Your relationship with Christ is a long walk, not a destination.
Journey is our Wednesday evening study ministry for EVERYONE! Each semester we have evening prayer and then a variety of classes on different spiritual topics. These classes will help you build relationships in the church and grow in your relationship with God!
We have classes available online through zoom, or in a “hybrid" format where you choose to participate through Zoom or in-person.
These classes are offered as part of our Launch Sequence, a sequential program of spiritual growth developed for Suntree UMC Members.
1st Semester Classes
Offered January 20 - March 18
Wednesdays at 6:45pm
The Exodus & Christian Spirituality - Stage 1
Leader: Rev. Allee Willcox
Format: In-Person and Online
The Exodus is the most formative story in Jewish history. When Jesus references himself as "the lamb of God," he is calling directly back to the history of Moses and the people. What can the story of the Exodus offer to us as Christians today? In this class, we will spend time exploring the history of the book of Exodus, Moses' journey with God and as a leader, connections to our understanding of Jesus, and the practical ways we can learn from Moses' faith. No book, no homework- just bring your Bibles as we study Scripture together! This class will also be offered through Oasis.
The Absolute Basics of the Wesleyan Way - Stage 4
Leader: Kathy Turner
Phil Tallon’s and Justus Hunter’s The Absolute Basics of the Wesleyan Way is a 12-session video-and-discussion study that explores key elements of the Wesleyan movement. Rich in both history and faith-building, this 2020 series walks readers of all ages through a fundamental understanding of the value of scripture, prayer, communion, spiritual relationships, and the power of salvation, as evidenced in the life and teachings of John Wesley. The participant’s guide, available from Seedbed publishers, is recommended.
The $15 participant’s guide is available from the Church office or from Seedbed publishers.
The Cruciform Life: On Being the Church in a Troubled World - All Stages
Leader: Rev. Dr. John Baggett and Rev. Annette Stiles Pendergrass
This online class is based on the reality that “church” in its Biblical sense, is not a place, or something we belong to and attend. “Church” is, by definition, mission to the world. This class is appropriate for all stages of our launch sequence, and is intended for all who wish to take seriously the call to follow Jesus, and who choose to be better prepared for Christian engagement in the troubles of today’s world. The class includes thoughtful study and reflections on the writings of several theologians, as well as presentations designed to clarify what it means to be persons of faith, to live a cruciform life, and to live as the church in a troubled world.
Journey for Kids is a fun, interactive program for children in kindergarten - 5th grade. At Journey for Kids they don’t just hear God’s Word–they experience it! Join us for the So and So Show with key questions to help kids apply the Bible story to their own lives. This semester we will start out on Zoom from 6-6:30pm, if conditions allow we may transition to in-person later in the semester.