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Bible Studies



The Rewritten Life by Jessica LeGrone

Sept 25-Oct 30, 9-10:30 AM- Wesley 802

Led by Elaine Hitzfelder

These six readable chapters explore the transformational power of God through the stories of people in the Bible whose lives and names were changed forever by God.  LaGrone connects the biblical stories to our own lives, showing us that God wants us to be just as intimately involved in rewriting our stories so that we may become, and do, all that God has planned for us—all for God’s glory.



Sept 11-Dec 11, 1-3:30 PM- Wesley 802

Led by Peggy Caravantes and Carol Churchill

This 13 week Christian based program is designed to help those mourning the loss of a loved as they walk through their grief. GriefShare is a video-based seminar series that features some of the nation’s foremost Christian experts on grief and recovery topics as seen from a Biblical perspective.  The videos are combined with support group discussion of the video presented.

*Cost of Materials $20


Disciple Bible Study 

Sept 18, Intro Class Begins Sept 25, 6:30 PM- Room TBD 

Led by Erwin Keller 


Fall Facebook Forum

A Forum with the Coker UMC Pastors on Facebook

Join us on Facebook Any Day!!!! A weekly topic of discussion will be posted, you will see the Pastors’ responses and are invited to respond as well. Several Facebook Live sessions will be announced and aired for real-time Q&A. Register in the gazebo or with Gail at Specific page & log-in instructions will be sent to you. 





Basic Christian Doctrine

Sept 5-Nov 7, Two Class Times: 3:30 and 6:30 PM- Wesley 804

Led by Pastor Damon Relder

In preparation for the class, please purchase “Across the Spectrum” by Boyd and Eddy. 


The Apprentice of Jesus Series, 

Book One: The Good and Beautiful God

Sept 5-Nov 7, 6:30-8:30 PM- Wesley 801

Led by Susan Thornhill

Book one invites you to fall in love with the God Jesus knows. After Nov 7, the series will continue with books 2 and 3. You may purchase books online. Before class one, please read the introduction and how to get the most out of this book. Subsequent books will follow with breaks for holidays.  




Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer

Sept 13-Nov 15, 9:30-11:30 AM- Wesley 802

Led by Denise Sprague

This study will teach you how to develop an action plan for dressing in the armor of God and developing a personalized strategy to secure a victory against the evil that surrounds us in everyday life.


That the World May Know series 6, In the Dust of the Rabbi (Learning to Live as Jesus Lived)

Sept 13-Nov 15, 12-2 PM- Wesley 801

Led by Sharon Davenport and Paula Fredrickson

Faith Lessons series is an in-depth video tour of the buried, distant, or forgotten places where the stories of the Bible actually happened. Renowned teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan guides you through the land of the Bible. These lessons will transform your understanding of God and challenge you to be a true follower of Jesus.


Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby

Sept 13-Dec 13, 6:30-7:30 PM- Wesley 801

Led by Nick Pearson

God is inviting Christians today to experience Him in an intimate loving relationship through which he reveals His will, His ways, and His work.  Learn how you can recognize where God is working and join Him in what He is doing.  This is a video and workbook curriculum.  Workbooks may be purchased online or at Lifeway bookstore in the Rim.


Grace by Max Lucado

Sept 13-October 1, 6:30-7:30 PM- Wesley 802

Led by Sarabeth Rebe

Do you believe in grace? Max asks the deeper questions about how grace has impacted your life. Together we will explore the meaning of grace in our lives. The format will be a group discussion with a weekly video introduction from Max Lucado.  “Grace is the voice that calls us to change and then gives us the power to pull it off.  Let’s make certain grace gets to you.” In preparation for the class, please purchase a book.


Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey

Sept 13-Nov 8, 6:30-8 PM- Wesley 803

Led by Debbie and Jorge Garza and Cathie Buxie

This changes EVERYTHING! Your money, your story, your life.  Learn God’s way of handling money with this class.  The average turnaround is $8000 in just the first three months.  Contact Debbie Garza at 210-757-3135 to find out how to register online and get a Coker discount.  Everyone must pre-register online.


10 Great Dates to Energize your Marriage by David and Claudia Arp

Sept 13, 6:30 PM- Wesley 805 

Note: Class schedule will be determined at first meeting.

Led by Becky and Mike Porter

This is one of the most purposeful things you can do for your relationship. Class will have a video and group discussion.  Book may be purchased on your own but not necessary for class. 


Christian Mystics by Ursala King

Sept 13-Oct 25, 6:30 PM- Wesley 804

Led by Pastor Damon Relder

An introductory look at one of the most misunderstood areas of Christian prayer life.  Mysticism is not spooky, voodoo like meditation but an unusually deep approach to prayer that few people experience.  The course will examine some of the major names of Christian mystics throughout the history of Christianity.


Invitation by Brian D. Russell

Sept 13-Nov 15, 6:30 PM- Wesley 806

Led by Pastor Adam Knight

Invitation is a 10 week study that offers an entry into the world and story of the Bible.  Persons with some biblical exposure in their background will delight in the experience of seeing all the seemingly dislocated pieces come together into a powerfully integrated whole.  Persons with no Biblical background will feel respected by the accessibility of the approach and inspired by the richness of the teaching.  All will walk away marveling at the brilliance of this book and the God who inspired it, while discovering a motivation and comfort level to delve deeper into studying and learning.




The Quest for Holiness by David Long

Sept 8-Oct 19, 10-11 AM- Wesley 804

Led by Pastor Damon Relder

This book is the first in a three part series which explores what can happen to believers after conversion as they seek to deepen their commitment to Jesus Christ.  This happens when they allow the Holy Spirit to transform them and mature their faith.


Pastor Damon’s Noon Bible Study

Ongoing, 12 PM- Wesley 804

Led by Pastor Damon Relder 

Each preceding Thursday the class will take a deeper dive into the scripture lesson for the following Sunday’s worship.