Contact Vicky Harris or Donna Juul for questions about any of the studies below. View our brochure for our Spring Bible Studies here

REGISTER HERE for any of the studies below. 

The Gospel of John Bible Study with Dr. Robbins

Dr. Robbins will teach a verse by verse study of the Gospel of John. He incorporates humor and stories along with sound biblical interpretation. All anyone needs to bring is a Bible. Join us for this Bible study! 

10 – 11 AM, Wednesdays, beginning January 10 in Wesley Hall, no charge

6:30 – 7:30 PM, Wednesday Night @ MDUMC, beginning January 10, in Wesley Hall; no charge for the study

Dinner is served 5:30 – 7 PM, $8 per person, $5 for children 4 years and under ($25 maximum per family). 

See what's for dinner each week here!

Contact Donna Juul for information.

Bible Study for Busy Lives! Disciple Fast Track: Old Testament

This study provides a thorough introduction to the Old Testament. Explore the big questions of faith and life through the lens of Scripture and build a solid foundation for future Bible studies. This will be a welcoming group and is ideal for new Christians or those new to Bible study.

Wednesdays, January 10 (13 weeks)
6 - 7:30 PM, D100, $13
Leaders: Rev. Jennifer Veres-Schrecengost and Ben Hinshaw

REGISTER HERE

Contact Donna Juul for Bible Study information.

Singles Community Bible Study

Singles gather to study the Word of God using the Lifeguide Bible Study series.  This is an ongoing group that takes a short break between series.  At the completion of each study, the group decides the topic for the next study.  All singles, church members or not, are welcome!

Wednesdays, January 10, ongoing
7:30 PM, D101

Contact Sheri Kelley for more information. 

Soundtrack: A Forty-Day Playlist through the Psalms

There’s a soundtrack at the center of the Scriptures called The Psalms. Journey through Lent by listening to the Psalms with fresh ears and open hearts with discussion around topics including: “Why Queen’s ‘We Are the Champions’ is Actually a Lament,” “Understanding the Psalms as a Sing-Along Rather than a Solo Performance,” and others. No reading required in advance, but participants can opt to purchase a devotional book to explore this soundtrack more fully.

Wednesdays, February 21 (7 weeks)
6:30 - 7:30 PM, D202
Leaders: Rev. Ginny Tincher and Rev. Jennifer Veres-Schrecengost

REGISTER HERE

Contact Donna Juul for Bible Study information.

Men’s Life

Join for breakfast, a short lesson, and fellowship with other MDUMC men.  We’ll have you out the door by 7:30 AM to get on the road to work as better men, dads, husbands and disciples of Christ!

Tuesdays, January 16, ongoing
6:30 – 7:30 AM, The Refuge, West Campus

Contact Michael Jarboe for more information.

MDUMC Moms Bible Study 

All Moms of infant - elementary age children are invited to join us every Tuesday for fellowship and Bible Study.

Tuesdays, January 9 – May 22
9:15 – 11 AM, C200 (*change of room number from Fall)
Nursery available 9 – 11 AM

REGISTER HERE

Contact Allyson George for more information.

The Miracles of Jesus: Finding God in Desperate Moments

Author Jessica LaGrone leads us in a captivating exploration of the miracles of Jesus, helping us to see that our weakness is an invitation for God to work powerfully in our lives, and reminding us that we need God on our best days just as much as we do on our worst. 

Wednesdays, January 17 (12 weeks)
11 AM - 12:30 PM, D203, $12
Leader: Sandy Earthman

REGISTER HERE

Contact Donna Juul for Bible Study information.

Studies during Lent

The Miracles of Jesus: Finding God in Desperate Moments

In this Lenten Bible study, author Jessica LaGrone leads us in a captivating exploration of the miracles of Jesus, helping us to see that our weakness is an invitation for God to work powerfully in our lives and reminding us that we need God on our best days just as much as we do on our worst. 

Tuesdays, February 13 (7 weeks)
6:30 - 8 PM, D202, $12
Leader: Paul Smith  

REGISTER HERE

Contact Donna Juul for Bible Study information.

A Way Other Than Our Own

Walter Brueggemann’s thought-provoking reflections for the season of Lent invite us to consider the challenging, beautiful life that comes with walking the way of grace.

