dult education is an important part of the tradition of the United Methodist Church. We believe that through education we can continue to grow and strengthen our faith. Study opportunities like those listed here also help participants develop a sense of Christian community in smaller groups. We hope that you will try one of these engaging and informative class opportunities!

Sunday School Programs

Classes meeting at 9:45 a.m.

CFC (Christian Fellowship Class)

Adult Education Bldg. – Room A202 – All ages
Do you have a tendency to run late? If so, the CFC is the class for you! It’s a relaxed, interactive group that enjoys studies through discussions and social settings. They are involved in projects both at the church and in the community; such as Operation Christmas Child, IHN, and Habitat for Humanity. Come on in anytime, and they will find a chair for you!

Contact Alice Wiley at bawiley2@aol.com or (512) 891-9086.

Family Faith

Adult Education Bldg. – Room A201 – Ages: 30’s and 40’s
Family Faith is a class of study, fellowship, service and fun that includes members that are married, single, and divorced. Most of us are in our 30’s and 40’s with children ranging from infants to high school age. We seek to grow together as we discuss topics of spiritual and social importance and strive to apply what we learn to the challenges of daily life. Family Faith meets Sundays in the Adult Education Building in Room A201.

Contact Kristen Bridgeman at k_bridgeman@hotmail.com.

Friendship Bible

Adult Education Bldg. – Room A203 – Ages: Mostly 55+A teacher led interactive class that studies the Bible chapter by chapter. “Friendship” describes the class members; “study the Bible” and its application to our daily lives describes the Methodist tradition. Don’t have a Bible? Don’t worry, we have lots of them.

Contact: Chuck Feuerbacher at bullshooter06@aol.com or 512-923-8254

Open Door

Adult Education Bldg. – Room A206 – Ages: All ages
This in-depth class is open to all – from those starting their faith journey to those that have been on their faith journey for a while. Open Door members enjoy being involved in missions within the church and volunteering their time for the last and the least. They enjoy fellowship with each other and have their own social committee.

Contact Vicki Matustik at vicki@oakhillumc.org.


Adult Education Bldg. – Room A101-102 – Ages: 55+
The Regenerates are a discussion group. The class chooses a book/topic and members take turns leading each Sunday. This class is also involved in church ministries: the Interfaith Hospitality Network, providing lunches for Habitat for Humanity crews, Casa Marianella and other support missions.

Contact Susan Coffman at WRCTAXMAN@aol.com or (512) 288-6923.

Long-Term Bible Studies

Disciple I — Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study

p13-Disciple-1This 34-week study is a marvelous first course for those who have never studied the Bible in-depth. The goal of Disciple is transformation, not just information. It calls participants to open themselves to the power of God’s Word, to bring their experiences and struggles to Scripture, and to deepen their commitment to Christian discipleship. The study follows the chronological movement of the Biblical story from Creation to the New Jerusalem and explores the major themes of the Bible. The class includes daily reading assignments, questions for reflection, video segments and class discussion. The only fee for the course covers the cost of the Disciple I study manual. Students also need a Study Bible.

Disciple II — Into the Word, Into the World

p13-Disciple-2Intended for those who have completed Disciple I, this 32-week study deepens Biblical understanding by focusing on Genesis, Exodus, Luke and Acts. It encourages the practice of spiritual disciplines arising out of Scripture for the purpose of changing habits and transforming lives. Participants learn to approach all experiences of life as an opportunity for faithful witness and service. The only fee for the course covers the cost of the Disciple II study Manual. Students also need a Study Bible.

Disciple III — Remember Who You Are

p13-Disciple-3This study is intended for those who have completed Disciple I and/or II. This is a 32-week study emphasizing the Prophets and the letters of the Apostle Paul. This study confronts the persistent questions found in these texts: What are the priorities of your life? What are the priorities of society?

The only fee for the course covers the cost of the Disciple III Study Manual. Students also need a Study Bible.

Disciple IV — Under the Tree of Life

p13-Disciple-4Intended for those who have completed any Disciple course, this 32-week study is the final course in the four-phase Disciple Program. Disciple IV examines Old Testament books such as Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Ruth, Esther, Ezra, Nehemiah and Daniel, as well as the New Testament Gospel of John and Revelation. Disciple IV appeals to the senses and emotions through words, images, dance, and music. It not only shows the distinctive character of the Gospel of John, but it also provides a video-led worship experience of the book of Revelation. The only fee for the course covers the cost of the Disciple IV Study Manual. Students also need a Study Bible.

Companions in Christ

Companions-in-Christ-Participants-Book-in-1-VolumeThis 26-week study focuses on experiencing God in our daily living. Participants’ lives are nourished through exploring Scripture, listening to God through it, and allowing the Word to shape their lives. Daily scripture readings and exercises are shared in class each week. Participants journal, pray, and reflect on Christ’s call in their lives.

The material fee is $15 which covers the cost of the Study Manual. Sometimes shorter classes are offered.

Small Group Meetings

Women of Valor

Women of Valor is a women’s book group. We meet every other Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in each other’s homes/porches. Please contact us at womenofvalor@oakhillumc.org and join our Facebook group: Women of Valor, formerly known as mom2mom. While a book group on the surface, we mostly enjoy the conversations that flow from the books. Our Thursday nights are the park benches and breathing room we all need to simply be with God and each other. Women of Valor affirms that all people are beloved children of God, and welcomes women of every age, background, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, and family configuration.

Dinner Groups

Groups of 8-10 adults (plus those with kids), prayerfully assembled based on age, stage of life, interests, and major cross streets, meet for dinner together once a month. Get to know those folks you see every Sunday, enjoying fellowship centered around a meal at a team member’s home or a nearby restaurant. Groups meet on their own from September-November, and again from January-March. Great things are happening here! Come and join us. Contact Anita Barton at anitabchef@yahoo.com for more information.

Walk to Emmaus

You will emmausenjoy three days of singing, learning, laughing, worshiping, reflecting, praying and participating in small groups. Discussions center around fifteen talks given by laity and clergy. These talks present the theme of God’s grace, how that grace comes alive in the Christian community and how it is expressed in the world. You’ll also discover how grace is real in your life, how you live a life of grace, and how you bring that grace to others.

Consider a Walk to Emmaus. It will have an everlasting impact on your life. For more information contact Diane Merwarth at dianemerwarth@att.com or 288-6916 or go to http://www.austinemmaus.org/Walks.php.