Simply Christian Book Study

Interested in exploring some of the basics of the Christian faith?
 
Pastor Ben will lead a book discussion on “Simply Christian” by N.T. Wright. We’ll meet three times over three months for discussion at 6 pm on Sundays March 10, April 7, and May 19. Each discussion will focus on a different section of the book. If interested, please sign up for the class by clicking the button below. We will discuss section 1 at the first meeting, so please sign up in advance for information prior to the first meeting.
 
 


New Member Classes Forming

The pastors cordially invite anyone thinking about joining St. James to join in the New Members Classes. A set of classes begins on Sunday March 17, and continues for three more sessions on March 24, March 31, and April 7.  These classes will meet during the Sunday School hour at 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM.
 
The classes will cover the following:
  • Getting to Know You–an overview of the entire class and an opportunity to introduce ourselves to one another
  • Core Values and Expectations–the values of being devoted, rooted, united, and missional and the promises we share as members of St. James
  • Discipleship Basics–Bible, Prayer, Worship, and Service
  • The Story of St. James–a walking history tour of St. James led by four longtime members and lay leaders of our congregation
  • The United Methodist Church and Wesleyan distinct traditions
  • Ministry at SJUMC–the “organizational chart” of ministry at St. James and how to plug into the ministry that inspires you; the nuts and bolts of participation

Throughout the sessions there will be opportunities to meet the staff. Sessions will be led by Pastors Ben Alexander and Mark Woods as well as lay leaders of St. James and Chris Garcia, interim director of Congregational Engagement.
 
The classes are currently scheduled to be held in Room 310. Depending on the registration numbers, that may change.  Please register by clicking the button below: