We have several ways for you to gather with others and grow closer to God. Through Sunday School classes, small groups or other discipleship opportunities, we want to help you grow in your faith surrounded and supported by others who are growing in theirs.
Book Study: I’m Still Here
Tuesdays, August 7, 14, and 21
6:30-7:30 p.m. FLC Room 103, Family Life Center
Come discuss this book by Austin Channing Brown, a powerful new voice on racial justice, an eye-opening account of growing up black, Christian, and female in middle-class white America. For more information, contact Pastor Cathy Stone at email@example.com or 512-478-5684 (ext. 215). Register at fumcaustin.org/imstillhere.
Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times
Sundays, August 26-September 23, 10:00 a.m.
Wesley Hall, Sanctuary Building
Pastor Cathy Stone will lead a 5-week study of Adam Hamilton’s Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times. Americans are anxious people. A recent study found that one in five of us has an anxiety disorder and we spend over $2 billion a year on anti-anxiety medications. Often our life events play a significant role in our worries and fears. In this study based on his book Unafraid, Adam Hamilton explores the most common worries and fears experienced by Americans today. He considers practical steps for overcoming these fears, and reflects upon fear in the light of Scripture and a faith that promises again and again that we don’t need to live in fear. We can live with courage and hope. Register at fumcaustin.org/unafraid.
Practicing Christian Mindfulness
Sundays, September 9-October 14, 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
SAN Room 212, Sanctuary Building
Mindfulness is getting a lot of notice these days from everyone from elite athletes to business executives—and for good reason! Did you know that our Christian mothers and fathers created a rich legacy of mindfulness practices? This 6-week class, led by Cindy Walter, explores several of these practices. Register at fumcaustin.org/mindfulness by September 1.
Financial Peace University
Mondays, September 17-November 19, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Garrison Chapel, Family Life Center
What if you knew where all of your money was going each month? What if you had an emergency fund, were debt-free, investing, and making wise spending decisions for your family’s future? Impossible? It’s not! With Dave Ramsey’s class Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money. Freedom from debt is part of being free to follow Christ. Join Pastor Michael Mumme for this personal finance class with a faith perspective. Register at fumcaustin.org/peace.
Disciple 2 Fast Track
September 17-December 3, Mondays
6:30-8:00 p.m., FLC Room 104, Family Life Center
This 24-week study will immerse you in the books of Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts. Into the Word helps readers deepen their understanding of Scripture and make connections between what they already know and what they are reading. Each week you will encounter three spiritual disciplines, learn what they are, and how you can engage in those disciplines. Classes meet for a total of 24 weeks, 12 weeks in the fall and 12 weeks in the spring. Daily preparation is manageable, with 3–5 chapters of the Bible to read each day. The cost is $30 for two Study Manuals. Led by Pastor Cathy Stone. Register at fumcaustin.org/disciple2.
Childcare is provided with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, 48 hours in advance. For more information about discipleship opportunities, contact Pastor Cathy Stone at email@example.com or 512-478-5684 (ext. 215).