United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Pre-arranged Groups

Disciple Fast Track
Mondays for Two 12-week Sessions
Starting November 6
6:30 pm - 8:00 p.m.
  • Since 1987, Disciple Bible Study has reached nearly 3 million people worldwide, introducing the grand sweep of Scripture in a 34-week format. Now Disciple Fast Track maintains the integrity and principles of the original study, but its modifications can better meet the needs of a hectic world. Participants still receive a thorough introduction to the Bible, but in almost a third less time. Fast Track is not a replacement for the original; it is simply a practical option.
  • The UMCTO class will meet for a total of 24 weeks - There are 12 sessions in the Old Testament and 12 in the New Testament. They start with the Old Testament in November and take off appropriate weeks for the holidays; they continue in the New Testament in January and finish around Easter.  Laura will work with the class to best tailor the schedule to the group's needs. 
  • Each group session lasts 75 minutes - This is half the time of traditional Disciple classes.
Contact Laura Marlow (or the church office) if you want to take this traditional Methodist overview of the Bible

 

Pastor John's Advent Study "Faithful - Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph" by Adam Hamilton
Thursday for Four Weeks
Starting November 30 - December 21
7:00 pm - 8:30 p.m.
Wesley Room
 
From his beginnings as a humble carpenter to his all-important role as the earthly father of Jesus Christ, Joseph's place in the nativity story is sometimes overlooked but contains valuable lessons for all of us. Join Adam Hamilton as he examines Christmas through the eyes of Joseph. Absent from much of the biblical narrative, Joseph never spoke a word, but his courageous actions were crucial to the birth of Christ and God's salvation plan for humanity.
 
Join us on Thursdays as we prepare for the birth of our Lord once again.  Call the church office for more information.