United Methodists have historically been steeped in small group Bible studies. The United Methodist church began, first in England and second in the American Colonies, through home-based ‘classes’ engaged in the in-depth study of Scripture, devoted prayer, and study.
We here at St. Mark United Methodist Church of Augusta carry on our Methodist heritage with a firm belief in the necessity of an ongoing growth in our personal relationship with Christ. One of the vital components of this ever-closer walk with our Lord is accomplished through small-group, Bible study.
There will be any one of a variety of styles of Bible study underway at any given point in time: short-term lecture based studies, printed material led studies covering some weeks or months, topical team-based approaches, and longer term Bible studies covering up to nearly a year in length. One of our more popular and effective Bible study programs builds upon a series of sequential 9-month modules, overall covering a multi-year period.