Adult Ministries Update

Adult Ministries is delighted to welcome back small groups including Connection Groups, Sunday Morning Groups, Bible Groups, and Community Groups the week of April 18.  As we all adjust to our “new normal”, we have put together a list of Commonly Asked Questions to help you navigate this much-anticipated return to in-person gatherings.  

 

Adult Studies

Seek to know God and others, and grow in faith and friendships through these offerings.

SMALL GROUP & INDIVIDUAL STUDIES | PICK A PATH

Links listed in resources below will be updated soon

Book Study | Talking to Strangers

Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers — and why they often go wrong.” Through his book, Gladwell offers insight into how we can come to know others more fully, and in the places where we can’t fully know them, how to engage with this accordingly in a humble and endearing way. By discussing sensitive topics such as Sandra Bland, the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State, and the Stanford sexual assault case with Brock Turner, Gladwell offers us insight into how we react and interact with strangers, and the consequences that can occur as a result of those actions. When coupled with our faith, we can see new lessons about how each of us was created by God uniquely, and how we are called to love and be loved by strangers. In this 5-week book series, explore both Gladwell’s work alongside scripture through discussion questions to learn more about the love that exists in a world that often does not encourage us to see each other the way God sees us.

Reflection Guide Week 1

Reflection Guide Week 2

Reflection Guide Week 3

Reflection Guide Week 4

Reflection Guide Week 5

Book Study | Be the Bridge

In an era where we seem to be increasingly divided along racial lines, many are hesitant to step into the gap, fearful of saying or doing the wrong thing. At times the silence, particularly within the church, seems deafening.

But change begins with an honest conversation among a group of Christians willing to give a voice to unspoken hurts, hidden fears, and mounting tensions. These ongoing dialogues have formed the foundation of a global movement called Be the Bridge—a nonprofit organization whose goal is to equip the church to have a distinctive and transformative response to racism and racial division.

As part of a continuing conversation on racial tensions and reconciliations, we encourage both individuals and groups to engage in this book by Latasha Morris. This book is for those groups wanting to dig a little deeper into the historical complexities of race in America, and how we can use the biblical principles of lamentation, confession, and forgiveness to build the framework for restoration and earnest Christian relationship with one another.

Book includes small group discussion questions.

Scott Engle Podcast | Available for Download wednesdays, February 17 – march 31

Over this seven-week series, listen to Scott Engle teach on each of Christ’s last seven words. Submit questions for Scott to answer in upcoming podcasts. Visit Scott's Podcast Page or select weekly podcasts below.  Podcasts may also be found on Apple Podcasts (search for Scott Engle Bible Studies) and on Android using the Podbean player.

First Meditation (Feb 17)
The first word, the word of forgiveness
Luke 23:34: “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”

Second Meditation (Feb 24)
The second word, the word of salvation
Luke 23:43: “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

Third Meditation (Mar 3)
The third word, the word of relationship
John 19:26–27: “Woman, here is your son. [Says to disciple] Here is your mother.”

Fourth Meditation (Mar 10)
The fourth word, the word of abandonment
Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34: “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?”

Fifth Meditation (Mar 17)
The fifth word, the word of distress
John 19:28: “I am thirsty.”

Sixth Meditation (Mar 24)
The sixth word, the word of triumph
John 19:30: “It is finished.”

Seventh Meditation (Mar 31)
The seventh word, the word of reunion
Luke 23:46: “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.”

 

bible groups and classes

Bible Groups

WOMEN'S MONDAY MORNING BIBLE GROUP | 10:00 a.m.-NOON, April 12-MAY 24, ONLINE VIA ZOOM

SPRING STUDY | THE NAMES OF GOD by Melissa Spoelstra
Exploring the many names of our triune God is one of the best ways to know God’s true character and grow closer to God. Whether having walked with God for many years or just starting out in a relationship with God, by the end of this study you will not only know more about God but will know God better—because through the discovery of God’s names, they will discover God! Contact Kathleen McMahon or call 713-851-3240 to register. Login information and help with Zoom will be provided.

Women's Spiritual Growth Group | 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., APRIL 20-JULY 6, Online via Zoom

SPRING STUDY |Broken and Blessed by Jessica LaGrone
Every family since the beginning of time has been both broken and blessed.  This study takes us on a journey through Genesis from Adam and Eve to Joseph and his brothers.  Despite their brokenness you will see that God worked for good in their lives, and he wants to do the same in us. For more information or to join, contact Dawn Conner or call 972-400-5907

Bible Classes

Men's Tuesday Morning Bible Study | Led by Rev. Arthur Jones, Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m., Live on Zoom

Women's Bible Study | Led by Rev. Kim Meyers, Mondays, 8:00 p.m., Facebook Live, Sign up  for emails

Scott Engle's Bible Study Classes | Sundays, 11:00 a.m., Mondays, 3:00 p.m., Tuesdays, 12:00 p.m., Click Here for Links

More Opportunities in Communities

Interest Form to Get Involved


Adults

No matter where you are in your faith journey, you can build relationships and grow spiritually through Adult Ministries at St. Andrew. We offer classes, communities, and groups to help everyone find the right place to connect. Our team is ready to help you make St. Andrew your church home.

 


Communities

80% Relationships | 20% Learning

Socialize with others of similar interests and life stages, and meet new friends. Whether you're looking for a softball team, a book club, or friends to serve with, we have the community for you.

Young Adults
United Methodist Women
United Methodist Men
PALS – Senior Adults
"A Little Deeper" Book Club
ScriptureFIT
Softball Teams

 


Groups

50% Relationships | 50% Learning

Grow spiritually with close friends you can call family. Groups are equal part fellowship and Biblical learning, as we meet regularly, explore scripture, and journey through joys and concerns.

Connection Groups
Sunday Morning Groups
Bible Study Groups

CONNECTION GROUPs spring SERIES MATERIALS


Classes

20% Relationships | 80% Learning

Deepen your knowledge and understanding of God's word. Classes focus on studying the Bible. These lecture-style gatherings are often presented in series, but are designed for you to come-and-go to each meeting as you are able.

Scott Engle's Classes
Baptism Class
Seasonal Classes


Get Involved

Please complete the Interest Form to help us get you better connected!

Interest form

 



Adult Ministries Library

Find past Connection Group series materials and seasonal classes, and use our online tool, Librarika, to reserve printed materials for pickup at St. Andrew.

Library

 


Coming Up Soon

We're Back: Something Else Class

We're Back: Something Else Class

In-Person begins Sunday, May 2, 11:00 a.m., Smith Worship Center

We invite you to join Teaching Pastor Scott Engle in person as he begins a new study

Recycle2Support

Recycle2Support

May 1-31 | Recycle 2 Support Frisco location

Cleaning out this spring? Donate your clothing and other fabrics, household items, and more, to the Recycle2Support located in Frisco

Pastor Jimmy Decker

A word of welcome

Hey everyone! I’m Jimmy Decker, and I am our Pastor of Connectional Ministries at St. Andrew. I’m thrilled to get you connected to the St. Andrew community, and look forward to finding ways for you to be a part of this home. I’m passionate about helping people recognize the ways God has called us to live in this world, and love getting to watch adults lead the charge within our churches. I’d love to get to meet you and connect over all things church, football, books, and movies!