Mondays, February 12 (7 weeks)
7 – 8:30 PM, D201, $10
Leader: Lay Pastor Victor Resendiz

REGISTER HERE

Contact Donna Juul for Bible Study information.

One Day I Wrote Back: Interacting With Scripture through Creative Writing

The Bible is a beautiful book of stories; the inspired word of God written through many appointed individuals. In this book by Jane Herring, learn about a fresh, personal, creative relationship with the Bible by using scriptio divina, the technique of writing back to scripture as a personal scripture practice.

Tuesdays, February 20 (6 weeks)
7 - 8:30 PM, D101, $9
Leader: Betty Kristoffersen

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Contact Donna Juul for Bible Study information.

Way of Life: A Study Based on the Great Spiritual Migration

Author Brian McLaren argues that in order to survive, Christianity must shift away from an outdated system of beliefs to a way of life based on love. McLaren outlines three migrations: spiritually, theologically, and missionally.

Tuesdays, February 20 (4 weeks)
2:30 – 4 PM, D200, $9
Leader: Betty Cartmell

REGISTER HERE

Contact Donna Juul for Bible Study information.

First Corinthians: Living Love When We Disagree

With more ways to communicate in a culture that encourages sharing the details of our lives, there exists greater opportunity for disagreement. Even as Christians, we struggle to get along. The Apostle Paul wrote to the Christians living in Corinth to encourage them to not ridicule one another but to work together to show the love of Christ.

Thursdays, February 22 (6 weeks)
9:30 – 11:30 AM, D204, $11
Leader: Vicky Harris

REGISTER HERE

Contact Donna Juul for Bible Study information.

“Women of the Word” Study on Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

Nabeel Qureshi and co-author Kevin Harney explore Muslim culture, the most common Muslim objections to Christianity, and the core doctrines upon which Islam stands or falls. Compassionate and clear, this study will be a useful tool for believers wanting to engage Muslims in spiritual conversations.

Mondays, March 12 (8 weeks - excluding April 2)
6:30 – 8:30 PM, D200, $18
Leaders: Rebecca Pickett and Ange Grout

REGISTER HERE

Contact Donna Juul for Bible Study information.

Holy Week Prayer Vigil & Labyrinth Walk

Join us as we pray for our world, our community, our families, and ourselves during our Holy Week prayer vigil. If you have never walked a labyrinth, this is a great time to experience the gift of this type of prayer.

Wednesday, March 28
10 AM – 6:30 PM, Wesley Hall, no charge

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April Studies

Unafraid: Living With Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times

We know Jesus tells us, “Do not be afraid,” but with everything going on in the world, how is it possible not to be anxious? In this study, Adam Hamilton explores the worries and fears most of us experience. You can learn to identify fears and discover practical steps for overcoming them…all in the light of Scripture and a faith that promises again and again that we can live with courage and hope.

Thursdays, April 5 (5 weeks)
9:30 – 11:30 AM, D204, $12
Leader: Vicky Harris

REGISTER HERE

Contact Donna Juul for Bible Study information.

Which Way Lord? Exploring Your Life’s Purpose in the Journeys of Paul

Through many detours, much adversity and time spent thinking about his life the apostle Paul completely reoriented his understanding of faith and God's purpose for his life. Discover how to discern and follow God's leading, explore ways that God can use you, endure hardships and doubts, and persevere with hope and faith. 

Wednesdays, April 18 (6 weeks)
11 AM - 12:30 PM, D203, $6
Leader: Sandy Earthman

REGISTER HERE

Contact Donna Juul for Bible Study information.

Contemplative Prayer Retreat

Our world is plenty noisy and it’s difficult to find a place to breathe. Come and spend time in silent prayer in this unique opportunity to connect in a deeper level with God. The Ruah Center exists to provide this gift of solitude so you can learn to listen within your heart for the voice of God. Bring your favorite spiritual books, journals, Bible or just bring yourself.

Monday, April 23
9 AM – 3 PM, Ruah Center @ Villa de Matel (6510 Lawndale Street, Houston, TX 77023)
Registration deadline is Sunday, April 9, $25 (includes food)

REGISTER HERE

Contact Victor Resendiz for more information.

