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. Fast Track groups meet for a total of 24 weeks, devoting 12 weeks each to the Old Testament and the New Testament. Participants read a manageable 3-5 chapters of the Bible daily in preparation for the weekly meetings, which last approximately 75 minutes. 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.
A CDG is a small group of 7 to 8 people who willingly enter into a binding (serious) agreement with God and each other for the purpose of developing their lives as faithful Christian disciples in the world. The covenant is written by the group and focuses on upon a variety of Christian practices. These practices or actions reflect our Methodist understanding of holistic discipleship which includes acts of devotion, acts of worship, acts of compassion, and acts of justice. CDGs meet weekly or bi-weekly for mutual accountability for covenant practices. Each gathering lasts one hour. Groups can agree to extend their meeting time so as to include meals or additional time for prayer.
The walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God's grace and love is revealed to you through other believers. Following the three-day experience, participants are joined in small groups to support each other in their ongoing walk with Christ.
The Bible is core to the Christian faith and to our growth as followers of Jesus. But while the Bible was written for us it was not written to us. This can create problems when we try to read and apply the Bible to our lives. Making Sense of the Bible is a 6-week group study to help people learn some basic navigational skills. These skills can help us read the Bible with much greater understanding and benefit.
Next Group- Thursdays, January 18th - February 22nd 6:30 to 8pm
Jefferson UMC offers a variety of Sunday morning groups which meet
from 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.. Some focus on a chosen Scripture
or book of the Bible for discussion while others address topical issues.
Groups typically are discussion based with a facilitator assisting.
Offered from time-to-time, these studies typically are book-focused and meet for 8 to 12 weeks.