Christian Education

Christian Education

It's our desire at GUMC that everyone engaged in some form of Christian Education beyond our Sunday morning services, whether that be as part of a Sunday School class, one of our midweek Bible or topical studies, or another of our various ministry groups.  We believe community is an essential ingredient for discipleship, so you'll notice that our Christian Education philosophy involves groups of people learning together what it looks like to follow Jesus more closely. 

Take some time to look at the various offerings and be in prayerful consideration as to how God may be leading you to grow in Christ along with us.  If you have any questions about anything you find on these pages, or if you want to join one of the classes or groups highlighted here, please don't hesitate to contact us. We'd be thrilled to partner with you on your journey and ours

Theology Of Christian Education

Discipleship is a lifelong commitment to learning, believing, growing, and serving. It is a never-ending process that is enabled in Christian community as followers of Jesus continue to study, worship, fellowship, and serve together.

At Greece United Methodist Church, we emphasize the following values:

Loving God and others. 

As a church, we will provide opportunities for people to grow in their love for God and to grow in their love for others. Growth in both areas is essential to discipleship.

Variety.

People have different needs relating to the development of their faith. As a church, we will provide a multi-faceted approach to discipleship. Spiritual growth includes all ages, various stages of faith, and diverse topics/times/places.

Real-life application. 

We value discipleship that

  • Relates to our everyday lives
  • Creates space for honest and healthy discussion
  • Equips us to share God’s love

Personal responsibility.

Each individual is responsible for his/her own faith development.  Growing in one’s faith requires desire and commitment on the part of the individual.

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