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 study 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

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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


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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

Young Adults Summer Events

Young Adults Summer Events

June‚ÄďAugust, various times

Join Young Adults, ages 21-29, for social gatherings and a Bible study throughout the summer.

Adults Fall Softball

Adults Fall Softball

Begins August 30 | Register by August 8

Have fun and meet friends! St. Andrew teams play in a Plano slow-pitch, co-ed rec league at Heritage Yards. 

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!