Adult book studY CLASSES

Join us for one of adult study groups. To sign-up for any of the short-term classes or to order the book for your class, please contact Linda Kuntz at or by phone at (815) 399-5910. You may also sign-up at the Connection Center located at both Alpine and Our Master's Center locations.

CLICK HERE for your copy of the Winter/Spring  2018 Adult Class Brochure

Sermon shapers

Title:  Sermon Shapers

Facilitator:  Christ UMC Pastors

Meeting Frequency:  Weekly

Wednesday Class:

Start Date: Wednesdays

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Location: Christ UMC- Alpine Center Conference Room

Description:  Join the pastor preaching that Sunday to discuss the sermon text and help share the sermon for the coming Sunday.  No book is required for purchase! Just bring your Bible!

Winter Book Study: Half Truths

Winter Book Study

Sign up at the Connection Center on Sunday, January 7 or call the church office

Title: Winter Book Study

Book: Half-Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and

Other Things The Bible Doesn’t Say by Adam Hamilton

# of weeks: 5

Two Options:

Teachers: Clergy take turns leading class based on who will be preaching at the Alpine Center the upcoming Sunday

Start date: Wednesday, January 10th

Time: 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Location: Alpine Dining Room


Teacher: Pastor Dee Mede

Start Date: Friday, January 12th

Time: 10:00 to 11:30 AM

Location: OMC Coffee House

Description: They are simple phrases. They sound Christian—like something you might find in the Bible. We’ve all heard these words. Maybe we’ve said them. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways. Join Adam Hamilton in searching for the whole truth by comparing common Christian clichés to the message and ministry of Jesus. The clichés include: 1.) Everything happens for a reason; 2.) God helps those who help themselves; 3.) God won’t give you more than you can handle; 4.) God said it, I believe it, that settles it; and 5.) Love the sinner, hate the sin. This book study coincides with a 5-week preaching series at both centers. Each class session is held the week before the respective sermon is preached.




Invitation to the New Testament Bible Study

Title: Invitation to the New Testament

Co-Teachers: Pastor Scott S. Himel and Don Black

Start Date: Thursday, January 18th

Meeting Time: 2:30 to 4:00 PM

Frequency: Weekly, for 8 weeks

Location: Alpine Conference Room

Description: Explore the writings of the New Testament using the story of Jesus as the starting point. This survey of the New Testament looks at how the early church took ownership of and was shaped by the story of Jesus, and how the church learned how to develop as disciples and create communities of faith. Participants find a deeper conversation with the writers of the New Testament and a renewal of our commitment to be shaped—personally and communally—by the story of Jesus. The study is accessible for adults with little prior Bible experience.


Christ United Methodist Church

Rockford, IL

(815) 399-5910