Studying God's Word

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

Parenting Study

Watch for more information on future Parenting studies. 

Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (4 week study)

Four Wednesdays at 6:30pm
beginning April 7, 2021 via Zoom 

Why are you part of the Community
that is BUMC?  The first chapter of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s
book Life Together is entitled Community. This book was the framework
for his “underground seminary” which was eventually banned by Adolph
Hitler and the Nazis.  Join us for a 4-week study of Bonhoeffer’s concept
of “What is a Christian Community and Why?”  Wednesdays at 6:30 pm,
 April 7, 2021, via zoom.  Click here to register and to receive your Zoom link
as well as your materials for the class.  Questions?  Email  

The Habits of Happiness

Sundays at 6:30 pm beginning
January 17th via Zoom Facilitated by Sarajane Shubert

Now, more than ever, in the midst of a pandemic, people are yearning
for true happiness. What better time than at the beginning of a new year to cultivate
transformational habits of gratitude, forgiveness, and humility. This six-week course,
facilitated by Pastor Sarajane, will use a DVD/discussion format produced by Pastor
Rick Warren who teaches exercises for a happy heart and offers biblically based ways to
develop a perspective of contentment.  Study books are optional for participants ($10.99) and
can be ordered on Amazon Prime. Contact the church office at 830-980-7745 for more info. 

Tuesday Morning Women’s Study

Tuesday’s in room 201 of the Education Building or via Zoom. Contact Patti Cutler to register at 210 744 3448 or 

Journey with Kathie Lee Gifford into Israel—
and the Deep Roots of the Christian Faith.  As a lifetime
student of scripture, Kathie Lee Gifford has been traveling to Israel
since she was 17 years old. She even missed her high school graduation
so she could attend the first Jerusalem Conference on Biblical Prophecy
in 1971.  In a continuation of that love for this astounding land of faith, The
Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi is an examination of a decades-long desire to know
 more and understand more than the typical “Sunday School” teaching so prevalent
in our churches today.  The book includes pictures of the actual sites in Israel, and
stories both old and new of what happened there. And at the end of each chapter, Rabbi
Jason Sobel takes you even deeper into understanding Hebrew culture, language, and the
means of connection that opens up an understanding of faith and heritage like never before.

Aftershock Youth Ministries

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

Middle School Wednesdays @ 6:30-8pm
High School Sundays @ 6:30-8pm
Whether you’re staying home or meeting with us in person,
make sure you check out our weekly Virtual Youth Group videos on Facebook
(Aftershock Youth Ministries BUMC) and Instagram (@aftershock_youth_bumc)


Sundays at 3:00 pm  by Zoom

This group seeks to better know and understand
God's Word by studying the Bible line-by-line. This mature study group is
very mission-oriented and always seeking local opportunities to do Christ's work in the world!
For more information, contact This class is facilitated by Eve Shope.

Covenant Study Group

Sundays at 7:30 pm by Zoom 
Facilitated by Various Class Members

This lively group conducts a wide range of both
topical and bible studies. Starting Sunday, January 10th,
this class will be studying the book of Colossians.  What we think about Jesus
matters. Our perception of Him shapes us—what we say, how we treat others,
even what we think. If we paint Jesus as any less than who He is as supreme over
all creation and savior of the world, not only does our theology slip, but the working
out of our faith also suffers. In this 8 session series, Louie Giglio will take us through
the book of Colossians to help us form a complete picture of Jesus. What we believe about
Him influences everything from our corporate worship to our relationships to our attitude
toward sin. Now alive in Christ, we can live a life worthy of God instead of falling back into the
ways of the world. Contact Bob Spickelmier at for Zoom login information.

Men's Bible Study Fellowship

Tuesday Evenings Online
Men's Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) meets online
Tuesday nights! Contact David Martin
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.