Adult Classes, Small Groups, and Studies
Adult Sunday Studies normally meet in the Celebration Center from September to May. Currently, classes are in-person (but may also meet via Zoom). If you would like to participate or try a class, contact Connie Borgianini via email@example.com to find the right fit for you and for a Zoom invitation if needed.
The Joy and Seekers Classes will continue to meet on December 3, 10, and 17 at 9:00 am. The Advent study, Almost Christmas, will be hosted by the Seekers Class. There will be no classes on December 24 and 31.
Environmental Justice Class – Based on DVD Serve God Save the Planet, we will examine how God’s original command to “tend and protect the earth” extends into actions and activities of every Christian’s everyday lives.
Joy Class – Study continues on The Development and History of Early Christianity, focusing on early Christian writings that were not included in the Bible. Resources are provided by class leaders. This class meets in person and online.
Seekers Class – Making Sense of the Bible by Adam Hamilton will provide the basis for discussions on how we understand the nature of scripture and how we should interpret it. Misunderstood Bible themes will be considered.
Beginning on January 7, all Sunday School classes will meet in the Celebration Center classrooms at 10:15-11:00 am, between worship services.
Please check with the church office about in-person groups and their current schedule. Contact Connie Borgianini at 843-785-4711 to learn more and for help finding a group that fits your interests.
- Fellowship Friends: Women’s Fellowship Group meets the second Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. in the Celebration Center on Hilton Head (Sept – May).
- Men’s Morning Bible Study: Thursdays @ 8:00 am at the Hilton Head Campus.
WOMEN’S SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDIES:
- Soul Tending – This women’s small-group study meets once a month on Monday evenings in the church library, dates vary
- Kindred Spirits – once a month on Monday evenings at church and off-site, dates vary
- Low Country Lydias – once a month off-site, dates/times/location varies
John Wesley’s 22 questions of self examination
John Wesley (1703-1791) is generally considered the founder of the Methodist movement–a branch of protestant Christianity with expressions worldwide, including the United Methodist Church. In 1738 he had an intense religious experience at a meeting on Aldersgate Street in London. Following this experience, he began preaching throughout the country and forming “classes” and “bands”.
In these classes and bands, members met regularly for learning and personal accountability. The following questions were used by Wesley for self-examination–and are sure to be a bit convicting and motivating even for us today.
- Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am better than I really am? In other words, am I a hypocrite?
- Am I honest in all my acts and words, or do I exaggerate?
- Do I confidentially pass on to another what was told to me in confidence?
- Can I be trusted?
- Am I a slave to dress, friends, work, or habits?
- Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self-justifying?
- Did the Bible live in me today?
- Do I give it time to speak to me everyday?
- Am I enjoying prayer?
- When did I last speak to someone else about my faith?
- Do I pray about the money I spend?
- Do I get to bed on time and get up on time?
- Do I disobey God in anything?
- Do I insist upon doing something about which my conscience is uneasy?
- Am I defeated in any part of my life?
- Am I jealous, impure, critical, irritable, touchy, or distrustful?
- How do I spend my spare time?
- Am I proud?
- Do I thank God that I am not as other people, especially as the Pharisees who despised the publican?
- Is there anyone whom I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold a resentment toward or disregard? If so, what am I doing about it?
- Do I grumble or complain constantly?
- Is Christ real to me?