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Studying God's Word

BUMC offers many ways to grow in God's word through studies all grounded in scripture.  

Wednesday nights

Parenting Study
ongoing and begins September 8th.
Using the book, Parenting Isn’t for Cowards,
Jason and Lauren Blevins will lead a weekly parenting class. All parents are welcome anytime! 6:30-7:30pm on Wednesday night.
4:12 KIDS
Mid week fun for kids ages 4-12 including music,
games, crafts, and stories all designed to point them to Christ.  Meets each Wednesday in the Fellowship Hall beginning at 6:30pm.
Children’s Choir
Will be from 6pm to 6:30pm, Fellowship Hall led by our children’s
director Joy Egerue, this is for ages 4-12 years old.
Aftershock Youth Middle School
Aftershock middle school students (6th-8th) meet
Wednesdays and high school students (9th-12th) meet
Sundays at 6:30-8:00pm with open gym starting at 6:00pm.
We provide dinner, play games, pray, worship God, immerse ourselves in Scripture, and participate in small group discussions. 
Preaching the Gospel to Yourself
a 4 week women’s bible study in February.  The gospel changes everything. How does the gospel impact things life social media, goals and decisions, anxiety, waiting, community, friendship, and more. In this study we will look to God's Word and through the lens of the gospel at every area of life in this study! This study will show how the gospel impacts every aspect of our lives. Each week contains five days of study including study questions. Each week also has a memory verse and a weekly reflection to help dig deeper into Scripture.  Class will be on Wednesday nights, 6:30-7:45, February 2, 9, 16, and 23.

Sunday Discipleship Class 9:45am

Each Sunday at 9:45am

Children's Discipleship-Education
Building Upstairs:
The Gospel Project offers children a Christ centered,
chronological study of the Bible that helps kids dive
deep into the big story of the Bible—God’s plan to rescue
 His people through His Son, Jesus Christ. Kids will
be shown how the whole Bible points to Jesus and the
gospel. There will be fun extras like art, videos, music,
and activities to keep your kids engaged every week.

Seekers Class (Adults)
Fellowship Hall,
Holy Grounds Room: Eve Shope, public
school educator and dedicated Seekers SS class
facilitator, continues to build group cohesiveness
and inspire group discussion as various books of
the Bible are examined through close reading
and thoughtful study. Members of her class are
encouraged to comment and ask questions on the
 scripture being studied—regardless of their level
of Biblical under- standing. Eve's husband, Pat,
partners in facilitating the lessons. The Apostle, Paul,
wrote to the people at Ephesus saying this: “I keep
asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the
glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom
and revelation, so that you may know him better.” This a
great time to join an adult Sunday School class to enjoy
Christian fellowship while growing in Biblical wisdom!

Covenant Class (Adults)
Education Building room 207: Jim Richardson,
long time BUMC member, will use scripture as a
guide for class members to understand and know
what God desires of us. Lessons will come from
topical subjects that are of a concern to the class and
group discussion and interaction will lead followers
to know God in a deeper way. Jim has a BA
in Christian Studies, has written Bible studies,
and has hosted a Christian group to the Holy Land in
the past. Deeply spiritual and a God-fearing man, Jim Richardson’s commitment to the Jesus “Way of Life”
is inspiring! Proverbs 16:16 says having wisdom
and understanding is better than having silver and
gold! Fellowship, fun and learning—what could be better!

Sunday Discipleship Class 11am

Each Sunday at 11:00 am

Youth Sunday School
Community Center,
Youth Lounge: 6th through 12th graders are
invited to join this class each Sunday. Topics will vary.

Providential Life (Adults) 
Meets at 10:45 in room 205:
The class utilizes the book "Living A Providential Life: Discovering Providential Qualities To Live By". We have had lively discussions and lots of personal sharing on a wide-range of topics presented in this book. The book explores the whole concept of God's providence from the grand sweep presented in the Bible. We focus on applying the examples presented in scripture to our lives. The book contains a unique presentation of 100 qualities that are presented in the Bible that Christians are urged to exemplify in the world. Our faithful group not only covers a portion of the book "Living A Providential Life" but covers other spiritual topics that are timely and interesting each week. We share concerns and prayer each Sunday. The various topical areas are designed to present topics and study that are Bible-based, interesting, thought-provoking, and useful to each class member. All materials are based upon the Bible and frequent reading of various verses involving the topic studied are shared every Sunday. The leadership of the class is by Bill Winscott who authored the book "Living A Providential Life: Discovering Providential Qualities To Live By" and is a former Methodist Pastor.

Tuesday Morning Women’s Study  

The Tuesday Morning Study Group’s begins the following study on March 22nd, 2022. 
Classes are held in the Holy Grounds room in Fellowship Hall.
Are you weary? Worn out by the bills that keep stacking, a virus that keeps raging, or a heart that keeps aching? If so, the book of Esther brings welcome news: Relief will come! 


To be clear, you didn't ask for this struggle. You want to
 get past it. You don't know how much longer you can hold up.
But what if God is with you in this difficult season? When life seems
off the rails, remember this truth: the minute you bow your head to
pray is the moment God lifts his hand to help. Queen Esther learned
this truth firsthand. When confronted with a royal decree that would
annihilate her people, she had to make some tough choices. Would
she remain silent in the face of this challenge, or would she speak up?
Would she blend in, or would she stand out? But after Esther spent
three days in prayer and fasting, God gave her the courage to speak up.
God used her to save the nation. And God can do the same with you.

In You Were Made for This Moment, pastor and New York
Times bestselling author Max Lucado will help you: put your hope
in the God of grand reversals, trusting that God will right every wrong
cultivate courage for your challenging times by leaning on the God who redeems and restores discover your role in God's story by exploring how
God can use your experiences and circumstances to join him in his holy
work God never promised us a life without trials, but he does promise
to be with us as we walk through them. Trust that he can redeem your struggles for a mighty purpose. You, friend, were made for this moment. 

Aftershock Youth Ministries

 Our Youth Program for
Grades 6 -12 meets weekly in person:

Aftershock middle school students (6th-8th)
meet Wednesdays and high school students
(9th-12th) meet Sundays at 6:30-8:00pm with
open gym starting at 6:00pm. We provide dinner,
play games, pray, worship God, immerse ourselves
in Scripture, and participate in small group discussions

Confirmation

Confirmation
Confirmation is open to all 6th-12th grade students and their parents
who want to learn more about The Absolute Basics of the Christian Faith!
Classes will be taught by Bulverde UMC’s Senior Pastor, Ralph Mann, and Youth
Ministry Director, Caleigh Smith. We will meet for interactive videos and discussion
questions on Sundays at 4:00-5:00pm from January 30 through May 15. If you are
interested in participating or have any questions, please email caleigh@bulverdeumc.org.

MEN'S BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP 

Tuesday Evenings Online
 
Men's Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) meets
online Tuesday nights! Contact David Martin davidrochemartin@gmail.com to sign up. For more
information about BSF, go to…. BSF International.

Ryan Reading Library & Children’s Library :

Our libraries carry an abundance of
books for study or pleasure. The adult library
(Ryan Reading Room) is located in the Community
Center, and our children's library is located upstairs
in the Education and Administration building, room
204. Both our open during church operating hours.