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Ongoing Bible Studies

Ongoing Bible study groups have no set ending date for classes.  Developing disciples for Christ is at the core of their existence. Similar to Sunday School, ongoing Bible study groups are always open to new members and expect to say goodbye to members who move or can no longer participate for one reason or another.  Ongoing groups meet year round to discuss books of the Bible, specific books and selected topics; to share relevant experiences; and to increase their faith.  Ongoing Bible study groups include the following:

Sunday School Classes

Cascade’s Sunday School is competently led by Marshall and Aquaria Smith.  With a passion for God, people, the church, and discipleship, the Sunday School leaders and teachers provide classes that assure spiritual growth for all participants. Classes are open on a continual basis for all persons from ages 3 to 100+.  Come and grow with us each Sunday in The R.O.C.K and in adult classes at 10:00 am.

The R.O.C.K. - K-5 Classes

Our children from Kindergarten to Fifth grades experience Sunday School in a new way. Each of the five classrooms is center-based. Each grade level rotates to a different center each week. The centers are hands on and interactive, allowing each student to learn the lesson in ways that he/she learns best.  Classes begin at 10:00 a.m.

All of the centers are based on the same lesson but delivered in a different way. Each center is named for the activity in that room: 

  • Arts & Crafts – Creation Station
  • Computer – ROCK.com
  • Games – Cross Training
  • Music – ROCK On!
  • Storytelling – Stories at the ROCK
  • Video/Drama –  Bible Drama

Each unit is taught for six weeks, giving each grade level an opportunity to visit each center.

Middle School 6th - 8th Grades

A Bible-in-Life study for pre-teens.  Come and discover how teachers engage their students with God’s Word week after week. David C. Cook’s Rock Solid curriculum is used.

High School 9th - 12th Grades

A Bible-in-Life study for teenagers.  Come and discover how teachers engage their students with God’s Word week after week.  David C. Cook’s Senior High curriculum is used.

Young Adults

A study from a series of books of the Bible.  With Shepherd’s Notes, you will grow in confidence to know and share the Word of God.

Pastor’s Class

A Sunday School class that uses the Cokesbury curriculum.  This class is a dynamic group of loving and caring parishioners of various ages whose goal is to grow together as Christians and discover and experience the presence of God.  This class is a big supporter of all community service projects.

Samuel Deas’ Class

A Sunday School class that uses the Cokesbury curriculum and features lively interactive discussion each Sunday morning.  Come and experience  spiritual growth through fellowship, fun and thought-provoking study about religion, spirituality and a variety of other topics.

Believer’s Class

A Sunday School class that uses the Cokesbury curriculum.  In this group,  a sense of connectivity evolves through reading and studying the scripture, discussing topical issues and encouraging one another.  Through these interactions, social, spiritual and emotional growth occurs.

Wednesday Bible Study

This mid-week Bible Study is designed to draw us closer to Christ and refresh our spirit to overcome the pressures of life.  Come, grow your faith through studying God's word. 

Facilitator: Pastor Lawrence Young
Time:  7:00 p.m.
Materials:  Holy Bible (Any translation)

WOW – Women of the Word

Women Of the Word is an ongoing Bible study specifically for women. As you share and grow together with other sisters in Christ, you, too, will experience the transforming touch of God’s love. 

The Book of Mark

The Gospel of Mark is the earliest written document on the life of Jesus.  The story begins with a brief description of the work of John the Baptist, forerunner of the coming Messiah.  Following Jesus' baptism, the Spirit of God rested upon Him, and from that time forward Jesus dedicated his life to the work of preparing people for the coming of God's kingdom.  Soon after the arrest of John the Baptist, Jesus appeared in Galilee, preaching the gospel and saying, “The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!"  Mark concludes with a brief account of the women who went to the tomb where Jesus' body was placed and discovered that Jesus had risen from the dead.

Throughout the gospel, Mark particularly emphasizes Jesus' humanity.  More than half of the Book is devoted to explaining the remarkable deeds that Jesus performed.  Many of these deeds dealt with healing the sick; however, Jesus never claimed to have any special power that was not available to others.  The miracles that he performed were not meant to display any power of his own, but rather to show how the power of God could be used in and through human lives.  Jesus instructed his disciples that the works that he performed they would do also.  He even told them they would perform greater works than he had done.

This ongoing study of the life of Jesus hopes to draw participants into a closer relationship with the Son of God who suffered and died for us.  It is a story that seeks to lead believers to a “mountain-moving” faith in God, and to motivate them to a truer calling. It also highlights the nature of discipleship lived out in the  shadow of Christ’s cross and what it means for us as followers of Jesus to be “MARKed for Life!”

Facilitator:  Rev. Joyce E. Banks Gross
Day:  Tuesdays (Ongoing)
Time:  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Materials:  Holy Bible (Any translation)

TNT – Thursday Night Therapy (for Men)

Thursday Night Therapy Men’s Bible study will engage in comprehensive, therapeutic study of the Book of Timothy. This is our time to exchange ideas and share relevant experiences as we endeavor to increase our faith. Our primary text will be the (KJV) Bible; however, other versions of the Bible can also be used by class participants.

Theme:  Handling Your Business as a Man

In their ongoing studies of the Bible, the men of TNT continue to explore what it takes to be a man of God. In this study, men will gain encouragement for what they can be in Christ - as fathers, husbands, and mentors to other men. The study will help them to show the world how to live faithfully, lovingly and spiritually according to God's direction.  Drawing from Paul's letters to Timothy and Titus, the study will help men understand that true masculinity isn't measured by a man's strength but by 20 Biblical guidelines outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-10.  Through life applications and words of inspiration, this study will speak in practical terms to men from every generation.

Facilitator:  Vincent Agnew & Wendell Jackson
Day:  Thursdays (Ongoing)
Time:  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Materials:  Holy Bible (Any translation)

Youth Bible Study (Middle/High School)

This study provides a safe space for youth to explore life’s experiences with guidance from God's word, support from their peers and encouragement from their pastor. Questions about life: coming of age, the meaning of life, “growing up” and individual purpose begin before middle school. “How to,” “When to,” and “What to” discussions will be guided by God’s word and supported with selected novels, other books and current events.  On occasion, our time together will include lectio divina, (a form of scripture reading that allows the Holy Spirit to move on your heart), a movie, prayer stations, or a guest speaker.  Please join us for conversations that are RELEVANT and REAL!

Facilitator:  Rev. Robert S. King
Day:  Wednesdays (TBD)
Time:  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Materials:  Holy Bible (Any translation)
Requirement:  Please sign your child in.

Young Adults Bible Study

Turn it around Tuesdays!  Join other young adults as we expand our knowledge of the Lord. It’s different from your other classes.

The Cascade Young Adult Ministry seeks to affirm the unique gifts, talents, and ministries of young adults; to provide opportunities through programs and resources for young adults to explore ways to integrate their faith in their lives; to work to ensure fair and adequate representation by young adults throughout the life of Cascade UMC.

Facilitator:  Rev. Robert S. King
Day:  Tuesdays (Ongoing)
Time:  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Materials:  Holy Bible (Any translation)