Spring classes

Learn, discover, go deeper and connect with your church family. Spring Midweek classes begin Jan. 13. Classes will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays unless otherwise noted, and will be in person and/or online. Classes will include Supernatural, Surprise the World and Pastor’s Bible Study with Dr. Baker, to name a few. Click the class name to register.

Dinner is served at 5 p.m. each Wednesday in Pirtle Hall. Cost is $5 per adult, $1 for kids 12 and under. Make a reservation for your family at the Welcome Center each week (903.592.7396).

Please note: The Midweek meal and classes will not take place on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17; during spring break March 10; and during Holy Week March 31.


Financial Peace University
6-8 p.m. Jan. 10-March 7, Connections Room
Leader: Gerry Giles

Have you ever thought about how your life would change if you were debt-free? In your mind, is that only a dream? With Financial Peace, it could be possible.

Do more than make a New Year’s resolution—make getting your finances under control a reality thanks to Dave Ramsey’s proven nine-week program. Learn ways to get your debt under control, save for college and have the opportunity to be more generous. The regular cost of this course is $130 per family but we have discounted it to $65; additionally, scholarships are available. Email your confidential requests to Rev. Giles.


The Epic of Eden
6 p.m. Jan. 13-April 21, Arts & Crafts Room
Leader: Marc Donaldson

Does your knowledge of the Old Testament feel like a grab bag of people, books, events and ideas? How many times have you resolved to really understand the OT? To finally make sense of it? In The Epic of Eden, Dr. Sandra Richter clearly and powerfully communicates a history of God’s redeeming grace, weaving together a story that runs from the Eden of the Garden to the garden of the New Jerusalem. This class is 12 weeks.

This class will also be aailable on Zoom.

5:45 p.m. Jan. 13-April 28, The Hub
Leaders: Carol Thompson, Debbie Weber

GriefShare is for people experiencing fresh grief as well as long-ago grief. Each participant will receive a free workbook to go along with the video series. The program lasts 13 weeks. Topics include Is This Normal, Challenges of Grief, Grief and Relationships, Guilt and Anger and What Do I Live For Now?

Pastor’s Bible Study
10:30 a.m. Jan. 13-April 28, The Hub
6 p.m.  Jan. 13-April 28, Herd Worship Center
Leader: Dr. Doug Baker

As the Marvin congregation joins in the adventure of reading through the Bible in 2021, this weekly study will take an in-depth look at the Bible’s major themes. Examples include the problem of sin and evil, covenants and the law, the Kingdom of God, righteousness and salvation.

The 6 p.m. class will livestream on our Facebook page.

6 p.m. Jan. 13-March 17, Trinity Classroom
Leader: John Wayne McMann

There’s no substitute for the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit in your life. Maybe you’ve grown dissatisfied with the weak distractions offered both by our culture and, oftentimes, our churches. When it all sinks in, spirituality and ministry without the Holy Spirit is hollow. In Supernatural, Dr. Carolyn Moore walks through Luke 9 and explores how to work alongside the Spirit and watch for the powerful in-breakings of God’s kingdom all around you. This class is eight weeks.

Surprise the World
6 p.m. Jan. 13-Feb. 10, Trinity Classroom
Leaders: Christy and Chris Hill

Come explore five missional habits (bless others, eat together, listen to the Spirit, learn Christ and understand yourself as sent by God into others’ lives). In Surprise the World, Mike Frost explores how to live the gospel and spread the love of Christ organically, graciously and surprisingly. This class is five weeks.

Jan. 13-April 28, Nursery wing (ages preK-2), Unity Classroom/gym (K-fifth grade)
Leaders: Sarah Scott and Britney Macedo

Kids are invited for an evening of fun activities while parents are in their classes.

Jan. 13-April 28, gym/third-floor youth center
Leaders: Jeff Campbell, Danniel Hollenbeck

Students, join us for recreation and connect with other students in a small group Bible study.

Whatawednesday for college students
6 p.m. Jan. 20-Feb. 24
Leader: Rev. Tabitha Mock Rankin

Tyler Junior College’s Wesley Foundation is offering this college Bible study on the Marvin campus. The study is based on The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson. All college students are invited.

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