mission activities. We are eager to welcome any couples or singles age 55 or greater to join us. We encourage open discussion of faith-related issues relevant to our stage of life. We share our concerns and celebrations each week and provide strong support for each other. Frequent service and social functions foster friendships while giving back to others in need.
Located in: F104 (Media Center)
We are a fun group of young adults who are seeking Christ and desire to encourage one another in our marriage relationships. All of us have been married less than 10 years, with an average of 2-5 years of marriage. Our lessons are either a book (pertaining to our relationships with Christ, finding purpose in our lives or marriage studies) that we’ll read together and discuss, or studying a book of the Bible and what it says about our personal lives and our marriages. We look forward to seeing you in Room 104 in Building F! Join our Facebook group or read our blog!
Located in: F005
Lively lecture and discussion of the Bible as it relates to current events and daily lives. The class enjoys activities throughout the year such as a Valentine’s dinner, the Great Day of Service, lake retreats, and an annual Christmas brunch. We also support via a scholarship, Kenyan students attending high school in that country and the Bridges Ministry which provides shelter and supplies to those unfortunate enough to not have permanent housing.
Located in: B115
A group of adults age 50+ read, teach, and discuss challenging books regarding religion, the Bible, and critical issues throughout the world. We supplement between books with Faith Link, a weekly study guide about current events and the Christian/UMC teachings on them. Our normal class size is 12 to 20 which allows for open discussion and great exchange of enlightenments.
Located in: F001
Consisting of couples with children ranging from preschool to college-age, the class explores the many issues that face Christians and families today. Areas of focus include: Biblical scholarship, open discussion among class members, community service, and frequent opportunities for fellowship. The class provides volunteers for Camp SPLAT and the angel tree project.
Located in: F322
Adults explore issues of contemporary living through Bible study.
Located in: F311
Couples with young children focus weekly on Biblical scriptures to apply to daily living. Motivating Sunday discussions, service projects, and social occasions bond this group.
Located in: B111
How are the teachings of Jesus relevant today? Come and be part of our open forum/free-for-all discussions. We seek active participants, diverse opinions, careful questioners, and old-fashioned skeptics. Be prepared to share your opinions and defend your positions–even if only to yourself! Teaching duties are rotated among class members using a variety of materials. We participate in service opportunities such as The Center for Children and Young Adults and MUST ministries. In addition, OPEN CIRCLE enjoys numerous socials throughout the year. We’re Baby Boomers and many are Empty Nesters–but all age groups are welcome in our class.
Located in: F324
A class made up largely of couples in their 40’s and 50′s with children, we focus weekly on Bible study – particularly applications of scripture to every day life. Lessons generally draw from both the Old and New Testaments and encourage feedback from an engaging and often witty class. One of MBUMC’s oldest and largest adult classes, we sit in a circle and openly trade thoughts on how to improve our walk with Christ, for ourselves, our families, our church, and our community. We study, laugh, and cry together through the ups and downs of life. E-mail questions concerning the Outreach class to Carmit3309@aol.com.
Located in: F309
A class focused on building a strong faith through lively discussion of diverse scripture-based literature, often sharing family and community issues. Community service, missions, and frequent social events create a strongly bonded group. Contact Genia Crane with questions concerning the Seekers Class.
Located in: F308
Our group is a mix of parents in different stages of parenting. We have kids ranging from middle school age to married. We meet to read and discuss both the 11:00 am sanctuary and contemporary services’ scripture and sermons for that day. Many of us then attend the service. Having pre-read and discussed the topic, we are in tune with the pastor’s message even more. Visit when you can, anytime you’d like. For more information contact Bob Misdom or 770-598-3529.
Located in: F325
This NEW class is for single adults aged 40′s to 60′s who want to grow stronger in their faith walk. We will be studying biblical ways to live out our lives and other biblical issues of interest to the class.
Our purpose is to integrate discipleship into our daily lives through Bible Study and Christ-like action. Our mission is to put our faith into action by service to the needs of the community.
For more information contact Susan McCauley at email@example.com.
Located in: F315
We are engaged and recently married couples (less than five years), starting life together as we seek to incorporate scripture and Christian values into our marriages, families and lives. We encourage learning and sharing in class, through missions projects and at social activities.
Located in: A23
A large, active class with teacher-led presentations and discussions on a wide variety of interesting scripture-related topics.
Located in: B116
This is a diverse class of caring singles and married couples taught by long-time class member, Chuck Larsen. Lesson topics are varied and lively with primary focus on scripture as it applies to our lives and today’s world. The relaxed atmosphere of the class makes it a friendly, fun, and informative place to spend Sunday morning.
Located in: F Conference Room
All the questions that you have always been afraid to ask. Come explore the answers in a Bible-based, friendly, nurturing class. Your knowledge and faith will be transformed. Bring your questions and we will explore the scripture to find the answers. The class is conducted in an open discussion format. We are in our 40′s and 50′s and have kids ranging from middle school to adult. Our members are from various religious backgrounds. Please call Mark Young at (770) 509-7612 if you have any questions.
Located in: CAC Olympia Room
BRAND NEW - The class is inter-generational and all ages, genders and background are welcome. This class will meet to study God’s WORD together for one hour each week. The class will be facilitated by Gaylyn Kelly and Taylor Pair. We will begin with the book of Galatians. If you, your spouse, your adult child, parent, neighbor, co-worker, etc. has ever wondered how to study the Bible, to learn what it says, and how it can be your guide in life decisions, then this class could be just for you.
You are welcome to drop in, commit to daily reading or just take a step and join us. Questions? Contact Gaylyn Kelly.
Located in: Chapel
A caring, motivated and diverse group of 50 something’s engaged in teacher-led reading and lively discussion of the Bible from cover to cover. This class is committed to mission projects, supporting Christian causes, growing our faith in Christ and caring for each other. Come be a part of our fellowship and laughter every Sunday.
Disciple: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study is the foundation of the Disciple Bible Study program. This 35 week Genesis to Revelation study of the Bible has been transforming lives at Mt Bethel and around the world for over twenty years! This course, often referred to as Disciple I, is designed for those new to the study of scripture as well as those who are looking to grow toward a more integrated knowledge of the Bible and a richer faith. One Disciple student explained it this way, “I’ve heard Bible stories all my life but now I see that from beginning to end the Bible is telling one story…God’s story…our story!”
DISCIPLE III: Remember Who You Are (32 weeks)
Tues. @ 9:45 am; begins Jan.8; Facilitator- Mary Allphin, Rm. B116
(Most Disciple classes start in the fall and run for the school year. If you’re ready to start a class now and have completed Disciple I, this class begins in January. We will study the prophets until May, take the summer off, and pick up with the letters of Paul when school resumes in August. Please check back as fall approaches to have more class options.)