3S Ministries Marriage Enrichment Weekend 

April 27-28 | Wesley Hall

Experiential.  Romantic.  Memorable.  Helpful.  Life-Impacting.  These are but a few words to describe what awaits you at the 3S Ministries Marriage Enrichment Weekend at MDUMC. This experience will bless you if you have been married 2 years or 32 years! It will encourage you if you are at a low point in your marriage or even if your situation is picture perfect. There are no invasive tactics and no public sharing. It’s an experiential weekend with activities and communication between you and your spouse, and materials and tools to use for years to come. 

REGISTER HERE

The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective

Richard Rohr and Andrea Ebert's best-seller shows both the basic logic of the Enneagram and its harmony with the core truths of Christian thought from the time of the early Church forward.  The Enneagram’s purpose is to help us uncover the traps that keep us from living fully and freely as our authentic self so that we will use our unique, God-giving gifts for the good of others and the world.

Mondays, April 30, (8 weeks)
7 – 8:30 PM, D201, $15
Leader: Lay Pastor Victor Resendiz

REGISTER HERE

Contact Donna Juul for Bible Study information.

Ask: Faith Questions in a Skeptical Age

This study will address hard questions that all of us face when considering faith, religion, and the church. Specific topics we will discuss are: (1) How do we decide how trustworthy the various parts of the Old Testament are? (2) Why do bad things happen to good people? (3) If ours is the only true religion, then what is the ultimate fate of followers of other religions? (4) How do we sort out the conflicts between science and religion, especially regarding creation vs. evolution?

Tuesdays, April 3, (5 weeks)
6:30 – 8 PM, D202, $10
Leader: Paul Smith

REGISTER HERE

Contact Donna Juul for Bible Study information.


Ongoing Studies

Walk to Emmaus

The Walk to Emmaus is a 72-hour (Thursday evening – Sunday evening) spiritual renewal program that is wrapped in prayer and meditation with special times of worship and daily celebration of Holy Communion. Rediscover Christ’s presence in your life and form friendships that foster faith and support spiritual maturity!

Men’s Walk: April 19 - 22
Women’s Walk: April 26 - 29

Contact Vicky Harris for more information.

Evening Meditation for Christians

Often called "prayer of the heart", the quiet prayer discipline of meditation has been used by Christians for centuries to cultivate a deeper relationship with Christ who dwells in each of us. We read and discuss short topics on this gentle prayer, also known as "centering prayer" and "contemplation". And, we spend time praying silently together as beginners and advanced practitioners.

Tuesdays, Ongoing
7 - 8 PM, C201, no charge  
Leaders: Betty Cartmell, Pamela Lucia and Lay Pastor Victor Resendiz

REGISTER HERE

Contact Donna Juul for Bible Study information.

Morning Meditation for Christians

This class is for anyone who would like to know about Christian meditation and centering prayer. We have time for teaching and learning, a question and answer period, plus experiential practice. All it requires is an open heart and a desire to explore this ancient practice.

Wednesdays, Ongoing
11 AM – 12 PM, D200, no charge
Leader: Betty Cartmell

REGISTER HERE

Contact Donna Juul for Bible Study information.

At the Crossroads

In February, a special study for Baby Boomers (1946-1964) will be offered. Boomers are retiring sooner and living longer. There’s only so much golf and tennis one can play, so how do we fill the days with meaningful, fulfilling work? How do we tap into our gifts, talents & passions to do the work of the Lord and continue building His Kingdom? This study will help Boomers make some life-changing decisions. Be watching for more studies such as this especially for Boomers!)

Thursdays beginning February 1 (6 Weeks)
1-2:30 PM facilitated by Ellen Lee - REGISTER HERE
6-7:30 PM facilitated by Walker Agnew - REGISTER HERE

Contact Sheri Kelley for more information. 

Body, Mind, & Spirit

Boomers and Seniors (Older Adult Ministry) are invited any Thursday for lunch, devotional and special activities and classes. Lunch is $5 ($7 with salad) in our kitchen serving line, after which a devotional is given by members of the staff. In the afternoon, options include movies with discussion, table games, or educational classes, etc. A potluck luncheon with speaker or program is the 5th Thursday of each month. Watch the Messenger and the weekly email blast for more information.

Thursdays, January 4, ongoing
11:45 AM, D100

Contact Sheri Kelley for more information.