The Berean Class Mission Statement
To provide a comfortable, supportive fellowship where members seek spiritual fulfillment and learn God’s purpose for their lives.
About our class
We get our name from Acts 17:11 that states: “Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and searched the Scriptures everyday to see if what Paul said was true.” We believe that we fit this mold from Scripture.
We are a friendly and inclusive group of women and men whose ages range between the 30s-50s. Some of us are married; some are single; and some have children. Several of our members are even in the military. In all instances, we provide a supportive fellowship to all members. In addition, we see ourselves as “fun, fun, fun,” and we are active in all aspects of the church. For us, this is a place to belong.
What and how do we study?
Studies are chosen by the group, and Jerry Rouse is the primary teacher. Studies that we have done in the past include various studies of the Bible (i.e. book of Romans), Christian book reviews (i.e. The Purpose Driven Life), and studies based on current events.
Fall 2016: The Parables of Jesus (in chronological order)
Where does the Berean Class meet?
We meet in the Rec. Lobby of the Education Wing in Room 4-R.
What time do we meet?
Our class meets from 9:15 to 10:15 each Sunday morning, allowing time for members to attend either the 8:30 or 10:30am Worship Services at FUMC.
We do periodic “after Church” lunches where we eat out at a restaurant or share in a pot luck. We also have holiday gatherings as well as adult and / or family gatherings including: bar-b-cues, bowling, swim parties, gathering in people’s home, etc.