Adult Ministries Summer Update

St. Andrew has been working with the Bishop of the North Texas Conference, healthcare professionals and civic leaders, as well as lay leaders to determine the best approach for keeping our congregation safe during these uncertain times. And while we will continue to work on plans for reopening the church for worship, we have determined that it is in the best interest of our groups and classes to continue to meet off the St. Andrew campus for the duration of the summer. Therefore, to help you remain engaged in spiritual growth throughout the next few months, Adult Ministries will be offering multiple opportunities including online bible studies and much more. Please check back often for additional opportunities as they develop.



Summer Studies

Grow in faith and community through these summer studies! More information will be available soon.

Summer Podcast Club | Tuesdays, June 16 – July 28, 7:00 p.m., meeting via zoom

Listen to a podcast each week and gather with others online to discuss the weekly topic beginning Tuesday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m. Click here to register.

June 16: What is the Enneagram? Suzanne Stabile Gives Us a Primer
June 23: The Spirit, Wind & Breath of God in the Bible with Professor Jack Levison
June 30: Subversive Sabbath: The Surprising Power of Rest in a Nonstop World
July 7: Love Evolves with Richard Rohr
July 14: Finding Presence in the Midst of a Pandemic
July 21: TBA
July 28: TBA

Women's Spiritual Growth Group | 1st and 3rd Tuesday, beginning July 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m., meeting via Zoom

SUMMER STUDY | NUMBERS: Learning Contentment in a Culture of More by Melissa Spoelstra 
It’s hard to relate to the story in the Book of Numbers about a group of people who wandered in the desert for forty years…until we take a closer look at ourselves. In this study you'll learn how God can fill the ache inside of you and help you focus on faith in the midst of life’s joys and pains. For more information or to join, contact Dawn Conner or call 972-400-5907. 

Independent Summer Study | Unshakable Hope by Max Lucado

Grab a group of friends or conduct a personal study with Max Lucado’s Unshakable Hope. Synopsis: This world has a tremble to it. There are things that seem unsteady in this life. But when we belong to God, it allows us to filter our problems through the promises of God. When we choose to be people of the promise, we choose to build our lives on the promises of God, not the circumstances of life.

Unshakable Hope Study Guide by Max Lucado, Amazon link

Session 1 Video: You Are Stamped with God’s Image
Session 2 Video: God Will Win the Victory (The Devil’s Days are Numbered)
Session 3 Video: You Are An Heir of God
Session 4 Video: Your Prayers Have Powers
Session 5 Video: God Gives Grace for the Humble
Session 6 Video: God Gets You
Session 7 Video: Jesus is Praying for You
Session 8 Video: Death Has Been Defeated (This Temporary Tomb)
Session 9 Video: Joy is Coming Soon
Session 10 Video: You Will Have Power
Session 11 Video: There is No Condemnation in Christ
Session 12 Video: Justice Will Prevail

Matthew Bible Study | June 8 – August 15

Join with Student Ministry as we read through the Gospel of Matthew throughout the summer. It is great for adults, too! The study includes scripture, questions, a life application section and prayer prompts.

Worksheet Download Links:
June*

*Please note the following corrections for scripture verses the week of June 29-July 4

June 29: Matthew 8:1-17
June 30: Matthew 8:18-27
July 1: Matthew 8:28-9:8
July 2: Matthew 9:9-34
July 3: Matthew 9:35-10:23
July 4: Matthew 10:24-42

 

Weekly Online Bible Studies & Classes

Men's Bible Study | Led by Rev. Arthur Jones, Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m., Facebook or YouTube

Women's Bible Study | Led by Rev. Kim Meyers, Wednesdays, 8:00 p.m., Facebook

Scott Engle's Bible Study Classes | Sundays, 11:00 a.m., Mondays, 3:00 p.m., Tuesdays, 11:45 a.m., Click Here for Links

 

Helping Hands Program

Do you need help for yourself or others? Are you able to help?

Sign up to support our local restaurants while sending love and support to our health care workers, first responders, and workers at public places of business. Put a smile on the face of a fellow community member!

I/WE/Someone I Know Needs HelpI/We Can Help


Adults

No matter where you are in your faith journey, you can build relationships and grow spiritually through Adult Ministries at St. Andrew. We offer classes, communities, and groups to help everyone find the right place to connect. Our team is ready to help you make St. Andrew your church home.

 


Communities

80% Relationships | 20% Learning

Socialize with others of similar interests and life stages, and meet new friends. Whether you're looking for a softball team, a book club, or friends to serve with, we have the community for you.

Young Adults
United Methodist Women
United Methodist Men
PALS – Senior Adults
"A Little Deeper" Book Club
ScriptureFIT
Softball Teams

 


Groups

50% Relationships | 50% Learning

Grow spiritually with close friends you can call family. Groups are equal part fellowship and Biblical learning, as we meet regularly, explore scripture, and journey through joys and concerns.

Connection Groups
Sunday Morning Groups
Bible Study Groups

Connection Group spring Series Materials


Classes

20% Relationships | 80% Learning

Deepen your knowledge and understanding of God's word. Classes focus on studying the Bible. These lecture-style gatherings are often presented in series, but are designed for you to come-and-go to each meeting as you are able.

Scott Engle's Classes
Baptism Class
Seasonal Classes


Get Involved

Please complete the Interest Form to help us get you better connected!

Interest Form



Adult Ministries Library

Find past Connection Group series materials and seasonal classes, and use our online tool, Librarika, to reserve printed materials for pickup at St. Andrew.

Library

 


Coming Up Soon

Churchwide COVID-19 Updates

Churchwide COVID-19 Updates

Thank you for your faithfulness and participation in our church family as we navigate this unique challenge.

Pastor Jimmy Decker

A word of welcome

Hey everyone! I’m Jimmy Decker, and I am our Pastor of Adult Ministries and Hospitality at St. Andrew. I’m thrilled to get you connected to the St. Andrew community, and look forward to finding ways for you to be a part of this home. I’m passionate about helping people recognize the ways God has called us to live in this world, and love getting to watch adults lead the charge within our churches. I’d love to get to meet you and connect over all things church, football, books, and movies!