Spring 2023

Meal and class preview is Jan. 11

Classes begin Jan. 18

Classes are from 6 to 7 p.m. Some are offered in the morning or at noon as noted in the descriptions below.

Dinner is served at 5 p.m. each Wednesday in Pirtle Hall. Cost is $5 per adult and $1 for kids 12 and under. The dip jar will be available to take electronic payments. Make a reservation for your family at the Welcome Center each week (903.592.7396).

Contact Marc Donaldson for information.

History of Christianity

Jan. 18 to March 29

In recent months we have navigated the parting of the ways of the UMC and the Global Methodist Church. This isn't the first time the church has evolved over time and it won't be the last. Join us as we explore the story of the Christian church from the book of Acts across two millennia to the present day—and look forward in hope to the decades to come.

Teacher: Robert Hand

Catechism for the Global Methodist Church

Jan. 18 to March 29

A catechism is an educative and regulative formulation of church doctrine. The goal of catechesis is to understand, recall, profess and enjoy the church’s essential teachings, which includes the essence of the central theological confessions of the church as well as the essential doctrinal commitments of the GMC denomination.

Taught by Jan McCauley

Emotionally Healthy Relationships

Feb. 1 to April 19, morning and evening options

This powerful eight-week course will equip you with practical tools to really love people in difficult situations and mature into an adult follower of Jesus.

Taught by Brad Streit

Frank Budde Leadership Initiative

Jan. 18 to March 8 in the library, noon on Tuesdays and 6 p.m. on Wednesdays

This class is designed to develop Christian leadership in the church and community and provide a small-group experience where skills learned can be discussed. Meetings include lecture, table discussion, leadership application and spiritual exercises to enrich one’s walk with the Lord and one’s servant leadership.

Other classes

This year we are also planning some short-term options before and after Easter. These classes will be available for registration on the website. Contact Marc Donaldson with any questions.