2023 Winter/Spring Bible Study and Adult Sunday School Opportunities

Grow your faith in Christ!

Shane talks often about the disciplines which act as catalysts to help our faith grow. Studying the Bible is one of them. As we are all “works in progress”, I hope you’ll join one (or more) of the studies offered below. These are in addition to the Small Groups which started in 2022. If you have any questions about any of them, please reach out to the leader or call 706-327-7419. Registration is not required for any studies.



Women of the Bridges’ Class (WOBEC)

5:00 p.m.; starts 1/22/23; M234; The Book of Ephesians, taught by Shane Green; Nursery available (Note – open to ALL women)


The Screwtape Letters: A Special Adult Sunday School Series

This Special Sunday School Series begins 1/26/23 in Room 220 at 10:00 am. Gil McBride and Rev. John Fugh, Jr. will lead the study based on C.S. Lewis’ book The Screwtape Letters.



TMBS (Tuesday Morning Bible Study)

10:00 a.m.; starts 1/10/23; M232; Finishing the Book of Daniel and will study the Book of Malachi next; taught by Shane Green


Grace Bailey’s Bible Study

11:00 a.m.; starts 1/10/23; Help Is Here by Max Lucado; taught by Grace Bailey


Spring Harbor Devotional

4:00 p.m.; starts 1/10/23; Life Lessons from James by Max Lucado; taught by John Fugh, Jr.



The Book of Joshua

A Study on the Book of Joshua; starts 1/11/23; Room M234; led by Rev. John Fugh, Jr.; john@stpaulunitedmethodist.com

Family Night Supper

At 6:00 p.m. the food line opens, with studies at 6:30 p.m. In addition to the fellowship, delicious food and fun, we have sermon series, Trivia Nights, Birthday Month Celebrations, and contests!


Pre-School Mom’s Group Study

9:30 a.m.; starts 1/12/23; M234; Help Is Here by Max Lucado; taught by Grace Bailey


Men’s Monthly Breakfast & More

This men’s group meets at 6:30 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall once a month – the fourth Thursday of the month. This is an opportunity for brothers-in-Christ to experience great fellowship and food. Led by Mark Ellis.


Friday Men’s Bible Study Group

6:30 a.m.; M232; Book of Philippians; taught by Rev. Dr. Buddy Cooper, Jr.


On Demand options:


Current podcasts are available at our website, spumccolumbus.com/podcast/ and popular podcast sites including Apple, Amazon, Stitcher, and Spotify. Simply search these sites for SPUMCColumbus.

Chronological list includes:

New Podcast from St. Paul:  Bonhoeffer’s “Cost of Discipleship”, with Tommy Bridges and John Fugh, Jr.

New Podcasts by Emily Trotter:

Emily will be continuing her “Friends of God” Study on Instagram after Labor Day (date TBA).  “Coffee Talk”, “Bible Talk” and “Let’s Talk” can be found on her website (https://nothinbutfine.com/).



This is a class meant to bridge together young adults (singles and couples) in their thirties and forties but anyone is welcome.  The class meets at 10:00 a.m. Taught by Mark Ellis, Ellie Fober, and Sarah Rumph, this group uses a varied curriculum. Topics range from books of the Bible, awareness of church history, dating, financial management, marriage, children and careers. An informal group who will fellowship or serve together outside of the church (Taco Thursdays or cookouts at class members’ homes and serving in missions).  Donuts and coffee every Sunday! If you have any questions, please email smarkellis@bellsouth.net.


This class is a mixture of ages, couples, and singles, as anyone is welcome. It’s very informal in nature and structure, very discussion oriented. This class is not afraid to develop a deep understanding of theological concepts.  Class begins at 10:00 a.m. and meets in M241 (NOT the Library).


This class began in April of 2022 and is led by Jack and Libbie Key. The “Living Water Class” began Fall 2022 by going through the Book of John. The focus is on the various encounters that Jesus had with people and how His words and actions apply to our lives today. The class is for couples and singles in their mid-20s to mid-30s who want to enjoy great fellowship with a deeper growth in faith. For more information, contact Jack Key (706-887-5818).


The New Covenant Class is a group in its late 30s and 40s. We have a team of teachers who rotate throughout the year teaching a variety of topics. Our series and lessons vary in length and cover books of the Bible, specific scripture, life topics, and studies that follow the liturgical seasons. We use a mixture of video series, discussion and written curriculum. We usually have a couple of social events a year and support various church and community ministries. We are currently meeting in-person on the ground floor of the youth building in Room 101. 


The Seekers is a class of both singles and couples in their 45+ years, although anyone is welcome. Led by Bob Borneman, George Flowers and Mary Lou Jarrell, this class uses a variety of studies, usually 6-8 weeks long, which cover topics from books of the Bible, to people in the Bible (i.e. Peter) to awareness of church history and current challenges facing Christians today. Most, but not all, include a video component and may come either from Rightnow Media or DVD. This class enjoys supporting ministries at Christmas and throughout the year, has been known to work together for St. Paul for All and gets together quarterly for dinner at a restaurant or a member’s home.  Coffee and donut holes are enjoyed before the class begins at 10:00.  Currently, we meet in the hybrid model of both Zoom and in-person. If you would like the Zoom link, please email maryloujarrell22@gmail.com


This class for adults, of any age, singles and couples is intended for those who are currently without a Sunday School class home. (10:00 a.m.) Rev. Dr. Buddy Cooper leads the class. The class is a confirming and challenging class, taught by lecture, using questions and answers in discussion to clarify and learn together. Currently, we meet in the hybrid model of both Zoom and in-person. If you would like the Zoom link, please email kathy@stpaulunitedmethodist.com  

Wesley / Miller-Wilson Class  (in-person, Room M232)

This class includes singles and couples in their sixties and above, but anyone is welcome. Social time (with coffee and refreshments provided by the members) begins at 9:30 a.m. and class begins at 10:00 sharp. They enjoy using the International Lesson Series: Uniform Series; however, in the summer, sometimes use different material. Six teachers (Chris Johnson, Yulane Wilson, Gil McBride, Mary Sue Polleys, Rebecca Westerman, and Hardy Polleys) rotate with lecture/discussion format. They support several ministries and are engaged in St. Paul for All and enjoy socials at a member’s lake house once or twice a year

Wildwood Class (Room M150)

The Wildwood class welcomes anyone of any age, singles or couples, but most are in their fifties or more.  Eight teachers (Becky Averett, Tommy Bridges, Sherry Evans, Mason Lampton, Gil McBride, Betty Roberts, Vance Smith, and Joe Waldrep) rotate and bring their own topics and style to the lessons. This class enjoys humor as they learn more about the Bible and Christ’s teachings. Refreshments every week before the start time of 10:00 a.m. Currently, we meet in the hybrid model of both Zoom and in-person. If you would like the Zoom link, please email Evelyn Barfield ehbarfield68@gmail.com