Intentional Faith Development (Adult Education)


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Sunday morning at 10:00 am

AGAPE – Room 3
Agape Sunday School Class which meets Sunday morning in Room 3 will soon finish “The Thirteen Apostles”. Next, we are planning on reading “Talking With God” by Adam Weber. We are also going to occasionally read and discuss one of Terry Pluto’s essays from “Everyday Faith”.
Facilitator: Charlene Rawson: Contact: MZ Office (330)665-9817
SEEKERS – Room 4 holy-bible
We have studied Old Testament prayers and are now nearing the end of our Study on New Testament prayers. We will then put this to practical use by spending time in actual prayer in our class. Our next study will be some New Testament book study. We do “in depth” study of the scriptures. We “dig deep”. We welcome new people as we are a caring, praying close group of people. Welcome!
Facilitator: Wanda Devine: Contact: MZ Office (330)665-9817
THE PRODIGAL GOD – Rooms 5 & 7
In this compelling six-session DVD study, pastor and best-selling author Tim Keller presents a new way of looking at this well-known parable. Where most teaching focuses just on the younger “wayward” son, Dr. Keller challenges us to consider both the role of the elder brother and the father as well. Even Jesus began his parable with “a man had two sons” so, you see, the story is not just about the younger son who leaves home and squanders his inheritance before eventually returning home. The story is as much about the elder brother as the younger, and as much about the father as the sons. To this end, Dr. Keller contends that the story might better be called “Two Lost Sons.” In six sessions your group will explore the prodigal who spent until he had nothing left, the self-righteous and offended elder son, and the father who forgave with reckless abandon. And in it all, your group will learn the love of the Heavenly Father who lavishes his love upon his children and welcomes us back into his loving arms. Session titles include the following: The Parable, The People Around Jesus, The Two Lost Sons, The Elder Brother, The True Elder Brother, The Feast of the Father.
Contact: Michelle Davis – or (330)668-6044
Connecting Life and Faith. FaithLink is a study for individuals who want to apply their United Methodist beliefs to current faith issues and world events. This essential guide not only motivates Christians to consider their personal views on important contemporary issues, it also encourages them to act on their beliefs.
Contact: MZ Office (330)665-9817
JAVA & JESUS – Rooms 8 Java & Jesus
Come for a time of fellowship and discussion of the Sunday scripture. We will discuss and sermon. We will discuss the application of both to our everyday lives. No preparation needed. Come any Sunday you are available.

Facilitation Shared: Contact MZ Office (330)665-9817

The Fall Lessons are on the “Covenant with God”. We will be studying Genesis, Exodus I & II, Samuel, Hebrews, and 1 Corinthians. Come and join our spirited discussion.
Contact: Dr. Walt Chisholm – (330)604-8679



The Longing in Me – 8:30 pm – William’s House – Beginning March 5

This new women’s study will begin Monday, March 5, 8:30 pm-10:00 pm, and meet every other week through May 14, at Renee Williams’s home in Copley. We will be using the Study Guide and DVD study for Sheila Walsh’s book, The Longing In Me. The 6 session series on the life of David covers the following topics: the longing to be chosen, to be protected, for control, for happiness, for God’s Grace and for God alone. This study requires minimal homework between sessions, although participants may elect to also read her book in addition to the study guide. Anyone wanting to sign up or needing more information contact Renee Williams.
Contact: Renee Williams – (330)472-9840 or




Tuesday’s with Bill – 9:30 am – Conference Room bible20study_t
Come and join us on Tuesday mornings for our weekly bible study. During Lent, we will explore each of our weekly spiritual disciplines in conjunction with the weekly scripture. If you are not a bible expert, fear not. If you hope to be a bible expert after being a part of the class, you may not be! But if you are looking to see how the Scripture teaches us to live more fully into the life that God has given us, then please come! We meet at 9:30 am in the Conference Room!
Contact: Rev. Bill Liming – or (330)665-817 x202


WEDNESDAY WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – 9:30 am – Rooms 6 & 8
Wednesday Women’s Bible Study is currently studying “The Apostles Creed” by Matt Chandler. It is a great overview of our core Christian beliefs while Seamless ties the whole Bible into a continuous account. Both may be a bit elementary, but sometimes we need reminders of our foundation & how completely encompassing God has put everything together for us!
Contact: Tracie Gamblin – or Jenn Mangano (330)329-8132.