Adult Ministries Library

We deepen our faith through resources that explore the Bible, further our knowledge, and give practical application to our daily lives.

Connection Group Series

FALL 2019 Curriculum | Forge

In this 5-week study of Forge, we will look at how to live a Christian life in the world today. Being a Christ follower is a process of being refined like a precious metal. It is not enough to remain in the dirt as raw ore. Christ wants to refine us into a work of beauty and function. In the series we will learn how to deal with times of anxiety and worry; what it means to follow Jesus in an increasingly “post-Christian” culture; how to navigate temptation; and the power of living in Christian community.

Past Series

St. Andrew Library via Librarika

St. Andrew offers books, leader guides, and DVDs available for check out. You can view our catalog and make reservations from the convenience of your own home using our online tool, Librarika. To check out materials for personal use or group study, submit an online request and a member of the Adult Ministries team will contact you.  See below to get started.



How to Register

  1. Register for a new account at https://librarika.com/users/register.
  2. Receive verification email and verify the email address.
  3. Log into https://librarika.com/ using a new account.
  4. Click on "Request Member Access" button at My Libraries section.
  5. Enter full URL of the library (https://sasmallgroupresourcelibrary.librarika.com) and submit the request. After submitting, you will automatically be joined to the library instantly.



How to Use

  1. Once in the St. Andrew Small Group Resource Library, click on Catalog Search on the top navigation bar to peruse our catalog.
  2. You can type in the name of the book in the Search field (set it to search on Title) and it will show you all the resources (book, leader guide, DVD, etc.) that we have available.
  3. Click on the title of each item, scroll down, and click on the green “Request” button and enter in Start Date and the anticipated Return Date. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who has access to the St. Andrew Adult Ministries Library?
Members at St. Andrew and all Small Group members (Sunday Morning Groups, Connection Groups, Bible Groups, etc.) at St. Andrew have access to the Adult Ministries Library.

Do I need a login to use the St. Andrew Adult Ministries Library via Librarika?
Yes, we ask that you create your own individual login. This will allow us to better serve the St. Andrew community by knowing where the materials are being used.

Can I still come to the church to review the materials in person?
Absolutely! The Adult Ministries Office, Room 124, is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30-5:00 and Friday, 8:30-1:00. It is not open on the weekends. For times when the office is closed, we hope you will find the online Adult Ministries Library via Libarika to be a convenient option.

What if I’m only able to pick up the materials after office hours?
We will work with you to find a place in the church during building hours to leave the materials for you to pick up.

When I make a reservation, what happens next?
The Adult Ministries staff at St. Andrew will receive the request and notify you when the materials are ready for you to pick up. We will make every effort to make the materials available to you as soon as possible, usually within a day or two.

How long can I keep the materials?
Because the needs of the member or the group may vary, materials can be issued for whatever amount of time is needed. We simply ask that you provide us with an estimated date of return.

Will I be able to see when my materials are due?
Yes! When you log in to your account, Librarika allows you to track all of the materials that have been issued to you and when they are due. You will also receive email reminders to help you stay current.

What happens if I’d like to reserve an item that is already checked out?
A member of the Adult Ministries staff will contact you to let you know the expected date of return of the materials you are requesting. At that time, you may wish to keep your reservation or make another selection from our Adult Ministries Library. If the study appears to be in high demand, we may consider adding additional copies to the Adult Ministries Library.

What if there’s a specific study that I’d like to use, but it does not appear in the Adult Ministries Library?
We would be happy to purchase new materials for you or reimburse you for the cost of materials you would like added to the Adult Ministries Library. Resources commonly used by St. Andrew include Cokesbury, Amazon, Mardel and LifeWay. We simply ask that you contact our staff first before purchasing any new materials.

Who do I call if I’m having trouble or have questions?
Beckye Brown, 214-291-8075, bbrown@standrewumc.org
Connie Robertson, 214-291-8004, crobertson@standrewumc.org

Seasonal Classes

We offer seasonal classes and events taught by church staff and members to help you learn in specific areas of your faith.

 

Going Backstage

In Going Backstage, we explore our Methodist theology, history, traditions, and unique ways we study the Bible.

Curriculum 
Week One: How do Methodists read Scripture?

Group Discussion  |  Download PDF
Workbook  |  Download PDF
Podcast  |  Link

Week Two: What is our Methodist Heritage?

Group Discussion  |  Download PDF
Workbook  |  Download PDF
Podcast  |  Link

 

Week Three: What is our Methodist Theology?

Group Discussion  |  Download PDF
Workbook  |  Download PDF
Podcast  |  Link

Week Four: How do Methodists Worship?

Group Discussion  |  Download PDF
Workbook  |  Download PDF
Podcast  |  Link

Week Five: How do we Live a Methodist Life?

Group Discussion  |  Download PDF
Podcast  |  Link