Where are you in your spiritual journey and your relationship with God?
There are many options for you to choose from to help you grow deeper in your faith and to lead a more meaningful life. Make a commitment by choosing one of the following options. For assistance please contact Laura Vaughan, Director of Discipleship, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Covenant Bible Study | Begins Tues. September 5
Covenant is an in-depth group Bible Study that centers on our relationships with God, with each other, and with the world. The 24-week study is divided into three 8-week sessions and covers the entire Bible by moving between the Old and New Testaments – discussing books from both in a way that shows the interconnectedness of scripture as a whole. Each week’s session includes a thought-provoking 20 minute video conversation between biblical experts that stimulates further discussion and reflection among the group members. Peter will be leading the 8 week study on “Trusting the Covenant” beginning on Tuesday, September 5 from 6:00 –7:30 p.m. in Room 200. Cost is $20.
GriefShare | Begins Sun. September 10
Announcing a new ministry at Broadmoor UMC that will begin next month. Led by Tom and Bonnie Daniel, the GriefShare Support Group is designed to help and encourage people after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. GriefShare features nationally recognized experts on grief recovery topics. Seminar sessions include “Is This Normal?”, “The Challenges of Grief”, “Why?”, and “Guilt and Anger”. Each session will include discussion of the workbook material, DVD viewing, small group discussion and object lesson. Our 13-week series will begin September 10, at 4:00, in the Meeting Room. You will find registration forms at the Welcome Center. For more information, contact Bonnie Daniel at 617-2550. Cost is $25.
Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer | Begins Mon. September 11
Join us from 10:00 - 11:30 in the meeting room beginning September 11 as Bonnie Daniel leads us in the study of Priscilla Shirer’s, “Discerning the Voice of God.” Together we will discover the root to clear and daily communication with God—humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life. Cost is $20.
Anonymous by Cindy Wood | Begins Wed. September 13
Have you ever felt overlooked, unimportant, and bruised by the world? Join Betty Hochstetler on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the Meeting room as we discover how to make a positive difference in the world around us. The bible is filled with “anonymous” women who made a significant impact in God’s story. Together we will explore and grow in our relationship with Christ as we find our significance in the heart of God. Cost is $20.
Disciple: Book of Mark | Begins Tues. September 19 or Wed. September 20
A NEW 8 week study on Mark, written and designed by our own Paul Merkle with videos by Dr. Davis. This will be an in-depth study Mark. Meeting in the Meeting Room Tuesdays at 6:00 beginning on September 19; Wednesdays at 10 beginning on September 20. Cost is $20.
Understanding John Wesley | September 24 & October 21
Dr. Greg Davis will share interesting information and insights about John Wesley was an English Anglican Cleric & Theologian who with his brother Charles and fellow Cleric George Whitefield founded Methodism.
Painting and Pastries | Fri. October 20
Peter will give us step-by step instructions on creating a one-of-a-kind masterpiece as we enjoy painting, mocktails and delicious appetizers and pastries. Cost is $25 for individuals and $40 for couples.
Lay Servant School | October 27 & 28
Have you ever wanted to be a more effective church leader, a more confident Sunday School Teacher, or just a better servant for your church? Broadmoor will host the Shreveport District Lay Servant School, which exists to develop the skills and enhance the spiritual gifts of lay leaders and potential lay leaders in our church. This training can also prepare a layperson to preach when a pastor is not available in a local church. Registration forms will be available in the church office. Cost is $45.
The Advent of God's Word | Begins November 8
Are you missing out on the true meaning and mystery of Advent amid the hustle and bustle of the holiday season?
We will be using the book “The Advent of God’s Word” as it invites you into a daily retreat experience, offering inspiring reflections, fresh perspectives on the season’s traditional scripture readings, and creative ways to let God’s word sink deep into your heart and soul. With prayer practices that engage the senses and guidance in creating a visual reflection in response to each day’s reading, this study helps you move beyond articulation of what you know of God to discover the possibilities awaiting you. Cost is $20.
Come and Hear Randy Frazee | Wed. November 8
We have been invited to join First United Methodist Church on Wednesday November 8 at 6:00 pm, in Bain Hall to hear Randy Frazee, author of The Story and Believe. Several of our Sunday School Classes have or are using The Story and Believe in Sunday School hour. Randy will share his own story and the importance of the Gospel message, as we seek to think, act and be like Jesus!
Randy is a renowned author, passionate about spiritual formation and community. He serves as the Senior Minister of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio where Max Lucado is the Teaching Minister.
There is no charge for this event which includes dinner but registration is required. Please be watching the Visions and the E-News for registration information.
Surviving the Holidays | November 11
When you are grieving the death of a family member or friend, you may dread the holiday season. Thoughts of social gatherings, family traditions, and obligation leave you anxious and overwhelmed. Your sadness can seem unbearable. You may wish you could skip these next two months and go straight to the routine of the next year – but you can’t. What can you do to lesson your stress and loneliness?
This seminar will offer practical, actionable strategies for making it through the holiday season. At this seminar you will view videos featuring advice from people in grief who’ve faced the holidays after their loss. You’ll hear insights from respected Christian counselors, pastors, and psychologists. You will receive a Holiday Survival Guide with practical strategies, encouraging words, helpful exercises, Q/As, and journaling ideas for daily survival through the holiday season.
Join us for a GriefShare Surviving the Holidays seminar led by Dr. Jack O’Dell on Saturday November 11, in Pearce Hall from 9:00 – 4:00.
Sign up at the Welcome Center or Reception Desk. Payment can be made online or on church kiosks. Childcare will be provided upon request. Please indicate on the sign-up sheet if you will need childcare, or call the church office at 861-0586 at least a week prior to date needed.